James Gunn Announces Plans For New Superman Movie, Wonder Woman Prequel Series & More

On Jan. 31, DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn unveiled the studio's ambitious upcoming slate, which includes a new Superman movie, a Wonder Woman prequel series and plenty more.

By Daniel Trainor Jan 31, 2023 11:17 PMTags
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James Gunn is wasting no time in making his mark.

The Guardians of the Galaxy director, who took over as co-CEO of DC Studios in October 2022, has unveiled the studio's extensive content plan for the years to come.

In a Jan. 31 video posted on Twitter, Gunn announced plans for Superman: Legacy, which he calls "the true beginning of the DCU."

"This is being written by me," Gunn revealed. "I'm in the middle of it. I'm having a great time doing it. Superman will be released into theaters July 11, 2025."

Gunn also announced a new upcoming Batman movie called The Brave and the Bold, which he referred to as "the introduction of the DCU's Batman."

While Robert Pattinson will not play Batman in The Brave and the Bold, DC also announced that Pattinson's return as the caped crusader in The Batman Part II will hit theaters Oct. 3, 2025.

On the film side, DC Studios will also roll out The Authority, based on Wildstorm characters who, in time, will "interact with all of our primary DCU characters," Supergirl: World of Tomorrow, which will show a "much more jaded" Supergirl than fans are used to and Swamp Thing, which Gunn describes as "tonally outside of the rest of the DCU."

No release dates for those films have been announced.

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On the TV side of things, Viola Davis will reprise her role as Amanda Waller from the The Suicide Squad movies in Waller, being written by Watchmen's Christal Henry.

"It is a fantastic story that's out of this world," Gunn said of the series. "I can't wait for people to see it."

The studio also announced plans for Paradise Lost—set on Wonder Woman's birthplace of Themyscira before the events of the feature films—which Gunn compared to Game of Thrones, Lanterns, described as "like True Detective with a couple of Green Lanterns," and Booster Gold, a HBO Max series about "a loser from the future, who uses future technology to come back to present day and become a superhero so that people will love him."

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"Storytelling is always king," Gunn said about the DC Studios philosophy. "It's all that matters to us. I want to be true to those stories. I want to be true to you guys and really give you something different than you've ever seen before."

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