Great day for DC Comics Fans as the schedule for upcoming DC superhero films just got leaked! It seems like DC is rivaling Marvel’s hype machine by making one of their own and there is no denying that with news as big as this, DC will definitely give Marvel a run for their money.
According to well-known entertainment reporter Nikki Finke, she has unearthed what is “coming up” at Comic-Con next month for DC/WB. Note that Fink says “a lot of stuff remains in flux,” but here is what she’s reporting the studio’s schedule looks like:
May 2016 – Batman v Superman
July 2016 – Shazam
Xmas 2016 – Sandman
May 2017 – Justice League
July 2017 – Wonder Woman
Xmas 2017 – Flash and Green Lantern team-up
May 2018 – Man of Steel 2
This is kind of a crazy news break. Although it is still unknown whether WB is going to announce all of this in San Diego next month, one can consider this legit as some of these films such as Batman V Superman and Justice League is already confirmed.
Still, unbelievable as it may sound, Finke, the founder of the Hollywood trade site Deadline, has long been in the scoop game. After leaving Deadline on reportedly acrimonious terms, she has been out of the picture for months due to a non-competition clause with her former outlet. But as of today she has launched her own, new site, and it would seem as though she has used the biggest ammo in her reserve to do so: superhero movie news.
Plus, rumors are already spreading out that Dwayne Johnson has been hinting about a DC movie he has coming up which many have thought to be Shazam (with the actor perhaps playing the villainous Black Adam). Joseph Gordon-Levitt is in fact developing a Sandman movie, and it has kind of gone without saying that Wonder Woman, Flash, and GL would probably get their own films eventually. At least, that’s surely what the studio has been hoping/praying would happen. And there was a report this past April that the studio had plans to develop at least nine more comics-based films.
According to her source, “There will be cameos of superheroes for future installments [in Dawn of Justice]. The cameos will include the already known Cyborg and Flash.” Green Lantern, as per this report, may also show up (not played by Ryan Reynolds), and Aquaman will appear in the Justice League film.
“Problem is,” continues the source, “Warner Bros Pictures was still negotiating with the actors for those cameos and future roles, meaning major contracts for multiple JL/character films to follow. The studio didn’t want to move forward until they had more of this secure so they held off starting production for a few months.”