Warner Bros. announces dates for nine new DC movies, starting in 2016, giving the studio two DC-based properties in theaters each year, beginning with ‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,’ out March 25, 2016.
The superhero wars are starting to heat up. As director Zack Snyder’s 300 and Watchmen did in years past, Warner Bros. will open its DC superhero faceoff ahead of the summer movie crush, Deadline reports.
Last week the studio announced dates for nine new DC movies, starting in 2016, giving the studio two DC-based properties in theaters each year, beginning with Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, out March 25, 2016.
While no titles were revealed, the six-year plan is the first major orchestrated push by DC and WB to get more of their iconic superheroes on the big screen. The play comes since Diane Nelson moved from the Harry Potter franchise to take control of DC Entertainment in 2009. Shortly thereafter, plans for Man of Steel were announced in 2010.
The companies already have discussed plans for a sequel to Man of Steel, a Justice League film, and individual outings for Wonder Woman, played by Gal Gadot.
Early last month rival Marvel Studios and Disney locked down dates for five untitled Marvel movies starting with July 27, 2017 and running through May 3, 2019. The other dates are November 3, 2017, July 6, 2018 and November 2, 2018.
The new dates are as follows:
Aug. 5, 2016: Untitled DC Film
June 23, 2017: Untitled DC Film
Nov. 17, 2017: Untitled DC Film
March 23, 2018: Untitled DC Film
July 27, 2018: Untitled DC Film
April 5, 2019: Untitled DC Film
June 14, 2019: Untitled DC Film
April 3, 2020: Untitled DC Film
June 19, 2020: Untitled DC Film
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.