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What The Official Live-Action DC Slate Looks Like Right Now

 

The DC Extended Universe hasn’t exactly been the most reliably-entertaining one under the sun. The first two films were divisive at best, the third films was panned all-around, and Justice League was a flop of epic proportions. Out of its five films, only two (Wonder Woman, Aquaman) can objectively be seen as true successes, as they received both critical and financial success.

For the longest time, one big question mark has been The Batman. It’s been in the works for years, and for a while, Ben Affleck was attached to develop, direct, and star in the project. But on the heels of Batman v Superman‘s failure, his involvement moving forward seemed unlikely at best. Just yesterday, it was confirmed that he was out and that we’d be getting a new Batman film in 2021, so I figured it was as good of a time as any to revisit the slate we know about for the live-action DC films

Keep in mind, this includes Joker — a standalone movie set outside the DC Extended Universe. But, seeing as it’s live-action, I figured we’d include it. So, as far official dated movies, here’s what we’re looking at:

Shazam!: April 5, 2019
Joker: October 4, 2019
Birds of Prey: February 7, 2020
Wonder Woman 1984: June 5, 2020
The Batman: June 25, 2021
The Suicide Squad: August 6, 2021

And just for the sake of being completionists, here’s what the slate looked like as introduced by Warner Bros. back in 2014:

Shazam: 2019
Justice League 2: 2019
Cyborg: 2020
Green Lantern: 2020

It’s pretty interesting to see what projects stuck, what projects didn’t, and just how much things have changed since they’ve actually dug into their world.

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Of course, these aren’t all the DC projects in the works. At some level, we have Aquaman 2, Black Adam, Cyborg, The Flash, New Gods, Nightwing, Gotham City Sirens, Batgirl, Green Lantern Corps., Deathstroke, Justice League Dark, and even more. However, at this stage, it is unclear if previous development rumors surrounding films like Man of Steel 2, Blue Beetle, or Supergirl even hold true these days.

If nothing else, the DC Extended Universe can really be seen as a high-profile look at the inner workings of the film business. How they develop, announce, cancel, rework, and shift around projects seemingly on a whim. This is something that’s always been a part of the biz, but in the internet age, it’s really come front-and-center in an interesting way.

Which DC film are you looking forward to most? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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