Gunn, DC Studios Announces New TV And Film Slate, DC Elseworld Plans And More
New DCU co-shepherd James Gunn took to social media on Tuesday to finally announce “Gods And Monsters”, detailing just part of the eight-to-ten-year plan that he and Peter Safran have in store to streamline its properties between film, television, and gaming. As Gunn notes, the plan will leapfrog off of Shazam: Gods And Monsters, followed by The Flash which will reset the DCU, as well as the impending releases of Blue Beetle and Aquaman 2.
All other works such as sequels to The Batman and Joker will continue onward into “DC Elseworld” territory, leaving a total of ten projects to help reboot the current vision of the DCU. The list includes a split of five titles in a live-action series format, and five feature film projects – the first of which will be Superman Legacy, which Gunn is penning ahead of a July 11, 2025 release.
The announcement comes following a harrowing period for DC fans who, in the wake of soaring reception to Zack Snyder’s Justice League, watched as leadership changed at Warner Bros. Discovery, ensuing a near-complete overhaul that resulted in the indefinite shelving of Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi’s Batgirl, a third Wonder Woman, and the post-Black Adam false positive tease of Henry Cavill’s return for a Man Of Steel sequel. There’s been lots of emotions stirring since then, and with Gunn even taking to the podium at times in the last few months to basically tell fans to chill. I stand by what I opined last month, but the announcement below offers enough insight to give fans an idea of what could be with a more cohesive universe with potential improvements.
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Lead pic: Warner Bros. Pictures
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