At first glance Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice looked like it was only going to be about the Caped Crusader and the Man of Steel. But as we can see based on the subtitle, it’s going to be more than just about the two heroes. For one thing, Gal Gadot has a role as Wonder Woman, as does Ray Fisher who will play Victor Stone aka Cyborg. Given that Gadot is in a three-picture deal, it’s really no surprise that she will be getting her own movie as well as have a role in Justice League. But where does it all fit on the schedule? Dawn of Justice isn’t due out for another year and half, and what about the other heroes? Where do they fit into all of this.
Well a new rumor has popped up, and it reveals that not only does Warner Bros have a schedule laid out for the DC Cinematic Universe, but they have plans laid out until 2018. Sure that may not be as expansive as Marvel Studios who has plans up until 2018, but it is a start, and if successful, WB may be able to finally catch up with their rival. Hit the jump to see what the studio has planned for us.
The latest rumor comes from the newly launched NikkiFinke.com. While it looks tentative, I’m sure that more will be revealed at Comic-Con this year.
Here’s a look at the schedule:
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
Based on what we have been reporting, there doesn’t seem to be anything out of the ordinary. We’ve known that WB would be taking a somewhat backwards approach to their Cinematic Universe by having Dawn of Justice pave the way for a Justice League, then introduce their solo superhero installments.
The Sandman film has been in the works for quite some time with Joseph Gordon-Levitt signed on to star and direct the Neil Gaiman adaptation. We don’t know much about the Shazam film. And same goes for the Flash/Green Lantern team up, which is an interesting film. For one reason, this would be the first time that two headlining heroes would star in the same film. It also shows that WB may be playing it safe by having two heroes in one film as opposed to having them star in separate solo ones, thus cutting the costs and eliminating the risk of a huge financial loss. Ryan Reynolds has expressed no interest in reprising his role as the Green Lantern, and there is no word yet on who will play the Flash. And then we will finally have a true Man of Steel sequel five years after the first film was released.
But the biggest surprise is that Batman isn’t getting his own film. Ben Affleck will be playing an older version of the Batman we are accustomed to seeing, so maybe that could factor into it. This could mean that he could have more of a supporting role in some of the other films. But again, looking at the schedule, WB plans on releasing at least three DC Comic films each year, which could mean that we could see a Batman solo film after Man of Steel 2.
Remember all of this is unconfirmed and is just a rumor. But all should be revealed this year at Comic-Con.