At the Warners Bros. panel at San Diego Comic Con 2017, eight films were officially announced for the DC Extended Universe. Over the next few years, fans will get to see Suicide Squad 2, The Batman, Shazam, Justice League Dark, Flashpoint, Wonder Woman 2, Green Lantern Corps, and Batgirl.
Most of the films on the new slate had already been reported to be in development but had yet to be officially announced. The biggest news to come out of this announcement is the reveal of Flashpoint. The comic book version of Flashpoint was a story based in an alternate timeline created by the Flash. It would seem that Flashpoint is actually the new title for The Flash film starring Ezra Miller.
As for the other films on the slate, it had been reported earlier in the weekend that Batgirl would go into production in 2018 with Joss Whedon as director. Suicide Squad 2 is also rumored to go into production mid-way through the year. The Justice League Dark film has been in the works as well but has been delayed due to directors dropping out over scheduling conflicts, but this announcement says it is still very much part of the DCEU plan. Another film that has had its progress delayed by scheduling conflicts is The Batman, which is being directed by Matt Reeves, who replaced Ben Affleck.
Following Justice League and Aquaman, which both had trailers shown at Comic Con, next on the slate is Shazam, which is set for an April 5, 2019 release. No other film beyond this has a confirmed release date, although Green Lantern Corps was previously announced for 2020; there has received very little in way of updates since so the situation may have changed. On that note, one film that is noticeably absent from the slate is Cyborg, starring Ray Fisher, which was also originally set for 2020.
As production draws closer more updates on release plans, as well as casting and plot details, should become available. So far, there's been no official announcements at Comic-Con on the status of several other DCEU films currently in development; Nightwing, Man of Steel 2, Gotham City Sirens, and Black Adam, which is expected to star Dwayne Johnson. It's not clear if these films have been placed on the backburner or will be officially announced at a later date.
- Justice League (2017) release date: Nov 17, 2017
- Aquaman (2018) release date: Dec 21, 2018
- Shazam! (2019) release date: Apr 05, 2019
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