James Gunn Drops Hints About Idris Elba’s Bloodsport in New Superman Movie?

James Gunn’s journey into the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) began with The Suicide Squad, where he introduced characters like Idris Elba’s Bloodsport. Now, rumors are swirling about a potential connection between Bloodsport and Gunn’s upcoming Superman movie.

Speculation arose after fans dug up an old interview with Gunn where he mentioned Bloodsport putting Superman in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with a Kryptonite bullet. This tidbit from The Suicide Squad trailer sparked theories of an Easter Egg in Gunn’s Superman movie.

Which Superman?

Gunn’s revelation left fans wondering if it referred to Henry Cavill’s Superman or a new portrayal. Gunn himself remained coy, stating he wasn’t involved in casting Superman. Ironically, Gunn later found himself casting Superman for his upcoming film.

Now, with David Corenswet taking on the Superman role, Gunn has an opportunity to weave Bloodsport’s backstory into his new DCU timeline. Referencing Bloodsport’s infamous act from The Suicide Squad could provide a clever nod to comic book enthusiasts.

Superman Movie

DC Universe Shift

While The Suicide Squad was previously tied to the DCEU, Gunn’s control over the DCU’s future opens possibilities. Gunn might opt to omit Bloodsport references in Superman to forge a fresh path. However, Bloodsport could reappear in other DCU projects without the weight of previous cinematic baggage.

Gunn’s past considerations of pitting Task Force X against Superman hint at potential future storylines. With Gunn steering the DCU ship, uncertainties surrounding Superman’s role are likely to dissipate. As fans eagerly await the Superman reboot in 2025, Gunn’s creative direction promises exciting developments.

Joanne Wells

Joanne Wells is a media journalist for ScreenNearYou. She reports on the inside conversations in Hollywood. Also, she loves pizza!

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