“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is all set to lay the foundation for future DC superhero films and it looks like Warner Bros is really gearing up to take on Marvel Studios for box-office glory.
Apparently, Warner Bros has got its superhero films slate planned till 2018. The studio is way behind Marvel in terms of cashing in on its comic book properties but if the following lineup of films really delivers, the folks down at Marvel might have something to worry about.
Here’s the full lineup which reportedly will be unveiled at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con:
- May 2016 – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
- July 2016 – Shazam
- Christmas 2016 – Sandman
- May 2017 – Justice League
- July 2017 – Wonder Woman
- Christmas 2017 – Flash and Green Lantern Team-Up
- May 2018 – Man Of Steel Sequel
A source also revealed that the real reason behind delaying “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” had nothing to do with the film’s script or actors, but because the studio is treating the film as a launch pad for “The Justice League” and subsequent films and needed time to develop the whole lineup:
Like Marvel’s The Avengers, there will be cameos of superheroes for future instalments. The cameos will include the already known Cyborg and Flash. Green Lantern may be introduced. And Aquaman will be seen in the Justice League movie. Problem is, Warner Bros Pictures was still negotiating with the actors for those cameos and future roles, meaning major contracts for multiple JL/character films to follow. The studio didn’t want to move forward until they had more of this secure so they held off starting production for a few months. Seemingly simple reason, but the implications are pretty darn huge.
That aside, we’ll know if the rumoured Warner Bros superhero films lineup is indeed not so much a rumour in about 10 days or less.