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DC movie and TV shows: Future release dates, cast, trailers, and the full list of all past releases

Black Adam, Shazam, and Aquaman are coming soon as DC movies
Black Adam, Shazam, and Aquaman are coming soon as DC movies. Pic credit: Warner Bros

DC Comics has a full slate of movies coming to theaters, TV shows coming to The CW, and streaming shows and movies coming to HBO Max, and the release dates are set for the near future.

DC now has HBO Max to add to its already packed slate of shows on The CW. The movie universe has also changed since Zack Snyder started his DCEU with Man of Steel.

With so many DC movies and TV shows coming, and everything changing all the time, it can be hard to keep track of it all.

We will do that for you, with a look at what is coming up for fans of DC Comics heroes.

This will include every movie and series from the DC Comics Universe, and will also feature a list of all past movies at the end.

Finally, this list will be constantly updated with all newly announced Marvel movies and TV shows, as well as updates to release dates, cast info, and more.

Make sure to bookmark this page for all the up-to-date DC release date information.

Black Adam (October 21, 2022)

Black Adam
Dwayne Johnson will play Black Adam. Pic credit: Warner Bros.

In one of the longest in-development movies for DC Comics, Dwayne Johnson will join the DCEU as Black Adam.

The movie will feature the anti-hero/villain in the lead role, and will likely eventually lead to a mashup with Shazam! in the future.

Black Adam will deal with his origin story, starting 5,000 years ago in Kahndaq, and then jump top modern times where he meets up with the Justice Society of America.

The cast includes Aldis Hodge’s Hawkman, Noah Centineo’s Atom Smasher, Quintessa Swindell’s Cyclone, and Pierce Brosnan’s Dr. Fate. Jaume Collet-Serra (Orphan) directs the film.

DC announced some major changes to its schedule after The Batman was released. Black Adam was moved from July to October 2022.

Shazam! Fury of the Gods (December 16, 2022)

Shazam: Fury of the Gods
Shazam: Fury of the Gods. Pic credit: Warner Bros.

A Shazam! sequel is coming in 2023, and the title will be Shazam! Fury of the Gods.

Little is known about the sequel, although Helen Mirren has signed on as a villain in the movie, demi-goddess Hespera — described as the daughter of Atlas.

David F. Sandberg returns as the director as does Zachary Levi as Shazam!

While movies like Aquaman and The Flash were moved to 2023, Shazam got an opposite move, as it was moved earlier to December 2022, replacing Aquaman in the Christmas slot.

Batgirl (TBA in 2022)

Batgirl concept art from HBO Max
Batgirl concept art from HBO Max. Pic credit: HBO Max

Warner Bros. announced Batgirl was in development for an HBO Max project. This will be a movie.

The movie is directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (Bad Boys for Life) with Leslie Grace (In the Heights) starring as Barbara Gordon/Batgirl.

Also starring in the movie are J.K. Simmons (Commissioner Gordon in Justice League), Brendan Fraser (Doom Patrol), Michael Keaton (Batman), and Ivory Aquino (When We Rise).

Stargirl Season 3 (TBD)

Stargirl
Stargirl on HBO Max. Pic credit: Warner Bros.

Stargirl debuted its first season on DC Universe, and it was renewed for a second season.

The first season hit in 2020, but the second season will move to The CW. This aired in 2021. Now, The CW has set itself up for a third season.

Stargirl Season 3: Frenemies will premiere sometime in 2022.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (March 17, 2023)

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Jason Mamoa as Aquaman and Amber Heard as Mera. Pic credit: Warner Bros.

There were supposed to be two Aquaman movies coming out, one based on the creatures from The Trench and the sequel to Aquaman.

Warner Bros. canceled The Trench.

However, the new Aquaman sequel will arrive in 2022 with James Wan behind the camera again.

The release date for Aquaman also changed. Instead of a Christmas 2022 release, the movie will hit theaters in March 2021. This means it will be after the new Shazam movie.

Director James Wan said there was no way he could have finished the movie by December.

“For a movie that is nearly all visual effects, I’m thankful for the extra time needed to craft this thing right,” Wan said. “Working with groundbreaking new technology, I’m blown away by some of the early tests coming in. I’m cautiously optimistic and excited, and can’t wait to share when the time is ready.”

The Flash (June 23, 2023)

Batman and The Flash
Ezra Miller is returning as The Flash. Pic credit: Warner Bros

The Flash was supposed to be the movie that lead the DCEU from Zack Snyder’s Justice League to the future of DC Comics movies.

This will be the Flashpoint story, which in the comics saw Flash go back in time to try to save his mother and reset the DC Universe to disastrous effects.

Flash then had to team with Thomas Wayne’s Batman to fix things, creating a new version of the DC Universe.

Ezra Miller returns as Flash, while Kiersey Clemons will play Iris West, Maribel Verdu as Nora Allen, and Ron Livingston as Henry Allen. Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck both return as Batman.

Andy Muschietti (Stephan King’s It) directs the movie.

Flash was supposed to come out in November 2022, but it was also pushed back to June 2023. This puts it after Shazam, Black Adam, and Aquaman, which is interesting since it is the movie that is supposed to change the entire DCEU.

Blue Beetle (August 18, 2023)

Blue Beetle movie image
Blue Beetle movie image. Pic credit: Warner Bros.

Originally envisioned as an HBO Max series, Blue Beetle will now be getting a movie release in 2023.

This will be Jaime Reyes, a young Latino teenager who becomes the new Blue Beetle in the New 52.

Xolo Manduena (Cobra Kai) will play Jaime and Angel Manuel Soto (Charm City Kings) will direct the movie.

Also starring in the movie are  George Lopez, Adriana Barraza, Elpidia Carrillo, Damián Alcázar, and Belissa Escobedo, as Jaime’s family, Bruna Marquezine as his girlfriend Penny, and What We Do in the Shadows Harvey Guillen in an unspecified role.

Arkham Asylum (TBD on HBO Max)

Gotham P.D.
Gotham P.D. is coming to HBO Max. Pic credit: DC

Gotham P.D. is another HBO Max series that was coming from DC and it is supposed to take place in the world of The Batman, so Earth-2.

However, that all changed when Matt Reeves (The Batman) said that the series has been shelved and an Arkham Asylum series will be made instead for HBO Max.

“The GCDP thing, that story has kind of evolved, we’ve actually now moving more into the realm of exactly what would happen in the world of Arkham as it relates coming off of our movie, and some of the characters, again in their origins that you would – almost leaning into the idea of – it’s like a horror movie or a haunted house that is Arkham,” Reeves said.

At the end of The Batman, Riddler was arrested and imprisoned at Arkham Asylum where he seemingly met Joker, who was already locked up there as well.

Titans Season 4 (TBD)

Titans
Titans. Pic credit: HBO Max

Titans started its run on DC Universe. Once Warner Bros. ended that streaming service outside of comic reading, three of the shows moved over to HBO Max.

Titans was the original HBO DC show and it has a third season coming. The first season hit in 2018 and the second in 2019. The third season aired in 2021.

Production on Season 4 started in February 2022

According to reports, returning is Brenton Thwaites as Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, Ryan Potter as Beast Boy, Conor Leslie as Wonder Girl, and Joshua Orpin as Superboy. 

Joining the cast is Joseph Morgan as Brother Blood, Franka Potente as Mother Mayhem, and Lisa Ambalavanar as Jinx.

Doom Patrol Season 4 (TBD)

Doom Patrol
Doom Patrol. Pic credit: HBO Max

Doom Patrol is also returning for its third season.

The first season hit in 2019 and the second in 2020. The third season arrived in 2021.

Season 4 has a few storylines it needs to touch on. Cyborg learned his dad could have saved him without turning him into Cyborg. The team also might be ready to face the idea that they should be superheroes and not just outsiders.

Peacemaker Season 2 (TBD)

The cast of Peacemaker
The cast of Peacemaker. Pic credit: HBO Max

James Gunn announced after the Peacemaker Season 1 finale that HBO Max was bringing Peacemaker back for a second season.

There is no word on when that will be, but it won’t be anytime soon since Gunn is currently making Guardians of the Galaxy 3 for Marvel/Disney.

Penguin (TBD)

Penguin in The Batman movie
Penguin in The Batman movie. Pic credit: Warner Bros.

After he served as a breakout character in The Batman, Colin Farrell will return as Penguin in an HBO Max series.

The Batman ended with Riddler assassinating Carmine Falcone, which opened up a spot at the top of the Gotham City criminal underworld.

Penguin’s hopeful rise to that spot will be the focus of the HBO Max series.

“The world that Matt Reeves created for ‘The Batman’ is one that warrants a deeper gaze through the eyes of Oswald Cobblepot,” said Farrell.

“I couldn’t be more excited about continuing this exploration of Oz as he rises through the darkened ranks to become The Penguin. Will be good to get him back on the streets of Gotham for a little madness and a little mayhem.”

Static Shock (TBD)

Warner Bros. announced Static Shock was coming as a movie. Michael B. Jordan signed on as a co-producer and Randy McKinnon signed on to write the script in March 2021.

Green Lantern Corps (TBD)

Green Lantern is another HBO Max series that is coming. The show will about the Green Lantern Corps and will feature several different Lanterns across different time frames. They include Guy Gardner, Jessica Cruz, Simon Baz, Alan Scott, Kilowog, and Sinestro.

Zatanna (TBA)

Warner Bros. also announced that Zatanna was also coming to HBO Max, although it was not revealed if this is a TV show or a movie.

Wonder Woman 3 (TBA)

Wonder Woman
Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. Pic credit: Warner Bros

Wonder Woman hit theaters in 2017 and Wonder Woman 1984 hit in 2020. That makes it sound like the third Wonder Woman movie will likely be here late in 2023, which lines up right with the other announced releases.

Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot return for the third movie in ther series.

Untitled Superman Movie (TBA)

There is a new Superman movie coming. This is not necessarily a reboot, but it will feature a different Superman than the DCEU. J.J. Abrams and Ta-Nehisi Coates are making the movie, and it is rumored that it will feature a Black Superman, possibly Calvin Ellis from Earth-23.

Supergirl (TBA)

A Supergirl movie is in development by Warner Bros. Sasha Calle has won the role of Supergirl and will make her original debut in The Flash.

Every DC movie or TV show released so far

Finally, we will catch you up with everything released so far.

DCEU Movies

  1. Man of Steel (2013)
  2. Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
  3. Suicide Squad (2016)
  4. Wonder Woman (2017)
  5. Justice League (2017)
  6. Aquaman (2018)
  7. Shazam (2019)
  8. Joker (2019)
  9. Birds of Prey (2020)
  10. Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)
  11. Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021)
  12. The Suicide Squad (2021)
  13. The Batman (2022)

DC on The CW (The Arrowverse)

  1. Arrow (8 Seasons) – Ended in 2020
  2. The Flash (7 Seasons) – Ongoing
  3. Supergirl (6 Seasons) – Ended in 2021
  4. Legends of Tomorrow (6 Seasons) – Ongoing
  5. Constantine (1 Season) – Ended in 2015
  6. Black Lightning (4 Seasons) – Ended in 2021
  7. Batwoman (2 Seasons) – Ongoing
  8. Superman & Lois (1 Season) – Ongoing
  9. Naomi (1 Season) – Ongoing

DC Universe / HBO / HBO Max Shows

  1. Swamp Thing (1 Season)
  2. Watchmen (1 Season)
  3. Titans (3 Seasons) – Ongoing
  4. Doom Patrol (3 Seasons) – Ongoing
  5. Stargirl (1 Season) – Ongoing
  6. Peacemaker (1 Season) – Ongoing

Non-DCEU Superman Movies

  1. Superman and the Mole Man (1951)
  2. Superman (1978)
  3. Superman II (1980)
  4. Superman III (1983)
  5. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
  6. Superman Returns (2006)

Non-DCEU Batman Movies

  1. Batman (1966)
  2. Batman (1989)
  3. Batman Returns (1992)
  4. Batman Forever (1995)
  5. Batman & Robin (1997)
  6. Batman Begins (2005)
  7. The Dark Knight (2008)
  8. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Non-DCEU Other Movies

  1. Swamp Thing (1982)
  2. Supergirl (1984)
  3. The Return of Swamp Thing (1989)
  4. Steel (1997)
  5. Road to Perdition (2002)
  6. Catwoman (2004)
  7. A History of Violence (2005)
  8. Constantine (2005)
  9. V for Vendetta (2006)
  10. Watchmen (2009)
  11. Jonah Hex (2010)
  12. The Losers (2010)
  13. Red (2010)
  14. Green Lantern (2011)
  15. Red 2 (2013)
  16. The Kitchen (2019)

Other DC Comics Television

  1. Adventures of Superman (1952-58)
  2. Batman
  3. Shazam!
  4. The Secrets of Isis
  5. Wonder Woman
  6. Superboy
  7. Swamp Thing
  8. The Flash
  9. Human Target
  10. Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
  11. Smallville
  12. Birds of Prey
  13. Human Target
  14. Gotham
  15. Powerless
  16. Krypton
  17. Pennyworth

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