Suicide Squad Director David Ayer Backs James Gunn Amid Major DCU Shake-Up

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It's hard to imagine James Gunn being vilified and despised by the comic book film fandom, especially after his tremendous contributions to the genre. However, since stepping in as the co-chief of DC Studios along with Peter Safran, the Marvel and DC director has been on the receiving end of harsh criticism from the DCU diehards, most notably Zack Snyder's avid supporters.

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This week, Gunn faced his biggest controversy yet as a DC Studios executive after The Hollywood Reporter leaked the studio's alleged plans which took many by surprise. From the reported cancelation of projects such as Wonder Woman 3 and Black Adam 2, to the apparent uncertainty surrounding Henry Cavill's Superman status, Gunn and Safran experienced the wrath of the fandom.

The hashtag #FireJamesGunn even became a hot trending topic on Twitter as fans put all the blame on The Suicide Squad and Peacemaker director. Gunn did clarify that THR's report had some validity to it but not every piece of information they put out to the public is factual.

Now, amidst all of the issues Gunn has been dealing with over the last couple of days, Suicide Squad filmmaker David Ayer made it clear that he stands with his fellow director. After James responded to THR's bombshell news, David reposted his tweet, writing: "Trust your instincts. You got this". Check it out here:


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DC Studios' much-talked-about presentation with Warner Bros. Discovery will happen next week and we'll finally get official details surrounding the long-term plans for the restructured DC Universe. The stuff we've seen online may have been questionable but I still have complete faith in Gunn and Safran's creative decisions.

Meanwhile, DC Studios' release slate for 2023 remains intact with films such as The Flash, Shazam! Fury of the Gods, and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom still on track for theatrical releases.