10 Projects Coming to the DCU, Including Superman, Batman, and Robin

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The new DC universe is starting to take shape. This June, news broke that the first film of the new era, “Superman: Legacy,” has found its Superman and Lois Lane. David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan will step into the famous roles in the film, which is written and directed by DC Studios co-head James Gunn.

Back on Jan. 31, Gunn and his co-lead Peter Safran, who took over leading the superhero-comics-inspired film and television franchise together in November 2022, announced DC Studios’ plans for the future. They shared the first details for 10 upcoming projects – five movies and five TV shows – which will create Chapter One of the new DCU, which they’re calling the “Gods and Monsters” chapter.

This all might be a little confused if you’re not deep into DC lore. Basically, all these projects will be in one shared universe. Old movies like “Batman v. Superman,” the Gal Gadot “Wonder Women” series, “Aquaman,” “Black Adam”, and “The Flash” won’t have any impact going forward. However, according to Variety, Gunn and Safran said that some of the actors including Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, and Zachary Levi could all potentially reprise their respective roles. Plus, Viola Davis will definitely return as Amanda Waller for her series “Waller.”

If that’s making you worry about the “Joker” sequel with Lady Gaga and the sequel to 2022’s “The Batman,” don’t stress. Gunn and Safran said those projects exist in their own universe and will continue to go forward. There are also two more DC movies scheduled to release this year: “Aquaman 2” and “Blue Beetle.”

Another change Gunn and Safran are making for the new DCU is that from now on, whoever signs on to play a character in an animated show will also sign on to play them in live-action, and vice versa. It’s not clear if that will affect HBO Max’s current run of the “Harley Quinn” animated series, where Kaley Cuoco voices the lead anti-hero, who’s been portrayed by Margot Robbie on screen.

As for the 10 new projects, Gunn and Safran shared very few details about them in Janaury, but we’ve learned more info about many of them since. Ahead, we’re breaking down everything we know so far about the movies and TV shows in the new DCU.

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