James Gunn and Peter Safran named to lead DC Studios for Warner Bros.
The team behind “Watchmen,” “Wolverine,” “Green Lantern” and the animated film “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” has been named director and executive producer of the new DC Comics “DC Universe Animated Original Movies.”
The announcement comes on the heels of a string of DC films, including “Shazam!, “Superman: Apocalypse” and “Justice League,” which have all proved extremely successful, and marked the first time DC brought a character to life in live-action in more than 50 years.
The “DC Universe Animated Original Movies” will be directed by acclaimed filmmaker Jason Brown, who will also be producing the films alongside Warner Bros. President of Production Greg Silverman, DC Entertainment chairman & CEO Geoff Johns, and DC Entertainment president Jim Zuckerman. Stephen L. Arnold (“Arrow,” “Batman: Arkham City”) will serve as executive producer, while Michael Green (“Justice League”) will be designing the films.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Jason and Stephen to the DC Universe Animated Original Movies,” said DC Entertainment chairman and CEO Geoff Johns. “Jason is an incredible filmmaker, with incredible skill as an animated filmmaker, and I’m looking forward to this partnership with him that will allow us to take a major step forward in our mission to create groundbreaking animated content that will resonate with audiences around the world.”
The projects are planned for release in the spring of 2019.
“We couldn’t be more excited for the next chapter in DC Comics’ unprecedented run of amazing films that will take the world in new and exciting directions,” said Peter Safran, co-chairman of Warner Bros. Animation. “I’m proud to partner with Jason to create these new films while allowing us to continue our work on