’Wonder Woman’ Gets New Release Date; 2 New Untitled DC Films Scheduled

Wonder Woman

The DC Extended Universe is just starting to come to life as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is now out in theaters and we are only a few months away from the release of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad film which will be released this fall. We got plenty of exciting films coming out from the world of DC Comics and it looks like we just got a few additional things to look forward to from Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news today that Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot as Diana Prince a.k.a.  the iconic Amazon Princess, has been moved up from June 23, 2017 to June 2, 2017 which means that we will be getting Themyscira’s heroine a bit earlier than expected. The film is being directed by Patty Jenkins and will also feature Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Ewen Bremner, Saïd Taghmaoui, Elena Anaya and Lucy Davis. But that is not all as Hollywood Reporter also revealed that Warner Bros. Pictures has scheduled two new untitled DC Comics films on October 5, 2018 and November 1, 2019. One of them could be the sequel to Suicide Squad as the film has already been greenlit for a second installment with Ayer and Will Smith (who will be playing Floyd Lawton a.k.a. Deadshot) set to return to.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is now out in theaters featuring Gadot as Wonder Woman.

Suicide Squad comes out on August 5 starring Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Will Smith, Cara Delevingne and Viola Davis.

Wonder Woman is now set to come out on June 2, 2017 with Justice League: Part 1 on November 17, 2017.

The Flash, starring Ezra Miller, will be released on March 16, 2018 followed by Aquaman starring Jason Momoa on July 27, 2018.

Shazam, starring Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam, is currently set for April 5, 2019, followed by Justice League: Part 2 on June 14, 2019.

Last, but not least, Cyborg, starring Ray Fisher as Victor Stone a.k.a. Cyborg, will be out on April 3, 2020 and Green Lantern Corps will follow it on June 19, 2020.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.

  • JNAZ

    One of them is definitely The Batman. I’m hoping the other is a MOS sequel but it probably is a Suicide Squad sequel. Either way, 3 DC Movies in 2018 and 2019 is awesome!

  • delta_one

    Oh man, this is exactly what I wanted to hear. I was a little worried we wouldn’t see The Batman for quite a while considering DC had already provided a schedule of the upcoming movies. I hope we get it soon!

    • Steve Steve

      Really..? Untitled DC films in October 2018 and November 2019… This is the same half-hearted BS WB has been pulling for 20 years!

      It’s good that you’re happy, but I refuse to be excited until they actually have a start-date for filming Batman. I would say the entire slate, post Wonder Woman, is in question. Even the JL movie that starts shooting on Monday (or whatever) can’t be trusted to come in November next year…

      • LSB

        To be fair, they announced Suicide Squad, and MOS, and BvS, Wonder Woman, and now JL. And they all are coming out when they said they would minus BvS. So you can say NOW they mean what they say.

        • Steve Steve

          JL is coming, there is no doubt. I doubt the release date they have on the calendar. Perhaps they will make adjustments to JL, like they did with BvS, that require more post-production.

          The later films are also in question. JL2 may not be directed by Snyder, and may be reworked, forcing a later release. Aquaman seems like it will be ready to go, but Flash doesn’t have a director yet, and there are rumors they’ll do a Flash/Cyborg crossover instead. That would probably eliminate the Cyborg film. Shazam was always in doubt because they announced the film and it’s villain five years in advance. I bet Dwayne plays Lobo and WB scraps Shazam. Green Lantern Corp could move up or stay or be cancelled, it’s hard to say.

          The core problem they have is the lack of over-arcing narrative or direction. This will cause all of their future films to be subject to whatever story evolves as they release their slate. The only movies they can do safely are sudo-prequels (WW and probably Batman) or self-contained stories (Suicide Squad, Aquaman) that don’t impose on whatever central story they want to tell, but haven’t settled on.

          • Space Voldemort

            How exactly do you know all of this. I have heard that Geoff Johns is heading up the story building for the future of the DCEU. Being a comic fan if there is one thing I know about Johns its that he knows how to build a large and epic story and make it compelling. Large group stories and world building have kinda been his thing for like the last ten years or more.

          • Steve Steve

            Everything I’ve said above is based on reasonable deduction based on the history of WB and the reports on the DCEU.

            Geoff Johns may be the creative lead (pretty sure you’re correct) for the DCEU, but he is not a film producer. He won’t hold much sway over the producers and other executives at WB.

          • SAMURAI36

            You mean the rumors that people like you cook up? There are no “reports”. Unless it comes from the mouths of the people who are responsible for making this stuff, then it should be taken as complete BS.

          • Steve Steve

            “Brain trust.” Therein lies the fundamental problem with their studio model. BRAIN TRUST is simply another phrase for COMMITTEE. Their organization is run by this committee, and there doesn’t appear to be anyone with authority over this committee.

            Any successful organization needs a (as in singular) leader. Committees produce schedules that are full of maybes. Committees make films that lack a strong central narrative …BvS (save your reply to this statement for your rebuttal on that other page). Committees consistently fail to produce when they are left to their own devices.

            Kevin Feige is the leader of his organization. He built a cohesive plan for his film slate that would go on to inspire the modern “shared cinematic universe” phenomenon. His sensibilities and focus on hiring talented storytellers lead to the golden age of CBM we now enjoy. He stood up to the CEO to fight for appropriate budgets for the films. He brokered a massive deal to maintain RDJ in spite of said CEO’s strict cost-control mentality. He successfully extracted his studio from the creative COMMITTEE that is responsible for much of the hackneyed universe building in the MCU. Kevin Feige has saved Marvel Studios from so many failings over their brief decade of self-financing. Nobody is there to save DC.

            The DCEU needs a leader who will choose a path and make the creative committee focus on it. They need a leader who will tell the WB execs to back-off when necessary. Someone who will reign-in directors and talent when necessary. Until they find someone, their slate will continue to struggle for the success it should be achieving.

            To be clear, I’m not differentiating based on intellectual property here. I have loved Batman and Superman for decades. I never considered Iron Man, Thor or Captain America to be significant heroes. If Feige (or another strong leader) were running DC studios and Marvel was struggling under WB (or any studio), I would be championing the DC method, and criticizing the Marvel approach.

            (also, I’m blathering on this fansite instead of studying for finals)

          • SAMURAI36

            Nearly everything you said here is demonstrably false.

            “Brain trust.” Therein lies the fundamental problem with their studio model. BRAIN TRUST is simply another phrase for COMMITTEE. Their organization is run by this committee, and there doesn’t appear to be anyone with authority over this committee.

            Your first mistake is assuming that you know the inner workings of DC, or any studio for that matter, including Marvel. You don’t. None of us really do, beyond what they tell us. More on that in a moment.

            Second, your parameters for what a committee is, is also inaccurate. By definition, a committee does not submit to an authority. If by “authority” you mean a leading figure, then that’s definitely false. The only person that remotely resembles an authority figure on a committee, is the chairman. However, that person is not the leader. He just helps to maintain order. The committee is not subject to his whims; if anything, it’s the exact opposite.

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Committee

            Some pertinent examples of functional committees are:

            A) A Jury

            B) A Senate or Parliament

            C) A Board of Executives

            Thus, while I agree that the DC braintrust is indeed a committee, it functions perfectly well as such.

            Any successful organization needs a (as in singular) leader. Committees produce schedules that are full of maybes. Committees make films that lack a strong central narrative …BvS (save your reply to this statement for your rebuttal on that other page). Committees consistently fail to produce when they are left to their own devices.

            So, juries don’t do their jobs? Executive boards don’t get stuff done for their respective companies? I’m thinking your understanding of what a committee is and does is the root of the problem.

            BTW, while I am indeed saving my BVS rebuttal, I will say that there were several members of this current DC braintrust, that were apart of the same group of creative execs that were responsible for the massive success that was TDK Trilogy. Who were they reporting to then?

            Also, it’s apparent to me that you are quite uninformed about DC Entertainment’s business structure. When it was first announced in 2011, DCE’s President Diane Nelson (yes, they have a President) broke down, among many things, the fact that DC’s business structure is different from Marvel’s.

            http://www.mtv.com/news/2596095/dc-entertainment-president-on-new-executive-team-decision-making-process-online-speculation-more/

            Whereas Marvel is splintered in terms of how they run their multimedia, DC has organized everything under one umbrella. Geoff Johns serves as the creative liaison (CCO, to be precise) for Diane, as his hand extends to everything from comics, to film, to TV, to animation, to video games, to collectibles.

            Thus, if you must need a singular person, he’s your man.

            Kevin Feige is the leader of his organization. He built a cohesive plan for his film slate that would go on to inspire the modern “shared cinematic universe” phenomenon. His sensibilities and focus on hiring talented storytellers lead to the golden age of CBM we now enjoy. He stood up to the CEO to fight for appropriate budgets for the films. He brokered a massive deal to maintain RDJ in spite of said CEO’s strict cost-control mentality. He successfully extracted his studio from the creative COMMITTEE that is responsible for much of the hackneyed universe building in the MCU. Kevin Feige has saved Marvel Studios from so many failings over their brief decade of self-financing. Nobody is there to save DC.

            This is also false. See, the problem (some, including you, apparently see this as a blessing) is that Marvel is very good at selling themselves.

            Technically, Feige is nothing more than Charles Roven. He’s the producer of Marvel studios, in terms of his responsibilities. However, because he’s also the President of the studio, his title corresponds to Diane’s at DC. But even that’s false equivalents, because his scope doesn’t match Diane’s because he’s only the president of the film studio.

            That’s why you can’t really compare Marvel to DC.

            Also, Feige wasn’t the “head man” for most of the MCU. He submitted to the Marvel Creative Committee thru most of the MCU’s existence, and only recently (re: up until GOTG, or AOU, I can’t remember which EDIT: Come to think of it, it was actually AOU, because Whedon complained after the film that the MCC made him do certain things that he didn’t necessarily agree with) managed to wrestle control from them, thereby causing the committee to implode. But even then, he was subject to the whims of the MCC, and not vice versa.

            The DCEU needs a leader who will choose a path and make the creative committee focus on it. They need a leader who will tell the WB execs to back-off when necessary. Someone who will reign-in directors and talent when necessary. Until they find someone, their slate will continue to struggle for the success it should be achieving.

            Why does DC need that, when Marvel didn’t have that, for most of the time in which you and most other people feel they were most successful?

            And once again, committees don’t choose “leaders” nor do they have the chairpersons make decisions for the committee. That’s not how committees work. If the “leader” of the committee is going to make the decisions on behalf of the committee, then they are effectively rendering the committee moot.

            To be clear, I’m not differentiating based on intellectual property here. I have loved Batman and Superman for decades. I never considered Iron Man, Thor or Captain America to be significant heroes. If Feige (or another strong leader) were running DC studios and Marvel was struggling under WB (or any studio), I would be championing the DC method, and criticizing the Marvel approach.

            Actually, not only is that precisely what you are doing, but you are also doing more than that, which is approaching this inductively.

            You happen to like Marvel’s product, and thus you find they’re way to be the better way. Conversely, you don’t like DC’s product, and therefore you deem them as failures.

            Neither is accurate. And, I could quite easily make the same claims in reverse. For one thing, the very thing you praise about Marvel has been exactly the way DC has been doing it. For another thing, As I’ve mentioned, unless you didn’t like TDK Trilogy, then you definitely don’t have a problem with the way DC does things, since (as I mentioned previously) most of the DC Braintrust was clear and present for the TDK Trilogy, to MOS, to BVS.

            But beyond that, just because you’re given a peak into the kitchen, doesn’t mean you understand the structure or game plan of the cooks.

            But as far as your repetitive statement about DC’s failure, that depends on what your idea of what they set out to accomplish is, especially in comparison to Marvel.

            You may not like what DC has done, but they’ve done exactly what they’ve promised that they were gonna do, which is tell dark, complex movies with their stable of characters, and launch their shared universe while doing it.

            And despite your negative views about DC (via your subsequent comments here), they’ve produced 2 financially successful shared universe films. And before you go off on a tangent about how both films could’ve made more money, you need to consider the fact that their first 2 films grossed more than 90% of the MCU films, as well as 90% of the non-Disney Marvel films as well.

            They don’t need to change anything. All the changes they’ve needed to make, they’ve already made.

            Just like Marvel’s job was to tell rote, remedial stories that are accessible to a wider audience, and they have succeeded at doing that admirably.

            But despite your well-dressed attempts to simply say “why can’t DC be more like Marvel?”, they are doing fine, and any changes they need to make, they’ve already made, and are moving forward.

          • SAMURAI36

            Precisely. Nothing he’s saying makes any sort of sense.

      • delta_one

        20 years? The DCEU is just getting started. So far thing have seemed to evolve as planned or early from what I recall. I think you’re lumping in projects that are completely unrelated to what is being discussed here…

        • Steve Steve

          Why do you think the concept of a shared universe changes anything about how WB makes (or doesn’t make) decisions? They’ve been pondering their DC catalog since the mid-nineties. The lack of break-out success for their DCEU will cause them to rethink their upcoming slate.

          I cannot see how two “untitled” dates serves any purpose other than to try to appear confident in front of their investors. It is pure posturing, the same as their initial slate presentation at that 2014 investors meeting.

          • delta_one

            Why do you think it doesn’t? $1.2 Billion off of two movies alone is why I think. This company is in it for the money and for the first time they have a plan with a pre-existing line-up of movies scheduled, success among the fans, more money per movie than many (not even close to all) of Marvel movies would bring in with this shared universe.

            Now they’re adding two untitled projects on top of this and for some reason you’re worried? Why?

          • SAMURAI36

            Firstly, assuming it’s The Affleck Batman solo movie, and possibly the Suicide Squad sequel film the way people have been saying, these have been announced and/or hinted at long before BVS was even released.

          • Steve Steve

            That is exactly the problem Sam. We have to assume. Those movies have never been announced. WB needs to stop “hinting” or hedging, and start presenting a solid plan.

          • SAMURAI36

            You mean, the way they just announced Affleck’s Batman film at Cinemacon?
            Or, perhaps you mean how your precious Kevin Feige just reneged on the Inhumane movie (like it was reported he would almost a year ago)?
            I get that you fancy yourself an armchair movie exec, but you would really do well to leave this stuff to the experts.

          • Steve Steve

            You mean the announcement with the FIVE YEAR timetable? Doesn’t look like a plan to me, more like an idea or concept.

            I am disappointed in the shakiness of the Inhuman project, because it does seem different and interesting. However, Feige explicitly said it would be made Also the nature of the stories permit them to be introduced at any point in the process, so it is the one to bump if something else is more pressing.

            I like playing armchair exec. It’s what compels me to talk to strangers like you on discussion boards. I do the same thing with football. I can tell you, even though I’ve never played/coached/managed an NFL team, I can tell the difference between a team with a strong game-plan, and a team that is winging it.

          • SAMURAI36

            I like playing armchair exec. It’s what compels me to talk to strangers like you on discussion boards. I do the same thing with football. I can tell you, even though I’ve never played/coached/managed an NFL team, I can see the difference between a team with a strong game-plan, and a team that is uncommitted to a plan.

            Sorry, but I have no inclination nor incentive to believe you whatsoever, given the numerous erroneous things you’ve said, just in the past few days alone.

            You see, part of being an “exec”, is being completely informed about all matters under your purview. But I’ve had to correct you a few times already, the latest of which being the subject of the DC brain trust (to which I see you didn’t respond….. Part of being an “exec” is also being held accountable. But I guess that’s where the “armchair” part comes in, right? But that’s okay; I’ll gladly take your silence as concession). You didn’t even seem to know what a committee is, or how it operates, prior to me correcting you. Which is something that an “exec” (‘armchair’ or otherwise) should very well know,

            Another perfect example of your ignorance follows:

            You mean the announcement with the FIVE YEAR timetable? Doesn’t look like a plan to me. Sounds more like an idea or concept.

            No, I most certainly do NOT mean that. Affleck’s Batman was always mentioned as being on the 2019 schedule, right after he finishes directing his own side project with WB. The script is only partially done, & there’s no need to announce anything, when they are not quite ready to announce (unlike Marvel, who announced several films 3 years ago, & a few of them don’t have scripts, directors, or cast, despite being 3 years away).

            Also, you are aware that, of their original 10-movie slate, DC/WB are almost halfway thru production of the first 5, yes? Doesn’t sound like someone without a plan to me.

            But that’s part of the problem here; you’re not just playing armchair exec, you’re also playing the part of a cheerleader. I get that Marvel is “your team”, & I’m perfectly fine with that (as DC is clearly mine), but you don’t get to play exec, when you don’t know the other team’s stats. For that matter, you don’t even seem to know your own team’s stats, based on your next comment:

            I am disappointed in the shakiness of the Inhuman project, because it does seem different and interesting. However, Feige explicitly said it would be made. Also the nature of their stories permit them to be introduced at any point in the process, so they are the movie to bump if something else is more pressing.

            Why are you “disappointed”?? This is something I’d known about, for the better part of a year…. You know, back when it was originally reported? And I can assure you, the reason Feige gave (or is that the excuse you’re making for him?), is NOT the real reason.

            Given the REAL “Civil War” taking place between Marvel Studios (Feige’s side) & the MCC, Feige has been keen to drop a couple of the Committee-driven projects, such as Inhumans.

            If you notice, the only seeds for Inhumans have been dropped on the TV side (which the MCC still firmly controls), & not a single one has been dropped on the movie side. And, as I’m sure you know (seeing as how you’re our resident “exec” here, LOL), Marvel likes to lay seeds well in advance. The word was, even if they did get around to Inhumans, it wasn’t gonna be the TV Inhumans at all. That’s because Marvel TV & Marvel Studios are run by 2 separate production companies, with 2 separate Presidents, that really don’t care for each other, & definitely don’t share the same creative vision. And the MCC wholly controls the TV & animation side (LOL at Marvel animation) of things. Marvel is splintered in more ways than one, & not just with their film rights. The schism goes from the very top, all the way down.

            But it’s just that they are quite adept at presenting a united front, in order to appease armchair execs like you.

            That’s also why Daredevil will NEVER show up in a Marvel movie, as was just revealed recently. That’s because, despite what Marvel keeps trying to convince their cheerleaders–oops, I mean their armchair execs–that “# it’s all connected”, it’s really not, especially behind the scenes. That was just a marketing ploy, to get all the Marvel Zombies on board. And hey, it worked!!

            Except the casual movie-going audience didn’t fall for it, though. Which is why Marvel’s TV content only pulls in less than 10% of the general viewership, because they’re not fooled. And that 10% is just the Marvel Zombies/cheerleaders/armchair execs, who will do anything to hold onto Marvel’s product, no matter how questionable it is.

            But you knew all that already, yes? There’s nothing that I could possibly tell an exec like you, that you don’t already know…..

            Right?

          • Steve Steve

            Okay, settle the rage there Sam. I came in for a fun debate. I can see why you like BvS. Like you, it twists several various elements into some mockery of a narrative. Then BvS, like you, opens the fire hose of every available idea, in the hopes that they will come together to create something compelling. Your above post (and many of your others) represent the tragic state of “internet discussion” we currently have.

            Also, I did reply to your “demonstrably false” comment. It has been pending for 16 hours. I have no idea why.

            Edit: I cannot view the comments on Heroic Hollywood anymore… I wonder if I’ve been blocked or something…

          • SAMURAI36

            Okay, settle the rage there Sam. I came in for a fun debate. I can see why you like BvS. Like you, it twists several various elements into some mockery of a narrative. Then BvS, like you, opens the fire hose of every available idea, in the hopes that they will come together to create something compelling. Your above post (and many of your others) represent the tragic state of “internet discussion” we currently have.

            LOL at “rage”.

            I could say that it makes sense that you are a Marvel fan, since you like to forego serious discussion and pertinent points, in favor of deflecting, and resorting to juvenile comments.

            But where does such ad hominem get us? How does that further the discussion, let alone address the points that were made? Therein lies the difference between us; you’re looking to have a “fun” debate, while I’m just looking to have a debate.

            Also, I did reply to your “demonstrably false” comment. It has been pending for 16 hours. I have no idea why.

            I went thru the same thing when I first came here. It still happens every now and then to me. You have to be really careful about posting expletives in your comments, and/or find creative ways around that.

            I would suggest copy/pasting your last responses, and re-posting them in a new reply, but make sure your post is completely “cleansed”.

          • Steve Steve

            Tried that, didn’t work. Tried splitting into two replies, still nothing. I’ve given up on proper debates on this site. Half of my replies get flagged as soon as I post them. I honestly don’t come to HeroicHollywood very much because of the problems with commenting.

            What does “cleansed” mean?

          • SAMURAI36

            Cleansed = minus any words or phrases that will get it flagged.

          • Steve Steve

            I edited it and still got the “pending” thing. Instead of replying here, I created a discussion “unfinished business with samurai36” on a channel called “DC Marvel debate.” I copied our posts into the discussion and added my reply. It is all there if you want to look at it.

          • SAMURAI36

            Where is it, exactly?

          • Steve Steve

            It’s on disqus. I haven’t used disqus very much, but you may be able to look through my profile or search the channels. I don’t see a way to invite someone.

          • SAMURAI36

            Okay found it.

          • Steve Steve

            I looked through my comments and I found that several replies to you were marked as spam. I think if we are going to debate these things, we’ll have to find a new venue.

      • SAMURAI36

        You sound really crazy.

  • LSB

    What if the Shazam film will be moved and The Batman takes that date. And the November 1st date is for the MOS sequel?

    • JNAZ

      I like this idea, this would make the MOS sequel the movie that leads up to Justice League 2

      • SAMURAI36

        Why are folks so anxious to get a MOS2 movie, when 1) we haven’t gotten any other other films yet, and 2) we’ve technically gotten 2 Superman movies already?

        Why not give the rest of the DCEU a chance to grow, before talking about sequels?

  • SonOfKrpton

    I hope we get a Batman solo movie and a MoS 2.

  • Mary Kirk

    Man I was hoping the Transformers movie would blink first. Damn.

  • Steve Steve

    They should have moved the WWI-set Wonder Woman to memorial day long weekend. In fact, they should have dated it there in the first place.

    • LSB

      I could be on board with that

    • ken

      But isn’t Pirate of the carribean on that Memorial Day weekend? It wouldn’t have been smart to move away from Transformer to go against another huge franchise

      • Steve Steve

        Yeah, and Star Wars was in that spot before. The thing is, Wonder Woman was originally dated before either Disney film. It would seem they didn’t see the obvious tie-in for their movie. I’m not sure they knew Wonder Woman would be a WWI film when they dated back in 2014 tho.

  • Vegas82

    I’m hoping one of those dates is The Batman.

  • breakerbaker

    If they’re moving it up to early June, I’m kind of surprised they don’t get really ambitious and move it up to May 12, which will be the Friday before Mother’s Day. I mean, I know GotG 2 is coming out the week before that and neither company wants to go head to head with release dates so close together, but it would have been the weekend I would have shot for initially. Now, it just looks like they’re moving it up to give more space between it and Spidey, which is probably sound strategy.

  • SAMURAI36

    I’m pretty sure one of the films is the Affleck Batman. That’s been hinted at for over a year now. But I don’t know where people are getting a SS or MOS sequel from.

    My money is on JLD. It’s the only film that’s also been talked about for months now, and even has a script already finished.