Much has changed in the nearly three years since Warner Bros. introduced a slate of films that would form the foundation of the DC Extended Universe. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman have been released, to varying degrees of success, target dates have shifted, and several new movies have been put into development.
What began as an ambitious plan to release 10 DC Comics-based movies between 2016 and 2020 has transformed into something far more grandiose, with sequels, spinoffs and even a potential new banner separate from the DCEU for projects starring different actors in iconic DC roles. In the past week alone, two more potential movies, each featuring The Joker, have been added to the mix.
There's a lot going on with Warner Bros.' DC movie plans, so we survey the rapidly cinematic landscape, from the November-debuting Justice League to a bevy of films that don't yet have release dates, or even writers or directors.
Justice League and Its Sequel
Spinning out of the events of 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League opens with a world still in mourning following the death of the Man of Steel (don't worry, it's only temporary), and Batman and Wonder Woman assembling a team of metahumans to face Steppenwolf and his invasion force from Apokolips.
Director Zack Snyder stepped aside in May after a family tragedy, leaving Joss Whedon to oversee what have been characterized as extensive reshoots, Justice League will fully establish Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg ahead of their respective solo films, and resurrect Henry Cavill's Superman. Plenty of fans also have their fingers crossed that Steppenwolf's mention of "No Lanterns" in the trailer is no mere Easter egg, but rather foreshadows the introduction of a Green Lantern into the DC Extended Universe. Justice League arrives in theaters Nov. 17, with a sequel originally announced for 2019, with Snyder directing. However, the film was moved to another, unspecified date late last year, reportedly to make room for The Batman.
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- Aquaman, Wonder Woman 2, Shazam! & Black Adam
- Cyborg, Green Lantern Corps, Flashpoint and The Batman
- Suicide Squad 2 and Its Spinoffs (Plus The Joker)
- Man of Steel 2, Justice League Dark, Nightwing & Batgirl