James Gunn Confirms Multiple DCU Projects in Production: “Superman: Legacy” Not Alone

WASHINGTON, DC – DC Studios co-CEO and director of “Superman: Legacy,” James Gunn, is keeping fans in the loop about his plans for the DC Extended Universe (DCU). While he remains tight-lipped about certain details, Gunn recently confirmed that “Superman: Legacy” will not be the only DCU project entering production this year.

The question remains, what other project will be joining the lineup? Sources suggest that “Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow” is a top contender to start filming soon, although television/streaming projects like “Lanterns” and “Waller” might also be in the running.

During a recent Q&A session with fans, Gunn was asked about the upcoming three-part movie “Crisis on Infinite Earths” from DC Animation. Some mistakenly believed that it would be connected to the DCU, as DC Studios embarks on a reboot across various media formats outside of the comics. However, Gunn made it clear that the movie is unrelated to the “reset” he had initially promised after the upcoming release of “The Flash.”

In addition to shedding light on DCU projects, Gunn provided insights into the pitch process in Hollywood and at DC Studios. He revealed that the reboot project was offered to him by Warner Bros. Discovery, but he didn’t accept until he had confidence in a solid story, which he pitched to trusted individuals.

One fan questioned Gunn about his trust in comic book writer Tom King, suggesting that King is largely disliked by fans. Gunn shared his admiration for King’s writing talents, highlighting his successful runs on titles such as “Miracle,” “Strange,” “WoT,” and “Human Target.” Gunn acknowledged that with success in the digital age comes a group of detractors.

After a challenging 2023 for the DC Extended Universe, DC Studios unveiled its “Chapter 1: Gods and Monsters” slate. Now, the focus is on rebooting the franchise as they move forward.

In summary, James Gunn’s hints and confirmations suggest that “Superman: Legacy” is just the beginning of the DCU’s future projects, with “Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow” likely to follow suit. Alongside the reboot efforts, Gunn highlights the importance of trusted pitches and believes in the talents of writers like Tom King, despite some online backlash. The DC Extended Universe aims to rise above previous setbacks and create a fresh start for fans.