It’s both the end and beginning of some new eras for the DC Comics Universe in films.
At Comic-Con this past weekend, it was announced that DC and Warner Bros. announced the end of the DC Extended Universe, which featured a connection between Man of Steel, Batman v. Superman, Wonder Woman, and Justice League to name a few. However, a new rebranding was named and that name is Worlds of DC.
In light of the new rebranding, this will mean that all film adaptations of DC films will fall under this new brand despite any connections. Unlike the connected Marvel Cinematic Universe, this new branding looks to feature a multiverse of projects.
Upcoming films that fall under the Worlds of DC are:
- Aquaman, which will bring back Jason Momoa in the role of the Atlantean superhero, coming on December 21.
- Shazam!, which stars Zachary Levi as the titular superhero, who has the mindset of his 13-year old alter ego Billy Batson, played by Asher Angel. The film comes out April 5, 2019.
- Wonder Woman 1984, the sequel to the hit 2017 film that brings back Gal Gadot as the Amazon princess warrior with Chris Pine returning and Kristen Wiig as the villain Cheetah. The film comes out November 1, 2019.
- Birds of Prey, which brings back Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and will feature the characters of Black Canary, Huntress, and Cassandra Cain, and Renee Montoya. Shooting begins in January under the direction of Cathy Yan.
- Untitled Joker Film, which brings back Jared Leto as the Clown Prince of Crime, after his role in Suicide Squad.
- The Joker Origin Movie, which will have Joaquin Phoenix in the role of the man who will become the Joker. Todd Phillips is both directing and co-writing the script with Scott Silver and Martin Scorsese is serving as a producer. Zazie Beetz and Robert De Niro are in talks to join the cast. Shooting begins in September.
- Suicide Squad 2, which Gavin O’Connor will take over for David Ayer as director and the case from that film is expected to return.
- Flashpoint, which brings back Ezra Miller in the role of Barry Allen and his alter ego, the speedy Flash. At least hearing, Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley are in talks to write and direct the film.
What’s your take on the Worlds of DC? Sounds quite interesting.