In the Thick of Writers’ Strike, Superman Fans Get This Crucial Update About the James Gunn-Led Film

Published 05/15/2023, 9:30 AM EDT

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James Gunn is perhaps riding the highs of a true superhero! His Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 has received a plethora of happy nods from the critics, finely tuning Gunn’s departure from the MCU. However, as one chapter is closed, the writer-producer has already begun on another beautiful and rewarding journey as the new CEO of DC Universe alongside Peter Safran. And, it is no news that they are shaking up things at the studio from its roots.

In the process, the very first movie that got affected in a rather disheartening way was Snyderverse’s Superman. To much of fans’ disappointment, Henry Cavill had to leave his Superman duties and the red and blue cape for someone else to take over. Who is that? Well, we do not know yet. However, according to the latest updates, the Pearl star David Corenswet or Nicholas Hoult may be the potential Clark Kent for the generations to come.

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But that is not all! We have yet another crucial piece of information to share with you all. Gunn has apparently announced that his film, Superman: Legacy will start filming in the very first month of 2024, per the Wired Autocomplete interview. But there’s a little iceberg for fans of the big, blue Boy Scout: we do not know if Gunn will be able to keep his promise to release the gig in 2025 or not. The reason, if you are wondering, is quite obvious: The Writers’ Strike!

The WGA Writers’ strike may hinder James Gunn from releasing Superman: Legacy in 2025

Perhaps the ongoing strike is also the reason for Gunn to choose a “safe date” to start filming. As per Giant Freakin Robot, the writer-director entirely sides with the Hollywood strike. He has hence stepped down from his duties at the moment. We have no reports as to when the OTT platforms, the production houses, and the Writers Association will come to terms and everything will get back to normal.

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So, it is very likely that James Gunn may not be able to debut his very first DCU movie, which, according to the fans, will also decide the fate of the new DC Universe. However, the silver lining in all of this is that he will be able to tweak his story per the reception they get from the other movies.

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Prithvi Shah

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Prithvi Shah is an entertainment writer at Netflix Junkie and has contributed over 650 articles. Having an English major, she has built expertise in journalistic writing, story writing, and reviewing. In her stint of over a year at NJ, Prithvi has developed a good understanding of putting forward a balanced and unbiased perspective without hurting the sentiments of millions of fans and readers across the globe.

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