James Gunn’s DC Slate Announcement for Upcoming Movies & TV

James Gunn has officially announced the initial movie and TV projects for DC Studios. The announcement comes after endless online rumors and plenty of fan speculation. Now, we have an idea of what’s to come in the next 8-10 years for the long-awaited reboot of DC Comics’ film and television branch.

Gunn specified that the upcoming DC Universe projects will feature the same actors in live-action and animation to build a sense of continuity. Certain DCU projects like Matt Reeves’ The Batman, Todd Phillips’ Joker, and Teen Titans Go! will now be labeled as DC Elseworlds — essentially, those are multiverse stories. We also know The Batman Part II will be released on Oct. 3, 2025 and that Superman & Lois will continue as a DC TV series.

The new DCU will still feature elements of the former DCEU’s adaptations but many of the teams and storylines are altogether new to the screen. Once you’ve read about the DCU lineup, let us know which project you’re most excited about with our poll!

Creature Commandos

Animated TV Series

Creature Commandos will be an animated series written by James Gunn. You might recognize The Suicide Squad’s Weasel as a core member. Using Creature Commandos as a stepping off point, Gunn explains the DCU’s plan to move characters into and out of animation and live action. This group of military misfits is slightly paranormal, and will feature Rick Flag Sr., Nina Mazursky, Dr. Phosphorus, Eric Frankenstein, G.I. Robot, and Weasel, with The Bride of Frankenstein as the lead character.


Live-Action TV Series

Viola Davis returns as Amanda Waller, the stoic mastermind behind the Suicide Squad and other covert operations. Amanda Waller will be joined by members of Team Peacemaker from HBO’s Peacemaker. The Waller TV series will be created by Christal Henry (Watchmen) and Jeremy Carver (Doom Patrol).

Superman: Legacy

Live-Action Film – July 11, 2025

Gunn describes this movie as the “true beginning of the DCU.” He will be writing Superman: Legacy himself. While he doesn’t offer many details aside from a release date of July 11, 2025, there have been a few hints here and there about what the newest Superman movie might be about.


Live-Action TV Series

The Lanterns series will follow two prominent human heroes: John Stewart and Hal Jordan. According to Gunn, there will be a smattering of other Lanterns, but the Green Lanterns John and Hal are the most central. The show is terrestrial based and similar to True Detective in tone and narrative. Gunn describes it as a “terrifying mystery that ties into our larger story of the DCU.”

The Authority

Live-Action Film

A DC Comics deep cut, The Authority features characters from the Wildstorm team like Midnighter and Apollo. These morally ambiguous heroes “think the world is broken and they want to fix it by any means necessary.” Gunn insists the show is a different look at super heroes than what fans have come to expect.

Paradise Lost

Live-Action TV Series

Gunn describes this Wonder Woman TV series as “Game of Thrones with Westeros, but with all the inhabitants of Paradise Island.” In this live-action series, we’ll see the birthplace of Wonder Woman, Themyscira — also known as Paradise Island. Gunn also teased the appearance of other Themyscira residents besides the Amazons.

The Brave and the Bold

Live-Action Film

The Brave and the Bold will become the introduction of the DCU’s new Batman. Using Grant Morrison’s comic book run of the same name, the film will also feature Damian Wayne, the biological son of Talia al Ghul and Bruce Wayne. Damian is also one of Batman’s Robins. He is a conflicted young super hero because of his complicated family history. Fittingly, Gunn describes this film as the beginning of the caring, chaotic household that is the Bat-Family.

Booster Gold

Live-Action TV Series

Next up will be a live-action TV series about Booster Gold. Booster Gold is largely considered a “loser” hero from the future who travels back in time. Booster’s antics often involve his best friend, the Ted Kord version of Blue Beetle. Gunn describes the show as “basically the super hero story of imposter syndrome on an HBO Max series.”

Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow

Live-Action Film

Supergirl will be a “much more jaded character” to contrast with her Kryptonian cousin. Taking inspiration from Tom King and Bilquis Evely’s book of the same name, we’ll see Supergirl struggle to find herself in a world that feels cruel and hopeless. This live-action adventure will be a sci-fi epic that takes the Supergirl mythos to all new heights.

Swamp Thing

Live-Action Film

Finally, Swamp Thing will be a departure from the other DCU projects as a much darker and horror-influenced origin story. This makes a lot of sense since it was originally part of the Vertigo label. The film will be “totally outside of the DCU [but] it will still feed into the rest of the stories,” according to Gunn. Swamp Thing’s story lends itself perfectly to botanical horror, so this project is sure to scare the roots off any audience.

All of these upcoming projects, part of what James Gunn calls “Gods and Monsters” AKA the first chapter of the DCU, are only the major announcements. It’s still possible more DC projects are on the horizon!

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