Major movement appears to finally be happening with Henry Cavill’s movie future as Superman. This episode looks at that plus the hiring of James Gunn and Peter Safran to lead the new DC Studios.

Black Adam overview

  • Overall thoughts
  • Production value
  • Themes vs. Action
  • DCEU Mythology
  • Superman stuff, including Intergang

The Credits Scene

  • How it fits with Superman mythology
  • “It’s been awhile since anyone’s made the world this nervous”
  • “Black Adam, we should talk”
  • John Williams theme, Henry Cavill’s appearance

Henry Cavill announces his return as Superman on Instagram

  • New photo and Black Adam cameo “A very small taste of what’s to come, my friends. The dawn of hope renewed. Thank you for your patience, it will be rewarded.”
  • Cavill’s manager Dany Garcia also shared on Instagram, using Hans Zimmer Man of Steel music

James Gunn and Peter Safran will be the new heads of DC Film, TV, and animation effective November 1 – The Hollywood Reporter

  • DC Studios will form (compared to DC Films)
  • 4 year deals, Gunn will be the creative, Safran dealing with business and production
  • Gunn will be exclusive to DC and still direct films
  • Their job is to “develop a long-term strategy across film, TV, and animation, and take this iconic franchise to the next level of creative storytelling.”
  • Statement from Gunn and Safran – “We’re honored to be the stewards of these DC characters we’ve loved since we were children. We look forward to collaborating with the most talented writers, directors, and actors in the world to create an integrated, multilayered universe that still allows for the individual expression of the artists involved. Our commitment to Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Harley Quinn, and the rest of the DC stable of characters is only equaled by our commitment to the wonder of human possibility these characters represent. We’re excited to invigorate the theatrical experience around the world as we tell some of the biggest, most beautiful, and grandest stories ever told.”

What is the future of DC Studios

  • What will be the first projects announced?
  • “Integrated, multilayered universe”? 
  • Plan for Superman?
  • Plan for Justice League?

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