While Superman: Legacy is still set to be released in 2025, it’s likely the entire DCU slate will now head our way later than expected.
Work on all those upcoming projects was halted as a result of the WGA strikes (James Gunn was able to fulfil his duties as a director on the Superman reboot, but neither he nor anyone else could write anything) and, as things stand, actors are still unable to return to work.
The end does appear to be in sight for the SAG-AFTRA strike in the days ahead, meaning we should start getting casting news again before the year ends. In the meantime, the r/DCEULeaks Reddit page has shared new DCU intel which they claim is from a “verified” source.
We’ll start with Lanterns; according to the page’s moderators, Ozark showrunner Chris Mundy (who was also a writer and producer for Criminal Minds) has been tapped as the Green Lantern TV show’s showrunner.
Some slight changes have also been made as the plan now is for Hal Jordan to be older than John Stewart, with the latter likely in his 20s. Previously, the idea was that they’d be the same age.
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Recently, we’ve heard that Channing Tatum could be in the running to play Hal. The first Green Lantern we meet, however, will be Nathan Fillion’s Guy Gardner in Superman: Legacy.
Here’s where things get exciting, though. It’s said that DC Studios is currently in the process of developing a TV series revolving around The Question.
In the comics, The Question is Vic Sage, the vigilante protector of Hub City. He is a great martial artist and detective, and an investigative reporter in his civilian identity. The mask he wears to disguise his face is made of an experimental material called pseudoderm. Later, when Sage was dying of lung cancer, he trained Renee Montoya as his successor and she eventually replaced him.
We don’t currently know which version of the character we’ll see in the DCU.
Going back to Superman: Legacy, the search for Lex Luthor will supposedly resume post-strike (no duh) with Gunn searching for an actor in their 30s who looks like he’ll be able to go toe-to-toe with the Man of Tomorrow.
Despite some confusion surrounding these reboot plans, it’s starting to feel like an exciting time to be a DC Comics fan, something we haven’t been able to say for a while now.