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New DCU Will Use the Same Actors in Films, Animation, and Games

New DCU Will Use the Same Actors in Films, Animation, and Games

In many aspects, what the new DC Universe is trying to do — with one overarching universe that connects various mediums like film and television — is essentially a recreation of what Marvel has done for the last while to enormously successful effect. Previously, DC has made interconnected movies, but at the same time they were also making TV shows that had nothing to do with the films, and games that had nothing to do with either. There practically an infinite number of DC universes to choose from.

This new DC Universe, which is managed by DC Studios co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran, is different; it’s designed to be cohesive and unified. And, in at least one key respect, it is different from what Marvel has done with the Marvel Cinematic Universe: DC wants to have the same person portray each hero in everything.

As James Gunn put it in a video posted on social media, one of the key aspects of his job at DC Studios is making sure that everything is connected and works together “in film, television, gaming, and animation. That the characters are consistent, played by the same actors, and it works within one story.”

For example, when Warner Bros. casts a new actor to replace Henry Cavill as Superman in the upcoming Superman: Legacy film that James Gunn is writing, that person should in theory not only star in Superman: Legacy, he’ll also appear in animated movies starring Superman, and he’ll also play Superman in video games featuring the character. While Marvel has had actors appear in different mediums — Michael B. Jordan voices Killmonger on the animated What If…? for example, while Tom Holland appears as Peter Parker in the Disneyland Spider-Man ride — they’ve never gotten to this point of total consistency.

It’s an incredibly ambitious goal (and potentially a costly one; it can’t be cheap to get an A-list star agree to show up for movies and TV shows and video games and who knows what else). But DC pulls it off, it would certainly be a impressive aspect of their budding new universe. Officially, this new “chapter” of DC is set to begin with Superman: Legacy when it opens in the summer of 2025.

The New DC Universe of Movies and Shows

All the projects announced by DC Studios as the start of “Chapter 1” of the company’s new universe of movies and shows.

New DCU Will Use the Same Actors In Films, Animation and Games

DC Universe (DCU) is expanding its entertainment platform by incorporating a more unified approach to producing its films, animation, and games. Rather than having separate actors for each universe, DCU will now use the same core actors in each medium.

This new strategy has created a lot of buzz and anticipation from fans of the DCU. With the same core of actors interpreting characters in multiple mediums, fans can expect a more engaging and immersive experience. Furthermore, it allows for a greater level of consistency across universes.

What Does This Mean for Fans?

The new approach to casting actors in the DCU means that fans will be able to connect more easily with the characters. The voice actors and performers will become the same across all mediums, providing an even more engaging experience.

Additionally, the characters will remain consistent across all DCU universes. There will be no more confusion regarding which version of a character is being used in a specific medium. For example, Batman will remain one character, regardless of its appearance in an animation, a film, or a game.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Will All Actors Play the Same Roles Across Mediums?

No. The same actors may not play the same roles in all mediums. Each project will be individually cast according to the specific demands of the story.

Q. Will the Same Actors Be Used in Both Live-Action and Animated Projects?

Yes. The goal is to have the same core performers interpreting characters across both live action and animated projects.

Q. What Kind of Consistency Will This new Approach Provide?

DCU is aiming for a greater level of consistency across all the universes. Characters will remain the same and performances will be consistent between the various mediums.


DC Universe is introducing a new approach to its entertainment platform, in which the same actors will interpret characters in each medium. This approach will create a greater level of consistency across all DCU projects and allow fans to become more deeply engaged with the characters. There are still some specifics to be determined but overall, DCU fans can expect a more unified experience across various mediums.

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Glynnis Campbell

Glynnis Campbell is the bestselling author of swashbuckling action-adventure romances on USA Today. She is the wife of a rock star and the mother of two young adults, but she has also been a dancer, typographer, film composer, pianist, vocalist in an all-girl rock band, and voice in violent video games that you won't allow your kids play. Her finest writing comes from cruise ships, Scottish castles, her husband's tour van, and her bright southern California garden. Glynnis enjoys playing medieval matchmaker, taking readers to a world where brave heroes have lovable weaknesses, ladies are stronger than they appear, the terrain is lush and untamed, and chivalry is alive and well!"
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