Warner Brothers Unveils Full Slate of DC Universe Movies Including The Flash Starring Ezra Miller

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Earlier this year, Warner Brothers announced that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice would be moving to March 25th, 2016 and at the same time they laid out release dates for nine other untitled DC movies through to 2020. Although there were plenty of hints being dropped about what these movies might be, Warner Brothers remained pretty tight-lipped about their plans for the DC Universe even at Comic-Con. Now finally this week Warner Bros. Chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara revealed their full line-up of upcoming DC movies at an investors meeting. While some of these projects were already known to be pretty likely (ie. Suicide Squad, Shazam, Aquaman), most had yet to be confirmed. As it stands right now, their upcoming release schedule is as follows:

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice directed by Zack Snyder — March 25, 2016
  • Suicide Squad directed by David Ayer — Aug. 5, 2016
  • Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot — June 23, 2017
  • Justice League: Part One directed by Zack Snyder — Nov. 10, 2017
  • The Flash starring Ezra Miller — March 23, 2018
  • Aquaman starring Jason Momoa — July 27, 2018
  • Shazam starring Dwayne Johnson — April 5, 2019
  • Justice League: Part Two directed by Zack Snyder — June 14, 2019
  • Cyborg starring Ray Fisher — April 3, 2020
  • Green Lantern — June 19, 2020

In addition, they also announced that there would be a new trilogy of Harry Potter films based on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them coming in 2016, 2018 and 2020 respectively.

Either way, the biggest news here is probably the announcement that Ezra Miller (We Need to Talk About Kevin) will be playing The Flash. The Green Lantern movie is expected to be a reboot but at this point we still do not know who will be taking over for Ryan Reynolds. Notably absent from this list is Joseph Gordon Levitt’s Sandman movie and The Legion of Super-Heroes, which was previously rumoured as a possibility. What do you think about this line-up? Which DC movies are you most looking forward to?

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  • Jameson

    Ezra Miller was pretty creepy in We Need To Talk About Kevin, so it’s difficult for me to picture him as The Flash. They’re actually doing a pretty good job with the character on the TV show. But as is, this isn’t a bad lineup. I’ll be more interested when I find out who’s directing/writing the projects.

  • Jonny Ashley

    I really hope its called Justice League: Part One and Justice League: Part Two

  • This just makes me bored already. I expect to enjoy 2-3 of 9, similar to the Marvel movies. I think the worst part is breaking a Harry Potter spin off into 3, just reeks of cash grab.

  • ECONOMYpolitica

    That Ed Benes art is badass. Wish he and Mark Verheiden just stayed on Superman forever. Everything after that has sucked.

  • filmstache

    These sound like movies that will be better 20 years from now, when comic book movies are gone forever, hopefully.

  • Tommy

    I like the idea of Ayer on Suicide Squad.

  • PlanBFromOuterSpace

    Based on his performance in “Kevin”, I had him pegged for Green Arrow.

    *rimshot*

  • PlanBFromOuterSpace

    I fully expect “Cyborg” to get bumped back when it’s revealed that the
    “Untitled Marvel Project” that’s slated to be released that very same
    week will actually be “Squirrel Girl”, which of course will be a
    spin-off of 2018’s most successful film, “The Great Lakes Avengers”.

  • theo

    after seeing We Need to Talk About Kevin, and The Perks of Being a Wallflower, I would of pictured Ezra Miller playing a crazy joker. but also after seeing beware of the gonzo, I can totally see him playing the Flash. either way I think he’s a great actor.

  • Stinker

    I Like Nolans Batman, Men of Steel was not a mess but close to it and i read only Not DC Comics. So for me it is just a bunch of Big Budget dark and brooding Block Buster, and looking at the track record of Warner and DC, well wait until the 1st April 2015 to see if it was only a Joke or a real plan.

  • ReelJunkie

    I like the casting of Ezra Miller as The Flash

  • Xidor

    I thought there was going to be another stand alone Man of Steel film. Do they think the Superman isn’t strong enough for his own film again?

  • Sean

    I believe they also stated that standalone Superman and Batman movies are also in the works, they just haven’t been scheduled yet.

  • Dstrbpx

    A great indie actor like Ezra Miller has to whore himself out for this kind of corporate trash now?!? Fuck… this is sad.

  • Anthony

    Half of these will be delayed and/or cancelled.

  • Jameson

    That’s horrible. But also hilarious.

  • PlanBFromOuterSpace

    And he’ll make more for this than all of those other movies combined. Be happy for him. Holy shit…

  • PlanBFromOuterSpace

    Sorry, I swear I’d replied to Dstrbpx’s comment. But yeah, fuck Miller for wanting to have a higher profile and make a better living, right?

  • PlanBFromOuterSpace

    Remember a couple years back when archers in movies were all the rage? This movie never got mentioned in those conversations. Ironically, they DIDN’T feel the need to talk about Kevin.