Warner Bros. / DC Launches Official DC Films Facebook Page


In preparation for tonight’s television special — DC Films Presents: The Dawn of the Justice League — Warner Bros. / DC has launched their official Facebook page for all film properties residing in the DC Universe.  With this launch, the studio has also provided two new images: an illustrated poster showing the senior founding members of the Justice League, and an image of the DC Films official logo.

An interesting thing to note is that the studio opted to use the title of “DC Films” versus “DC Extended Universe” — which has, so far, been the official moniker used by Warner Bros. / DC heads during interviews.  Could this mean that they’re thinking bigger?  You can, at the same time, say that the studio may be getting more specific with the use of the word “Film” in the title.  Maybe “Extended” seemed too confusing to newcomers.  We’re all fans, but we also have to remember that the general population had and will have their first exposure to superheroes via television and film.  The streamlining of the official franchise name is certainly and interesting development.

Fans don’t have to wait long for DC’s shared universe launch on the silver screen because Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be releasing in March 2016 which will then be followed by Suicide Squad in August 2016.  Soon after that, Wonder Woman, already in active production, will be released in 2017.  And that doesn’t even begin to hit the tip of the iceberg because a whole slew of DC films are in the works.

Don’t forget to tune in to The CW tonight at 9:30PM when Warner Bros. / DC introduces the world to their plans with the television special DC Films Presents: The Dawn of the Justice League.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Official Synopsis: Fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has a United States release date of March 25, 2016.  It will be directed by Zack Snyder, written by Chris Terrio from a story by David Goyer and Zack Snyder, and will star Henry Cavill as Clark Kent / Superman, Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne / Batman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince / Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Tao Okamoto as Mercy Graves, Holly Hunter as Senator Finch, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone / Cyborg, and Callan Mulvey, Scoot McNairy, and Jena Malone in unspecified roles.

Suicide Squad has a United States release date of August 5, 2016, and will be part of DC’s new shared universe of films which started with Man of Steel (2013) and will also include the upcoming highly anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.  Suicide Squad is being written and directed by David Ayer, and stars Will Smith as Floyd Lawton / Deadshot, Jared Leto as The Joker, Margot Robbie as Harleen Quinzel / Harley Quinn, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Jai Courtney as George “Digger” Harkness / Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as June Moone / Enchantress, Viola David as Amanda Waller, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Waylon Jones / Killer Croc, Karen Fukuhara as Tatsu Yamashiro / Katana, Adam Beach as Christopher Weiss / Slipknot, and Jay Hernandez as Chato Santana / El Diablo.  Scott Eastwood, Jim Parrack, Ike Barinholtz, Common, Alex Meraz, David Harbout, and Raymond Olubowale were also cast in undisclosed roles.

Wonder Woman has a release date of June 23, 2017.  It will be produced by Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder with Charles Roven and Richard Suckle of Atlas Entertainment, directed by Patty Jenkins, written by Jason Fuchs, and stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince / Wonder Woman, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, and Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Ewen Bremner, Saïd Taghmaoui, Lucy Davis, and Elena Anaya in undisclosed roles.