Published On: Thu, Oct 16th, 2014

DC Movie News: ‘Wonder Woman’ in 2017, Ezra Miller cast as ‘The Flash,’ schedule grows

At a presentation to investors on Wednesday morning, Warner Bros CEO Kevin Tsujihara revealed his studio’s blockbuster movie slate for the next few years through to 2020, finally confirming the titles for a number of movies based on DC Comics superhero properties: Justice League films, a Wonder Woman movie and much more.

Gal Gadot Wonder Woman concept art Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice photoThe announcement confirms the long-awaited Wonder Woman movie in 2017 as Gal Gadot will reprise the role after 2016′s Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn Of Justice. The announcement also includes the expected Justice League movie — and a sequel — the previously announced Suicide Squad movie, and pictures starring Justice League members Aquaman, Flash, Green Lantern, and Cyborg.

In addition to the DC movies, Tsujihira confirmed Fantastic Beasts movies for 2016, 2018 and 2020, based on a spin-off of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books; and three Lego movies for 2016 through 2018, starting with a Ninjago movie, then the previously announced Lego Batman movie, and finally The Lego Movie 2.

According to a tweet from Time Warner, this slate of DC movies does not preclude the possibility of additional Superman and Batman movies going into production in the same period.

The slate also does not include the Sandman movie, based on Neil Gaiman‘s DC Vertigo comic, which actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt is producing and hopes to star in, or Guillermo Del Toro’s long discussed Justice League Dark project.

Presumably those pictures are not intended to be tentpole blockbuster releases.

Ezra Miller is reportedly been cast as The Flash and will headline the standalone film as well as appear in Justice League.

Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice will arrive in theaters on March 25, 2016.

Shazam, with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Black Adam opens in 2019 – a big change from earlier reports  April 5, 2019 (according to the previous dates released.

Justice League (part one) will open June 23, 2017 and Wonder Woman arriving on November 17, 2017. (They being switched would be a big surprise since JL would be a massive summertime draw) — Justice League part two will arrive in 2019, June 14 with Shazam opening first.

UPDATE: According to Collider, Wonder Woman opens June 23, 2017 with Justice League opening on the November 17 date.

The Flash (now with Ezra Miller) and Aquaman (starring Jason Momoa) will open in 2018. The dates mentioned are March 23, 2018 and July 27, 2018 but there is no clear picture of which is first.  UPDATE: Collider says The Flash is first, then Aquaman.

Suicide Squad, with director David Ayer is reportedly set for 2016, presumably the August 5, 2016 slot.

Cyborg, starring Ray Fisher, comes to theaters in 2020 as well as a Green Lantern film. The dates are April 3, 2020 and June 19, 2020.

Ninjago is set for September 23, 2016

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  • Untitled WB Event Film – November 16, 2018 — Fantastic Beasts 2?
  • Untitled Animated Film – Memorial Day 2019 — Lego Movie 2?
  • Untitled WB Event Film – November 20, 2020 — Fantastic Beasts 3?

A standalone Affleck Batman film was linked to 2019 – more HERE and another Henry Cavill Superman film hasn’t found a slot in the schedule.

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