This past year and a half has been a taxing one for Warner Bros. and the DC Extended Universe. While Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad were unquestionable box office hits, there definitely seemed to be this feeling that those movies weren’t as great as fans hoped they would be. What’s more, DC Films seemed to be in a constant state of chaos with their films in development. From the inability to lock down a director for The Flash to the hemming and hawing of Ben Affleck to actually helm The Batman (and we all know he eventually dropped out).
Ever couple months, there would be news of a new DC Extended Universe film — despite the fact that it was no longer clear what the status of the original slate of films was beyond Aquaman. More than anything, all the news coming out of there really just seemed to confuse fans. Recently, there was a report that stated the studio would be waiting to see the performance of Justice League before moving forward with the rest of their universe, but it looks like they may still be taking some preemptive action.
Ahead of San Diego Comic-Con, Warner Bros. has put two dates on hold for upcoming DCEU films in the year 2020. These dates are February 14 and June 5. There’s no word on what these films can be just yet, and there’s a pool of about four films that it can be. Let’s run them down.
The Batman is a possibility, as director Matt Reeves is on a hot streak after the success of War for the Planet of the Apes. However, given that he said they are starting over again on the script, there’s still a possibility the film will hit on 2021, but if they iron everything out in the next year, it is a distinct possibility.
Wonder Woman 2 seems like a given. Wonder Woman has turned into one of 2017’s success stories, and as such, a three-year or two-and-a-half year turnaround seems more than possible, especially since there have been recent reports of director Patty Jenkins and Geoff Johns working hard at a treatment for the sequel. Plus, as cheesy as it sounds, since Wonder Woman is a hero who fights for love, a Valentines Day release doesn't sound too farfetched.
Other potentials include Suicide Squad 2 and Gotham City Sirens, but given how little we know about those films, it’s really hard to say -- though we can also see the marketing brilliance in ironically slating Gotham City Sirens for Valentines Day.
What movies do you think Warner Bros. will throw in those slots? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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