James Gunn, The DCEU And HBO Max

DC is currently in a state of upheaval, where new heads James Gunn and Peter Safran are set to announce their plans for the future by the end of the month, just a few days from now.

But even as they set the agenda, things are currently in a very weird state full of canceled, half-canceled and still-alive projects. I thought I would try to summarize everything we know right now:

  • Most famously, James Gunn told Henry Cavill that he would not be playing Superman again any time soon, and the plan is for a Gunn-scripted, younger Superman revival to be part of his new DC era.
  • Gunn also met with The Rock to say Black Adam would not be returning either. Black Adam will also not be seen in the upcoming Shazam: Fury of the Gods, as The Rock reportedly turned down a cameo there.
  • The star of Shazam, Zachary Levi, is a friend of James Gunn and has made indications that perhaps his iteration of Billy Batson could live on into the future. He urged fans to trust Gunn and not pre-judge his intentions for DC.
  • Jason Momoa recently shot down reports that he was out as Aquaman, saying no one else would be playing the role ahead of the upcoming sequel. Momoa also seems to have landed some separate, dream project role in the new DC, which everyone believes is a Gunn-approved Lobo movie or show.
  • Patty Jenkins left (or was forced out of) Wonder Woman 3 after creative disputes, and Gal Gadot seems to have indicated she is done playing the role.

  • The Flash is still coming out with Ezra Miller, even if parts had to be cut or reshot due to changes with the DCEU. There were unconfirmed reports that so long as Miller behaved, they may possibly return as Barry Allen in the future.
  • Just this week, Doom Patrol and Titans were canceled with the second half of their fourth seasons being their last. Gunn said this decision pre-dated him, and the shows are getting true, planned series finales.
  • The Flash will end with its ninth and final season which will also see the return of Oliver Queen, and mark the end of the CW’s Arrowverse.
  • There is, however, still a DC Gotham Knights project in the works on the CW, though whether it’s meant to be the “Arrowverse” is unclear. So far, it has survived pre-air cancelation and is still casting roles as we speak.
  • Superman and Lois has tried to extract itself from its CW Arrowverse origins, and they’re taking that a step further by casting a brand new Lex Luthor for its multiverse, played by The Walking Dead’s Michael Cudlitz. This show seems like it’s teetering on the brink of potential cancellation, especially with a new Superman looming.
  • Harley Quinn is the lone surviving port from DC Universe, the dead streaming service, and is about to air a Valentine’s special and new season. It feels exceptionally safe, given that James Gunn appeared as himself in the last season.
  • Matt Reeves’ The Batman universe continues to exist, though Gunn has denied reports he was merging his new universe with that one (though he may). The Batman 2 is happening, a Penguin show has been greenlit for HBO Max, and a show about Arkham is supposed to be in the works.
  • As far as we know the Blue Beetle movie starring Cobra Kai’s Xolo Maridueña is still happening and has not been Batgirled.
  • Joker 2 is now filming, and is a musical starring Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn. This appears to be separate from literally everything else going on, universe-wise, as was the original Joker.
  • James Gunn’s Peacemaker season 2 is obviously still happening.
  • Finally, Zack Snyder fans are lobbing Netflix to purchase the rights to Snyder’s DCEU and air things like new Justice League movies starring Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck’s Batman over there. Zero indication something like this will happen or is even possible. Zack Snyder’s non-DC sci-fi film Rebel Moon will be released on Netflix late this year.

Got all that? I know I missed something, but I tried.

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