David Zaslav Teases More DCU Announcements On The Horizon; Reveals WOMAN OF TOMORROW Casting Is Underway

David Zaslav Teases More DCU Announcements On The Horizon; Reveals WOMAN OF TOMORROW Casting Is Underway David Zaslav Teases More DCU Announcements On The Horizon; Reveals WOMAN OF TOMORROW Casting Is Underway

WBD CEO David Zaslav teased that DC Studios co-chairs James Gunn and Peter Safran would be making some major DCU announcements in the near future. Will we finally get the full, Gods and Monsters slate?

By MarkJulian - Feb 24, 2024 09:02 AM EST
Filed Under: DC Studios

WBD CEO David Zaslav conducted the company's Q4 2023 Earnings Call for investors recently and touched on a couple of interesting points in regards to DC Studios.

One tantalizing mystery regarding the DCU's Chapter 1: Gods and Monsters slate was the fact that what was announced back in the January 2023 reveal video was apparently "less than half" of all the projects the studio is planning, according to DC Studios co-chair James Gunn.

While on the earnings call, Zaslav stated that he's pleased with what he's seen so far on Superman: Legacy and that Gunn and co-chair Peter Safran will reveal more of the studio's goals for the DCU in the near future.

"I've had a glimpse into what James and Peter are doing, and it really does serve as an exciting indicator of where the new DC is headed under their leadership, and there'll be more you'll hear from them in the months ahead...We'll have James and Peter take you through in the next few months a full spectrum of what they see over the next 10 years. "

Zaslav also revealed that Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow was in the middle of casting. Recently, Milly Alcock was cast as Kara Zor-El and it's thought that the character will appear in Superman: Legacy.

While on the earnings call, Zaslav shared, "And as I've said, we've really targeted DC. We have Superman [and] Supergirl- great script has been written and that's being cast."

Recently, Gunn teased that two more DCU projects besides Legacy were gearing up to start production and based on Zaslav's comments, it sounds as if Woman of Tomorrow is one of them.

As a soft reboot of the DCEU, the DCU features an ambitious film slate that includes:

  • Superman: Legacy
  • The Authority
  • The Brave and the Bold
  • Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow
  • Swamp Thing

On the television side, highly-anticipated projects include:

Based on Zaslav's comments, it sounds as if the plan is for Chapter 1: Gods and Monsters to span the next 10 years, taking DC fans into 2035. If the DCU's "chapters" are equivalent to the MCU's "sagas," then that timeline roughly lines up.

The MCU breaks up its "sagas" into Phases, and recently wrapped up The Infinity Saga on July 2, 2019, with the Avengers: Endgame epilogue, Spider-Man: Far From Home. That marked an 11-year journey, that started with 2008's Iron Man.

Over the course of those 11 years, the MCU released 23 films as opposed to the 12 announced projects that currently make up Chapter 1: Gods and Monsters. So again, if, the DCU's "chapters" are equivalent to the MCU's "sagas", Gunn's statement that less than half of the Gods and Monsters slate has been announced definitely lines up.

Just recently, we learned that an animated Jurassic League film might be one of those unannounced/unconfirmed projects. What other characters or concepts would you like to see the DCU explore? Let us know in the comment section below.

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bobevanz - 2/24/2024, 10:06 AM
Say less. You don't need to reveal things that are half a decade away, then again this idiot has done everything wrong since he started working there. Talking about Zaslov, who won't be here next year
Dotanuki - 2/24/2024, 10:20 AM
@bobevanz - waiting for the Cyborg movie announcement with bated breath!
AmazingFILMporg - 2/24/2024, 11:06 AM
@bobevanz -

He is trying to sell WB. He is basically gonna announce everything to get potential buyers excited. It's not gonna work🤣
StSteven - 2/24/2024, 11:42 PM
@AmazingFILMporg - Actually I was going to post something similar. There was an article recently about how he was planning on selling or merging WB and was trying to hype up their current and future projects to the point of striking up a deal with Tom Cruise and other stuff to make the property more attractive to possible buyers. I don’t know if any of that is true but considering the fact that he comes across as more of a transactional type of person it wouldn’t surprise me.
vectorsigma - 2/24/2024, 10:07 AM
Test, am i banned or something, my comments are not getting posted, lol
vectorsigma - 2/24/2024, 10:08 AM
@vectorsigma - lol cant use the hashtag


vectorsigma - 2/24/2024, 10:10 AM
@vectorsigma - test

vectorsigma - 2/24/2024, 10:11 AM
@vectorsigma - #InGunnWeTrust
DeadClunge - 2/24/2024, 10:11 AM
@vectorsigma - I can see you. This site is just iffy at times
vectorsigma - 2/24/2024, 10:12 AM
@AquaClunge - ok, thanks.

Seems like cant post just the hashtag. If posted with other characters it works
Nolanite - 2/24/2024, 10:15 AM
@vectorsigma - #InGunnWeTrust
vectorsigma - 2/24/2024, 10:17 AM
@Nolanite - this works because of the extra characters. If posted alone, it doesnt work now
marvel72 - 2/24/2024, 12:58 PM
@vectorsigma - I can see you my good man.
Nolanite - 2/24/2024, 2:02 PM
@vectorsigma - gotcha kind Sir! I just tried to post the comment solo and it didn't pop up.
Why is that? Did Joshua Wilder block that from having us post that?
vectorsigma - 2/24/2024, 8:44 PM
@marvel72 - thanks man!
vectorsigma - 2/24/2024, 8:45 PM
@Nolanite - seems like it, but forgot that it works with extra characters 😂
Forthas - 2/24/2024, 10:12 AM
Shouldn't he wait to see who will be owning Warner Brothers in the next year or so? What he should be doing is every thing he can to make sure Superman Legacy gives him another massive tax write off?
AmazingFILMporg - 2/24/2024, 11:15 AM
@Forthas -

WB stock is at 8.59 cents. Use to be 15 bucks before zaslav took over. After his recent earnings call the stock fell a dollar😳

He is gonna sell WB. Already met with paramount for a potential merger. Universal is interested in buying I'm sure. I say before May he will sell. Think he has until April to sell. Gunn's universe is in trouble👮
MarkJulian - 2/24/2024, 11:50 AM
@AmazingFILMporg - Trades say it's an open secret on the lot that Comcast is going to make an offer.
AmazingFILMporg - 2/24/2024, 11:58 AM
@MarkJulian -

My question is if it's an open secret why is the talent and projects zaslav is green lighting signing deals if all of it is up in the air?

There is no guarantee that the other studio will agree with the plans for the franchise they now own. I know why zaslav is doing it. He is pumping up and shining the product but the talent potentially being left high and dry and heartbroken is just likely 😳
Forthas - 2/24/2024, 12:02 PM
@MarkJulian -

I joke about this all the time, but it is in fact quite tragic. This is the consequence of consistent bad decisions. I am afraid that the company will be sold off as parts. HBO will be sold to one place while CNN and Warner Brothers studio will be sold off to some other places. It will be he end of an era as a once proud company is sold off on parts like a used car...maybe!
AmazingFILMporg - 2/24/2024, 12:06 PM
@Forthas -


It's not maybe. It's happening. Either all sold in a package or sold in parts like you said

End of an era😔
Forthas - 2/24/2024, 12:10 PM
@AmazingFILMporg - But...what if the asking price is too high? If another company wants to pay pennies on the dollar then Zaslav may hold out. On the other hand I think you once mentioned that Zaslav has a contract that ends in the next several years. I can't imagine that it would be renewed given how far the stock has fallen. He is between a rock and a hard place.
AmazingFILMporg - 2/24/2024, 12:13 PM
@Forthas -

He will sell and frame it as a win. He wants that bonus.
TheVisionary25 - 2/24/2024, 10:12 AM

Definitely seems like after Legacy , Woman of Tomorrow will be the next film on the slate which i dig.

Also , anyone hear the rumor of Kate Herron being the front runner for director of the film?.

After her work in Loki S1 , I would be down for it honestly…

Her career is slowly on the incline since she’s co-writing an upcoming episode of Doctor Who aswell directing atleast an episode of The Last of Us Season 2 so good for her!!.
ObserverIO - 2/24/2024, 10:16 AM
Maybe we'll get a full slate for Gods and Monsters at SDCC.

Then even if all goes wrong and Gunn is ousted, at least we'll know what the future would have looked like.
Taonrey - 2/24/2024, 10:27 AM
Hopefully they don’t make supergirl female Clark. Give her an actual different personality. Make her feel more alien
TheVisionary25 - 2/24/2024, 10:32 AM
@Taonrey - Gunn has said that will be the case…

“Superman was sent to Earth, and, and he was raised by incredibly loving parents, whereas Kara was in Krypton, she was on a piece of Krypton that drifted away from the planet, and lived there for the first 14 years of her life among [a] horrible situation where she watched everybody around her die. So she's a much harsher and more f—ked up Supergirl than we've been used to this far.””
GhostDog - 2/24/2024, 10:33 AM
Bro may cancel a few for tax credits
AmazingFILMporg - 2/24/2024, 11:08 AM
The stock has fallen significantly since zaslav has taken over. The stock is at 8.59 cents🤡

He will sell WB soon.
TheShellyMan - 2/24/2024, 11:16 AM
@AmazingFILMporg - That's the plan all along. We will start hearing Merging or selling rumors around April. That's when Zaslav can start deciding
AmazingFILMporg - 2/24/2024, 11:24 AM
@TheShellyMan -

That wasn't the plan all along.

Zaslav realized it's harder to produce films and TV instead of reality trash like my 500 pound life, I am Jazz and 90 day fiancee.🤡

If I were Gunn I would be worried. If universal buys they will look at his slate of nobodies and tell him to stop the nonsense and focus only on Batman, superman and Wonder woman 💁

Gunn will pretend it was the plan all along or leave.😂
marvel72 - 2/24/2024, 1:02 PM

The Spectre
Phantom Stranger
Justice League Dark
House Of Mystery/House Of Secrets Horror Anthology Show
grif - 2/24/2024, 2:12 PM
we dont have one [frick]ing project finished yet. stfu

THEKENDOMAN - 2/24/2024, 2:17 PM
Is it me, but who gives a [frick] about Jurassic League? I mean who comes up with these ideas? For [frick]s sake, haven’t we seen Jurassic Park, Godzilla, Asian Godzilla, King Kong Vs Godzilla, 54, now it’s Dinosaurs in superhero outfits, for [frick]s sake
MarvelZombie616 - 2/24/2024, 11:54 PM
I don't expect DC movies to make much money at the box office in the near future.

I mean the general audience doesn't even know abot a Superman movie coming out next year and likely doesn't even care.
Legacy will make less money than Man of Steel, that is guaranteed.

Meanwhile The Batman part 2 will probably make around the same amount as part 1 ($800 million) and be a success.
The Fantastic 4 will probably stay under that.
With Joker: Folie a deux being a musical and times being what they are now, i expect it to make roughly half of what the first one did make.
Minghagz - 2/24/2024, 11:59 PM
I'm sure others do not share the same sentiment but the only thing intriguing to me on the films slate is swamp thing. The rest of it, I'm not interested in at the moment. But I guess we'll see.
NinnesMBC - 2/25/2024, 2:22 AM
@Minghagz - No I'm in the same boat there too. Swamp Thing was done dirty by a series of unlucky circumstances in 2019 when his new TV show debuted and was canceled in the same day, so there's unfinished business some of us have with the character. And because most of the things he announced are so mainstream by now that it's pseudo boring, if not predictable in what you can expect.

I'm looking forward to Creature Commandos, Swamp Thing and am curious about his Supergirl. Honorable mention goes to Booster Gold.

Beyond that, I'm in "whatever" mode.
NinnesMBC - 2/25/2024, 2:27 AM
Blah blah blah, don't jix it old man. He's doing the same stupid thing he did with DCEU Flash.

BTW let's talk about how he's again showed his disdain to creatives and most likely the animation side of the company by doing another $115 write-downs.


@JoshWilding @MarkCassidy @MarkJulian

If he really shelved Coyote vs ACME, a project that his emplyed DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn wrote and produced, then he's rotten. But this would say also a lot about how Gunn would appear to start becoming a shoe-kissing "yes man" by just allowing it to happen.
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