After a quiet month, James Gunn and Peter Safran are now in charge of the DCU (or DC Universe), so much so that the former has now confirmed that video games will also be part of the company’s future plans. Check out the complete details below.
James Gunn Confirms Plans for DCU Games
While waiting for the game dedicated to the Suicide Squad and the recent Gotham Knights, the world of DC heroes doesn’t seem to see new titles on the horizon. Now, according to reports, James Gunn took to Twitter to answer several questions over the weekend, most of which related to his and Safran’s plans for the DCU.
Gunn was asked if any other characters will get their own series (besides Peacemaker), with confirmation that both the TV and animation-related projects will all be linked. This has also led to talk of video games, since apparently there are also plans to also connect video games to the DCU.
The prospect of video games being an integral part of the DCU surfaced earlier this month when Warner Bros. Discovery head David Zaslav spoke of including them in future plans as part of DC’s larger vision. In the tweet below, Gunn’s reply leaves very little room for imagination.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) November 27, 2022
However, including video games in a cross-media plan could make the DCU unnecessarily confusing and difficult to keep under control. It is a very different strategy from that of Marvel, which is nevertheless king in the field of the shared universe. Marvel Games recently reaffirmed that there are no plans to connect the games to the movies, or even to connect the games to each other, in order to give the studios complete freedom over which characters and stories to use.
Others instead refer to the world of Star Wars, given that in fact, some games in the franchise take place in the same galaxy far, far away as the movies and series, such as Jedi Fallen Order and Battlefront 2, both canonical in the Star Wars universe.