DC Studios finally has plans revealed
DC Studios: Ever since James Gunn and Peter Safran became the new senior executives of DC Studios, they have been preparing to push DC in a new direction.
They recently presented a new lineup of movies and TV series, which includes a few projects.
Superman is anticipated to resume flight in 2025, while Themyscira, Wonder Woman’s home island, is projected to have conflict comparable to that of Game of Thrones.
Damian Wayne will also make his long-awaited debut in a Batman film.
Since taking over DC Studios three months ago, Gunn and Safran have been very active combining the film, television, animation, and gaming sectors of DC IP.
To create a story that would unite the DC Universe, they started from zero, broke ties with subsequent projects and creators, and set up a writers’ room.
One of the supposed plans is marketed as the beginning of their ultimate objective.
The outcome was Chapter 1: Gods and Monsters, which gave rise to other projects.
What the DC executives really revealed on February 1 was a combination of staple heroes and lesser-known characters.
“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.
They did, nonetheless, also publish a warning that the proposed Chapter 1 plan may be revised.
The most recent proposal for the new DC universe, which was developed by the group of writers that included James Gunn’s friends and other writers he admired, includes:
- Drew Goddard (The Martian)
- Christina Hodson (The Flash)
- Jeremy Slater (Moon Knight)
- Christal Henry (Watchmen)
- Tom King (Batman)
Before the group’s efforts can be realized, four DC movies are also slated to be released this year, including:
- Shazam! Fury of the Gods (March 17)
- The Flash (June 16)
- Blue Beetle (August 18)
- Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (December 25)
The four films received the former leader Walter Hamada’s endorsement.
According to James Gunn, the four leading actors could eventually return to their roles in subsequent DCU projects.
“There is nothing that prohibits that from happening,” he said.
Chapter 1: Gods and Monsters
The following is a list of the first wave of movies DC will make.
James Gunn wrote the script for the seven-episode animated series Creature Commandos, which is now in production.
Although the voice actors have not yet been selected, they will most likely portray the live-action equivalents in later films and television programs.
Viola Davis will return to the screen in the acclaimed Peacemaker spinoff series as the ruthless titular character.
Christal Henry and Jeremy Carver, the creator of Doom Patrol, will pen the show’s screenplays.
Another James Gunn-written picture, The Superman movie, will introduce the brand-new 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.
Superman: Legacy will be made available to the general public on July 11, 2025.
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Greg Berlanti’s creation of the Green Lanterns TV series will be replaced with Lanterns, a fresh vision of the interplanetary organization.
“Our vision for this is very much in the vein of True Detective,” described Safran. “It’s terrestrial-based.”
Lanterns, one of the most prominent television programs currently in development, will feature a number of notable characters, including Hal Jordan and John Stewart.
“This plays a really big role in leading into the main story we are telling across film and TV.”
A band of superheroes who take extreme measures to protect the planet will be the focus of the movie’s narrative, which will be similar to that of Guardians of the Galaxy.
“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 Wonder Woman movies are set several years before the Themyscira-based television series.
According to Gunn and Safran, Paradise Lost is a Game of Thrones-style political intrigue drama.
The Brave and the Bold
The Grant Morrison Batman series, which made Damian Wayne famous, was used as a template for the movie.
“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
On October 3, 2025, the Matt Reeves film, which is based on the Elseworld storylines, will be released.
Robert Pattinson will embody the Dark Knight of Gotham City in the sequel.
The HBO Max series will center on the lesser-known hero from the future.
“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.
Booster Gold was referred to by James Gunn as “imposter syndrome as a superhero.”
Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow
Supergirl makes her first appearance since Helen Slater in 1984 movie.
“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.”
The horror film that ends DC Studios’ debut—not to be confused with the television series—will be Swamp Thing.