DC Studios, which is spearheaded by James Gunn and Peter Safran, has big plans for the new DCU. Those remain a mystery to us for the time being, but Variety has shared a few new interesting tidbits.
Apparently, Gunn's promised January reveal will consist of "their three-year interconnected vision for the cinematic universe," an indication Warner Bros. isn't looking to put the cart before the horse with this eight to ten-year plan that's being formulated (the last time they unveiled a DC slate, it didn't end so well).
After all, announcing too big a slate of movies is likely to backfire given past experience, even with a new team in charge.
Apparently, Gunn and Safran's plan is "a broad but not blanket reset." In other words, it may not be the full-blown reboot we've been led to believe, even if Henry Cavill will no longer play Superman. How the duo plans to explain these changes to the franchise is hard to say, though The Flash might be the perfect opportunity to enact a soft reboot.
Talking of the Scarlet Speedster, the trade reveals that, "Given that Miller has stayed out of trouble since beginning mental health treatment in the summer, some executives are amenable to continuing with the actor as the world-saving speedster." Many of you will be shocked to hear that, but the movie is said to be testing incredibly well.
Gunn and Safran are said to have Warner Bros. Discovery's full support with the decisions they're making, including Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman 3 story outline recently being vetoed. While that movie's status remains unclear, this report claims that the aforementioned three-year plan "won't include Wonder Woman at all."
It's possible some DCEU actors and characters are being sidelined for this initial phase, though we can't help but think it will be confusing to have the same Wonder Woman eventually standing alongside a different Superman, the old Flash, and Jason Momoa as Lobo rather than Aquaman.
Until DC Studios' plans are revealed, we remain as confused about the DCU's future as ever...