It’s going to be a crowded summer two years from now if Warner Bros sticks to the plan it announced today. The studio wants to release THREE DC Superhero films during the middle months of 2021.
It starts with something called DC Super Pets on May 21, 2021, produced by Patty Hicks and directed by Jared Stern and Sam Levine. Is this an animated film, or is it some goofy live-action CGI mix with a “real”-looking Krypto getting into slapstick calamities? Thankfully, rumors point to the former.
That film will be followed by The Batman on June 25. This would be DC’s latest cinematic take on the Caped Crusader (their fourth, if you’re counting)…and yes, it’s “new” enough to not use Ben Affleck. So long Ben, you had a short career in the cowl, but them’s the breaks. This one will be written and directed by Matt Reeves.
And then there’s August 6, when The Suicide Squad opens….wait, again? Why is the same movie being replayed? Was Fred Savage added to this one too?
Oh, wait….we didn’t see the “The” in the title. See, the first Suicide Squad didn’t catch on, so instead of making a sequel, WB wants to try it again….except the title “Suicide Squad” has already been used, so they made it slightly different, just like The Batman. If you ask us, three years is a ridiculously short time to reboot the same premise, especially when WB is sitting on an entire DC Universe of unadapted concepts and stories.
We’ll see how long WB sticks to these release dates. Marvel hasn’t fully announced their plans for 2021, and when they do, don’t be surprised if these three movies all get shuffled and rescheduled.