DC Studios writer Tom King praises James Gunn’s DCU approach

Now that DC Studios is its own standalone studio, co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran report directly to Warner Bros. Discovery boss David Zaslav. Under the new structure, Gunn and Safran will have near-unprecedented creative control over all things DC, meaning they can work with whatever filmmakers they want. At this week’s DCU Chapter 1 reveal ceremonies, the duo also announced the first batch of writers it’s working with on the overarching narrative of the shared movie world.

King appeared Word Balloon Almost Wednesday, Gunn’s leadership applauding his new DC ventures. “I mean, James Gunn is a true comic book nerd and reader and someone who’s been in it since he was a kid and passionately cares about the DC Universe,” said the writer.

King then called Gunn a nerd and said he is someone who is deeply into the source material.

“He’s just a cool nerd, which is a wonderful contradiction and on top of that, he’s a guy who’s been friends with Kevin Feige and he’s been in the Marvel machine and seen how that worked, and seen how it created great things,” King added.

Along with King in the de facto writers’ room for the DCU, Jeremy Slater (Moon Knight), Christina Hodson (The flash), Christian Hendrik (Guardians) and Drew Goddard (Daredevil). While it has yet to be revealed if any of the writers are actually writing individual projects within the DCU, Gunn has confirmed that they are behind the first chapter’s interconnected story. Not only that, but the DCU writers have already planned two chapters of stories.

“We already know,” Gunn told reporters Monday where the story is going. “The eight to ten year plan has two chapters and our basic story that we tell there comes to an end, but it’s not the end of the universe. Will Peter and I still be here after that time?”

The DC Universe officially begins Commands from creatureswhich has not yet set a release date, and Superman: Legacywhich hits theaters on July 11, 2025.

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