Kelly Rulison Staff Writer
Following the success of director Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel”, Warner Brothers has officially announced 11 new titles in hopes to build a DC cinematic universe.
“I think Warner Brothers felt they had to announce their long-term plans the way they did, because of Marvel’s recent dominance of the superhero genre when it comes to film. DC had to show they had just as much in the pipeline and were thinking of the big picture, to prove they could keep up with Marvel,” said Lewis and Clark, English Professor, Steve Higgins, “and the fact that Marvel followed up by doing a similar announcement not too much later shows DC was right to make that move. In a way, DC forced Marvel to similarly show their hand.”
The first of these movies will be “Man of Steel’s” sequel, “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice”, which is scheduled to open in theatres May 6, 2016. It will feature Ben Affleck as Batman, and Henry Cavill returning as Superman. Along with many other DC characters such as Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Cyborg.
The next film will be “Justice League Part One and Two”. This is about assembling Earth’s greatest heroes to combat a threat beyond each member’s capabilities. Currently, “Justice League Part One” is scheduled for 2017 release.
Besides “Justice League”, and “Batman vs. Superman”, the list, according to usatoday.com, also includes “Metal Men” and “Fables”, “100 Bullets” and “Shazam”.
Recently, DC announced more stand alone movies to be made for the superheroes. Wonder Woman’s stand-alone comes out in 2017.
Other heroes with few movies of their own are getting updates. Aquaman’s movie will be released in 2018 and Cyborg’s movie will be here in 2020. Along with all the coming films, Warner Bros. announced that they were doing three Lego superhero movies.
Many fans are excited to see what the upcoming movies will be like and what superheroes they will cover. Visit http://usat.ly/TEOef6 for more information on these upcoming titles.
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