James Gunn Reveals Initial DCU Slate Called Chapter 1: Gods and Monsters

DCU co-head James Gunn told fans on social media he would reveal his first plans for his new unified DC Universe (DCU) slate before February and he waited until the last day of January to do. 

The first part of his vision, called Chapter 1: Gods and Monster, included a slew of projects and here's a quick recap from the official DC press release that was sent to us.

    • Creature Commandos – a seven-episode animated show in which Amanda Waller creates a black ops team out of monstrous prisoners; Gunn wrote all the episodes of the first season


    • Waller – starring Viola Davis, this series features Team Peacemaker and will be written by Christal Henry (Watchmen) and Jeremy Carver (Supernatural)


    • Superman: Legacy – written by Gunn, the film will hit theaters on July 11, 2025, and focus on Superman balancing his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing.


    • Booster Gold – Booster Gold uses basic technology from the future to pretend to be a superhero in present day


    • Lanterns – this enormous TV event series follows intergalactic cops John Stewart and Hal Jordan as they uncover a dark mystery 


    • The Authority – DC’s WildStorm characters will join the DCU as members of The Authority take matters into their own hands to do what they believe is right

    • The Brave and the Bold – the DCU will introduce its Batman and Robin in this unusual father-son story inspired by Grant Morrison’s comic series

    • Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow - this science fiction adventure, which will be based on Tom King’s amazing, award-winning recent comics stories, presents a Supergirl viewers are not used to seeing

    • Swamp Thing – the film will investigate the dark origins of Swamp Thing


    • Paradise Lost ­– set in Themyscira, home of the Amazons and birthplace of Wonder Woman, this drama focuses on the genesis and political intrigue of an island of all women

That's one helluva first slate of DC projects!