James Gunn Announces His Slate of Ambitious DC Projects for a New Era

Well, for better or worse (and personally, I think they’ve made some heinous calls so far) James Gunn and Warner Bros have announced their first slate of DC film and television projects. In a private press event held on the lot of the film company, Gunn gave us our first glimpse into what he will be doing to revamp the chaos that is the DCEU.

Gunn mentioned that the goal is to release Shazam: Fury of the Gods and then head into The Flash. After that, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will hit in December and then surprisingly, a new Superman movie, titled Superman: Legacy (which will be written by Gunn himself) will launch.

There has been no cast announced as of yet but expect a younger Man of Steel. The film does have a release date of July 11th, 2025. Another important note is that The Batman-Part II which sees Robert Pattinson returning will also see a release date of October 3rd, 2025.

Superman: Legacy will be the first feature produced by Gunn’s team and will be the opening salvo in what Gunn affectionately calls Chapter 1: Gods and Monsters. Who will play Kal-El is anybody’s guess but personally, I think they dropped the ball big time when they reintroduced Henry Cavill at the end of Black Adam only to let him go shortly after. Don’t get me started on Batgirl. Also, I would have like to have seen more of The Rock’s indestructible God but he’s not in the cards at least for now. Also, Gal Gadot is out as Wonder Woman as a new series is coming that is going to be a prequel. Jason Momoa is safe as Aquaman and has teased good things ahead for him.

Another takeaway is that a new Batman film is coming too which will be a father/son affair taken from The Brave and the Bold. The film will serve as an introduction to the new Caped Crusader and Boy Wonder who will be father and son. Of course, who will play them will be a mystery for a while.

James Gunn

Check out the full list of film and television projects in development below!


Superman: Legacy – written by Gunn, the film will hit theaters on July 11, 2025, and focus on Superman balancing his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing.

The Authority – WildStorm characters will join the DCU as members of The Authority take matters into their own hands to do what they believe is right

The Brave and the Bold – the DCU will introduce its Batman and Robin in this unusual father-son story inspired by Grant Morrison’s comic series

Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow – this science fiction adventure, which will be based on Tom King’s amazing, award-winning recent comics stories, presents a Supergirl viewers are not used to seeing

Swamp Thing – the film will investigate the dark origins of Swamp Thing


Creature Commandos – a seven-episode animated show in which Amanda Waller creates a black ops team out of monstrous prisoners; Gunn wrote all the episodes of the first season

Waller – starring Viola Davis, this series features Team Peacemaker and will be written by Christal Henry (Watchmen) and Jeremy Carver (Supernatural)
Booster Gold – Booster Gold uses basic technology from the future to pretend to be a superhero in present day

Lanterns – this enormous TV event series follows intergalactic cops John Stewart and Hal Jordan as they uncover a dark mystery

Paradise Lost – set in Themyscira, home of the Amazons and birthplace of Wonder Woman, this drama focuses on the genesis and political intrigue of an island of all women

Of course, there are more reveals yet to come and expect a ton, and I do mean a ton, of casting news to follow in the future.

As we craft the plan for DC Studios, we are thrilled to share with fans the first 10 stories they can expect from the unified DC Universe featuring some of our most well-known characters as well as the next generation of marquee characters.” He also said, “Chapter 1 tells cohesive stories that highlight love, compassion, and the innate goodness of the human spirit, all designed to minimize audience confusion and maximize audience engagement across platforms,” said James Gunn’s DC partner DC Studios Peter Safran.

Keep it locked and loaded right here for more DC goodies to come as we are your destination for everything Comic Book and Action in 2023 and beyond!!!

Source: JoBlo


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