This Tuesday, 31, James Gunn (director of Guardians of the Galaxy and The Suicide Squad) revealed the first part of the schedule of the new era of DC in theaters and streaming. Entitled of Gods and Monstersthis will be the first phase of Gunn and Peter Safran (producer of the Conjuring franchise) in charge of the division, and promises an almost complete reboot of the characters that already exist in the cinematic universe.
below the My Series separated all the announcements made by Gunn, however, it is worth noting that most of the films and series mentioned had very few details released, and it will be necessary to wait for the next few months to get more information.
Creature Commandos will be the first project under Gunn and Safran’s tutelage. The animated series will have seven episodes, all already written by James Gunn, and tell the story of a team of monsters created by Amanda Waller.
The animation is likely to follow in the footsteps of Suicide Squad, but with monsters. In the first appearance of the team in the comics, in 1980, the story was told during the Second World War, but the adaptation must maintain the setting in the present day. For the series, characters who have already appeared in some films must return to lend their voices in the dubs.
Creatures Commandos is already in active development in the DCU, but has no anticipated release date.
Viola Davis returns to the world of DC to once again play Amanda Waller in a series of her own. As already seen in the other projects in which the character appeared, fans should expect a plot with secret missions and espionage, in addition to Waller’s almost non-existent humor.
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Although details have not been revealed, the protagonist will join part of the team present in Peacemaker to complete some task, but it remains to be seen whether the anti-hero played by John Cena will also show up. Jeremy Carvel, who runs the Doom Patrol series, and Christal Henry, writer of Watchmen, are leading the project.
The first big project of the new DCU goes to Superman: Legacy, a total Man of Steel reboot that will not feature Henry Cavill. The film will tell the story of a Superman who “must balance his Kryptonian origins with his human life” as he struggles to be kind in a world where kindness is no longer common.
The feature will not be an origin story of the character, but it can show the first years of acting of the hero, who still suffers from a certain distrust of the citizens of Metropolis, and needs to reconcile his life as a reporter for the Daily Planet.
Gunn signs the script for the production, which hits theaters on July 11, 2025. So far, no director has been announced to command the feature, and casting an actor for the lead role should still take a while.
The Batman Part II
After the massive success of The Batman, Matt Reeves will return to the sequel as director and writer of the new feature, which will certainly bring Robert Pattinson as The Dark Knight once again. Hardly any details have been revealed, but James Gunn seems to be really excited about what Reeves has in store, and must have given the director carte blanche to do whatever he wants with the second film.
Incidentally, Robert Pattinson’s The Batman, and Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker will not be connected to the normal DCU universe. On the contrary, a special stamp will be created for these “heavier” productions, called DC Elseworld.
The Batman Part II hits theaters on October 3, 2025.
The Brave and the Bold
Adapting the eponymous story created by Grant Morrisson, The Brave and the Bold (The Brave and the Fearless) will tell a Batman story with his son, Damian Wayne, one of the last to wear the Robin mantle in the comics. In addition to Wayne, Jason Todd, Dick Grayson and Tim Drake have also taken on this role.
Damian is the son of Bruce Wayne and Talia Al Gul, daughter of the legendary villain Ra’s Al Gul. Unlike the other Robins, Damian is completely impulsive, and unlike his father, he understands that the only way to end his enemies is through death. The story follows their relationship with this dilemma, and it’s a highly praised phase within DC.
Being a Batman film within the DCU universe (and outside the Elseworld seal), there is still no actor defined to live the Bat, as well as Robin. For now, there is also no information from screenwriters and directors linked to the feature, which should only be released from 2026.
Most different project announced, The Authority gathers a group of heroes who believe that the world is totally broken, and they intend to fix it, even if it means using violence. The group is not necessarily evil, however, their sense of morality is put in check with such attitudes.
The film should be inspired by the WildStorm label, created by Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch, and still has no confirmed directors or screenwriters.
Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow
Finally, Supergirl will get her own movie within DC. Woman of Tomorrow will show a different side of the heroine, and Gunn promises that Kara Zor-El will be one very tough protagonist.
The story is supposed to center on the aftermath of Kara’s youth, which saw her home planet and everyone she loved die. Tom King, screenwriter of the comic book of the same name, works alongside Gunn in the production of the feature, which did not have a release date.
No word yet on who will play Supergirl in the film. In the coming months, actress Sasha Calle will play the heroine in The Flash, but it remains unclear if Calle will return to the role in the future.
Booster Gold will get a series to call his own on HBO Max. The caricatured character is a traveler from the future, who uses technology from his present to go back to the past and become a superhero, with the sole intention of being loved by people.
According to Jeff Sneider, renowned journalist for Above the Line, James Gunn is already in active talks with a high-ranking actor to play the character. Sneider also says that the theme of love will be the main subject of Gunn’s onslaught on the DCU.
The series also does not have a set premiere date.
After having a series canceled by the CW in 2019, the Swamp Man will win a solo film. Gunn emphasized that this will be a more horror-orientedbut with a different tone to the one given in the series.
The film has no release date.
Wonder Woman: Paradise Lost
paradise lost will be a series focused on Themyscira, homeland of Wonder Woman and home of the Amazons. The series will be set before Diana’s birth, and will chronicle political intrigue. James Gunn tells that the story is very reminiscent of Game of Thrones disputes.
The series also does not have a scheduled release date.
Finally, Lanterns will be a series for HBO Max telling the story of Hal Jordan and John Stewart, the most famous Green Lanterns. The plot revolves around the two protagonists discovering an ancient horror on Earth, with strong inspirations from the acclaimed investigation series, True Detective.
Gunn also emphasized that this mystery will eventually culminate in a great saga within the DCU, so it is almost certain that we will also see the two Lanterns in theaters.