After facing criticism for choosing Henry Cavill to play Superman on the big screen, DC Studios president James Gunn has fans cheering once more.

The new DC Universe (DCU) plan is now being put together by Gunn and his co-CEO Peter Safran, with a full reveal just a few days away. But since the guys took over the amazingly franchise from Warner Bros, things haven't always been rosy.

A new Superman project was in the works, but "the role [would] not be played by Henry Cavill," it was disclosed not long after the two started in their newly established jobs in November 2022.

The news has received mixed reactions among fans, with Gunn bearing the brunt of the vitriol, which he continues to handle in his unique James Fun way.

James Gunn, co-CEO of DC Studios, followed his trend of reacting to internet haters by highlighting this one particular critic's spelling abilities in a response to a fan on Instagram (or lack thereof).

After a fan told Gunn that he had "offended the entire franchise value to the fans" and that he was "#Cavilisclark", the new DCU head replied that "it would be great if at least [they] knew how". spell the name of an actor before making lewd internet comments":

@edgedmoon1141: "F*** your cat dude. You pissed off an entire franchise worth of fans. Nobody gives a rats ass about your cat. #Cavilisclark"  

Gunn: "@edgedmoon1141 It'd be great if at the very least you knew how to spell an actor's name if you were going to be so outraged."

The Instagram post on Gunn's personal account depicts the cat standing on the filmmaker's desk, which has no apparent connection to the new plans for the DCU.

The DC Studios boss has been outspoken since taking over at Warner Bros., either speaking directly to fans online or on the idea of fan negativity. even dispels rumors that he "[doesn't] like Henry Cavill."

Gunn has noted in the past that he knew what he was getting into with a job like this and that there was always going to be "a certain minority of people online" who wouldn't respond well to all of his and Peter Safran's plans.

These doubts about the new DC executive's vision for the franchise have popped up in almost any thread related to the comic book world.

"Perhaps you have difficulty picking up on cues - and, if so, I’m sorry, that can be a difficult thing in life - but my post is about a wonderful, talented soul who passed away. So this might not be the right time & place for your response."

At this point it seems that wherever James Gunn goes, he is being followed by internet commentators waiting to lob whatever insults they can at the DC Studios CEO. Huh.

They have a tall order to fill with this new DCU plan. He'll have to convince not only those left out from the Snyder era of the DCU that his plan is a good plan, but loyal campaigners from that same era as well.

The director-turned-studio executive has been going over trolls' heads with his answers since basically taking the job. Since day one, a slew of fans have been calling on Warner Bros. to "#FireJamesGunn".

So of course, Gunn is going to be a little defensive. These internet retorts are how he deals with the hate, and more to the point, his answers to doubters are harmless (and sometimes a little weird).

But it will be a different story if he and his co-CEOs don't deliver on their promise of a "powerful vision and blueprint."

Right now, Gunn's future in the DCU is a blank slate. Fans should at least give it a chance, and then see some of the results of his work and decide if he's the right guy for the job.

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