Before starting to cancel projects and proclaiming the need to prioritize cinematographic exhibition (to the detriment of streaming), the main idea that he had David Zaslav was to be more like the Marvel Universe. He was about to be named CEO of Warner after its merger with Discovery (as a result of which we have to talk about Warner Bros. Discovery from now on), and Zaslav was convinced that the key to success was to map out a franchise. more homogeneous and calculated, far from the autonomy that DC productions had achieved after the vision of Zack Snyder started to wobble. For this, among other things, Zaslav needed a Kevin Feig: someone style the creative director of Marvel. And he spent months looking for him. The chosen ones surprised him: on the one hand peter saffron (a logical decision on account of his role as producer in hits like Shazam! either Aquaman) and on the other nothing less than James Gunn. Coming from making Z movies in Troma, Gunn was discovered by the general public with his Guardians of the Galaxy at Marvel, until during a temporary layoff he arrived at DC and had time both to direct the suicide squad as its spin-off for HBO Max, The peacemaker. Zaslav is so pleased with his work that, according to Gunn, he ended his duties at Marvel with Guardians of the Galaxy. volume 3, has named him creative director of the newly renamed DC Studios, formerly DC Films. Safran and Gunn have been on the job for a couple of weeks, and according to The Hollywood Reporter they have just had a momentous meeting with Zaslav. In it they have communicated his first ideas for the DC Universe, in tune with the CEO’s purpose of having a more cohesive franchise, similar to the competition. Safran and Gunn are in favor of the initiative: “This is a unique opportunity to tell a great global story. A beautiful great story across film, games, television, live action and animation”Said Safran. The idea is, then, that all DC products are set in the same universe, or at least in a single great continuity.
Gunn, in fact, has shared his plan that that “great global story” spans nearly a decade, as Feige organizes his Phases and Sagas (Phase 4 now ends with Black Panther: Wakanda Foreverin the framework of the Multiverse Saga). “The opportunity to make DC as great as it can and should be – that’s why I’m doing this job, and I know Peter and I can do it.”it states. “We’ve spent the last few days with a group of some of the best thinkers, the best writers in the industry beginning to map out that eight- to 10-year plan of what’s going to happen in film, in television, in animation, everywhere. the areas with these characters”.Safran and Gunn have come to DC to replace Walter Hamada, fired by Zaslav after four years trying to bring order to the superheroes of the Distinguished Competition. Hamada did not succeed: we will have to wait to see how the new ones manage. Do you want to be up to date with all the latest movies and series? Sign up for our newsletter.