First details on two major upcoming DC superhero projects have been announced 8 months ago

First details on two major upcoming DC superhero projects have been announced

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One of these has been a LOOOOOOOOONG time coming.

While Marvel are keeping a somewhat tight lid on what they're planning to do with the MCU once Spider-Man: Far From Home drops this July, the folks at DC are having a great time greenlighting a host of new projects now that they've somewhat course corrected their superheroe movies trajectory.

Here is what we already knew was on the horizon:

Birds Of Prey finds Margot Robbie returning as Harley Quinn in the all-female anti-hero tale due to arrive in February 2020, Wonder Woman 1984 sees Gal Gadot and (somehow) Chris Pine return to take on the magnificently cast Kristen Wiig as the villainous Cheetah for June 2020.

The Batman finds Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne with a rumoured baddies Catwoman and The Penguin set to brawl in June 2021, James Gunn will be directing The Suicide Squad with a slightly recast but totally new retelling of the bad guys and gals saving the world in August 2021.

And finally, aside from the December 2022 release date, very little else is known about Aquaman 2, other than that Jason Mamoa and Amber Heard are back in front of the camera, with James Wan back behind it.

And here is what has just been announced:

Shazam! 2 (or Shazam 2!, we're not sure where the exclamation point goes there), is currently in the works, with star Zachary Levi telling the Associated Press ahead of his MTV Movie Awards hosting gig that he "expects to start filming either in late spring or early summer next year." If that is the case, then we should probably expect the sequel to arrive in early 2021.

Meanwhile, Shazam!'s comic book nemesis Black Adam is also (FINALLY!) gearing towards production, with The Rock set to reteam with his Jungle Cruise director Jaume Collet-Serra, while the actor essentially confirming the rumour on his Instagram page:

As far when we might expect to see that project on the big screen, don't bank on it showing up this side of 2022.

Fans had anticipated a reference Black Adam in the first Shazam! movie, but instead the writers and director decided to tease a very different villain instead, which is probably what we can expect to be the focus of the upcoming sequel, before they go head-to-head in a later movie:

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