Marvel Studios is so far ahead of Warner Bros and DC that they couldn’t possibly hope to catch up right? It would take some kind of insane plan that involved putting out, like, three movies a year, right? Oh, wait. That’s apparently what’s going to happen.
According to Nikki Finke, an announcement is due at next month’s San Diego Comic Con regarding WB/DC’s upcoming film slate. Their very ambitious film slate.
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
I find it fascinating that Batman v Superman is no longer Man of Steel 2, it’s more a Justice League 0, for lack of a better term. Also, they really should get moving on Shazam if it’s supposed to come out so soon after a movie that’s already filming.
She goes on to say that the Batman v Superman delay had nothing to do with script issues or Ben Affleck’s injury. According to her source,
“Like Marvel’s The Avengers, there will be cameos of superheroes for future installments. The cameos will include the already known Cyborg and Flash. Green Lantern [not played by Ryan Reynolds, thank god] may be introduced. And Aquaman will be seen in the Justice League movie. Problem is, Warner Bros Pictures was still negotiating with the actors for those cameos and future roles, meaning major contracts for multiple JL/character films to follow. The studio didn’t want to move forward until they had more of this secure so they held off starting production for a few months. Seemingly simple reason, but the implications are pretty darn huge.”
She also makes it a point to say that “a lot of stuff remains in flux,” which probably means some of this might get shuffled around, pushed back, or just quietly disappear (woe be to the WB exec that cancels Wonder Woman, though). One film is notable for its absence, Guillermo del Toro’s Justice League Dark, which he’s been talking up for ages. But then del Toro talking about the development of a project is absolutely no guarantee it’ll actually be made.