Warner Bros. dropped a major bombshell announcement today, revealing 10 DC Comics movies that will be released between 2016 and 2020, which includes a two-part Justice League movie and solo adventures for Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, Shazam!, Cyborg and Green Lantern. Buried within that news lies the announcement that stand-alone Batman and Superman movies are being planned as well, we just don't know when. They will be released before 2020, though.
Here's the full quote from Warner Bros.' press release below.
"And, in a massive expansion of the Studio's DC Entertainment-branded content, Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema will release a slate of at least 10 movies-as well as stand-alone Batman and Superman films-from 2016 through 2020 that expands this prized universe of characters."
Naturally, the stand-alone Superman will most likely be a straight-up sequel to Man of Steel, with Henry Cavill returning as Clark Kent/Superman/Kal-el. The studio has two movies slated for each year between 2016 and 2020, but it isn't known when this Man of Steel sequel may hit theaters.
The Batman news doesn't come as much of a surprise either, since we reported in June that Warner Bros. is planning a stand-alone adventure with Ben Affleck's Batman for 2019. As it stands right now, per today's announcement, the studio will be releasing Shazam! and Justice League in 2019, with those films likely taking the April 5, 2019 and June 14, 2019 release dates that were revealed in August. If this new Batman movie is coming in 2019, it seems possible the studio could aim for either a late summer or November/December holiday release.
Take a look at the studio's full release slate of 10 DC Comics movies slated for release between 2016 and 2010, which does not include the stand-alone Batman and Superman movies. The official Warner Bros. press release from today did not include specific release dates, but they all line up with the release dates handed out back in August.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - 3/26/16
Shazam! - 04/05/19
Cyborg, starring Ray Fisher - 04/03/20
Green Lantern - 06/19/20