Future DC Game Releases Will Be Part of Larger Connected DC Universe, James Gunn Confirms

Future DC Game Releases Will Be Part of Larger Connected DC Universe, James Gunn Confirms

Richard Walker

Director James Gunn has confirmed that future DC video games released by Warner Bros. will fall under the connected DC universe, tying them in as canon with any films, TV, and/or animation. Gunn has recently been made co-chairman and co-CEO of DC Studios, with Peter Safran, tasked with spearheading the comic book company's screen output.

Responding to fans on Twitter (via Eurogamer), Gunn explained that “the DCU will be connected across film and TV (and animation)”, and when quizzed whether video games will be included within that same shared universe, Gunn replied with a straightforward “yes”. While hints at this have been made previously, this is the first official, public confirmation.

Warner Bros. Discovery boss David Zaslav had alluded to this before, revealing plans to “build a bible for a cohesive DC universe”, encompassing "live-action films, TV, animation, gaming and more". So, it should perhaps come as no surprise that James Gunn has reiterated that this will be the case.

That said, Rocksteady's Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League won't be a part of this new endeavour, as it will release in spring 2023 as the fifth game in the Arkham series, following Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City, Batman: Arkham Knight, and Batman: Arkham Origins.

  • Finally about time they started to tie things togheter. The DC universe are kinda complex atm and how many different universes does not exist at this time?
  • I would rather they don’t tie in game releases to their cinematic universe, it’ll only restrict creativity for both the story and gameplay of DC games. Marvel at least hadn’t gone down this route (yet), and I think it’s better to keep the games to their own universe(s)
  • Also not sure this would be beneficial, Marvel's Spider-Man works because they can just do what they want without having to follow insane canon rules.
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