Nikki Finke, formerly of Deadline has launched her eponymous new site with a bang: the rumored year-to-year line-up for DC Comics based films from 2016 through to early 2018.
While Finke says cautiously that “a lot of stuff remains in flux,” she reveals a seven movie slate for DCE and WB over the course of just two years, beginning in May 2016 and ending in May 2018. That would put DC on a three movies per year pace, a massive leap up from where they’re at currently, with a three-year wait between Man of Steel and the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. So what’s beyond Dawn of Justice? Here’s the reported slate:
May 2016 – Batman v Superman
July 2016 – Shazam
Christmas 2016 – Sandman
May 2017 – Justice League
July 2017 – Wonder Woman
Christmas 2017 – Flash/Green Lantern team-up
May 2018 – Man Of Steel 2
As for the validity, only a Flash/GL team-up movie hasn’t at least been talked about by Warner Bros in the past, so this list could very well play out exactly as planned. Listed this way, it does raise the question of whether Sandman would exist in the DC Cinematic Universe - the character did originally live in the DCU, after all.