Upcoming DCU Movies And TV Shows Revealed


James Gunn and Peter Safran, the new CEOs at DC Studios, have unveiled an ambitious plan called DCU Chapter One: Gods and Monsters. This marks a new era for DC with a reboot of almost all major heroes, promising fresh and exciting narratives. The action starts with the animated series Creature Commandos in 2024, followed by a revamped Superman in 2025. But that’s not all—we also have projects like Supergirl, a new Batman movie, and Swamp Thing on the horizon. Plus, we’re still getting Elseworlds titles like Joker 2 and The Penguin show. Let’s dive into what the next phase of DC on screen looks like.

Creature Commandos

Creature Commandos will be the first project to launch under DCU Chapter One: Gods and Monsters. Set to release in 2024, this animated series will stream on Max. It follows Amanda Waller as she forms a black ops team composed of monstrous entities from DC’s universe, ranging from Frankenstein’s monster to a vampire and a werewolf. This series marks a bold new direction for the DCU, combining classic characters with a modern narrative.

The Penguin

The Penguin series is scheduled to hit HBO Max in 2024. Starring Colin Farrell, this show is a direct spin-off from The Batman movie, focusing on Oswald Cobblepot’s rise in Gotham’s criminal underworld. The series is expected to be a gritty exploration of his character and will also set the stage for The Batman 2.

Joker: Folie à Deux

Joker: Folie à Deux is set to release on October 4, 2024. This sequel sees Joaquin Phoenix return as the Joker with Lady Gaga joining as Harley Quinn. Set in Arkham Asylum, the film is described as a musical, drawing comparisons to A Star Is Born rather than a traditional superhero movie. Expect a deep dive into the twisted dynamics between the infamous Joker and Harley Quinn.


The new Superman movie, once titled Superman: Legacy, will premiere on July 11, 2025. Directed by James Gunn, the film will explore Superman’s struggle to balance his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing. With David Corenswet as Clark Kent and a supporting cast featuring well-known DC heroes, this film aims to redefine Superman for a new era.

Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow

Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow releases in cinemas on June 26, 2026. Based on Tom King’s celebrated comic series, this film will present a radically different take on Supergirl, portrayed by Milly Alcock. Raised in harsh conditions before arriving on Earth, this Supergirl brings a unique and hardened perspective to her heroics.

The Batman 2

The Batman 2 will arrive in theaters on October 2, 2026. Directed by Matt Reeves and starring Robert Pattinson, the sequel will continue exploring the darker, more detective-focused side of Batman. Specific plot details remain under wraps, but the film will delve deeper into Gotham’s underworld and is expected to introduce new villains.

Swamp Thing

Swamp Thing also does not have a specific release date but is part of the upcoming DC slate. The movie will focus on the origins of this enigmatic and elemental character, promising a darker tone that explores the deep and often disturbing elements of the Swamp Thing mythology.

The Authority

The Authority is another upcoming project without a confirmed release date. The film will integrate WildStorm characters into the DCU, depicting them as a group who take a proactive and often morally ambiguous approach to global threats. This movie is set to challenge the traditional boundaries of superhero actions and responsibilities.

Teen Titans

Teen Titans is currently in development with no release date announced. Written by Ana Nogueira, this film adaptation will bring together the young heroes of the DC universe, likely focusing on their dynamics and challenges as a team. Fans of the comic and animated series can look forward to seeing their favorite characters like Robin, Starfire, and Raven on the big screen.

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Superman

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Superman project is still in the development stages with no release date set. This film is expected to introduce a Black Superman, exploring modern themes and offering a fresh perspective on the iconic hero’s story. Although details are sparse, the project’s ambition is to provide a new narrative voice in the Superman saga.


The release date for Waller has not been confirmed. This series, spinning off from Peacemaker, will see Viola Davis return as Amanda Waller. The show is described as a continuation of the storyline from Peacemaker, with a focus on Waller’s complex character and her controversial decisions within the DC universe.

Booster Gold

Booster Gold does not yet have a release date. This series will follow the time-traveling, fame-seeking superhero known as Michael Jon Carter, who uses future technology to stage heroic acts in the present. Expected to be humorous and self-aware, this series will delve into themes of heroism and celebrity in the superhero world.

Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost, a series about the political intrigue and dark secrets of Themyscira, is currently without a release date. Described as akin to Game of Thrones, this show will explore the complexities of a society composed entirely of women, diving deep into the origins and culture of the Amazons.


The release date for Lanterns is also TBC. This series is anticipated to be a high-quality, detective-style show focusing on Green Lanterns Hal Jordan and John Stewart as they address cosmic threats. Positioned as a significant piece leading into the broader narrative arc of the DCU, this series aims to blend deep character exploration with the expansive science fiction stakes of the Green Lantern corps.

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