Warner Bros. To Tackle 10 DC Superhero Movies

Warner Bros. has suffered Marvel envy long enough and is fighting back with 10 DC superhero movies through 2020 (plus some Batman and Superman standalones, including Man of Steel 2). The ambitious slate announced today by CEO Kevin Tsuijihara also includes a Harry Potter spin-off trilogy for 2016, 2018, and 2020 based on J.K. Rowlings’ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (to be scripted by Rowlings and directed by David Yates and a trio of Lego movies.

The DC 10 consists of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice directed by Zack Snyder (2016);  Suicide Squad directed by Fury’sDavid Ayer (2016); Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot (2017); Justice League Part One directed by Snyder, with Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, and Amy Adams (2017); The Flash starring Ezra Miller (2018); Aquaman starring Jason Momoa (2018);  Shazam perhaps starring Dwayne Johnson (2019); Justice League Part Two directed by Snyder (2019); Cyborg starring Ray Fisher (2020); and Green Lantern (2020).

The Lego slate includes the Charlie Bean-directed Ninjago in 2016; The Lego Batman Movie in 2017 (with Will Arnett and directed by The Lego Movie animation supervisor Chris McKay); and The Lego Movie 2 in 2018.

So how will DC differentiate itself from Marvel? Will Batman and Superman continue to reflect the gritty and grounded  Christopher Nolan influence with more comic relief added to The Justice League and some of the standalones? It’s already a crowded field with continual talk of superhero fatigue taking its toll.

Posted on by Bill Desowitz in 3-D, Animation, Below the Line, Costume, Movies, previs, Production Design, Tech, VFX, Videogames, Virtual Production

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