James Gunn has revealed that DC Studios was not involved in the cancellations of Titans and Doom Patrol.
Titans and Doom Patrol are coming to and end after four seasons on the DC Universe application and the WarnerMedia streaming service HBO Max, but DC Studios had nothing to do with the decision. Titans and Doom Patrol were axed before James Gunn and Peter Safran took charge of DC Studios, according to a Twitter post from the former.
“The decision to end the series precedes us,” James Gunn wrote on Twitter. “But I certainly wish the best for the talented group of creators, actors, and the rest of the crew that produced both shows.”
The DC Studios co-head went on to add the following when asked if the cast members of Titans and Doom Patrol could return in future DC Universe projects: “Sure. What characters/performers playing those characters we keep in the DCU would be my and Peter’s call. But that doesn’t mean we can keep any TV show running indefinitely.”
James Gunn and his DC Studios partner are expected to present the first chapter of their multi-year DC Universe roadmap towards the end of the month. Details regarding their DCU plans are being kept under lock and key at Warner Bros. Discovery.
A new era for the DC Universe
James Gunn and Peter Safran are now in charge of DC’s film, television and animations efforts at Warner Bros. Discovery, bringing the company’s comic book-related assets under one roof. Gunn is said to be focusing on the creative direction of the DCU while Safran is handling things that are related to business and production.
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. Will the characters from those movies make appearances in the new DCU? Only Gunn and Safran know.
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