With the success of Wonder Woman earlier this year and the upcoming release of Justice League at the box office, DC and Warner Bros. are benefiting from fair amount of expectation as a result, but you might be wondering what next for the DC Extended Universe. To answer that question, here’s a quick rundown of the big films that the partnership has in the pipeline over the next few years.
Wonder Woman DVD, Blu-ray and digital release
Before we get any new films from the DC Extended Universe, and even before Justice League hits the big screen, we’ll be getting the Wonder Woman DVD, Blu-ray and digital release on the 9th October 2017. The Blu-ray will be packed with a whole host of special features including directorial commentary from Patty Jenkins, as well as deleted scenes and gag reel, plus a range of featurettes from the production of the film. It will also be available on Blu-ray 3D and 4K Ultra HD at the same time.
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The film is only arriving on the big screen in early November so the home entertainment release probably won’t be coming about until February 2018. By which time you should be able to start counting down the months to the next film in the DC Extended Universe.
Aquaman controls the seas in 2018
Next up on the upcoming roster is Aquaman, which is planned for a general release in October 2018. There are no details on the story as of yet and the trailer hasn’t been released either, but with Jason Momoa in the lead role and a strong cast that includes Amber Heard (Drive Angry), Willem Dafoe (Murder On The Orient Express), Nicole Kidman (The Killing Of A Sacred Deer) and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Baywatch) it’s shaping up to be a positive extension for DC.
Shazam takes his bow in 2019
Following on from Aquaman will be Shazam, the latest attempt from DC to breathe life into the character that was first created back in 1939. The superhero is essentially the alter ego of Billy Batson, a boy who gets superhuman strength, speed and flight when he says the word Shazam. He’s essentially the more serious precursor to Banana Man and we should get to see him in action in a trailer in a year or so ahead of the 2019 release.
Justice League 2
Zach Snyder will be back with yet more from the Justice League following their debut this year. The film is scheduled to arrive in 2019, so there really isn’t all that long to wait with just two years between the films. However, with the extent of the rest of the upcoming films it’s possible that it will be pushed back a little.
Cyborg goes solo in 2020
Warner Brothers has also confirmed that Cyborg will be getting his own film in 2020, continuing Ray Fisher’s efforts in the role. With Justice League still to come on the big screen, there is still a question about how well he portrays the cybernetic superhero, but if he can do a similar job to Gal Gado with her brilliant Wonder Woman portrayal then it could be another strong entry from DC.
Green Lantern returns in 2020
With the previous Green Lantern film starring Ryan Reynolds fading into a distant memory, DC will be giving the story another reboot with Green Lantern Corps in 2020. There are no details about who will play the intergalactic space cop, but it will have the weight of disappointment from the previous film to shake off its shoulders.
Flashpoint release date a blur
Following a whole series of directorial musical chairs, the standalone Flash film has had a number of setbacks over the years despite Warner Bros. initially pencilling the film in for a 2018 release. Now entitled Flashpoint, it has no fixed date set to come out, but based on production schedules we’ll be surprised if it’s before 2020.
The Batman stands alone
If all of that isn’t enough, there will also be a standalone Dark Knight film called The Batman to look forward to. Warner Bros. has confirmed that it will be directed by Matt Reeves (War For The Planet Of The Apes), but that’s about it for official revelations.
The sketchy details of more to come
There are a lot of films that are either unconfirmed or low on details at the moment with everything from Batgirl, and Suicide Squad 2, to Justice League Dark, Black Adam, Harley Quinn and the Joker and Nightwing films all in contention. Then there’s also the return to the start of the DC Extended Universe with the prospect of a sequel to Man Of Steel in the offing too, and they’d be foolish not to have a Wonder Woman 2 up their sleeves. As Warner Bros and DC officially confirm more information on the projects we’ll update you here at Tuppence.