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DC Unleashes Plans For Cinema Domination, Including A Female Superhero Movie

By Jodi Smith | Industry | October 15, 2014 |

By Jodi Smith | Industry | October 15, 2014 |


Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara has revealed the plans for the DC Universe movies that will be flooding theaters in the near future. First, there will be at least two Justice League movies directed by Zack Snyder. They are connected as Parts 1 and 2 and expected to be released in 2017 and 2019. The DC Universe will also be built in the Marvel Way, with several stand-alone superhero movies, sequels, and reboots.

2016 will bring us Batman Vs Superman: Worst Subtitle Ever starring Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck.

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2016 also promises The Suicide Squad, which is the team of supervillains working for the government to get out of jail sooner. One of the possible line-ups for the Squad was seen on the CW’s Arrow series in March of this year, though I would expect the film to be a completely different set of rogues. Perhaps Harley Quinn?

2017 gives us the female-led superhero film Wonder Woman. I’m not yet pleased by the casting of Gal Gadot or the proposed back-story for the Amazonian goddess in the film universe. I am, however, thrilled with the prospect of a female superhero being in the spotlight for once.

2018 will have Jason Momoa’s Aquaman and Ezra Miller (Perks of Being A Wallflower)’s The Flash.

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2019 brings us Shazam with Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam and an as-yet-uncast lead.

2020 has Cyborg and a reboot of Green Lantern. I’m interested to see how Warner handles the Cyborg character and what changes they make to Green Lantern the second time around. Less cheese, please?



Jodi Smith is the Associate Trade News Editor at Pajiba. You can email her or follow her on Twitter.


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