James Gunn teases more projects for Chapter 1

According to the director, fewer than half of the planned projects for Chapter 1 of the DCU have been revealed.

The DC Universe has had a massive shakeup starting with the appointment of James Gunn and Peter Safran as co-CEOs of DC Studios. The duo has started working on their vision for the franchise with an eight to ten-year plan.

More projects are coming to Chapter 1: Gods and Monsters.

The co-CEOs recently unveiled the first part of their new slate of projects. Chapter 1: Gods and Monsters announced five movies and TV shows coming to the DCU. However, the projects that have been announced are just the tip of the iceberg, with Gunn teasing that more are coming.

Gunn has been interacting a lot with fans on social media lately. In a recent engagement on Twitter, one fan asked how much of Chapter 1 has been revealed. Gunn replied, "Less than half."

It's expected that more projects are coming to the DCU with at least one more chapter planned within the next ten years and a minimum of two to three movies annually. It's safe to say that the DCU is going to get around five to ten more movies and shows for its first chapter if we hold Gunn to his word.

Batman's The Brave and the Bold has been announced as part of Chapter 1.

In comparison, Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has a total of six movies and seven TV series as of the moment of writing. However, the second part of the Multiverse Saga spans just two years (three to four, at most if we account for the delays). If Gunn intends to replicate Marvel’s success, then an average of three movies and three TV shows per year is ideal.

So far, the current DCU slate for Chapter 1 is as follows:

  • Superman: Legacy
  • The Authority
  • The Brave and the Bold
  • Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow
  • Swamp Thing
  • Creature Commandos
  • Waller
  • Lanterns
  • Paradise Lost
  • Booster Gold

The announcement of Superman: Legacy has been met with some controversy as it involves a younger Clark Kent. This means that a younger actor will be replacing long-time Superman star, Henry Cavill. The upcoming Superman film has a release date of July 11, 2025. Gunn revealed that he is writing the script for the movie but no actor has been cast for the role of Superman yet.

Superman: Legacy was met with controversy as Henry Cavill will be replaced as Superman.

Gunn and Safran have hired a creative team to work with them on creating the new DC Universe. DC Comics writer Tom King, Moon Knight’s Jeremy Slater, Watchmen’s Christal Henry, Daredevil’s Drew Goddard, and The Flash’s Christina Hodson are part of the team working on the future of DC.

Hopefully, DC Studios reveals more projects soon. Fans will surely appreciate knowing where the studio is heading with its projects and how it is connected to the bigger plot of the DC Universe.

Most likely, Gunn will officially reveal Peacemaker Season 2 (with a release date) and, if we're lucky, a Constantine sequel.

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