Writer and director James Gunn has recently become top brass at the new DC Studios, which means he's now jointly in charge of all future adaptations of the comic book heroes. Apparently, the plan is for most DCEU (DC Extended Universe) projects to fall under the same banner, much like the better known MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe). Unlike Marvel's efforts, however, it seems DC is planning to include video games, too.
A fan asked Gunn on Twitter whether future DC games will connect to the DCEU, he gave a straight "yes":
What this potentially means is that titles such as Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League and Wonder Woman may tie into the same continuity as the movies and TV shows. It's still very early to see the effects of that decision, but all it'll really mean is future games will become part of the DCEU's canon. We imagine it'll be similar to how Star Wars handles its web of movies, shows, and games.
It's a different tactic to Marvel's, which has elected to keep its games separate from the MCU. The likes of Marvel's Spider-Man, Marvel's Avengers, and Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, to name a few, are their own unique takes on the material. It's worked well in most cases, so we're intrigued to see how DC's plans shape up in the coming years.
Are you excited for DC games to interweave with the films and shows, or would you prefer them to be separate? Discuss in the comments section below.