James Gunn responded to Superman casting rumors – and it looks like Jacob Elordi and Elliot Page are not candidates for the part after all.
“I don’t think anyone has been cast as Superman yet,” Gunn tweeted in response to a series of edited photos showing Elordi as the Man of Steel. “Casting, as is almost always the case with me, will happen after the script is finished or nearly finished, which is not the case. We’ll be announcing a few things soon, but Superman’s casting won’t be one of them.”
In December, it was announced that Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel 2 had been canceled as part of James Gunn and Peter Safran’s new plan for the DC Extended Universe. Gunn confirmed that he is indeed writing a new Superman film, but that it will focus on the hero’s earlier life. Elordi, who is perhaps best known for playing sociopath and football star Nate Jacobs on the HBO series Euphoria, was immediately embraced by fans as the young Clark Kent. There have also been wilder rumors that Gunn is planning to cast Elliot Page as a young Superman – good to hear they didn’t come true.
Gunn’s tweet ended with an emoji that hints that we might hear news of a new Aquaman movie – last year there were speculations that Jason Momoa might be ditching his fins in favor of playing the anti-hero Lobo. Gunn and Safran also canceled Wonder Woman 3, though Gunn later confirmed that Wonder Woman would indeed be part of DC’s new lineup in some capacity.