DC Studios finds not one but two Co-Chairs and CEOs in James Gunn and Peter Safran
DC Studios officially names James Gunn and Peter Safran as new CEOs and Co-Chairmen after looking for Walter Hamada’s replacement.
The announcement means Gunn and Safran are the new leaders overseeing all future DC production.
Their additional responsibilities include creating a 10-year roadmap for DC projects across film, television, and animation.
Gunn and Safran will ensure that every upcoming project falls under the same banner.
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The Batgirl movie was canceled in August while it was in post-production.
The decision came from the renewal of Warner Bros. Discovery for their essential IPs following the company merging.
The merger was the reason Walter Hamada stepped down as DC Films president.
James Gunn and Peter Safran’s new roles fill the void Hamada left.
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Gunn moved from Marvel to DC and handled The Suicide Squad, earning critical acclaim and praise.
The film’s success led to the equally successful Peacemaker series on HBO Max.
Both projects achieved milestones that gave Peacemaker approval for a second season.
A spin-off series is also in development.
It revolves around Amanda Waller, with Viola Davis returning for the role.
James Gunn’s new role at DC Studios means he will oversee DC Films and pave the way for a more cohesive cinematic universe.
Safran has been producing DC projects for several years now.
Two of his most significant contributions are Aquaman and Shazam!
Their success came at the box office as DC sought to distance itself from the Snyderverse.
Peter Safran produced The Suicide Squad and served as executive producer on Gunn’s Peacemaker series.
He is currently producing new projects like Shazam! Fury of the Gods, Blue Beetle, and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
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Gunn and Safran’s roles in DC Studios
Gunn and Safran will report directly to the president and CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery, David Zaslav.
The two will also work closely with Mike De Luca and Pam Abdy, co-presidents and CEOs of Warner Bros. MovieGroup.
Zaslav looks forward to working with the duo and says:
“DC has among the most entertaining, powerful, and iconic characters in the world.”
“I am thrilled to have the singular and complementary talents of James and Peter joining our world-class team and overseeing the creative direction of the storied DC Universe.”
Zaslav praised their experience, deep ties to creative communities, and track record with fans.
He says their achievements helped them get their new positions.