As you know, Warner Bros. has been trying to find someone to lead the DC charge at the studio and it looks like they’ve found a team to take on the challenge. That team consists of the writer and the director. james gunn and producer Peter Saffran.
This is sure to be a big surprise for DC fans! I first learned that Gunn was in talks with WB about this a few weeks ago, but he wasn’t sure if the deal would go through! I also heard at the time that Dwayne Johnson I was actively trying to get that job, but the studio was more interested in getting Gunn on board, which they did! So good for them!
Gunn and Safran will serve as co-chairman and co-CEO of DC Studios, which is a newly formed division at Warner Bros. that will replace DC Films. They will focus on DC’s film, television and animation efforts.
It is explained that Gunn “will focus on the creative side, while Safran will focus on the business and production side. Both are expected to continue directing and producing projects, respectively.” They will report directly to WB director David Zaslav and will work closely with Warner film chiefs. miguel de luca Y pamela abdy.
Sources say the deal runs for four years and Gunn will be exclusive to DC. The goal is for them to not just be producers, but actually function as executives, even as Gunn occasionally directs a movie. So, Gunn is DC’s version of Kevin Feige, and I’m sure he’ll be great in this leadership role!
The guy is super talented and has a great vision for the movies he makes. I can’t wait to see this vision, imagination and talent of his applied to shape the future of the DC Cinematic Universe.
Zaslav said in a statement: “DC has one of the most entertaining, powerful and iconic characters in the world and I am delighted that the unique and complementary talents of James and Peter are joining our world-class team and overseeing the creative direction of the Universe. Historical DC. Their decades of experience in film, their close ties to the creative community, and their proven track record thrilling superhero fans around the world uniquely qualifies them to develop a long-term strategy in film, television, and animation, and take this iconic franchise to the highest level. next level of creative storytelling.”
Gunn and Safran said in a statement, “We are honored to be the stewards of these DC characters that we have loved since we were kids. We look forward to collaborating with the world’s most talented writers, directors, and actors to create a multi-layered, integrated universe that still allows for individual expression by the artists involved. Our commitment to Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Harley Quinn and the rest of DC’s characters is matched only by our commitment to the wonder of human possibility that these characters represent. We are excited to invigorate the theatrical experience around the world as we tell some of the biggest, most beautiful and greatest stories ever told.”
What do you think of James Gunn and Peter Safran taking over and leading DC Studios?