The WGA strike that started last May recently ended after 148 days. Although the SAG-AFTRA strike is still ongoing, which means cameras on movie and television sets won’t be turned on for some time yet, the writers are allowed to continue the writing process of all the projects that are currently in development. The studios will now prioritize finishing the projects that the strikes have put on hold before they start developing some brand-new content, and Warner Bros. and DC Studios also have a fair share of projects that need to continue their development.
Last February, James Gunn announced the first five movies and five television series that the upcoming DCU shared universe will first spawn. When the WGA strike began, Gunn announced that the scripts for the first two projects, ‘Creature Commandos’ and ‘Superman: Legacy,’ have been finished, while the other projects will resume development post-strike. Assuming the SAG-AFTRA strike is resolved until then, ‘Superman: Legacy’ should start production early next year, and while that movie will introduce a brand-new cast, we’ll eventually see some DCEU actors in DCU.
James Gunn confirms the return of three familiar faces to DCU.
James Gunn recently said that nothing before ‘Creature Commandos’ and ‘Superman: Legacy’ is canon to DCU, regardless of some DCEU actors returning and some storylines continuing in the upcoming shared universe. We can only wait to see how they will pull off that transition between the two cinematic universes, but we know we’ll see at least three DCEU faces returning to their roles.
James Gunn recently confirmed (via DiscussingFilm) that John Cena, Voila Davis, and Xolo Maridueña will eventually return to DCU. Of course, we already knew this since we know that Cena will return as the titular character in ‘Peacemaker’ Season 2, Davis will star in the spin-off series centered on her character Amanda Waller, and Maridueña’s Blue Beetle was already confirmed by Gunn as the first DCU hero, even though his original movie was another box-office failure for DC Studios.
Gunn reportedly didn’t indicate that these are all DCEU actors returning. We remember that Gunn teased a while ago that we could potentially see Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn again, and Gal Gadot recently claimed that DC Studios is working on ‘Wonder Woman 3’ with her, although different reports can’t agree on how true that is really.
With the writing development now continued on all upcoming DCU projects, we are staying tuned to find out more. ‘Creature Commandos’ is expected to premiere next year on the Max streaming service, and ‘Superman: Legacy’ is scheduled to premiere in theaters on July 11, 2025. Until DCU starts officially, there’s plenty of time to learn more about the upcoming cinematic universe. Gunn also recently said that more casting news will be revealed once the SAG-AFTRA strike is resolved.
Are you looking forward to the return of the actors mentioned above to DCU? Which other DCEU actors would you like to see in DCU? Please share your thoughts and expectations with us in the comments below.