Not sure how many knows this but Marvel dropped an announcement showcasing their road map for movies to be released in the next well 5 to 6 years.

May 6, 2016—Captain America: Civil War

November 4, 2016—Doctor Strange

May 5, 2017—Guardians of the Galaxy 2

July 28, 2017—Thor: Ragnarok

November 3, 2017—Black Panther

July 5, 2018—Captain Marvel

November 2, 2018—Inhumans

May 2018—Avengers: Infinity War (Part 1)

May 2019—Avengers: Infinity War (Part 2)

Now I have to say it's very impressive they have committed to these release dates in such a bullish way. I see even some well asked for diversity with moves like Black Panther, Captain Marvel and Inhumans are in the works.

Fans have pointed out in the past, that the current slate of movies released by marvel lacked diversity when in their books it's everywhere. So fans were worried that the black panther movie or captain marvel movie would never see the light of day on the big screen. If the point of the movies is to represent what's in the books then they should go all the way.

Now some are saying this Marvel announcement spells doom for DC and their slates of movies to come. Now its true DC comic book movies aren't that good and from what I understand that’s because they don't have much of a say with studios about the end result like marvel has. It seems DC's reach of influence only affects the animated movies and TV shows which have been very good overall.

I am very excited indeed because it's all I can dream for in movie land, but marvel fans don't be so quick to jump and say "we have won". I am willing to bet that DC has an ace up its sleeve. One which "if done right" can bring them back into focus of sorts.

That ace is Constantine, I say this because I have been reading the New 52 version of this story and along his travels he runs into all sort of heroes, and in my opinion might just be all DC needs to fill in what the fans want and to expose a mass audience to characters that don't get screen time on NBC.



Now you are asking what’s DC response and here is a list:

Lego’s “Ninjago,” (2016) Charlie Bean directs.

“Suicide Squad,” directed by David Ayer (2016)

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (2016) David Yates directs with JK Rowling making her screenwriting debut.

“Wonder Woman,” starring Gal Gadot (2017)

“The Lego Batman Movie” (2017) Chris McKay directs.

“Justice League Part One,” directed by Zack Snyder, with Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Amy Adams confirmed to reprise their roles (2017)

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2” (2018)

“The Flash,” starring Ezra Miller (2018)

“Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa (2018)

“The Lego Movie 2″ (2018)

“Shazam,” with Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam (2019)

“Justice League Part Two,” directed by Zack Snyder (2019)

“Cyborg,” starring Ray Fisher (2020)

“Green Lantern” (2020)

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3” (2020)

 Both companies have an impressive lineup for the next 6 years, I say let the battle begin only time will tell.