In the wake of [Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice](tag:711870), it seems that Warner Bros. and DC have decided to make some changes to their planned slate of DC comics adaptations. Hardly major changes, but significant ones. There are two main edits that they've, so naturally we're going to break them down here because it gives me an excuse to take a break from studying.
Wonder Woman Is Coming Sooner
Of the two changes, this is the less noteworthy. Originally scheduled to come out on June 23rd of next year, it will now enter theatres on June 2nd, 2017. The most likely reason for this is that it takes it means it won't release on the same weekend as Michael Bay's Fifth Transformers movie, and will now even have a good three weeks to bring home as much bacon as it can before those robots in disguise steals all the audience for inexplicable reasons. There probably isn't much more to it other than it's nice we'll see it a bit earlier than we expected, but it's so far away that four weeks is hardly a massive story. On the flip-side, there's much to discuss about the second piece of DC news.
Two unannounced films have release dates
At the same time they told us about Wonder Woman, Warner Bros. also deigned to give us a little tease in the form of two release dates for currently unconfirmed DC movies. These dates for your nerd calendar, and to add to that ever growing infographic of the superhero films coming out soon, are October 5th, 2018, and November 1st, 2019. What these could be is an interesting subject, and these maths patst-papers do not look fun at all, so let's have a look at what they could be.
1) October 5th, 2018
I would put money on one of these dates being saved for a Ben Affleck directing and/or starring Batman film, as he was the positive aspect of Dawn of Justice for the majority of people. Thus, it's more likely that DC would be giving it the Oct. 2018 date, as they want everyone to see it ASAP, because it would easily pull in money and create positive buzz around this franchise, helping out all the other planned films. That said, Ben Affleck has said before that it would be hard to work a Batman film into his schedule,as he has other projects he wants to do. I'd still put money on this being the plan, but it's not a no-brainer. On this subject, I wrote a whole article about the Batman solo film probably getting fast-tracked, and what it could be about, so if you're interested, check it out. I'd feel very smug if this was a Batman film.
2) November 1st, 2019
If I were to be optimistic, I'd say that this is a Booster Gold/Blue Beetle team-up film, but the chances of this aren't too high. Alternatively though, it really could be anything from a Superman movie to a second Batman outing. If I had to guess though (and I do, because I really hate maths, why the hell did I choose to study it?) I'd wager that it's when DC will release their Justice League: Dark film, which has been in production for a while, and is being made off of a script written by Guillermo Del Toro. I'm completely down with this, as Del Toro is one of my favourite creators.
The Main take-away
One of the most interesting aspects of this whole thing is that it came hot on the heels of the rumour that DC would be cutting back on how many films it would make in the next few years. It's almost a statement to say that they're going full steam ahead with this universe, for better or worse. Even though I personally didn't at all like Batman v Superman, I can't deny that there's a lot to come from this universe, and lots of it has lots of potential.