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James Gunn Teases an 'Incredibly Detailed' World Map for the DCU

This weeks Your Nerd Side Show:

Co-CEO of DC Studios James Gunn teases that the world of the new DCU is being carefully mapped out.

A user on Threads asked Gunn, "Have you given any thought to the lay of the land in the DCU? Where the different cities that the heroes operate are on a map. Will they all be right next to each other? Or spread out across the country like the source material?" In response, Gunn stated, "We are creating an incredibly detailed world map."

Gunn has previously placed an emphasis on DC's fictional settings, talking about how they can bring a unique selling point to the relaunched cinematic universe. "One of the things that I love about DC, that excites me about DC, is that, in a way, it's another alternate history," Gunn said. "It is Gotham City and Metropolis and Star City and Bludhaven, and all these different places in this other reality, and it makes it a little bit like Westeros in some ways." Gunn added, "I love it in that way. I love that we get to create true world-building in DC. It isn't just 'we're throwing some superheroes on Earth.' I think right now, that's one of the key differences."

A New Direction for the DCU

Written and directed by James Gunn, Superman: Legacy will be the first film in the DCU's opening chapter, titled "Gods and Monsters." David Corenswet will be stepping up to play Superman, and Rachel Brosnahan is set to play Lois Lane. The feature will also introduce the Guy Gardner Green Lantern (Nathan Fillion), Hawkgirl (Isabela Merced), Mister Terrific (Edi Gathegi) and Metamorpho (Anthony Carrigan).

C Studios' official synopsis for the Man of Steel's upcoming reboot reads, "Superman: Legacy tells the story of Superman’s journey to reconcile his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing as Clark Kent of Smallville, Kansas. He is the embodiment of truth, justice, and the American way, guided by human kindness in a world that sees kindness as old-fashioned."

Other films in the revamped DCU overseen by James Gunn and Peter Safran include The Authority, The Brave and the Bold, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow and Swamp Thing. There have also been five streaming series announced, which are Creature Commandos, Waller, Lanterns, Paradise Lost and Booster Gold. However, Gunn has confirmed "less than half" of the "Gods and Monsters" projects have been revealed.

Source: Threads

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