James Gunn Takes Inspiration From the Boys for DC’s Newly Announced ‘The Authority’

Published 02/02/2023, 1:00 PM EST

Fans have been patiently (not) waiting for James Gunn to drop the lineup for the new DC. Apart from the excitement to see what the future of DC looks like fans also needed closure after what happened with Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, and basically the majority of the Justice League. Finally, James Gunn confessed about a passion project that will be a part of the DCU: Gods and Monsters and it is definitely not what fans expected. The new authority at DC is churning out StormWatch’s The Authority.

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For the unversed, the easiest way to understand The Authority is to imagine the Justice League except the heroes have a broken moral compass. And, if you look into Gunn’s previous projects such as HBO’s Peacemaker is not something he has not experimented with. Looking at The Authority provides a very clear idea of what the new DC is going to look like: ruthless, exciting, and a little like Amazon’s The Boys.

James Gunn announces a ‘The Boys’-esque project

The Authority originates from The WildStorm. A lot of original DC junkies are also left confused about Gunn’s upcoming project. “I don’t know how many of you are familiar with The Authority WildStorm characters. WildStorm was a comics imprint that was bought by DC that I really love, we’re moving a lot of these WildStorm characters into the DCU,” Gunn told Collider.

Much of the fandom’s take on The Authority is that they are a team of superheroes who have not read a page from the book of the law. And if they have, they do not care much for it.

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And while the team making up The Authority mostly has anti-hero characteristics, their heart and intentions are in the right place, as Gunn has repeatedly said.

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Despite this being one of Gunn’s passion projects, it is unclear when we will get to witness it. The new co-CEO of DC has expressed how he’s “working all the time“, especially on the outline of The Authority. If Gunn’s new project is anything like The Boys, then DC is already headed for a bright future.

Are you excited about The Authority? What are your expectations from the upcoming DC movie? Let us know in the comments below.

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Aliza Siddiqui

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Aliza Siddiqui is a writer at Netflix Junkie. She headed the Korean Wave team at a reputed organization for over a year and had over 1000 published articles on the subject to her name. She is currently persuing a degree in Psychology from Ewing Christin College.

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