James Gunn DC Slate Comic Book Inspirations: Batman, Superman

James Gunn DC Slate Comic Book Inspirations: Batman, Superman

What are you smiling at, Superman? Picture: DC Comics

It’s been an exciting week for superhero movie fans, especially if you love DC Comics. This week, James Gunn and Peter Safran, who together run DC Studios at Warner Bros., revealed the start of their 8-10 year plan to bring DC heroes like Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman back to their rightful place at the top. of the mountain. comic book culture.

But that plan — 10 projects, five on HBO Max and five in theaters, making up the first part of Chapter One in a larger, connected universe — won’t begin for a while. The first movie, Superman: Legacy, isn’t slated for release until July 2025. That’s still a long way off. So in the meantime, to help quench some of that thirst and excitement for these properties, Gunn took to Twitter to give fans an idea of ​​the specific comics that inspire the movies he and his team are developing for. Superman, Batman, Supergirl, and Swamp Thing, plus the big-screen debut of Wildstorm’s team, the Authority.

Gunn didn’t link to these, but that’s why we’re here.

The first, not seen there but mentioned, is Tom King’s Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow. You can get it at this link. Then there’s All-Star Superman: The Deluxe Edition which you can get at this link, Batman from Grand Morrison Omnibus Vol. 1 available at this link, and Absolute Swamp Thing by Alan Moore, available here.

G/O Media may receive a commission

addiction counseling

Health Shelter

Accessible to everyone
Safe Haven puts your needs first with flexible, individualized addiction treatment, especially opioid and alcohol addiction.

Unfortunately, The Authority Omnibus Gunn put in his tweet is out of print but the stories it contains are available in other editions. You can find out more here.

And, again, it’s important to consider the other part of Gunn’s tweet. While these runs with these characters, writers, and artists inspire the DCU in their “feel,” “look,” and “tone,” don’t expect the exact stories to be shown in theaters. These are just the “touchstones”.

To learn more about the all-new DC Universe slate, click here. For more from Gunn and Safran on their vision, click here.

Want more io9 news? Find out when to expect the latest Marvel, Star Wars and Star Trek releases, what’s next for the DC Universe in film and TV, and everything you need to know about the future of Doctor Who.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *