James Gunn and Peter Safran have been co-CEOs of DC Studios since the 1st of November, 2022. It is in his hands to decide the DC Universe's future on big screen, television series, animation, and video games.
James Gunn presented the first stage of the DC Comics universe with various film and television projects inspired by DC Comics last week.
Gunn and Safran have scrapped previous DC Comics projects in an effort to "clean" the slate and establish a shared universe with a defined vision. In the process, neither of them has been disqualified from speaking out against the previous management of the DC Extended Universe.
The Batgirl film that Warner Bros. has canceled was a "imposible to release" film, according to the producer, because it was unsuitable for cinemas.
James Gunn remarked that DC Films' management—previous to DC Studios—"gave out IPs like candy."
A number of Warner Bros. Discovery executives are uncomfortable with James Gunn and Peter Safran.
Despite knowing how to navigate the DC Universe's early stages, Warner Bros. Discovery is unsatisfied with the way the DC Studios co-chairs talk about their pre-arrival management.
The Hollywood Reporter has discovered that James Gunn and Peter Safran have caused quite a stir among the parent companies. It's also that, despite a major selection of positions, certain individuals remain in the Warner films' different divisions that once collaborated with DC Films.
Gunn and Safran's statements, whether in their substance or form, highlight a flaw that everyone saw at Warner in the DC franchise.
What remains to be seen is whether James Gunn and Peter Safran's mandate will correct the DC Universe's course on all fronts, demonstrating that they are capable of running a franchise as powerful as it is DC.