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DC Studios: James Gunn and Peter Safran have been planning to steer DC Studios in a new course ever since they were appointed as the company’s new heads.
They just unveiled a fresh slate of motion pictures and television programs, which includes a few initiatives.
In 2025, Superman is expected to start flying again, while Themyscira, the island where Wonder Woman is from, is expected to see conflict on a level with that in Game of Thrones.
In a Batman movie, Damian Wayne will also make his eagerly anticipated debut.
Gunn and Safran have been merging the film, television, animation, and gaming sectors of DC properties since taking over DC Studios three months ago.
They started from scratch, severed connections with earlier projects and creators, and established a writers’ room in order to construct a narrative that would unify the DC Universe.
One of the alleged plans is promoted as the commencement of their end goal.
Chapter 1: Gods and Monsters was the result, and it spurred more projects.
The characters that the DC executives officially unveiled on February 1 were a mix of established heroes and subtle ones.
“One of our strategies is to take our diamond characters – which is Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman – and we use them to prop up other characters that people don’t know,” said Gunn.
“To build those lesser-known properties into the diamond properties of tomorrow,” added Safran.
However, they did also post a warning stating that the proposed Chapter 1 plan may be adjusted.
The latest plan for the new DC universe, which was created by the team of writers that James Gunn liked and included his friends, consists of the following:
- Drew Goddard (The Martian)
- Christina Hodson (The Flash)
- Jeremy Slater (Moon Knight)
- Christal Henry (Watchmen)
- Tom King (Batman)
Four DC movies are also scheduled to be released this year before the group’s efforts can be accomplished, including:
- Shazam! Fury of the Gods (March 17)
- The Flash (June 16)
- Blue Beetle (August 18)
- Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (December 25)
Walter Hamada, the former head, gave his approval to the four movies.
The four major actors could potentially reprise their roles in upcoming DC Studios productions, according to James Gunn.
“There is nothing that prohibits that from happening,” he said.
Chapter 1: Gods and Monsters
The first wave of films that DC Studios will produce are listed below.
The seven-episode animated series Creature Commandos is now in development, and James Gunn wrote the script.
Although the voice actors have yet to be chosen, they’ll probably play the live-action counterparts in upcoming movies and television shows.
As the merciless titular character in the smash Peacemaker spinoff series, Viola Davis will make a comeback to the big screen.
The screenplays for the show will be written by Doom Patrol creator Jeremy Carver and Christal Henry.
The Superman movie, another James Gunn-penned film, will kickstart the updated DC Universe.
“It’s not an origin story,” Safran assured. “It focuses on Superman balancing his Kryptonian heritage with hsi human upbringing.”
“He is the embodiment of truth, justice, and the American way. He is kindness in a world that thinks that kindness is old-fashioned.
On July 11, 2025, Superman: Legacy will be made available to theaters.
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Lanterns, a new take of the interstellar police organization, will be in place of Greg Berlanti’s Green Lanterns TV series.
“Our vision for this is very much in the vein of True Detective,” described Safran. “It’s terrestrial-based.”
Hal Jordan and John Stewart will be among the established characters in Lanterns, one of the most anticipated television shows now in production.
“This plays a really big role in leading into the main story we are telling across film and TV.”
The story of the film, which will be similar to that of Guardians of the Galaxy, will center on a group of superheroes who go to great lengths to defend the planet.
“One of the few things of the DCU is that it’s not just a story of heroes and villains,” said Gunn.
“Not every film and TV show is going to be about good guy versus bad guy, giant things from the sky come, and good guy wins.”
“There are white hats, black hats, and gray hats.”
“They are kinda like Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men,” said Safran. “They know that you want them on the wall. Or at least, they believe that.”
The Themyscira-based television series takes place several years before the Wonder Woman films.
Paradise Lost is a political intrigue drama in the mold of Game of Thrones, claim Gunn and Safran.
The Brave and the Bold
The Batman series by Grant Morrison, which made Damian Wayne popular, served as an inspiration for the film.
“This is the introduction of the DCU Batman, of Bruce Wayne,” said Gunn.
“[It] also introduces our favorite Robin, Damian Wayne, who is a little son of a bitch.”
“It’s a very strange father-and-son story.”
The Batman Part II
The Matt Reeves movie, which is centered on the Elseworld storylines, will be released on October 3, 2025.
In the sequel, Robert Pattinson will continue to portray Gotham City’s Dark Knight.
The unpopular future hero will be the focus of the HBO Max series.
“It’s about a loser from the future who uses basic future technology to come back to today and pretend to be a superhero,” they described.
James Gunn described Booster Gold as being “imposter syndrome as a superhero.”
Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow
In the 1984 film, Supergirl made her first appearance as Helen Slater.
“We will see the difference between Superman, who was sent to earth and raised by loving parents from the time he was an infant, versus Supergirl, raised on a rock, a chip off of Krypton, and who watched everyone around her die and be killed in terrible ways for the first 14 years of her life and then come to earth,” the DC Studios heads said.
“She is much more hardcore, and not the Supergirl we’re used to.”
Swamp Thing, not to be confused with the television series, will be the horror movie that closes DC Studios’ new universe premiere.