Upcoming DC Movies: The Batman, Aquaman 2, The Flash, Black Adam and more
Move On Marvel: The list of upcoming DC movies starring Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman is very long and full of interesting titles. A new Caped Crusader, played by Robert Pattinson, will protect Gotham City in The Batman, while the next Man of Steel will be Black. And Wonder Woman 3 will reunite Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins for another lasso-tastic adventure.
Upcoming DC films also include introductions of new superheroes, such as Black Adam. And a bunch of projects are in development centered around Batgirl, Zatanna, and Nightwing.
Here’s a look at all of the upcoming DC movies, including those that are still in the early stages of development.
Upcoming DC Movies with Release Dates
The suicide squad (August 6, 2021)
Director James Gunn is taking a hiatus from his Guardians of the Galaxy role to reboot this title. Margot Robbie returns as Harley Quinn, as does Viola Davis as Amanda Walker and Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag. But otherwise, it’s a new team that comes together. Idris Elba as Robert DuBois / Bloodsport, John Cena as Peacemaker and Peter Capaldi as Thinker will join in the villainous entertainment this time around.
The Batman (March 4, 2022)
Robert Pattinson has been going the indie route since his Twilight days… until he signed up to play Batman. The film, from director Matt Reeves, has been in the works for years – so long that Ben Affleck was originally going to star in it. He pulled away, allowing Reeves to find a younger dark knight. The story is said to be set in the second year of Bruce Wayne’s time as Batman and it’s a noir thriller that sees him investigate a series of crimes committed by The Riddler.
Black adam (July 29, 2022)
Dwayne Johnson looks so much like a superhero that you’d expect him to have played a few before. Instead, he’s embarking on his first superhero movie – as a villain. He plays the role of Teth-Adam, in a role described as a modern anti-hero. The film will also feature the Justice Society of America, including the characters of Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo), Dr. Fate, Hawkman (Aldis Hodge) and Cyclone (Quintessa Swindell).
Flash (November 4, 2022)
The Ezra Miller vehicle has been in the works for as long as The Batman, with directors joining and leaving the project through a revolving door. But IT’s Andy Muschietti finally took the helm. And it brings the multiverse to the DC Extended Universe, with Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck returning as their versions of Batman. The Flash also brings Supergirl into the mix, played by Sasha Calle.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (December 16, 2022)
James Wan’s Aquaman became the highest-grossing DC movie of all time, so a sequel was a no-brainer. All of the major cast are back, including Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry / Aquaman, Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Orm, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta. . Filming begins this summer.
Shazam! Wrath of the Gods (June 2, 2023)
The first movie, starring Zachary Levi as the titular superhero, was a success, so DC naturally placed a sequel on the fast lane. The pandemic has slowed things down, but the film is moving forward. The main cast, including the teenage actors, will be back. And joining the fold are Helen Mirren as villainous Hespera and Lucy Liu as Kalypso.
Upcoming DC Movies in Development
Wonder woman 3
Patty Jenkins will return to write and direct, with Gal Gadot on board to reprise her role as Diana Prince. It will take place nowadays.
Untitled Superman reboot
Ta-Nehisi Coates is attached to script writing, with JJ Abrams in production. Warner Bros. would be looking for a black director and a black star to play the Man of Steel.
A film centered around Kara Zor-El / Supergirl, with Sasha Calle, who will be introduced as the character of The Flash (2022).
The mighty witch can finally get the spotlight. Emerald Fennell, writer and up-and-coming director of Young Woman, is tasked with writing the screenplay and the film will be produced by JJ Abrams’ production company Bad Robot.
DC’s first Latino superhero film is set to begin filming in fall 2021, with Angel Manuel Soto directing Gareth Dunnet-Alocer’s screenplay.
The project first saw the light of day because Joss Whedon wanted to make it happen. Even after leaving the project, Warner Bros. did not let him die on the vine. The studio hired directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (Bad Boys for Life) to direct it.
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Director Chris McKay (LEGO Batman Movie) is attached to the realization from a script by Bill Dubuque. However, very little has happened with the project since 2018.
Untitled Jared Leto Joker Movie
Also in 2018, Warner Bros. revealed that he plans to do an independent Joker movie with Leto (separate from the one with Joaquin Phoenix). But we don’t know if this is really moving forward.
Dark Justice League
This project, which revolves around the titular team that fights magical and supernatural forces, has been in existence since 2016. Guillermo del Toro and Doug Liman have both come and gone. The latest news is that JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions is developing ideas for a Justice League Dark universe, starting with an HBO Max TV series.