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In a Statement Promising Dc’s “Biggest Story Ever Told” Across Film and Tv, James Gunn Acknowledges Fan Movements
Less than two weeks after being chosen along with Peter Safran as the banner’s first-ever co-chairmen and chief executive officers, James Gunn has revealed some ideas on the direction of DC Studios. The film director and newly appointed executive previewed the “Biggest Story Ever Told” for DC across film and television while acknowledging previous internet fan movements.
“I opened up Twitter at the conclusion of a long, productive weekend to see the numerous tweets supporting previous DC projects over the years, including #SaveLegendsofTomorrow and #ReleaseTheAyerCut. The bulk of these inquiries was respectful and enthusiastic, according to Gunn. We must appreciate the supporters and assure them that we are aware of their many aspirations for DC‘s future.
The recognition of both hashtags comes at a time when fan organizations calling for specific DC projects have proliferated online. After The CW canceled “Legends of Tomorrow” in April 2022 without renewing it for the eighth season, there were cries for a return. Demand for the “Ayer Cut,” named after director David Ayer, of the 2016 film “Suicide Squad,” has also increased recently, especially since Warner Bros. commissioned “Zack Snyder’s Justice League,” an updated version of the “Justice League.”
Gunn stressed his conviction in the advantages of engaging with fans, even though he would not commit to any specific approach to either movement. Although the demands of our new jobs have made it harder for us to connect on Twitter, Gunn added, “We are listening & open to everything as we embark on this path, and we will continue to do so for the next few years.
“But all of our first attention is on the tale moving forward, working out the new DCU, & creating the Biggest Story Ever Told across many films, television shows, & animated projects,” the statement continued. In October, a four-year agreement was made for Gunn and Safran to run DC Studios. The two had previously worked together on DC projects like “The Suicide Squad” in 2021 and the HBO Max “Peacemaker” series.