You asked for it and you got it. DC Comics and Warner Bros announced their film plans for the next six years. So unless the Earth trips over its axis and goes hurtling out into space, we are well set on superhero movies for the foreseeable future.
As I mentioned in my two previous posts, Marvel appears to be full steam ahead with Civil War. Then at some point Thanos will show up so that Captain America and Iron Man will stop fighting one another, bro-hug it out, and save the universe.
Anyhoo. Some of the DC films on the list come as no surprize. We’ve known about Dwayne Johnson playing Black Adam in Shazam, but now we have a date: April 5, 2019. That’s what, thirty months away? What about leap year? Now I’m confused.
We also knew that David Ayer (Fury) will direct Suicide Squad. I am intrigued by this film. This could be a modern day Dirty Dozen. Word on the street is that they are looking at A-list talent to fill the roles, so that counts me out. Maybe if Guillermo del Toro ever gets Justice League Dark off the ground… It would have been so weird to have JL Dark before Justice League proper.
Weird, but very cool.
The best news may be that Wonder Woman is getting a solo film a few months prior to Justice League. Yay! I had thought that DC/WB were going to have Darkseid be the Big Bad in Justice League and somehow tie it in to the backstory of the Amazons. Maybe Darkseid and the New Gods attacked Earth many millenia ago and were defeated by Zeus and the Greek gods, and now they have returned. I guess that’s why I’m writing a blog and they are making fat wads of cash.
It was no major shock when we found out that Jason Momoa would be Aquaman, but who knew he would get a solo film? That brings us to the Flash. The new series is brilliant; all two episodes aired up to this point, but there is no crossover between TV and movies in the DC universe. Thank God. The biggest shock, to me anyway, was when it was announced that Ezra Miller would be portraying the Scarlet Speedster. Squee! I loved him as Patrick in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, which is one of my favorite films of the past ten years. What we don’t know is which version of the Flash he will be.
That brings us to 2020 which gives us a Cyborg solo film, and the long awaited Green Lantern movie. Wait… What did you say? The Green Lantern film is a reboot? How can it be a reboot? There was a previous GL movie? Funny, I don’t seem to recall it.