DC Reveals Full Movie Release Schedule
One of the biggest concerns that every comic book fan has been having is what direction DC is planning to take with their movie universe. Rather than give each hero their own solo film first, they’ve made the somewhat controversial decision to throw Batman and Superman into one movie, along with appearances from Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Cyborg. It seems like an unconventional approach when you consider the success that Marvel has had with their winning formula. Well, now we have a much better idea of what DC’ is planning. Warner Bros. CEO, Kevin Tsujihara, announced their full schedule of upcoming DC Comic-based films during a presentation today.
- Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice – March 25th, 2016
- Suicide Squad – August 5th, 2016
- Wonder Woman – June 23rd, 2017
- Justice League – November 17th, 2017
- The Flash – March 23rd, 2018
- Aquaman – July 27th, 2018
- Shazam – April 5th, 2019
- Justice League 2 – June 14th, 2019
- Cyborg – April 3rd, 2020
- Green Lantern – June 19th, 2020
HOLY SHIT. Start saving up your lunch money, kiddos. The next five years are going to be a wild ride. However, there is one thing that bothers me about this schedule. I assumed each Justice League member would receive their own movie after Dawn of Justice, but it turns out most of them won’t be in a starring role until after Justice League. It’s also interesting to see that there are no standalone Batman or Superman films listed here, but never fear! The official Warner Bros. press release mentions that the two superhero powerhouses will receive their own solo ventures between 2016 and 2020.
This schedule isn’t the only new information we’ve been given today. It’s also been announced that The Flash will be played by Ezra Miller, who is best known for his role in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. The jury is still out on this casting choice, but it seems to confirm that DC’s movie and TV universes will be separate entities, so don’t expect Stephen Amell to be making any appearances as Green Arrow.
We’ll have to wait and see if all of these movies will live up to everyone’s expectations, but it’s safe to say that it’s a great time to be a superhero fan. See you at the movies!