Warner Bros’ Chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara revealed an incredible slate of film projects today, confirming 10 movies based on DC Entertainment properties, three movies based on J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and three LEGO films including the just announced The LEGO Batman Movie. Tsujihara’s announcement also included confirmation on actors attached to their upcoming films, with Ezra Miller in place to take on the lead role in a The Flash movie (given the casting news, don’t expect the film and the TV series to have much in common). Jason Momoa will be playing Aquaman and Ray Fisher is confirmed to star in the feature film, Cyborg.
The LEGO movie series will continue following the box office success of The LEGO Movie with the release of Ninjago in 2016. Ninjago is directed by Charlie Bean and produced by The LEGO Movie filmmakers Phil Lord and Chris Miller along with Dan Lin and Roy Lee. The LEGO Batman Movie will arrive in 2017 with Chris McKay as director. That will be followed by The LEGO Movie 2 in 2018.
Rowling’s is making her screenwriting debut with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and David Yates (director of the final four Harry Potter films) will be directing this new look at the Harry Potter universe. The first of three films based on Fantastic Beasts will arrive in 2016 followed by sequels in 2018 and 2020. The new HP films will be based on Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts book and will feature characters and creatures inspired by the Hogwarts textbook.
As for the DC Entertainment lineup, Warner Bros CEO Tsujihara announced these planned films:
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice directed by Zack Snyder (2016)
Suicide Squad directed by David Ayer (2016)
Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot (2017)
Justice League Part One directed by Zack Snyder, with Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Amy Adams reprising their roles (2017)
The Flash starring Ezra Miller (2018)
Aquaman starring Jason Momoa (2018)
Justice League Part Two directed by Zack Snyder (2019)
Cyborg starring Ray Fisher (2020)
Green Lantern (2020)
There are also plans for stand-alone Batman and Superman movies between now and 2020.