Complete DC Comics Superhero Film Release Calendar

The DC Extended Universe is in full swing after the release of the Justice League film. Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Daybreak of Justice, Suicide Squad, and Marvel Woman all got us here, and now it is time to get to the next step.

So, it is time to check out all of the DC superhero movies that will likely be released over the subsequent few years. And trust us, there are a ton of them on the way, and we anticipate extra particulars shall be introduced as we go ahead. We’ve all the release dates for every considered one of ’em right right here, as well as official details, probably the most interesting rumors, and solutions for additional reading the place appropriate. Due to how Justice League underperformed on the field office, this is more likely to shift a bit in the approaching 12 months, however you can a minimum of depend on Aquaman, Marvel Woman 2, and Shazam to all arrive on schedule between now and 2019.

Click on the blue links to go to articles containing all the pieces you want to know concerning the movies!

This is how this works, because the schedule is getting a bit of bizarre. We’re starting with the dates that we all know Warner Bros. has reserved particularly for DC superhero films. You will discover that in some cases, there isn’t formally a venture attached to that date but. Then we’ll get into the stuff that we know for a hundred% sure is in improvement, however that don’t have launch dates for. Then we’ll get into a few of the long pictures at the underside.

July 27, 2018 – Teen Titans Go! To The Films

This was previously the date occupied by the Aquaman film, however that was bumped to December. As an alternative, Warner Bros. has given the discharge date to the Teen Titans Go! animated movie. Whereas this is not a part of the DCEU (obviously), we promised you all the DC film releases, and this one counts!

December 21, 2018 – Aquaman

Jason Momoa is taking part in Aquaman. There’s little doubt that they studio has been taking Aquaman very seriously, and he’s a standout character in Justice League. Amber Heard will even appear as Queen Mera. Patrick Wilson is Ocean Master and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is Black Manta.

James Wan (Furious 7) will direct from a script by Will Beall (Gangster Squad). Expect a giant, high journey model romp.

April 5, 2019 – Shazam

Lights Out director David F. Sandberg is directing Shazam, from a script by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke. Asher Angel will play Billy Batson, Zachary Levi is Shazam, and Mark Sturdy is the villainous Dr. Sivana. It star Jack Dylan Grazer is on board as Freddy Freeman, too!

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The film begins production in 2018, and it’s a protected bet to make this 2019 launch date.

June 14, 2019 – Unknown

This was long ago announced because the Justice League 2 release date, but this is no longer the case. Director Zack Snyder wish to take on another challenge, and there are recent indications that Warner Bros is prioritizing The Batman solo film over this, and that this might find yourself being that film’s date instead. The Batman solo film has Matt Reeves as director however…in all probability will not star Ben Affleck. We’re not sure what the status of that is in the mean time.

It is also attainable that this could end up being David Ayer’s Gotham City Sirens film. Or possibly it will end up being the brand new date for…

The Flash: Flashpoint

After losing two directors/writers in Seth Grahame-Smith (Pleasure and Prejudice and Zombies), and Rick Famuyiwa (Dope) this one needs some work, and potential administrators now embrace Matthew Vaughn and Robert Zemeckis. The newest is that it’s being utterly rewritten by Joby Harold and it will be based on the Flashpoint story from the comics.

Ezra Miller (The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Madame Bovary) is playing Barry Allen, but in all probability a really totally different Barry Allen than the one we at the moment love on Tv. Kiersey Clemons is Iris West. It is doable that we’ll get a visitor look from Ray Fisher as Cyborg and Gal Gadot as Surprise Girl, as effectively.

November 1, 2019 – Marvel Lady 2

Probably the most critically acclaimed DCEU movie is definitely getting a sequel. Patty Jenkins will return to direct Marvel Lady 2, which is able to transfer Diana’s story forward in time…however presumably not too far forward. Anticipate what is likely to be one other journey set previously.

February 14, 2020 – Untitled DC Movie

We’re not fairly sure what this one is simply but, but there are a couple of prospects down under. May this be Man of Steel 2 which is again in active improvement at the studio? It’s yet another potential touchdown date for Ben Affleck’s Batman solo film, too. In reality, given that film’s ongoing troubles, this is probably its most likely arrival date.

However, this may be a good fit for Gotham City Sirens, Suicide Squad 2, or Nightwing (see below for details on those).

April 3rd, 2020 – Cyborg

Ray Fisher made his first (very temporary) look as Vic Stone/Cyborg in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and has an important position to play in Justice League. At one point he was alleged to characteristic within the Flash solo movie, too, however it isn’t clear if that’s still the case.

No other particulars are presently available, and there are also rumors that this one may be reworked right into a movie that would introduce the Teen Titans to the big screen.

June fifth, 2020

Similar to that February date, we don’t know what that is, but after you get previous our entry on Inexperienced Lantern Corps, we’ll lay out some prospects. Again, June 2020 may end up being the release date for Flashpoint, Man of Steel 2, or The Batman.

July twenty fourth, 2020 – Green Lantern Corps

Fairly or unfairly, Inexperienced Lantern has probably the most working towards him. The 2011 film didn’t kickstart the DC Universe as deliberate, and obtained a lukewarm (at best) critical and box-workplace reception. There are, in fact, ways around this.

A technique is to easily not make Hal Jordan the central Inexperienced Lantern of the movie. This one might focus on as many as three Green Lanterns, with the main give attention to a sort of buddy/cop movie with John Stewart and Hal Jordan. David Goyer and Justin Rhodes are writing the script, however there is not any director in place but, although Rupert Wyatt’s name has been linked to the job.

Now, let’s get into the projects which might be within the works, however haven’t got launch dates yet. We have grouped these roughly within the order we anticipate to see them primarily based on how far along they’re.

The Lego Batman movie director Chris McKay has been tapped to direct a Nightwing movie. Invoice Dubuque (The Accountant) is working on a script. No other details are presently obtainable, and this one would not have a release date yet, although there are rumors of a 2019 window.

We wrote extra about it here.

Joss Whedon will write, direct, and produce a Batgirl film, one that is reportedly based mostly on Gail Simone’s recent New 52 take on the character. We have some extra details here, however there’s no casting or launch date to report yet. This is one other one the place there are rumors of 2019 within the wind, but do not put any inventory in that yet.

Suicide Squad 2

Whereas the critical response to the first film wasn’t so hot, the box office was blazing, so Suicide Squad 2 is unquestionably occurring. David Ayer going to be too busy with Gotham Metropolis Sirens until further notice, although, so Gavin O’Connor (The Accountant) is writing and directing this one.

Justice League 2

This is not terribly probably in the intervening time given how the primary film underperformed at the field office, but don’t depend it out yet!

Shazam would not have a star to play its title character yet, however it positive does have a villain. And that villain, who might be played by Dwayne Johnson, is definitely strong enough to sustain his own movie.

There is no launch date set for the Black Adam film, and this is the kind of thing that would work as a nifty prequel to arrange the mystical world of Shazam in the event that they select to go that route. We’re currently on the lookout for extra information. Adam Sztykiel (Due Date, Diary of a Wimpy Child: The Lengthy Haul) is writing.

Joe Manganiello has been forged as Slade Wilson, known to DC fans as Deathstroke. Long rumored because the villain of The Batman solo film (that’s not the case), Deathstroke is now going to get a solo film, written and directed by The Raid’s Gareth Evans. In the mean time, there is no such thing as a launch date.

Joker Origin Story

Warner Bros. is creating a solo film for The Joker, Batman’s best villain. Todd Phillips (The Hangover, War Dogs) will direct, and co-write a script with Scott Silver (eight Mile, The Fighter). Martin Scorsese is producing. This is to be a Joker origin story, instructed as “a gritty and grounded onerous-boiled crime film set in early- 0s Gotham City that isn meant to feel like a DC film as a lot as one of Scorsese movies from that era.”

This film will function a special actor (not Jared Leto) in the role, and it’s not completely clear whether or not or not this can formally tie in with the remainder of the DCEU continuity. It sounds like the studio is pursuing an enormous display screen model of DC Comics’ “Elseworlds” line.

Joker & Harley Quinn Movie

There’s one other Joker-centric flick within the works this one, a Joker and Harley Quinn movie is absolutely a part of the DCEU, and would decide up where Suicide Squad left off. There are presently on further details obtainable on this one, both.

To not be confused with…

Sure, there’s also another Harley Quinn movie in growth! Whether this is a solo mission or one thing else stays to be seen.

Justice League Dark

At one time this was referred to as Dark Universe, till Universal got here along and ruined that title with their failed horror movie shared franchise. This one will function the supernatural characters from the DC Universe. Characters like Swamp Thing, Demon, Deadman, Zatanna, and possibly even John Constantine.

Guillermo del Toro was hooked up to this one for fairly some time, however had to depart the venture. Then it was Doug Liman. Now it is perhaps Daniel Espinosa or Gerard Johnstone. This may probably stay sluggish going.

And now for the long pictures…initiatives talked about, rumored, or that have not had any movement in some time.

Booster Gold (and possibly Blue Beetle)

Flash and Arrow executive producer Greg Berlanti goes to government produce and probably direct a Booster Gold film. Zack Stentz (Thor, X-Men: First Class) will write the script.

Early studies described this as a “superhero buddy cop movie” that might involve Blue Beetle. We’ll get you more updates on this as they develop into available.


Warner Bros. knows they’ve considered one of the biggest stars on the earth already in costume, so that they’re reportedly considering a Deadshot solo film, as effectively.

Again on the schedule after years of being dormant, the Lobo movie could attempt to be the DCEU equal of Deadpool. Jason Fuchs will need to have impressed Warner Bros. together with his work on Marvel Lady, because he’s on board to put in writing the script for this one.

We’ll update this with extra info as we get it, but it surely should be a enjoyable journey.


Sandman is not a superhero film, so the fact that he wasn’t involved in an announcement that primarily targeted on high-profile franchises (along with the superhero slate, Warner Bros. focused on Lego motion pictures and Harry Potter spinoffs). It isn’t a DC Universe film that may have any bearing on future Justice League movies. But it is one of the crucial profitable, enduring comics of all time.

The most recent information on this isn’t encouraging, though. It seems to be a lifeless mission.

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Legion of Tremendous-Heroes

This one got here as a giant surprise when the rumor surfaced a few years ago. The phrase is that Warner Bros., maybe inspired by the runaway success of Guardians of the Galaxy, is wanting to put collectively their own superheroic area opera. Nobody has been hired. Warner Bros. have merely placed this one on the desk as a DC property doubtlessly worth growing, and are inviting writers to make pitches.

Do not count on it any time soon, though, because the Legion are about to be prominently featured on Supergirl Season 3, which in all probability chills their cinematic prospects for awhile.

Metallic Men

Perhaps the longest of the long-photographs, the Metallic Males movie is something that’s been in dialogue as far again as 2007. It’s essentially the most bizarre idea of the bunch, involving a mad scientist and his group of sentient elemental robots, but like Suicide Squad and Legion of Tremendous-Heroes, perhaps that uniqueness is what makes this one so interesting. Warner Bros. cannot be seen to repeat the Marvel model too carefully, so veering away from solo outings for conventional heroes and into this type of territory may be the very neatest thing they will do for the model.

The Steel Males just lately acquired a brand new fifty two facelift at the hands of writer Geoff Johns, the co-chair of DC Movies. In the event that they’re a favorite of DC Entertainment’s Chief Inventive Officer, it would be fallacious to count the Metal Males out, even if there’s been no public motion on this venture in latest reminiscence.