Could DC finally be on the road to catching up with Marvel? If a new report from NikkiFinke.com is true, then it seems like the higher-ups at Warner Bros. have finally made some huge decisions about the future of their comic book films. Finke’s source claims WB has laid out its schedule and will reveal it at this year’s Comic-Con, and it includes a staggering seven films between now and May of 2018. Here’s the supposedly leaked schedule:
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
Finke has been sidelined from the scooping game for months due to a contract dispute with her former employer, and she launched her new site today. Some have taken this to mean that this story might be best taken with a grain of salt, considering she may just be making a play for traffic on her first day back. But if she wants to retain any sort of long term readership, I’m guessing Finke is only going to post info she thinks is solid – at least for the first couple of weeks. The scooping world is cutthroat, but she always had ways (ethically questionable ones, it should be mentioned) of finding out information. Say what you will about her, but she wasn’t often wrong.
So what does it mean if this is true? It means the people at WB/DC are finally stepping up their game. We obviously knew about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, and some of these other projects have been tossed around as possibilities for years, but now it seems there’s a real, honest-to-God plan in place to make them happen – and quickly, too. Zack Snyder can’t do all of this himself. If this scoop ruined WB’s big announcement at Comic-Con, maybe they’ll take that opportunity to announce some of the filmmakers who will be shepherding these films to the big screen. That should give Hall H something to cheer about. And can you imagine the reaction if they bring out Dwayne Johnson to confirm he’ll be starring in a Shazam movie?
What do you think about Warner Bros. upcoming schedule?
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