James Gunn has been at the helm of DC Studios for a couple of months now. The co-CEO of the studio has been juggling his role as the creative director at DC and his final directorial projects at Marvel.
Despite his very busy schedule, Gunn still gives time to engage fans on social media and answer questions. One of the most common questions the fandom has been asking concerns the future of DC TV shows.
A fan asked the director if he (and Peter Safran) plan to give more DC characters TV shows. Gunn subsequently revealed that there will be future TV shows for DC superheroes and these will be tied into movie projects.
Yes, most definitely, the DCU will be connected across film and TV (and animation). https://t.co/IIiqkMJkuW
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) November 27, 2022
The plan to link TV shows and movies may have been inspired, not only by the MCU, but also by Gunn’s projects in the DCU. Gunn directed the HBO series The Peacemaker, which is a spin-off of the movie The Suicide Squad.
Gunn also answered a question regarding the animated series that DC is known for, revealing that there are plans to do both 2D and 3D animated TV shows and movies.
Will it be 3D or 2D animation?
— GlazeDoughnut (@sgr_covrd_pstry) November 27, 2022
DC recently lost iconic voice actor Kevin Conroy. The actor starred in the animated TV series Batman: The Animated Series and voiced Batman in several other shows such as The Justice League. The veteran voice actor passed away at the age of 66.
The DC Universe Bible
We may be seeing more animated projects from the DCU. Gunn and Safran have yet to reveal their plans for the DCU (formerly DCEU) to Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav. These recent tweets gave us some insight into what the pair intends to do with the DC superheroes down the line. Gunn has recently said that the plan for DCU was "to tell one great overarching story... across film, television gaming, live-action, and animation."
According to reports, the pair is working on the "DC Universe Bible" which is almost complete. The co-CEOs will reveal their plans to Warner Bros executives soon. The ten-year plan includes all forms of media including video games.
HBO Max would benefit from having more DC shows in its library. Doom Patrol, Titans, and The Peacemaker air exclusively on HBO Max, and Superman & Lois is the only major DC show that is still airing outside HBO’s streaming service.
Warner Bros. Discovery recently made some big changes to HBO’s streaming service. HBO Max is reportedly merging with Discovery+ in 2023 as a singular streaming platform. The name of the new streaming service is yet to be announced.