When back in August, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav announced his intention to forge the DC Universe — It’s now official title, after years of fans dubbing it the DC Extended Universe) into something rivaling the Marvel Cinematic Universe within ten years time, many scoffed at the idea, especially in light of his seemingly hack & slash approach to Warner Bros. content since taking over. However, the recent news that DC Studios would have not one, but two, Kevin Feiges at the helm in writer-director James Gunn (Peacemaker, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3) and producer Peter Safran (The Conjuring franchise) has many movie fans very excited. Gunn and Safran will co-lead the effort to revitalize Warner Bros. Discovery’s DC Comics IPs, combining film, television and animation divisions under their leadership umbrella.
According to THR, Zaslav said during a recent investor’s call that the pair are “hard at work right now” on restructuring the DC Universe:
They have a powerful vision and blueprint that will drive a more unified creative approach that will enable us to realize the full value of one of the world’s most iconic franchises.
Zaslav touted future projects like Matt Reeve‘s sequel to The Batman and Joker: Folie à Deux, which will begin shooting next month. He also confirmed that Blue Beetle is still in the works, with Angel Manuel directing. The feature will be based on the modern incarnation of the character, Jaime Reyes, making it DC’s first film featuring a Latino superhero.
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