The following is a list of the movies considered to be in various stages of development by Warner Bros. Entertainment for the DC Comics Extended Universe, based upon different DC comic book series and properties.
On September 2, 2009, Warner Bros. announced that Guy Ritchie would direct a live-action feature film of Lobo. Variety described the premise: "Lobo is a seven-foot tall, blue-skinned, indestructible, and heavily-muscled anti-hero who drives a pimped out motorcycle, and lands on Earth in search of four fugitives who are bent on wreaking havoc. Lobo teams with a small town teenage girl to stop the creatures. Ritchie was scheduled to begin production of Lobo in early 2010. In January 2010, it was reported that Ritchie had left the project in order to pursue working on a sequel to his hit film Sherlock Holmes instead. In 2012, Deadline reported that Brad Peyton would write and direct the film. In July 2012, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson announced via Twitter that he was in talks with Joel Silver and Brad Peyton to portray Lobo. As of February 18, 2013, Johnson had left the project. Johnson has since signed on to play the DC Comics villain Black Adam in the upcoming film Shazam. In March 2016, Jason Fuchs was reported to be signed on as screenwriter for a film featuring Lobo.
In March 2016, it was reported that a Suicide Squad sequel is in development. Will Smith will reprise his role of Deadshot and David Ayer will return to direct. Ayer has stated that these sequel could be rated-R, like the Ultimate Edition of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the non-DCEU animated Batman: The Killing Joke of DC Universe Animated Original Movies.
Untitled Two Movies Edit
In April 2016, Warner Bros announced dates for two DC movies that are in development. The release dates are October 5, 2018 and November 1, 2019.
Booster Gold Edit
In May 2016, it was reported that Zack Stentz would write a Booster Gold movie with Greg Berlanti (executive producer of the non-DCEU TV series, Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and DC's Legends of Tomorrow producing the film, as well as currently being attached as director.
An interest fact, is that during the early development, the project was rumored to be titled Blue Bettle & Booster Gold, with Blue Bettle with a lead role along Booster Gold. This rumor could began when Berlanti tried to pick up a non-DCEU TV show of Blue Bettle (but the channel rejected the propose). It's currently unknown if Blue Bettle will start in the movie.
In May 2016, it was reported that a Harley Quinn spin-off film, which will feature other DC Comics female characters, like Catwoman and Poison Ivy; was in development. Margot Robbie will reprise her role and serve as a producer as well.
Green Arrow: Escape from Super Max Edit
David S. Goyer and Justin Marks penned a script for a film starring Green Arrow originally called Super Max. On June 5, 2008, the film was retitled Green Arrow: Escape from Super Max. The reported storyline stated that Green Arrow (framed for a crime he didn't commit) must escape a high security prison filled with A, B and C list villains and rogue superheroes.
In an interview with MTV in 2008, Marks said:
"It's a very, very awesome prison. I majored in architecture in college, and design is how I actually started in. For 'Super Max,' designing that prison, it had to be the kind of thing that was a character in and of itself...We're in a world where instead of just trying to contain a guy who's really big, you're trying to contain a guy who can — in the case of Icicle — who can freeze things. What kind of a cell would a guy like that need in order to have his powers neutralized? So to escape from Super Max they have got to go through the most elaborate heist we've ever seen, involving superpowers. Because the prison itself kind of has superpowers!"
Stephen Amell, who portrays the hero on The CW's Arrow, stated in July 2013 that he was interested in portraying the character in the upcoming Justice League feature. However, DC has consistently denied any continuity between the cinematic universe and the TV universe, which began with Arrow. It's unknown if the film will be a part of the DC Comics Extended Universe.
The Swamp Thing Edit
In April 2010, Joel Silver announced plans to produce a reboot of the Swamp Thing film franchise from a story written by Akiva Goldsman (the writer of Batman Forever and Batman & Robin). In April 2010, Vincenzo Natali was confirmed to direct, but on May 12, 2010, Natali decided to delay the film to pursue other projects.
In May 2011, it was reported that Warner Bros. Entertainment is in the process of hiring writers to pen a Hawkman film. The Thanagarians are also mentioned in the comic book prequel to Man of Steel by a member of the Kryptonian Council of Five as a "barbaric race". This confirms the Thanagarian's existence in the DC Comics Extended Universe in which Man of Steel takes place.
Teen Titans Edit
In May 2007, it was revealed that Warner Bros. was in development on a Teen Titans film in which Robin was the only confirmed member. Akiva Goldsman and Mark Verheiden were writing it. The current status of the film remains unknown because on September 11, 2014; it was announced that Akiva Goldsman is now developing a Teen Titans TV series called Titans. Heroic Hollywood's El Mayimbe was a guest on the October 13, 2015 episode of Collider Heroes and he mentioned that Warner Bros. is developing both a Teen Titans movie with Cyborg among others and an all female group of heroes.
Batman Beyond Edit
In August 2000, Warner Bros. announced that it was developing a live action film adaptation of the TV series Batman Beyond with Boaz Yakin attached to co-write and direct. The TV series' creators, Paul Dini and Alan Burnett, were hired to write a screenplay for the feature film, with author Neal Stephenson consulting the duo. By July 2001, a first draft was turned in to the studio, and the writers were waiting to see if a rewrite would be needed. The studio, also exploring other takes of Batman in development, eventually placed Batman Beyond on hold in August 2001. Robbie Amell (who portrayed Ronnie Raymond/Firestorm on the non-DCEU TV series The Flash) has talk about pitching his ideal Batman Beyond movie.
The Dark Knight Returns Edit
At the 2008 San Diego Comic Con, film director Zack Snyder expressed his love for The Dark Knight Returns in a response to a question about the maturity of comic book adaptations. The Batman film franchise producer Michael Uslan expressed interest in a possible adaptation.
In 2005, screenwriter Hadley Davis (Ice Princess) announced that she had written an action-comedy featuring a teenaged version of Zatanna. Nothing further was ever heard about this project, and it is presumed to have been abandoned.
However, Zatanna was expected to appear in Justice League Dark.
In an interview with Collider on June 27, 2016; film director Nicolas Winding Refn revealed that he would like to direct a Batgirl movie.
Crisis on Infinite Earths Edit
Plastic Man Edit
Warner Bros. developed a Plastic Man movie in the early 1990s with Amblin Entertainment and Bryan Spicer directing. Filmmakers Lilly and Lana Wachowski wrote a Plastic Man screenplay in 1995, read and reported on by script reader and Yahoo! Movies columnist Greg Dean Schmitz in June 2003. The Wachowskis sought a Christmas 2009 release and were in talks with Keanu Reeves about starring.
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