As Warner Bros. continues to lay the preliminary foundations for its shared cinematic universe, the Internet has been awash with rumours and speculations over which superheroes would make the leap from the comic book pages first. Well, according to a quartet of recently-published domain names, it appears as though the studio is gearing up for filmic adaptations of Aquaman (AquaManMovie.com), Justice League (JusticeLeagueFilm.com), Shazam (ShazamMovie.com) and Wonder Woman (WonderWomanTheMovie.com).
While not an overly surprising collection given recent speculation, it does show that Warner Bros. is beginning to extend its cinematic blueprint for its beloved roster of heroes. At this stage, each of the aforementioned links all circle back to the Warner Bros. website, which proves that this is very much a statement of intent from the company.
After all, given that Jason Momoa and Gal Gadot have been confirmed for Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice as Aquaman and Wonder Woman, respectively, it lends credence to WB inverting Marvel’s plan by introducing the big players in an ensemble piece before spinning them out into standalone features.
As a matter of fact, we recently learned that Dwayne Johnson will assume the role of Black Adam, Shazam’s primary villain, in the eponymous film. And while we still don’t know who will step in to play Billy Batson himself, it seems the sun is finally beginning to burn through the thick fog of speculation in order to unveil Warner Bros.’ future slate — the immediate future, that is.
As we all already know, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is scheduled to release on March 25th, 2016 and is very much the lynchpin in this most ambitious universe.
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Source: Warner Bros.