DC movies release dates – all the DC films coming your way in 2021 and beyond – Digital Spy

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We want to watch them all.
It’s an exciting time to be a DC fan as there are plenty of Worlds of DC movies heading our way this year and beyond.
As well as follow-ups to the likes of Suicide Squad, Aquaman and Shazam!, we’re getting brand new takes on Batman and Superman, alongside brand new heroes making their big-screen debuts.
To help you keep on top of all that DC goodness, we thought we’d pull together a list of all the confirmed DC movies that are on the way in the coming years.
(Note: Release dates are subject to change and are accurate as of April 6, 2021.)
Release date: August 6
Director: James Gunn
Starring: Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney
With some old favourites (Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang) and some new additions (Peacemaker, Bloodsport), the anti-hero team are back in this reboot/sequel that sees them take on a dangerous mission on the enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese.
Release date: March 4
Director: Matt Reeves
Starring: Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, Peter Sarsgaard, Colin Farrell
Set on an alternate timeline to the main Worlds of DC and taking place on Earth-2, Robert Pattinson makes his DC debut as Batman who has to face off against the Riddler, while battling the corruption at the heart of Gotham City.
Release date: July 29
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Noah Centineo, Aldis Hodge, Quintessa Swindell, Pierce Brosnan, Marwan Kenzari
Originally planned to be introduced in Shazam!, Black Adam has now got an entire origin movie to introduce him to the world. Apart from the excellent cast, we don’t know too much about what to expect, other than it will bring the Justice Society of America into the Worlds of DC.
Release date: November 4
Director: Andy Muschietti
Starring: Ezra Miller, Kiersey Clemons, Ben Affleck, Michael Keaton, Sasha Calle
Ezra Miller’s Flash finally gets his solo movie after years of delays, and it’s said to be pivotal to the future of DC, setting up the multiverse. We can expect to see multiple Batmans, a Supergirl introduction and time travel as the Flash tries to save his mother from being murdered.
Release date: December 16
Director: James Wan
Starring: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
Details are scarce on Aquaman 2, but James Wan had teased at DC FanDome in August 2020 that the sequel will be a “little bit more serious” and “relevant” to today’s world. Aquaman spin-off The Trench has been cancelled by Warner Bros, so the sequel is currently the only trip to Atlantis we’re going to get.
Release date: June 2
Director: David F Sandberg
Starring: Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Helen Mirren, Rachel Zegler, Jack Dylan Grazer
Helen Mirren is playing the villain Hespera, daughter of Atlas, in Shazam! Fury of the Gods, so we’re not sure we need to know anything else about the Shazam! sequel. We’ll be there opening night.
Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman will be back in the third and final movie of the series, which will again be directed by Patty Jenkins. We don’t know anything else about it yet, but it’ll possibly be followed by a spin-off movie focused on the Amazons.
Black Panther comics writer Ta-Nehisi Coates is writing a new movie reboot of Superman, set to be produced by JJ Abrams. It’s not yet known if it’ll stand on its own like The Batman or be part of the main DC timeline.
Joss Whedon was originally set to write and direct a Batgirl movie before stepping down in February 2018. Birds of Prey‘s Christina Hodson was then hired to write the movie, but we’ve not heard much about it since or if Hodson is still involved. However, it is on Warner Bros’ slate for 2022-23 and could be a HBO Max original movie.
In February 2021, it was confirmed that Angel Manuel Soto was going to direct Blue Beetle, marking DC Films and Warner Bros’ first superhero movie with a Latino character. The script has been written by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, who has also worked on the upcoming Scarface remake.
In development since 2018, a Supergirl movie is also on the slate for 2022-23 after Sasha Calle makes her debut as the character in The Flash movie. 21 Jump Street co-writer Oren Uziel was said to be writing the script in 2018, but it remains unclear if Uziel is still on board.
Another long-in-development movie that’s set to come out in the next couple of years is Green Lantern Corps. Zack Snyder reportedly had to take John Stewart out of his version of Justice League as Warner Bros already had plans for him. Several names have been attached over the years, but it’s not known who’s working on this version.
Black Panther‘s Michael B Jordan is on board as a producer of Static Shock, which is being written by Randy McKinnon, who wrote Disney+ movie Safety. Like Batgirl, it could well be a HBO Max exclusive movie as Warner Bros looks to expand DC content across its platforms.
Shortly after it was announced that Warner Bros was working on a movie about the famous magician Zatanna, Promising Young Woman and Killing Eve‘s Emerald Fennell was confirmed to be writing the movie. It’s not been announced yet if she will direct as well.
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