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DC update: Shazam and Wonder Woman uncertain of future

DC: The DC Extended Universe is in shambles as Marvel’s toughest rival has been trying to catch up with them for the past ten years.

Officials from Warner Bros. weren’t pleased with the outcome, despite the fact that director Zack Snyder had a very clear vision of what he wanted to achieve.

Instead of creating the complex world that Snyder had in mind, they opted to mimic the MCU.

DC was in a dreadful situation following the Justice League debacle in 2017, and fans had no idea what would unfold next.

By selecting Peter Safran and James Gunn, who would both manage a dual post at the senior levels, DC decided to get back on track this year.

However, their attempts to change the DC universe’s well-established landscape have sparked a lot of internet antagonism.

The Shazam situation

At DC Studios, there have been a lot of recent noteworthy changes.

As soon as Gunn opted against producing a third Wonder Woman movie, Gal Gadot had to hold back her initial delight.

The people were upset that Henry Cavill wouldn’t be reprising his role as Superman.

The revelation shocked his supporters because his comeback had just recently been formally announced.

In 2023, Shazam actor Zachary Levi will make a comeback to the big screen to play the original Captain Marvel.

Like everyone else, he is weighing how he feels about his status in DC.

By stating that Levi is “a grandfather” by James Gunn’s standards, one Twitter user drew attention to Levi’s age.

The actor who plays Shazam responded as follows: “Ageist.”

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Gunn’s changes

James Gunn has faced criticism since he and Peter Safran were selected as co-presidents.

The largest being Cavill’s forced departure from the role of Superman.

In a reboot that will focus on the Man of Steel’s formative years, James Gunn claims that he plans to focus on Superman.

The debate over the decision to cancel Wonder Woman 3 and Jason Momoa’s Aquaman film series grew more heated.

Black Adam’s fate is yet unknown, although the Flashpoint Paradox is likely to be a major factor in the reboot.

Gunn did, however, acknowledge that prior to accepting the promotion, he was aware of the requirements:

“One of the things Peter & I were aware of when we took the job as heads of DC Studios was a certain minority of people online that could be, well, uproarious & unkind to say the least.”

“Our choices for the DCU are based upon what we believe is best for the story & best for the DC characters who have been around for nearly 85 years.”

“Perhaps these choices are great, perhaps not, but they are made with sincere hearts & integrity & always with the story in mind.”

“No one loves to be harassed or called names – but, to be frank, we’ve been through significantly worse. Disrespectful outcry will never, ever affect our actions.”

“We were aware there would be a period of turbulence when we took this gig, & we knew we would sometimes have to make difficult & not-so-obvious choices, especially in the wake of the fractious nature of what came before us.”

“But this means little to us in comparison to our jobs as artists & custodians in helping to create a wide & wonderful future for DC.”

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What’s next for Wonder Woman?

The third Wonder Woman film by director Patty Jenkins has already been shelved, among other changes at DC Studios.

Despite the sequel’s inevitable termination, Gal Gadot might return to the role of Princess Diana.

Recently, Gunn addressed allegations that Gal Gadot and Henry Cavill were snubbed.

“I’m not sure where you’re getting that we ‘booted’ Gal,” he wrote.

In a statement she published a few days previously, the actress emphasized her excitement for the third installment of the Themysciran princess’s saga.

Despite the fact that the eagerly anticipated sequel won’t happen, there is still a chance that the first superheroine to appear on the big screen will continue her journey.


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