Warner Bros. Unveils DC’s Movie Universe

When it rains, it pours. Alleged details regarding the future of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe were released Monday night, and now Warner Bros. has unveiled their DC Comics movie plans. Like, all of them. 

Warner Bros.’ Chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara presented a full list of upcoming DC Entertainment movies to investors Wednesday at the Time Warner Investor Conference. The list extends from the previously-announced Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice all the way to Green Lantern and Cyborg movies in 2020. Check out the full line-up:

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, directed by Zack Snyder (2016)
  • Suicide Squad, directed by David Ayer (2016)
  • Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot (2017)
  • Justice League Part One, directed by Zack Snyder, with Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Amy Adams reprising their roles (2017)
  • The Flash, starring Ezra Miller (2018)
  • Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa (2018)
  • Shazam (2019)
  • Justice League Part Two, directed by Zack Snyder (2019)
  • Cyborg, starring Ray Fisher (2020)
  • Green Lantern (2020)

In addition to these 10 movies, Tsujihara also mentioned that Batman and Superman will appear in their own solo movies somewhere in this 2016-2020 timeline. Read the full press release here.

So what’s new?

If you keep up with geeky stuff like I do, then you may know that some of this information isn’t all that surprising. Suicide Squad and Shazam have been in the rumor mill a lot recently, and Jason Momoa’s involvement with Aquaman was all but confirmed back in June 2014. All this release really does is confirm what we’ve already heard, with two exceptions.

We haven’t heard many rumors about any sort of Flash movie, but it was always hard to imagine a Justice League without him. The Flash announcement is brand new. Warner Bros. also surprised us with the news that Ezra Miller (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) will play the fastest man alive. We’ve heard no rumors regarding a Green Lantern movie, so his inclusion in this list is also somewhat unexpected.

We’ll have to wait until 2016’s BvS to get an idea of how DCs movies will work, but this kind of comprehensive plan suggests Warner Bros. is taking its superhero universe seriously.

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