Warner Bros. is slowly rolling out the next phase of its DC Films.
The Hollywood Reporter confirms that the studio has set a newly announced film called DC Super Pets will open on May 21, 2021. War for the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves’ The Batman will open on June 25, 2021, and it will be followed by the untitled sequel to David Ayer’s Suicide Squad on Aug. 6, 2021. The sequel to the supervillain team will be directed and written by former Marvel Cinematic Universe veteran, James Gunn.
Warner Bros. has tapped the directorial duo of Sam Levine and Jared Stern to direct DC Superpets with Patty Hicks attached to produce.
DC Superpets is based on the 1962 Legion of Super-pets children’s publishing series from Capstone Publishing, which saw the pets of numerous DC superheroes team up in a similar fashion to the Justice League. Members have included Superman’s best friend Krypto the Superdog, Batman’s gumshoe dog Ace the Bathound, and Supergirl’s feline friend Streaky. Outside of having a presence in the Capstone titles the Superpets have previously appeared in the animated Krypto the Superdog series on Cartoon Network and the various DC Nation animated shorts.
Reeves’ The Batman has been nothing short of a project wrapped in mystery that fans have been keeping a constant eye on. The Accountant star Ben Affleck has been acting as the Dark Knight Detective since Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice, but his future as the iconic DC vigilante has been constantly called into question amid numerous rumors emerging suggesting that he would no longer continue in the role and that Matt Reeves was interested in casting a younger actor to replace him.
Affleck took to Twitter to voice his excitement for the project.
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) January 31, 2019
In an interview with THR before The Batman‘s release date was announced Reeves laid out his plans for the tentpole superhero movie.
“It’s very much a point of view-driven, noir Batman tale. It’s told very squarely on his shoulders, and I hope it’s going to be a story that will be thrilling but also emotional.” said Reeve.
Reeves also said it will be Batman “more in his detective mode than we’ve seen in the films.” he continued.
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