On Monday, James Gunn and Peter Safran invited top entertainment journalists in Hollywood to Building 95 at the Warner Bros. lot, where they revealed their 10 upcoming projects in the DCU. There weren’t any cast announcements or who would be directing the projects, which would be deciding the future of the DCU.
In the same interview, James Gunn slammed Warner Bros. for giving projects to people who didn’t have any creative vision, leading to mediocre movies. He admitted, the movies in the past were disappointing and had a lot of problems, but he will be taking it as a challenge to create something wonderful which would be remembered for ages. He even claimed that the universe was scattered and he has taken the onus to bind the DCU together.
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What Did James Gunn Say in The Interview?
After the presentation, a Q&A session was held, where James Gunn revealed how the basic story of Chapter 1 would come to an end. He also commented on how fans believe the DC Universe is like ‘Marvel 2.0’, but it will be totally different from the real world as there are no real cities, and here superheroes exist in those cities. He acknowledged old DC movies contained a lot of deterrents, and the characters failed to meet the expectations of the audience. Here’s what James Gunn said about DC:
Here are just a few of our plans. Up, up, and away! #DCStudios #DCU @DCComics pic.twitter.com/8XNDNLUEPq
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) January 31, 2023
The director and co-CEO of the new DCU stated in the video:
“Movies, in general, are not as good as they used to be because they’re set into a date and they don’t even have a third act until they’re already shooting. We’re going to make writers as important as they are. That is our commitment to this process.”
“I knew there’d be a lot of hitches, a lot of problems, but comic books are in my blood. These characters are in my blood,” said Gunn. “We all know it’s been a fucked up road for many of them over the last few years… [so] it’s a challenge, but there’s a chance to do something really wonderful [here],” he insisted.
“[Yes], the history has been shit [and] it’s been a fucked up journey. They were giving out IP to creatives who smiled at the people in charge, and then the people in charge didn’t even have real power,” admitted Gunn. “We have a lot to prove.”
James Gunn is one of the best filmmakers, who is known for his creative vision, fantastic cinematography, and epic action scenes. In spite of getting a positive reaction from the audience, Warner Bros. felt that their visions differed. And this open statement revealed how much frustrated James Gunn was with Warner Bros. decisions.
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What Else did James Gunn Reveal in The Interview?
In the interview, James Gunn and Peter Safran revealed that they would be releasing 10 projects, 5 films, and 5 TV series, the duo had some secrets that they can use to create a long-term interconnected story that will contain a lot of characters from the DC comic books.
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James Gunn and Peter Safran revealed that these projects would be a two-chapter plan for the next 8-10 years, and the first chapter will be focusing on “Gods and Monsters.” The films revealed were: Superman: Legacy, The Authority, The Brave and The Bold, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, and Swamp Thing. The TV series that was unveiled are Creature Commandos, Waller, Booster Gold, Lanterns, and Paradise Lost.
The films sound interesting and fans would be jumping with excitement as they cannot wait to see the upcoming projects, as Gunn has promised these films would be created by the best of directors with full freedom to their vision and be directly under two of the best filmmakers in the industry who are known for their visions and giving great movies.