James Gunn, the recently appointed co-CEO of DC Studios, has confirmed that they have started to develop a new 10-year vision for the future of the DC Universe. The initial plans for a DC cinematic universe to compete with Marvel’s own started with 2013’s Man of Steel and were followed by the critically panned Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016. Warner Bros. Discovery has recently made an effort to turn around the troubled franchise by hiring producer Peter Safran and james Gunn to serve as co-CEOs on the recently rebranded DC Studios. The troubled franchise is known for a string of critical flops, behind-the-scenes dramas, and changing faces.

Although Gunn and Safran’s new positions didn’t start until the beginning of the month, the director of The Suicide Squad has said the two have already gotten to work. Gunn discussed the co-CEOs’ plans “to make DC as great as it can be and as it should be” as part of a Warner Bros. Discovery virtual town hall (via The Hollywood Reporter). It appears that these plans are already in motion. See Gunn’s entire remarks down below:

“The opportunity to make DC as great as it can be and as it should be — that is the reason why I’m doing this job because I know that Peter and I can do that. We spent the past couple days with a group of some of the best thinkers in the industry, the best writers in the industry starting to map out that eight to 10 year plan of what it’s going to look like in theater, in TV, in animation, across the board for these characters.”

When Will Gunn and Safran Unveil Their DC Universe Strategy?

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For devoted DC Comics fans eager to see the well-known comic book franchise succeed after its difficult beginnings, the hiring of Gunn and Safran was exciting news. DC has frequently struggled to match the level of success enjoyed by the rival MCU, despite some of its previous big-screen entries, such as 2017’s Wonder Woman and 2018’s Aquaman, managing to connect with audiences. The troubling stories that have emerged from the Justice League reshoots, the allegations of studio interference with 2016’s Suicide Squad, and the erratic behavior displayed by The Flash star Ezra Miller have only served to exacerbate the franchise’s problems. All eyes are now on the newly established DC Studios to see what the franchise’s new creative leaders will do with it.

Gunn and Safran appear prepared to give the rebranded DCU a solid framework that will direct the studio’s efforts for the following ten years by taking a page out of MCU president Kevin Feige’s book. The majority of fans, however, are most interested in learning when these plans will be made public. Fans might anticipate that the co-CEOs’ big reveal will occur at a significant event like next year’s San Diego Comic-Con, given the way Marvel Studios operate. The pair might also try to bring back the well-liked DC Fandome event, which was dropped earlier this year. That might enable them to unveil their DCU plans well in advance of SDCC, which usually happens in late July.

Where Will the New DCU Story Start?

James Gunn Confirms That DC Studios Has Started Mapping Out Its New 10-year Plan 2
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The DCU currently has a number of upcoming movies that were already in various stages of development before the recent studio reorganization and rebranding. Gunn and Safran’s own plans probably won’t start to have an impact on the franchise’s overall course until 2024 or later, as Shazam! Fury of the Gods, The Flash, Blue Beetle, and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom are all scheduled for 2023 releases. However, it is likely that the two do not intend to reboot the entire cosmos and that the DCU’s new story will build on the foundations that have already been set. Whatever happens, fans will be interested to see what DC Studios’ future holds.

Source: THR