DC Film Slate Unchanged Despite Shakeup

Over the weekend at Comic Con Experience 2017 in Brazil, Warner Bros. Pictures offered up a list of upcoming titles which shows no change to their DC Films slate since San Diego Comic Con in July.

For now they officially have “Wonder Woman 2,” “Suicide Squad 2,” “Flashpoint,” “Shazam,” “Batgirl,” “Green Lantern Corps,” “The Batman” and “Justice League Dark” on the cards which means all the other reported on projects (“Gotham City Sirens,” The Joker biopic, etc.) are unknowns at this point.

There was expectation of some change though as late last week came the news that Warners has decided to overhaul its DC Films division with key staffing and structural changes with current DC Films head Jon Berg shifted to a different position in the studio where he’ll work with producer Roy Lee.

A replacement for him, someone who will continue to work alongside DC CCO Geoff Johns, is in the works and the studio is also considering moving their DC Films under their main production arm (ala “X-Men” at Fox) in the next few weeks as opposed to maintaining a separate division of the studio (ala Marvel Studios).

Reports from CCXP indicate “Flashpoint” is looking to begin filming early in 2018, while the “Suicide Squad” sequel is targeting an October 2018 start of production. Filmmaker Chris McKay adds that we can expect big announcements about the “Nightwing” film in February

Additionally Radar Online reports that Jon Hamm is aggressively pursuing the title role in Matt Reeves’ “The Batman” and if so would be a fit closer to the likely departing Affleck than some other casting possibilities previously mentioned (ala Jake Gyllenhaal).

There’s no further DC film titles set for release before “Aquaman” late next year, bar a potential “Justice League” extended cut on home video. The theatrical version of the film just crossed $600M at the box-office despite weak reviews.