Nikki Finke, a former reporter for Deadline.com who has now launched her own website Nikkifinke.com, has just recently possibly leaked the release schedule for Warner Bros’ line of DC films.
If the real deal, which should be confirmed or not by Comic Con, then holy wow am I excited folks!!
Let’s get to it shall we.
May 2016- Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice
July 2016- Shazam
Xmas 2016- Sandman
May 2017- Justice League
July 2017- Wonder Woman
Xmas 2017- Flash/Green Lantern Team-Up
May 2018- Man of Steel 2
Deep breathes Dale, deep breathes.
We of course already knew about ‘Batman V Superman’ (which I personally cannot wait for) and we knew about Justice League, those have already been confirmed.
‘Shazam’ could be intriguing, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has already said he’s in a DC movie and he has been long rumoured to play Black Adam, Shazam’s nemesis. The story of a boy who gets to transform into an ultimate, optimistic superhero is something that could really resonate with many fans, yours truly here included.
‘Sandman’ is a mythology that is ripe for a film series adaptation, so dark and moody, a completely unique experience unlike anything else, Neil Gaiman’s masterpiece of genius apparently has Joseph Gordon-Levitt attached to both star and direct.
‘Justice League’ I have waited for my entire life. As much as I love the Avengers, they have NOTHING on the Justice League for me, and I’m not trying to start a flame war here, that’s just my personal opinion folks, I love both Marvel and DC, but at the end of the day, the DC characters just resonate with me more. But I still love BOTH!!
At long last, a solo ‘Wonder Woman’ film. This would make so many people happy, the third part of the DC Trinity finally receiving her own cinematic portrayal, and what a mythology she has.This has huge potential. Though first I still need to be convinced of Gal Gadot’s casting.
Quite possibly my favourite part of this list, a Flash/Green Lantern buddy cop movie. WOW. Just wow. Imagine Lethal Weapon, but with super powers. TAKE MY MONEY NOW WARNER BROS!!!!!
And finally, something that will make many Superman and ‘Man of Steel’ fans happy, an actual solo sequel to ‘Man of Steel’, because frankly, ‘Dawn of Justice’ is not a sequel to ‘Man of Steel‘, it’s just the next film in the DC Cinematic Universe. There’s a difference. It’s like ‘The Incredible Hulk’ to ‘Iron Man’. Yeah, Tony Stark’s in it, and it’s directly after ‘Iron Man’, but it’s not ‘Iron Man 2’, it’s just the second film setting up the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
And you know what, while it’s not a competition (because it’s not folks), we can love all of the movies, but with a lot of people always saying “Marvel are so far ahead of DC, and DC really needs to catch up with Marvel”, firstly, no they don’t, let Warner Bros/DC take their time and do their own thing, and secondly, if this schedule is true, then DC just walked up to Marvel’s door, knocked on it and brought it. Because this is a damn fine list of movies and I AM EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It’s great to be in the Golden Age of Superhero Movies.
Now granted, it all depends on who writes, directs and stars in these films, but as of right now, all of my thoughts are positive.
We shall find out at Comic Con if, ultimately, this is true or not, but damn I sure do hope it is.
Sound off with your thoughts in the comments below folks.