As Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice finishes up post-production and Suicide Squad nears the end of its shoot, Warner Bros. has finally released starting times for the next two entries in their DC Cinematic Universe. That’s right, folks, the DC train is rolling full steam ahead!
Wonder Woman, currently set for release on June 23rd, 2017, will begin production this fall and will carry on into early next year. So far we only have Gal Gadot and Chris Pine set for the cast, so expect more names to be flying our way in the next month or two. Wonder Woman marks the fourth entry in WB’s DCCU.
Next on deck is Zack Snyder’s Justice League: Part One. Set for release in November of 2017, the superfriends team-up flick should give us a better glimpse of Jason Momoa’s Aquaman and possibly introduce The Flash (Ezra Miller) and Green Lantern into the proceedings as well. Justice League is slated to begin production next spring after Wonder Woman wraps up and Snyder & Co. are finished with their BvS PR tour.
James Wan’s Aquaman, a solo Flash film, and Ben Affleck’s Untitled Solo Batman Film will presumably follow in 2018. Beyond that things get a little hazier, but the lineup currently includes Zack Snyder’s Justice League: Part Two (2019), Shazam (2019), Green Lantern Corps (2020), and Cyborg (2020).
Why are no sequels beyond JL2 in the line-up? Will we truly never see a Man of Steel 2? It’s just simply too early to say at this stage. Such things depend entirely on the performance of the above untried superheroes on their own, as well as the contracts of Cavill and Affleck. If those solo films prove success, we could easily see Wonder Woman 2 and Aquaman 2 added to the lineup somewhere. If not? Those characters and others will likely still have a future inside of further Justice League films. In fact, that could be WB’s overall plan in general. When we know more, we’ll happily pass it on.