We’re getting a Wonder Woman movie!
Warner Bros just dropped that knowledge at today’s shareholder conference, along with updated intel on the various other DC Comics-based superhero movies in the works up through 2020. For instance, the studio has already planned out two Justice League films (both to be directed by Zack Snyder); they’re rebooting Green Lantern; and they’re bringing on Ezra Miller to play one of the stars of their TV properties on the silver screen.
All we know about the Wonder Woman movie is that it’s happening; it will be released in 2017, following Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the newly-announced Suicide Squad. However, with the recent news that Batman v Superman will pull from the New 52’s retconned Wonder Woman backstory—namely, that Zeus is her dad—could this mean that the standalone film will incorporate the Greek gods in some way? Or it may be a lead-in to the first Justice League movie.
Unless Marvel pulls out a surprise Black Widow movie announcement, it looks as if DC will have the upper hand in putting out a female superhero-centric film first.
Other news included the casting of Ezra Miller (We Need to Talk About Kevin) in The Flash—though Entertainment Weekly points out that since that movie won’t come out til 2018, Miller will likely show up in Justice League, Part One, which comes out in 2017. (The press release notes that Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, and Amy Adams will reprise their roles, which was basically a given, but OK.)
Plugging in WB’s list of movies with the previously-announced release dates, here’s our guess as to their film slate:
- March 25: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
- August 5: Suicide Squad
- June 23: Wonder Woman
- November 17: Justice League, Part One
- March 23: The Flash (starring Ezra Miller)
- July 27: Aquaman (starring Jason Momoa)
- April 5: Shazam
- June 14: Justice League, Part Two
- April 3: Cyborg (starring Ray Fisher)
- June 19: Green Lantern
With all those dates filled, it’s unclear where Sandman fits in. Perhaps that will get announced separately.
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