Now that you’ve seen Wonder Woman, you might be wondering what’s next for the Amazon Princess. You don’t have to wait too long until her next appearance on the big screen in Justice League, which is the next film in the DC Extended Universe. It’s also entirely possible that a Wonder Woman 2 could happen, but there isn’t currently one in the works.
Here’s what’s next for the DC Extended Universe.
Justice League – November 17, 2017
Wonder Woman is the fourth film in the franchise, following Man of Steel (2013), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Suicide Squad (2016). All of those films divided critics, leaning heavily on the negative side. The new movie, directed by Patty Jenkins (Monster) doesn’t have to worry about that, since it has earned positive reviews from critics.
Hopefully, the next film in the franchise keeps the momentum going. That film is Justice League, which opens on November 17, 2017. The film was directed Man of Steel and BvS‘ Zack Snyder. However, Joss Whedon (Marvel’s The Avengers) is currently helming re-shoots because of the death of Snyder’s daughter.
Justice League picks up right where BvS ended, with Batman/Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) and Princess Diana (Gal Gadot) setting out to put together a team of superheroes to stop threats to the world after Superman’s “death.” In the film, Steppenwolf (Darkseid’s uncle) will come to Earth to hunt for Mother Boxes that have arrived on earth. The Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) help Batman out, while Superman (Henry Cavill) comes back to life.
Aquaman – December 21, 2018
You read that right. Warner Bros. currently has no plans to release a DC Extended Universe movie for over a year after Justice League opens. Aquaman, which will be directed by Furious 7‘s James Wan, is not scheduled for release until December 21, 2018 now. It will feature Jason Momoa returning to play Arthur Curry, the King of Atlantis.
The cast also includes Nicole Kidman as Arthur Curry’s mother; Amber Heard as Mera; Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko; Patrick Wilson as Oean Master; and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta. The script was written by Will Beall (Gangster Squad)
The Future of the DC Extended Universe
After Aquaman, three more movies have dates. Shazam is scheduled for April 5, 2019 and Cyborg hits theaters on April 3, 2020. Green Lantern Corps opens on July 24, 2020.
The Flash has been taken off the schedule after directors Seth Grahame-Smith and Rick Famuyiwa left the project. As of June 1, the film still doesn’t have a director. Entertainment Weekly reports that Sam Raimi and Marc Webb have taken themselves out of the running. Matthew Vaughn (Kingsmen) is on the list. Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, Forrest Gump) is the front-runner, but he still wants to make a Steve Carell movie for Universal that will come out in November 2018.
Ben Affleck has also been working on a solo Batman movie, which will be directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, War of the Planet of the Apes). That film doesn’t have a release date.
Other projects that have been in the rumor mill are a new Superman movie, Suicide Squad 2, Gotham City Sirens, Black Adam, Nightwing and Batgirl.
What About ‘Wonder Woman 2’?
OK, after all that, can DC and Warner Bros. possibly make room for Wonder Woman 2? There’s no concrete plans but director Patty Jeknins and actress Gal Gadot did tease ideas in a Hollywood Reporter feature. The story notes that Gadot and Jenkins signed on for a second Wonder Woman movie, which Jenkins wants to set in the modern era. She also wants to make a limited TV series that will star Chris Pine, who plays Steve Trevor in Wonder Woman.
“What I never want to do is start phoning it in and making things just to show that I can keep my foot in the door and do big movies,” Jenkins told THR. “I don’t care about that at all. I just want to make great movies. And that could come from any direction. It might be a $10 million movie or it might be $200 million movie.”