DC Studios Chief James Gunn Reassures Fans As They “Hammer Out The New DCU”

The ink is barely dry on James Gunn’s deal to become co-CEO of the new DC Studios, and already he’s being hit from every direction by fans with ideas.  Gunn has opened himself up to this, taking such a high-profile job while also being one of the most communicative filmmakers on social media who loves interacting with his fans. On that notion, Gunn wanted to speak directly to those fans and reassure them that their voices are being heard as he and Peter Safran chart the DCU’s future.

Gunn posted in a recent Twitter thread…

As the new (and first ever) CEOs of DC Studios, Peter and I think it’s important we acknowledge you, the fans, and let you know we hear your different desires for the pathways forward for DC. Although our ability to interact on Twitter has been lessened due to the workload of our new positions, we are listening and open to everything as we embark on this journey, and will continue to do so for the next few years. But all our initial focus is on the story going forward, hammering out the new DCU, and telling the Biggest Story Ever Told across multiple films, television shows, and animated projects. We invite all of the DC fandoms from across the multiverse — and everyone else as well — into this new universe. We can’t wait to reveal more.”

While he doesn’t outright say it, it does sound like Gunn’s plan is to do something new with the DCU, and not a retread of the Snyderverse or anything such as that. But that said, it’s clear that a new Man of Steel film led by the return of Henry Cavill as Superman is a clear priority. We also have to expect there will be something concrete with Batman within the DCU, and not external to it like the Robert Pattinson movies. And will Gunn also prioritize another Suicide Squad given his obvious connection to that franchise?

Travis Hopson
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