There’s a rumor going around that DC will now try to aim for three to four superhero films per year, which is just enough to a) keep up with Marvel and b) keep up with Marvel. They’ll need at least that to make up for lost films and origin stories that never made it to the big screen.
The rumor was apparently brought to the fore on an episode of Heroic Insider, wherein host Umberto Gonzalez of The Wrap gave some insight into what he has heard to be the mindset at the studio in terms of how many films they want to make.
“A lot of people been asking me what’s the next movie in 2018-2019. I know for a fact DC is trying to get 3 to 4 movies made a year moving forward.”
Three a year doesn’t seem quite doable as that would entail a fifty percent ramping up from the current two a year deal, but four a year is double the current production, or 100% more, which while doable is certainly going to strain DC and WB. And with a number of their films, aside from the uniquely critically acclaimed Wonder Woman, either failing critically or commercially, one wonders if more is the right direction for DC at this time.
The Batman is already confirmed to start filming early next year, while other projects like Gotham City Sirens, Batgirl, Wonder Woman 2, Shazam, Suicide Squad 2, Man of Steel 2, The Flash, or Green Lantern Corps still on the production drawing room table.