Last year, Warner Bros. has put a big sweep in the production of superhero films and series of a certain stable. DC Films became DC Studios, and the keys to the house were given to James Gunn, Marvel’s beloved director of the Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy, and Peter Safran, producer of much of the Snyderverse. Since their inauguration, the two men have had the heavy task of shaping (and a bit of restoring its image, we’re not going to lie to each other) the future of DC in cinema and on the small screen, with a lot of obstacles in their way. , including Henry Cavill’s failed return as Superman and the production hell of The Flash marred by Ezra Miller’s serious court cases. a bit of a mess on the Digne Concurrence side. From now on, and in line with the publisher’s comics, it will be necessary to rely on two different universes: the DC Universe on the one hand, soft reboot of the Snyderverse, with a connected and coherent universe on paper, and the DC Elseworlds of the other, either standalone productions that have nothing to do with each other and with the DC Universe. We find in particular the Batman of Matt Reeves, the two Jokers of Todd Phillips or the Black Superman written by Ta-Nehisi Coates, which is still in development. If there should not be too many recasts and a lot of new characters, the tandem does not rule out the possibility that major interpreters of the Snyderverse make their return to the “Gunnverse” (Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, Margot Robbie…) .We offer you a small overview of the plan announced by Gunn and Safran, which will not be divided into phases like the MCU but rather into chapters. The first will be called “Gods and Monsters” and is not yet final, although one thing is certain: the year 2025 will be the year of renewal for DC with ambitious projects expected, including the Return of Batman and Superman to the big screen the same year . A team of misfits created by JM DeMatteis and Pat Broderick in 1980, and composed mainly of famous monsters such as a werewolf, a vampire, a gorgon or even Frankenstein. Some characters have strong ties to the Suicide Squad, like Rick Flag’s father and Weasel, the goofy weasel seen in James Gunn’s soft reboot. The latter will also be writing the animated series, which is looking for actors and actresses capable of both dubbing the voices of the protagonists, but also potentially of embodying them in a live action version. Waller: The title of this live-action series is a reference to Amanda Waller, the character played by Viola Davis in the two Suicide Squad films. Just like Peacemaker (John Cena), the director of the ARGUS and the team of supervillains will be entitled to her spin-off. The writing of the series is in the hands of Jeremy Carver, the creator of Doom Patrol and ex-showrunner of Supernatural, and screenwriter Christal Henry (the mini-series Watchmen by Damon Lindelof). Superman: Legacy: This is a hot topic, especially since the post-credits scene of Black Adam. Yes, a new movie dedicated to Superman is in preparation, ten years after Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, and no, Henry Cavill will not take over the role of Clark Kent. This new iteration of the iconic DC character, which will be written by and potentially directed by James Gunn, will not be an origin story. The film will arrive on July 11, 2025 and will be one of the key points of this first chapter of the DC Universe. Lanterns: The turnip Green Lantern worn by Ryan Reynolds and released in 2011 will soon (hopefully anyway) be more than a distant and bad memory. Indeed, a series dedicated to intergalactic ring bearers is in development. We will find key figures of the Green Lantern Corps, including Hal Jordan and John Stewart, in a live action production described as a True Detective with superhero sauce. The plot should take place mainly on Earth and it is the most ambitious series of this new chapter of the DC Universe. Moreover, this series project should not be confused with that of Greg Berlanti, the founder of the Arrowverse on the CW, which was definitively canceled in passing. The Authority: Here again, the film The Authority is based on a comic strip that is unknown in France but very popular with comic book readers. This team of superheroes created by Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch in 1999 presents a troop of vigilantes with extreme methods and who act internationally. The film should move away from the often very Manichean side of productions of the genre, and Peter Safran cited the character of Colonel Nathan R. Jessep, played by Jack Nicholson in Rob Reiner’s Men of Honor, as inspiration. Paradise Lost: Personally, this is the project that excites me the most. Despite the cancellation of Wonder Woman 3, James Gunn and Peter Safran will invite us to discover more deeply the island of Themyscira, where Diana Prince is from, in a live action HBO Max series. The opportunity to explore the political, economic and social management of the Amazons, a bit like… Game of Thrones. Paradise Lost will take place before Patty Jenkins’ two Wonder Woman films, so Princess Diana could return as a younger version. The Brave and the Bold: Behind this enigmatic title hides in truth one of Grant Morrison’s most famous arcs on Batman and the fourth Robin in history, Damian Wayne, the son of Bruce Wayne and Talia al Ghul. The film will serve to introduce a new Dark Knight, so don’t understand Robert Pattinson, in a timeline that has nothing to do with Matt Reeves’ feature films. Along with Superman: Legacy, The Brave and the Bold is one of the projects that will install the new DC shared universe in cinemas, although it will not be easy for the public to understand the structure of two different mythologies (the DC Universe on the one hand , the DC Elseworlds on the other). The Batman Part II: Speaking of this parallel universe, James Gunn and Peter Safran released some information on the sequel to Matt Reeves’ Batman released in 2022. The latter will be simply called The Batman Part II and will arrive in our theaters obscure on October 3, 2025. Until then, and this year precisely, we will be able to discover on HBO Max the derivative series on the Penguin embodied by Colin Farrell in the films, which will make the link between the two opuses. Booster Gold: For once, DC will introduce a new superhero to its stable through a live action series. In this case, it’s Michael Jon Carter aka Booster Gold, created by Dan Jurgens in 1986. A Gotham City vigilante who, like Bruce Wayne, makes his own weapons to fight crime. The series will notably explore the theme of the impostor syndrome in superheroes, through a loser who goes back in time to show off thanks to today’s new technologies. Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow: If the cancellation of Batgirl caused a lot of noise last year, there is at least one superheroine who will have the right to her own film. Kara Zor-El, Superman’s cousin, will take her first steps in the cinema in Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, which obviously has nothing to do with the series worn by Melissa Benoist. The film is inspired by the eponymous arc by Tom King and released last year, although Gunn and Safran have promised a darker and more violent version of the usual character. Swamp Thing: Despite the failure of the Swamp Thing series produced by James Wan and released in 2019 on the DC Universe (RIP) platform, Worthy Competition will give a second chance to the Swamp Creature, created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson in the 1970s, but this time on the big screen. This project, promised as a horror film, will close the first chapter of this new universe headed by James Gunn and Peter Safran. For now, that’s all we know about it.
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