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DC Plans 9 Films Leading Up to 2020

While the titles are not revealed, DC has set opening dates for their upcoming films

According to Variety, Warner Bros. announced dates for 9 upcoming films based on DC Entertainment comic characters and properties from 2016-2020.. Marvel Studios recently did the same thing for five films up until 2019. In addition, Warner Bros has pushed back the release date of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice to March 25th, 2016 from May. Originally, the film was going to go head-to-head Captain America 3.

This six year plan is really about getting as many of DC's iconic characters onto the big screen, while working with Diane Nelson, who worked on the "Harry Potter" franchise. There are currently plans for a Man of Steel sequel, a Justice League film, and a solo Wonder Woman film. In addition, a film based on the Vertigo series SANDMAN, by Neil Gaiman is also in the works.

The kick off to this large wave of DC based films starts March 25th with Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Here are the upcoming release dates for the unnamed DC movies:

Aug. 5, 2016: Untitled DC Film

June 23, 2017: Untitled DC Film

Nov. 17, 2017: Untitled DC Film

March 23, 2018: Untitled DC Film

July 27, 2018: Untitled DC Film

April 5, 2019: Untitled DC Film

June 14, 2019: Untitled DC Film

April 3, 2020: Untitled DC Film

June 19, 2020: Untitled DC Film

More info on these films as it develops.

Source: Variety

248 Comments
Posted by FearTheLiving

@idude said:

WB moving makes sense, Marvel had the date first.

That.

But it is funny people are happy about this (I am too) but got on Marvel for announcing dates but not the actual films. I just hope this means DC will start taking chances with other properties. I want a Flash movie and a Static movie. (Though the latter is highly unlikely).

Posted by THE_SHAZAM_KILLER

@captainmarvel4ever:

I respect your opinion as fellow Captain marvel fan but I personally would love a Shazam movie, big plus if the Rock is in it. More people should know who he is!

Posted by dagmar_merrill

@idude said:

WB moving makes sense, Marvel had the date first.

That.

But it is funny people are happy about this (I am too) but got on Marvel for announcing dates but not the actual films. I just hope this means DC will start taking chances with other properties. I want a Flash movie and a Static movie. (Though the latter is highly unlikely).

People enjoy being cynical.

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Posted by micah

@paul2814 said:

@micah said:

@knightfall225 said:

here come Marvel Fanboys trying to bring the fun down. WB moved because it was the smartest thing to do for them. going head to head with Cap 3 would have been financial suicide for both sides. Now BvsS will make a billion instead of settling for less.

My thoughts exactly, but so far I've only seen one person gloat about Cap 3 winning the release date battle.

I've seen plenty, their retarded heads don't look to any reasoning why the date moved forward.

Well one reason is probably because Marvel had the date first. It didn't make sense to me why DC would try and muscle them out of their stake.

Edited by Mrnoital

In other news, DC pushes back Batman vs Superman : Dawn of Justice to avoid competition from Captain America 3. When asked what he thought when it came to winning the battle of the release date. Steve Rogers only had this to say....

Well said Cap.

I've always found that hilarious

This nation was founded on people running away from their problems

they were being persecuted for their beliefs in Europe so the pilgrims ran away to the new world

also this is what bender had to say on DCs changing the date

Well said Bender

Posted by FearTheLiving

@feartheliving said:

@idude said:

WB moving makes sense, Marvel had the date first.

That.

But it is funny people are happy about this (I am too) but got on Marvel for announcing dates but not the actual films. I just hope this means DC will start taking chances with other properties. I want a Flash movie and a Static movie. (Though the latter is highly unlikely).

People enjoy being cynical.

I suppose.

Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever

@captainmarvel4ever:

I respect your opinion as fellow Captain marvel fan but I personally would love a Shazam movie, big plus if the Rock is in it. More people should know who he is!

I'll admit, if the movie could be used to get DC to call him by his real name again, then I'd be on board, but let's face it, a movie about a kid turning into a superhero is a mistake waiting to happen. Plus although the Rock looks a lot like Black Adam, he's just not a good actor, and I wouldn't feel comfortable having him play the role of a complex villain.

Posted by ScouterV

...I'm thinking...2030 we get JLA vs. The Avengers.

Yes? No?

At the very least, by this time, I expect Spider-Man to be a Cinematic Avenger.

Posted by FearTheLiving

@scouterv said:

...I'm thinking...2030 we get JLA vs. The Avengers.

Yes? No?

At the very least, by this time, I expect Spider-Man to be a Cinematic Avenger.

Won't happen, have a better chance of seeing X-Men vs Justice League. Though I agree Spidey will be back at Marvel/Disney by that time.

Posted by patrat18

@scouterv said:

...I'm thinking...2030 we get JLA vs. The Avengers.

Yes? No?

At the very least, by this time, I expect Spider-Man to be a Cinematic Avenger.

Won't happen, have a better chance of seeing X-Men vs Justice League. Though I agree Spidey will be back at Marvel/Disney by that time.

Doubtful.

Edited by FearTheLiving

@patrat18: Sony will milk the Spider mythos dry before 2030 mark my words.

Posted by Jphu8414

Dang, summer of 2016 has a crap load of huge movies coming out.

Posted by SoA

STFU , they got Untitled Dc

@kgb725 said:

Why wouldnt a Shazam movie work ? The Rock is attached and hes a pretty popular box office draw. Shazam and Black Adam are cooler than superman and ??? Whoever else. People want to say DC is too gritty for Shazam or a light hearted character but people said the exact opposite with Marvel and they did a great job with Cap 2.

Thank you !

Posted by Asgaror

@kgb725: The Rock is attached and he is a pretty popular box office draw??

Hercules a very know property opened with $29,800,263. is that good?

Is only good track record is FF franchise but there he isn't the lead...

Edited by CaptainMarvel4Ever

@asgaror: It's not, that film looks like it's going to flop.

Posted by Asgaror
Posted by batmannflash

There's two "event" films. it's supposed to be 11 movies, not 9.

  • Untitled DC Film - August 5, 2016
  • Untitled DC Film - June 23, 2017
  • Untitled DC Film - November 17, 2017
  • Untitled DC Film - March 23, 2018
  • Untitled DC Film - July 27, 2018
  • Untitled WB Event Film - November 16, 2018
  • Untitled DC Film - April 5, 2019
  • Untitled DC Film - June 14, 2019
  • Untitled DC Film - April 3, 2020
  • Untitled DC Film - June 19, 2020
  • Untitled WB Event Film - November 20, 2020
Posted by Teerack

Good luck.

Posted by Vincent_Valjean

Chill out guys,it won't be only Batman's and Superman's movies.Appart from the Justice League movie we already know they are working on a Justice League Dark movie and a Wonder Woman movie.Here's what I'd like to see from DC.

1.Justice League

2.The Question

3.Hellblazer (Constantine's reboot)

4.Green Lantern's reboot

5.Justice League Dark

6.Stormwatch

7.Grifter

8.Shazam

9.I,Vampire

Posted by RustyRoy

Hope there's at least two Flash movies with at least one Shazam movie and at least one Batman movie on that list.

Posted by ScouterV

@soa said:

STFU , they got Untitled Dc

@kgb725 said:

Why wouldnt a Shazam movie work ? The Rock is attached and hes a pretty popular box office draw. Shazam and Black Adam are cooler than superman and ??? Whoever else. People want to say DC is too gritty for Shazam or a light hearted character but people said the exact opposite with Marvel and they did a great job with Cap 2.

Thank you !

I personally think Superman and Luthor/Darkseid/Doomsday/Brainac (whoever you consider to be his primary/biggest opposition,) at least offer a little more, depending than Adam vs. Shazam.

With that said, I don't know if Shazam has that big a gallery of rogues. Tying him to the rest of the Universe may be the best move for all parties involved.

Posted by SilverPool

Awesome, awesome news. I'm glad the 3 movies a year rumor isn't true. Hopefully their roadmap of films is true as well, I really liked that list they had going.

Posted by TheCheeseStabber

June 23 MY BIRTHDAY :D

Posted by THE_SHAZAM_KILLER

@the_shazam_killer said:

@captainmarvel4ever:

I respect your opinion as fellow Captain marvel fan but I personally would love a Shazam movie, big plus if the Rock is in it. More people should know who he is!

I'll admit, if the movie could be used to get DC to call him by his real name again, then I'd be on board, but let's face it, a movie about a kid turning into a superhero is a mistake waiting to happen. Plus although the Rock looks a lot like Black Adam, he's just not a good actor, and I wouldn't feel comfortable having him play the role of a complex villain.

I actually think the rock is a good actor who has much improved over the years. He has much experience with action movies and has unique charisma and surprisingly good versatility. Plus he has big name recognition that would get people to come see the movie.

Edited by Tony_Shark

This could go very right... or fall apart.

Green Lantern destroyed the franchise in the 2000s... let's hope WB has learned.

Edited by CaptainMarvel4Ever

@asgaror: Same here, I do not consider him a real actor.

Posted by Paul2814

@batmannflash: I seen those Event films are rumoured to be Harry Potter spin-offs.

Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever

@the_shazam_killer: I'd rather have someone who knows what they are doing then big star power. That's why so many of Marvel Studio's movies succeed.

Posted by patrat18
Posted by Asgaror

@rustyroy: Isn t confusing to regular movie going audience to have one flash on TV and a different one in Movies at the same time?

Posted by RustyRoy

@batmannflash untitled WB event film, not DC. Could be anything.

Edited by FearTheLiving
Edited by zaied

As long as one of those are Flash or Aquaman I'm fine with the rest.

Posted by THE_SHAZAM_KILLER

@asgaror said:

@rustyroy: Isn t confusing to regular movie going audience to have one flash on TV and a different one in Movies at the same time?

Not really, one is on TV and another is in a movie, not too hard to decipher it out.

@patrat18: Sony will milk the Spider mythos dry before 2030 mark my words.

You could say same thing about any franchise from any studio

@asgaror: Same here, I do not consider him a real actor.

Now that is just disrespectful

Posted by batmannflash

@rustyroy said:

@batmannflash untitled WB event film, not DC. Could be anything.

@paul2814 said:

@batmannflash: I seen those Event films are rumoured to be Harry Potter spin-offs.

aw man. that makes sense

Edited by RustyRoy

@asgaror Why would be anyone be consfused? SR also came out during Smallville.

Posted by LyraFay

@asgaror said:

Dc/Wb blinked and move Batman v Superman out of the way Marvel Studios Captain America 3.

When you mean blink you mean a good business decision. March has proven to be a good month. The Hunger Games did big business then and back in 2010, Disney's Alice in Wonderland made huge money (1 billion in fact.) And on top of that Batman/Superman coming earlier is good for all of us.

Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever

@the_shazam_killer: I'm sorry but I really don't. I'm not trying to disrespect him, but to me I don't think of him as a true actor.

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

I'll cheer when I know what they are.

Posted by dreamfall31

DC, you so jelly of Marvel.

Posted by SoA

@scouterv: yes but to break the mode of superman and batman and spiderman movies every decade , why not try something new? with batman vs supes introducing WW and cyborg and a Hawaiian aquaman , why not try something new? no gritty story . a movie about a kindhearted kid who ends up being a very powerful superhero who battles mad scientists (dr sivana), giant robots.(mr atom), demons(sabacc),a alien mind-controlling worm(mr mind), and a version of him that went "darkside" (black adam ) . and a movie geared towards family movie going audiences is not going to hurt DC . it could work in their favor as disney has marvel and can churn more out to every type of audience they want

Edited by FearTheLiving

@the_shazam_killer: Difference is Sony doesn't have a ton of characters that can hold a univse for how much they are already pumping them out. Fox, WB/DC, Marvel/Disney have a ton of characters to work with and branch stories from Sony doesn't have that luxury especially after a luke warm reception to ASM2

Posted by ScouterV

@soa: Trust me when I say you're not the only one who is tired of all the grit and grime attached to heroes these days. I personally do like the idea of Shazam movie. It's partially a problem with me, because I was never too into his history to know of any other foes of his other than maybe The Seven Sins and of course Black Adam. If he had more guys that they could have challenge him (though I do think Adam is a fine first challenge.)

Like I said though, you're right. To have a story end on an unabashed bright note, with Billy/Shazam showing that his power doesn't have to make you a tyrant is a great movie idea, and I see no reason why DC couldn't connect that to the Man of Steel Universe.

Edited by Asgaror

@the_shazam_killer: that s to me and you comic book fans we only represent 1% of the REGULAR movie going audience we know where our favorite characters are very well, but a blockbuster movie needs to appeal to all the population and who see him in the TV every week will be confused, besides it makes the the content of the movie less special...

I think he is out of justice league, and its a shame because he is my favorite dc character, WB didn t need to make a Flash TV series they already have arrow and others ...

Edited by Asgaror

@rustyroy: Its a very different time, and don t forget that Marvel brought the new concept of all connected, normal going audience may think that s the same character...

Posted by THE_SHAZAM_KILLER

@asgaror: People can tell the difference between a tv screen and movie screen dude.

Posted by LyraFay

What I find very annoying that there are fanboys/fangirls who want WB/DC to fail which is strange since WB/DC gave us the first superhero movies, the one that changed the movie industry as a whole (The Dark Knight forced The Academy to change its rules for the next year.) I've seen bunch of comments like "Oh WB/DC can't do that..." "Or they'll never be Marvel." Well guess what DC/WB are not Marvel, they've been making superhero movies since 1978 and yes they have hits and misses but everybody does. And of course they shouldn't have the same look as Marvel in the first place (they did once in 1978/1989 and again in 2011 which didn't work.) And pretty sure that people didn't like Man of Steel because it did a lot of things that a Marvel movie wouldn't attempt to (Marvel seems to kills its bad guys and never has any empathy for them or jokes afterwards or seems embarrassed that they had a alien invasion.)

I look forward to see what DC/WB does next because unlike Marvel or the other studios, it isn't predictable as we might think.

Posted by Ostyo

Aquaman please. Quality Aquaman please.

Edited by zaied

@asgaror: The amount of people who watch TV shows represent a very small portion of those who go to see these characters in theatres..

All you need is a different actor. That's it.

Edited by patrat18