After the disappointment of their latest release, Justice League, we’ve heard rumblings of a change in the hierarchy of DC Films, with Jon Berg leaving his role as co-head and Warner Bros. considering folding the department into its main film branch. However, a recent appearance from the studio at the Comic-Con Experience in Brazil has revealed that studio does still have plans- although they may be slightly different to what we have previously heard.
Whilst at the convention, Warner Bros. held a presentation revealing the lineup of film’s that they have in store for us in the coming few years, including their slate of DC Comics properties.
The first film they revealed was the Wonder Woman sequel, which is currently titled Wonder Woman 2. This announcement should come as no surprise given how successful the previous film was. They then revealed the artwork for Aquaman, Flashpoint, Suicide Squad 2, Shazam, Batgirl, Green Lantern Corps, The Batman, and Justice League Dark.
What’s interesting about this list is that it doesn’t include many of the other films that have previously been revealed over the past few years. These include the Cyborg Solo film which was announced back when there was only Man of Steel in the franchise and Black Adam, which has had Dwayne Johnson cast as the lead role for several years now. Other films include Man of Steel 2, Birds of Prey, Gotham City Sirens, Nightwing, Harley Quinn, The Joker and Harley Quinn, The Joker Solo Film, the Gareth Evans helmed Deathstroke movie and most surprisingly, a sequel to Justice League.
Of the films which were announced, it’s only Aquaman that has actually shot anything – with filming wrapping just last week. All the others are in various stages of production. Wonder Woman 2 has confirmed Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot returning.
Directors are lined up for The Batman, Batgirl and Suicide Squad 2 in the form of Matt Reeves, Joss Whedon and Gavin O’Connor respectively. Whilst Shazam has recently added Zachary Levi as the titular hero in the David F. Sandberg film.
It may simply be a case that these are the film’s that that Warner Bros. deem closest to becoming a reality and as such are holding off on confirming anything else at this time, although given the recent disappointment of the long awaited team up film, it may be that they are rethinking their entire strategy. Only time will tell.
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