After many years in development, DCs Black Adam is finally here. It had been a passion project from star Dwayne Johnson, who had promised to usher in the new era of DC movies. It’s been an uncertain time with DC lately, with the cancellation of batgirl and the merger of WB with Discovery. But there are still plenty of movies to look forward to in the DCEU and beyond.
In the past, DC and Warner Bros. reactionary in their attempt to get their hands on Marvel Studios and the MCU, with projects announced and gone completely off the slate shortly after. But lately things are starting to get better, with successes like the batter in their locker. 10 movies have been confirmed to come after the release of Black Adamand here is the list of each of them with their respective release dates.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods (March 17, 2023)
Appropriately, the first movie set to be released after that Black Adam is Shazam! Anger of the Gods. The sequel to the 2019 original stars Zachary Levi and Asher Angel again and is directed by David F. Sandberg. Perhaps the funniest of all recent DC movies, the Shazam! sequel will be high on many fans’ must-watch lists, checking out every aspect of the original. The Shazam family seems to have bigger roles, all marked with upgraded suits. The cast also includes Helen Mirren as the villain, which should add an extra element to the fun of the movie. The release is scheduled for March 17, 2023.
The Flash (June 23, 2023)
if Black Adam is one of the films with the longest time between announcement and release, then The flash sits on its tail and gives it a run for its money. For context, the movie was originally announced just after the premiere of the CW’s Flash TV series, whose ninth and final season will air by the time this movie comes out. After many delays over several years, and with the ongoing controversy with its star Ezra Miller, the film finally has a firm release date. After losing a slew of directors – including Rick Famuyiwa and Seth Grahame-Smith – Andy Muschietti is at the helm. The film follows Barry Allen as he tries to save his mother from death in the past, based on a plot from the ‘Flashpoint’ comics. The film introduces Sasha Calle as Supergirl to the DCEU, and it also marks the return of Michael Keaton as Batman, who reprises his role from the 1989 film. As things stand, it will be released on June 23, 2023.
Blue Beetle (August 18, 2023)
Originally intended to be released alongside batgirl (before its cancellation) as the second DC movie to appear on HBO Max, it was promoted to a theatrical release. blue beetle follows Jaime Reyes, a Mexican-American teen from Texas who discovers what he thinks is a scarab, but turns out to be an alien battle suit. Xolo Mariduena will star, directed by Angel Manuel Soto from a script by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer. It seems to be going a bit under the radar at the moment, but could be a welcome surprise when the film releases on August 18, 2023.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (December 25, 2023)
James Wan returns to direct this sequel after the original Aquarius‘s excellent turnout at the box office in 2018. The original was written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Will Beall, with only Johnson-McGoldrick returning for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. Jason Momoa and Patrick Wilson are reprising their roles from the first film, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s Black Manta is also set to return. Wan has said this will have a more serious tone for the first film and a wider reach, showing different worlds over the runtime. The late December slot was a winner for the studio the first time, so it’s stuck with it this time, with a release on December 25, 2023.
Joker: Folie a Deux (October 4, 2024)
The first on this list that is not part of the DCEU, joker 2 was not always obvious. The original was billed as a standalone showcase of how the Joker became the Joker. A one time gamble to go a little more to the left. Then jokerThe box office success brought in over $1 billion worldwide and plans for a sequel soon followed. Todd Phillips returns to direct and Joaquin Phoenix returns as Arthur Fleck/Joker. Plot details are currently being kept close to the coffin, but all that is known is that it will be a musical. With that in mind, Lady Gaga joins the cast to star alongside Phoenix. It is believed that she will play the role of Harley Quinn. Other cast members include Brendan Gleeson, Catherine Keener and Zazi Beetz who reprise her role from the original. The title translates to ‘madness divided by two’. Looks like fans of the original are taking a ride. The sequel currently has a release date of October 4, 2024.
Wonder Woman 3 (TBC)
After the success of the first two films in the Wonder Woman series, a third film to conclude the trilogy was inevitable. Patty Jenkins returns at the helm of the third outing, with Gal Gadot staring again as Diana/Wonder Woman. Little is known about the plot at this stage, other than the fact that it will be set in modern times, after the first two films are set before Wonder Woman’s first appearance in Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. There is currently no release date, but more news is expected soon.
The Batman 2 (TBC)
There is no doubt that the batter was a great success. Many fans weren’t sure what Robert Pattinson’s take on Bruce Wayne would be, but all doubts disappeared after the film’s release. Matt Reeve’s directed the film, which originally started out as a Ben Affleck solo film but turned into a separate Batman universe away from the DCEU. Matt Reeves has confirmed that he and Pattinson will return for a sequel, but nothing further is known about the project. Cast members from the original will likely return, such as Jeffery Wright’s Jim Gordon. Colin Farrell’s Penguin also seems to be a given, on top of the news that HBO Max is developing a TV series set in the same universe as the batter, featuring Farrell’s take on the character. The release date will be announced.
Black canary (TB)
Another movie debuting on HBO Max, black canary will follow the character after the events of Birds of prey, only without characters like Harley Quinn and Huntress. Jurnee Smollett will reprise her role, with Misha Green writing the script. Producer Sue Kroll, who also collaborated on Birds of preyis set to produce too black canary. There are not many details about the film yet, but it is still in development.
Details of the development of this one are minor, except it would be Sasha Calle who would play her role of The flash. The film is said to be completely separate from the CW Supergirl show and will continue from The Flash in the DCEU. Echoing Superman’s cousin Kara Zor-El, the film could show her early life on Earth as an origin story, but that detail depends on what happens in The flash.
Man of Steel 2 (TBC)
Speaking of Superman, fans have been waiting for Henry Cavil’s return in a Man of Steel continued for years. For a while, it looked like he wouldn’t be returning as the Kryptonian at all, but with the character rumored to be appearing in Black Adam, the chances of a sequel to Cavill seem to be the greatest for years. With Dwayne Johnson’s support of both Cavill and Superman, fans have hope again.
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