After the ongoing turmoil over at DC and WB, self-inflicted and otherwise, with the upheaval of the Warner Discovery merger that saw the final, fatal undoing of Zack Snyder’s DCEU, James Gunn and Peter Safran have been slow, if not deliberate, in revealing their plans to kick off the new phase of DC’s filmic future.
Now after months of speculation, abysmal fan castings and Gunn seemingly using fans ideas as a rudder for the current DC flotsam, Gunn has concretely revealed Chapter One going forward in crafting the DCU. The Roadmap traverses feature film offerings as well as televisual projects. All under the banner of the succinctly named phase Gods and Monsters.
Here is what you can expect:
Newly-Announced DCU Movies
Superman: Legacy – written by Gunn, the film will hit theaters on July 11, 2025, and focus on Superman balancing his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing.
The Authority – WildStorm characters will join the DCU as members of The Authority take matters into their own hands to do what they believe is right
The Brave and the Bold – the DCU will introduce its Batman and Robin in this unusual father-son story inspired by Grant Morrison’s comic series
Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow – this science fiction adventure, which will be based on Tom King’s amazing, award-winning recent comics stories, presents a Supergirl viewers are not used to seeing
Swamp Thing – the film will investigate the dark origins of Swamp Thing
Newly-Announced TV Series
Creature Commandos – a seven-episode animated show in which Amanda Waller creates a black ops team out of monstrous prisoners; Gunn wrote all the episodes of the first season
Waller – starring Viola Davis, this series features Team Peacemaker and will be written by Christal Henry (Watchmen) and Jeremy Carver (Supernatural)
Booster Gold – Booster Gold uses basic technology from the future to pretend to be a superhero in present day
Lanterns – this enormous TV event series follows intergalactic cops John Stewart and Hal Jordan as they uncover a dark mystery
Paradise Lost – set in Themyscira, home of the Amazons and birthplace of Wonder Woman, this drama focuses on the genesis and political intrigue of an island of all women.
These projects are being presented as the tip of the spear if you will, as it is being said that Chapter One goes much deeper that the teased projects. God And Monsters also does not negate the planned ‘Elseworld’ projects in the pipeline that survived the Warner Discovery management takeover. This includes Shazam! Fury of the Gods, The Flash, Blue Beetle, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, Peacemaker Season 2, Joker: Folie à Deux, The Batman 2, Gotham Knights (The CW), Superman & Lois (The CW) and Pennyworth (HBO Max).