WB reveals plans for DC films like Wonder Woman, Cyborg and Suicide Squad, plus Flash and Aquaman actors confirmed

Don't be afraid. Justice is coming.

This is big news for the WB and DC camp. After Marvel revealed some big news for its upcoming plans with Robert Downey Jr. and Captain America 3, WB followed suit by announcing its big plans.

Warner Bros. held a shareholder meeting today that revealed some pretty interesting information on the upcoming live-action DC films. Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara officially announced their plans for a Justice League film, finally confirming that it is indeed happening (via ComicBook).

The Justice League film will be split into two parts, following the formula made popular by Harry Potter and The Hunger Games. (Avengers 3 and 4 are also rumored to do the same.)

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We knew there was going to be a Wonder Woman film in the works, and Tsujihara has confirmed that. Green Lantern will have a second chance on the big screen again, with other surprises including Suicide Squad and Cyborg.

Tsujihara could be considered the Kevin Feige of DC. He became WB CEO last year, and favors DC Entertainment, since he was in charge of many DC Universe animated movies before getting promoted. He also favored digital comics and was credited with helping DC becoming the first major publisher to adopt the digital format with the New 52 launch.

So what can we expect from some of the upcoming films? David Ayer, the writer of Training Day and director of Fury, is attached to direct the Suicide Squad film, with four a-list celebrities in talks to star. It is scheduled to be released in 2016 after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Tsujihara described it as a “a gritty story of a team of supervillains who take on black ops missions for the U.S. government.”

Wonder Woman and the Justice League film are scheduled to be released in 2017

“We’re bringing back the cast of Batman v Superman with a cast of other well-known and highly-anticipated superheroes,” said Tsujihara of Justice League. “Wonder Woman is an iconic female superhero fans have been anticipating for many years.”

The Flash, who will be played by Ezra Miller, and Aquaman will be coming to theaters in 2018. Jason Momoa is finally confirmed as Aquaman.

“Fans among the world will become more acquainted with [The Flash] through our hit show on The CW,” said Tsujihara.

Dwayne Johnson was announced to play Black Adam in the Shazam film. With this casting news announced earlier, it was expected that we would see this film be released earlier. However, it isn’t expected to hit theaters until 2019, the same year as Justice League Part 2.

Two properties that fans weren’t really expecting to hit theaters were Cyborg and Green Lantern. Looks like WB is brave enough to tackle them, and these films are scheduled for 2020.

With other DC characters finally getting their dues, what about Batman and Superman? They will once again be getting stand-alone films. No release date has been announced yet.

What do you think of Warner Bros. and DC’s plans for their superhero films?

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