Warner Bros.’s List of DC Superhero Movies Through 2020
It seems that Warner Bros. and DC Comics have finally decided on a movie lineup for their superheroes. Their list of DC superhero movies includes 10 confirmed films starting in 2016 and spanning over the next five years. Still not as impressive has what Marvel already had planned years ago, but it’s better than nothing. Bottom line: we’re finally going to see heroes who aren’t Batman or Superman take the silver screen over the next several years. We’re not counting Green Lantern. We just can’t.
During the Time Warner’s investor meeting earlier today, Warner Bros. Chief Executive Kevin Tsujihara said that there will be two movies per year between 2016 and 2020.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice — Starring Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, and a few cameos by other superheroes. Zack Snyder is directing.
Suicide Squad — Directed by David Ayer (Fury, End of Watch), and the cast is not yet announced. The Suicide Squad is a group of villains made to do some of the more deadlier and murky jobs for the government. The team is headed by Amanda Waller, whose only film debut occurred in Green Lantern in 2011. She and the Suicide Squad were recently featured on the CW’s Arrow.
Wonder Woman — The first and only major superhero film focused on a female character.
Justice League — Snyder, Cavill, Affleck, Gadot and more return. It was at first reported that this wouldn’t be released until 2018. Guess they changed their minds.
The Flash — Starring Ezra Miller (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) as the “Scarlet Speedster.” Not to be confused with Grant Gustin’s Flash in the CW TV series. What is it with comic book speedsters getting two actors to play the same role at the same time?
Aquaman — Starring Jason Momoa (“Conan,” “Game of Thrones”) as the king of the high seas. Let’s hope they make him as cool as the New 52 version.
Justice League 2 — Zack Snyder is slated to return to the director’s chair.
Shazam — Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is playing Black Adam, Shazam’s arch nemesis.
Cyborg — starring Ray Fisher as the superhero who’s half man, half robot. He was also co-founder of the Teen Titans in the comic books.
Green Lantern — It’s understandable that this will be the last in the lineup. It wants to get away as far away as possible from 2011’s Green Lantern.
The studio also states that there will additional standalone films for Superman and Batman. Because reasons.