CNA – James Gunn has officially announced the continuation of three key stars in the revamped DC Universe.
Following the studio’s major restructuring, Gunn and Peter Safran took the helm as co-CEOs.
Gunn responded to fan inquiries about the future of DC, confirming on Threads: “Xolo Mariduena remains Blue Beetle, Viola Davis resumes her role as Amanda Waller, and John Cena returns as Peacemaker in the DCU.”
The 57-year-old filmmaker said: “Nothing is canon until Creature Commandos next year, a sort of aperitif to the DCU, then a deeper dive into the universe with Superman: Legacy after that.
“It’s a very human drive to want to understand everything all the time but I think it’s okay to be confused (about) what’s happening in the DCU since no one has seen anything from the DCU yet.
“And, yes, some actors will be playing characters they’ve played in other stories and some plot points might be consistent with plot points from the dozens of films, shows animated projects that have come from DC in the past. But nothing is canon until CC and Legacy.”
The change to the cinematic continuity comes after all of the 2023 DC movies, Shazam! Fury Of The Gods, The Flash and Blue Beetle bombed at the box office.
The final movie slated for release this year is Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom, starring Jason Momoa, which will arrive in cinemas on December 20.