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Well, James Gunn, your time is nearly up. Having promised that the primary wave of bulletins for his model spanking new DCU will likely be coming this January, Gunn has to make good on his phrase earlier than the tip of this month or threat unleashing a horde of indignant superhero followers (by no means a good suggestion). So the rebooted franchise’s preliminary slate is likely on its way any minute now.
With the information DC faithfuls have been ready for simply over the horizon, then, now could be our final likelihood to invest on which initiatives Gunn will announce as a part of the slate — in addition to identify these we’re assured won’t ever, ever see the sunshine of day.
DCU initiatives most definitely to occur
There’s one mission we are able to comfortably anticipate some form of replace on very quickly, because it’s the one one which Gunn has formally confirmed is 100% in the works. That’s his Superman reboot, which the filmmaker will pen himself, that’s set to switch Henry Cavill’s acquainted Last Son of Krypton with a a lot youthful Man of Steel. Gunn has warned us that casting of the brand new Clark Kent won’t be finalized for a while, however an formally announcement of the mission appears extremely logical.
What’s extra, it seems just like the second worst-kept secret of the brand new DCU is that Jason Momoa is switching Aquaman for Lobo. The Justice League star has made no attempt to hide that he’s acquired one thing cooking with Gunn which he’s very enthusiastic about, and all of the indicators are pointing to this being some form of solo mission for the Last Czarnian. Momoa has lengthy been thought of the residing embodiment of the Main Main, so this could delight most dieards — although there are serious drawbacks, too.
Peacemaker season 2
Peacemaker was confirmed to get a second season shortly after its first run arrived to a lot acclaim on the prime of 2022, however Gunn is probably going to supply some form of replace in regards to the mission alongside together with his DCU bulletins, as followers have been questioning how the restructuring of the franchise would have an effect on the sequence — which may be very a lot set within the old-school DCEU. There’s no method Gunn’s going to throw his child out with the bath-water, although, so we’re assured the present is protected.
Amanda Waller sequence
Likewise, as Gunn’s unique function within the DC universe was because the custodian of the Suicide Squad nook of the cosmos, it appears believable that he’ll proceed on with all his plans to develop the world of Task Force X. This signifies that he’ll most likely keep it up with making his Amanda Waller spinoff series, bringing again Viola Davis because the fearsome ARGUS director, regardless of this not being excessive up on the followers’ wishlists. Another Suicide Squad offshoot being introduced additionally appears possible.
Kingdom Come mission
It’s most likely greatest to not learn an excessive amount of into all the comic book artwork and panels Gunn has shared on his socials over the previous few months, however seeing as he’s plugged Kingdom Come a lot, we’re inclined to consider that there’s one thing happening right here. Adapting the Alex Ross’ seminal storyline, specializing in an growing old JLA within the not-so-distant future, can be a wise method of pulling off one other Justice League film whereas sidestepping the entire Snyderverse controversy.
Green Lantern reboot
It’s one of many DCEU’s biggest crimes that the Green Lantern Corps had been regularly wasted. With Ryan Reynolds’ terrible origins film now 12 years in our rearview mirror, although, the time is certainly proper to deliver the Emerald Knights again to our screens. Whether Gunn has discovered a option to resurrect the outdated Green Lantern Corps film or he’s determined to maneuver ahead with HBO Max’s Green Lantern series, anticipate the Lanterns’ luck to vary very quickly.
DCU initiatives that ain’t gonna occur
Titans and Doom Patrol revivals
The newest blow DC followers have confronted is the twin cancellations of each Titans and Doom Patrol after their fourth seasons. This has resulted in Gunn being inundated with requests to both revive the exhibits or deliver again the casts in his rebooted universe. The producer has been extremely cagey and non-committal in his responses to those calls for, nonetheless, so it appears doubtless that he sadly doesn’t have any curiosity to find a option to resurrect these HBO Max heroes.
Black Adam 2
We’re all performing like Dwayne Johnson is finished with DC for good, however it’s worth revisiting his original announcement that he was parting methods with the franchise as he made clear that the world of Black Adam is perhaps revisited once more in a number of years’ time. So might Black Adam 2 finally find yourself on the DCU’s slate? Well… nah. We’re going to exit on a limb and say there’s little likelihood of The Rock getting a second likelihood at altering the hierarchy of the DCU after what occurred final time.
Infamously, most of the initiatives listed on unique DCEU slate revealed a few decade in the past by no means occurred, and one among these was the optimistic concept of giving Ray Fisher’s Victor Stone his personal film as Cyborg. The former Teen Titan icon has a ton of loyal followers, nonetheless, so the choice is there for Gunn to revive this idea and at last make it occur. Unfortunately, the percentages are extraordinarily low for this given Fisher’s persevering with beef with DC execs, not to mention his own spat with Gunn.
Emilia Harcourt sequence
There’s a standard joke among the many DC fandom that already feels as outdated as Teth-Adam that Gunn goes to present Emilia Harcourt her personal spinoff, following his spouse Jennifer Holland enjoying key roles in each The Suicide Squad and Peacemaker and cameoing in Black Adam. Apart from being fairly offensive to Holland’s personal skills, this gag doesn’t maintain a lot water as Harcourt is already the feminine lead of Peacemaker so taking her out of the John Cena present can be to its detriment. A Vigilante spinoff, although, now that we’d wish to see…