Warners Reportedly Readying Massive DC Universe Announcement

Posted 1:31 PM June 12th, 2014 by Jeff Giles

Now that she's left the warm, scoopy embrace of Deadline, Nikki Finke needs a few splashy stories of her own to launch her new site -- and it looks like she may have found one in the form of some advance intel on Warner Bros.' supposed plans for Comic-Con 2014.

According to Finke's sources, the studio is set to bring out the big guns during the conference, announcing a slew of DC-derived projects that will reportedly include Shazam (July 2016), Justice League (May 2017), and Wonder Woman (July 2017) -- as well as Joseph Gordon-Levitt's long-mooted Sandman adaptation and a Flash/Green Lantern team-up movie. Man of Steel 2 is rumored to be aiming for a May 2018 release.

This is all conjecture for now, although Finke isn't the only one making these claims: Latino Review's sources also say Justice League is on tap for May 2017.

We'll reserve judgment until Warners actually makes these announcements, but if and when they do, it won't really come as any surprise -- with Marvel making billions from its interconnected comics-to-film properties, every studio in town wants a piece of the "shared universe" action, and Warners' DC connection makes them uniquely well-suited to compete.

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