When news broke on Wednesday that a proposed Wonder Woman sequel had been scrapped amid ongoing changes at DC, fans feared the worst.
The report also cast doubts on the futures of potential sequels to Man of Steel with Henry Cavill, Aquaman with Jason Momoa and Black Adam with Dwayne Johnson.
James Gunn alongside Peter Safran were appointed as co-chairmen of DC Studios back in October and with the duo hoping to right the ship for the next decade and more. In a statement released at the time, they said, “Our commitment to Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Harley Quinn, and the rest of the DC stable of characters is only equaled by our commitment to the wonder of human possibility these characters represent. We’re excited to invigorate the theatrical experience around the world as we tell some of the biggest, most beautiful, and grandest stories ever told.”
Taking to his Twitter, Gunn wrote,
“Peter and I chose to helm DC Studios knowing we were coming into a fractious environment, both in the stories being told and in the audience itself and there would be an unavoidable transitional period as we moved into telling a cohesive story across film, TV, animation and gaming.”
“But, in the end, the drawbacks of that transitional period were dwarfed by the creative possibilities and the opportunity to build upon what has worked in DC so far and to help rectify what has not.”
On the report, the filmmaker added, “some of it is true, some of it is half-true, some of it is not true, and some of it we haven’t decided yet whether it’s true or not.”
Gunn acknowledged the fears of the fans in his Twitter statement, as he wrote
“We know we are not going to make every single person happy every step of the way, but we can promise everything we do is done in the service of the STORY and in the service of the DC CHARACTERS we know you cherish and we have cherished our whole lives,”
From the report by THR, it seems the only films from DC that are totally save at the moment are those set in the new Matt Reeves Batman universe.
A sequel for The Batman featuring Robert Pattison as Gotham’s boogeyman is already being written and the filmmaker is currently overseeing the launch of two Batman series that spin out of his movie, including The Penguin.