The new DCU is rapidly starting to take shape, with the first projects set to be announced by DC Studios next month. While James Gunn and Peter Safran are hard at work creating an 8-10 year plan that will finally give fans a proper shared universe, there's still some uncertainty surrounding how The Batman and Joker franchises are going to fit into it.
After recently debunking reports that DC Studios is considering bringing Robert Pattinson's Dark Knight into the DCU, Gunn has now confirmed on Twitter that we can expect more Elseworlds stories.
That means both R-Rated franchises will be left alone to continue, leaving Matt Reeves, Todd Phillips and DC Studios free to forge ahead with their respective plans without any forced crossovers. With all signs pointing to everyone in the DCU being recast, don't be surprised if Peacemaker season 2 falls under this Elseworlds banner as well.
In other news, Gunn has also teased future plans for Slade Wilson, a.k.a. Deathstroke.
The original plan in the DCEU had been for Joe Manganiello to follow his Justice League cameo with a lead role in The Batman. After taking aim at Ben Affleck's Dark Knight, DC's Terminator was set to appear in his own solo outing from The Raid director Gareth Evans. Unfortunately, none of that would become a reality.
We're guessing Gunn won't bring Manganiello back given his links to the Snyderverse, but can't wait to see what the plan is for Deathstroke in the DCU. He's clashed with many heroes over the years, though is most closely associated with the Teen Titans. If that storyline is going to play out on screen, expect Titans to be cancelled sooner rather than later.
What announcements are you hoping for from DC Studios next month?