Just like the Marvel Cinematic Universe or MCU, DC Movies have started picking up the pace in the last few years. As a fan, I am compelled to say DC is much better conceptually than Marvel Comics, and quite rich in content. In fact, if even 10 percent of the fortune that DC possesses can be translated onto the silver screen by Warner Brothers, they would have one heck of a task to count the money they would make at the box-office.
However, so far DC Extended Universe is nowhere near to what Marvel has garnered in the last decade. But loyal fans need not fret. WB Studios are trying their level best to redeem what they have done. Every year they come out with several new DC movies. Most of the these films get mixed reviews but it looks like the sun will finally shine on them. Here is the list of upcoming DC movies (new releases) that one should keep an eye on. We hope these latest DC movies are better than some of the recent ones.
9. Shazam (April 5, 2019)
Originally known as Captain Marvel, Shazam is a comic book hero owned by DC (Detective Comics). Believe it or not, in the 1940s this character outsold even Superman comics. He was also the first comic book superhero to be adapted into a film in 1941. So what went wrong? Well, due to copyright infringement issues with Marvel Comics regarding a similar superhero called ‘Captain Marvel,’ the character was essentially shifted to the background. Later DC changed his name to ‘Shazam’ and relaunched the comics. But the reception from the audience was not as good, mainly because of the changed name. The adaptation of Shazam into a live-action movie seems to be yet another attempt by DC to reinstall the iconic character to its former glory. Although considered to be just a goofy copy of Superman, Shazam certainly has an interesting backstory and formidable villains, which would make up for a kick-ass plotline. The question here is whether WB can personify the original vision behind Shazam.
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8. Cyborg (April 3, 2020)