James Gunn Appointed Leader of DC Movies and TV
by Emily Nagle
Filmmaker James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Suicide Squad) has been appointed head of DC Studios, making him in charge of all future DC film and television projects. He is joined by producer Peter Safran (Aquaman, Shazam!).
As co-chairmen and CEOs of DC Studios, the two will oversee all of WarnerMedia’s films and shows under the DC umbrella. Having worked with Marvel before on projects including the two Guardians of the Galaxy films, Gunn joined DC to help bring The Suicide Squad to theaters and Peacemaker to small screens across the world.
Warner Bros. Discovery stated in a press release that Gunn and Safran will oversee “the overall creative direction of the DC Universe across film, TV, and animation under a single banner”, as well as “spearhead the development and execution of a long-term plan for the many properties licensed from DC Comics, focused on continuing the tradition of high-quality storytelling for the DC Universe across audio-visual media, while building a sustainable growth business out of the iconic franchise.”
DC’s upcoming projects include Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, The Flash, and Shazam! Fury of the Gods.