More schedule changes in Warners’ DC superhero movies front. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the production and release of the second Justice League movie has been pushed back to make room for Ben Affleck’s solo Batman movie.
Until this news the tentative DC movie release schedule looked like this:
- Wonder Woman 2 June 2017
- Justice League 17 November 2017
- The Flash 16 March 2018
- Aquaman 5 October 2018
- Shazam 5 April 2019
- Justice League 2 14 June 2019
- Untitled DC Film 1 November 2019
- Cyborg 3 April 2020
- Green Lantern Corps 24 July 2020
You’ll notice the Batman film wasn’t on that list, even though it’s been in development and public knowledge for a well over six months now. The assumption was that it would take that “Untitled DC Film” November 2019 slot, but this latest news suggests it may now take over the 14 June 2019 slot vacated by Justice League 2. On the other hand, we’re also still operating on a “we’ll believe it when we see it” level of scepticism when it comes to Shazam (does anybody want a film about a superhero who sounds like a lavatory cleaner?). Basically anything after Aquaman is pretty much up for grabs.
Also, how long will Justice League 2 be delayed for? It seems unlikely that it’ll be simply shuffled back a few months to take over the “Untitled DC film” slot. Why? Well according to the Hollywood Reporter story, Zack Snyder will still be directing the sequel, but this new development has apparently left a hole big enough in his schedule for him to go off and make another film entirely – his long-in-development thriller The Last Photograph about a war correspondent in Afghanistan who is the only person to survive an attack on a group of Americans.