James Gunn celebrates his first day as one of the DC Studios bosses with an old-fashioned Superman comic. 2022 was a groundbreaking year for the DC Comics brand when it comes to the world of television and film. On the small screen, The CW’s Arrowverse franchise lost multiple series, including: Legends of tomorrow, batwomanand more recently star girlSince season 4 isn’t going to happen anyway. In the DCU (formerly known as the DCEU), Warner Bros. Discovery the already filmed batgirl movie for HBO Max, as well as the Wonder Twins film, not long after they took charge of the now-demolished project.
While Warner Bros. Discovery has faced multiple layoffs in various divisions, their DC IP division is taking a huge step in the right direction. With the departure of Walter Hamada as boss of DC Films, the division will be replaced by DC Studios, which will be completely devoted to TV, movies and animation. James Gunn and Peter Safran will officially head DC Studios as their co-CEO roles take effect November 1, 2022.
With DC Studios officially open today, gunn took to Twitter to celebrate his first day as one of the bosses, as the filmmaker will be handling the creative side of the new division. Gunn used a classic Superman comic book to mark Day 1 of his new role at Warner Bros. Highlight Discovery. Watch his tweet below:
What’s coming up for DC Studios
While Gunn and Safran haven’t revealed any plans for new projects yet, DC Studios has a number of completed films in the works, which will be transferred from DC Films. The DCU will launch in March 2023 with Shazam! Fury of the Gods, with Zachary Levi returning as the titular hero. Despite the many legal controversies surrounding them, Ezra Miller’s The flash The film will hit theaters in June 2023, which will be a pivotal chapter for the future of the DCU. In August, the DCU will introduce Jaime Reyes with: blue beetlewhile Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom closes 2023 in December. As far as new movies go, the only project they’re reportedly in development is Man of Steel 2with Henry Cavill reprising his role as Superman after his appearance in Black Adam.
Even The Batman 2 and Joker: Folie à Deux in the works, which is not tied to the larger DCU, they will reportedly not be under the responsibilities of Gunn and Safran’s DC Studios, but rather be overseen by Warner Bros. Pictures heads Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdy. Since DC Studios has now gone into effect, it will be intriguing to see what Gunn and Safran are doing for the DCU, especially as they oversee TV, film and animation, which could allow for more connectivity than in previous years. Hopefully, as 2022 nears its end, more details about the future of DC Studios will be released before the end of the year.
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