No doubt buoyed by the recent box office success of Wonder Woman (above), Warner Bros. has announced two fresh additions to their theatrical release calendar that will feature superheroes. Per The Tracking Board, both will be part of the DC Extended Universe, though neither has yet been identified.
What could they be? Speculation is already running rampant. The report points out that Warner Bros. and DC have announced a slew of movies that are under development, though not all have been confirmed. That includes The Batman (with Ben Affleck), Gotham City Sirens (with Margot Robbie), Suicide Squad 2 (with Will Smith), Wonder Woman 2 (with Gal Gadot), The Flash (with Ezra Miller), Shazam and Black Adam (both with Dwayne Johnson), Nightwing, Batgirl, Green Lantern Corps and Justice League Dark.
Of those titles, four projects currently have directors attached: The Batman (Matt Reeves), Gotham City Sirens (David Ayer), Batgirl (Joss Whedon) and Nightwing (Chris McKay).Here are the release dates staked out by the studio as of today. Note that the 2020 dates may now be in flux.
November 17, 2017 — Zack Snyder’s Justice League, currently in post-production under the oversight of Joss Whedon.
July 27, 2018 — To be announced.
December 21, 2018 — James Wan’s Aquaman, now in production.
April 5, 2019 — To be announced.
June 14, 2019 — To be announced.
November 1, 2019 — To be announced
February 14, 2020 (newly claimed) — To be announced.
April 3, 2020 — Cyborg, starring Ray Fisher.
June 5, 2020 (newly claimed) — To be announced.
July 24, 2020 — To be announced.
Which project in development is most likely to claim an early date? We’ll probably hear an update at Comic-Con later this week. Note that Aquaman was originally set for July 27, 2018 before being delayed a few months, so it may be the only DC movie in theaters next year.
Beyond that, we’re hoping to hear more definite DC plans for 2019. The most likely candidates include Gotham City Sirens, The Flash and Suicide Squad 2.
Our picks to join Cyborg in 2020 are The Batman and Wonder Woman 2, making it a Justice League type of year, with Batgirl and Nightwing following in 2021. Of course, it’s all speculation at this point, so we’ll look forward to more official announcements, hopefully in just a few days.