Earlier today, James Gunn and Peter Safran outlined their lofty intentions for the future of DC. Not only were the release dates for The Batman 2 and the Joker prequel revealed, but a wide range of films and television programs that would make up Chapter 1 was also mentioned, from Green Lantern to Swamp Thing.
One of the announcement’s minor features, though, has the potential to have significant effects on DC’s video game output.
According to Peter Safran, he and Gunn intend to ensure that actors who play specific heroes or villains in a film or television program likewise play them in all future instances of media (thanks Collider). Safran uses the Peacemaker spinoff series and John Cena as an illustration, citing both of his roles in Suicide Squad and the Peacemaker television series.
Since there is no distinction for us, they will likewise have to switch between film and television, according to Safran. “If John Cena is portraying Peacemaker in the movie, he will also be playing him in the TV show. Therefore, that is a crucial aspect of what we do.”
Safran notes that this is being done in order to greatly improve the DCU’s current level of cohesion. Additionally, in order to prevent “audience confusion,” the same actor is even used to voice the same characters in animated programs.
In the future, it appears that this regulation will also apply to video games, but it is unclear how it would work with well-known characters like Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn and Robert Pattinson’s Batman.
We only have Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League on the horizon right now, so we’ll have to wait and see if Warner Bros. will spend the money on A-list talent for any other games it has in the works.