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Every movie and TV show to come after the DC reset

The release of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom marked the end of the DCEU

The DC reset will see superheroes return with new and familiar faces. (DC Comics/Warner Bros.)
The DC reset will see superheroes return with new and familiar faces. (DC Comics/Warner Bros.)

DC is ready to be reset with James Gunn and Peter Safran taking the helm to help steer to a new direction that will hopefully bring audience members back to cinemas.

But reinvigorating a superhero franchise of this scale will take time, and the new co-chairmen of DC Studios have a lot of plans in mind to make it happen. With the release of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom earlier this month, the slate is now clean for the pair to bring in their new vision for DC.

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Previously known as the DC Extended Universe (or DCEU), the franchise will go boldly into the future with a slew of new films and TV shows. Some DCEU characters have been left by the wayside, while others are being kept in the fold for this soft reboot.

Fans of the DC franchise are no doubt wondering what the reboot will mean for their favourite characters, and what is to come in future. Here is everything that we know so far.

Every movie and TV show to come after the DC reset

Gunn and Safran have named the first chapter of their DC reboot Gods and Monsters and there are several films already set in stone for this outing.

Superman Legacy

David Corenswet has been cast as James Gunn's Superman. (Getty Images/Alamy)
David Corenswet has been cast as James Gunn's Superman. (Getty Images/Alamy)

Gunn is returning to the director's chair for Superman Legacy, a new take on the Man of Steel's story that will feature a new Clark Kent and Lois Lane played by David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan. Nicholas Hoult will also take on the villainous role of Lex Luthor for the movie.

The film will be released in July 2025, and it focuses on an earlier part of Superman's life to what has previously been seen in Henry Cavill's iteration of the character. Safran has shared that the film "focuses on Superman balancing his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing".

Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Batman: The Brave and the Bold (DC Comics)
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (DC Comics)

The caped crusader may be being played by Robert Pattinson outside of the DCU, but the caped crusader will appear in a new film titled The Brave and the Bold. The character is not being played by Ben Affleck, or it seems by George Clooney, despite his reprisal of the role in The Flash.

The Flash director Andy Muschietti will be spearheading the project, and little is known about the project other than it will be bringing the Boy Wonder, aka Robin, into the mix once more.

Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow

Supergirl has appeared both in TV and film, and the character is returning for a new project within the new DC universe. In The Flash the character was played by Sasha Calle, it is currently unclear if she will be picked to reprise the character in the forthcoming movie. Ana Nogueira is set to write the screenplay.

Swamp Thing

Swamp Thing (Credit: DC Universe)
Swamp Thing (DC Universe)

Another character set to make an appearance in the new DC franchise is Swamp Thing, which explores the character's "dark origins". James Mangold has been tapped to write and direct the film, and little else has been revealed about the project.

The Authority

A new team-up movie, The Authority was first announced in January 2023 by Safran and Gunn. The film will focus on a team who will do "whatever they want to do to make the world better" even if that means getting blood on their hands. Little else has been confirmed about the film.

Creature Commandos

The DC reset will also include new animated series, with Creature Commandos being the first. Gunn will helm the project, and it will see Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) hire a team of mercenary monsters.

Waller

RELEASE DATE: August 5, 2016 TITLE: Suicide Squad STUDIO: Atlas Entertainment DIRECTOR: David Ayer PLOT: A secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency STARRING: Viola Davis as Amanda Waller (Credit Image: c Atlas Entertainment/Entertainment Pictures/)
Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, who she will continue to play in a new DC series. (Entertainment Pictures)

Speaking of Waller, the character is getting her own live-action TV show as well with Davis returning to the role. The show will focus on the events that take place in the aftermath of Peacemaker's season one finale, and it will act as a continuation of the HBO series. Christal Henry and Jeremy Carver will serve as co-showrunners, and a number of Peacemaker stars will reprise their roles such as Steve Agee.

Peacemaker season 2

That being said, Peacemaker will also be continuing with a second season. The show's return has been delayed given Gunn's busy schedule with Superman Legacy and helping steer the new DCU. John Cena will reprise his role as the anti-hero, and the story will follow on from events in Waller.

Paradise Lost

Wonder Woman's fate may be up in the air, but the DCU will return to the world of the all-female island of Themyscira in a different way: with a political drama set years before her birth. Little else has been announced about Paradise Lost.

Lanterns

Green Lantern (Credit: DC Comics)
Green Lantern (Credit: DC Comics)

Ryan Reynolds' Green Lantern may have been a flop but Gunn and Safran are keen to reignite the superhero in a new TV show titled Lanterns. The series will follow Hal Jordan and John Stewart, two Green Lanterns as they investigate a new mystery together. A director and cast has not yet been confirmed.

Booster Gold

In their plans for the DCU, Safran and Gunn also confirmed their decision to make a comedy series within the franchise which will be Booster Gold. The show will follow Mike Carter, a disgraced former football star who travels back in time.

Untitled Arkham series

The DCU won't stop at Batman either, as there are also plans for a TV show focused on the villains that remain in Arkham Asylum in Gotham City. Antonio Campos will write and direct the series, which is a spin-off of Matt Reeves' The Batman but is part of the new DCU.

The other DC projects that are set outside of James Gunn and Peter Safran's universe

Colin Farrell will play The Penguin in the new DCU. (Warner Bros.)
Colin Farrell will play The Penguin in the new DCU. (Warner Bros.)

It is not just the DCU that Warner Bros. will continue to work on, as plans are still in place for Matt Reeves' The Batman 2, and Joker: Folie à Deux which stars Joaquin Phoenix and Lady Gaga as The Joker and Harley Quinn.

HBO is also releasing a new series for the Penguin, with Colin Farrell reprising the titular role. Other DC projects still in the works include Superman & Lois which will end with its fourth season on The CW.

The DCEU characters that will remain after the reboot

After the events from The Suicide Squad film, Peacemaker (JOHN CENA) makes a miraculous recovery and returns home, only to realize that his freedom comes at a price in the series premiere.
John Cena will continue to play Peacemaker in the DCU. (HBO)

With the DCEU dead and buried, not many actors will remain during the transition with Henry Cavill being dropped, and Black Adam star Dwayne Johnson and Shazam! actor Zachary Levi already sharing their doubts that they will return to the roles in future. Gal Gadot is in a similar situation, with Wonder Woman 3 plans cancelled and doubt arising over her potential return to the franchise.

However, there are several DCEU actors expected to make a comeback. Xolo Maridueña will return as Jaime Reyes, aka Blue Beetle, in the new DCU following his debut in Blue Beetle earlier this year. As mentioned, Cena and Davis will also return to their roles as Peacemaker and Amanda Waller, respectively.

Justice League stars Ezra Miller and Jason Momoa may also return to the DCU, though it is unclear whether the latter will play Aquaman again or whether he will take on a new role like Lobo.