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The Official DC Comics Cinematic Universe slate until 2020

The Official DC Comics Cinematic Universe slate until 2020

| On 15, Oct 2014

Warner Bros. worst kept secret of comic book movies has been finally officially announced. Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsuihara revealed a slate of franchise films from DC Comics, Harry Potter and The LEGO Movie for the next six years.
DC Comics is very late in producing a slate of cinematic universe entry’s, with 2013’s Man of Steel , five years after Marvel released Iron Man. The announcements of these nine entry’s guarantees there will five comic book films per year for the foreseeable future, which may or may not cause unwarranted market saturation. It should be noted, the next DC film will not be out until March 2016, almost three years after the prior Man of Steel

The DC Comics Cinematic Universe

Man of Steel (2013)
Director: Zack Snyder
Starring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Russell Crowe
*The first entry in DC’s Cinematic Universe, the disjointed story may have suffered due to the rushed production. In 2009, a Federal District Court ruled in favor of the heirs of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel, leading the family to recapture the origin rights. The decision stated that if Warner’s did not begin production on a new Superman film by 2011, the estates of both Siegel’s and co-creator Joe Shuster would be able to sue for lost revenue on an unproduced film.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (March 25, 2016)
Director: Zack Snyder
Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons,  Holly Hunter, Ray Fisher, Jason Mamoa.  
*In addition to introducing Wonder Woman, Cyborg and Aquaman, the new film will include Ben Affleck as an older Batman, who faces off against Superman prior to a climactic battle against Lex Luthor (Eisenberg).
Suicide Squad (August 5, 2016)
Director: David Ayer
*Ayer is best known as the writer of Training Day and director of the new Brad Pitt film Fury. The Suicide Squad is team focused on black op missions under the cover of an antihero team of incarcerated supervillains, all with the deniability of the US government. The group takes on the high-risk roles for reduced sentences from the Belle Reve Penitentiary. No word which characters will be part of the cinematic team. This will be one of two supervillain movies in 2016, with The Sinister Six from Sony’s Spider-Man franchise coming out later in the year.   
Wonder Woman (June 23, 2017)
Starring Gal Gadot
*Fast and Furious franchise veteran Gal Gadot will take up the golden lasso in the first female-led comic book movie since the disastrous Electra. Gadot will be introduced as Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Justice League Part One (November 10, 2017)
Director: Zack Snyder
Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Jason Samoa and Amy Adams
*The third Zack Snyder –directed film in the DC universe, the first superhero team film will presumably include Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Cyborg, Aquaman and maybe more. Amy Adams will reprise her role of Lois Lane.
The Flash (March 23, 2018)
Starring Ezra Miller
*Although not officially confirmed, The Flash TV series starring Grant Gustin will not be part of the DC Cinematic Universe. If the series is a hit, there will potentially be over 60 hours of one Flash, before audiences are introduced to a new, different Flash.
Aquaman (July 27, 2018)
Starring: Jason Momoa
*Momoa is probably best known as Khal Drogo from the HBO series Game of Thrones and starring in the 2011 Conan the Barbarian remake. Momoa will make his fishy debut in Batman v Superman.
Shazam (April 5, 2019)
Starring: Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam
*Produced by Warner’s subsidiary New Line, Johnson has been confirmed in the villainous Black Adam part.
Justice League Part Two (June 24, 2019)
Director: Zack Snyder
*The fourth and possibly final Zack Snyder-led film in the DC Cinematic Universe.
Cyborg (April 3, 2020)
Starring: Ray Fisher
*Fisher will make is Cyborg debut in Batman v Superman, four years prior to this standalone film.
Green Lantern (June 19, 2020)
*A reboot from the disappointing Ryan Reynolds flick, a cast has yet to be announced.
Man of Steel II (In Development)
Starring: Henry Cavill
Batman (In Development)
Starring: Ben Affleck
*Sorry folks, there will be an Affleck solo Batman movie
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