Co-head of DC Studios James Gunn has been teasing for weeks that his and Peter Safran’s official DC Universe slate will be announced before the end of January 2023. Well, yesterday several journalists from the trades were invited to a private press conference when Gunn and Safran unveiled their 10-year plan to totally reboot the DC Universe and compete alongside Marvel Studios. The first “phase” of the new universe has been titled Chapter 1: Gods and Monsters.
The titles include Superman: Legacy (July 11, 2025), The Authority, Batman: The Brave and the Bold introducing Damian Wayne, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, and Swamp Thing. Several shows are in development as well including a Game of Thrones-esque Wonder Woman prequel series Paradise Lost, Creature Commandos, Lanterns including Hal Jordan and John Stewart, Booster Gold, and the previously announced Amanda Waller show. All previous actors besides Viola Davis as Amanda Waller will be recast in this new DC Universe. Though the door is open to possibly have several previous actors return as a new characters in the DC Universe
Gunn also brought together an entire writers’ room to help map out the upcoming DC Universe including Drew Goddard (The Martian), Jeremy Slater (Moon Knight), Christina Hodson (The Flash), Christal Henry (Watchmen) and comics writer Tom King (Batman). Gunn added “We sat down in a room for a few days and we started to bash out what the basic overall plan could be. Not so much that it ties your wrists, but enough that we know what the basic story is, where we’re going. And it’s something that we’ll continue to do.”