DC Studios Reveals Ambitious Plans With “Superman”, “Wonder Woman” And “The Batman” Movies, Among Others

The new heads of DC StudiosJames Gunn and Peter Safran have laid out their plans for a newly unified DC universe of movies and TV series.which includes a new “Superman” movie in 2025, a “Wonder Woman” prequel and a “The Batman” movie that will not star Robert Pattinson.

In all, Gunn and Safran advanced plans for five new movies and five new series in a presentation Tuesday that they said would make up much of the first chapter, themed “Gods and Monsters,” in an ambitious eight to 10 year plan to reshape the DC universe. After years of intermittent success and some notorious flops, Gunn and Safran are betting on some cohesion and fresh creativity at Warner Bros. Aside from movies and series, Gunn assured that the video game sector will also remain cohesive in terms of production. history of DC characters.

After the debut of several legacy projects over the next two years, including “The Flash”with ezra miller(actor currently submerged in scandals and accusations of a serious nature due to his violent and erratic behavior) is scheduled to launch Superman: Legacy” on July 11, 2025. Gunn is currently writing the script for the film, which he described as a story that sees a Superman seeking a balance between his past and his human upbringing. The cast has yet to be announced, though henry cavill he will no longer play the superhero, despite a recent cameo in the 2022 film “Black Adam.” Gunn and Safran ruled out making a sequel to this film, despite passionate lobbying from dwayne johnson.

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Who will be in and who will be out of DC has been the subject of much conjecture since October, when Gunn and Safran were named co-chairmen and co-CEOs of DC Studios. Among those who made the cut included “Creature Commandos”with Viola Davis“Swamp Thing” and a Batman and Robin movie.

First, Robert Pattinson’s Batman will return in Matt Reeves’ The Batman Part II, which will be released on October 3, 2025. That movie, though it will be outside of the DC universe, like Todd Phillips’ 2024 “Joker” sequel, will be labeled “DC Elsewhere,” to indicate that it is set outside of the central universe. However, another movie of this superhero (without Patterson) will arrive at an unknown date with the name “The Brave and the Bold”a Batman and Robin story inspired by Grant Morrison’s comic book series.

will also arrive “Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow” based on the comics by Tom King, and an independent film for the big screen of Swamp Thing. On the other hand, the birthplace of Wonder Woman, an island inhabited exclusively by women, will also be the setting for a dramatic series titled Paradise Lost.

In fact, some series will mix live-action and animated interpretations of DC characters. For example, the animated film “Creature Commandos” whose first season was written by Gunn, features the character Amanda Waller, voiced by Viola Davis, and a black ops team, while the live-action film “waller” will star Davis and will be written by Christal Henry (“Watchman”) and Jeremy Carver (“Supernatural”). On the other hand, the series Lanterns will feature several Green Lanterns.

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Fortunately within all the whirlwind of cancellations, changes and new projects, the film Blue Beetleby the Puerto Rican filmmaker Angel Manuel Soto, Has survived. To this is added the debut of another character who cannot be called a superhero at all. Is about Booster Gold.

James Gunn, left, along with Peter Safran, right, are in charge of reviving DC Studios film productions.
James Gunn, left, along with Peter Safran, right, are in charge of reviving DC Studios film productions. (The Associated Press)

Gunn first came to DC after directing Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” films. After that, Gunn jumped to DC and made the supervillain movie “The Suicide Squad,” a blockbuster follow-up to David Ayer’s much-maligned “Suicide Squad.”

Both Gunn and veteran producer Safran came to their new employer with several DC movies already on their way to theaters, including Shazam! Fury of the Gods” (premieres on March 17), “The Flash” (premieres June 16) and “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” (premieres December 25).

In a recorded video message post on social media, Gunn promised that the new DC Universe will be characterized by filmmaker freedom and distinctive narratives.

“I knew this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that is very different,” Gunn said. “One of the things that is very important to me in all these movies and television series is that the vision of the director and the vision of the writers and all the creators is unique and something special. Storytelling is always king. That’s all we care about.”

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