James Gunn Reassures Fans Where Warner Bros, Stands in His DCU

Given that the DC projects that James Gunn and Peter Safran announced last month were something that fans have waited for and rooted for a long time, they wanted to make sure that nothing could ever ruin the experience of it for them. Warner Bros. has been facing controversies for a while now, with financial trouble and merger issues. Given that DC Studios is a division of Warner Bros., fans worry that it would affect the new DC Universe, but co-CEO Gunn gave fans some relief with his latest comment.

In an Instagram comment from Gunn, which was shared on Reddit, the filmmaker responded to a curious follower that the DCU won't have interference from Warner Bros., adding, “DC is separate from Warner Brothers as of a couple of months ago.”

Gunn previously slammed Warner Bros. DC’s management history, calling it “pretty f---ed up.” He added, “They were just giving away IP like they were party favors to any creators. What we are going to do is we're going to promise that everything from our first project forward is going to be unified. But we will say that we've gotten very lucky [inheriting these] next four projects.”

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The said projects that the Peacemaker creator referred to are the upcoming movies Shazam! Fury of the Gods, The Flash, Blue Beetle, and Aquaman 2, of which the former two will head DCU’s soft reboot this year, given that the brand new universe that Gunn and Safran are creating is not to be experienced until 2025.

Gunn also clarified prior that the old management, probably controlled by Warner Bros., was responsible for Henry Cavill’s Superman exit. “I like Henry, I think he’s a great guy,” he said. “I think he’s getting dicked around by a lot of people, including the former regime at this company. But this Superman is not Henry, for several reasons.”

With the Guardians of the Galaxy director's recent statement, DCU fans extended their relief over the matter and hoped it would continue being that way. Redditor x_Space_Man_x said, “That's good, I guess. WB's interference was an issue for past DC movies. See what happened to Ayer's SS and Snyder's JL having extensive reshoots before being released.”


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Gunn and Safran's new DCU will kick off with Superman: Legacy on July 11, 2025.


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