Warner Bros., film company and corporate sibling of DC Comics, got all synergistic at its annual shareholders’ meeting and laid out an ambitious slate of film titles that collectively accounts for almost everyone who’s anyone in the DC Comics Universe….
Chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara got the ball rolling yesterday by announcing Suicide Squad (rumored to be directed by David Ayer), which is said to be courting “four A-list stars,” will follow Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016. Following that will be Gal Gadot headlining Wonder Woman and then a Justice League movie, now confirmed to be directed by Zack Snyder and to star Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Amy Adams in 2017. Next, in 2018, comes Flash, starring Ezra Miller (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) and Aquaman, starring Jason Mamoa. 2019 will see the release of Shazam — starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as the villain, Black Adam — and Justice League 2, again directed by Snyder. Finally, in 2020, Warners will release Cyborg, starring Ray Fisher, and a Green Lantern reboot.
Slashfilm organized the announcements into this presumed schedule:
Aug. 5, 2016: Suicide Squad
June 23, 2017: Wonder Woman
Nov. 17, 2017: Justice League
March 23, 2018: The Flash
July 27, 2018: Aquaman
April 5, 2019: Shazam
June 14, 2019: Justice League 2
April 3, 2020: Cyborg
June 19, 2020: Green Lantern
There are no suggested release dates for any future Superman and Batman movies, which Warners has expressed a general interest in making — but a “Lego Batman Movie” is slated for 2016.
Take that, Marvel Studios’ Civil War plans!
At this point it looks like Prez and Angel and the Ape are the only DC titles that don’t have movie deals. But there’s always the summer of 2121…