Watch out, Marvel: DC Comics is coming for you! With the Marvel Cinematic Universe officially known as the most valuable, and one of the most beloved, properties in the film industry, DC Comics, Marvel’s largest competitor, has its eyes set on a similar cinematic universe for its own line of super heroes.
Warner Bros. made waves last year with its San Diego Comic Con announcement of Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, a continuation of the Man of Steel Superman reboot and introduction for a new Batman (played by Ben Affleck). News later surfaced that the film would feature Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.
Today, Warner Bros purchased and registered four website domains for upcoming movies, all pertaining to the DC cinematic universe:
While the registrations aren’t technically official confirmations of the films, it’s now looking pretty obvious. Warner Bros and DC cast Gal Gadot months before she was needed for Batman V. Superman, pointing to a larger Wonder Woman involvement – possibly a feature film. Warner Bros also hired multiple screenwriters to work on scripts for a potential Aquaman film, and actor Dwayne Johnson has been teasing and dancing around rumors of him starring in a Shazam film.
The above information is extra interesting when you consider that the Justice League movie has been confirmed for a 2018 release, indicating that Warner Bros purchased a domain for a confirmed movie… at the same time as purchasing three other movie domains for related properties. Interesting!
Now we ask: Are you excited to see Aquaman, Shazam, and Wonder Woman build the foundation of the DC Cinematic Universe? Which DC superheroes would you like to see join the lineup?
Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice is set for a 2016 release, while Justice League is set to hit theaters in 2018.