Warner Bros. Discovery CEO Promises “Unified” Approach for DC Under James Gunn and Peter Safran

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Warner Bros. Discovery CEO Dave Zaslav is promising a new era for DC under new studio co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran.

The company sent shockwaves through the industry when it was announced that director James Gunn and producer Peter Safran will take over the newly formed DC Studios as co-CEOs. The move puts future DC movies, TV shows, and animation under Gunn and Safran and fills the gaping leadership hole at DC.

While Zaslav released a quote the day Gunn and Safran’s hiring was announced, he told investors today that he spent a lot of time talking with the pair over the last few months. “They have a powerful vision and blueprint that will drive a more unified creative approach,” Zaslav promised investors.

Gunn will oversee the creative side of DC Studios while Safran — a prolific producer behind films like Aquaman and The Conjuring franchise — will handle the business aspects. Gunn will continue to direct projects exclusively for DC with the deal expected to last at least four years.

Gunn and Safran will report directly to Zaslav, though not every ongoing DC project will fall under their purview. Todd Phillips’ Joker sequel will not be under Gunn and Safran, and Matt Reeves’ The Batman also exists in a gray area.

But for every other DC project going forward, Gunn and Safran will likely have oversight. Henry Cavill, who is already set to return to DC as Superman, says he’s excited to work with Gunn on the new DC chapter.


Matt T.M. Kim is ‘s News Editor. You can reach him @lawoftd.


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