The next few years are extremely important for DC since their new, reformed extended universe is led by the director of the successful Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, James Gunn. Since his appointment, which was announced last year, James Gunn has been active with work on the new upcoming DC projects, including Superman: Legacy, The Brave and the Bold, The Authority, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, and others. This series of DC projects marks the so-called Chapter One, Gods and Monsters, which will catalyze the new, shared DC universe we all waited for years.
Gunn’s work on Guardians of the Galaxy movies in Marvel Cinematic Universe established him as one of the best directors in the superhero genre. If we look into Gunn’s interviews and social media, his creative decisions and moves only encourage fans to believe in his project in DC Universe, which needed a huge overhaul.
The new DC project raised some questions regarding some of the actors’ future
Of course, the upcoming Flash movie and Aquaman sequel will mark the end of the Snyderverse, and Superman: Legacy will kickstart a new, fresh era of the DCU that will have the potential to counter the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Despite the criticism of the previous version of DCEU, which was rightly justified for the most part, the new DC project will mark the last appearance of some actors, and Margot Robbie’s future has been discussed the most.
We know that Ben Affleck won’t return as Batman and that Jason Momoa and Gal Gadot will probably return to portray their characters in the future, while Ezra Miller’s future as Flash is still in the air and uncertain.
Personally, Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn was one of the best parts of the Snyderverse and a perfect casting choice for the character, which, besides being erratic and wild, has more complex parts that the actress portrayed really well.
Of course, being a great part of the “previous regime” and rumors of the potential portrayal of Sue Storm in the MCU kickstarted some unfounded information regarding Robbie’s future as Harley Quinn in the new DC Universe.
James Gunn shuts down the rumor of Margot Robbie’s firing in DCEU
There are numerous rumor mills and “leak” accounts on Twitter that mostly consist of unfounded information, fake news, and just plain “gibberish,” which James Gunn clearly sees on his timeline daily.
Yesterday was “one of those days” when one Twitter account designated for “DC leaks” posted about the alleged Margot Robbie’s firing from DC Universe, and that James Gunn himself deleted the tweet expressing joy about working with the actress in the future. Moreover, the account connected this (mis)information to Robbie’s alleged casting as Sue Storm in the new Fantastic Four movie.
However, tagging James Gunn in the post that suggests blatant lies and misinformation about his own projects is never a good idea, which the director and studio executive called out immediately.
Of course, according to Gunn, the DCU Leaks account regretted spreading “hurtful lies” and backed down, adding that they will most likely suspend their account. If Gunn isn’t so active on social media and calling out false rumors about his projects, we would probably see these rumors spreading like wildfire across the Internet.
This situation only shows that we need to be careful when looking for information about our favorite actors and characters in the superhero genre since that field is filled with people spreading straight-up lies.
Nevertheless, Gunn called out the false and unfounded information regarding Margot Robbie’s future in the DC Universe, and it seems that the Australian actress will most likely continue her journey as Harley Quinn.