James Gunn and Peter Safran named to lead DC Studios for Warner Bros.
The DC Comics universe has some of the most iconic superheroes in history. Warner Bros. chairman Kevin Tsujihara confirmed today on Twitter that he is bringing in James Gunn, who served as director of “The Amazing Spider-Man” film, as well as producer Peter Safran, to run the DC movie studio for Warner Bros.
“I have just hired James Gunn and Peter Safran as the new DC Entertainment Co-Chairmen,” Tsujihara said. “They will be responsible for all things DC. Very excited.”
Gunn’s work on horror films like “The Collector” has always made the Batman: The Killing Joke adaptation look questionable, but it sounds like there’s a reason for it: he’s a good fit for DC, since he has experience with the DC heroes and is known as a creative director. He will oversee everything from script to art, like any other studio’s creative director.
Safran has been a producer on many of DC Comics’ most popular characters, like Batman, Aquaman, and Superman for Warner Bros. He also has experience creating movies from Warner Bros.’ DC properties, serving as a producer on the upcoming “Arrow” movie, the upcoming “Arrow” sequel by Seth Grahame-Smith, and “The Dark Knight Rises” by Christopher Nolan.
While this is very much a rumor, it makes perfect sense for both of these men coming on board right away. Hopefully they can produce a successful film in the near future.
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