6 DC movies are coming until 2024. But WB’s track record of canceling movies is just crazy. It’s like they see success and greenlight three more movies. And then they cancel at least two, if not all 3 of them. To this date, WB has canceled more DCEU movies than they’ve made. And this includes an 80% made Batgirl movie! Here’s a list of 18 DCEU movies canceled by Warner Bros.
The new Regime at WB Discovery didn’t think that Batgirl was a theatrical release material. So, they axed it as a tax write-off to save some money.
Justice League 2 & 3
Snyder was pushed out during the production of Justice League, and they initially canceled his first movie by altering it. But the Snyder Cut came out, and still, it wasn’t enough to revive the other two Justice League movies that WB had canceled.
Will Smith was supposed to return with Joel Kinnaman’s Rick Flag. But that was axed.
Joe Manganiello never even got a chance despite having such a great director in Gareth Evans.
Ben Affleck’s The Batman
Affleck wasn’t able to finish his script due to personal issues. He didn’t want to direct, and Matt Reeves wanted to do his own story independent of the DCEU. So, the Batfleck movie got canceled.
Gotham City Sirens
David Ayer was supposed to direct this female team-up movie with Harley Quinn after Suicide Squad. But with all the drama behind the scenes on Suicide Squad, Ayer was pushed out, and WB replaced his team-up movie with Birds of Prey.
2 Joker Films With Jared Leto
Leto was supposed to be in a Joker vs. Harley Quinn movie and another solo Joker movie. But none of them were made, and Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker got the green light.
James Wan wanted to make a horror movie in the DCEU involving the Trench monsters from Aquaman. But that got canceled.
After the drama behind the scenes on Justice League (and the failure of Justice League at the Box Office), the very expensive Cyborg movie never began development.
Green Lantern Corps.
WB has tried to make a Green Lantern movie forever and their Green Lantern Corps. The movie never lifted off, either.
The New Gods
Ava DuVernay was supposed to write and direct a movie involving Darkseid and other New Gods. But she never completed her script, and the movie never began development.
WB wanted to make an explosive cosmic adventure with Lobo. They even wanted Michael Bay in the mix. But that didn’t happen, and Lobo is deadbeat!
Sasha Calle’s Supergirl was rumored to get her own movie after The Flash. But now that’s probably not happening, especially since Dan Lin has entered the party to make a new DC slate.
There was a Zatanna movie under development as well. But hey, I bet it’s not coming anymore.
A Nightwing movie has been under development forever. The latest update was that it was supposed to come out after Batgirl. But even that’s not going to happen now.
Jurnee Smollet was supposed to get her movie on HBO Max, but that’s not happening as HBO Max is becoming a new streaming service.
Now with Dan Lin being in charge of the DC Films universe, let’s see which other movies get canceled and picked up.