The DC Daily Planet: What Is That Masked Movie?

Happy Friday, caped crusaders! Excited about Sony’s announcement of a female-led superhero? Well, DC isn’t going down without a fight! Any one (or more) of their upcoming movies could conceivably feature a female lead. Come speculate with me!

Frankly, if at least one of their nine planned movies isn’t female-led, I think we should storm the DC castle. Personally, I’m hoping for Wonder Woman, but I would also love to see Zatanna, the Birds of Prey, or even Hawkgirl on the big screen. It’s pretty clear DC is leaning heavily in the Justice League direction, and I think we can expect both more Superman and Batman flicks, but surely at least some fraction of those nine movies must be a female hero, right? Here’s the list of dates so you can plan well in advance:

Untitled DC Film – August 5, 2016
Untitled DC Film – June 23, 2017
Untitled DC Film – November 17, 2017
Untitled DC Film – March 23, 2018
Untitled DC Film – July 27- 2018
Untitled WB Event Film – November 16, 2018
Untitled DC Film – April 5, 2019
Untitled DC Film – June 14, 2019
Untitled DC Film – April 3, 2020
Untitled DC Film – June 19, 2020
Untitled WB Event Film – November 20, 2020

Who are you hoping will headline the as-yet-to-be-named feature films?

Gail Simone isn’t the only one at DC who loves LEGOs: to celebrate the release of LEGO® Batman™ 3: Beyond Gotham this fall, DC is releasing select variant covers featuring LEGOfied superheros. This Batgirl one is so cute, I want it framed on my desk:

Batgirl #36 LEGO variant cover


The CW’s Arrow has cast Medium‘s David Cubitt as Manhunter, which I got excited about until I realized it wasn’t J’onn J’onnz, but which is probably exciting for the actual Manhunter fans out there. Let me know when you guys bring in Lady Blackhawk, that will get my attention.

Lady Blackhawk


Laura Harcourt

Laura Harcourt

Part of WWAC's editorial team, Laura has loved comics ever since her very first copy of Betty and Veronica Double Digest. Until her own superhero training is complete, she spends most of her time writing about others. She is most usually found in Western New England and is easily startled by loud noises.