By Matt Brown
On October 15, DC Comics announced its next 10 movies, due out between 2015 and 2020. First up is Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. BvS has been public knowledge for months now, but for those of you who don’t know much about it, here is an update. The movie is set to be released next year and is directed by Zack Snyder (Man of Steel). It will feature Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) as Superman squaring off against Ben Affleck (Argo) as Batman. The film will also have Wonder Woman, played by Gal Gadot (Fast Five); Aquaman, played by Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones); and Lex Luthor, played by Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network).
For those who like their comics animated, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, is due out on DVD on January 27. The movie brings “the Aquaman origin story to animated life,” according to Warner Bros. website. “Aquaman is forced to choose sides between the Justice League and Atlantis, when Atlantean warriors begin a war to conquer the surface world, starting with the coastal cities of Gotham and Metropolis.”
Suicide Squad is due in 2016, directed by David Ayer (End of Watch). Suicide Squad follows a group of anti-heroes in a prison that is approached by the US Government to do missions in exchange for freedom. The cast has not been announced yet, but Ryan Gosling and Will Smith are rumored to have roles. Also in 2016 will be Wonder Woman with Gal Gadot. Wonder Woman will be one of the only superhero movies with a female lead. Not much about the plot or the cast has been revealed.
2017 will see Justice League Part 1 released, directed by Zack Snyder. Not much has been said about this movie, so we can only assume it will be about the establishment of the Justice League. This movie is set to have Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams (American Hustle) as Lois Lane and Ray Fisher as Cyborg. Also rumored to take part are Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot and Ezra Miller (Perks of Being a Wallflower) as The Flash.
The Flash with Ezra Miller will come to theaters in 2018. This will be the very first live action Flash solo movie. The movie is said to be about the origin of Flash. Also in 2018 will be Aquaman with Jason Momoa. Nothing about this movie has been confirmed yet though.
In 2019, Shazam will star Dwayne Johnson as the villain Black Adam. No other cast members have been announced yet. Next will be Justice League Part 2 directed by Zack Snyder. This movie is rumored to have Batman, Superman, The Flash, Aquaman and Wonder Woman roles.
In 2020, Cyborg with Ray Fisher comes out, as does Green Lantern. No details have been announced about these films.
Featured photo credit to @ZackSnyder.