DC plans to release four projects a year in theaters and on HBO Max

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James Gunn and Peter Safran have unveiled their new DC Studios plan to create an interconnected cinematic universe. Entitled DCU Chapter One: God and Monsters, the co-CEOs unveiled 10 new shows and movies and provided an update on The Batman 2’s release date

Per ComicBook.com (opens in new tab), as part of the new slate, DC is planning to release "probably two movies and probably two HBO Max series per year". Safran shared that this will begin in 2025 when the slate was announced to the press.

First up movie-wise is Superman: Legacy, which is due out in theaters on July 11, 2025. The movie is being written by Gunn and will focus on Superman’s pull between his Kryptonian heritage and his human upbringing.

On the TV side, it’s expected that Creature Commandos will be first up on HBO Max. The animated series is about a black ops team of monstrous prisoners. However, it could be beaten to the post by Peacemaker spin-off Waller, which picks up in the aftermath of Peacemaker season 1. The series sees Viola Davis back as the lead character after her cameo in Black Adam.

Gunn also confirmed that the plan is mostly to continue this release schedule into 2026, 2027, and beyond. "Something like that," the Guardians of the Galaxy 3 director said while Safran added: "In that range. In that range, for sure."

For more on the DCU plan, here’s what we know so far about the Supergirl movie, the Green Lantern series, and the Wonder Woman prequel series. We also have some more insight from the DC bosses about Henry Cavill’s Superman exit and the decision to cancel Batgirl. If you need to catch up on the DC universe, here's how to watch the DC movies in order.

Fay Watson

I’m an Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, covering TV and film for the Total Film and SFX sections online. I previously worked as a Senior Showbiz Reporter and SEO TV reporter at Express Online for three years. I've also written for The Resident magazines and Amateur Photographer, before specializing in entertainment.