Is This the DC Cinematic Universe's Future?

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Posted by k4tzm4n (40070 posts) - - Show Bio

Ever since DC and Warner Bros. announced a Batman vs. Superman movie, we've all wondered how they'd handle constructing this cinematic universe. Marvel Studios has a big lead on them, but that's by no means stopping them from bringing their big two front and center and then following-up with a Justice League movie. But what else do they have planned? According to Nikki Finke, they're going to make some HUGE announcements at Comic-Con. Her sources say "a lot of stuff remains in flux" but this is what DC's future on the big screen apparently looks like.

May 2016 – Batman v Superman

July 2016 – Shazam

Xmas 2016 – Sandman

May 2017 – Justice League

July 2017 – Wonder Woman

Xmas 2017 – Flash and Green Lantern team-up

May 2018 – Man Of Steel 2

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If that turns out to be true, 2017 is going to be pretty exciting! Additionally, her sources say that Metal Men and Suicide Squad had potential for 2016 but those projects didn't stick. As for why Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice was delayed, Finke says it's because they're going to fill the movie with cameos in order to help prepare for Justice League.

“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.”

Sure, only time will tell if this pans out, but what do you think of all this, Viners? Is there anything up there that really gets you stoked? Speak your mind below!

Source: Nikki Finke

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#1 Posted by dagmar_merrill (12701 posts) - - Show Bio

No Metal Men? DC is DOOOOOOMMMMEEEED!

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#2 Edited by Squalleon (9898 posts) - - Show Bio

And I really was excited when I heard about the Metal Men :-(

Anyway this looks pretty solid. But improbable.

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#3 Posted by Cap10nate (3628 posts) - - Show Bio

Very cool if it's true. It's going to be super hero overkill those years with Disney's 2 movies, an X-Men movie or two, a Spider related movie or two, and now 3 DC movies. I'm pumped as a fan, but I wonder if the general audience will still be excited then. I hope so because it's a great time to be a comic fan, and I hope they keep pumping the movies out.

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#4 Posted by corpsecraft (57 posts) - - Show Bio

Why is it taking them so long to put out Wonder Woman? That's a really long time.

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#5 Edited by RulerOfThisUniverse (6518 posts) - - Show Bio

That would be extremely cool for the most part, but I think it would be better if GL or Flash got solo movies before they got a team-up movie.

EDIT: I'd also be disappointed if we didn't get a solo Batman film until past 2018...

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#6 Edited by Fallschirmjager (22692 posts) - - Show Bio

Who is Nikki Fink and why should we consider him/her reliable?

Read her page. Seems pretty legit background.

Great if true. Flash/GL team up sounds interesting. It needs to be a comic. I hope Shazam doesn't replace Aquaman either.

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#7 Edited by ARMIV2 (10004 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks like they better get crackin' then.

And Superman doesn't get an official sequel 'till 2018?

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#8 Posted by AndyPhifer (131 posts) - - Show Bio

What kind of fool thinks there's anyone who cares about a Shazam movie?

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#9 Posted by k4tzm4n (40070 posts) - - Show Bio
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#10 Posted by brinkthemoviemyfavoritemovie (379 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds like crap to me. Nikki Finke (there's an E) isn't known to be very reliable at all. THAT SAID, on the off chance this is true, I don't know whether to be happy or disappointed about Flash being teamed up with GL in his movie. He does play particularly well off other heroes.

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#11 Posted by SmashBrawler (6033 posts) - - Show Bio

May 2018 – Man Of Steel 2

lol

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#12 Edited by CaptainMarvel4Ever (9379 posts) - - Show Bio
The fan girls will have their day
The fan girls will have their day

I hate the idea of a Captain Marvel film, but Flash and Green Lantern could work.

I would also love a Cyborg solo film (just saying)

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#13 Edited by Fallschirmjager (22692 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, I edited my post after I finished reading the link.

Seems like a legit journalist at least.

Forgive me, I'm pretty picky about this shit. This forum in particular people post a lot of things left and write from shoddy sources with no credibility (like the WW is a Kryptonian thing lol). Though the staff has been excellent in general so kudos.

Guess we'll find out next month in any case.

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#14 Posted by frozenedge (1465 posts) - - Show Bio

Why is it taking them so long to put out Wonder Woman? That's a really long time.

It's really not. She'll be in the Batman v Superman movie as a cameo then a JL movie the following year and then her own movie 2 months after.

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#15 Posted by FoxxFireArt (3641 posts) - - Show Bio

The more this cast keeps ballooning the more worried I get. I was actually kind of excited to see Aflec play Batman.

Now, this is seeming less like BATMAN V. SUPERMAN, and more the JUSTICE LEAGUE movie. That's just way too many characters for one film.

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#16 Edited by k4tzm4n (40070 posts) - - Show Bio

What's VERY interesting (if true) is that there's no Batman until at least 2018. It's nice to see they allegedly want to focus on giving their other properties more attention.

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#17 Posted by dagmar_merrill (12701 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n: What do you think about a Sandman movie?

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#18 Edited by Bsaa (760 posts) - - Show Bio

@captainmarvel4ever: what the heck would a cyborg movie be about? His lack of a supporting cast, and the idiocy of removing his Titans history?

Coming Summer of 2019, is Warner Brothers' Cyborg: The Quest for An Ongoing!

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#19 Posted by Twix_Right_Side (2406 posts) - - Show Bio

This seems HIGHLY improbable,so I'm not getting my hopes up.

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#20 Edited by NukeA6 (884 posts) - - Show Bio

I will wait next month to see how true this is.

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#21 Posted by longbowhunter (9413 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm pretty bummed to hear about a Suicide Squad movie getting shoved aside. But I like the idea of a GL/Flash team up.

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#22 Posted by McBig (152 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman in the justice league oh man that would awesome. I'm sold now hope it comes true.

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#23 Posted by Fallschirmjager (22692 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n: What do you think about a Sandman movie?

A single movie isn't enough for Sandman. He needs a trilogy at least.

I personally don't think Sandman needs to be in the same continuity as the JL either.

I think I might like it more if they let HBO do a TV series for it. But its such an amazing story that needs to be told in some way to a grander audience.

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#24 Posted by DoctorThomasElliot (321 posts) - - Show Bio

Flash and GL? Sweet. But which Green Lantern?

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#25 Posted by saintwildcard (18618 posts) - - Show Bio

Xmas 2017 – Flash and Green Lantern team-up

This seems like the odd one out of the bunch

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#26 Posted by dagmar_merrill (12701 posts) - - Show Bio

@dagmar_merrill said:

@k4tzm4n: What do you think about a Sandman movie?

A single movie isn't enough for Sandman. He needs a trilogy at least.

I personally don't think Sandman needs to be in the same continuity as the JL either.

I think I might like it more if they let HBO do a TV series for it. But its such an amazing story that needs to be told in some way to a grander audience.

Agreed on all counts.

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#27 Posted by rob1157 (202 posts) - - Show Bio

OK folks, JUST DO IT.

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#28 Posted by RustyRoy (16398 posts) - - Show Bio

I think this just another false rumor but if it is true then I'm very happy with it.

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#29 Posted by RustyRoy (16398 posts) - - Show Bio

I think this just another false rumor but if it is true then I'm very happy with it.

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#30 Posted by mksystem74 (93 posts) - - Show Bio

the Flash GL team up movie is very interesting. We'll find out if they'll use the same Flash from the tv show and if so, why now use Green arrow as well?

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#31 Posted by TommytheHitman (5460 posts) - - Show Bio

Isn't Justice League coming out in 2018?

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#32 Posted by kennybaese (1241 posts) - - Show Bio

@rulerofthisuniverse: If they bring in the TV Flash (I'm fifty fifty on whether or not that will actually happen) then they can skip the origin for him, and Green Lantern had a solo movie not too long ago, so he doesn't really need another (quality aside). I'd say a team up movie is a great way to do the characters. If they go with kind of a goofball Barry (which seems to be the case with the show) and a super serious John Stewart, they'll play off of each other well.

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#33 Posted by z3ro180 (8680 posts) - - Show Bio

If this is true then it would be cool.

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#34 Edited by Transformers1024 (7398 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't imagine Shazam coming out that soon. And why is Sandman on the list? I get that he is a DC (Vertigo) property, but he's not apart of the Cinematic universe (or shouldn't be if he is). Weird.

And where is Justice League Dark?!

Why is Man of Steel 2 up there? They sai....nevermind DC is confusing as hell...

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#35 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (12452 posts) - - Show Bio

If this is true, I got no problem.

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#36 Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever (9379 posts) - - Show Bio

@bsaa: WB have said they've been thinking about a Metal Men movie, you could easily tie Cyborg into that. Or combine story elements from some of is pre 52 history and New 52 material to make a movie. Besides, Scott Lang has never had a comic, not even a mini series, and he's getting a film.

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#37 Posted by Billy Batson (59635 posts) - - Show Bio

I personally don't think Sandman needs to be in the same continuity as the JL either.

I think I might like it more if they let HBO do a TV series for it. But its such an amazing story that needs to be told in some way to a grander audience.

Sandman is mostly an anthology series. If they ever make a Sandman movie, they should just write an original screenplay, preferably by Gaiman himself.

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#38 Posted by AllStarSuperman (36320 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't see a captain marvel/shazam film doing well, especially after Mark Millar releases Superior.

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#39 Posted by TheBhramaBull (457 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't believe they would make that many movies and not have one of them be a Batman centric movie.

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#40 Posted by Bsaa (760 posts) - - Show Bio

@captainmarvel4ever: The actual status of Ant-Man is one of the biggest jokes of the last month.

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#41 Edited by Fallschirmjager (22692 posts) - - Show Bio

@billy_batson said:

@fallschirmjager said:

I personally don't think Sandman needs to be in the same continuity as the JL either.

I think I might like it more if they let HBO do a TV series for it. But its such an amazing story that needs to be told in some way to a grander audience.

Sandman is mostly an anthology series. If they ever make a Sandman movie, they should just write an original screenplay, preferably by Gaiman himself.

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Hm. Yeah. Makes sense.

How do you feel about JGL being Dream btw? If that rumor is still true.

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#42 Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever (9379 posts) - - Show Bio

@bsaa: I'm not sure what your trying to convey.

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#43 Posted by Jphu8414 (4044 posts) - - Show Bio

Me Gusta

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#44 Posted by 2cool4fun (2294 posts) - - Show Bio

@corpsecraft: Dude really? At least she is getting one, and even before Green Lantern & Flash.

Also, GL & FLASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#45 Edited by Bsaa (760 posts) - - Show Bio

@captainmarvel4ever: that the point of bringing of Ant-Man is a rather moot point considering the debacle that has become of his film.

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#46 Edited by RulerOfThisUniverse (6518 posts) - - Show Bio

@kennyshat: I really doubt they'll bring in the TV Flash. He's too big a franchise to be pushed aside to a show when WB could easily just make a film and get tons of money off it. There's also various continuity problems with that, such as why no one in Arrow mentioned a major city (Metropolis) getting blown up and the world being attacked, very publicly, by superpowered aliens. But if they did decide to use the TV version, it would write off a major chunk of the audience who don't watch the show, and it would mean that Arrow is canon in the movie universe--so Ra's Al Ghul, Deathstroke, and many other characters would be basically unusable in the movies. In short--not going to happen.

I also doubt that John Stewart will be used as the main Green Lantern in the DCCU. If he was, it would ruin your point that he does not need to be introduced due to the recent 2011 Green Lantern film...which John Stewart wasn't in.

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#47 Posted by IDontLikeBirds (838 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice, Shazam and Wonder Woman get films, but I ask one thing....

WHERE IS THE AQUAMAN MOVIE?!?!

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#48 Posted by RedLantern23 (898 posts) - - Show Bio

There is no way this can work. Batman Vs Superman in 2016, then a year later Justice League? Then 2 months after that Wonder Woman?

Gal Gadot would have to practically live on set for 3 years in order to make this happen.

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#49 Posted by Egie_Asemota1 (103 posts) - - Show Bio

@andyphifer: preach on man! seriously how about John Stewart, Flash or Martian Hunter?

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#50 Edited by The Impersonator (7975 posts) - - Show Bio

@foxxfireart said:

The more this cast keeps ballooning the more worried I get. I was actually kind of excited to see Aflec play Batman.

Now, this is seeming less like BATMAN V. SUPERMAN, and more the JUSTICE LEAGUE movie. That's just way too many characters for one film.

There is a reason why it's called Dawn of Justice. It doesn't just refer to the Justice League. We have two pair of heroes who believe in their own justice. Batman thinks Superman's a threat because his own race have caused destruction on Metropolis. Also, Superman killed Zod.

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