Answering why Ben Affleck was moping so hard beside his Batmobile, it's being reported that Wonder Woman, Shazam, Sandman, Green Lantern and The Flash are all getting movies before Batman gets another solo project. Nikki Finke claims to have a Warner Bros. schedule we weren't supposed to see until Comic Con, on it a list of all the studio's planned superhero releases up to summer 2018. Here, have a look:
May 2016 - Batman v Superman
July 2016 - Shazam
Xmas 2016 - Sandman
May 2017 - Justice League
July 2017 - Wonder Woman
Xmas 2017 - Flash and Green Lantern team-up
May 2018 - Man Of Steel 2
It's already known that Joseph Gordon-Levitt will direct and star in Sandman, and Justice League is old news, but who knew Warner's nearly decade-old plan for a Shazam movie was still on the table (with or without long-attached star Dwayne Johnson)? Also moderately surprising: the invisible jet of a Wonder Woman movie--always seemingly right there but never quite visible--is finally happening. And since no one wanted to see Ryan Reynolds, now Green Lantern has to bring a cool friend if he's going out.
After all this? Then it will be nearly 2020, and we can finally do the live-action Golden Girls-esque Super Friends sitcom we've been stupidly putting off.