James Gunn Says DC Studios Slate Begins After ‘Aquaman’ Sequel

The DC Universe changes after the end of 2023.

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James Gunn and Peter Safran’s DC Studios plans won’t kick off until 2024 at the earliest.

During an impromptu Q&A session on his official Instagram page, James Gunn revealed that the new era of the DC Universe won’t begin until 2024. Warner Bros. Discovery recently tapped Gunn and Peter Safran to lead its new DC Studios division, with the expectation that the two will create an interconneted DC Universe, consiting of film, television, animation and video game projects.

“Peter and I will help to guide the already filmed projects for the next year, but the new slate won’t start until after Aquaman 2,” Gunn wrote on Instagram before revealing that he has been giving notes on the next four DC Universe movies, which were greenlit by the previous DC regime, led by Walter Hamada.

The exciting road ahead

Shazam! Fury of the Gods, The Flash, Blue Beetle and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom are currently in various stages of post-production at Warner Bros. Discovery, with all four DC Universe movies slated to hit theaters in 2023. What happens after the Aquaman sequel is currently unclear, but Gunn and Safran are said to be close to completing a multi-year plan for WBD’s DC Comics assets.

Gunn added: “We’re excited to be shepherding the great films made before we arrived and working hard to create an extraordinary, wondrous and unique DCU beyond that.”

According to reports, Gunn is expected to focus on the creative direction of the DC Universe while Safran will handle business and production. They will report directly to Warner Bros. Discovery chief David Zaslav and collaborate with Warner Bros. Film Group co-heads Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy.

Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the future of the DC Universe under James Gunn and Peter Safran!

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.