DC Studios Co-Chair James Gunn Refutes Rumor That Batman Is The Next Hero To Be Cast In The DCU

The ever social media-present James Gunn recently shared that two more projects besides Superman: Legacy and Creature Commandos are looking to start production very soon. Superman: Legacy is currently set for release on July 11, 2025, while Creature Commandos will hit Max in late-2024.

With Supergirl recently cast, DC fans are convinced that Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow will be the next DCU film to enter production but what about the second project Gunn teased?

In a different social media post, Gunn stated that filming and releasing The Brave and the Bold does not have to wait for Matt Reeves and Robert Pattinson’s The Batman trilogy to wrap up, meaning that we’ll likely have two, cinematic Dark Knights gracing the silver screen at the same time.

Social media scooper Charles Murphy followed up on Gunn’s comments to imply that casting for the DCU’s Batman would be up next for DC Studios but Gunn has chimed in to put that rumor to rest.

When rolling out the DCU’s Chapter 1: Gods and Monsters slate via YouTube, Gunn had this to share about The Brave and the Bold, “This is the introduction of the DCU’s Batman. This is the story of Damian Wayne, who is Batman’s actual son who we didn’t know existed for the first eight to 10 years of his life. He was raised as a little murderer and assassin. He’s a little son of a bitch. He’s my favorite Robin. It’s based on the Grant Morrison comic book’s run, which is one of my favorite Batman runs, and we are putting that all together right now.”

However, it doesn’t look as if that’s the next DCU project up to bat [no pun intended].

Said Gunn in response to the rumor of a looming Batman casting, “Keep getting this question, don’t know where it’s coming from but, wherever it is, it’s totally false. We don’t have a script yet.


Gunn’s remarks harken back to a previous social media post where he clued fans in on how tell if a rumor is false. Said Gunn, “I get asked about rumors of various actors being cast in various roles every day. Just a blanket rule to keep in mind while assessing whether these rumors have any truth to them (99% of the time they’re false) – we are never going to cast roles without scripts.

As a soft reboot of the DCEU, the DCU features an ambitious film slate that includes:

  • Superman: Legacy
  • The Authority
  • The Brave and the Bold
  • Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow
  • Swamp Thing

On the television side, highly-anticipated projects include:

Given the list above, what do you think are the two DCU projects that are getting ready to join Superman: Legacy and Creature Commandos in active production? Let us know in the comment section below.