Warner Bros. Reveals Massive Plans for DC, 'Harry Potter,' Lego Franchises
We knew Warner Bros. execs had big things in store for fans of its DC properties, as well as visions of a new franchise for its Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, but the studio dropped some major news regarding scheduling for those titles -- as well as its plans for more Lego movies -- during a shareholders meeting today. The full lineup, per Variety:
Lego’s Ninjago, directed by Charlie Bean (2016)
Suicide Squad, directed by David Ayer (2016)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) David Yates directs with JK Rowling making her screenwriting debut.
Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot (2017)
The Lego Batman Movie (2017) Chris McKay directs.
Justice League Part One, directed by Zack Snyder, with Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Amy Adams confirmed to reprise their roles (2017)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 (2018)
The Flash, starring Ezra Miller (2018)
Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa (2018)
The Lego Movie 2″ (2018)
Shazam, with Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam (2019)
Justice League Part Two, directed by Zack Snyder (2019)
Cyborg, starring Ray Fisher (2020)
Green Lantern (2020)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3 (2020)
That makes 10 DC films that have been named and dated, plus three Potter spinoffs and three more Lego movies -- all of which should cheer shareholders and board members presiding over what promises to be a painful round of belt-tightening at the recently beleaguered studio. But wait, there's more: in a carefully worded statement, Warners said there will be "at least" 10 DC films -- in addition to standalone Superman and Batman adventures.
It all starts on March 25, 2016, when Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill square off in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which now looks like every bit the universe-building blockbuster the studio was obviously planning on releasing all along.