DC has revealed all of the info on their new movies and shows
Including the official title of The Batman sequel, and the official release date for the new Superman movie.
New information on the latest movies and shows revolving around Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and loads more have just been revealed, as new DC co-bosses James Gunn and Peter Safran announced their plans for what they're calling DC Chapter One: Gods and Monsters.
As reported by Deadline, when talking about the four upcoming DC movies due to arrive in 2023 - Shazam! Fury of the Gods (March), The Flash (June), Blue Beetle (August), and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (December) - Safran said the following: "These four movies are terrific. There’s no reason why any of the characters or the actors that play in those characters are not part of the DCU. There’s nothing that prohibits that from happening."
And now, on to the the new stuff, which will be seen on screens big and small between 2025 and 2027, starting with...
Superman: Legacy - 11 July 2025
No director confirmed as of yet, with James Gunn writing the script. Safran said the following: "This is really the start of the DCU. It’s not an origins story, it focuses on Superman’s balancing his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing. He’s the embodiment of truth, justice and the American way, he’s kindness in a world that thinks of kindness as old fashioned."
The Batman: Part II - 3 October 2025
The sequel, as well as The Penguin series, and the upcoming Joker: Folie a Deux, will all be a part of the newly titled DC-Elseworlds, implying they remain to exist outside of the mainline DCU.
The Brave and the Bold
The other Batman movie in the works, focusing on the story of a different Batman (so not one played by Robert Pattinson) and his son, who becomes the new Robin. Gunn says: "Assassin, murderer who Batman takes on, who is Batman’s actual son that he doesn’t know exists for the first 8-10 years of his life… it’s a strange father and son story about the two of them and based on Grant Morrison’s run of the Batman."
Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow
Gunn states "In our series we see the difference between Superman who was sent to Earth and raised by loving parents from the time he was an infant, versus Supergirl who was raised on a rock, a chip off Krypton, and watched everyone around her die and be killed in terrible ways for the first 14 years of her life, and then came to Earth when she was a young girl. She’s much more hardcore, she’s not exactly the Supergirl we’re use to seeing."
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— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) January 31, 2023
The history of Wonder Woman is getting a live-action series, with Safran saying "It’s going to be a Games of Thrones-ish story about Themyscira, the home of the Amazons and the birthplace of Wonder Woman. This drama is really about the political intrigue behind the society of all women. How did that come about?"
"Imposter syndrome as a superhero," says Gunn, describing another live-action show telling the story of a man who uses time travel to go back to the past and use his knowledge to become a superhero.
On this project, Gunn has said "Animation will lead into live action and back into animation. It’s a way to tell stories that are gigantic and huge without spending $50M an episode."
The spin-off of the hit series Peacemaker, itself a spin-off of The Suicide Squad. Gunn says "We’re using the same actors, this is a continuation of Peacemaker. I’m working on Superman, so we can’t do Peacemaker season 2. We’re working on Waller in between."
A live action series, which Safran says: "Our vision for this is True Detective. It’s terrestrial-based, it’s got two of our favourite Green Lanterns - Hal Jordan and John Stewart… it plays a really big role in the main story that we’re telling across our film and Television. This is a very important show for us."
Reports indicate this will be of a much different tone to the new Superman and Batman movies, but will still allow this character to potentially interact with the other DC characters in movies and/or shows going forward.
A movie dealing with the aftermath of aliens destroying Earth's planetary defence system. Of this, Gunn says: "There’s great characters that were popular for a long-time and we’re incorporating them into the DCU."
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