Folks, the new DCU is upon us and is helmed by none other than Marvel’s poster boy James Gunn. Gunn, the director of the Guardians of the Galaxy films, Slither, Super, and The Suicide Squad, shares the CEO responsibilities of DC Studios with Peter Safran. Safran has produced several DCU films prior including Shazam and Aquaman, and was worked with Aquaman director James Wan on several previous projects.
Their first phase of the DCU shared universe has been dubbed Gods and Monsters. What does that mean? James Gunn or Peter Safran haven’t told us yet. Sounds overly grandios, but in Gunn we trust, right? The slate of films in this first wave of the DCU includes well known and relatively unknown characters alike. Superman, Batman, the Green Lantern Corps, the Flash, and many more you may know. More obscure characters or groups like Blue Beetle, the Authority, or Creature Commandos are also discussed.
Gunn also mentioned that continuity would be shared amongst films, TV, and even video games. The blueprint for how this will all work is unclear. An Elseworlds title was also included in the announcement that would encompass anything that doesn’t fit in the shared DCU. Matt Reeves’ Batman or Todd Philips Joker would be considered Elseworlds titles. We cover all this and more in this episode.
We also chat a whole bunch about the Transformers: Rise of the Beasts trailer that we’re excited about, and Atul swoons over the new WTYD studio/Justin’s office. More cool stuff to come on that in future entries and on our YouTube page.