James Gunn’s new plan to unify DC universe contains labelling non-canon video games as DC Elseworlds


Freshly-installed DC Studios co-chief James Gunn has laid out his plan for the way forward for DC Comics’ film, TV and online game diversifications, and a imaginative and prescient to unify a lot of the model’s forthcoming output right into a single MCU-style continuity.

In a video assertion posted to Twitter, Gunn laid out a collection of movies and TV collection which is able to type the official DC Universe, or DCU, storyline and tie-in to 1 one other. This features a new Superman reboot with out Henry Cavill, after the star was ditched by DC proper after his departure from The Witcher.

Gunn additionally addressed the varied DC initiatives which is able to nonetheless be made, however set outdoors the canon DCU timeline. These will likely be “clearly labelled” as such, and given the identify “DC Elseworlds”, a phrase that has beforehand utilized to non-canon DC comedian books.

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James Gunn lays out DC Studios’ upcoming slate of initiatives.

Concerning the plan he has put along with fellow new DC Studios co-chief Peter Safran, Gunn mentioned:

“Certainly one of our jobs – mine and Peter’s – is to return in and ensure the DCU is linked in movie, tv, gaming and animation. That the characters are constant, performed by the identical actors, and it really works inside one story.

“If one thing is outdoors that – similar to Matt Reeves’ Batman or Todd Phillips’ Joker or Teen Titans Go! – it is [going to be] clearly labelled as ‘DC Elseworlds’ – outdoors the primary DC continuity.”

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It appears possible we are going to see the DC Elseworlds label utilized to the upcoming Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, which is itself a part of developer Rocksteady Video games’ Arkhamverse collection of video video games.

Rocksteady’s Suicide Squad is a part of the already-established Arkhamverse.

The under-wraps Marvel Girl undertaking at present being developed at Center-earth Shadow of Morder studio Monolith appears more likely to additionally now be labelled as an Elseworlds sport, as work started lengthy earlier than Gunn and Safran had been introduced on board.

Again on the earth of DC movies, the Elseworlds label will likely be utilized to the upcoming sequels already deliberate for Robert Pattinson’s tackle Batman, and to Joaquin Phoenix’s tackle Joker.

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Nonetheless, it is fascinating to listen to Gunn point out his new DC Universe canon can embrace video video games in precept. It is a step that Marvel, with its many, many video video games in manufacturing, has by no means taken with an MCU online game story.

After we’ll see the primary DCU canon sport launched is one other matter.


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