Well it’s official. For a while now, Warner Bros has been playing catch-up with Marvel and their mega movie franchise, provided that Marvel was in fact riding a new Ducati motorcycle and WB was trailing after them with a tricycle that had square wheels. But that’s all about to change. Because the schedule for the owner of DC Comic movies is looking pretty packed right now. Here’s what’s on the way.
Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara revealed the upcoming slate, which streches through ten films into 2020:
- “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)
What’s more, it is now confirmed that Jason Momoa will officially be the badassest Aquaman around and will hopefully bury several decades of terrible fish out of water puns that turned the iconic hero into the laughing stock of the comics industry.
That slate also includes Ezra Miller as the Flash, which will be a film completely seperate to the news series that is airing, starring Grant Gustin as the crimson speedster. Miller has already made a name for himself in films such as We Need to Talk About Kevin and The Perks of Being A Wallflower, but he’s going to need to do some serious klapping at the local gym to look the part for the film as the fastest man alive.
According to Badass Digest’s Dave Faraci (Who has been spot on so far with these leaks), Batman V Superman will culminate in the entire Justice League coming together at the end of that flick. From there, each character will get their own chance in the spotlight before Justice League arrives, with the new Green Lantern ending the film on a cliffhanger that warns the heroes of the impending Darkseid threat that will be resolved in the Justice League sequel.
It’s a hell of a schedule, make no mistake, and one with very little breathing room. But there’s some potential great stuff here. Suicide Squad could be the DC equivalent of Guardians Of The Galaxy if handled correctly, and it’s about time that Wonder Woman finally got her own damn film. Never mind the fact that Cyborg will see a person of colour headline a superhero film in a big way (Sorry Shaq, Steel doesn’t count).
There’s a lot to take in here, but it’s pretty damn exciting. What do you think? Should Marvel be worried?
Last Updated: October 16, 2014