James Gunn Confirms DC’s Games Have No Obligation to be Part of the DCU

James Gunn cleared the air about DC games being required to join the DCU

James Gunn Confirms DC’s Games Have No Obligation to be Part of the DCU


  • James Gunn's DCU will begin in 2025 with Superman: Legacy
  • There are quite a few DC games out there right now but they won't be part of the DCU
  • In fact, James Gunn confirmed upcoming DC games don't need to be part of the DCU
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After James Gunn and Peter Safran took over as the co-CEOs of DC Studios last year, it was made clear that the DC Universe was going to get a reboot, as the DCEU was effectively a thing of the past. James Gunn clearly has a lot of plans for the DCU, but he has now confirmed that the DC games don’t necessarily have to be part of the DCU.


The DCU will be kicking it into full gear come 2025, with Superman: Legacy signalling the true beginning of the DCU. Needless to say, fans are waiting with both excitement and hesitation for what the DCU could entail.

Also read: James Gunn’s Superman Legacy Update is Exactly What Henry Cavill Fans Won’t Like to Hear

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How Have DC Games Fared Over The Years?

The advent of superheroes over the past several decades has given rise to video games as well. After all, fans simply love to feel as if they are superheroes themselves. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that there have been many DC games out over the years.

Batman: Arkham Asylum

That said, most DC games have seen mixed responses, with some being abysmal – especially the likes of Superman 64. Thankfully, that changed after Rocksteady’s Batman games were released, with 2009’s Batman: Arkham Asylum blowing every single superhero game out of the water and setting a standard for games in general. Even the upcoming Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League has a lot of hype behind it.

Also read: DC Writer Absolutely Hated Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman 2 Despite Adoring Her in Zack Snyder’s $874 Million Movie


James Gunn Confirmed DC Games Don’t Have To Be Part Of The DCU

James Gunn previously revealed the DCU will incorporate other media including video games in the future, but that doesn’t necessarily mean every game under the DC banner will have to be related to the DCU.

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Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League

Threads user hen_vratski asked if every single Warner Bros Games titles needed to be part of James Gunn’s DCU. The Guardians of The Galaxy director made it clear that’s not the case at all – clearing all doubts.


Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League is set to release on all modern consoles and PC on January 30th next year. We will have to wait and see whether the game will end up getting rave reviews from fans and critics alike. As for the DC, there’s still a long time until fans can experience it, so it’s all about the waiting game now.


Also read: “All you have to do is hurt the dog”: Zack Snyder Deleted One Twisted James Gunn Scene from Dawn of the Dead That Would’ve Left Viewers Bawling


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