News culture Batman, Superman, Justice League… The Snyderverse is dead: here is the new plan of DC and James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy)
Published on 28/12/2022 at 11:31
We know it: the DCEU has never been a great success and after having tried tirelessly despite bitter failures, it is now time to demolish everything to rebuild better. James Gunn and Peter Safran are notably in charge of this ambitious new project.
Get off on the right foot
Initiated with Man of Steel, the DC Extended Universe had great ambitions: to rival the almighty Marvel and its ultra-successful, painstakingly constructed Extended Universe. Unfortunately, everything didn’t really go as planned and despite the trials, this world of promising superheroes has never really been able to shine… to the point of arriving at an ultimatum.
Now in charge of building the future of DC Comics in cinema, James Gunn (director of Guardians of the Galaxy at Marvel, but also behind The Suicide Squad at DC) and Peter Safran are already beginning to take matters into their own hands. It starts with the somewhat hasty departure of major figures like Henri Cavill (Superman) or Dwayne Johnson (Black Adam) in order to opt for a whole new cast.
James Gunn (left) and Peter Safran (right)
Links to comics
It was on the Mastodon social network that James Gunn spoke quickly with a fan: the latter told him that he “hoped for better coordination with DC Publishing” (in charge of comics, editor’s note), to which Gunna replied that he “was already working on it with his friend Jim Lee”.
For the record, Jim Lee is the current creative director of DC Comics: the two men (and probably Peter Safran) are therefore already collaborating together for a better synergy between films and comics.
This echoes the previous statements of James Gunn who confirmed that the films, series and series of DC animation would all be part of one and the same universe. Even more interesting, it has been confirmed that video games will also integrate this connected world: could it be the same with comics?
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