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Superman Elseworlds Movie By JJ Abrams Not Canceled By James Gunn DCU

Highlights

  • JJ Abrams’ Superman movie is still in development and fans can expect two Superman films in the future.
  • James Gunn’s update on the project gives hope to viewers eagerly anticipating details about the forthcoming Superman film.
  • The first movies in the Elseworlds franchise won’t arrive in theaters before 2025.


The Superman Elseworlds movie by JJ Abrams received an update from DCU head James Gunn, and this one is more promising than those for past DC movies.

Gunn, the new head of DC Universe, said he and Peter Safran will work together to revamp the DC movie and TV franchise. When Gunn initiated the launch of DC Studios with Superman: Legacy, the expectation was that all other Superman projects would be temporarily set aside. However, the filmmaker has given a promising update on Abrams’ Superman film, and it seems fans will get not one but two Superman films shortly.

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On Threads, one user asked Gunn, “is that Abrams Superman Elseworld[s] project still in development.” In response, Gunn said, “Yes.” Although the filmmaker didn’t elaborate on the comments, this is not the first time Gunn has sparked a conversation about Abrams’ comic book adaptation.

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For the uninitiated, Ta-Nehisi Coates was crafting a new Superman script characterized as a “20th-century period piece” focusing on a Black iteration of the iconic Man of Steel. Although information about the project was initially scarce, the involvement of Abrams as a producer added weight to the notion that it could materialize and become a part of Warner Bros.’ offerings. However, fans never got to know anything substantial about the project. Earlier this year, Gunn gave a short update on the project and said in an interview that Abrams’ Superman film and Superman: Legacy are two different films, with no relation whatsoever. But things went downhill when Gunn revealed that he hadn’t seen or read the script for Abrams’ Superman movie.

Gunn has already announced that the Elseworlds franchise won’t start in 2024, meaning Joker 2 won’t be a part of the Elseworlds branding. The DCU head recently announced that the first movies in the Elseworlds franchise won’t arrive in theatres before 2025. So, The Batman Part 2 and Abrams’ Superman film might be the first two projects in the Elseworlds branding. No other substantial details about Abrams’ movie have been shared with the fans.

Nevertheless, Gunn’s recent comments have given viewers hope that they will get two versions of Superman in the coming years. Although Warner Bros. has a bad habit of shelving movies, including the Zatanna movie written by Emerald Fennell, fans would be hoping to get some details about the forthcoming project.

Superman: Legacy is scheduled to hit theaters on July 11, 2025.

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