Warner Bros. is preparing for more DC Extended Universe films and have slotted two mystery films for 2020 releases. The DCEU is still riding high thanks to Wonder Woman. This summer's female-driven superhero film continues to perform well at the box office, and has made an official announcement of Wonder Woman 2 something many fans are looking forward to. The hope is that after a rocky start, Wonder Woman is the turning point in the DCEU and its successors will follow suit.
At the moment, there is plenty of mystery surrounding what these two 2020 films will be. Justice League is up next this November, but fans will then wait over a year for Aquaman to arrive. After that, it appears there may be some rescheduling going on with regard to the DCEU.
The Wrap has revealed that Warner Bros. is staking claim on Valentine's Day and a prime summer slot in 2020. New "Untitled DC Films" will arrive in theaters on February 14 and June 5 of that year. With no confirmation on what films will take these dates, there are plenty of options to consider.
Before we dive into speculation territory, it is important to note that Warners' original DCEU slate had Cyborg arriving on April 3 and Green Lantern Corps on July 24 of 2020. Neither of these films have made much in the way of progress recently, with Green Lantern Corps at the very least having director rumors, but no cast. Cyborg, on the other hand, already has its star in Ray Fisher, but there's been little to no word on the status of his solo film's script or search for a director.
Meanwhile, a previous rumor stated that Warners was looking at October 2, 2020 as another potential release date. That could still be true, with this announcement either signaling a shift for Cyborg and Green Lantern Corps or their removal from 2020 altogether.
The February release date will continue the trend of pushing superhero movies out year round. Deadpool had great success in a similar slot in 2016, and Black Panther hopes to hit big in February 2018. This could be the studio's chance to do something smaller. In fact, Gotham City Sirens could be a hit on Valentine's Day weekend, and add further intrigue to why Margot Robbie was spotted reading Harley Quinn Valentine’s Day Special earlier this year.
For June, Warners' will want something that can hold strong throughout the summer just like Wonder Woman has. Word is the studio may have plans to announce a release date for Wonder Woman 2 at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, which could turn out to be the June date mentioned here. Releasing a Cold War-era Wonder Woman 2 in 2020 would give Patty Jenkins three years to develop the script, film the movie, do post-production, and press. But, with Warners having multiple other films also in development, there are many more options out there than just these.
Source: The Wrap
- Justice League (2017) release date: Nov 17, 2017
- Aquaman (2018) release date: Dec 21, 2018
- Shazam! (2019) release date: Apr 05, 2019
- Cyborg (2020) release date: Apr 03, 2020
- Green Lantern Corps. (2020) release date: Jul 24, 2020