All Upcoming DCEU Films

From left, Joel Kinnaman, John Cena, Margot Robbie, Peter Capaldi and Idris Elba in The Suicide Squad (2021).

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The DC Extended Universe has been riding some euphoric highs in recent years. Just look at 2017’s box-office smash, Wonder Woman and the fantastically feelgood surprise that was 2019’s Shazam!

Happily, that wave shows no sign of slowing down, with a whole host of DC films due for years to come.

Here's all the DC movies heading your way, from James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad (2021) reboot/sequel, The Batman (2022), The Flash (2022) and Dwayne Johnson’s superhero debut in Black Adam (2022).


The Suicide Squad

We’re very excited about The Suicide Squad. Writer and Director, James Gunn knows a thing or two about turning also-ran comic book characters into household names – he’s responsible for Guardians of the Galaxy Vols 1 and 2. And now he’s working his ensemble-cast movie magic on DC’s crew of very reluctant heroes, The Suicide Squad.

The Suicide Squad UK release date: 30 July 2021

  • If you thought 2016’s Suicide Squad was busy, just wait until you get a load of the sequel. We count 16 new and returning members of the squad, and that’s just characters James Gunn currently deems important for us to know about. Viewers are being advised not to get too attached to any of this unhinged crew so expect a lot of comic book collateral damage before the credits roll.
  • Returning characters Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman) and Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) are joined by the likes of Bloodsport (Idris Elba), Blackguard (Pete Davidson), Peacemaker (John Cena), The Thinker (Peter Capaldi), and James Gunn’s Guardians mate, Michael ‘Yondu’ Rooker as Savant.
  • With a plot that appears to feature an explosion-rich, South American jungle war, The Suicide Squad is rocking a 1970s blood ‘n’ thunder war movie aesthetic that we can’t get enough of.

 


The Batman

Unrelated to Ben Affleck’s retirement-then-reinstatement as the DCEU’s Dark Knight for 2022’s The Flash, Robert Pattinson will become the seventh actor to don Bats’ iconic cowl.

The Batman isn't set to be part of the DC Extended Universe. Director Matt Reeves’ take on Batman is a standalone movie set during a young Bruce Wayne’s second year as Gotham’s Caped Crusader and as the brooding teaser trailer revealed – it promises to be bracingly dark and twisted.

The Batman UK release date: 4 March 2022

  • Jeffrey Wright is inspired casting as James Gordon? And while we’ve yet to see Andy Serkis as Bruce Wayne’s friend and mentor Alfred Pennyworth, the unmistakable sound of his voice over the trailer is the stuff of major goosebumps.
  • After Affleck’s middle-aged ‘unit’ of a Batman, seeing Bats as a lean, mean proto-Goth is quite a revelation. But it works. Pattinson delivering the smackdown to a henchman is brilliantly brutal. Gotham (and filmgoers) are in good hands.
  • After years of minimal on-screen sleuthing, it looks as though The Batman will see the self-styled World’s Greatest Detective actually living up to the title, thanks to a trail of clues and bodies left by headline baddie, The Riddler (Paul Dano).
  • But The Riddler’s not alone on Gotham’s streets. With Colin Farrell playing Oswald Cobblepot AKA The Penguin, and Zöe Kravitz playing Selina Kyle (Catwoman) – and rumours that The Joker may also make an appearance – Batman is going to be up to his pointy ears in trouble. 
  • DC Fandome 2021 Update: As expected, a new trailer for The Batman was released and showed more of the World's Greatest Detective in perhaps his darkest iteration yet. We also see Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth for the first time and more of the trio of Villains set to make an appearance - The Riddler, Catwoman and the Penguin. 

Black Adam

Don’t know who Black Adam is? You will. This DC anti-hero is part of the Shazam universe (Shazamziverse?) and he’s about to be played by none other than box-office behemoth, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. Black Adam has quite the epic backstory – over 5,000 years’ worth – but in essence, Black Adam has the same powers as Billy Batson/Shazam, but is a lot less concerned about being good and moral. Over the years, Black Adam and Shazam have been sworn enemies and begrudging allies. But which Black Adam will we meet?

Black Adam UK release date: 29 July 2022

  • The trailer’s concept art was created by DC legend (and Chief Creative Officer) Jim Lee and fan artist turned sought-after pro, BossLogic. It depicts Adam’s journey from slave in the ancient fictional kingdom of Kahndaq to superpowered people’s champion Mighty Adam to tyrant Black Adam.
  • We also see the original wizard Shazam, defeating Black Adam, plus a glimpse of his resurrected, modern-day form. With Johnson’s growling voiceover declaring “No-one will ever stop me again.” it’s hard to know whether he’s referring to Black Adam’s enemies or his own career. We’re delighted, either way.
  • The JSA (Justice Society of America) will feature in Black Adam. Hawkman, Dr. Fate, Cyclone and Atom Smasher have all been confirmed so far.
  • DC Fandome 2021 Update: The cast of Black Adam introduced themselves in an exciting sneak peak of the upcoming film, which gave the tiniest of teases of the Justice Society of America's costumes and a clip from the film which showed the Anti-Hero's devastating abilities.


DC League of Super Pets

DC League of Super Pets UK release date: 20 May 2022

Brought to the big screen by Jared Stern (who wrote Lego Batman and The Lego Ninjago Movie), for now, little is known about this CG animated adventure inspired by DC’s Legion of Super Pets (really, it’s a whole thing). But rest assured, as soon as we know which of the super good boys and girls are in Super Pets we’ll let you know.

  • DC Fandome 2021 Update: DC dropped the teaser for the upcoming Super Pets movie and blew us away by announcing the voices of Dwayne Johnson who is set to play another DC property in the form of Krypto the Super Dog and Kevin Hart as Ace The Bat-Hound - name a more iconic and hilarious duo, we'll wait...

  • And there's more! Vanessa Bayer, John Krasinski, Diego Luna, Natasha Lyonne, Kate McKinnon and Keanu Reeves are also set to lend their voices in this all star cast of Super Pets.

The Flash 

The Flash UK release date: 4 November 2022

While Ezra Miller’s first solo adventure is a way off it’s potentially one of the most intriguing DC movies yet. Director Andrew Muschietti has described it as a time-travel story and it looks likely to embrace the fashionable multiverse theme that’s been a staple of comics for decades and that’s also being explored by the MCU with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

  • In practice this leads to a pretty epic reveal: that, inspired by the DC comic storyline Flashpoint, The Flash 2022 could well feature not one but two Batmans (Batmen?) – Ben Affleck’s current DC Extended Universe Batman and Michael Keaton’s 1989 Batman!

  • DC Fandome 2021 Update: After months of anticipation, we were finally granted a sneak peak of the upcoming Flash movie which still held it's cards close to it's chest in teasing us with a voice over of Michael Keaton's Bruce Wayne/Batman and exciting footage from the movie including Sasha Calle's Supergirl, Ezra Miller's new Flash outfit inspired by the New 52 comic storyline, a doppelganger Barry Allen and the iconic Burton Batman costume. 

DC films on the horizon

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom UK release date: 16 December 2022

DC Fandome 2021 Update: The King of Atlantis returns with some familiar faces in the sneak peak of what looks to be a 'maturer yet still retaining it's fun' film and dialling up the exploration of new exciting worlds to 11. The film has only recently begun shooting however from what we can gather, the set pieces are bigger and the stakes far greater than the first movie. It's inspiring to see that the cast and crew are passionate about this franchise and we are too!


 

Shazam: Fury of the Gods

Shazam: Fury of the Gods UK release date: 2 June 2023

DC Fandome 2021 Update: Shazam: Fury of the Gods is still filming, but DC continued to spoil us with a sneak peak of the sequel to the hilariously fun Shazam 2018 film. The film looks to be diving deeper towards the Greek mythology side of the DC Universe introducing creatures such as Minotaurs and Harpies, and the Villainous Goddesses Hespera and Kalypso who are played by none other than Helen Mirren and Lucy Liu - easily one of the best castings to play villains.. ever.


Wonder Woman 3

Wonder Woman 3 was confirmed by Patty Jenkins at DC Fandome 2021 with Gal Gadot reprising her role as the title character and Lynda Carter confirmed to be reprising her role as Asteria from Wonder Woman 1984.

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