Warner Brothers has just unveiled its release schedule for movies based on the DC Comics universe. For someone like me who enjoys superhero movies, this is exciting news. On the other hand, I predict that at some point between 2016 and 2020 the movie-going public as a whole will become overwhelmed with superhero movies and even become so sick of them that there will be a backlash against them. How can that be, you ask? First of all, Marvel Comics and Disney have also released their schedule of upcoming movies and it’s even more ambitious than the one below including upcoming Avengers movies and solo films for most of its characters and many new characters. Also, consider that the DC Comics list below does not show solo films for Batman and Superman even though it was announced that they would both be getting their own movies in this time period, but they are not on the list. All this to ask the question; how many superhero movies can the box office support? Only time will tell. For now, let’s get excited about the list below.
- “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” directed by Zack Snyder (2016)
- “Suicide Squad,” directed by David Ayer (2016)
- “Wonder Woman,” starring Gal Gadot (2017)
- “Justice League Part One,” directed by Zack Snyder, with Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Amy Adams reprising their roles (2017)
- “The Flash,” starring Ezra Miller (2018)
- “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa (2018)
- “Shazam” (2019)
- “Justice League Part Two,” directed by Zack Snyder (2019)
- “Cyborg,” starring Ray Fisher (2020)
- “Green Lantern” (2020)
For more info on the Warner Brothers upcoming superhero movies go here.