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10 Upcoming DC Movies – Batman, Suicide Squad, Birds of Prey, and More DC Films Coming Out in 2020-2022
The DC Comics world has never had as much promise as it does in 2020. With the release of Wonder Woman and Joker, it seems that Marvel’s biggest rival finally has some footing when it comes to putting out a box office sensation. That’s not an easy feat for anyone because for the past few years, if it wasn’t Disney or Marvel, you weren’t making much headway. This year, and in the next few years, there are more DC movies in the works than you probably realize. Wonder Woman (2017) has a sequel that will be out this year. Suicide Squad’s sequel will show up next year (along with a Birds of Prey spinoff in February). In maybe a less expected turn of events, Shazam! (2019) is also getting the sequel treatment in 2022. Here’s everything that’s on the horizon right now from DC.
Birds of Prey (February 7, 2020)
If you want to start off Oscar weekend by not watching a movie in this year’s lineup of nominees, Birds of Prey is a good option. This movie features 2020 Oscar nominee Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, as she joins forces with Black Canary, Huntress, and Renee Montoya to protect a young girl, Cassandra Cain, who is the target of crime lord Roman Sionis (aka Black Mask).
Wonder Woman 1984 (June 5, 2020)
In the sequel to the 2017 film, Gal Gadot comes back to play Wonder Woman, who faces off against a new enemy, the villainess Cheetah (Kristen Wiig). The trailer, which came out in December 2019, shows that Chris Pine is, indeed, coming back to the screen as Wonder Woman’s love interest, Steve Trevor. Trevor died in the first movie, but director Patty Jenkins promises he’s back for a good reason: “We didn’t put Steve Trevor in this movie just because we wanted to put Steve Trevor in this movie,” Jenkins told The Hollywood Reporter. “A eureka moment came, and it couldn’t be told without Chris Pine playing Steve Trevor. I promise you, it’s not a gimmick.”
The Suicide Squad (August 6, 2021)
This movie, also known as Suicide Squad 2, is the standalone sequel to the 2016 movie and will feature original faces Margot Robbie and Viola Davis. James Gunn is directing. Jojo Rabbit’s Taika Waititi, John Cena, Idris Elba, and Pete Davidson also appear.
The Batman (June 25, 2021)
From director and screenwriter Matt Reeves comes yet another Batman movie. This time, Robert Pattinson will take on the role of Batman, while Zoë Kravitz will try her hand at Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman. Colin Farrell is The Penguin, Andy Serkis is Alfred Pennyworth, and Paul Dano is The Riddler.
Shazam! 2 (April 1, 2022)
Zachary Levi played the role of the bubblegum-chewing tween superhero Billy Batson in 2019. In two years, he’ll be back again to reprise his role in the Shazam! universe.
Aquaman 2 (December 16, 2022)
The follow-up to 2018’s Aquaman will feature the villainous and soon-to-be arch nemesis of the King of Atlantis (Jason Momoa), Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II). Randall Park is expected to return as Dr. Stephen Shin.
DC Super Pets (May 22, 2022)
The animated movie based on the kids’ cartoon franchise features the pets that belong to Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. That sounds cute enough for even non-superhero movie fans to handle.
The Flash (July 1, 2022)
Ezra Miller stars as forensic scientist Barry Allen who gets his powers when lightning strikes his lab and becomes “The Flash.”
New Gods (TBD)
Ava DuVernay is directing this movie based on the comic book series, The New Gods, by creator/designer Jack Kirby.
This movie is said to begin filming early this year, but there is very little to be found about the second Supergirl story on the big screen. The first movie was released in 1984 and starred Faye Dunaway and Helen Slater.
Hilary Weaver is a freelance writer based in New York who writes about politics, queer issues, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, and every woman the Queen has ever made a dame.