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Warner Bros. may release seven DC Comics movies in two years

Warner Bros. may release seven DC Comics movies in two years


'Man of Steel 2,' Shazam, and a Flash/Green Lantern crossover on the way?

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Warner Bros. is reportedly planning to launch a complete DC Comics movie universe in an attempt to emulate Marvel's success. Former Deadline editor Nikki Finke's new site,, claims the studio will announce a wide range of new films at San Diego Comic-Con in July, including formal confirmation of the standalone Wonder Woman movie and Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Sandman adaptation.

The plans are said to also include a Shazam (Captain Marvel) project for next summer, a joint Flash and Green Lantern movie for late 2017, and a Man of Steel sequel for the following year. Together with Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and the Justice League movie, the reported schedule would see Warner Bros. release seven DC movies between May 2016 and May 2018:

  • May 2016: Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • July 2016: Shazam (Captain Marvel)
  • Christmas 2016: The Sandman
  • May 2017: Justice League
  • July 2017: Wonder Woman
  • Christmas 2017: Flash and Green Lantern
  • May 2018: Man of Steel 2

Finke reports that Batman v. Superman was delayed so as to provide a "launching pad" for the Justice League, with the projects set to feature multiple cameos from the comics universe in a similar fashion to Marvel movies like Iron Man and The Avengers. Arranging contracts for each superhero, including options for future movies, will have been a complex process. However, the plans are said to be "in flux," so it's very possible all of this may not transpire in time for Comic-Con.