'Been through signifcantly worse': James Gunn SLAMS trolls for 'disrespectful cry' over Henry Cavill's 'Superman' exit

'Been through signifcantly worse': James Gunn SLAMS trolls for 'disrespectful cry' over Henry Cavill's 'Superman' exit
James Gunn and Henry Cavill (Kevin Winter/Getty Images, Warner Bros)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: In the recent few weeks, a lot of changes have taken place in the DC Universe and people were expecting it to be a good thing for the entire franchise. However, things didn’t go as well as they would have expected them to and even the new bosses of DC Studios seemed to be disappointing them with some shocking decisions. Without any guesses, the entire new regime of DC Studios faced a lot of backlash for their decisions, and calls were being made on social media to FIRE them immediately. Looks like James Gunn has had enough of the hurtful comments and has given a befitting reply to those who continue to stop him and Peter Safran from doing great things for the DC Universe.

The acclaimed filmmaker and the new creative head at DC Studios issued a statement on his official Instagram and Twitter accounts in which he addressed the entire situation. The statement also talks about the concerns of the fans regarding the direction in which DC is heading after the announcement of Henry Cavill’s exit as Superman and the cancellation of Patty Jenkins’ ‘Wonder Woman 3’.

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James Gunn attends the Marvel Cinematic Universe press line during 2022 Comic Con International: San Diego at Hilton Bayfront on July 23, 2022 in San Diego, California.
James Gunn attends the Marvel Cinematic Universe press line during 2022 Comic Con International: San Diego at Hilton Bayfront on July 23, 2022 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Gunn started his statement by saying that he and Safran knew that some people would be “unkind” to them when they decided to take up the job. The filmmaker also made it clear that the choices made by Gunn and Safran are based upon what is “best for the DC characters” who have been enthralling fans for more than 85 years now. He added, “Our choices for the DCU are based upon what we believe is best for the story & best for the DC characters who have been around for nearly 85 years. Perhaps these choices are great, perhaps not, but they are made with sincere hearts & integrity & always with the story in mind.”

The ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ helmer went on to slam a certain section of people who have been harassing them and calling them names since the beginning. However, he also noted that they have been called “worse” things and this “disrespectful cry” will never stop them from doing great things for the DC Universe. Gunn didn’t shy away from saying that they are ready to make more “difficult choices” in the future.

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“No one loves to be harassed or called names — but, to be frank, we’ve been through significantly worse. The disrespectful outcry will never, ever affect our actions. We were aware there would be a period of turbulence when we took this gig, & we knew we would sometimes have to make difficult & not-so-obvious choices, especially in the wake of the fractious nature of what came before us,” Gunn concluded his statement.

The statement is a befitting reply to those who want the DC Universe to avoid taking risks and start afresh. Yes, some decisions have been pretty hard to handle, but no one knows the full truth. We just have to wait for 2023 to arrive to see what Gunn and Safran have in mind for the DC Universe as they come out with the new slate of DC movies.

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Henry Cavill's Superman is rumored to be wearing a new suit in 'Black Adam' (IMDb)
Henry Cavill's Superman is rumored to be wearing a new suit in 'Black Adam' (IMDb)

Keeping our fingers crossed for some really enthralling names entering the DC Universe.

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