James Gunn clarifies when DC Universe canon officially begins

Shutterstock - James Gunn - Kathy Hutchins
Shutterstock - James Gunn - Kathy Hutchins

Despite some misconceptions, James Gunn has clarified on social media that the DC Universe canon will officially begin in 2024.

Ever since James Gunn was announced as the co-chair of DC Studios in late 2021, fans have been asking him what will now be considered canon in the new DC Universe. He replied to a user on Threads – Meta’s competitor to X, formerly known as Twitter – on Wednesday with some clarifications.

Nothing is canon until Creature Commandos next year – a sort of aperitif to the DCU – & then a deeper dive into the universe with Superman: Legacy after that. It’s a very human drive to want to understand everything all the time, but I think its okay to be confused on what’s happening in the DCU since no one has seen anything from the DCU yet.

He went on to add in a second message:

And, yes, some actors will be playing characters they’ve played in other stories & some plot points might be consistent with plot points from the dozens of films, shows & animated projects that have come from DC in the past. But nothing is canon until CC and Legacy.

When asked to clarify which actors are confirmed to continue forward, Gunn confirmed three actors:

Xolo Maridueña will continue playing Blue Beetle in the DCU, as Viola Davis will Amanda Waller, and John Cena will Peacemaker.

Gunn has said Harley Quinn will be in the new DCU, but there is no confirmation as of yet about Margot Robbie reprising the role.

With the WGA strike having now drawn to a close, hopefully, we’ll be learning some more details in the very near future.

IMAGE SOURCE: Shutterstock – James Gunn – Kathy Hutchins