At a Time Warner investor meeting on Wednesday, Warner Bros. Chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara laid out his company’s plans to plaster movie houses with big DC-themed movies over the next six years, starting with Zach Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, set to release in 2016.
Disney-owned Marvel already dominates the box office with its comic-book team-ups like The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy as well as movies based on top characters like Thor, Iron Man, and Captain America.
It’s going to be a tough job for Warner Bros. to catch up to Marvel, which has already laid a ton of groundwork in it’s previously released films for the ongoing cinematic dynasty, but this new list promises to please fans new and old.
Warner Bros. plans to release at least two comic-themed movies per year, including the following:
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, directed by Zack Snyder (2016)
Suicide Squad, directed by David Ayer (2016)
Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot (2017)
Justice League Part One, directed by Zack Snyder, with Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Amy Adams reprising their roles (2017)
The Flash, starring Ezra Miller (2018)
Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa (2018)
Justice League Part Two, directed by Zack Snyder (2019)
Cyborg, starring Ray Fisher (2020)
Green Lantern (2020)
Suicide Squad will be based on the comics involving a team up of several slightly-reformed super villains who work for the government. The 2017 release of Wonder Woman will be the first major superhero movie based entirely on a female character, while Aquaman will star Game of Thrones‘ Jason Momoa as the titular character, king of the seas.
The Flash will spin a different tale than that of the currently airing CW television show of the same name, with a new actor in the title role. Shazam will have Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson starring as villain Black Adam, and the Green Lantern reboot should hopefully be much better than the failed 2011 Ryan Reynolds vehicle.
Color us excited to see all these new plans for DC heroes, though we realize that we’re only hearing the plans — so many things can happen in the intervening six years to cancel or postpone any of the titles announced today.
Warner Bros. also announced that they’d be making standalone Superman and Batman movies, a ton of television shows, and some Harry Potter spin-offs, as well.