DC Studios co-head James Gunn is teasing the return of Steve Agee’s John Economos.
This morning, James Gunn took to Twitter to wish actor Steve Agee a happy birthday and dropped a tantalizing tease about the DC Universe future of his character John Economos. Agee made his debut as Economos in The Suicide Squad before reprising the role for its HBO Max spin-off series Peacemaker.
James Gunn’s Twiter message reads as follows: “Happy Birthday to my great friend & collaborator & peak Economos (who you’ll see sooner than you think).” While the message was brief, it was enough to get fans excited about what the future holds for John Economos.
For those unfamiliar with the character, John Economos is a member of the A.R.G.U.S. organization who works for Amanda Waller. He is known for his no-nonsense attitude and his dedication to his job, even in the face of danger.
James Gunn’s John Economos tease is just the latest in a series of hints from the filmmaker about his DC Universe plans. Gunn has become a fan-favorite in the DC community thanks to his work on The Suicide Squad and Peacemaker, with fans are eagerly anticipating his next DCU projects with Peter Safran.
The future of the DC Universe
James Gunn and Peter Safran told journalists that their vision for the DC Universe includes locked scripts, wiggle room and a unified storyline across film, television, animation and video game projects. The two explained that the DC Universe could bring back elements from previous DC regimes, meaning that their eight-to-year plan is not a full reboot.
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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