Let’s face it, Batman v Superman would need to be a suckfest of truly biblical proportions to fail at the international box office, so it doesn’t come as a huge surprise that Warners & DC have not one but two justice league movies in the pipeline along with a whole raft of ‘solo’ superhero adventures. Check out the newly released & highly exciting schedule below:
•“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” directed by Zack Snyder (2016)
•“Suicide Squad,” directed by David Ayer (2016)
•“Wonder Woman,” starring Gal Gadot (2017)
•“Justice League Part One,” directed by Zack Snyder, with Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Amy Adams reprising their roles (2017)
•“The Flash,” starring Ezra Miller (2018)
•“Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa (2018)
•“Justice League Part Two,” directed by Zack Snyder (2019)
•“Cyborg,” starring Ray Fisher (2020)
•“Green Lantern” (2020)
We here at alwaysaround love this schedule with a capital L, although we note that it fails to mention any future stand alone movies for Superman or Batman which will surely be released within this time frame. It would appear that the studio is purposefully holding back on announcing these release dates until such a time as will inflict maximum damage to Marvel studio’s movie making
machine. This aside the schedule makes for highly exciting reading, not least as it finally delivers confirmation of a solo Wonder Woman movie(the 1st female led superhero flick to date thank you very much Marvel!)that will hopefully give the icon the focus and screen time she richly deserves. The prospect of a stand alone Wonder Woman film would be even more tantalising if the likes of Supes & Bats are lined up for spectacular cameos(we at aa feel that this would be a smart move as it would further distinguish DC Comic book movies from Marvel, who have kept their major heroes isolated from each other, somewhat unrealistically at times, in their solo adventures).
Perhaps the most surprising entry here is a stand alone outing for the relatively unknown character of Cyborg, however his involvement in both justice league movies should rectify his semi invisible status among non comic book reading movie fans(it is important to remember that the world conquering character of Iron Man was not so long ago very little known outside of the comic book geek community).
It will be interesting to see whether Shazam will exist in the same shared universe as the rest of the heroes(suicide squad aside)or if the character will be treated as a separate entity that doesn’t come into contact with other dc heroes. While we at aa feel that the character would be best served by keeping his adventures separate from the shared dc universe we have to admit that a showdown between the lightening bolt adorned hero and Superman would make for a hell of an action sequence.
The casting of Ezra Miller as the flash is a potential stroke of genius, as despite his young age the actor has proven himself a dominating screen presence, most notably in the fantastic ‘We Need To Talk About Kevin’. Although the flash is traditionally a light hearted and comedic character it is quite simply never a mistake to hire talent, and the young Mr Miller has it in spades.
Oh and we are relieved to see that the character of Green Lantern is getting the re boot he so richly deserves, let the casting arguments begin now!
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