James Gunn calls Superman a “huge priority” and disputes speculation about his feelings for Henry Cavill

James Gunn takes a fond look back at a classic cinematic take on Superman while simultaneously helping chart the superhero’s path.

The new co-chairman and co-CEO of DC Studios took to Twitter on Saturday to celebrate Richard Donner’s 44th anniversary. Superman. The landmark comic book film, which hit theaters on December 10, 1978, earned three Academy Award nominations and starred Christopher Reeve in the title role.

Superman Premiered 44 years ago today,” Gunn chirp, adding heart and stars emoji. Gunn also shared the original poster for the movie, which had the tagline “You’ll Believe A Man Can Fly”.

Due to the series of questions from fans about the next steps to continue the DC movies Hollywood ReporterThe latest story dealing with the studio’s future, Gunn’s post prompted Twitter users to ask about the character’s plans. When a fan asked what Gunn was trying to say with the post, the director answeredI’m trying to say it’s the 44th anniversary of the premiere Superman And it’s a great movie.”

When asked if Superman will return to the big screen, Gunn answered“Yes, of course. Superman is a huge priority, if not the biggest priority.”

A tweet asking about Green Lantern content was also responded to by writing, “Important.” He then clarified that Ryan Reynolds did not plan to return as the character, and when a Twitter user said that Reynolds intended to reprise the role of filmmaker Zack Snyder, Gunn added“has not been”.

Gunn also responded on a different Twitter thread to a fan who tweeted that Gunn doesn’t like Henry Cavill. The actor returned as Superman in a mid-credit cameo this fall Black Adam After an absence from the role since the 2017 Snyder movie Justice League. When asked to comment on the claim about his feelings for Cavill, Gunn Wrote“Sure: False.”

This prompted the fan who posted the initial claim to add that he’d heard from multiple people that Gunn doesn’t like Cavill, which he called the director Back“So weird. You seem so connected! Anyway, I’ve had forty people reach out to say you just got kicked out of your mom’s basement. So sorry, man.”

During an onstage interview in October shortly after the release of Black AdamIn Exclaim!, Cavill said he was looking forward to playing the “very cheerful” Superman in the future, and said he was “very excited” about hiring Gunn.

THR’s A story about DC Studios, published on Wednesday, stated that Patty Jenkins’ version of Wonder Woman 3 It was messed up and raised the possibility of Cavill being the Man of Steel.

Gunn responded to the story on Thursday by tweeting that many decisions still had to be made: “Although this first month in Washington has been fruitful, building the next 10 years story takes time and we are still at the beginning.” He and partner Peter Safran are scheduled to meet with Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav next week to present their vision for the studio.

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