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DC just revealed its movie and TV plan for the next several years here's the entire lineup, including a new Batman and Robin movie

DC just revealed its movie and TV plan for the next several years — here's the entire lineup, including a new Batman and Robin movie
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We'll be getting yet another new actor playing Batman.DC Comics
  • DC Studios' co-CEO James Gunn unveiled his movie and TV plan for a connected DC universe.
  • It includes "Swamp Thing," a Superman film, and a totally new Batman movie featuring Bat's son.

Tuesday, DC Studios' co-CEO James Gunn unveiled his plans for DC's next eight-to-10 years.

Tasked with creating a more unified vision across television, film, and animation, Gunn's DC slate will be divided up into chapters. This first one, called "Gods and Monsters," includes odd, bold, and risky projects that touch upon legacy characters like Batman and Superman and explore the more obscure bits of DC with a group called The Authority.

Before we see Gunn's dream projects, Warner Bros. will roll out its final movies from the last DC regime this year which includes sequels to "Shazam" and "Aquaman," along with "The Flash."

The latter movie will act as a reset of sorts to the DC universe leading directly into Gunn's following projects. Though Viola Davis and John Cena will continue their current DC roles moving forward, it's unknown who else may reprise their characters in the Gunn-verse.

From "Superman: Legacy" to "Booster Gold," here's what DC fans can look forward to over the next few years.

"Creature Commandos" will be an animated series on HBO Max.

"Creature Commandos" will be an animated series on HBO Max.
Concept art for "Creature Commandos."      Warner Bros./HBO Max

Written by James Gunn, "Creature Commandos" will feature actors who will also play the characters in live-action.

In the comics, the group of supernatural monsters are part of a military unit during World War II. In the latest comics, Frankenstein leads the group.

"Waller" is a series that will follow Viola Davis' "Suicide Squad" character, Amanda Waller.

"Waller" is a series that will follow Viola Davis
Viola Davis is getting her own Amanda Waller series.      Rachel Murray/Getty Images for L'Oréal Paris, Warner Bros.

The live-action TV series will have Waller team up with members of "Peacemaker" which will take place between seasons one and two of the HBO Max series.

It's created by Christal Henry ("Watchmen") and "Doom Patrol" creator Jeremy Carver.

"Superman: Legacy" is a movie that will be released on July 11, 2025.

"Superman: Legacy" is a movie that will be released on July 11, 2025.
James Gunn is writing a Superman movie.      DC Comics

Gunn is currently in the middle of writing this film.

During a panel with press on Monday, Gunn expressed his desire to direct the movie as well, but isn't sure if his other DC responsibilities will allow him the time to also be behind the camera on this title.

"Lanterns" will be a detective series on HBO Max.

"Lanterns" will be a detective series on HBO Max.
"Lanterns" will feature Hal Jordan and John Stewart.      DC Studios

The live-action series will have a "True Detective" vibe and follow Hal Jordan and John Stewart.

Gunn teased that a few other Green Lanterns will appear in the show, which will feature the superheroes acting as "space cops watching over precinct Earth."

Gunn said they'll discover a "terrifying mystery" that ties into the larger DCU story.

Gunn referred to "The Authority" as a passion project movie.

Gunn referred to "The Authority" as a passion project movie.
Artwork shown for "The Authority."      DC Comics

"The Authority is a group of superheroes who think the world is broken and they want to fix it by any means necessary. I think it's a very different look at superheroes," Gunn said.

The film will have a vibe like Amazon's "The Boys."

"Paradise Lost" will be a live-action "Wonder Woman" prequel on HBO Max.

"Paradise Lost" will be a live-action "Wonder Woman" prequel on HBO Max.
Artwork shown for "Paradise Lost."      DC Studios

Gunn described the live-action series as a "Game of Thrones"-esque series taking place before Diana Prince/Wonder Woman was born in her home world of Themyscira.

"The Brave and the Bold" will be a new Batman and Robin movie following Bats and his son, Damian Wayne, aka Robin.

"The Brave and the Bold" will be a new Batman and Robin movie following Bats and his son, Damian Wayne, aka Robin.
Batman and his rascally son Damian will be featured in the next live-action Batman film.      DC Comics

A new actor will play Batman in this film which will see the Dark Knight interact with Damian Wayne, Bruce Wayne's son with Talia al Ghul.

The film will be based on Grant Morrison's comic run.

Gunn teased this will be the beginning of the DCU's Bat Family.

"Booster Gold" will be a live-action superhero series on HBO Max diving into imposter syndrome.

"Booster Gold" will be a live-action superhero series on HBO Max diving into imposter syndrome.
Booster Gold will get his own HBO Max show.      DC Comics

Gunn described him as "a loser from the future" who uses technology to come back to the present day and become a superhero so people will love him.

"It is basically the superhero story of imposter syndrome on an HBO Max series," Gunn said.

"Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow" will be a live-action film based on Tom King's recent comic run.

"Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow" will be a live-action film based on Tom King
"Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow" artwork.      DC Comics

Gunn said he was so impressed with Tom King's 2022 "Supergirl" comic that they're going to turn it into a "big, science-fiction, epic film."

In this story, Supergirl is jaded because, unlike Superman who was raised by loving parents on Earth, she was raised on a chunk of Krypton.

"Swamp Thing" will be an origin-story movie for the character.

"Swamp Thing" will be an origin-story movie for the character.
"Swamp Thing" is getting a movie after having a show on HBO Max.      DC Comics

The film will be a "very dark horror story" that lives outside of the DCU, but that Gunn said will "still feed into the rest of the stories."

This should be totally separate from the "Swamp Thing" series that was formerly on HBO Max.

So what about the other DC projects going on? Matt Reeves' "The Batman" and Todd Phillips' "Joker" exist in their own bubble outside of these other projects.

So what about the other DC projects going on? Matt Reeves
"The Batman" and "Joker" worlds will continue to live on outside of the new DCU.      Warner Bros.

According to Gunn, Reeves' Batman projects and Phillips' "Joker" sequel will live under a DC Elseworlds banner to separate them from the main DCU projects moving forward.

Pattinson will still play Batman in these Batman projects while another actor will come in and play Batman in the DCU.

"The Batman – Part II" will be released on October 3, 2025.

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