Cosmic Circle Ep. 14: James Gunn and the State of the DC Universe

james gunn and the state of the dc universe

In this episode, Brian, Ayla, and Anthony discuss the state of the DC Universe from films to TV series now that James Gunn has taken charge.

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Episode 14: James Gunn and the State of the DC Universe

    • 00:18 – Intros
    • 00:56 – Under new management: James Gunn and DC
    • 04:00 – DC’s previous plans
    • 7:25 – The Arroverse
    • 8:41 – What Gunn brought to DC films
    • 10:10 – Where does the DC universe go from here?
    • 15:30 – Shazam: Fury of the Gods
    • 17:20 – What upcoming DC films have the most promise?
    • 26:00 – Where do these miscellaneous movies fit in the new DC?
    • 28:55 – What creative would want to work with WB after Batgirl?
    • 35:56 – Recasting Superman
    • 40:21 – Do we need individual films for the Justice League again? 
    • 42:36 – Superman For All Seasons
    • 44:23 – Superman and Lois
    • 47:31 – New villains, but not Lex
    • 49:40 – Recasting for a younger Superman
    • 53:40 – James Gunn and Twitter
    • 55:34 – General thoughts on DC
    • 59:37 – The Batman, Matt Reeves, and James Gunn
    • 1:11:00 – Outros

Podcast credits and show notes

Contributors/Writers

    • Ayla Ruby
    • Anthony Flagg
    • Brian Kitson

Executive Producer/Editor

    • Lizzie Hill

Recorded on 12/11/22.
Superhero theme by HumanoideVFX on Pixabay.

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I'm a lifelong fan of sci-fi, fantasy, and comic book movies. In July 2021, I launched The Cosmic Circus as Editor-In-Chief with a small but passionate group of writers. @MsLizzieHill on Twitter and Instagram.
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