James Gunn explains that the decision to cancel both Titans and Doom Patrol preceded his and Peter Saffran’s tenure as heads of the DCU. Recently it was announced (by several trades) that both Titans and Doom Patrol would finish up after their current fourth seasons (streaming now). One would have assumed this was part of Saffran and Gunn’s restructure of the DCEU into the DCU. However, according to Gunn that is not the case. The decision to cancel both shows came before Gunn and Saffran started their new roles.
Check out what Gunn had to say on social media. I guess this also confirms the trade report, though it was never in doubt.
The decision to end the series precedes us. But I certainly wish the best for the talented group of creators, actors, and the rest of the crew that produced both shows. https://t.co/jdqDc9TqU1
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) January 26, 2023
I must admit I lost track of both of these shows after Season 1. Where they were broadcast changed in my territory and I just never came back in to either. That being said, there is a sizable fan base out there for both shows. Though if as Gunn has told us already, the plan is to have a connected universe across film, TV and video games, then they need to restrict the universes they have going on. Neither Titans, nor Doom Patrol fit with the DCEU Justice League side, nor the CW universe, nor Reeves The Batman universe.
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It just makes sense to me that we don’t need that many alt-universe for one franchise. The Batman universe appears to be staying separate for now, but it seems like the plan is to connect everything else. Though we have no real idea for sure and this is all just guess work. This week we await the first official news from Gunn and Saffran about where the DCU goes next. Until then all bets are off.
What do you think of the decision to cancel Titans and Doom Patrol? Does it make it any easier that Gunn explains the decision to cancel them precede his position, or not? As always, drop us any thoughts in the usual spot below.