All Upcoming DC Films

Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman in The Batman (2022)

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The DC Extended Universe has been riding some euphoric highs in recent years.

Happily, thanks to a slew of sneak peeks unveiled at DC Fandome 2021, that wave shows no sign of slowing down, with a whole host of DCEU films due for years to come.

Here's all the DC movies heading your way, from The Batman (2022), The Flash (2022) and Dwayne Johnson’s superhero debut in Black Adam (2022).

The Batman

Unrelated to Ben Affleck’s retirement-then-reinstatement as the DCEU’s Dark Knight for 2022’s The Flash, Robert Pattinson will become the seventh actor to don Bats’ iconic cowl.

The Batman isn't set to be part of the DC Extended Universe. Director Matt Reeves’ take on Batman is a standalone movie set during a young Bruce Wayne’s second year as Gotham’s Caped Crusader and as the brooding teaser trailer revealed – it promises to be bracingly dark and twisted.

The Batman release date: 4 March 2022

• Jeffrey Wright is inspired casting as James Gordon? And while we’ve yet to see Andy Serkis as Bruce Wayne’s friend and mentor Alfred Pennyworth, the unmistakable sound of his voice over the trailer is the stuff of major goosebumps.

• After Affleck’s middle-aged ‘unit’ of a Batman, seeing Bats as a lean, mean proto-Goth is quite a revelation. But it works. Pattinson delivering the smackdown to a henchman is brilliantly brutal. Gotham (and filmgoers) are in good hands.

• After years of minimal on-screen sleuthing, it looks as though The Batman will see the self-styled World’s Greatest Detective actually living up to the title, thanks to a trail of clues and bodies left by headline baddie, The Riddler (Paul Dano).

• But The Riddler’s not alone on Gotham’s streets. With Colin Farrell playing Oswald Cobblepot AKA The Penguin, and Zöe Kravitz playing Selina Kyle (Catwoman) – and rumours that The Joker may also make an appearance – Batman is going to be up to his pointy ears in trouble.

DC Fandome 2021 Trailer

As expected, a new trailer for The Batman was released and showed more of the World's Greatest Detective in perhaps his darkest iteration yet.

We also see Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth for the first time and more of the trio of Villains set to make an appearance - The Riddler, Catwoman and the Penguin. 

Black Adam

Don’t know who Black Adam is? You will. This DC anti-hero is part of the Shazam universe (Shazamziverse?) and he’s about to be played by none other than box-office behemoth, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. Black Adam has quite the epic backstory – over 5,000 years’ worth – but in essence, Black Adam has the same powers as Billy Batson/Shazam, but is a lot less concerned about being good and moral. Over the years, Black Adam and Shazam have been sworn enemies and begrudging allies. But which Black Adam will we meet?

Black Adam release date: 29 July 2022

• The trailer’s concept art was created by DC legend (and Chief Creative Officer) Jim Lee and fan artist turned sought-after pro, BossLogic. It depicts Adam’s journey from slave in the ancient fictional kingdom of Kahndaq to superpowered people’s champion Mighty Adam to tyrant Black Adam.

• We also see the original wizard Shazam, defeating Black Adam, plus a glimpse of his resurrected, modern-day form. With Johnson’s growling voiceover declaring “No-one will ever stop me again.” it’s hard to know whether he’s referring to Black Adam’s enemies or his own career. We’re delighted, either way.

• The JSA (Justice Society of America) will feature in Black Adam. Hawkman, Dr. Fate, Cyclone and Atom Smasher have all been confirmed so far.

DC Fandome 2021 First Look

DC Fandome 2021 viewers were treated to an exclusive first look at Black Adam, unveiled by Dwayne Johnson himself.

The cast of Black Adam introduced themselves in a sneak peak of the upcoming film, which gave the tiniest of teases of the Justice Society of America's costumes and a clip from the film which showed the Anti-Hero's devastating abilities.

DC League of Super Pets

Brought to the big screen by Jared Stern (who wrote Lego Batman and The Lego Ninjago Movie), for now, little is known about this CG animated adventure inspired by DC’s Legion of Super Pets (really, it’s a whole thing). But rest assured, as soon as we know which of the super good boys and girls are in Super Pets we’ll let you know.

DC League of Super Pets release date: 20 May 2022

DC Fandome 2021 Teaser

• DC dropped the teaser for the upcoming Super Pets movie and blew us away by announcing the voices of Dwayne Johnson who is set to play another DC property in the form of Krypto the Super Dog and Kevin Hart as Ace The Bat-Hound - name a more iconic and hilarious duo, we'll wait...

• And there's more! Vanessa Bayer, John Krasinski, Diego Luna, Natasha Lyonne, Kate McKinnon and Keanu Reeves are also set to lend their voices in this all star cast of Super Pets.

The Flash

While Ezra Miller’s first solo adventure is a way off it’s potentially one of the most intriguing DC movies yet. Director Andrew Muschietti has described it as a time-travel story and it looks likely to embrace the fashionable multiverse theme that’s been a staple of comics for decades and that’s also being explored by the MCU with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

The Flash release date: 4 November 2022

DC Fandome 2021 Update

After months of anticipation, we were finally granted a sneak peak of the upcoming Flash movie which still held it's cards close to it's chest in teasing us with a voice over of Michael Keaton's Bruce Wayne/Batman and exciting footage from the movie including Sasha Calle's Supergirl, Ezra Miller's new Flash outfit inspired by the New 52 comic storyline, a doppelganger Barry Allen and the iconic Burton Batman costume.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

Jason Momoa returns as Arthur Curry, the King of Atlantis, as does Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson and director James Wan in the sequel to DC's 2018 blockbusting original, Aquaman.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom release date: 16 December 2022

DC Fandome 2021 Update

In what looks to be a 'maturer yet still retaining it's fun' new instalment, we're told that the sequel dials everything brilliant about the original to 11.

The film has only recently begun shooting however from what we can gather, the set pieces are bigger and the stakes far greater than the first movie. It's inspiring to see that the cast and crew are passionate about this franchise and we are too!

Shazam: Fury of the Gods

Shazam: Fury of the Gods is still filming, but DC continued to spoil us with a sneak peak of the sequel to the hilariously fun Shazam 2018 film.

Shazam: Fury of the Gods release date: 2 June 2023

DC Fandome 2021 Update

The film looks to be diving deeper towards the Greek mythology side of the DC Universe introducing creatures such as Minotaurs and Harpies, and the Villainous Goddesses Hespera and Kalypso who are played by none other than Helen Mirren and Lucy Liu - easily one of the best castings to play villains... ever.

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in Wonder Woman 1984

Wonder Woman 3

To the wonder of cinema fans worldwide, Wonder Woman 3 was confirmed by returning director Patty Jenkins at DC Fandome 2021 with Gal Gadot reprising her role as the amazonian goddess.

Lynda Carter is also confirmed to return as Asteria from Wonder Woman 1984.

Wonder Woman 3 release date: TBC

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