Lightning-quick new glimpses at films like The Batman, The Flash, Black Adam, and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom are included in a new DC promotional trailer. In 2021, DC will premiere James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad and Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Warner Bros., on the other hand, is stepping up its superhero movie production in 2022 by releasing a series of films over the following few months.
Rather than centering their efforts just on the DCEU, Warner Bros. is seeking to develop their multiverse. This suggests that, in addition to one continuity, there are many timelines in development. The Batman, directed by Matt Reeves, resides in a parallel universe to the rest of DC Films’ planned live-action films. Nonetheless, because they all contain characters from the comic book franchise, Warner Bros. intends to sell them all as part of its 2022 slate.
“2022 is the year of heroes,” DC tweeted, along with a seven-second video promoting Black Adam and The Flash, as well as The Batman and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. It shows brief glimpses of the first three films, including Batman (Robert Pattinson) holding a road flare, a hooded Black Adam (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) in his super suit, and a close-up of Barry Allen’s (Ezra Miller) new Flash outfit. Clearly, DC isn’t ready to show out any Lost Kingdom material just yet, as the son of Atlan is represented by a repurposed clip from 2018’s Aquaman.
In addition to the aforementioned films, Warner Bros. will release the animated feature DC League of Super-Pets. The plot centers around Superman’s dog, Krypto (voiced by Dwayne Johnson), establishing his own squad to rescue the Justice League who have been kidnapped. When compared to its closest competition, Marvel Studios, the whole schedule is more varied. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love and Thunder, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever are the MCU’s only three hits set for 2022, but they are all sequels. Given this, the typically seen failing DC Films may make steps this year and establish themselves to be the dominant player in the comic book movie sandbox that they should be.
It is obvious that the quality of these films will still matter. DC Films has released intriguing plots in recent years, but they have been unable to make them work. As a result, viewers were even more dissatisfied because the promise was there. This year, hopefully, The Batman, The Flash, Black Adam, Aquaman, and the Lost Kingdom will live up to their promises. Under any circumstances, it didn’t appear that these four DCEU projects were plagued by major production challenges like their predecessors. So, perhaps Warner Bros. has finally learned its lesson about interfering with its blockbusters.