Most observers put two and two together back in 2014 by comparing the announced release years for Warner Bros’ upcoming superhero properties with the previously unveiled dates for its “untitled” superhero films, and since then the dates have been taken for granted as set. But today the studio has made at least some of it official, announcing release dates for both Wonder Woman and the giant crossover pic Justice League Part One. As expected, Wonder Woman will hit theaters June 23, 2017, and Justice League Part One will follow later that year on November 17.
The confirmation comes two days after Warner Bros released the first concept art for Justice League, featuring Superman (Henry Cavill), Batman (Ben Affleck), and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) along with Aquaman (Jason Momoa), The Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) as they’ll appear in their respective films. The characters will be assembled onscreen for the first time when Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice premieres March 25.
Wonder Woman stars Gadot as the Amazon warrior and feminist icon created by William Moulton Marston, along with Chris Pine as longtime comic book love interest, U.S. Army intelligence officer Steve Trevor, and Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Wonder Woman’s mother. As revealed in the first teaser for the film released on Tuesday and seen here at the top of the page, the film is departing somewhat from long-standing lore by setting her first appearance among the world of mortals during World War I rather than World War II.
For those of you keeping track, Wonder Woman and Justice League Part One will be the fourth and fifth films in the so-called DC Extended Universe: they follow 2013’s Superman origin story Man Of Steel, the upcoming Batman V. Superman, and Suicide Squad, due August 5.
Warner Bros has yet to set dates for subsequent films in the meta franchise. But following Justice League Part One are The Flash, and Aquaman, both in 2018. The next year will see Shazam!, which has yet to cast its lead but has landed Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as villain Black Adam, and Justice League Part Two. In 2020, the franchise will be further expanded with Cyborg and Green Lantern.