After taking a beating for pretty much all of 2016, fans of the DC Extended Universe have finally found reason to celebrate in 2017. Obviously there’s the triumphant success of “Wonder Woman” which has dramatically turned the beleaguered narrative established by the previous two films, “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice” and “Suicide Squad,” a pair of legitimately poor superhero movie efforts.
That success has hit an even greater milestone today as “Wonder Woman” has crossed the $400 million mark domestically, making it the second highest grossing movie at home (behind “Beauty and the Beast”). Worldwide, the movie will likely cross the $800 million mark this weekend, and it’ll land as the fifth highest earning film of 2017 globally. It gets better.
Forbes reports that Gal Gadot is expected to appear in the upcoming “Flashpoint” Flash solo movie. The picture sounds like it could be akin to “Captain America: Civil War,” insofar that it could feature many heroes beyond the titular character. Here’s what the outlet had to say:
Gadot is also expected to reprise her role as Wonder Woman in the upcoming production of Flashpoint, which will be Flash’s solo movie but is also more of another superhero team-up featuring several additional DC superheroes. Flashpoint is currently scheduled to release in 2020. So we’ll see Wonder Woman twice this year, again in 2019, and in 2020. That’s an average of one appearance every year, and it means Wonder Woman could potentially appear in as many different films as Batman will over the course of the next few years in the DCEU.”
The additional buried nugget there is the 2020 release date for “Flashpoint.” Announced at Comic Con, it was initially assumed the long developing film was more of an origin story, but it’s clear “Flashpoint” is becoming something much more.
Previously, Warner Bros. had revealed two mystery DC Film release dates: February 14, 2020 and June 5, 2020, but what films were slotted was unknown. There were several guesses of course, but now fans can check off one of these dates for the long-in-the works Flash solo movie.
There is work to be done though. Filmmakers Seth Grahame-Smith and Rick Famuyiwa have come and gone from the project, and the movie is still without a director. Comedic helmers Phil Lord and Chris Miller had written a treatment very early on, but it wasn’t a Flashpoint storyline and was said to be more humorous (obviously).
One would probably be safe in assuming that DC Films chief Geoff Johns, and possibly Joss Whedon, are helping to shape the creative direction of “Flashpoint.” While several titles were mentioned at Comic Con without any context or dates, “Green Lantern Corps” among them, disappointed fans from San Diego might look at this as the news they were craving last month.
DC Films current slate looks like this:
“Justice League” —11/17/17
Untitled WB Animation Film — 6/1/18
“Aquaman” Warner Bros. 12/21/18
Wonder Woman 2 —12/13/19
“Shazam” — TBD 2019
Untitled DC Film — 2/14/20
Untitled DC Film — 7/5/20
Box Office Mojo actually has eight release dates on their calendar, but many of them are way out of date (they’re still listing an untitled DC Films movie for summer 2017; that already happened). Either way, carve out “Flashpoint” tentatively for 2020 until you hear something more concrete.