In a shareholder meeting this morning, Warner Brothers announced its upcoming movie slate, and they are expanding the DC movie universe in a big way — and they are doing it sooner rather than later.
The movie studio announced the that 2017 will bring us Suicide Squad, followed by Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot. who will be coming off of Batman v. Superman Unless Marvel pulls a rabbit (or a Black Widow) out of their collective hats, it looks as if DC has won the contest to see who could put the first big name superheroic woman in a solo movie.
The film’s producers have announced that they will be using Wonder Woman’s “New 52” origin story, where she is a half-daughter of Zeus, and thus a demigod. Heroic Girls will express a mild preference for her original origin story, where her mother made her out of clay, but in general, we’re just ecstatic that the movie is getting made at all.
The full slate of DC movies announced includes:
- 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 (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)
Taking this list and correlating it with WB’s previously announced release dates, we can start to make some educated guesses. So my our math the upcoming DC movie schedule looks like this:
- Aug. 5, 2016: Suicide Squad
- June 23, 2017: Wonder Woman
- Nov. 17, 2017: Justice League
- March 23, 2018: The Flash
- July 27, 2018: Aquaman
- April 5, 2019: Shazam
- June 14, 2019: Justice League 2
- April 3, 2020: Cyborg
- June 19, 2020: Green Lantern