James Gunn Says a New Superman Hasn’t Been Chosen Yet

Although some DC fans are still sore over Henry Cavill’s recent dismissal from Warner Bros.’ Superman franchise, others have already accepted his departure and moved on. For months, plenty of young actors have been rumored as potential candidates to assume the role of Clark Kent in the studio’s rebooted DC Universe spearheaded by Peter Safran and James Gunn, the latter of whom is writing the next Superman film himself. But according to Gunn, they haven’t even begun their search for the new Man of Steel.

Gunn shared this news while engaging with a fan on Twitter earlier today. Addressing rumors that Euphoria star Jacob Elordi is the frontrunner to play Superman, Gunn debunked these claims. He also revealed that casting won’t start until his screenplay nears completion. And apparently, he still has a ways to go before that happens.

You can read Gunn’s full response below.

Previously, Gunn hinted that his Superman movie will introduce a Clark Kent who is much younger than any version of the character we’ve seen onscreen before. At just 25 years old, Elordi would certainly fit this criteria. Regardless, he is far from the only actor whose name has been linked to the role in recent months. Other fancasts have nominated Wolfgang Novogratz (The Half of It) and David Corenswet (Pearl) as suitable choices as well. But whether any of them wind up making Gunn and Safran’s shortlist remains to be seen.

Who would you like to see play Clark Kent in Gunn’s new Superman movie? Tell us your picks in the comment section below!

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