The thrill for (and financial rewards of) superhero films isn’t slowing down. The unofficial DC “Prolonged Universe” has an infinite slate of upcoming films, with extra added every day. Some are actively within the works, with manufacturing wrapping up and trailers set to run. Others are are on the books however not the calendar, but.
The subsequent time Marvel snaps its fingers and places 18 extra films on the MCU launch calendar, count on DC’s record to double. Beginning in 2022, Warner Bros. plans to have 4 DC-based films in theaters yearly, with tv sequence simply as common. As DC Movies president Walter Hamada advised the New York Instances, “With each film that we’re taking a look at now, we’re pondering, ‘What’s the potential Max spinoff?’”
Right here’s what we find out about each upcoming DC comedian film:
Zack Snyder’s Justice League: March
In Could of 2020, Zack Snyder introduced that Warner Bros. was permitting him to create a recut model of Justice League that shall be launched solely on HBO Max. The director bowed out of the 2017 superhero teamup movie mid-production because of a demise in his household.
Within the three years since Justice League’s launch, Snyder has answered many questions on the reduce, together with revealing that it’s round 214 minutes lengthy and that it was assembled from “nearly 90% full footage.” In late 2020, Warner Bros. introduced that Ben Affleck (Batman), Henry Cavill (Superman), Gal Gadot (Marvel Girl), and Ray Fisher (Cyborg) would return for a few week of reshoots. Snyder has indicated that his model of Justice League may very well be as much as 4 hours lengthy, and will premiere in tv event-like segments.
The Suicide Squad: Aug. 6
A Suicide Squad sequel was introduced in March 2016 — earlier than the primary movie even launched.
After a seek for administrators, James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy) was employed to jot down and direct the second Suicide Squad film — throughout that interval the place an alt-right Twitter motion had satisfied Disney to fireplace him from the Guardians of the Galaxy films. Sources near him say that the film will deal with a largely new set of characters, although Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, and Jai Courtney will reprise their roles as Harley Quinn, Amanda Waller, Colonel Rick Flag, and Captain Boomerang.
Together with all of Warner Bros. 2021 movies, The Suicide Squad shall be launched in theaters and on HBO Max.
The Batman: Mar. 4
The primary solo Batman movie of the brand new DC period was introduced in October 2014. Ben Affleck was initially set to direct and co-write the script with Geoff Johns, however he stepped down from directing in January 2017 to, reportedly, focus extra on appearing.
Matt Reeves was introduced as director in February 2017 and the undertaking was formally entitled The Batman. In July 2017, he confirmed that he scraped Affleck’s unique script, which concerned Joe Manganiello as Deathstroke, and was remodeling it from scratch. Reeves has not stated whether or not or not Manganiello remains to be concerned with the movie.
Ben Affleck formally exited the position of Batman, and Robert Pattinson was solid in Could 2019. The brand new movie focuses on a younger Batman defending Gotham from the machinations of the Riddler, with Catwoman (Zoe Kravitz) alongside for the trip. Manufacturing on the movie was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, however it’s now set for a 2022 launch.
The Flash: Nov. 4
The solo Flash film has seen its personal share of speedy shifts between administrators, producers, and screenwriters. However for the time being, Ezra Miller is about to star in a movie that takes some plot components from DC Comics’ Flashpoint storyline. It’s going to additionally star two Batmans, with Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton bot set to reprise their roles.
Aquaman 2: Dec. 16
With the success of the primary Aquaman, it made sense for a sequel to swim its approach into existence. The primary movie, whereas maybe a bit cliché, was enjoyable as hell and a shocking visible spectacle. A sequel was all however a foregone conclusion, and Aquaman 2 was greenlit in Feb. 2019.
Director James Wan dropped a boatload of sequel teases for in Aquaman’s mid-credits scene. Regardless of taking a nasty fall off of a cliff, Black Manta (a.ok.a. David Kane) is surprisingly nonetheless okay. Dr. Stephen Shin, performed by Randall Park (All the time Be My Possibly) has secured Black Manta’s swimsuit. The 2 strike a deal — Shin will assist Kane get his revenge on Aquaman if Kane leads him to Atlantis. Whereas it’s unclear if Park will return for Aquaman 2, Wan advised Polygon in Dec. 2018 that he hoped the actor would return.
Shazam!: Fury of the Gods: June 2
Shazam! screenwriter Henry Gayden will return to jot down the script for the undertaking, with director David F. Sandberg and producer Peter Safran additionally anticipated to return given the success of the primary movie. Zachary Levi and Asher Angel, who performed Shazam and Billy Bastion, respectively, are anticipated to return together with nearly all of the solid from Shazam!.
And possibly even Sinbad?
Not a lot is understood concerning the plot of the movie, however there was a tease in Shazam!’s post-credit scene that will bear some fruit. After Dr. Thaddeus Silva is stripped of his energy and thrown in jail, he’s approached by a evil mastermind caterpillar — longtime Shazam! comics villain Mister Thoughts. Sandberg advised Polygon that he hopes to additional dig into the magic of the comics within the sequel.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been connected to the Black Adam title since 2008 and followers have been eagerly awaiting Johnson’s tackle the character. A Black Adam stand-alone film was introduced in January 2017. Black Adam is certainly one of Shazam’s arch-nemeses, however in latest comedian developments, the character has was extra of an antihero.
In 2020, Warner Bros. revealed that Black Adam may also be an introduction to a number of members of the Justice Society, and older incarnation of the Justice League, together with Hawkman, Physician Destiny, Atom Smasher, and Cyclone.
Marvel Girl 3
Marvel Girl has spent a major time up to now; between her first DC Prolonged Universe solo movie, Marvel Girl going down throughout World Battle II and Marvel Girl 1984 going down in … properly, the 1980s. Marvel Girl director and co-writer Patty Jenkins has said that the third movie within the sequence will convey the heroine into the current.
“I’ve fairly clear plans for Marvel Girl 3,” Jenkins advised Self-importance Honest in January. “Whether or not I [direct] it or not, I see how her arc ought to finish in my incarnation of Marvel Girl. I’ve nice ardour for that.”
John Cena will star in an HBO Max-exclusive TV sequence spinning out of James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad. Cena will reprise his position because the Peacemaker, a sort of “douchey Captain America,” who was one of many inspirations for Watchmen’s the Comic.