James Gunn Adds Another Deep Cut Superhero to List of Possible DCU Debutants
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It’s safe to say at this point that it is James Guinn took a lot of notes during his time with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, considering how well he’s handled the influx of Twitter pings his way ever since the launch of the role as co-head of DC Studios. Indeed, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more enduring genre than the comic book fan; if they’re not asking about a movie, they’re asking about a character, and if they’re not asking about either, they’re dreaming about both.
Anyway, Gunn had to raise more than a few scary questions about what was coming in DCU review, and to the delight of many, he’s chosen to be very responsive, as he was recently asked about the possibility of a relatively unknown Justice League favorite a ‘ go into the raid.
When asked if Firestorm – the nuclear-pyrokinetic hero born from the combination of the teenager Ronnie Raymond and the brilliant scientist Martin Stein – was a character he loved, Gunn gave a simple “yes” in response, and frankly, that’s what ‘ must say make the DC fandom happy.
Before the DCU was announced, Firestorm appeared in such Arrowverse projects The Flash and Tomorrow’s storieswhere he was represented by the trio of Robbie Amell, Victor Garber, and Franz Drameh, the latter representing Jax Jackson, who succeeded Robbie Raymond (Arnell) who joins Dr. Stein (Garber) becomes Firestorm.
We doubt we’ll see Firestorm appear during Gods and Monsters, but the bottom line is that the character is on Gunn’s radar, and that’s reason enough to be excited.