DC Comics publisher Jim Lee shared his excitement for the upcoming Batman and Suicide Squad films this weekend at his C2E2 panel.
It’s no secret that DC had a rough start in bringing their characters onto the big screen in the wake of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s immense success. Since 2017’s Justice League, Warner Bros., the studio behind DC, has been doing some adequate restructuring to bring the brand back to prominence. It appears that their efforts are being respected as DC Comics publisher Jim Lee is excited for the upcoming films DC has coming out, which include Matt Reeves’ The Batman and James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad.
Speaking at C2E2 this weekend, DC’s Jim Lee teased the cinematic projects DC has coming out in the near future. Of course everyone is thinking about Batman, but Jim Lee also reminded fans that Wonder Woman 1984, The Suicide Squad, and Black Adam are all in various stages of development. Jim Lee also took a moment to thank Walter Hamada for his creative efforts who was appointed as the President of DC films in 2018.
“We’ve been working on the slate. We have an amazing Batman movie, Suicide Squad is just killer, and Black Adam next year. These are all just next year with Wonder Woman ’84, which has tremendous momentum from the first movie that was amazing. So there’s a lot of great positive things happening as that universe continues to move on. I think next year will be the first time ever that we’ll have three theatrical releases in one year. And Walter Hamada’s in charge of DC Films. He’s a great partner. Loves DC. Super creative. Great relationships with filmmakers. So we’re very positive and hopeful for the future of the DC Extended Universe.”
The upcoming slate of DC films is the most diverse line-up seen in years. With films from directors from various backgrounds, DC is on its way to make their films unique both in front of and behind the camera. Beyond that, they’ve been making a solid effort to breathe new life into their their already existing franchises like Batman and Suicide Squad with fresh and new directors. With The Batman and The Suicide Squad in the pipeline, DC is sure to have a couple of huge hits on their hand.
What are your thoughts on Jim Lee’s comments? Are you excited to see DC’s upcoming films like The Batman and The Suicide Squad?
While full plot details on The Batman are currently under wraps it is known that the film will center around a young Bruce Wayne and feature a Rogues’ Gallery of villains that includes Catwoman, The Penguin, and The Riddler and is rumored to be based on Batman: The Long Halloween. The upcoming Matt Reeves film is said to focus on Batman’s early years and will make use of the character’s detective skills more so than any previous film. It is expected to be the first chapter in a new trilogy with Robert Pattinson as Batman.
The Batman opens in theaters on June 25, 2021.