“Let’s stay away from him”: DC Exec’s Upsetting ‘My Adventures with Superman’ Season 2 Update Means the Show Won’t Replicate Zack Snyder’s One Feat

James Gunn's DCU plans have reportedly affected the creative decisions of the animated show.

Zack Snyder and My Adventures with Superman
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  • While Zack Snyder pulled a major feat with bringing Superman and Batman in live action together for the first time, an animated series is struggling to achieve the same.
  • The DC animated show My Adventures with Superman has reportedly opted to stay away from the Caped Crusader despite referring to Gotham in the show.
  • Producer Jack Wyatt mentioned that due to James Gunn's plans for the character in the DCU, the show would be staying away from the character.
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DC’s My Adventures With Superman is returning for a second season and the makers seemed to have pulled all the stops to make it a bigger and better follow-up to the hit show. The animated series stars Jack Quaid as Superman and Alice Lee voicing Lois Lane. The show also sees Jimmy Olsen as a significant part of the trio.

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While the show has references to multiple other DC characters and artifacts, it has yet to feature one of the IP’s most popular characters Batman. While the show had a reference to Gotham in the first season, producer Jack Wyatt seemed to have a disappointing update about the Caped Crusader’s presence in the second season of the show.

My Adventures With Superman Will Be Staying Away From Batman

Clark Kent, Lois Lane, and Jimmy Olsen in DC's My Adventures with Superman
A still from My Adventures with Superman | Credits: Warner Bros. Animation/DC Entertainment/ DC Studios

Superman and Batman have crossed paths loads of times in the comics as well as in animated shows and films focused on the Justice League. The two make a powerful duo, one full of strength and power, and the other with sound logic and skill. They head the Justice League and have often been at loggerheads, despite having a great friendship.

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While Zack Snyder finally got them together in live-action in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, the second season of the animated series My Adventures With Superman might not see the duo anytime soon. The reason is reportedly due to James Gunn and the higher powers of DC Studios wanting to do more with the character and minimize his appearances.

Superman and Batman investigate in the Batcave in a scene from Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
A still from Superman/Batman: Public Enemies | Credits: Warner Bros. Animation/Warner Premiere/DC Entertainment/Lotto Animation

According to the X (formerly Twitter) page DCU Updates, producer of the DC animated show Jake Wyatt mentioned in an interview that it was not up to him to include Batman in the show.

There’s been some back and forth because James Gunn and Peter Safran and WB Discovery have big plans for these characters on the big screen. DC has been very supportive, we’ve sent them all the material we’ve created and are creating and we’ve never received a ‘no’ on anything we wanted to do. But Batman is already overwhelmed, so let’s stay away from him.

In a separate interview with ComicBook.com, Wyatt mentioned that fans would need to appeal to a higher power to make it happen and requested the interviewer to campaign so that they could include the legendary character in the show.

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James Gunn Has Plans For Batman In The DC Universe

Ben Affleck played an older Batman in Zack Snyder's Justice League
A still from Zack Snyder’s Justice League | Credits: Warner Bros. Pictures/Access Entertainment/DC Films/Atlas Entertainment/The Stone Quarry/HBO Max

Filmmaker James Gunn and Peter Safran were hired as the chiefs of DC Studios in 2022 and they revamped the DCEU that Zack Snyder had started with Man of Steel. The duo unveiled their new plans for the DCU, which served as a reboot to the shared cinematic universe, canceling many projects that were in development under the old leadership.

While My Adventures With Superman survived, they were reportedly encouraged to stay away from Batman as they had huge plans for the character in their live-action films. While Robert Pattinson’s The Batman series would remain as part of the DC Elseworlds label of films, the DCU would also get a new Bruce Wayne, after Ben Affleck stepped away from the role.

Similar to Zack Snyder’s approach to an older Batman, James Gunn announced The Brave and the Bold, a film introducing Damien Wayne as Bruce’s son. According to Deadline, the film would be a unique father-and-son story with the studio opting for a new Batman. Gunn said,

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[Damien Wayne is an] 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.

According to Variety, Andy Muschietti was hired to helm the film after he delivered The Flash. The studio also announced a Teen Titans film, in which there might be potential for Batman to appear.

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Nishanth A is a Media, English and Psychology graduate from Bangalore. He is an avid DC fanboy and loves the films of Christopher Nolan. He has published over 400 articles on FandomWire. When he's not fixating on the entire filmography of a director, he tries to write and direct films.