DC Studios has announced its first new projects under the leadership of co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran.
Following a private briefing on Monday afternoon for select media on the Warner Bros. Discovery studio lot on Monday afternoon, the announcements of the first projects from the DC Studios have been shared to the public.
The first five movies include:
- Superman: Legacy – July 11, 2025
- The Authority
- The Brave and the Bold
- Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow
- Swamp Thing
The Television projects are:
- Creature Commandos
- Paradise Lost
- Booster Gold
Gunn has shared that all of these projects are part of the first chapter of the new DCU, but not the entirety of it. The first storyline is also entitled “Gods & Monsters.”
Also new to DC is characters will move in and out of animation, but the plan is for the same actors to play the characters in both formats. The first instance of this will be with Creature Commandos being an animated series to begin with.
Lanterns is not to be confused with the project that was in development from Greg Berlanti. That project is no longer on the slate, and Lanterns will focus on a story about Hal Jordan and John Stewart working together.
As to Matt Reeves’ Batman films, and Todd Phillips’ Joker films, all of these will now fall under the umbrella of “Elseworlds.” They will be clearly labeled as such and will not connect with the DCU. To that end, we will meet the DCU Batman in The Brave and the Bold which will bring in the Bat-Family and will see Damian Wayne as the Robin sidekick for this iteration.
As stated earlier, this is not the entirety of Chapter 1, and more announcements will be coming down the line.
It looks as though things will kick into high gear for the all-new DCU in 2025. For 2023 we still have four films, and Joker: Folie à Deux to look forward to in 2024.