Warner Bros., one of the major Hollywood studios was serious when it declared building a DC shared universe for the silver screen. Since then, it has had a mixed journey cinematically.
Thankfully, their last movie Wonder Woman was a major hit and as it still continues to rule the box office, the studio has lined up two more movies for the year 2020. Though 2020 is still three years away, the studio is making sure their cinematic universe keeps on churning movies out without a significant break.
Warner Bros. schedules 2 DCEU movies
Screen Rant reported that after announcing multiple DC movies within the DCEU, the studio has announced two more that will release in the year 2020. They have not revealed the name of these movies but setting these movies for 2020 only means that WB has a big plan for DCEU.
These movies could be of any superhero. It could be solo movies of lesser known superheroes or sequels to DC’s major projects. The sequel option sounds more what the studio might go for since there are a few movies whose sequels have been hinted earlier.
Apart from letting everyone know that they plan to release two new movies, target dates for these movies have also been revealed. The report mentioned that Feb. 14 and June 5 are the two dates that the studio has locked in.
Valentines Day and World Environment day are indeed quite unique choices to release superhero movies. Deadpool has already proven that a February date works quite well for a superhero movie.
It was a magnanimous hit and falls at a time when chances of fans going to the theaters with their loved ones are quite high. The June date, on the other hand, is also a good choice especially since it is a prime summer slot for superhero movies.
As mentioned above, there is a possibility that the studio might release a sequel to a successful project or a lesser-known solo movie on these two dates.
The report speculated that since DC is still riding high on the success of Wonder Woman, it will give the June date to Wonder Woman 2. If this happens, then director Patty Jenkins will have plenty of time to plan, film and get the movie ready for release.
The Valentines Day date will probably go to a movie like Gotham City Sirens especially because Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie was spotted reading Harley Quinn Valentine’s Day Special earlier this year.
Since there are chances Gotham City Sirens will feature Joker and Harley Quinn’s romantic angle, giving it a date of Feb. 14 makes sense.
Previously scheduled movies
Currently, speculations are hinting at Wonder Woman 2 and Gotham City Sirens. But WB/DC had already kept two movies ready to release in 2020. Their previous plan was to release solo movies Cyborg and Green Lantern Corps in that year.
Ray Fisher’s Cyborg was meant to release on April 3 and Green Lantern Corps was meant for July 24. If the studio is rethinking their line-up of movies, these two solo movies will either get a new date the same year or get postponed to another year.
DCEU’s line-up of movies
As of now, Wonder Woman is still doing wonders for DC at the box office. It recently surpassed Deadpool and might just become the most successful DC movie ever. Later this year, Justice League will hit the screens on Nov. 17.
It is DC’s first ensemble and is being completed by Joss Whedon. Next up is Aquaman, which is set for a Dec. 21 release next year. After these movies, it is expected that other movies like Justice League 2, The Batman, Nightwing, Batgirl, Man of Steel 2 and others will get their own release dates.
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