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The bright (near) future of DC Movies on the big screen

December 3rd, 2019 by Marc Comments

With the future looking bright for DC as Aquaman, Shazam! and Joker all seem to have expertly hit their mark, it looks like the studio is finally starting to feel more confident about the future (a trailer for Wonder Woman 84 and a second Birds of Prey one are both set to land this weekend) and it seems we may have a solid glance at what that direction may be.

Although, it seems that are still unsure how to move forward with Superman – although it seems that they have spoken to JJ Abrams, whose Bad Robot has just signed a deal with the company – about looking into bringing the Man of Steel back to the big screen with confirmation that as reported a while ago (here), Black Panther star Michael B Jordan had spoken to Warner Bros about playing Superman but doesn’t want to commit to it just yet.

Although current Superman/Clark Kent, Henry Cavill has made it clear that, as of now, he is still in the role: “I’m not just going to sit quietly in the dark as all this stuff is going on. I’ve not given up the role,” says Cavill.

“There’s a lot I have to give for Superman yet. A lot of storytelling to do. A lot of real, true depths to the honesty of the character I want to get into. I want to reflect the comic books. That’s important to me. There’s a lot of justice to be done for Superman. The status is: You’ll see.”

The new direction of Warners and, as such DC, is being credited to Walter Hamada, the longtime New Line executive who was brought on board in 2018 as president of DC Films, who is friends with Warner Bros film chief Toby Emmerich, and who was there to see the likes of Jon Berg, Geoff Johns and Diane Nelson leave the DC movie universe, leaving less egos and one clearer vision.

With Joker becoming a massive hit (and surprise) for the company as an R-rated comic book movie, it seems this will just be the beginning, with Birds of Prey and Suicide Squad both touted to be more adult-orientated, although not in the same bleak way Joker was.

It also seems that Georg Johns’ Green Lantern Corps movie is still a priority and may be set for the desk of Abrams when the script is done. The HBO Max Green Lantern series reportedly will not change this plan.

It also seems that, as we already knew, Ezra Miller’s Flash movie is still happening with IT’s Andy Muschietti directing and Bumblebee’s Christina Hodsonwill start the screenplay after she finishes her current Batgirl one. Flash will film after the next Fantastic Beasts, so that’ll be 2021 most likely.

2021 will also see James Wan and Jason Momoa returns for Aquaman 2 and as son as a director is found for it, The Trench will follow soon after.

There’s also hope that the upcoming streaming service HBO Maxx will lead to DC Movies not just being debuted on the ig screen but also in homes… but more on that as we hear it.

So that’s DC/Warner’s current slate; I want to hear your thoughts on it, folks.

Source: Variety

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….