It's been just shy of seven months since DC Studios unveiled its "Chapter 1: Gods and Monsters" slate, and the WGA and SAG-AFTRA really strikes couldn't have come at a worse time for the newly formed production company.
Some breathing space between the DCEU's end and DCU's launch is a must, of course, and 2024's only DC movie is going to be "Elseworlds" title Joker: Folie à Deux.
We had, however, expected Creature Commandos (and perhaps even Waller) to be released on Max next year. As things stand, it's hard to predict when we'll see those, but James Gunn has now offered an update on where things currently stand with his and Peter Safran's reboot plans.
In terms of a chronology for this shared world, the filmmaker reiterates that Creature Commandos takes place prior to Superman: Legacy. When it comes to projects beyond those, Gunn confirms that "nothing else is finished or being written."
That's understandable given the strikes, but this is an issue DC Studios could do without.
With concerns the strikes could last well into next year - Superman: Legacy is set to begin shooting in January - it's hard not to wonder whether the rest of the DCU slate won't get going until 2027 or beyond. If all those future projects aren't even written yet (never mind cast) then delays like this are definitely going to sting.
Ultimately, it might only be a difference of six months or so and there's a chance DC Studios always planned to take its time rolling out these movies and TV shows, regardless of these strikes slowing things down.
For now, Superman: Legacy is scheduled to be released in theaters on July 11, 2025.
James Gunn when asked whether the DCU will have a publicly-accessible chronology: ‘Creature Commandos’ precedes ‘Superman: Legacy’ and that “nothing else is finished or being written yet (and won’t be until after the strike!)”
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