DC Studios Co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran have been giving fans a bit more info regarding their reset of the DC Universe and how it won’t necessarily remove everything involved with the old DCEU.
When asked by a fan on Instagram if he was “rebooting the DCEU 100%” despite characters like Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller staying the same, Gunn explained that while The Flash will indeed reset a lot of things from the DCEU, not everything will necessarily be changed.
“Nope. Flash resets many things, not all things,” he clarified. “Some characters remain the same some do not.”
Earlier in the week, Safran spoke about The Flash, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, and Shazam!, praising the films and saying that those characters and portrayals aren’t barred from the new DCU (via Deadline).
“These four movies are terrific. There’s no reason why any of the characters or the actors that play in those characters are not part of the DCU. There’s nothing that prohibits that from happening,” Safran said. “We’ll incorporate characters from the past, but mostly we’ll cast anew.”
The DC Universe’s first phase, called Chapter One: Gods and Monsters, will feature a multitude of different movies and television shows. A few of the announced projects include a Batman and Robin-focused movie called The Brave and the Bold, a Supergirl movie titled Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, a Swamp Thing film, and multiple TV shows.