Last week, newly minted DC Studio’s co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran made quite a splash when they announced 10 new DC comic book adaptations as part of their launch of the DCU, a new interconnected DC comics inspired continuity which will span film, live action television series, animated television series, and video games.
Gunn and co. had few details in terms of stars, directors, or release dates, but they were able to give fans and skeptical WBD investors alike some insight into their “writer-centric” approach to cultivating a brand new cinematic universe, along with a promise to keep some extremely popular film and television franchises (like Joker, The Batman, and Teen Titans Go) alive under the newly created Elseworlds label.
While this news will undoubtedly find its way to many of your favorite Pop Break podcasts over the months and years to come, we wanted to assemble our own Justice League of podcasting superheroes for a special bonus episode of Pop Break Today where you will be able to hear our instant reaction on this newly announced slate.
First up is an interview between Podcasts Editor Alex Marcus and Batman By The Numbers Podcast host Dan Cohen discussing some of the major themes and points of interest coming out of last Tuesday’s announcement. They try to answer the question, can you ever have too much Batman, along with a broader discussion on the stakes around this latest attempt to reboot Superman, where Jason Momoa fits into all of this, and how we should think about DC’s 2023 slate in light of this news.
Then, Alex convenes a panel featuring The Anniversary Brothers’ Aaron Sarnecky, Good Bye to All That’s Michael T Ford III, and Not Couple Goals’ Tyler McCarthy & Allie Nelson, during which they rate their excitement level for every single one of the 10 projects announced as part of the Gods & Monsters chapter that kicks off DCU. These titles include HBO MAX original series Creature Commanders, Waller, Lanterns, Paradise Lost, and Booster Gold, and DC Studios feature films Superman: Legacy, The Authority, The Brave & The Bold, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, and Swamp Thing.