Check out this write-up from Coming Soon that gives us THREE DC films a year starting in 2016 to begin building their film universe. The next two projects, according to the report, is a solo Captain Marvel/Shazam movie, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman (which I maintain cannot be done in a film). Interestingly enough, if we didn’t already not consider Batman v. Superman a sequel to Man of Steel, Man of Steel 2 is on the slate for 2018. Looks like we’re going to be seeing two Marvel films, three DC films and a Star Wars film every year by 2016. Just…WOW.
A rumored lineup of DC Comics feature films has hit today at the just-launched NikkiFinke.com, suggesting that, at July’s Comic-Con International, Warner Bros. will officially announce their superhero slate through 2018! Following Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice on May 6, 2016, will be, according to Finke, a Shazam! solo film in July 2016, the Joseph Gordon-Levitt Sandman film the following December, Zack Snyder’s Justice League in May 2017, a Wonder Woman film in July, 2017, a surprise Flash and Green Lantern team-up film Christmas of 2017 and a direct Man of Steel sequel in May, 2018!
Finke goes on to claim that Justice Leaguers appearing in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice include, in addition to Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Cyborg, the Flash and a non-Ryan Reynolds Green Lantern. She also suggests that Aquaman will debut in Justice League.
All of this should be taken with a grain of salt for the time being, but, if this schedule pans out, it would mean that Warner Bros. is going full force opposite Marvel Studios, upping their output to three superhero films a year. Of course, it’s a safe bet that Marvel will have a few surprises announcements of its own in July.