Up to date DC Film Launch Dates and DC HBO Max Dates 2022

The DC Prolonged Universe is lastly giving Marvel a run for its cash—one thing that’s certain to extend now that James Gunn is operating the present. The DCEU’s myriad initiatives stretch far past superhero mainstays Batman, Superman, and the Justice League, promising to incorporate new and fascinating takes on DC Comics’ huge secure of characters.

What follows is an up-to-date record of all the pieces DCEU-related that’s on the best way: DC films heading to theaters, in addition to DC streaming films and exhibits coming to HBO Max.

Final up to date 3/8/2023.

What’s the subsequent DC Film?

SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS – Official Trailer 2

Shazam: Fury of the Gods

Launch date: March 17 (in theaters)

There was a second the place DC films went from barely disappointing to “oh, wait, that is truly good.” And that second was 2019’s Shazam. So we’re very anxious to see what’s subsequent for Billy Batson, the younger boy who can say one phrase and switch right into a superhero, particularly now that his complete household is in on the thrill and so they’re going up in opposition to characters like Hespera, a daughter of Atlas (Helen Mirren). David F. Sandberg, who helmed Shazam, returns to direct Shazam 2; io9 talked to him forward of the movie’s launch to study extra concerning the much-anticipated sequel.

Upcoming DC Film Launch Dates

The Flash – Official Trailer

The Flash

Launch date: June 16 (in theaters)

Director Andy Muschietti was tapped to make sense of this multiverse story that received’t simply have a number of variations of Barry Allen (Ezra Miller) however a number of Batmen in Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck. Michael Shannon can be set to return as Normal Zod. Now we have excessive hopes for some Spider-Man: No Approach Residence-sort reveals, pleasure, and implications for the remainder of the DC Universe. Behind the scenes, in the meantime: whereas it seems to be like Miller’s latest and ongoing authorized troubles received’t have an effect on the film as it’s transferring forward as scheduled, it appears possible that after The Flash, Miller (who not too long ago spoke out about their actions) received’t be returning because the character. 

The primary full Flash trailer appeared throughout the Excellentowl, additional ramping up our pleasure for what seems to be to be a Batman-filled, multi-dimensional journey.

Blue Beetle

Launch date: August 18 (in theaters)

Cobra Kai’s Xolo Maridueña is Jaime Reyes, a Mexican American pupil who finds an historic scarab that attaches to him and turns him right into a superhero. Susan Sarandon will play the villainous Victoria Kord (a task initially given to Sharon Stone), a brand new character created for the movie that shares the identical final identify as Ted Kord, the unique Blue Beetle within the comics. Fascinating! From director Angel Manuel Soto, Blue Beetle was initially going on to HBO Max however will now be a theatrical launch. That’s promising.

Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom

Launch date: December 25 (in theaters)

Director James Wan returns for the subsequent journey following Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) because the newly topped King of Atlantis. Now in his new function, Arthur will discover extra of the world underneath the ocean whereas additionally coping with new threats from Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) and others. Like Shazam 2, Aquaman 2 has endured its share of release-date modifications, with its new Christmas 2023 date designed to present Wan and firm ample time to finish all the required particular results.

Joaquin Phoenix in Joker.

Yep, Arthur will return.
Picture: Warner Bros.

Joker: Folie à Deux

Launch date: October 4, 2024 (in theaters)

Todd Phillips by no means noticed his Joker film as something however a singular movie. However over a billion {dollars} on the field workplace and an Oscar for Finest Actor (for star Joaquin Phoenix) clearly modified issues. Now we have a couple of nuggets of information thus far: the title is Joker: Folie à Deux (French for “shared insanity”), Phoenix is returning and will co-star with Woman Gaga (who’s taking part in Harley Quinn), Zazie Beetz might be returning as Arthur Fleck’s neighbor, and… it’s possible going to be a musical?

Robert Pattinson as Batman

Picture: Warner Bros.

The Batman 2

Launch date: 2025 (in theaters)

Scorching off the success of Matt Reeves’ long-awaited The Batman, everybody concerned made it clear that wasn’t a one-and-done. Robert Pattinson’s Batman will probably be again. Will he face off with the Joker? It’s doable however not definitive. You’d think about the Penguin and Catwoman could possibly be again too. We don’t know a lot but about this one, however we do know it received’t be arriving till 2025.

Present DC Reveals

Doom Patrol Season 4, Half 2 and Titans Season 4, Half 2

Launch date: TBD 2023 (on HBO Max)

The fourth and remaining season of Doom Patrolstarring Brendan Fraser, Matt Bomer, Diane Guerrero, April Bowlby, Joivan Wade, Timothy Dalton, Skye Roberts, and Michelle Gomez—already aired its first batch of episodes; the remaining six will return at a TBD date later this yr.

Titans has an analogous destiny; having aired the primary section of its fourth and remaining season, it’ll be again with the remaining at a TBD date.

Upcoming DC Motion pictures and Reveals With out Launch Dates

Colin Farrell as The Penguin

Picture: Warner Bros.

The Penguin

Launch date: Unknown (on HBO Max)

You noticed him in The Batman and now, Colin Farrell’s Penguin is getting his personal HBO Max collection. The timeline for the present hasn’t been set however you’d guess it’s after The Batman, in order that he can stand up from second in command to turn into chief of the quack. I stated what I stated.

Peacemaker Season 2

Launch date: Unknown (on HBO Max)

From the moment that opening credit scene rolled for the primary time, DC followers and non-fans alike fell in love with Peacemaker. Properly, he’s coming again, nonetheless performed by John Cena and nonetheless from the twisted thoughts of James Gunn. There’s no phrase on when it’ll occur however Gunn has to complete his newest Marvel film for mid-2023, so we’re guessing 2024.

James Gunn additionally confirmed to The Playlist that characters launched in Peacemaker will reappear in future DC tv initiatives, together with an upcoming collection he’s writing and directing.

Upcoming DC Motion pictures and Reveals Newly Introduced for the Gunn/Safran Period

The shake-up at DC Studios received an enormous zap of power on the finish of January, when James Gunn and Peter Safran introduced their large slate of deliberate initiatives. Little is thought about most of those initiatives thus far when it comes to solid and crew and even launch dateshowever we do have a couple of tidbits for every.

  • Creature Commandos (An animated HBO Max present)A seven-episode animated collection written by James Gunn himself; it will observe the adventures of Rick Flagg Sr., Dr. Phosphorus, Nina Mazursky, Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein (described because the lead of the present), G.I. Robotic, and Weasel. These characters might also seem in live-action initiatives.
  • Waller (A live-action HBO Max present)Viola Davis will reprise her Suicide Squad character; the story will carry again characters from the Peacemaker present and inform a narrative with occasions set between Peacemaker seasons one and two.
  • Superman: Legacy (Theatrical movie)Launch date is locked in for July 11, 2025, for this story Gunn will write and presumably direct. It isn’t an origin story.
  • Lanterns (A live-action HBO Max present)Set on Earth, this thriller collection will observe Hal Jordan and John Stewart doing their factor as DC’s “tremendous cops.”
  • The Authority (Theatrical movie)The Wildstorm superhero characters will make their big-screen debut in a movie co-written by Gunn.
  • Paradise Misplaced (A live-action HBO Max present)How did Surprise Girl’s world, Themyscira, come to be? Discover out on this Recreation of Thrones-ish story set earlier than her start.
  • The Courageous and the Daring (Theatrical movie)Primarily based on the acclaimed Grant Morrison comedian run, it will discover the story of Batman’s son, Damien Wayne, and can characteristic “different members of the prolonged Bat-family.”
  • Booster Gold (A live-action HBO Max present)The “loser from the longer term” superhero character will get his personal collection.
  • Supergirl: Girl of Tomorrow (Theatrical movie)Primarily based on Tom King’s comics run, this film will discover how Supergirl is totally different from Superman. It’s not but sure if Sasha Calle, who performs Supergirl in The Flash, will reprise the function right here.
  • Swamp Factor (Theatrical movie)The character’s “darkish origins” would be the focus of this one. DC does horror!

Upcoming DC Motion pictures and Reveals That Had been As soon as in Improvement, However Whose Destiny Is Unclear within the Gunn/Safran Period

Ta-Nehisi Coates and J.J. Abrams’ Superman film

Launch date: Unknown (in theaters)

With the information of Superman: Legacy, issues aren’t wanting nice for this undertaking from author Ta-Nehisi Coates and producer J.J. Abrams. There hasn’t been an replace on this one shortly.

Michael B. Jordan Superman Collection

Launch date: Unknown (for HBO Max)

Michael B. Jordan was as soon as creating a Superman take for HBO Max as a restricted collection that will characteristic Val-Zod versus Clark Kent. Once more, there hasn’t been an replace shortly.

Static Shock

Launch date: Unknown

A part of the relaunch of the Milestone comedian model is that this adaptation produced by, as soon as once more, Michael B. Jordan. A author was employed again in 2021 to provide you with a script and we haven’t heard a lot since.

Justice League Darkish

Launch date: Unknown (for HBO Max)

J.J. Abrams was among the many individuals concerned with bringing this evil super-team to life and whereas there hasn’t been a ton of motion on the undertaking of late, it’s been round lengthy sufficient that we’d think about it occurs finally.

Metallic Males

Launch date: Unknown

One of many more moderen pre-Gunn/Safran DC movies to enter improvement, that is this story of six beings based mostly on varied highly effective metals. It’s from administrators Ron Clements and John Musker (Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and Moana), so if it occurs, it’ll have an unimaginable pedigree.


Launch date: Unknown

Final yr, Emerald Fennell received an Oscar for writing Promising Younger Girl. She adopted that up touchdown the job to jot down this DC superhero flick concerning the younger magician. Like many of the movies on this part, there hasn’t been motion shortly.


Launch date: Unknown

Sure, the hero who takes a drug that makes him a hero for an hour was, again in 2021, rumored to be in improvement. Whether or not or not that’s nonetheless the case is unknown however we figured it was value noting.

Untitled Arkham Present

Launch date: Unknown (on HBO Max)

Along with The Penguin, Matt Reeves has stated he plans to broaden the world of The Batman into HBO Max exhibits. At one level, a collection about Gotham PD was within the works, however now he says it is perhaps extra concerning the interior workings at Arkham Asylum. On October 25, The Staircase’s Antonio Campos got here aboard as a author—the third to carry that place on the potential collection thus far—and should direct and function showrunner if the present occurs, in keeping with a report in Selection.

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