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All New DC Universe Movies, TV Shows, And Games Will Share A Multiverse
DC Studios co-chairs and co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran shared their vision for the future of the DC Universe at a press event on January 30, 2023. James Gunn says that the new Superman project, “Superman: Legacy,” is the proper start of the new DC Universe, which will include interconnected stories from all different types of media.
Peter Safran said that the idea of “creating a standalone entity where there could be a unified creative vision” appealed to Warner Bros Discovery President and CEO David Zaslav. “DC Studios is a standalone production entity,” Safran shared, “And it’s unprecedented because it’s the first time ever that all films, all television, live action, animation, gaming is all centralized under one creative vision.”
Gunn described the ways in which the films that were already in motion before he and Safran took over, including “Shazam: Fury of the Gods” and “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” all lead into one another and the DCU’s next chapter. He also says that the character Blue Beetle “can totally be part of the DCU,” and that “The Flash” is the project that “resets everything.”
Gunn and Safran are also clear that it won’t be stylistically homogeneous. “It’s important to point out that in these stories, although interconnected, they’re not all tonally the same,” Safran said. He further clarified that the main DC movies will focus “on one universe in [the] multiverse,” and that outlier projects like “Teen Titans Go!” and “Joker” are “DC Elseworlds.”