A new report may have revealed when James Gunn and Peter Safran’s DC Studios will announce the first projects in the new DCU roster.
Gunn and Safran have been leading DC Studios since November 1, 2022, and have spent the past three months crafting a roster for the new DCU. Fans have so far only caught bits and pieces of information about DC’s master plan, including information on certain reworks, franchise reboots, and hints at upcoming new characters.
But that’s all about to change soon, as Gunn previously promised that the former “few” projects in the new DCU will be revealed in January. And with the clock ticking into the first month of 2023, these announcements are believed to be imminent, with fans having spent the entire month waiting for the news.
When will James Gunn announce the new DCU Slate?
According to the influencer Matt Ramosaka Supes, the first announcement from James Gunn and Peter Safran’s DC Studios will arrive on Tuesday, January 31st.
So does Supes noted that while many were initially fooled by James Gunn’s parody account into thinking the reports were confirmed for Tuesday, this is information he can independently confirm.
“I know there was some parody account that said something, but I’m telling myself the messages will officially go out on Tuesday :)”
The news follows previous confirmation from Gunn that his first project announcements will come before the end of January. Although Gunn and Safran’s program for the DCU will span eight to ten years, DC Studios will only announce “a few” of these projects on Tuesday.
Among the announcements is expected to come news of the new Superman film – written by Gunn – which will explore “an early part of Superman’s life.” The reboot will see a younger Clark Kent working as a reporter in Metropolis while crossing paths with key characters like Lois Lane.
The Direct previously made six predictions about some of the announcements fans can expect from the upcoming DCU reveal.
What to Expect from the DCU Slate Reveal?
James Gunn and Peter Safran may have a decade-long history, but the duo has only been running DC Studios for about three months. So all of these projects will be in extremely early stages of development, which means fans have to manage their expectations of what to expect from this reveal.
As Gunn himself said, they will only announce the first one “few” projects on the list, which are likely to be a mix of movies and series. Although the DCU will also eventually encompass both animation and games according to Gunn, the initial focus will likely remain on live-action to garner the biggest reaction.
Despite the news that DC Studios announcements will come on Tuesday, it remains unclear at this time where they will come from or what platform they will take. Some of the options include an official live stream, a pre-recorded announcement video, a series of tweets from Gunn and articles from Hollywood trade publications.
Beyond that, fans shouldn’t expect much in the way of cast or crew news, as it’s simply too early to have formed any concept of a production schedule or been able to negotiate contracts. Also, any news of a remake could end up severely sabotaging DC’s four remaining 2023 films.
Regardless, audiences will get to see some of the first projects to come from the new DCU, possibly no further than 2026. Fans may get some idea of where Gunn’s “the greatest [DC] a story once told” is heading, along with a clearer indication of whether this is a reboot or a DCEU sequel.
James Gunn and Peter Safran are expected to present the first announcements from the new DCU on Tuesday, January 31. The exact platform on which the revelations will appear remains unclear at this time.