DC Comics fans can rest assured that their favorites will be hitting the big screen as Warner Bros. today showed off a film slate that includes Wonder Woman, the Flash, and solo movies for just about all of the Justice League.
The news came via the same Warner Bros. shareholder meeting that revealed a forthcoming web-only HBO streaming option, and it’s big news. Warner Bros. has two separate superhero movies slated for release for each year from 2016 to 2020.
It all kicks off with Batman v Superman, of course. That follow-up to Man of Steel will introduce viewer not only to Ben Affleck’s older, grizzled Batman, but also much – if not all – of the rest of the Justice League, setting the stage for DC’s next nine movies.
Batman v Superman will hit theaters March 25, 2016, and the Suicide Squad will take the screen August 5, 2016. That latter flick will be a bit edgier than the Justice League, in all likelihood, as it will follow a team of antihero supervillains undertaking dangerous missions for the government.
DC turns back to the hero side from there forward, though, with two Justice League-affiliated films per year after that. Things kick off in 2017 with a long-awaited Wonder Woman movie on June 23, which will be followed up by a a full Justice League movie on November 17. DC is very much leading with its heavy hitters, as Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman are the three most well known of the company’s heroes.
The “lesser” Justice League members will get their chance in the spotlight, too. After Justice League, the Flash and Aquaman will get solo flicks on March 23 and July 27, 2018, respectively. Former Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa will play Aquaman, and Warner Bros. has brought on Ezra Miller to star as the Flash in a movie and character that will be separate from the successful CW series, according to Variety.
The next year, 2019, will see the release of Shazam, with Dwayne Johnson taking on the role of Black Adam. Later that year, the Justice League will take the screen again for Justice League 2. The year 2020 will see Cyborg getting his own movie on April 5, and it will also see the return of Green Lantern to the screen on June 19, which just might be a long enough time for people to forget the previous effort at Green Lantern with Ryan Reynolds.