DC Studios: Since being chosen as the new leaders of DC Studios, James Gunn and Peter Safran have been preparing to take the studio in a new direction.
They just launched a brand-new slate of movies and TV shows, which includes several projects.
Superman is anticipated to resume flight in 2025, while Themyscira, the island of Wonder Woman, is anticipated to see warfare and drama comparable to that in Game of Thrones.
Damian Wayne will also make his long anticipated film debut in a Batman movie.
Since taking over DC Studios three months ago, Gunn and Safran have been combining the cinema, television, animation, and gaming segments of DC properties.
To build a story that would tie together the DC Universe, they started from scratch, severed ties with prior projects and creators, and set up a writers’ room.
One of the supposed strategies is presented as the start of their overall purpose.
The outcome was Chapter 1: Gods and Monsters, which inspired other projects.
On February 1, the DC executives formally introduced a cast of characters that included both the biggest heroes and understated 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.
The proposed Chapter 1 strategy may change, they did, however, also issue a disclaimer.
The following is the most creators of the new DC world, which was developed by the writing team that James Gunn admired and included his friends:
- Drew Goddard (The Martian)
- Christina Hodson (The Flash)
- Jeremy Slater (Moon Knight)
- Christal Henry (Watchmen)
- Tom King (Batman)
Before the group’s efforts are successful, four DC movies are scheduled for release 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 head Walter Hamada’s authorization.
According to James Gunn, the four prominent actors may perhaps return to their roles in subsequent DC Studios movies.
“There is nothing that prohibits that from happening,” he said.
Chapter 1: Gods and Monsters
The following is a list of the first batch of movies that DC Studios will make.
James Gunn developed the script for the upcoming seven-episode animated series Creature Commandos.
Although the live-action counterparts haven’t yet been cast, the voice performers will most likely do so in forthcoming motion pictures and television programs.
Viola Davis will return to the big screen as the titular character in the popular Peacemaker spinoff series.
Jeremy Carver, the creator of the Doom Patrol series, and Christal Henry will pen the show’s screenplays.
Another James Gunn-written project, the Superman movie will launch the revamped 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 released in theaters on July 11, 2025.
Greg Berlanti’s Green Lanterns TV series will be replaced with Lanterns, a different take on the interplanetary police force.
“Our vision for this is very much in the vein of True Detective,” described Safran. “It’s terrestrial-based.”
One of the most anticipated television programs now in production, Lanterns, will include some of the most famous 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 squad of superheroes that go to great measures to protect the planet will be the focus of the movie’s plot, which will be reminiscent 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 television show set in Themyscira takes place a number of decades before the Wonder Woman movies.
According to Gunn and Safran, Paradise Lost is a Game of Thrones-style political drama.
The Brave and the Bold
Damian Wayne became well-known thanks to Grant Morrison’s Batman series, which was the source of the movie’s inspiration.
“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 narratives, will be released.
Robert Pattinson will continue to play the Dark Knight of Gotham City in the follow-up.
The HBO Max series will center on the unpopular 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.
James Gunn described Booster Gold like “imposter syndrome as a superhero.”
Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow
Supergirl made its debut as Helen Slater in the 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 concludes DC Studios’ new universe debut will be Swamp Thing, not to be confused with the television series.