Every upcoming DC movie release date, rumor, and planned spinoff

The enjoyment for (and financial benefits of) superhero films isn’t decreasing. The informal DC “Extended Universe” has a massive slate of upcoming films, with more included every day. Some are actively in the works, with production concluding and trailers set to run. Others are are on the books however not the calendar, yet.

The next time Marvel snaps its fingers and puts 18 more films on the MCU release calendar, anticipate DC’s list to double. Beginning in 2022, Warner Bros. prepares to have 4 DC-based films in theaters every year, with tv series simply as routine. As DC Movies president Walter Hamada informed the New york city Times, “With every movie that we’re looking at now, we are thinking, ‘What’s the potential Max spinoff?’”

Here’s what we understand about every upcoming DC comic motion picture:

Zack Snyder’s Justice League: March

A still of Darkseid from Justice League The Snyder Cut

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In May of 2020, Zack Snyder revealed that Warner Bros. was permitting him to produce a recut variation of Justice League that will be launched specifically on HBO Max. The director bailed out of the 2017 superhero teamup movie mid-production due to a death in his household.

In the 3 years given that Justice League’s release, Snyder has actually responded to numerous concerns about the cut, consisting of exposing that it is around 214 minutes long which it was put together from “almost 90% complete footage.” In late 2020, Warner Bros. revealed that Ben Affleck (Batman), Henry Cavill (Superman), Gal Gadot (Marvel Lady), and Ray Fisher (Cyborg) would return for about a week of reshoots. Snyder has actually shown that his variation of Justice League might be as much as 4 hours long, and might premiere in tv event-like sectors.

The Suicide Team: Aug. 6

The Suicide Squad lineup from James Gunn’s The Suicide Squd

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A Suicide Team follow up was revealed in March 2016 — prior to the very first movie even launched.

After a look for directors, James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy) was worked with to compose and direct the 2nd Suicide Team motion picture — throughout that duration where an alt-right Twitter motion had actually persuaded Disney to fire him from the Guardians of the Galaxy films. Sources near him state that the motion picture will concentrate on a mainly brand-new set of characters, though Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, and Jai Courtney will repeat their functions as Harley Quinn, Amanda Waller, Colonel Rick Flag, and Captain Boomerang.

Along with all of Warner Bros. 2021 movies, The Suicide Team will be launched in theaters and on HBO Max.

The Batman: Mar. 4

the batman standing in a mansion in The Batman (2021)

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The very first solo Batman movie of the brand-new DC period was revealed in October 2014. Ben Affleck was initially set to direct and co-write the script with Geoff Johns, however he stepped down from directing in January 2017 to, supposedly, focus more on acting.

Matt Reeves was revealed as director in February 2017 and the job was formally entitled The Batman. In July 2017, he verified that he scraped Affleck’s initial script, which included Joe Manganiello as Deathstroke, and was remodeling it from scratch. Reeves has not stated whether Manganiello is still included with the movie.

Ben Affleck formally left the function of Batman, and Robert Pattinson was cast in Might 2019. The brand-new movie concentrates on a young Batman safeguarding Gotham from the machinations of the Riddler, with Catwoman (Zoe Kravitz) along for the trip. Production on the movie was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, however it is now set for a 2022 release.

The Flash: Nov. 4

Ezra Miller as the Flash/Barry Allen in Justice League

The Flash in Justice League
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The solo Flash motion picture has actually seen its own share of quick shifts in between directors, manufacturers, and film writers. However at the minute, Ezra Miller is set to star in a movie that takes some plot aspects from DC Comics’ Flashpoint story. It will likewise star 2 Batmans, with Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton bot set to repeat their functions.

Aquaman 2: Dec. 16

Aquaman - Aquaman holding a trident standing in front of a waterfall

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With the success of the very first Aquaman, it made good sense for a follow up to swim its method into presence. The very first movie, while maybe a bit cliché, was enjoyable as hell and a spectacular visual phenomenon. A follow up was all however an inescapable conclusion, and Aquaman 2 was greenlit in Feb. 2019.

Director James Wan dropped a ton of follow up teases for in Aquaman’s mid-credits scene. Regardless of taking a nasty fall off of a cliff, Black Manta (a.k.a. David Kane) is remarkably still fine. Dr. Stephen Shin, played by Randall Park (Constantly Be My Possibly) has actually protected Black Manta’s match. The 2 strike an offer — Shin will assist Kane get his vengeance on Aquaman if Kane leads him to Atlantis. While it’s uncertain if Park will return for Aquaman 2, Wan informed Polygon in Dec. 2018 that he hoped the star would return.

Shazam!: Fury of the Gods: June 2

Shazam - Freddy touches Shazam’s glowing lightning bolt symbol

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Shazam! film writer Henry Gayden will go back to compose the script for the job, with director David F. Sandberg and manufacturer Peter Safran likewise anticipated to return provided the success of the very first movie. Zachary Levi and Asher Angel, who played Shazam and Billy Bastion, respectively, are anticipated to return along with most of the cast from Shazam!.

And perhaps even Sinbad?

Very little is learnt about the plot of the movie, however there was a tease in Shazam!’s post-credit scene that might bear some fruit. After Dr. Thaddeus Silva is removed of his power and included jail, he’s approached by a evil mastermind caterpillar — long time Shazam! comics bad guy Mister Mind. Sandberg informed Polygon that he wishes to additional dig into the magic of the comics in the follow up.

Black Adam

black adam concept art of the rock floating in the sky with electric eyes

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has actually been connected to the Black Adam name given that 2008 and fans have actually been excitedly waiting for Johnson’s take on the character. A Black Adam stand-alone motion picture was revealed in January 2017. Black Adam is among Shazam’s arch-nemeses, however in current comic advancements, the character has actually become more of an antihero.

In 2020, Warner Bros. exposed that Black Adam will likewise be an intro to a number of members of the Justice Society, and older version of the Justice League, consisting of Hawkman, Physician Fate, Atom Smasher, and Cyclone.

Wonder Lady 3

Gal Gadot as Diana flipping her lasso of truth in the White House in Wonder Woman 1984

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Wonder Lady has actually invested a substantial time in the past; in between her very first DC Extended Universe solo movie, Wonder Lady happening throughout The second world war and Wonder Lady 1984 happening in … well, the 1980s. Wonder Lady director and co-writer Patty Jenkins has actually mentioned that the 3rd movie in the series will bring the heroine into today.

“I have pretty clear plans for Wonder Woman 3,” Jenkins informed Vanity Fair in January. “Whether I [direct] it or not, I see how her arc should end in my incarnation of Wonder Woman. I have great passion for that.”


John Cena as Peacemaker

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John Cena will star in an HBO Max-exclusive TELEVISION series drawing out of James Gunn’s The Suicide Team. Cena will repeat his function as the Peacemaker, a type of “douchey Captain America,” who was among the motivations for Watchmen’s the Comic.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.