Today was the shareholder talk for Warner Bros. and The Wall Street Journal‘s Ben Fritz reported some pretty awesome details from the call on Twitter. The studio has announced upcoming plans for some superhero films starting with Suicide Squad, to be released after their previously announced Batman v Superman which has a planned 2016 release. In 2017 we’ll see Wonder Woman and Justice League, with 2018 following it up with The Flash and Aquaman. Shazam and Justice League 2 are planned for 2019.
Fritz also reports that studio head Kevin Tsujihara says they are also pulling together plans for Cyborg, to be played by Ray Fisher from Batman v Superman, a Green Lantern reboot, and standalone Batman and Superman films.
Ezra Miller has also been cast as The Flash in the 2018 film. Miller is best known for his work in We Need to Talk About Kevin, and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. The Flash has just been launched by the CW as a television series, but there are no plans for the feature film or the show to mesh at all, made all the more clear by the casting of Miller. It was also revealed in the meeting that Dwayne Johnson will play Black Adam in Shazam, and Jason Momoa will be Aquaman.
DC Comics has really been stepping up their game with movie plans and it’s desperately needed if they wish to compete with the mammoth that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Perhaps these films will give them the leg up they need, but we can’t help but wonder if it was a good idea to not take advantage of the booming audience for The Flash and Arrow that they generated on television.
Which movie are you most excited for, and what do you think of the casting news? Let us know in the comments below!