DC Games at Warner Bros Will Be Part of Connected Universe, James Gunn Confirms

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James Gunn has confirmed that at least some future DC video games will be part of the DC Universe (DCU), Warner Bros. Discovery’s new name for its shared universe of superhero films and television series that began with 2013’s Man of Steel.

The director behind the Guardians of the Galaxy films (and its recently released Holiday Special) shared the news yesterday after being asked by a fan whether there were any plans for games to be connected to the DCU (previously known as the DC Extended Universe), to which he replied positively and suggested that future projects would be aligned with the “bible” that is being built by Gunn and DC films producer Peter Safran, both of whom were tapped by Warner Bros Discovery boss David Zaslav as the new heads of DC Studios in October.

The possibility of DC games at Warner Bros. being part of a connected universe was first teased by Deadline earlier this month, having shared a report claiming that what was being built would encompass more than live-action films, TV, and animation:

Deadline hears that a global Zoom meeting was held for Warner Bros Discovery employees Thursday morning, on which CEO David Zaslav introduced new DC Studios co-chairmen and CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran. It marked was first appearance together in front of the company since being named to their posts October 25.

The execs expressed their shared excitement for the new structure, with Zaslav mentioning how the plan is to build a bible for a cohesive DC universe, one that is overarching across live-action films, TV, animation, gaming and more.

Gotham Knights from Warner Bros. Montréal is now available, while Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, a new action-adventure game from Rocksteady Studios (Batman Arkham Trilogy), is due for release in early 2023.

Gunn is no stranger to the gaming world, having developed the story and characters for projects such as Lollipop Chainsaw, a hack-and-slash that he worked on in collaboration with killer7 and No More Heroes’ Suda51.

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