Gear up for the new DCU! James Gunn and Peter Safran have officially announced the first 10 projects that will be released within the rebooted DC Universe. The two executives, who took over the DC studios around three months ago, presented their plan for DCU Chapter 1 on Monday.
The chapter, titled Gods and Monsters, will officially begin with a new Superman film written by Gunn himself. The rest of the slate includes exciting titles like a Batman and Robin movie, a Green Lantern series, and a Wonder Woman prequel show.
Rebooted DC Universe Slate Announced
The executives have revealed that no directors have been attached to any projects yet. Speaking about the actors, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Zachary Levi, and Ezra Miller can continue to play their roles of Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Shazam, and the Flash, respectively. However, it was reaffirmed that Henry Cavill would not return as Superman. Here is the full lineup of projects announced so far:
Superman: Legacy: The film will mark the start of the DCU and will be released on July 11, 2025. It will not focus on the origin story of the superhero, but will follow ‘Superman balancing his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing.’
The Authority: Superman: Legacy will be followed by The Authority, a film featuring a team of superhumans who strive to save the world in a non-idealistic way. “It isn’t just a story of heroes and villains. They’re kind of like Jack Nicholson in ‘A Few Good Men.’ They know that you want them on the wall, or at least they believe that,” said the chiefs.
The Brave and the Bold: The film will introduce the Bat family, along with the DCU’s version of Batman, different from the one played by Robert Pattinson. With The Brave and the Bold, Robin will be making a comeback to DC films for the first time since 1997.
Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow: The film will revolve around Superman’s cousin, Kara Zor-El, who is defined as ‘a very different type of Supergirl.’ It will be based on the comics of the same title released in 2021 and 2022.
Swamp Thing: The film will follow the dark of Swamp Thing, a humanoid/plant elemental creature. “This is a much more horrific film, but we’ll still have Swamp Thing interact with the other characters,” Gunn explained.
Creature Commandos: The animated series, written by Gunn, will be launched on HBO Max. There is also a plan to create a live-action project based on the Creature Commandos later in the DCU.
Waller: The series will act as a continuation of Peacemaker and will feature team Peacemaker along with Davis. The show is expected to be launched before Superman: Legacy, along with Creature Commandos.
Lanterns: The series will follow Hal Jordan and John Stewart investigating a mystery. Talking about the show, Safran said, “Our vision is much more ‘True Detective,’ terrestrial-based investigation story. So this is a very important show for us.”
Paradise Lost: Safran described the show as a ‘Game of Thrones’-ish story,’ adding, “It’s really about the political intrigue behind a society of all women.”
Booster Gold: The DCU will delve into comedy with the series, which follows Mike Carter, ‘a loser from the future who uses basic future technology to come back to today and pretend to be a superhero.’ Gunn added, “Basically, ‘Booster Gold’ is imposter syndrome as a superhero.”
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