7 New Superhero Movies from DC Comics
If you haven’t heard already, DC Comics is making it’s return to theaters with Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. Henry Cavill from Man of Steel is back, and Batman will be played by Ben Affleck.
That’s not all DC is rolling out though – It’s just been revealed that along with Warner Bros., the comic book titan is set to release a whole slew of superhero movies in the next four years.
Official announcements and more details are reportedly coming up at Comic Con (July 24-27), but according to Hollywood insider Nikki Finke’s blog, DC has six films on the docket, aside from the aforementioned Dawn of Justice:
July 2016 – Shazam
Fun fact, Shazam was originally called Captain Marvel. Now, why on earth would DC Comics want to change their marketing scheme on that…?
Xmas 2016 – Sandman
May 2017 – Justice League
Here it is, DC’s official answer to Marvel’s The Avengers. How will it stack up against the third-highest grossing movie of all-time?
July 2017 – Wonder Woman
It’s about time she got her own movie! Diana will be played by Gal Gadot, who will also appear in Dawn of Justiceand Justice League. She also played Gisele in the last three Fast and Furiouses, so she’s no stranger to action movies.
Xmas 2017 – Flash + Green Lantern crossover
Flash Lantern? Green Flash? It’ll be interesting to see how this one plays out; the only thing confirmed so far is that Ryan Reynolds will not be reprising his role as Green Lantern.
May 2018 – Man of Steel 2
And so DC comes full circle, with a direct sequel to 2013’s Man of Steel. We can’t wait to see where they’ll go after this!
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