Since Warner Bros. and DC decided to create a connected and shared cinematic world like the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the quality of DC movies has declined slightly. For example, compare Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy to Zack Snyder’s films like Man of Steel and Batman v Superman. Sure, there have been individual successes, but as a unified cinematic universe, the DC movies have failed. Analysts say the main reason for this is DC’s lack of a character like Kevin Feige (head of Marvel Studios), someone well-versed in comics and business. Now James Gunn and producer Peter Safran are the heads of DC Studios.
Zaslav has described James Gunn and Peter Safran as having “complementary” skills, and while Gunn grew up around comics, Safran did not. Safran has a knack for funding projects with box office potential. But it’s Gunn in particular who could herald a creative breakthrough in the DC Extended Universe. I’ll explain. Let’s start with the basics.
Gunn and Safran revealed their vision for the early years. This year, however, we will be able to see and enjoy the announced films before they arrive. Here is a list of all upcoming DC movies.
Shazam Fury of the Gods
Zachary Levi returns as the title character in Shazam Fury of the Gods. Asher Angel plays the role of the little kid who uses the word “Shazam!” to change into an adult superhero. Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Adam Brody, Ross Butler, Meagan Good, and Djimon Hounsou are also included in the cast. Helen Mirren, Rachel Zegler, and Lucy Liu are recent additions to the franchise. The movie is scheduled to premiere on March 17, 2023.
Barry Allen, also known as the Flash, is a super-fast superhero and a member of the Justice League in Andrés Muschietti’s The Flash, which explores the idea of the multiverse in the DC world. The movie is anticipated to reset the DC cinematic world, ushering in the DCU and terminating the DCEU. On June 23, 2023, The Flash is expected to be released.
The title superhero Jaime Reyes is portrayed by Xolo Mariduea in the Angel Manuel Soto-directed film Blue Beetle. The movie centers on a young guy who acquires the original Blue Beetle scarab and uses it to take control of a potent exosuit. Victoria Kord, the film’s antagonist, is played by Susan Sarandon. The public debut of Blue Beetle is set for August 18, 2023.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
Jason Momoa returns as the superhero who is half human and half Atlantean in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, directed by James Wan, who previously directed the film. In addition, Nicole Kidman, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Amber Heard are back. On December 25, 2023, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will be released.