The news came via a simple tweet early this morning:
— Time Warner (@twxcorp) October 15, 2014
As we reported some time back, Warner is planning a slate of DC movies all the way up to 2020. But these are the first specific details of exactly what movies are going to be made.
The ambitious line-up will kick off with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016 as expected. But Warners CEO Kevin Tsujihara, speaking during a Time Warner investors meeting covered live by Deadline, confirmed that there will also be a Suicide Squad movie in 2016.
According to Deadline, WB is “in discussions with four A-list stars” for Suicide Squad. Early word has it that Ryan Gosling, Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Tom Hardy are all in the running.
2017 will see a Wonder Woman movie (ABOUT DAMN TIME) with Gal Gadot and a standalone Justice League film called Justice League Part One (just in case anyone doubts that the movie will have a sequel).
Warners FINALLY confirmed that Jason Momoa is taking on the role of Aquaman in his own movie in 2018. There’s also going to be a Flash movie then – but not with Grant Gustin, who’s currently headlining The Flash TV series. Instead, character actor Ezra Miller will be playing the Scarlet Speedster. Um, okay.
2019 is reserved for the Shazam movie with Dwayne Johnson and a Justice League sequel. And finally, 2020’s slate will see a Cyborg movie (played by Ray Fisher) and a reboot of the ill-fated Green Lantern (2011), which starred Ryan Reynolds.
It’s an ambitious line-up indeed, but this is Hollywood after all, so there’s no guarantee that even half of those movies will be made. It really all depends on how well Batman v Superman does – so let’s see what Warners can do.
What do you think, geeks – will Warners succeed with these 10 DC movies? Tell us!