James Gunn and Peter Safran were named co-heads of Warner Bros Discovery’s DC studios on Tuesday, October 25, to oversee film, television and animation projects featuring popular characters such as Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman.
Gunn and Safran have brought heroes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and DC Universe to hit films including Guardians of the Galaxy, Aquaman and The Suicide Squad.
They start their new jobs on November 1 and “will spearhead the development and execution of a long-term plan for the many properties licensed from DC Comics,” Warner Bros said in a statement.
Despite a vast stable of well-known DC Comics characters, Warner Bros has been unable to match the success of Walt Disney Co’s rival superhero studio Marvel, which has produced Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: No Way Home and other mega-hits.
Gunn directed Suicide Squad for DC studios and three Guardians of the Galaxy movies for Marvel. The final Guardians movie is set for release next May.
Safran has produced numerous Warner Bros films, including two Aquaman films and two Shazam movies. – Rappler.com