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06.12.2014

Former Deadline founder Nikki Finke has been known as a hugely reliable source of movie news for years. She left Deadline unceremoniously last year and launched her own site. She has just dropped a big reveal regarding the upcoming slate of Warner Bros/DC Comics movies that confirms a lot of suspicions and lays out their plans for taking a big piece of the cinematic pie from Marvel.

Finke claims that her sources have provided the outline for when WB/DC will be scheduling their feature film slate for the next five years and that it will be formally announced at this July's San Diego Comic Con. Treat this as a reliable rumor for now, but still a rumor. According to the sources, here is DC's slate:

May 2016 – BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE
July 2016 – SHAZAM
Xmas 2016 – SANDMAN
May 2017 – JUSTICE LEAGUE
July 2017 – WONDER WOMAN
Xmas 2017 – FLASH/GREEN LANTERN Team Up
May 2018 – MAN OF STEEL 2

A lot of this fits in with what we already knew.  Joseph Gordon-Levitt's SANDMAN movie was already announced, as was JUSTICE LEAGUE, but now we know how a lot of things are shaking out.  Rumors of Dwayne Johnson starring in a reboot of GREEN LANTERN could still be possible, or maybe he is actually starring in 2016's SHAZAM.  Gal Gadot looks to be getting her solo film and a true MAN OF STEEL sequel to cap it off.  Rumors also included a possible METAL MEN and SUICIDE SQUAD film but no mention of a Green Arrow film.

Finke also gave her source's more detailed reason for the delay on BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE and it seems to keep with what we all thought.

Like Marvel’s The Avengers, there will be cameos of superheroes for future installments. The cameos will include the already known Cyborg and Flash. Green Lantern [not played by Ryan Reynolds, thank god] 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.”

This is huge news because if you look at the break down, there are up to 3 DC films a couple of those years.  That is definite one up on Marvel, but the question remains how good the quality will be. Here's hoping that all of the silence we have been hearing from the studio up until now has been due to careful planning and consideration on how to make all these movies the right way.

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12:15PM on 06/15/2014
Not an exceptionally exciting line up. Given the characters they plan to introduce in Dawn Of Justice, why go with a Shazam solo flick and Flash/GL team up movie? I'd rather see them do an Aquaman solo flick instead. And also a solo Batman flick too. I mean how do you not do a solo flick for Batman when you introduce him in DOJ?

However, glad to see Wonder Woman getting a solo movie.
Not an exceptionally exciting line up. Given the characters they plan to introduce in Dawn Of Justice, why go with a Shazam solo flick and Flash/GL team up movie? I'd rather see them do an Aquaman solo flick instead. And also a solo Batman flick too. I mean how do you not do a solo flick for Batman when you introduce him in DOJ?

However, glad to see Wonder Woman getting a solo movie.
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9:53AM on 06/14/2014
You have to wonder if they might have a third movie ready to go into production. With Batman V Superman still 2 years off and Justice League a year after that. That's a pretty long production schedule, maybe we'll get an announcement that another film is part of that package.
You have to wonder if they might have a third movie ready to go into production. With Batman V Superman still 2 years off and Justice League a year after that. That's a pretty long production schedule, maybe we'll get an announcement that another film is part of that package.
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8:36AM on 06/14/2014
No solo Batman film? That's not cool. He works best without the Justice League, as an urban crime-fighter and with a more comic-book design they could have done something fresh and interesting with that.
I'm not happy with this slate of films if it is really true. I'm already fatigued with comic book films and they want to push Wonder Woman or Shazam films before we get to Batman? Nope, I don't care.
No solo Batman film? That's not cool. He works best without the Justice League, as an urban crime-fighter and with a more comic-book design they could have done something fresh and interesting with that.
I'm not happy with this slate of films if it is really true. I'm already fatigued with comic book films and they want to push Wonder Woman or Shazam films before we get to Batman? Nope, I don't care.
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6:04AM on 06/13/2014
There's not enough 'Justice' in some of those titles.
There's not enough 'Justice' in some of those titles.
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4:41PM on 06/13/2014
Thank you for giving me my first die hard laugh of the day.
Thank you for giving me my first die hard laugh of the day.
2:04AM on 06/13/2014
Hate to say it, but I'll believe it when I see it. How many times has WB/DC said they would do this and that? Start work on various project only to drop them into limbo... So yeah, I'll believe it when I see it. And by it I mean when I'll see the movies in theater.
Hate to say it, but I'll believe it when I see it. How many times has WB/DC said they would do this and that? Start work on various project only to drop them into limbo... So yeah, I'll believe it when I see it. And by it I mean when I'll see the movies in theater.
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2:55PM on 06/13/2014
The only one I can think of is the 2007 Justice League movie.
The only one I can think of is the 2007 Justice League movie.
10:34PM on 06/12/2014

Finally DC.

Glad DC is finally showing confidence/balls in their properties. They seemed liked scared little kids not wanting to do anything. Now i'm getting films that could be great and ongoing. Excited as hell.
Glad DC is finally showing confidence/balls in their properties. They seemed liked scared little kids not wanting to do anything. Now i'm getting films that could be great and ongoing. Excited as hell.
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9:41PM on 06/12/2014
I'm glad DC is stepping up their games but isn't this too fast? Sure they're expecting a lot from Batman/Superman movie but let's just see it goes.
I'm glad DC is stepping up their games but isn't this too fast? Sure they're expecting a lot from Batman/Superman movie but let's just see it goes.
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9:04PM on 06/12/2014
"Green Lantern [not played by Ryan Reynolds, thank god]".

Reynolds made for a great Hal Jordan/Green Lantern and was the LEAST of the film's problem. Really wish they would still consider him since once again he made for an awesome Green Lantern, and for continuity purposes. I don't want to see Green Lantern be the 'Incredible Hulk' of the DC Universe.

If they have to recast, switch it from Hal Jordan to John Stewart and cast Idris Elba. That would be great casting for the character and
"Green Lantern [not played by Ryan Reynolds, thank god]".

Reynolds made for a great Hal Jordan/Green Lantern and was the LEAST of the film's problem. Really wish they would still consider him since once again he made for an awesome Green Lantern, and for continuity purposes. I don't want to see Green Lantern be the 'Incredible Hulk' of the DC Universe.

If they have to recast, switch it from Hal Jordan to John Stewart and cast Idris Elba. That would be great casting for the character and he would be far more utilized then what he is doing in the Thor films.

But if this list is mostly accurate, consider this DC fan very, very excited.
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9:13PM on 06/12/2014
With you all the way!!
With you all the way!!
9:35PM on 06/12/2014
Hey, thanks. Appreciate the positive feedback.
Hey, thanks. Appreciate the positive feedback.
9:39PM on 06/12/2014
I'm fine with Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern. The problem of that movie was the script. It took itself TOO Seriously. And once the action was about to take place, it's "Bam. Boom. Done. Next scene" and that's it. The sequel should continue the story - let Sinestro goes all Yellow Corps. on Green Lantern and have some epic space battle.
I'm fine with Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern. The problem of that movie was the script. It took itself TOO Seriously. And once the action was about to take place, it's "Bam. Boom. Done. Next scene" and that's it. The sequel should continue the story - let Sinestro goes all Yellow Corps. on Green Lantern and have some epic space battle.
10:00PM on 06/12/2014
The script was the problem. It tried to pack too much into one origins film. I agree with you Netforce in having Sinestro being the main villain and having one big epic space battle. They could easily make an awesome sequel with the events the first film set up.
The script was the problem. It tried to pack too much into one origins film. I agree with you Netforce in having Sinestro being the main villain and having one big epic space battle. They could easily make an awesome sequel with the events the first film set up.
10:20PM on 06/12/2014
I agree. Ryan Reynolds was a great Green Lantern.
I agree. Ryan Reynolds was a great Green Lantern.
11:29PM on 06/12/2014
Thanks, Soloist.
Thanks, Soloist.
9:01PM on 06/12/2014
I think there's potential in a hard-travelling heroes film, with Green Lantern, Green Arrow and Black Canary. Then again, I have no idea if the movie and TV departments at DC/WB are even communicating because it seems like Arrow, Constantine, Gotham and Batman v Superman all take place in discrete universes. I'm being optimistic though because I really am more of a DC fan than a Marvel one and I hope they get their act together.
I think there's potential in a hard-travelling heroes film, with Green Lantern, Green Arrow and Black Canary. Then again, I have no idea if the movie and TV departments at DC/WB are even communicating because it seems like Arrow, Constantine, Gotham and Batman v Superman all take place in discrete universes. I'm being optimistic though because I really am more of a DC fan than a Marvel one and I hope they get their act together.
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8:44PM on 06/12/2014
I think this sound kind of cool. Interested to see who they cast. My one complaint would be if they don't use Ryan Reynolds. I feel like they have already set up the background and mythology of the Lantern Corp and (the awesome Mark Strong) Sinestro. They least they could do is use Reynolds to introduce Jon Stewart in a solo Lantern movie. Then they can still use Mark Strong as Sinestro.
I think this sound kind of cool. Interested to see who they cast. My one complaint would be if they don't use Ryan Reynolds. I feel like they have already set up the background and mythology of the Lantern Corp and (the awesome Mark Strong) Sinestro. They least they could do is use Reynolds to introduce Jon Stewart in a solo Lantern movie. Then they can still use Mark Strong as Sinestro.
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7:50PM on 06/12/2014
The one I'm most excited about is Sandman. I hope that one turns out well. As much as I'd love a Wonder Woman movie, putting it 2 months after Justice League feels like it would lessen the impact. Probably better to release that one before Justice League, or wait until November 2017. I'm not terribly interested in a Batman solo film, since it will be tough to top Nolan's movies. Though if they adapt Frank Miller's Dark Knight Returns, I could probably get behind that.
The one I'm most excited about is Sandman. I hope that one turns out well. As much as I'd love a Wonder Woman movie, putting it 2 months after Justice League feels like it would lessen the impact. Probably better to release that one before Justice League, or wait until November 2017. I'm not terribly interested in a Batman solo film, since it will be tough to top Nolan's movies. Though if they adapt Frank Miller's Dark Knight Returns, I could probably get behind that.
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7:47PM on 06/12/2014
What would be really interesting is if they cast Ryan Reynolds as the Flash.

Unless of course they plan on crossing over with the CW shows, Flash and Arrow.
What would be really interesting is if they cast Ryan Reynolds as the Flash.

Unless of course they plan on crossing over with the CW shows, Flash and Arrow.
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7:33PM on 06/12/2014
If true, they're totally going to fuck this up. I hope they don't though!
If true, they're totally going to fuck this up. I hope they don't though!
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8:02PM on 06/12/2014
oooHHHhhhhHHH, are you from the fuuutuuure?
oooHHHhhhhHHH, are you from the fuuutuuure?
7:31PM on 06/12/2014
Let's face it, at this point the list can be BOTH true (they want to make these movies) and BS (not all the actors signed, not all the scripts ready.)
Certainly some interesting projects especially Shazam, I see Dwayne Johnson as perfect for the villain Black Adam. Flash?Green Lantern will be interesting since no ones done a hero team up yet (as opposed to a hero team.) 3 films a year might not be too many, after all we're getting 4 Marvel ones this year even if 2 are by other companies.
Let's face it, at this point the list can be BOTH true (they want to make these movies) and BS (not all the actors signed, not all the scripts ready.)
Certainly some interesting projects especially Shazam, I see Dwayne Johnson as perfect for the villain Black Adam. Flash?Green Lantern will be interesting since no ones done a hero team up yet (as opposed to a hero team.) 3 films a year might not be too many, after all we're getting 4 Marvel ones this year even if 2 are by other companies.
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7:18PM on 06/12/2014
"Green Lantern [not played by Ryan Reynolds, thank god] may be introduced." Riiiight. Because Ryan Reynolds was the only problem with that film...
"Green Lantern [not played by Ryan Reynolds, thank god] may be introduced." Riiiight. Because Ryan Reynolds was the only problem with that film...
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6:52PM on 06/12/2014

I think people are missing the biggest implication here

Which is that if this is correct, DC/Warner Bros will be releasing THREE MOVIES A YEAR. That's fuckin intense. I wish them luck with that
Which is that if this is correct, DC/Warner Bros will be releasing THREE MOVIES A YEAR. That's fuckin intense. I wish them luck with that
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6:16PM on 06/12/2014

I'm massively buzzed for SANDMAN,

the rest of these, I'm taking a "wait and see" attitude.
the rest of these, I'm taking a "wait and see" attitude.
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6:08PM on 06/12/2014

Before I really examine this, I have to say...

Dwayne Johnson as Shazam would be way awesome, and now can't really picture anyone else as him. When I was a kid I wanted to be The Rock or a superhero, now a movie about both?!?

I feel like Billy Batson, Fam. My inner child is hyped.
Dwayne Johnson as Shazam would be way awesome, and now can't really picture anyone else as him. When I was a kid I wanted to be The Rock or a superhero, now a movie about both?!?

I feel like Billy Batson, Fam. My inner child is hyped.
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5:50PM on 06/12/2014
Batman will appear in two movies in a row in 2016 and 2017. We'll probably get the first solo Affleck Batman in 2019. Glad to see a standalone Wonder Woman movie finally is happening - I just hope it's good or idiot movie execs will never allow another solo female superhero movie. The Flash/Green Lantern team up movie actually excites me the most out of this list - that could be a lot of fun. It could be like Lethal Weapon set partially in space.
Batman will appear in two movies in a row in 2016 and 2017. We'll probably get the first solo Affleck Batman in 2019. Glad to see a standalone Wonder Woman movie finally is happening - I just hope it's good or idiot movie execs will never allow another solo female superhero movie. The Flash/Green Lantern team up movie actually excites me the most out of this list - that could be a lot of fun. It could be like Lethal Weapon set partially in space.
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7:14PM on 06/12/2014
I like that team-up as well. And "Lethal Weapon set partially in space". Cool.

Riggs, Murtaugh, report immediately to the transporter room, there's been a breach in one of the outer quadrants.

Again? I'm getting too old for this shit.
I like that team-up as well. And "Lethal Weapon set partially in space". Cool.

Riggs, Murtaugh, report immediately to the transporter room, there's been a breach in one of the outer quadrants.

Again? I'm getting too old for this shit.
7:41PM on 06/12/2014
If it goes down like that, WB can just have my money now.
If it goes down like that, WB can just have my money now.
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5:27PM on 06/12/2014
This is exciting news and I hope it goes amazingly well. I'll never get tired of watching comic book movies....DC, Marvel or anything else. That said, with regard to , 'that is definite one up on Marvel', I'd say it's better to have the reputation of delivering a brilliantly played out cinematic universe already in the bag...with lots of exciting movies already in confirmed production and development...than just a list of planned movies they want to bring to the big screen. Given WB's track
This is exciting news and I hope it goes amazingly well. I'll never get tired of watching comic book movies....DC, Marvel or anything else. That said, with regard to , 'that is definite one up on Marvel', I'd say it's better to have the reputation of delivering a brilliantly played out cinematic universe already in the bag...with lots of exciting movies already in confirmed production and development...than just a list of planned movies they want to bring to the big screen. Given WB's track record thus far, them bringing out more movies per year than Marvel doesn't mean anything. Incidentally, wasn't there a Joblo story last year which suggested Marvel may be bringing out three movies a year during phase 3?
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5:22PM on 06/12/2014
Ok, now everyone in the world is seeing the World cup, you can delete this post and many people will never know. This list is BS!
Ok, now everyone in the world is seeing the World cup, you can delete this post and many people will never know. This list is BS!
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5:19PM on 06/12/2014
I like the Flash/Green Lantern team up idea.
I like the Flash/Green Lantern team up idea.
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6:15PM on 06/12/2014
I prefer having Green Lantern team up with Green Arrow (or just plain Arrow). The classic right-wing Green Lantern versus the more liberal Green Arrow is a great mix.
I prefer having Green Lantern team up with Green Arrow (or just plain Arrow). The classic right-wing Green Lantern versus the more liberal Green Arrow is a great mix.
5:13PM on 06/12/2014

No Batman movie?

Right!!! Also BVS is a sequel to MOS even tho they have a MOS2 on that list. What youre saying is like Avengers isnt in any way a sequel to Cap. Thor. Hulk and Iron man. When infact it is. Just has a different name because its not a solo sequel.
Right!!! Also BVS is a sequel to MOS even tho they have a MOS2 on that list. What youre saying is like Avengers isnt in any way a sequel to Cap. Thor. Hulk and Iron man. When infact it is. Just has a different name because its not a solo sequel.
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6:58PM on 06/12/2014
Uhh I don't know what rock you're under, but surprise: avenger movies don't increment marvel's solo films either. Iron Man didn't go from IM2 to IM4 just because he starred in an Avenger movie in between
Uhh I don't know what rock you're under, but surprise: avenger movies don't increment marvel's solo films either. Iron Man didn't go from IM2 to IM4 just because he starred in an Avenger movie in between
8:27PM on 06/12/2014
Exactly what I said you dumbass
Exactly what I said you dumbass
12:56AM on 06/13/2014
You should go lift some weights and calm down conman.
You should go lift some weights and calm down conman.
5:08PM on 06/12/2014

You know that list is BS

When there isn't a Batman movie for at least another 5 years...
When there isn't a Batman movie for at least another 5 years...
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4:56PM on 06/12/2014

So if we go by this than Batman V Superman is not a Man Of Steel sequel....

So they're just lying to us than. It says MOS:2 in 2018, yet they say that Batman V Superman is a MOS sequel.
So they're just lying to us than. It says MOS:2 in 2018, yet they say that Batman V Superman is a MOS sequel.
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