Warner Bros. Discovery is gearing up to reboot and rename their DC Comics franchise, and they hired James Gunn and Peter Safran to take over as co-CEOs of the newly minted DC Studios. Gunn and Safran announced 2-3 years of their Chapter 1: Gods and Monsters slate, and it included projects like Superman: Legacy, The authority, Swamp thing, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorroweven The brave and the bold. The latter will introduce yet another Batman, but don’t worry; they have no plans to end Robert Pattinson and the Dark Knight’s tenure. Gunn and Safran revealed that they do not plan to release both movies around the same time and would clearly label The Batman Part II as not part of the DC Universe but DC Elseworlds. Not much is known about what director Matt Reeves and Pattinson will do next, but the film is slated to release on October 3, 2025. Fans have been wondering who the film’s next villain might be and has even been hinted at. Batman begins star Liam Neeson was recently asked if he would return as a villain in The batter universe, and the actor had a pretty interesting answer.
“‘Would I play a villain in Batman’s latest reincarnation?’ No, I already did that in Batman Begins with Christian Bale,” Neeson replied in the video of Men’s health. “I was Ra’s Al Ghul. He wasn’t really a bad guy. He was trying to reorganize the world the way it should be organized.”
“No I wouldn’t and I hear the latest Batman is about 3 hours long. Hello?” The Batman Begins star jokingly added before making a snoring noise.
Gunn and Safran started as co-CEOs of DC Studios last year and it’s safe to say DC’s future looks bright. When the duo was announced by the new boss of Warner Bros. Discovery, they released a statement about their enthusiasm for the job.
“We are honored to be the stewards of these DC characters that we’ve loved since we were kids,” Gunn and Safran added in a joint statement. “We look forward to working with the most talented writers, directors and actors in the world to create an integrated, multi-layered universe that still allows for the individual expression of the artists involved. Our commitment to Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Harley Quinn and the rest of DC’s stable of characters is matched only by our dedication to the wonder of human possibility that these characters represent. We are excited to revive the theater experience around the world while we have some of the greatest, greatest, and grandest stories ever told.”
The next DC Studios movie to hit theaters will be Shazam! Anger of the gods. Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line describe the film as follows: “Endowed with the powers of the gods, Billy Batson and his fellow foster kids are still learning how to juggle teenage life with adult superhero alter egos. But when the daughters of Atlas, a vengeful trio of ancient gods, arrive on Earth in search of the magic stolen from them long ago.
Shazam! Anger of the gods stars recurring cast members Zachary Levi (Thor: Ragnarok) as Shazam; Asher Angel (Andy Mack) as Billy Batson; Jack Dylan Grazer (The chapter two) as Freddy Freeman; Adam Brody (Promising young woman) as superhero Freddy; Ross Butler (Raya and the Last Dragon) as superhero Eugene; great good (Day shift) as superhero Darla; DJ Cotrona (GI Joe: Retaliation) as superhero Pedro; Grace Caroline Currey (Annabelle: Creation) as Mary Bromfield / Superhero Mary; Faith Herman (This is us) as Darla Dudley; Ian Chen (A dog trip) as Eugene Choi; Jovan Armand (“Second Chances”) as Pedro Pena; Marta Milans (White lines) as Rosa Vasquez; Cooper Andrews (The living Dead) as Victor Vasquez; with Djimon Hounsou (A Quiet Place Part II) as Wizard. Joining the cast are Rachel Zegler (West Side Story), with Lucy Liu (Kung Fu Panda franchise) and Helen Mirren (F9: The fast saga).”
The film is directed by David F. Sandberg (Shazam!, Annabelle: Creation) and produced by Peter Safran. Anger of the gods was written by Henry Gayden and Chris Morgan. Shazam! Anger of the Gods hits theaters March 17!
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