James Gunn just confirmed that he is working on multiple DCEU projects

In addition to Season 2 of the Peacemaker, James Gunn teased that he is contributing to other DCEU shows and films as well.


It appears that Warner Bros. has found their Zack Snyder replacement. After kickstarting the DC Extended Universe with 2013's Man of Steel and following it up with 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as well as 2017's Justice League, which was later re-released in 2021 to be more in line with his original vision, Warner Bros. and Zack Snyder partner ways, with the latter working with Netflix. Unfortunately, Snyder's departure meant that his original plans for the DCEU is all but canceled, leaving the future of the cinematic universe in limbo with no architect overseeing everything.

Who else here thinks that James Gunn should direct the next Justice League film?

Although Warner Bros. hasn't officially confirmed a successor, it appears that James Gunn is taking Snyder's place.

After wowing audiences and critics with last year's The Suicide Squad, Gunn got a chance to work on a spin-off show, Peacemaker, which centered on John Cena's character from the film. As it turns out, Peacemaker enjoyed more success on HBO Max than The Suicide Squad, with a second season already confirmed. Now, Gunn just confirmed that he's working on more projects for DC going forward.

According to an interview with Neil Vagg, Gunn is "working on another DC thing, and maybe another one," adding that there's a "couple of different things that we're balancing with the stories."

The writer-director has carved out a niche for himself as the go-to guy for superhero team-ups. After finding success with 2010's Super, Gunn solidified his status with 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy along with its sequel in 2017 and an upcoming threequel next year. In an alternate universe, Gunn probably wouldn't have gone to DC's camp in the first place. In 2018, Disney fired Gunn only to bring him back a year later but not before Gunn could sign a deal with the DCEU, culminating in the aforementioned projects and more potentially in the pipeline.

Even if Warner Bros. won't outright confirm that Gunn is going to be Snyder's replacement, he's the closest thing that DC has to Kevin Feige right now. We wouldn't be surprised if Gunn ends up getting the gig in a few years. Until then, Gunn is content playing for both sides. In addition to Peacemaker season 2 and the other DC projects, Gunn is also busy with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special.

It appears that Warner Bros. doesn't mind that The Suicide Squad flopped at the global box office.

Speaking of comic book films and shows, the next few months are going to be huge for fans all over the world. Moon Knight will hit Disney+ on March 30, followed by Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness in theaters on May 6 with Ms. Marvel and Thor: Love and Thunder up next on June 8 and July 8, respectively. Afterward, it's DC's turn following delays with Black Adam coming on October 21, 2022.

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.
Comparison List (0)
Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves unveils a new trailer Microsoft to increase prices of first party games in 2023 Someone just turned Pokemon Red into a three-hour movie AEW Fight Forever to keep controversial wrestler, CM Punk Microsoft confirms new 10-year Call of Duty deal for Sony Black Adam could lose $100M from theatrical release Halo Infinite loses Multiplayer Creative Director Overwatch 2 makes it easier to unlock new hero BioWare drops Dragon Age: Dreadwolf trailer for Dragon Age day CD Projekt RED has officially canceled Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer