James Gunn, the co-head of Warner Bros. Discovery’s DC devision, recently stated in a Thread that nothing will be canon in the upcoming new DC Cinematic Universe (DCU) until “Creature Commandos” premieres next year.
Gunn said “[‘Creature Commandos’ is] a sort of aperitif to the DCU — a then a deeper dive into the universe with ‘Superman: Legacy‘ after that. It’s a very human drive to want to understand everything all the time, but I think its okay to be confused on what’s happening in the DCU since no one has seen anything from the DCU yet.”
Gunn also officially stated that there will be three actors returning to their old roles from the previous incarnation of the DCU known as the Snyderverse. John Cena will be returning as Peacemaker, Viola Davis is coming back as Amanda Waller, and Xolo Maridueña is coming back as Blue Beetle.
Fans have been speculating James Gunn’s plan since announcing his proposed slate early this year. Some are confused with the plan, others are concerned with the direction, and some maintain faith in a new DCU.
The brave new universe remains in limbo following recent union strikes and studio shakeups in Hollywood, but as of right now “Superman: Legacy” is still slated for a July 11, 2025 release.