James Gunn Explains Why Some DCU Projects Are Moving Faster Than Others

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In early 2023, James Gunn and Peter Safran presented their own new rebooted universe dubbed DCU and presented a full slate of projects. The last movie released within the DCEU was last year’s ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’ which was somewhat of a success when you take into account that nearly all MCU movies released that year failed both when it comes to critics and when it comes to the box office.

In January, Gunn and Safran introduced the initial projects of the DCU slate, revealing the team of writers involved in crafting the overarching story: Drew Goddard, Jeremy Slater, Christina Hodson, Christal Henry, and Tom King. They outlined a plan spanning eight to ten years, divided into “chapters,” with potential for further expansion. The first chapter, ‘Gods and Monsters,’ included films like ‘Superman’ (originally titled ‘Superman: Legacy’), ‘The Authority,’ ‘The Brave and the Bold,’ ‘Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow,’ and ‘Swamp Thing,’ alongside television series like ‘Creature Commandos,’ ‘Waller,’ ‘Lanterns,’ ‘Paradise Lost,’ and ‘Booster Gold.’

But fans noticed that some projects are definitely being worked on more than others.

Recently, Gunn was asked on Threads, why not all Authority members were cast since some of them are supposed to be introduced in the upcoming ‘Superman’ as well, like Angelica Spica / The Engineer. Gunn gave the fans a really good answer as he reflected on the fact that quality standards need to remain high at all times:

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Gunn via this answer indirectly let us know that the script for the upcoming ‘The Authority’ movie is still not finished yet. Gunn is currently busy with ‘Superman’ as the principal photography for the movie started on February 29th, Superman’s canonical birthday. Gunn also revealed that his next projects of interest are ‘Peacemaker’ and ‘Waller’ which will be shot back to back.

‘Superman’ will be released on July 11, 2025, the rest of the release dates remain largely unknown.

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