New year, new DC. In the weeks since James Gunn and Peter Safran have been transitioning into their new roles as co-heads of DC Studios, fans have had a front-row seat to the death of the Snyderverse as Man of Steel 2 and Wonder Woman 3 have been scrapped, then end of Dwayne Johnson‘s brief tenure as the self-appointed man in charge and the announcement of a brand new direction for Superman that does not include Henry Cavill. It’s been a busy time for Gunn and Safran and quite a roller coaster for fans but it looks like it’s just getting started.
As part of a Twitter thread in which he announced his involvement with DC Studios’ new Superman film, Gunn indicated that he and Safran, who were expected to pitch their new slate to Warner Bros. Discovery recently, will kick off 2023 by rolling out at least a bit of what fans can expect from the future of DC Studios.
Just what that might mean outside of Superman is completely unknown at the moment, though in recent social media responses, Gunn has potentially given some clues as to what characters and stories might be part of what’s next. As fans wait to hear what the long-term plan is, the immediate future includes the 2023 releases of Shazam! Fury of the Gods, The Flash and Aquaman: The Lost Kingdom, the 2024 release of Joker: Folie à Deux and several projects set within Matt Reeves‘ Gotham-verse, including a sequel to The Batman and a streaming series focused on Colin Farrell‘s Oswald Cobblepot.