Like Marvel’s The Avengers, there will be cameos of superheroes too

Warner Bros will officially announce a hugely ambitious slate of new comic-book movies, including Wonder Woman and Justice League films, at this year’s Comic-Con event in San Diego, reports

The studio has long been planning to ape the success of Disney-owned rival Marvel by producing a series of movies based on the DC Comics heroes to which it owns the screen rights. Seven films based on a variety of characters will be released in 2016-18. Several will feature multiple heroes, a trend that Marvel began with its hugely successful 2012 box office behemoth The Avengers.

What’s in store?

The previously-announced Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will arrive in May 2016, with films based on Shazam and Sandman in July and December of the same year. Justice League, a follow-up to Dawn of Justice featuring Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, arrives in May 2017, with a film starring Flash and the Green Lantern debuting the following Christmas. Man of Steel 2, a sequel to last year’s Superman reboot, is pencilled for May 2018.

Like Marvel’s The Avengers, there will be cameos of superheroes for future instalments in many of these movies. The cameos will include Cyborg and Flash. And Aquaman will be seen in the Justice League movie.

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