James Gunn has been chosen as the head of DC films and future TV shows, along with producer Peter Safran. Jean and Safran will lead DC Studios, a reorganized division of Warner Bros. Discovery, to transform Superman, Batman,and other DC comic characters in new film, television and animation projects.
From Arrowverse TV shows to divisive Zack Snyder films and independent films like The Batman and Joker, the fairly diverse production of superhero movies and TV shows has been compared negatively to the unifying vision of rival superhero studio Marvel. There have been recent reports that Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav has been specifically looking for a DC special version of the Marvel Cinematic Universe supremo Kevin Feige. Now it looks like DC has found co-Feiges in Gunn and Safran.
Gunn has ties to Marvel thanks to his participation in the Guardians of the Galaxy films, but he crossed over to DC to directAnd the TV pop-up When Marvel released it briefly. His new job was announced on Tuesday, just two hours after Gunn released , which will hit Disney Plus on November 25. He also leads Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, scheduled for and suggested that it would be .
According to a press release from Warner Bros. Discovery, Gunn and Safran will be co-chairs and CEOs of DC Studios, which will replace DC Films. They will oversee “the overall creative direction of the DC Universe across film, television, and animation under one banner” and “lead the development and implementation of a long-term plan for multiple DC Comics-licensed properties, with an emphasis on continuing the DC Universe’s high-quality storytelling tradition across audiovisual media.” , while building a sustainable growth business from the renowned franchise.”
They will start their new job on the 1st of November. Gunn and Safran will continue to direct and produce films and/or television shows, although The Hollywood Reporter has stated that they will work exclusively for DC for four years.
“We are honored to be the moderators of the DC characters we’ve loved since we were kids,” John and Safran said in the statement. “We look forward to collaborating with the world’s most talented writers, directors, and actors to create an integrated, multi-layered world that still allows for individual expression for the artists involved. Our commitment to Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Harley Quinn, and the rest of DC’s enduring characters is only equal to our commitment to the wonders of human possibility. represented by these characters. We are excited to revitalize the theatrical experience around the world as we tell some of the biggest, most beautiful, and most amazing stories ever.”
Safran has produced several films for Warner Bros. and other movie studios, including DC’s top blockbuster, Aquaman, and the upcoming sequel, Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom; In addition to the films The Suicide Squad and Shazam. He also produced the horror films Annabelle and the Conjuring series.
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