DC Studios co-head James Gunn opens up about how video video games will issue into the continuity of the brand new DC Universe.
Whereas it has lengthy been identified that the continuity of James Gunn and Peter Safran’s new DC Universe would prolong to video video games, the previous has lastly opened up relating to how precisely interactive media will issue into the franchise’s interconnected narrative.
Throughout an interview with the corporate’s official web site, DC Studios co-chair Gunn was requested concerning the position video video games will play in his and Safran’s shared universe of DC movies and tv exhibits. “It is not like we will have the Superman film come out and have this Superman sport come out,” Gunn stated. “It is extra like we’ll have the Superman movie come out, then perhaps two years later, we’ve got the Supergirl film popping out. So, what is the story in between there? Is there a Krypto sport that we will play that is available in between them? One thing that is nonetheless set on the planet with these characters, however is its personal factor. We need to give the prominence to video games that they deserve.”
Notably, Gunn and Safran’s plan for the brand new DCU does certainly name for each a Superman film and a Supergirl film. The previous, titled Superman: Legacy, is at the moment scheduled to launch in theaters on July 11, 2025 to kick off the rebooted universe. The latter, titled Supergirl: Girl of Tomorrow, will comply with swimsuit at a later date. Legacy and Girl of Tomorrow are two of the 5 movies (and 10 whole initiatives) that Gunn and Safran have introduced as a part of “Chapter 1” of the DCU.
The opposite Chapter 1 movies the DC Studios bosses have introduced are The Authority, The Courageous and the Daring and Swamp Factor. Furthermore, Gunn and Safran have introduced 5 tv exhibits as a part of the DCU’s first chapter: Creature Commandos, Waller, Booster Gold, Lanterns and Paradise Misplaced. Crucially, the aforementioned 10 initiatives to not account for all of Chapter 1, with Gunn and Safran set to announce extra down the street. The duo’s present plan for the DCU consists of two chapters spanning a complete of eight to 10 years.
Which DC Video games Are Coming Out Quickly?
It must also be famous that a few AAA video video games starring DC superheroes are coming down the pipeline, although neither is at the moment anticipated to be a part of Gunn and Safran’s DCU continuity. The primary, developer Rocksteady Studios’ Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, is scheduled to launch later this 12 months on Could 26. The title is about in the identical universe as Rocksteady’s current collection of Batman: Arkham video games. In the meantime, Monolith Productions is growing a single-player, open-world Marvel Girl sport. The sport at the moment lacks an official launch date, although was introduced at The Recreation Awards 2021, effectively earlier than Gunn and Safran took the helm at DC.
Whereas it stays to be seen what sort of video games will probably be introduced as a part of the DCU franchise, Gunn and Safran’s determination to incorporate video video games within the continuity in any respect could already be inspiring different studios to do the identical. Simply final week, it was reported that Amazon is growing an interconnected, multimedia Tomb Raider franchise spanning a brand new characteristic movie, a TV collection and the following sport within the long-running action-adventure collection. (Gunn and Safran’s plan to incorporate video video games within the DCU has been public information since late final 12 months.)