The Star Wars universe has been going on intergalactic adventures for many years. Ever since the first Star Wars movie came out in 1977, the world has never been the same. James Gunn announced the slate of projects that the new DC Universe will be leaning toward. The DC Studios co-head initially remarked that his DCU will not be Marvel 2.0, but in a recent statement, Gunn suggested that Star Wars storytelling will influence the new universe that DC is building. Could this mean that the DCU is Star Wars 2.0?
During DC’s Chapter 1 announcement Q&A event via Gizmodo, Gunn said that he’s hoping to create a universe that is as effective as Star Wars, with its commendable world-building and unique style of presenting things.“But we’re also creating a universe that is like Star Wars where there are different times, different places, different things…”
Despite Marvel already maximizing the style of multiverses, DC Studios will feature more narrative flexibility, showcasing different places in different timelines and eras than the MCU. The Peacemaker creator also underscored the scope of the upcoming characters, “like Game of Thrones, where characters are a little bit more morally complex.”
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Game of Thrones is known for featuring the nuances of its characters and the moral ambiguity that reflects the real world. If that were the case for the new DCU, then it would be a breath of fresh air to see superheroes struggling with moral dilemmas, knowing that superheroes should be morally and inherently good.
The new DCU is about to kick off in 2025, but Marvel and Star Wars are letting DC Studios have an easy way out and come home with those box office records given that they are about to release their exciting slate in that year as well. We have compiled a list of what to expect in two years from these major franchises.
Lucasfilm has devoted significant time to its upcoming projects, so fans are likely to give their full support because Star Wars hasn't been in theaters in over six years. As the new DCU gears up, viewers should be ready to take note of how its narrative will bear a resemblance to the epic space opera multimedia franchise.
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