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Updated December 28th, 2023 at 01:00 IST

DC Studios Head James Gunn opens up on Batman part 2 casting rumours

Many reports earlier stated that the characters of Professor Pyg and Scarecrow would be joining Clayface, Hush, and Dick Grayson in the Batman part 2 universe.

Reported by: Republic Entertainment Desk
James Gunn
James Gunn | Image:Pinterest
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There have been plenty of rumours flying around about the casting and character base of the much-awaited superhero movie The Batman Part 2. One of those many rumours was about the coterie of villains who will be part of the narrative. Many reports stated that the characters of Professor Pyg and Scarecrow would be joining Clayface, Hush, and Dick Grayson in the Batman part 2 universe.

File image of Batman and Scarecrow toys | Image: Pinterest

Totally made up, DC Studios Head posted on social media

However, DC Studio Head James Gunn has now offered his comments on the same. Replying to a viral post on the social media app Threads that made a claim about presence of multiple villains in the upcoming film, Gunn posted on his page, “Nope. Totally made up."

James Gunn file image | Image: Pinterest

If the rumours were true, it would have been the first time Clayface, along with  with Professor Pyg and Hush, would appear in a film. It is to be noted that In Christopher Nolan’s magnum opus The Dark Knight Rises, the character of Scarecrow was played on Oppenheimer actor Cilian Murphy.

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The Batman was released under Gunn's reign

It has been over a year that Gunn has been in the CEO position at the DC Studios, along with Peter Safran. The two have launched many projects in the existing DCU while also supervising the launch of new DC cinematic universe. It was in their reign that Matt Reeves’ The Batman was launched. After it’s success, the film was accorded the Elseworlds label in DC projects universe, which allowed it to exist outside the continuity of their DCU. 

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The Batman poster | Image: IMDb

Currently, The Batman Part 2 is scheduled for release on October 3, 2025.

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Published December 27th, 2023 at 23:55 IST

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