ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, 'Suicide Squad' is targeted for a cinematic adaptation, 'Deadpool' finally gets the green light, and every DC show reveals something new.
Remember all those unannounced movies DC and Warner Bros. had scheduled up through 2020? Well, it looks like we know what at least one of them will be: 'Suicide Squad.' As the future of the post-'Batman vs. Superman' slate is firmed up, a new report confirms this DC supervillain team-up to hit the big screen in the future, and 'Fury' director David Ayer is reportedly the one the studio wants to make it.
In a move that surprised no one (or, let us rephrase, should have surprised no one), Warner Bros. formally announced that 'Man of Steel' director Zack Snyder will be helming the long-awaited 'Justice League' movie after he's finished with 'Batman vs. Superman.' With his Superman sequel set for release on May 6, 2016, the premiere date for this DC superhero team-up is projected for around 2018, and the studio has more it wants to accomplish before then.
As they continue to work toward the big 'Justice League' crossover, Warner Bros. is also planning the further expansion of the DC cinematic universe. Not unlike how Marvel has made billions off of second-tier characters, Warner Bros. is looking to do the same, releasing two lower-budgeted superhero films every year outside of the summer blockbuster season.