Warner Bros. dropped a dazzling reveal of their DC superhero blockbuster plan in a shareholder meeting Wednesday morning, announcing the ten tentpoles coming through 2020. Led off by Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, the DC cinematic universe will continue with Suicide Squad directed by David Ayer also in 2016. The next year Gal Gadot will get a standalone Wonder Woman flick before Justice League Part 1 reunites Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, and Amy Adams.
In 2018, DC fans will be introduced to two new superheroes: Ezra Miller, impressive in We Need To Talk About Kevin and The Perks of Being A Wallflower, will star in The Flash while Game of Thrones‘ Jason Momoa will lead Aquaman.
Shazam will hit in 2019 starring The Rock as Black Adam. Justice League – Part 2 will also arrive that year from director Zack Snyder. The cybernetically-enhanced Cyborg, a member of the Justice League in DC comics lore, gets his own standalone in 2020 with newcomer Ray Fisher starring. And finally, a Green Lantern film – yes, another – is slated to open in 2020, nine years after Ryan Reynolds donned the power ring.
These are the tentpole releases that WB staked claim to in August when the studio finally stepped up to match Disney and Marvel in the superhero movie race. Also joining the spandex fray are Sony and Fox, whose Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, and X-Men flicks will add to a combined 30 tentpole comic book movies in the next six years.