Holy shockers, Batman! James Gunn, the Director of ‘The Suicide Squad’ and ‘Peacemaker’ is now in charge of all creative for DC Movies and TV shows while Peter Safran will head the business and production end of things.
In a stunning turn of events, filmmaker James Gunn and producer Peter Safran have been tapped to lead DC’s film, TV and animation efforts as co-chairs and co-CEOs of DC Studios, a newly formed division at Warner Bros. that will replace DC Films.
Gunn will focus on the creative side, while Safran will focus on the business and production side of things. Both are expected to continue to direct and produce projects, respectively. They will report directly to Zaslav, and work closely with Warners film bosses De Luca and Pamela Abdy. Sources say the deal runs four years and Gunn will be exclusive to DC. The goal is for them not just to be producers, but to truly function as execuctives even as Gunn will occasionally hone a movie.
This is huge news and I am VERY excited to see what these two can do with DC in the future. #StartTheGunnVerse!