With the reveal of plans for Man of Steel 2 and Ben Affleck in active development of The Batman (or whatever it will be called), Warner Bros. have reserved two new release dates in 2019 and 2020 for “event movies”, which we can assume are DC films.
The announcement comes from Exhibitor Relations, who tweeted the dates:
Stop the presses! UNTITLED WB EVENT FILMS are now set for 9/27/19 and 2/7/20.
— Exhibitor Relations (@ERCboxoffice) October 12, 2016
If true, the upcoming DC line-up looks like this:
June 2nd, 2017 – Wonder Woman
November 17th, 2017 – Justice League
March 16th, 2018 – The Flash
July 27th, 2018 – Aquaman
October 5th, 2018 – Untitled DC Movie
April 5th, 2019 – Shazam!
June 14th, 2019 – Justice League 2
September 27th, 2019 – Possible Untitled DC Movie
November 1st 2019 – Untitled DC Movie
February 7, 2020 – Possible Untitled DC Movie
April 3rd, 2020 – Cyborg
July 24th, 2020 – Green Lantern Corps
There are currently four DC movies in development – Man of Steel 2, The Batman, Dark Universe and Harley Quinn – so those look to take the Untitled DC Movie slots. A Time-Warner executive recently said the Ben Affleck’s Batman film will be out in a year-and-a-half, so that would suggest it will take the October 2018 slot. But if he means it’s a a year-and-a-half out from starting production, it will be out on November 1st, 2019.
With those four slots filled, it looks like any plans for Suicide Squad 2 are off the cards for the moment – unless another movie gets taken off the schedule.