According to a new report from Nikki Finke, Justice League will hit theaters just one year after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in May 2017. When the Justice League movie was officially announced, a May 2017 date was rumored and now it appears to be confirmed. Finke also claims to have info on Warner Bros.’ DC Comics movie roadmap, which they plan to reveal next month at Comic-Con. In addition to a Justice League movie in 2017, Wonder Woman will be getting her own movie that summer as well. Superman will get his own solo movie again in May 2018. Here’s the alleged roadmap:
- May 2016 – Batman v Superman
- July 2016 – Shazam
- Xmas 2016 – Sandman
- May 2017 – Justice League
- July 2017 – Wonder Woman
- Xmas 2017 – Flash and Green Lantern team-up
- May 2018 – Man Of Steel 2
Finke also reports that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was delayed so that the story could be tweaked to help set up 2017’s Justice League. Here’s what her source had to say:
“Like Marvel’s The Avengers, there will be cameos of superheroes for future installments. The cameos will include the already known Cyborg and Flash. Green Lantern [not played by Ryan Reynolds, thank god] may be introduced. And Aquaman will be seen in the Justice League movie. Problem is, Warner Bros Pictures was still negotiating with the actors for those cameos and future roles, meaning major contracts for multiple JL/character films to follow. The studio didn’t want to move forward until they had more of this secure so they held off starting production for a few months. Seemingly simple reason, but the implications are pretty darn huge.”
Nikki Finke founded Deadline, one of Hollywood’s most reliable sources for industry news. She left the company she founded and is on her own now, and made a big splash with this news on the first day of running her new site.
It’s a shame that the leaked roadmap only goes to 2018, I’d love to know when the first solo Ben Affleck Batman movie will hit theaters! This definitely adds fuel to the rumors that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League will shoot back-to-back. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but I bet we’ll learn at lot more at Comic-Con in July. Stay tuned to Batman News for all the latest!