New DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn recently took to Twitter alternative Mastodon, asking DC fans which characters they would like to see for the first time on the big screen.
The news of the appointment of James Gunn he co-CEO of DC Studios along with Peter Safran took the entire entertainment world by surprise. The director’s new commitment won’t stop him from promoting Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 on behalf of Marvel, coming next year, but he will then focus on charting the future of DC.
Meanwhile, James Gunn recently landed on Mastodon, a new alternative social platform to Twitter, where he asked DC about which character not yet appeared in live action they would like to see on the big screen. The responses of the fans were the most diverse: from Nightwing to Booster Gold, up to Mister Mxyzptlk.
Gunn and Safran have in fact announced that they want to trace an 8/10 year long plan, along the lines of Marvel Studios, which will connect the stories of the DC Universe through cinema, TV series, comics and video games. The two co-CEOs will replace Walter Hamada, who stepped down as president of DC Films last month after holding the position for four years.
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Most likely among the new DC characters introduced by James Gunn there will also be Lobo, a well-known comic book anti-hero. The director has in fact shared an image of him on Mastodon, fueling speculation from fans that it would be the top secret project that Jason Momoa was also talking about.
Lobo is one of DC’s most popular villains / anti-heroes, dating back to his debut in 1983’s O_mega Men # 3_. Created by Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen, Lobo is the last known Zarnian and an intergalactic bounty hunter. He is ultra-violent and essentially immortal thanks to his Zarnian heritage.