DCEU: James Gunn Becomes CEO of New DC Studios

In addition, there are plans for talks with Henry Cavill on "Man of Steel 2"

by Pierre Lorenz on November 3, 2022

There has been a lot of action in the DC universe lately. After a whole bunch of new projects were recently presented, there is now even more news about the creative reorientation of the company. The studio DC Films, which is mainly responsible for the DCEU, has been renamed DC Studios and has been given a new management. As of November 1, this new management is in the hands of the two equally responsible partners Peter Safran and James Gunn. Whereas Safran is the movie producer of films such as "Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom" and "Shazam! Fury of the Gods", James Gunn, creator of "The Suicide Squad" and "Guardians of the Galaxy", probably requires no further introduction. Both now supervise any film or series project associated with the DC brand. They are thus comparable to Kevin Feige, who has been the creative mastermind in charge of the MCU at competitor Marvel for years. In the future, together they are to ensure that the DCEU as a whole becomes more appealing again and is able to hold its own against the powerful competitors. Even though both CEOs have equal rights, Safran, who studied law, will be more involved in the commercial side of things, while Gunn, with his artistic training and years of experience as a director, will keep a closer eye on the creative details. 

Henry Cavill showed himself pleased about the new management team at DC as well. He himself has not yet met the 56-year-old Gunn, but is looking forward to long talks with the talented filmmaker. For his returning part as Superman, Cavill also has some ideas that he would like to discuss with Gunn. He says the Man of Steel is not only a fantastic superhero, but also one with a big heart who always seems to give more than he takes. For Cavill, Superman represents nothing less than the best in people, and so he's looking forward to movies with a more cheerful Superman, as the actor has emphasized in the past. We are certainly eager to see how the next DC movies will be received by audiences and look forward to more news from the two CEOs. 

What are your thoughts on the creative revamp of the DC Universe? Do you think James Gunn and Peter Safran are up to the task, or do you not believe the DCEU has a chance to catch up with Marvel in terms of popularity? Let us know your views in the comments!

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