The Worlds of DC is building itself and it does seem that they are starting it from scratch now focusing only on the Solo features extensively. Justice League, Suicide Squad & Batman V Superman are all considered failures in one way or another. Man of Steel was only a little above average and it is just Wonder Woman that has been successful on all fronts. So, starting with Aquaman, WOD is rebuilding and it has to do that till The Flash solo movie hits the theatres.
The Flash, in particular, has had its fair share of problems and by now you could say that it is just one step behind Gambit when it comes to the movie seeing the light of the day. Still, Gambit’s cancellation is inevitable while The Flash is slowly moving forward, possibly learning to run. By now, the movie has had multiple Directorial changes as Rick Famuyiva left the project back in 2016 due to creative differences, and WB were finally able to hire John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein in the last year.
These two Directors were the third choice of WB for this movie, but they are now happy and satisfied with what the two Directors have to offer. As we all have heard by now, the solo movie was actually being inspired by the Flashpoint Paradox storyline and even the name of the movie was simply changed to Flashpoint. But a while ago, it was updated that the movie will not be called as Flashpoint, and it will be a storyline that builds towards Flashpoint (which was the right thing to do since Flashpoint should never be a first movie!).
The future of DC looks brighter than their dark movies as after Aquaman, Shazam!, Joker and Wonder Woman 1984 end the next year, they have 5 more movies which have been prioritized by WB. Suicide Squad has Gavin O’Conner attached to it and that movie is said to begin production next year. Matt Reeves has mentioned that The Batman script is progressing, and his solo movie will also start production in 2019.
Recent reports have suggested that the Birds of Prey movie which is under Cathy Yan has been confirmed to start shooting in January by Margot Robbie. Also, Dwayne Johnson recently confirmed that his own Black Adam script has come along and shooting is going to begin the very next year as it is a part of the reconfiguration which DC and WB are upon currently.
But all eyes are really on the solo Flash project as the two directors of the movie have mentioned that if everything goes right, we will get to see the movie in 2020, which means that it will also start shooting next year. Well, we do have a new update of DC’s upcoming Flash movie as According to Production Weekly, the Flash solo movie will begin production in February 2019.
This is really great for DC fans as 5 movies will begin and end production within the next year, so the schedule till 2021 is tight, with another possible addition to be made for the 2021 release, which will most likely be the Green Lantern Corps movie that Geoff Johns himself is writing a script for.
The Flash actor Ezra Miller claims that he has met with the Directors for his upcoming film and he seemed really excited about the upcoming project. He said:
“I met them [John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein] recently. They’re really, really, really cool guys. I really like their work a lot, and I think they’re really great.”
According to sources, DC’s The Flash and Birds of Prey will begin filming in Atlanta during a similar Timeframe, right in the beginning of 2019. Atlanta as we now know is already a very popular location for filming Superhero movies, courtesy of Marvel Studios.
Other projects which are supposedly “under development” under the WOD include – Man of Steel 2, Joker vs. Harley Quinn, Batgirl, Nightwing, Justice League Dark, Joker Solo (Jared Leto), Deathstroke, Lobo, New Gods, Green Lantern Corps, Justice League 2 and Cyborg but none of them have any sort of release dates confirmed just yet.