DC Studios seems set to intensify video game development efforts

Monolith Studios, a Warner-owned game studio, is looking for an executive producer with DC franchise knowledge.

James Gunn and Peter Safran want to create a DC Universe that is connected across all types of media, including games.
James Gunn and Peter Safran want to create a DC Universe that is connected across all types of media, including games.

When James Gunn and Peter Safran took over the reins at DC Studios last year, there was an understanding that things would change. The pair were tasked with leading the revamped DC Studios and building an interconnected world of big screen pictures, animations, and television series à la Marvel Studios - and of course, video games.

Now, it seems the pair are stepping up work on that aspect of their plan. A few days ago, a Twitter user and DC fan put his detective skills to good use. The fan, James Sigfield, came across a job posting by Monolith Productions, a video game company owned by Warner Bros. Games. The studio is behind the forthcoming Wonder Woman game and Warner's Middle Earth series.

The posting called for applications for the post of Executive Producer. From the description, whoever fills the role will oversee the development of "multiple projects." This sounds like an ordinary enough position with requirements that any video game studio would have for its executive producer.

However, under a section titled "The Nice to Haves," the Monolith Productions posting specifies "DC Franchise Knowledge" and this speaks volumes. It's unlikely that such knowledge will be necessary for developing unrelated content, right? 

Since the ascension of Gunn and Safran, every DC Studios release has underperformed at the box office. Shazam! Fury of the Gods and The Flash are sure to lose the studio money and the latest release, Blue Beetle, which is still showing in theaters, is looking like it will toe the same line.

Even though these projects were not developed by Gunn and Safran, the huge losses they've incurred for Warner means there will be pressure on the pair to turn things around – and fast, too. If they can  pull off their plan for the universe and achieve cohesion across every project regardless of the media format, and get fans to dig in, we have no doubt they will lead DC Studios to great heights.

A Warner-owned game studio's search for an executive producer suggests DC Studios is ready to ramp up efforts to develop video games.

For now, the pair are hard at work to bring their vision for the universe to life. Their first project, an animated series titled Creature Commandos, is in production and slated for release next year. The first feature film, Superman: Legacy, is billed for a 2025 release. It is still in development.

In this article, you can read more about the movies and television series that make up Gods and Monsters, the first part of their 10-year plan for the DC Universe. Blue Beetle is currently showing in theaters all over the world.

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  1. It is about time. I have been saying they need to take their gaming development more seriously. Marvel makes a killing with their games!

  2. They have a lot to work with. I hope whatever they have planned moving forward, they be sure to listen to the true fans.

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