One of the biggest announcements in the comic world last year was the reveal that DC were heading towards another reboot. Coined the ‘5G Initiative’ the event would see all of DC’s marquee characters aged up and replaced by younger counterparts, with Jonathan Kent as Superman and Luke Fox as Batman just to name a couple.
Following DC publisher Dan Didio’s exit, many weren’t sure whether the company would still move forward with the event and during a rare Youtube interview Didio himself admitted he wasn’t sure whether it will still happen.
“It was a concept, an idea, a pitch that either will or won’t reach fruition – beats me,” DiDio explained. “It’s something I was pushing forward.”
After being asked if the concept is meant to be similar to Marvel’s “Marvel NOW!” initiative, in which some iconic roles were replaced by legacy characters, he revealed, “I’ll tell you right now, it wasn’t that. It wasn’t even close to that. The only thing I’ll say is, it was a long-term plan featuring a lot of the key, recognizable characters, and a long-term evolution over years that had been thought out.”