The Future of The NEW DC Universe Looks Like This…
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New DC Studios bosses James Gunn and Peter Safran laid out the future of the DC Universe yesterday.
Here are some of the highlights:
1. The big movie that’ll launch the new DCU is “Superman: Legacy”, which will come out July 11th, 2025. And yes, there will be a NEW actor playing Superman.
2. A new Batman movie called “The Brave and the Bold” will NOT star Ben Affleck. However it will feature Robin. But this Robin is Bruce Wayne‘s son, Damian Wayne. The original Robin, Dick Grayson, might also be in it.
3. Supergirl is getting her own movie. She’ll be “more hardcore” than Superman, since she was raised on a piece of Krypton that chipped off when the planet exploded, and for the first 14 years of her life, she watched everyone else DIE.
4. Swamp Thing is back, in a movie that will investigate his “dark origins” and be more horrific than a typical superhero movie.
5. Viola Davis will return to play Amanda Waller in her own series, “Waller”. It’ll act as a bridge between the first and second season of “Peacemaker” … since Season 2 is on hold for the moment.
6. A Green Lantern TV series called “Lanterns” is coming to HBO Max, with Lanterns Hal Jordan and John Stewart. Chances are Ryan Reynolds will be nowhere near this thing.
7. A “Wonder Woman” prequel series called “Paradise Lost” will tell the story of the island of Themyscira before the birth of Diana.
8. It’s possible that Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Ezra Miller (The Flash), and Zachary Levi (Shazam) will return in some capacity, but that hasn’t been worked out yet. “The Flash” and “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” are still on their way to theaters, and despite Ezra Miller’s off-screen issues, Gunn is particularly high on “The Flash”, which he calls, quote, “one of the greatest superhero movies ever made.”
9. Robert Pattinson’s Batman is still a thing and the “Joker” sequel with Joaquin Phoenix and Lady Gaga is moving forward as well. However, these projects are NOT part of the main DC Universe.
Projects like these will be part of a brand called DC Elseworlds, which will also include Colin Farrell’s “Penguin” spinoff.
You can check out more info here.