James Gunn Reveals Tom King Will Be ‘Integral’ To His New DC Universe

King's the key!

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Comic book creators finally get their due! James Gunn says that DC Studios will be working closely with Tom King, as the writer will be a key part in crafting the new DC Universe.

It’s no secret that James Gunn wants DC Studios to be a more writer-driven franchise than many before it. While Tom King is already involved in adapting his Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow book to the big screen, it seems there are bigger plans for him in the DC Universe, with Gunn revealing he’s an “integral” part of other projects and there’s interest in adapting King’s other books:

“Tom King is an integral part of the DCU, not just [Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow.]” Gunn revealed on Threads. “He’s one of the first people I showed the [Superman: Legacy] script, asking for notes. He’s included in various ways in numerous projects, including [Woman of Tomorrow]. And, yes [we would consider bringing his other runs to the DCU.”

James Gunn and Tom King are certainly birds of a feather when it comes to adapting obscure characters, so it’s no shock the two would collaborate at DC Studios. King is also one of the biggest comic book writers of this generation, making him a no-brainer as a baseline for the DC Universe. Here’s to hoping the projects turn out more like Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow and less like Heroes in Crisis!

What to expect from Ana Nogueira’s Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow

Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow is a fresh take on Supergirl, distinct from the legacy left by previous DC Films head Walter Hamada and separate from the interconnected storyline of the previous DC film lineup, including The Flash. The film draws inspiration from a recent comic book series by Tom King and Bilquis Evely, which was published between 2021 and 2022.

As Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow begins to take shape under Ana Nogueira’s pen, the project is still in its early stages, with several key components yet to be finalized. The film does not have a director attached, nor has a release date been set, reflecting the recent closure of Nogueira’s deal.

Ana Nogueira may be familiar to readers from her acting stints on The Vampire DiariesThe Michael J. Fox Show and The Blacklist. Beyond her acting achievements, Nogueira has also carved out a successful career in writing. Her play Which Way to the Stage made its off-Broadway debut in 2022. She is also involved in adapting the short story Mothers, Lock Up Your Daughters for Warner Bros. and 21 Laps.

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Anthony Singletary

Anthony Singletary

Anthony has always had a love for stories. An aspiring screenwriter and video editor, he takes pride in connecting fans with the latest heroic news!