DC Studios Reveals How Long Rebooted Movie & TV Slate Will Be

By Russ Milheim Updated:
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Fans should start getting ready to learn what Warner Bros. and newly appointed DC Studios CEO James Gunn have in store for its new DCU, because the first hints are coming soon.

Gunn, and his co-partner, Peter Safran, have really shaken up things at Warner Bros. and for the DCU as a whole. First, they canceled Wonder Woman 3, then the two revealed how Henry Cavill was out as Superman—which then led to Dwayne Johnson announcing his departure as well.

As worrisome as all of that might sound, the duo swear they have a plan—one which is "ready to go" and set to be revealed at the beginning of this year.

But just how far down the road will James Gunn's DCU plan cover?

A Slate Announcement for DC Studios is Imminent

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According to James Gunn, the co-lead of DC Studios, an announcement regarding their upcoming slate of projects is just around the corner.

In response to a fan on Twitter inquiring about the legitimacy of Variety's recent report regarding Warner Bros. potentially keeping Ezra Miller as The Flash going forward, Gunn chose to instead address how big their slate is.

Instead of the three years worth of projects directly mentioned by Variety, Gunn clarified that "[their] slate is 8 to 10 years [long]:"

"I don't know what's out there about Ezra but our slate is 8 to 10 years (but we will only be announcing some of it this month)."

The quote above also confirmed that the highly anticipated announcements will happen this January.

A Bumpy Road to Reach DCU's Success

The length of Gunn's plan matches up perfectly with what Warner Bros. CEO David Zaslav previously promised investors. The real question is: can everyone follow through without the studio going belly up once again?

As rough as this transition in leadership over at DC Studios and Warner Bros. has been, at the very least, it seems clear that Gunn and Safran love the characters and stories they're in charge of. They're even "open to producing any Elseworld DC projects that aren't set in the DCU."

But what exactly should fans expect after 2023 drops the final DCU films of the old regime?

Well, it's likely their younger Superman-focused project will be one of the first to debut. Gunn has also directly hinted at a future for heroes such as Green Lantern and Batman while also making mention of villains like Slade Wilson's Deathstroke.

Many are speculating that due to the attention Blue Beetle has been getting, the upcoming hero could end up being the first to tell a story in this new DCU.

Hopefully, it won't be long before Gunn reveals his mystery plan.

- About The Author: Russ Milheim
Russ Milheim is the Industry Relations Coordinator at The Direct. On top of utilizing his expertise on the many corners of today’s entertainment to cover the latest news and theories, he establishes and maintains communication and relations between the outlet and the many studio and talent representatives.