During a shareholder talk yesterday, Warner Bros. laid down the plans for their slate of DC films, revealing many previously rumored and unannounced films.
The first in line is Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which will be out in theaters in 2016. Following that film is Suicide Squad, a team of supervillains used by the government to perform black ops tasks in exchange for commuted prison sentences, will also be released in 2016 and directed by End of Watch and Fury director David Ayer. In 2017, Gal Gadot will spin off her portrayal of Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice with her own standalone film. Justice League: Part One will also hit theaters in 2017 with Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, and Amy Adams confirmed to reprise their roles and Snyder directing. The Flash will make his big screen debut in 2018 with The Perks of Being a Wallflower standout Ezra Miller portraying the speedster. Jason Momoa will also portray Aquaman in the standalone Aquaman film in 2018. 2019 will mark The Rock’s debut in the DC universe in Shazam, followed by Justice League: Part Two. Finally, 2020 will feature the debut of Cyborg and Ray Fisher portraying him and the reboot of Green Lantern.
Certainly, the next six years are packed with superhero films from both Marvel and DC. Again, I’ve always pitched my flag on the Marvel side of things, but with names like Ezra Miller and David Ayer on WB’s side, I can’t help but feel excited for these newly announced films. I’m sure a ton of information, leaks, and rumors will come out in the months to come, so stay tuned.