Building off of the success of Man of Steel (which I had a very lukewarm reaction to), Warner Bros. has unveiled their road map past what expected to be a blockbuster Batman/Superman/Wonder Woman triple bill in 2016. This will be the long awaited and very delayed invention of a DC cinematic universe to rival the Marvel Entertainment project that began with Iron Man and continues through Dr Strange.
There are some expected flicks such as Wonder Woman, and some real surprises including the Shazam film (remember that one?) and the Flash/Green Lantern Brave and the Bold team-up which sounds like a lot of fun. And that is the key here… fun. So far, Warner Bros. seems more interested in perpetuating the grim reality of the Nolan approach which worked for Batman but sucked the S out of Superman. Seriously… if we get a grim Shazam movie I will lose it.
One question remains… where’s my Aquaman movie!!??
May 2016 – Batman v Superman
July 2016 – Shazam
Xmas 2016 – Sandman
May 2017 – Justice League
July 2017 – Wonder Woman
Xmas 2017 – Flash and Green Lantern team-up
May 2018 – Man Of Steel 2
TBD 2019 – unnamed Batman film