Warner Bros. opened the floodgate today on DC Comics movie news. They released dates for nine movies based on DC characters including TWO Justice League movies (both directed by Zack Snyder) and announced the casting of Ezra Miller as The Flash, who will appear in Justice League and his own movie. This puts to rest any rumors that Arrow or The Flash TV series will have anything to do with the DC movie universe.
Justice League will come out in 2017 only one year after Batman v Superman as rumors suggested. Suicide Squad, directed by David Ayer (Fury) is Warner’s second DC movie of 2016 following Batman v Superman. We should hear more about casting for the Squad soon.
There are two DC movies per year starting in 2016 until 2020. Wonder Woman leads the way in 2017 with a June release while Justice League will avoid the summer of 2017 and stake its claim as the biggest movie of the holiday season. The Flash will open in March 2018 which is smart since it is not in the middle of the summer onslaught and should find a good audience. Aquaman with Jason Momoa has a harder task with a July 2018 release especially if audiences aren’t accepting of the character in Justice League.
Shazam starring The Rock as Black Adam starts 2019 with Justice League Part 2 in June. 2020 seems to be the year that has the most questions with a solo Cyborg movie and a rebooted Green Lantern. Hopefully eight years is enough time to get the taste of the first film out of their mouths.
This is certainly a balls out move by Warner, but a necessary one if they are going to compete with Marvel in theaters. They have to stick to their guns, even if some of these movies are only moderate successes.
Check out the schedule below.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – March 25, 2016
Suicide Squad – August 5, 2016
Wonder Woman – June 23, 2017
Justice League Part One – November 17, 2017
The Flash – March 23, 2018
Aquaman – July 27, 2018
Shazam – April 5, 2019
Justice League Part Two – June 14, 2019
Cyborg – April 3, 2020
Green Lantern – June 19, 2020