During investor day at Time Warner the Warner Bros. CEO,Â Kevin Tsujihara released details on the DC ComicsÂ propertyÂ DC Cinematic Universe with a full slate of movie release dates after the highly anticipated Batman v Superman to be released in 2016.
Along with the DC Universe slate of films he also mentioned the prequel to the Harry Potter films, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” as well as the sequel to the Lego film. You can read a portion of the press release below:
As part of his presentation, Tsujihara announced a bold expansion of the industryâ€™s broadest theatrical slate, built around the largest, most important global franchises. Warner Bros. Pictures will release three LEGO-branded films over the next four years, building upon the enormous success of this yearâ€™s â€œThe LEGO Movieâ€ ($468 million worldwide box office), starting with â€œNinjagoâ€ in 2016, directed by Charlie Bean and produced by Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Batman will take a star turn in â€œThe LEGO Batman Movieâ€ in 2017, directed by Chris McKay, and the sequel, â€œThe LEGO Movie 2,â€ will debut in 2018.
The Studio will release three pictures, in 2016, 2018 and 2020, based on best-selling author J.K. Rowlingâ€™s original story and screenwriting debut, â€œFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.â€ Set in an extension of her familiar wizarding world, featuring magical creatures and characters inspired by Harry Potterâ€™s Hogwarts textbook and its fictitious author, Newt Scamander, â€œFantastic Beastsâ€ will be directed by David Yates, who directed the last four Harry Potter movies, and reunite the filmmaking team of David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.
And, in a massive expansion of the Studioâ€™s DC Entertainment-branded content, Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema will release a slate of at least 10 moviesâ€“as well as stand-alone Batman and Superman filmsâ€“from 2016 through 2020 that expands this prized universe of characters:
â€œBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,â€ directed by Zack Snyder (2016)
â€œSuicide Squad,â€ directed by David Ayer (2016)
â€œWonder Woman,â€ starring Gal Gadot (2017)
â€œJustice League Part One,â€ directed by Zack Snyder, with Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Amy Adams reprising their roles (2017)
â€œThe Flash,â€ starring Ezra Miller (2018)
â€œAquaman,â€ starring Jason Momoa (2018)
â€œJustice League Part Two,â€ directed by Zack Snyder (2019)
â€œCyborg,â€ starring Ray Fisher (2020)
â€œGreen Lanternâ€ (2020)