Over the last few years fans have watched the Justice League and the wider DCEU come together, but that's only the beginning of Warner's plans for Worlds of DC domination. So just what is there to look forward to in the years to come? Here are a few of the most exciting DC movies slated for release.
In July 2018, Warner Brothers announced that Joaquin Phoenix had signed on to star in Joker, a standalone feature exploring the origins of Gotham's Clown Prince of Crime from director Todd Phillips. The internet took a moment to scratch its collective head, then voiced a fair degree of skepticism particularly after a short teaser surfaced showing Phoenix looking pretty much like he normally does, albeit wearing some Pagliacci style clown makeup. Phillips, a director known mostly for his comedy work, promised "a gritty character study" and a "cautionary tale," which only seemed to add to the skepticism. Then, in April 2019, the first teaser trailer dropped and the skeptics fell silent probably because their jaws were on the floor.
Joker looks to be a dark film anchored by a ferocious performance from Phoenix. It's also the first of Warner Brothers and DC's promised attempts to tell filmmaker-driven stories outside Extended Universe continuity. While speculation has run rampant that this will connect to Matt Reeves' forthcoming The Batman, Phillips has insisted that his Joker is strictly a one-shot, and a unique one at that.
Suicide Squad may have been a bit of a mess, but it at least featured a solid take on fan favorite Harley Quinn. There are multiple projects on tap for the character, but first up is Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), which has been described as an "R-rated girl gang film" in which Harley teams up with Huntress and Black Canary to face off against Black Mask, who is chasing after a young Cassandra Cain.
It sounds like pretty dark stuff, but Margot Robbie has explained that the film's mouthful of a title was meant to reflect the fact that the it'll be a bit more lighthearted than it might appear. Keep watching the video to see more upcoming DC movies that are going to blow you away!
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