James Gunn and Peter Safran Are the New Co-Chairmen and CEOs of DC Studios
Changes are happening over at DC! James Gunn and Peter Safran are now co-chairmen and CEOs of DC Studios.
The Guardians of the Galaxy director and The Suicide Squad producer will oversee the newly-formed Warner Bros. division, which is replacing DC Films. This change up means that Gunn and Safran will now be in charge of DC’s film, TV, and animation efforts moving forward.
The pair released a joint statement saying, “We’re honored to be the stewards of these DC characters we’ve loved since we were children.” The pair says in a joint statement they released. “We look forward to collaborating with the most talented writers, directors, and actors in the world to create an integrated,
multi-layered universe that still allows for the individual expression
of the artists involved.”
“Our commitment to Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Harley Quinn, and the rest of the DC stable of characters is only equalled by our commitment to the wonder of human possibility these characters represent,” they continued. “We’re excited to invigorate the theatrical experience around the world as we tell some of the biggest, most beautiful, and grandest stories ever told.”
Warner Bros. Discovery CEO Thrilled to have James Gunn and Peter Safran Onboard
Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav, who had been searching for a replacement for DC Films boss Walter Hamada – is “thrilled” to have appointed Gunn and Safran.
“DC has among the most entertaining, powerful, and iconic characters in the world. And I am thrilled to have the singular and complementary talents of James and Peter joining our world-class team and overseeing the creative direction of the storied DC Universe.” Zaslav says in his own statement about the news.
“Their decades of experience in filmmaking, close ties to the creative community, and proven track record thrilling superhero fans around the globe make them uniquely qualified to develop a long-term strategy across film, TV, and animation, and take this iconic franchise to the next level of creative storytelling.”
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