It seems that Warner Bros. Y DC They begin to straighten the course of their films based on superheroes after several years of failures, uncertainty and some films, yes, at the height of the works they adapt. And it is that with the premiere of The Man of Steel Zack Snyder with the debutante Henry Cavill as Superman was intended to replicate the success of a Marvel Cinematic Universe that began to turn his films into real bombshells, forming a shared universe of stories and characters that, after more than a decade, still continues to bring great joy to the fans.
All DC releases through 2023
The formula for success seemed assured with such powerful names as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and company, although finally Warner Bros. plans were truncated by several setbacks, from poor planning to projects that they have not finished fitting between the general public and the DC Universe itself. But now, and with the string of new films already announced between now and 2023, It seems a universe of DC movies more than interesting, either through sequels, new franchises and film reboots. Let’s see what are the next movies based on dc characters announced until 2023.
The Suicide Squad
Halfway between the reboot and the sequel, the remake of The Suicide Squad of James Gunn (creator of the saga Guardians of the Galaxy at Marvel Studios) promises action, gore, fun and supervillains in a film that, after presenting a couple of trailers, aims for the highest. A sideboard of characters each more crazy and hilarious with the return of Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn or the debut of Peacemaker as John Cena in a new adaptation of the antihero group most beastly of comics, again in feature film format. Its premiere is scheduled for August 6, 2021.
The Dark Knight returns to the movies once again, this time with the actor Robert pattinson as Bruce Wayne / Batman under the direction of Matt Reeves, responsible for such celebrated films as Cloverfield or War of the Planet of the Apes, among others. Thus, and after the resignation of Ben Affleck as Batman after his different interpretations in the Snyderverse, now comes a new reboot of the character through a younger and more detective version of Gotham vigilante alongside other big names like Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, Colin Farrell as The Penguin, Paul Dano as Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as Inspector Gordon or Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth. Its premiere is scheduled for March 4, 2022.
The hierarchy of power is about to change in DC with the premiere of Black Adam, with the very Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson playing such a powerful character from the comics. And is that after ruling out the presence of Black Adam in the first installment of Shazam !, it was decided to give the character his own individual film, a project in which Dwayne Johnson himself has been involved for a long time. Directed by the Catalan filmmaker Jaume Collet-Serra, At the moment the argument of the same is unknown, although the rest of the cast has already been confirmed, among which are Noah Centineo, Aldis Hodge, Quintessa Swindell and Pierce Brosnan, among others. Its premiere is scheduled for July 29, 2022.
The Flash Single Movie by Ezra Miller arisen from the DC movies by Zack Snyder will be a inflection point in the DC Universe, since it is intended to adapt the comic Flashpoint to revolutionize the company’s own cinematographic universe for a better structured future. So much so, that several characters such as Supergirl (Sasha Calle) or the Batman versions of Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton, the first actor who gave life to the Dark Knight in Tim Burton’s 1989 film, have already been confirmed. by Barry Allen will be released in theaters on November 4, 2022.
Little is known about the sequel to Aquaman, beyond that it will again star Jason Momoa In the role of Arthur Curry or Aquaman under the orders, once again, of director James Wan after the good reception of the first part. It is expected that Black Manta (Yahya Abdul Mateen II) returns as a villain along with other unpublished characters in the saga. Aquaman 2 will be released in theaters on December 16, 2022.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods
Again we are facing another sequel to a film that remained in the DC Universe through various Easter eggs and references but that followed its own path; And as with Aquaman 2, little is known about its plot beyond that, as its title suggests, the Shazam from Zachary Levi will have to face the fury of the gods. Recently both Hellen Mirren and Lucy Liu have been confirmed as villains in the film, in the roles of Hespera and Kalypso, respectively, both daughters of Atlas. The sequel to Shazam! will be released in theaters on June 2, 2023.
Wonder Woman 3
We are already entering a series of films that, although their projects have been confirmed, are still far from starting their productions and shootings; so much so, that they do not even have a release date, although Warner Bros. has already confirmed its existence. And we start with the third installment individual of the Wonder Woman from Gal Gadot after the cold reception of the second part, Wonder Woman 1984. Directs for the third time Patty Jenkins, although beyond its protagonist and director, nothing else is known about the project.
Another film of which little or nothing is known at the moment beyond the intention of Warner Bros. and DC to carry it out. With a script by Christina Hodson, the production is looking for a director after the resignation of its main promoter, Joss Whedon, which has moved away from the media showcase after accusations of “unprofessional” treatment by members of the cast of Justice League and other previous productions in which the filmmaker participated. There are also no candidates for the role of Barbara Gordon or if it will maintain direct relation with the new Batman of Pattinson.
Green Lantern Corps
The Green Lantern They have been hoping for a long time to enter the DC Universe in style and it seems that this will finally be the case; and twice. And it is that to the series already announced for HBO Max, a film based on such a powerful galactic faction and its rings of power will be added, this time, without Ryan Reynolds, protagonist of the 2011 film that has nothing to do with the current Warner Bros. and DC cinematic universe.
The Robin more adult and experienced as the watchman Nightwing It is another of those films that Warner Bros. and DC hope to make in the coming years, although at the moment there is no concrete information about the project. And it is that already in 2016 the intention was announced to carry out a film of said superhero with Chris McKay (Batman: The Lego Movie) as director.
Another adaptation of which there is hardly any information beyond the director Brad Peyton It seems that he will be in charge of a production for which the name of Guy Ritchie sounded. There is also no actor for the role of a movie that will adapt the antihero and bounty hunter DC intergalactic.
We come to the end of our look at the more immediate future of DC Comics adaptations with the rumored reboot de Superman in charge of J.J. Abrams and his production company Bad Robot. With a script by Ta-Nehisi Coates (comic book writer for Black Panther or Captain America), the film could present the first black Man of Steel in cinema based on the stories of Calvin Ellis.