AceShowbiz - James Gunn and Peter Safran are working on a "10-year plan" for DC. After recently appointed as co-chairmen and CEOs of DC Studios, the pair are responsible for the company's film, TV, and animation projects and have now outlined they are thinking in the long-term about the studio's approach.
"The opportunity to make DC as great as it can be and as it should be - that is the reason why I'm doing this job because I know that Peter and I can do that," James said at a virtual town hall with Warner Bros. Discovery chief David Zaslav on Thursday, November 10.
The "Guardians of the Galaxy" director continued, "We spent the past couple days with a group of some of the best thinkers in the industry, the best writers in the industry starting to map out that eight to 10-year plan of what it's going to look like in theatre, in TV, in animation, across the board for these characters."
Peter emphasized that DC will focus on telling a single story across a number of films in a similar approach to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The 56-year-old - who has produced superhero films such as "Aquaman" and "Shazam!" - said, "This was such a unique opportunity to tell one great overarching story. One beautiful big story across film, television gaming, live-action, and animation."
Gunn, 56, is known for focusing on misfit characters in his films such as Polka-Dot Man in "The Suicide Squad" but did pay homage to DC icons such as Superman. The filmmaker said, "I love Superman, and I love Batman. I love their interaction. I love the ways in which they're the same and the ways in which they are completely different."