Warner Bros.’ DC Film Slate May Include JUSTICE LEAGUE, WONDER WOMAN and THE FLASH/GREEN LANTERN Movies in 2017

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In relation to Marvel Studios’ well-oiled machine, much has been made of the fact that Warner Bros. has yet to roll out a cohesive superhero universe making use of its extensive DC Comics archives.  After last year’s Man of Steel though, the studio appears to have gotten themselves together.  Instead of another Superman sequel, Zack Snyder is gearing up to direct Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice for a July 2016 release, which he will shoot back-to-back with a full-blown Justice League movie.  However, a new report claims to reveal the studio’s tentative schedule for its DC properties, including a 2017 release date for Justice League, a Wonder Woman movie, and a The Flash/Green Lantern team-up film.  More after the jump.

Batman-Affleck-Batman-image-new-BatmobileAccording to NikkiFinke.com, she’s gotten her hands on Warner Bros.’ plans for Comic-Con next month, which include release dates for DC films that looks a little something like this:

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – May 2016
  • Shazam – July 2016
  • Sandman – Christmas 2016
  • Justice League – May 2017
  • Wonder Woman – July 2017
  • The Flash and Green Lantern Team-Up – Christmas 2017
  • Man of Steel 2 – May 2018

That’s quite a lineup, but not entirely out of the realm of possibility given that WB shocked Hall H last year by announcing a Batman/Superman movie instead of simply a Man of Steel sequel.  The 2017 release date for Justice League was rumored when the story broke that Snyder would be taking the helm of the follow-up, and since he’s directing Batman v Superman and Justice League back-to-back, that date is feasible.  Moreover, Finke says that the reason production on BvS was pushed back a few months is that Warner Bros. wants to have a bunch of Justice League cameos in the film and needed to finalize contracts for those actors before moving forward.

gal-gadot-wonder-woman-movieWe’ve heard pretty much nothing about Shazam, so that one’s a surprise, but Joseph Gordon-Levitt is attached to star in and direct the Neil Gaiman adaptation of Sandman, so that Christmas 2016 release date seems about right.  2017 is a pretty ambitious year, though, especially closing it out with a big The Flash/Green Lantern movie.  If this slate is indeed real, one imagines WB is working overtime to attach directors to those properties so they’ll be ready to announce at Comic-Con next month, then development can ramp up.  Curious absent from this list, though, is another standalone Batman movie.  Perhaps Ben Affleck‘s iteration of the character will only play a supporting role in this DC Universe?

Gal Gadot is already cast as Wonder Woman in BvS, but the report notes that Ryan Reynolds will not be reprising his role in Green Lantern, so that film will essentially be a reboot with The Flash thrown in for good measure.  And then in 2018, we finally have a Man of Steel sequel—five years after the first film.

Again, this report is unconfirmed and even if it is true, WB certainly reserves the right to change its mind.  George Miller’s Justice League got all the way to costuming before the plug was pulled, so there may yet be more bumps in the road.  If this is the slate that Warner Bros. is announcing at Comic-Con next month, though, man.

What do you think, readers?  Who should direct Wonder Woman, Shazam, the Flash/Green Lantern movie, and Man of Steel 2?  Sound off in the comments below.




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  • SorryNotSorry

    Grain. Of. Salt.

    • Jarvis Pennyworth

      All I really care about is SANDMAN (! ! ! ! ! ! )

      That. Is. All that matters anymore.

    • Jarvis Pennyworth

      All I really care about is SANDMAN (! ! ! ! ! ! )

      That. Is. All that matters anymore.

  • SorryNotSorry

    Grain. Of. Salt.

  • http://collider.com Matt Goldberg

    “Two superhero movies a year, Marvel? How about three from DC?! MWAHAHAHAHA!” *superhero bubble bursts*

    • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

      While not technically all from Marvel themselves, we actually have 5 Marvel movies this year (GotG, CA:TWS, TASM2, X-Men: DoFP, and that animated one). If the bubble was really going to burst, It would’ve been this year.

      • NICK НΛRT

        there are usually that many or more superhero films every year. we are talking marvel studios here, not marvel characters.

      • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

        That’s true, but usually there’s at least one or two that AREN’T Marvel. This year, the closest you get to a non-Marvel superhero movie is TMNT (and I hesitate to call them superheroes).

      • http://collider.com Matt Goldberg

        Right. Now imagine more than half of those came from one studio that’s rushing to pump them out as quickly as possible.

      • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

        I don’t want to. It makes me sad.

      • http://collider.com Matt Goldberg

        Right. Now imagine more than half of those came from one studio that’s rushing to pump them out as quickly as possible.

    • Leo Spaceman

      Marvel will probably announce something like Avengers Part 1 and Avengers Part 2 for summer 2017 as a F**k you to DC

      • Dustinwashere

        That’s the rumor that “Avengers 3″ will be split into multiple movies.

      • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

        If that’s the case, they’ve got to be killing Tony Stark in the first part because he’s supposedly only slated for 2 more movies (A2 and A3).

      • GrimReaper07

        Lol, what’s the point of that if every one of these movies are already small parts of a bigger thing?

    • GrimReaper07

      Man, I so agree. I’m getting tired of superhero films. The only ones I’m interested in are Avengers 2 and Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man. I’m still mourning the latter.

      • pkh

        there is no edgar wright’s ant man anymore

      • GrimReaper07

        That’s where the mourning bit comes into play.

    • Royale With Cheese

      No, it won’t burst, I can see where you would think that though. Worry not, plenty of reboots, sequels, prequels and funny book related news in Collider’s future and by extension, ours.

    • Somewhereover DwayneBowe

      What they’re attempting on TV is ridiculous… theres no way 3/4 of those series will pick up

  • pickaname

    This is like going from Superman Returns to Man of Steel: Begging for a scene where Superman punches somebody but not getting anything to an overload of action that just keeps coming out you while you’re screaming enough, stop. You’re ruining the movie. Oh WB, good luck.

  • pickaname

    This is like going from Superman Returns to Man of Steel: Begging for a scene where Superman punches somebody but not getting anything to an overload of action that just keeps coming out you while you’re screaming enough, stop. You’re ruining the movie. Oh WB, good luck.

  • tRYSIS3

    Flash is one of my favorite superheroes oat, hope they do him JUSTICE. And dont cast the guy from the show…

    • 80sRobot

      I’ll guess that the movie Flash will be a little older and won’t have any direct connection to the series.

      • Chad

        Which makes zero sense for them to even go ahead with a TV show that has no connection to the films. Talk about alienating your audience instead of building a world.

      • TrekBeatTK

        What they should do is establish both the movie Flash and TV Flash as different characters, and then do a team-up Flash of Two Worlds movie. That sets the ground for multiple earths, and then they can do some huge Crisis on Infinite Earths miniseries featuring any and every DC character from any prior film/TV iteration. That’s my dream anyway.

      • http://ccooluke.tumblr.com/ cameron

        I’m down with the movie Flash being Wally West.

      • bidi

        played by Ryan Reynolds

  • 80sRobot

    Doesn’t anybody feel concerned the general public may quickly burn out on all these superhero movie franchises (Marvel, Warner/DC, Fox and Sony) that will be flooding the market till the end of this decade?

    • Fox gives no Fox

      That’s why I want Fox and Sony to give back their rights. As good as X-Men DoFP was, all of these separate Marvel universes will just oversaturate the market. Better to just have them all under one roof, and make it truly Marvel vs. DC, like it should be

      • jack

        x men is the one franchise that should stay separate from MCU. its got enough characters to do solo films and make the the xmen films an EVENT like the avengers.

      • http://www.104bits.com Luis Humberto 104Bits.com

        Great reply, even in the comics the X-Men Universe is enough to do a cohesive stand alone universe, and Marvel Comics know that very well,

      • jack

        x men is the one franchise that should stay separate from MCU. its got enough characters to do solo films and make the the xmen films an EVENT like the avengers.

    • GrimReaper07

      I know I am. I’m also starting to get tired with “cinematic universes” that don’t allow room for personal vision.

      • bidi

        agreed. we could never have the Nolan-verse in a “shared cinematic universe.” at the very least, maybe we’ll all see so many of these damn movies that it won’t matter about origin stories or reboots or anything. a guy can just make a fucking Spider-Man movie without showing us that he got bit by a spider. WE GET IT

      • GrimReaper07

        Even if we could get the Nolan-like “shared cinematic universe” I wouldn’t want it. These universes put limits on creativity and vision and keeps superhero movies from being fresh.

      • bidi

        no i agree. i’m not saying the Nolan-verse is the way to make a shared universe. i like having the freedom for guys to come in and do their own thing with the source material. obviously the Ryan Reynolds GL and the Christian Bale Batman aren’t in the same universe and i’m fine with that. if WB wants to make a JL film then they should just do it. they don’t have to follow Marvel’s game plan

      • GrimReaper07

        Yeah, I got that you agreed, I didn’t mean to sound otherwise lol.

      • Guest

        Did you get a glimpse to the comics? Are plenty of this personals visions on the characters from great writers.

      • GrimReaper07

        Not so much in the movies which is what I meant.

    • GrimReaper07

      I know I am. I’m also starting to get tired with “cinematic universes” that don’t allow room for personal vision.

  • milo

    I just don’t buy that they’d release three in one year. And then do the same the following year. Even releasing two movies in May then July seems insane, especially when there will be some overlap of cast members. Really, their plan is to potentially have two movies with Wonder Woman in theatres at the same time? Not gonna happen.

    It will also be interesting to see how they handle the Flash between the TV show and a movie version.

  • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

    WTF? Why can’t the Flash have a solo film before Shazam – especially as they have a script ready? Is Shazam the secret project that the Rock has been circling? If so I’m going to be disapointed as I really was hoping he would have been cast as John Stewart and replace Ryan Reynolds GL. I really hope this is wrong and that we get standalone GL and Flash films.

    • gar216

      I have nothing against The Rock, I just don’t find John Stewart to be as interesting as Hal Jordan.

      • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

        Yea I agree about Hal Jordan but because of the 2011 film I don’t see the studio wanting to risk another BO bomb and will try their best to change it from all angles – character and actor. I just thought they would be doing themselves a favor by saving time of another introduction keeping the 2011 in canon and doing the GI:Retaliation type of reboot/sequel w the Rock as John Stewart taking over a dying Ryan Reynolds.
        My biggest gripe is how does Shazam (Captain Marvel) get a solo film before The Flash? Honestly, am I in the minority that thinks the Flash would be a much easier sell to audiences than Captain Marvel?

      • gar216

        For some reason, i think that Shazam will be replacing Aquaman. They did it in the anamated movie about the first JL arc from the New 52. (Just guessing) i think that WB are going to try to capitalize on the whole “child turning into a superhero” aspect of Shazam.

    • Rob

      With the flash tv show coming this fall I imagine Warner brothers isn’t in a rush to put out a stand alone flash and after the failure of GL in 2011 I imagine they’d be gun shy, to say the least, about making another stand alone go so soon. Also, in regard to no batman solo movie, unlike cavill and gadot, Affleck is already an a lister and already had a good deal of gigs both in front of and behind the camera lined up before his announced casting as Batman.

    • The Destroyer

      The Rock was originally attached to Shazam to play Black Adam years ago in the early 2000′s.

  • NICK НΛRT

    yeahhhh sounds fake to me

  • Sverrir Sigfússon

    Wasn’t Collider one of the sites that said that they’d stop linking to Nikki Finke after the Aurora shooting?

    • gar216

      Why? What happened?

    • Dave Trumbore

      We still cite the source of the news, even if we don’t link.

    • The Flobbit

      Who and what is Nikki Finke and why is Collider boycotting her?

  • ScratStitch

    Rumors. All rumors.

  • gar216

    I hate Shazam with every fiber in my body, but if done right (not dark and gritty). That movie will sell TONS of tickets and toys.

  • Person

    WTF why Shazam…? And there’s gonna be a dedicated Superman sequel AFTER BvS? This all seems a little too ambitious, but I really do love the idea of a Flash/GL team-up. As long they can maintain a high standard throughout all of these (I doubt it, but I’ll hope), I’m down.

  • gar216

    I’m not buying this timeline. I don’t see them going without a batman movie or having that large of a gap between Man Of Steel and its sequel.

  • d

    True or not, DC just does not know what the fuck they are doing.

  • Astro_Monster

    I don’t really believe it but if it turns out to be true, the amount of problems WB is setting itself up for is insane. I get that they are looking for a new franchise but if they don’t want to wear out the audience, they need to space these movies out more. Also, scrap the Shazam movie in favor of Aquaman and the Flash is a great and interesting character but not having a Green Lantern and Green Arrow is a true missed opportunity. The Flash deserves his own movie.

  • JC

    Keep yourself together DC! Make ONE fucking good movie a year

  • Scott

    I still can’t see that chick as Wonder Women …. she doesn’t have the b00bs for it!

    • The Flobbit

      It’s sad that we judge actresses on their breasts, rather than on their talent.

      • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

        Or butts – see Kim Katrashian for point of reference. Zero talent but everyone still talks about her.

    • pkh

      u can watch porn movies, my friend.

  • Chad

    I’m assuming they are using neither the John August script or the William Goldman version. But it’s proof they’ve been trying to do a Captain Marvel movie since the early 2000s.

  • TrekBeatTK

    The one I’m most curious about is Shazaam. What I would really hope is that they do it as a PG more kid-friendly film. And that doesn’t mean make it “cutesy” or lame. I just don’t want it to go in hard PG-13 neck-snapping action territory precisely because Billy Batson is a kid and that’s part of the charm of Shazaam.

    • The Flobbit

      Please explain to me who the hell is Shazam.

      • TrekBeatTK

        Basically, it’s about a kid who turns into an adult superhero, Captain Marvel, when he says “Shazam!” Captain Marvel is comparable to Superman (they’ve even fought a few times).

        But to specifically answer your question, nobody is Shazam. Shazam is the name of the comic; the character is Captain Marvel.
        Shazam is also the name of a magical genie in an old Hanna-Barbera cartoon series.

      • The Flobbit

        That sounds absolutely terrible. And DC wonders why Marvel is ahead of the game. I think they should just scrap the project.

      • The Destroyer

        They’ve been trying to make it for years with Peter Segal (Anger Management, 50 First Dates) as director, but then after the Dark Knight came out, he got told to scrap his screenplay, and to make it more like the Dark Knight. And then the movie stalled some more, and then last year Segal said that he was no longer part of the movie.
        So yeah, they should just scrap it.

      • milo

        And to complicate things even more, for reasons of conflicting trademarks, while the character is named Captain Marvel, they can’t call the movie that, hence calling it Shazam. John August worked on a script for a while in past years, he made a few posts about it on his blog.

        http://johnaugust.com/2009/shazam-done

        http://johnaugust.com/2007/captain-marvel-reader

      • TrekBeatTK

        I forgot there was a time in the 2000s when John August was a name. His blog underlines my biggest fear for this project: that WB will just make it dark for no reason. August at least seemed to get that it could have a Harry Potter tone and work.

      • TrekBeatTK

        Basically, it’s about a kid who turns into an adult superhero, Captain Marvel, when he says “Shazam!” Captain Marvel is comparable to Superman (they’ve even fought a few times).

        But to specifically answer your question, nobody is Shazam. Shazam is the name of the comic; the character is Captain Marvel.
        Shazam is also the name of a magical genie in an old Hanna-Barbera cartoon series.

  • Strong Enough

    I honestly could give a shit about a MOS sequel. Push that shit back to 2020. Give me some new heroes

  • Strong Enough

    I honestly could give a shit about a MOS sequel. Push that shit back to 2020. Give me some new heroes

  • jack

    no reason not give ryan reynolds another try

    • Redjester

      I actually agree if they’re using Hal Jordan. If not, I second whoever mentioned Idris Elba.

    • The Flobbit

      I agree – he was the only good thing in Green Lantern – he really fit the role of Hal. The man tries, am I right?

      Also, I know it will never happen, but I would so like to see Stephen Amell’s Oliver Queen go up against these guys!

  • jack

    no reason not give ryan reynolds another try

  • Arthur Curry

    I like Shazam but is to similar in Powers to Superman so it seems redundant, unless is their way to enter on a fully magical background. Flash deserves his own movie, although the green lantern/flash team up sounds fun, thats why the justice league movie is for. The Wonder Woman date sounds weird unless they intend to address something big from the end of Justice League or i don’t know, but it would be a better bridge from BatmanvSupes/Justice to put it in between. Sandman i think is gonna suffer a similar fate as Constantine, but this one i believe has nothing to do with this Dc universe “they are trying to create”. Aquaman with Gerard Butler should be a priority.

    http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/343/5/9/aquaman_concept_art_by_nigelhalsey-d5mfdt9.jpg

    • bidi

      if they wanna go with a lesser known they could do Charlie Hunnam? at least that way he wouldn’t have to do his terrible American accent

    • The Flobbit

      The only actor I want to see Aquaman is Jason Momoa.

      Yes. Read that twice. Mull on it. Try to stay calm imagining the prospects.

  • Arthur Curry

    I like Shazam but is to similar in Powers to Superman so it seems redundant, unless is their way to enter on a fully magical background. Flash deserves his own movie, although the green lantern/flash team up sounds fun, thats why the justice league movie is for. The Wonder Woman date sounds weird unless they intend to address something big from the end of Justice League or i don’t know, but it would be a better bridge from BatmanvSupes/Justice to put it in between. Sandman i think is gonna suffer a similar fate as Constantine, but this one i believe has nothing to do with this Dc universe “they are trying to create”. Aquaman with Gerard Butler should be a priority.

    http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/343/5/9/aquaman_concept_art_by_nigelhalsey-d5mfdt9.jpg

  • Royale With Cheese

    As a great team once said:
    Weeee reaaaddy…..Weeee reaaaddy…..Weeeeeee reaaaaaaaaddy, for Maaaarvel.

  • TigerFIST

    I Don Like The Fact Man Of Steel 2 Is 5 Years after. They still need to get off cap 3s may 2016 date.

    • bidi

      granted it’s still a shorter time gap, but it was 4 years between TDK and TDKR. but i do agree with you. Shazam can fuck off and they can do a proper MoS sequel instead

    • Dustinwashere

      I agree. I see Marvel not moving and will sacrifice CA 3 just to hurt BvS’s box office.

  • Obaid Khan

    Ryan Gosling as Flash. Idris Elba as John Stewart version of Green Lantern. Do it.

  • Redjester

    Anyone else having a hard time picturing a buff Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman? Some people have an absurdly high metabolism that makes it impossible to gain an ounce of muscle or fat, and Gal Gadot certainly seems to be one of those people.

    Jennifer Connolly pre-breast reduction/nose job and when she still had a little meat on her bones would have been perfect aesthetic casting.

  • Dustinwashere

    WB also has the Harry Potter spinoffs that I’m sure will show up at some point.

  • Juan

    They should use Whedon script for the Wonder Woman movie!

  • Juan

    They should use Whedon script for the Wonder Woman movie!

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  • T_Toughnuts

    Actual Timeline:
    BVS: Summer 2016
    Justice League: Summer 2017
    Justice League 2: Summer 2019

  • jack

    i think with the talent already involved ryan reynolds should at least consider giving GL another try.

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