Not counting Wonder Woman and Justice League, which are being released later this year, Warner Bros has 15 DC movies in various stages of development. The next one out the gate after Justice League is Aquaman, and it was announced today that the underwater hero's solo adventure will now drop on December 21, 2018. Aquaman is getting ready to shoot in a few months, but besides that movie, DC doesn't have any other shoot planned later this year. Yet. New information suggests they may be gearing up to launch another production for later in 2017.
Acknowledging how the Batman movie will now likely shoot in 2018, Variety reporter Justin Kroll tweeted out that the following five movies are being considered for a 2017 shoot.
In case you don't recognize some or all of the shorthand, the movies being eyed are Gotham City Sirens, The Flash, Green Lantern Corps, Suicide Squad 2 and Dark Universe (a.k.a. the Justice League Dark movie). However, Justin Kroll also tweeted out if any of those scripts aren't ready to go, Warner Bros is fine with waiting for their completion and just shooting Aquaman this year. Also keep in mind that even if one of these movies starts shooting in 2017 doesn't guarantee it will be ready for a 2018 release, so Aquaman could still end up being the only DC movie coming out that year.
Of the five movies being reported, I'd say that Gotham City Sirens stands the strongest chance of starting production in 2017. Christina Hodson has been working on the screenplay, David Ayer is handling directing duties following his work on Suicide Squad and Margot Robbie will reprise Harley Quinn. It has enough pieces in place that it's plausible shooting could begin in the summer or fall. Then there's Suicide Squad 2, which has reportedly found a new screenwriter and searching for a new director. Since the first Squad adventure came out last year, Warner Bros may want to release a sequel sooner rather than later.
So which movie is least likely to start production in 2017? That would probably be The Flash. For a long time that movie was expected to come out on March 23, 2018, but with Rick Famuyiwa departing as director last October (a job that Seth Grahame-Smith left as well), the movie was put on hold and there's been no word on how the Scarlet Speedster's solo adventure is progressing other than that King Arthur: Legend of the Sword writer Joby Harold is re-writing the script. It's arguably the least ready to get a shoot going in just a couple months. As for the others, Green Lantern Corps has David Goyer and Justin Rhodes writing the script, while Dark Universe has Doug Liman attached to direct.
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