DC Entertainment, formally announced a slate of 10 comic-book movies from 2016 through 2020:.
Update: since the the time of this blog Marvel has also announced its Phase 3 movies through 2020
View them by release date
- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, directed by Zack Snyder March 25: 2016
- Captain America: Civil War – May 6, 2016
- Suicide Squad, directed by David Ayer August 5, 2016
- Doctor Strange – November 4, 2016
- Guardians of the Galaxy 2 – May 5, 2017
- Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot June 23, 2017
- Thor: Ragnarok – July 28, 2017
- Black Panther – November 3, 2017
- Justice League Part One, November 17,2017
- The Flash, starring Ezra Miller March 23,2018
- Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 – May 4, 2018
- Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa July 27 2018
- Captain Marvel – July 6, 2018
- Inhumans – November 2, 2018
- Shazam April 5 2019
- Justice League Part Two, June 14 2019
- Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 – May 3, 2019
- Cyborg, starring Ray Fisher April 3 2020
- Green Lantern, June 19 2020
The original’s sequel, The Lego Movie 2 will debut in 2018..
The studio will release three pictures based on Rowling’s original story and screenwriting debut, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The films will come out in 2016, 2018 and 2020.
Based on the information above, the Black Panther will be the first African American Hero with his own movie beating out Aquaman and Cyborg by several years. Wonder Woman remains the first female superhero as she should.
But you have to admit the announcement of the Black Panther is suspicious. Don’t get me wrong I am thrilled that BP will be on the big screen played by the very capable Chadwick Boseman, but we have had African American’s rise to prominence in also most every field since the request for a Black Panther film was began, associating every African American, British and African actor of distinction to the role. We’ve even had a Black President for nearly 8 years and nothing. Yet DC announces a Cyborg movie and weeks later Marvel announces a BP film. Again, don’t misunderstand me, I will be first in line to see it but it’s reads like who wants to get that Black hero out first.
For comic book lovers this is all big news, huge! because we now know when a two Super Powered Females, three heroes of color (Black Panther Aquaman, Cyborg) and I’m hoping that because Ezra Miller is openly gay, DC will make the Flash an openly gay heroe. if that happens, Marvel what will your next announcement be?