SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - JULY 23: James Gunn participates in the Marvel Studios’ Live-Action presentation at San Diego Comic-Con on July 23, 2022. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)
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James Gunn Explains How The DC Universe Will Be Different From The MCU
/Film's Jenna Busch attended the DC Presentation, a press event where the co-chairs and co-CEOs of DC Studios, James Gunn and Peter Safran, announced their plans for new DC Comics-based movies and TV shows. During the presser, Gunn emphasized that their new DC Universe (DCU) will have distinct differences from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
The MCU began in a real world without superheroes. However, Gunn said of DCU’s world, “Here at the DCU we have, you know, Metropolis and Gotham and Themyscira and Atlantis and Bialya, and all of that is sort of another fictional universe and this is the world that we're creating. We're coming into a world where superheroes exist and have existed for some time.”
Gunn also pointed out that unlike the beginning of the MCU, the new DCU will have a planned interconnected universe. He explained, “[W]e are telling a big huge central story that is like [the MCU] ... except for I think that we're a lot more planned out than Marvel from the beginning because we've gotten a group of writers together to work that story out completely.”