James Gunn Reveals How Much He Looks at Fan Casting
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James Gunn Reveals How Much He Looks at Fan Casting

James Gunn has opened up about the casting process for movies, revealing that he sometimes looks at fan suggestions for who he casts in roles.

In a recent post to the Threads social media platform, Gunn noted that he will occasionally look at fan suggestions for roles, although it’s never led to any actual casting.

“When I’m casting a role I will sometimes see who fans have suggested online for folks I or my casting directors haven’t considered,” said Gunn in his post. “Sometimes they have good ideas, sometimes terrible ones. I don’t remember it actually leading to someone being cast, however.”

James Gunn continues to round out Superman: Legacy cast

Recently, Gunn rounded out the cast of his upcoming Superman: Legacy film, with Nicholas Hoult set to play Superman’s iconic villain Lex Luthor. The titular role in Superman: Legacy is being played by David Corenswet (Pearl, The Politician), while Lois Lane will be played by The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan.

Also set to star in the film are Isabela Merced (Hawkgirl), Edi Gathegi (Mister Terrific), Nathan Fillion (Guy Gardner/Green Lantern), Anthony Carrigan (Rex Mason/Metamorpho), María Gabriela de Faría (Angela Spica/Engineer), and Skyler Gisondo (Jimmy Olsen).

The DC Universe’s first phase, called Chapter One: Gods and Monsters, will feature a multitude of different movies and television shows. A few of the announced projects include Superman: Legacy, a Batman and Robin-focused movie called The Brave and the Bold, a Supergirl movie titled Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, a Swamp Thing film, and multiple TV shows.