DC is finally playing catch up.
While Marvel is working on the 13th film in its cinematic universe, the DC Comics’ multiverse (which includes hugely popular heroes Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman) only includes 2013’s “Man of Steel.”
That’s about to change. Back in October 2014, the studio announced ten new films over the next five years, kicking off this March with “Batman v Superman.”
Read on to find see what’s next for DC’s biggest heroes and villains.
In “Batman v Superman,” we’ll see Superman answer for the damage he caused to Metropolis at the end of “Man of Steel.”
We’ll meet Ben Affleck’s new Batman, who will not be among The Man of Steel’s fans.
Behind the scenes, however, Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) may be pulling the strings, trying to manipulate conflict between the two.
The film will also introduce Doomsday, a super-powered titan which it appears Luthor will create from a resurrected General Zod.
Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) will join Batman and Superman in the battle against Doomsday. We’ll also get to see a few other heroes for the first time: Cyborg (Ray Fisher), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and The Flash (Ezra Miller).
“Batman v Superman” is coming to theaters March 25.
Next up is “Suicide Squad,” about a group of supervillains who team up to take down an even bigger villain.
The film will introduce fan favorite Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) to the big screen.
The full squad consists of Cary Fukuhara (Katana), Adam Beach (Slipknot), Cara Delevingne (Enchantress), Jay Hernandez (El Diablo), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flag), and Will Smith (Deadshot).
Fans are especially excited to see The Joker (Jared Leto) pop up. We’re not entirely sure what his role is in the film, but he doesn’t appear to be a Squad member.
“Suicide Squad” will be in theaters August 5.
In 2017, Wonder Woman will get her own movie.
Raised on an all-female island of powerful warrior women, DC’s chief creative officer Geoff Johns describes her as the “best fighter” in the DC Universe.
One of Wonder Woman’s biggest rivals is Ares, the God of War. In the comics, he subtly manipulates politicians into escalating conflicts. War is connected to his power. The more conflict in the world, the more power he gains.
The film will also star Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Wonder Woman’s love interest. In most comic book iterations he is either a soldier or spy who helps Diana during World War II.
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“Wonder Woman” is coming June 23, 2017.
“Justice League – Part I” will be in theaters November 17, 2017. This will feature multiple DC heroes in the first ever on-screen team-up of the legendary comic book team.
Details are scarce, but director Zack Snyder has confirmed we’ll see our first hints at the full team in “Batman v Superman.”
Source: USA Today