The superhero movie genre is right now the biggest thing to hit Hollywood. More and more superhero movies are being released every year and they are setting new records. While Marvel’s Cinematic Universe towers over all the other franchises, DC is trying to gain better traction. With Aquaman they made over $318 million in theatres, this being indicative of their increased efforts. If you are a fan of DC movies then you must be wondering about Upcoming DC movies list 2020, 2021 & 2022.
DC extended universe has been slowly growing over time, they recently released Shazam! , the most light-hearted film in the entire DC universe. The extended universe officially began with Man of Steel and has had success, but nothing compared to that of Marvel. However, the latest movies of DC are faring much better than their earlier movies, showing a promise of a better future. DC has nearly 25 movies planned to hit the theatres, so superhero enthusiasm should be ready. Below you will find a complete list of Upcoming DC movies to be released in the coming years and these Upcoming DC movies are expected to bring DC back into the limelight.
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Upcoming DC Movies 2020
Birds of Prey | Release Date 7 February 2020
This movie is directed by Cathy Yan, as Margot Robbie was critical about securing a female director for this movie. The movie will revolve around Harley Quin portrayed by Margot Robbie who teams up with the Huntress, Black Canary, Black Mask, and Renee Montoya. The movie’s cast includes Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez, Ella Jay Basco, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ewan McGregor, and Margot Robbie. This movie’s production has been prioritized over Suicide Squad 2 and Gotham city sirens. The movie is expected to release on the seventh of February 2020.
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Wonder Woman 1984 | Release Date 5 June 2020
The first Wonder Woman movie gave the much-needed break for DCEU. That movie fared well critically and commercially. The sequel is directed by Patty Jenkins, who also directed Wonder Woman. This movie’s chronological sequence places it between the Justice League and Wonder Woman. This movie is set 66 years after the end of the first world war. This movie sees both Gal Gadot and Chris Pine reprising their roles from the first movie. The villain will be Cheetah, a man with an ability to transform into a human-cheetah hybrid. Cheetah will be played by Kristen Wiig. A pivotal role will be played by Pedro Pascal, of Game of Thrones fame. The story for this movie was written by David Callaham, who also wrote Godzilla and The Expendables. The movie is expected to release globally on the fifth of June 2020.
Cyborg | Release Date TBA
Cyborg is one of the major DC heroes who has had minimal screen time. All he has had till now is his cameo in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and his part in the Justice League. The role of Victor Stone, better known as Cyborg, has been played by Ray Fisher till now, and he is expected to continue. This movie is supposed to be derived from a storyline that was scrapped for the 2017 hit. The Cyborg movie was expected to be released in April 2020, but there is a strong possibility that the date will be pushed back.
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Green Lantern Corps | Release Date TBA
The original Green Lantern movie starring Ryan Reynolds was a massive failure both critically and commercially. DCEU has decided to move on and integrate Green Lantern into the DCEU by introducing multiple Green Lanterns into the movies. The movie will be produced and written by Geoff Johns, who had written Green Lantern comics for almost a decade. While the movie is set to be released on the 24th of July 2020, no details about the director have been released yet.
Upcoming DC movies 2021
The Batman | Release Date 25 June 2021
Batman has not had a standalone movie in a long time. This movie will be directed by Matt Reeves, who had directed the Dawn of The Apes movie. Batman was initially supposed to be played by Ben Affleck, but he has now stepped down from the role. In May 2019, Warner Bros has confirmed Robert Pattinson as the new Batman in Matt Reeves’s The Batman. The Batman will be the first installment in the Batman trilogy. This movie is set to focus on a younger Bruce Wayne than the one in Justice League and Batman vs Superman. This movie is expected to release in the summer of 2021, it’s estimated to be close to the 25th of June.
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The Suicide Squad | Release Date 6 August 2021
This movie is expected to be a reboot of the original Suicide Squad movie. This movie has gone through many director changes and the latest person to be given the reins is James Gunn, the former Marvel director. He is also expected to prepare the script for the movie. Margot Robbie will reprise her role as Harley Quinn from the first film along with Viola Davis as Amanda Waller and Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag. Other casts of Suicide Squad 2 includes Idris Elba and John Cena. Will Smith won’t be returning as Deadshot for the sequel. The movie is expected to release on the sixth of August 2021. The original movie brought Joker into the DCEU.
The Flash | 2021
The Flash is an upcoming DC movie initial scheduled to release in 2018. However, it was delayed from its originally scheduled. Ezra Miller will play the title role of Barry Allen aka The Flash. The Flash is expected to release in 2021.
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Upcoming DC movies 2022
Aquaman 2 | 16 December 2022
Aquaman 2 is an upcoming DC superhero film and a sequel to 2018 DC film Aquaman. Jason Momoa will reprise her role as Arthur Curry / Aquaman and Amber Heard as Mera. Aquaman sequel is scheduled to be released on 16 December 2022.
Other DC upcoming movies which is in various stages of development include Black Adam, Lobo, Justice League Dark, Justice League Part Two or Justice League 2, Man of Steel sequel, Nightwing, The Trench, and Shazam! sequel.