Warner Brothers Announces DC Release Slate, Ezra Miller is The Flash

Finally, we now know more information on what Warner Brothers and DC has planned for their own shared universe. We already know about Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice hitting theaters in 2016, as well as the build up to a Justice League film shortly after. Now, we have a concrete schedule and can fill in all of those holes in the mysterious scheduled that leaked a few months back. Here’s the press release talking about all the releases through 2020:

And, in a massive expansion of the Studio’s DC Entertainment-branded content, Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema will release a slate of at least 10 movies—as well as stand-alone Batman and Superman films—from 2016 through 2020 that expands this prized universe of characters:

  • “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)
  • “Shazam” (2019)
  • “Justice League Part Two,” directed by Zack Snyder (2019)
  • “Cyborg,” starring Ray Fisher (2020)
  • “Green Lantern” (2020)

Yes, along with this press release is also the news that Ezra Miller, best known for his performances in We Need to Talk About Kevin and The Perks of Being a Wallflower has been cast as The Flash. Which version of The Flash is not known at this time (Barry Allen or Wally West), but this news drives the point home that the DC universes on film and on TV will be separate.

Another point to mention is that WB is finally giving the world a Wonder Woman movie that many have been dying to see in 2017. The character, who is arguably the most popular female superhero, has surprisingly never had her own live action film, and 2017 will see Gal Gadot return in the role for her own stand alone flick.

Finally, stand alone Batman and Superman films are also on the horizon, but not slated for release yet. The press release says we will get both of them before 2020. This would mean that Ben Affleck is locked in for quite some time as The Dark Knight and his involvement with the universe may be expanded into directing one of these films as well. Perhaps he can be the first person to play Batman and direct himself in the stand alone feature? Who knows, but that prospect sounds absolutely wonderful.

Expect more details to slowly ooze out of the studio now that a schedule has been set.

Written By Nick

Nick is a man obsessed with all things related to film. From the most obscure to the very popular, he’s seen it all and hopes to one day turn his obsession into a career that makes a lot of money so he can buy a monkey, a bulldog, and a full size Batman suit.


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  • fernandorafael_c2c

    Great to see Ezra Miller has been cast as The Flash. Very talented guy. Looking forward to DC’s offerings, especially a Batman film acted and directed by Affleck.

  • Sverrir Sigfússon

    I’m confounded by the manner in which they announced it, no fanfare, no panache, just an info dump, also kinda takes the wind out of any possible Comic-Con surprises. Feels weird. Ezra Miller is the most intriguing thing about this by far, otherwise I can’t muster a lot of excitement with Snyder in the driving seat.

    A Batman directed by Affleck is definitely the most exciting prospect.

  • I totally agree! They could have announced these films over two weeks, but just put the entire thing out there, leaving little room for any excitement. Ezra is the only thing that gains my attention from this news, everything else is just… meh. More spin-offs of characters we don’t even know are going to work, just doesn’t interest me. Especially considering they’re all going to be introduced at the end of Bat v Supes, and then they’re all just prequels.

  • Sverrir Sigfússon

    Seriously, why was this an investor call and not a huge announcement at NYCC (which is bigger than SDCC)?

  • Vivek

    David Ayer directing “Suicide Squad” is by far the most exciting thing on this list. It feels good to get excited about DC again.