James Gunn ends fan-fuelled rumor that Jacob Elordi will be taking on the role of Superman

It seems fans anxiously awaiting news about the casting for a proposed Superman reboot won’t be getting confirmation any time soon.

Following speculation that Euphoria actor Jacob Elordi is ready to play the role of Clark Kent/Superman, James Gunn took to Twitter to smash the popular rumor.

And Gunn is an authority on the subject, considering he and Peter Safran have taken over as the new co-chairs and CEOs for DC Studios last October.

Superman Reboot: The Filmmaker and Peter Safran were named Co-Chairs and CEO of DC Studios in October 2022

Superman Reboot: Gunn announced that casting for the Superman Reboot will not be complete until the script is complete or nearly complete; and that the script is still running

Not included: James Gunn, 56, has slammed the rumor that Euphoria actor Jacob Elordi, 25, will play the Man of Steel in a Superman reboot

The writer and director of Guardians Of The Galaxy and Suicide Squad responded to a tweet that read: “Jacob Elordi is said to be @JamesGunn’s Superman for #DCU. Throughts?’

“My thoughts are that nobody has been cast as Superman yet,” the filmmaker began his tweet on Friday, along with a few Photoshopped photos of Elordi dressed as Man Of Steel.

“Casting, as it almost always is for me, will happen after the script is done or almost done, and it’s not,” Gunn explained, adding, “We’re going to do a couple of things in a little while announce, but casting Superman will not be one of them.’

And by the tune of that last line, fans shouldn’t expect an official casting announcement for Superman any time soon.

Fans will have to be patient: In response to a tweet showing the Australian actor photoshopped as Man Of Steel, Gunn not only denied that a decision had been made to play Clark Kent/Superman, but also hinted that it had not the case will happen in the foreseeable future

Fans will have to be patient: In response to a tweet showing the Australian actor photoshopped as Man Of Steel, Gunn not only denied that a decision had been made to play Clark Kent/Superman, but also hinted that it had not the case will happen in the foreseeable future

Since adding a studio head to his Hollywood resume, Gunn has officially announced that he’s writing a new Superman movie.

As rumors circulated about Henry Cavill reprising the role, his name was dropped from the running after meeting up with Gunn and Safran forbes.

During their conversation, they shared that the script will be about a young Clark Kent, who is just starting out as a reporter for the Daily Planet and is just beginning his career as Superman.

“It’s sad news everyone,” Cavill, 39, wrote in an Instagram post Dec. 14 after their meeting. “I’m not going back as Superman, after all.

He added: “The changing of the guard is something that happens. I respect that. James and Peter have to build a universe. I wish them and everyone involved with the new universe the best of luck and happiness.”

Cavill grounded: Henry Cavill, the actor who has played Superman for the last few years beginning with Man Of Steel (2013), announced that he was dropped from the reboot as Clark Kent/Superman after he split with in December Gunn and Safran had met

Cavill grounded: Henry Cavill, the actor who has played Superman for the last few years beginning with Man Of Steel (2013), announced that he was dropped from the reboot as Clark Kent/Superman after he split with in December Gunn and Safran had met

Superhero Credentials: After his debut as Clark Kent/Superman in Man Of Steel (2013), Cavill reprized the role four more times: Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016), Justice League (2017),

Superhero Credentials: After his debut as Clark Kent/Superman in Man Of Steel (2013), Cavill reprized the role four more times: Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016), Justice League (2017), “Zack Snyder’s Justice League”. (2021) and Black Adam (2022)

Cavill first played the superhero in Man Of Steel (2013) and reprized him four more times in minor roles or a cameo in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016), Justice League (2017), Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021 ). and Black Adam (2022).

Just four days earlier, Gunn showed his fan base when he released a promotional photo of the stars of the Superman movie (1978) starring Christopher Reeve in the title role.

“Superman premiered 44 years ago today,” he wrote in the caption of the Dec. 10 post.

The Photoshopped images also included the main characters’ names and likenesses, including: Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Ned Beatty, Marc McClure, Jackie Cooper, and Marlon Brando.

Created by Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, the Superman character (aka Clark Kent) debuted in the June 1938 comic book Action Comics #1. Born as Kal-El on the fictional doomsday Krypton, he crash-landed on Earth, where he became a Clark Kent grew up and eventually became a legendary superhero.

Man of Steel fan: Gunn showed his fan base when paying tribute to the film Superman (1978), starring Christopher Reeve, on the 44th anniversary of its release

Man of Steel fan: Gunn showed his fan base when paying tribute to the film Superman (1978), starring Christopher Reeve, on the 44th anniversary of its release

The first live-action adaptation of Superman was a film series released in 1948 and aimed at children.

Kirk Alyn has the distinction of being the first actor to portray the superhero on screen. It cost up to $325,000 to produce (equivalent to $3,665,000 in 2021).

It became the most profitable film series in film history. A sequel series, Atom Man vs. Superman, was released in 1950. For flight scenes, Superman was hand-drawn in animated form and composited onto live-action footage.

Along with Alyn, the Role has since been played by the likes of George Reeves, Christopher Reeve, Dean Cain, Tom Welling, Brandon Routh, and Tyler Hoechlin. Nicholas Cage was even cast in an unproduced film adaptation by Tim Burton.

The first Superman: Kirk Alyn is the first actor to portray Superman on screen in 1948; The actor died in March 1999 at the age of 88

The first Superman: Kirk Alyn is the first actor to portray Superman on screen in 1948; The actor died in March 1999 at the age of 88

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Bradford Betz

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