6 DC Extended Universe Movies That are in Development AS WE SPEAK

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Comparatively, Marvel dominates DC Comics when it comes to raking in the big bucks. The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man 3 and Captain America: Civil War all take up spots on the list of the top 20 highest-grossing films of all time — as #5, #7, #12 and #14, respectively — while DC only has The Dark Knight Rises… and that’s sitting all the way down at slot #19.

But, perhaps, DC is on the rise. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad were awful productions, but they did get a lot of money at the box office; enough for Warner Bros. to greenlight sequels and spin-offs. Plus, Wonder Woman is DY-NA-MITE — it’s bringing in the cashola, and is actually, you know… an amazing movie!!!

While Wonder Woman is the only decent DC movie in recent years, we can’t help but wait for this year’s Justice League (November 17, 2017), next year’s Aquaman (December 21, 2018), plus these six other DC Extended Universe movies that are in development AS WE SPEAK:

The Flash

After Ezra Miller was cast as Barry Allen/The Flash in 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, it seemed like a solo movie surrounding the speedy superhero would be around the corner, especially since Justice League is scheduled for Novemer of this year and fellow Justice League member Aquaman's eponymous movie is slated for the end of 2018.

Despite the search for a director and no current release date (though, 2020 looks like a possibility), Ezra still remains attached to the project, as well as Kiersey Clemons, who was cast as Iris West, Ray Fisher, who's tapped to return as Victor Stone/Cyborg (as he did in BvS:DoJ), and Billy Crudup, who will portray Barry's father, Henry Allen.

Photo: Warner Bros.


Speaking of Victor Stone/Cyborg, the character's getting his very own solo film!

In April 2014, Ray Fisher was cast as Vic Stone, a superhero whose parents used him as a test subject for various intelligence enhancement projects.

Following his casting (and eventual appearances in Batman v Superman and the upcoming Justice League film), Ray confirmed his independent venture at the City of Heroes convention in the UK in May 2017.

Cyborg is scheduled for release on April 3, 2020.

Photo: DC Comics


In September 2014, Dwayne Johnson announced his role in the world of DC. "'Kneel at his feet or get crushed by his boot.' My honor to become.. #BlackAdam #TheAntiHero #DCComics," he said.

However, there was little word on the project since then... until January 2017, when he finally gave an update. "Had a very cool and strategic meeting with the heads of DC Comics about their entire universe," he wrote on Facebook in January 2017. "As a hardcore DC fan, to get a real sense of the tonal shifts and developments coming in these future movies has me fired up. Something we, as DC fans have all been waiting for. Hope, optimism & FUN. I'm excited about our future together and you should be to."

"Even when talking about the the most ruthless villain/anti-hero of all time finally coming to life," he added. "Prepare yourselves DC Universe. #KneelAtHisFeet #OrGetCrushedByHisBoot #BlackAdam⚡️"

Oh, and according to Deadline, Black Adam will be getting his own, independent film from Shazam! as well — that means double the fun!

Shazam!, which follows a boy who is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word, is currently slated for April 5, 2019 release on IMDb, but we'll see if schedule allows for that to actually happen.

Photo: Warner Bros.

Green Lantern Corps

The 2011 Green Lantern film may've been a total bust (well, apart from Ryan Reynolds & Blake Lively meeting and, subsequently, falling in love), but that's not keeping DC from attempting another flick that focuses on test pilot Hal Jordan.

After being greenlit in October 2014, Green Lantern Corps was revealed as the title for the project at San Diego Comic-Con 2015. Though no casting decisions have been finalized — Ryan is currently killing it as part of the Marvel universe (as Deadpool, duh), so don't hold your breath on his inclusion — David S. Goyer and Justin Rhodes were hired to co-write the screenplay earlier this year, so it's all a go!

The flick is scheduled for release on July 24, 2020.

Photo: Warner Bros.

Gotham City Sirens

Suicide Squad was a hot mess, but you can't deny Margot Robbie's charisma. That's why when word got out about a spin-off film surrounding her anti-heroic character, Harley Quinn, we weren't the least bit surprised. In fact, we're kinda excited to see where the next film will take her (despite the writer behind SS, David Ayer, tackling the spin-off script).

The movie will reportedly be titled Gotham City Sirens; it is said to focus on Harley, as well as two other notorious female criminals from Gotham City.

Photo: Warner Bros.

The Batman

Despite the disaster that was Batman v Superman, Warner Bros. is still attempting a standalone Batman film, with Ben Affleck at the helm.

The production is said to be called The Batman. "At least that's what we're going with now," Ben said. "I might change it."

The Oscar-winner was going to direct, but then decided to step down to serve as writer, producer and star. War for the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves will take over directorial duties.

Photo: Warner Bros.

NOTE: This list does not include the untitled Justice League Dark film, untitled Justice League sequel, untitled Superman film, untitled Suicide Squad sequel, untitled Nightwing film, untitled Batgirl film, etc. ’cause, as you can see, they’re all untitled, and we’re waiting for a little more info.

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