Upcoming New DC Movies and TV Shows: 2024 Release Dates and Beyond - IGN (2024)

A lot is changing for DC's lineup of movies and shows in the years ahead. Luckily, despite the rash of cancellations affecting everything from the Batgirl movie to HBO Max shows like Titans and Doom Patrol, it's not all bad news. James Gunn and Peter Safran are now the co-CEOs of DC Studios, and they have a strategy for a more cohesive and interconnected lineup of content moving forward. It all starts with Chapter 1, dubbed "Gods and Monsters."

It can be very difficult to keep track of all the big changes at DC these days. That's why we've put together this comprehensive list of everything currently in the works, as well as the major projects that have either been officially canceled or gone dormant.

Come join us in the reborn DC Universe. Click on through the slideshow below for a glimpse or read on for even more details...

And for more on what to expect from DC in 2024, including comics and games, follow the link!

What Are the Next DC Movies Coming Out? 2024 Release Dates

DC Universe: Every Upcoming Movie and TV Show

For those keeping track, here's the full lineup of upcoming DC movies and TV shows:

  • Joker: Folie à Deux (October 4, 2024)
  • Creature Commandos Animated Series (December 2024)
  • The Penguin/Matt Reeves TV Projects (Late 2024/In Development)
  • Superman (July 11, 2025)
  • Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow (June 26, 2026)
  • The Batman Part II (October 2, 2026)
  • Superman & Lois: Season 4 (Greenlit; date TBD)
  • The Brave and the Bold (In Development)
  • The Authority (In Development)
  • Swamp Thing (In Development)
  • Teen Titans (In Development)
  • Waller/Peacemaker Season 2 (In Development)
  • Booster Gold TV Series (In Development)
  • Paradise Lost TV Series (In Development)
  • Lanterns TV Series (In Development)
  • Gotham PD/Arkham TV Series (In Development)
  • The Sandman Season 2 (In Development)
  • Constantine 2 (In Development)
  • Harley Quinn and Other Animated Titles (In Development)

Here are some of the most notable projects that are currently in the works:

Joker: Folie à Deux (October 4, 2024)

For quite some time there, there had been conflicting reports as to whether director Todd Phillips and star Joaquin Phoenix were planning a sequel to their Joker movie. The pair initially said the first film was meant to be a one-off. But in May of 2021, word came that Warner Bros. had signed Phillips to pen a sequel to the 2019 comic book film. In June of 2022, Phillips confirmed the project by sharing the cover of the script on Instagram. Called Joker: Folie à Deux, the film is written by Phillips and his Joker 1 co-writer, Scott Silver. Folie à Deux is defined as a psychological disorder where the same or similar mental disorder affects two or more people, so think on that a bit. Lady Gaga will co-star in the film, fueling rumors that it's partly a musical.

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Creature Commandos Animated Series (December 2024)

Surprisingly, Gunn is relying on one of DC's most obscure properties to launch the new DCU. Gunn has already written a seven-episode first season of this animated seres, which deals with Amanda Waller forming another team of incarcerated super-criminals to save the world. The Creature Commandos series will be released in December, 2024, beating Superman to the finish line.

Superman (July 11, 2025)

We can all stop holding our breath for Man of Steel 2. Rather than pursue a sequel to the 2013 film, DC is pushing ahead with a new take on the character with Superman (formerly known as Superman: Legacy). James Gunn is currently writing a Superman movie featuring a younger Clark Kent early in his reporting career (though it won't be an origin story). The film will explore Clark's struggle to balance his Kryptonian heritage with his Kansas upbringing and deal with the challenge of being a kind hero in an unkind world. Gunn has confirmed he's directing the film, but it is shaping up to be one of the first and most important entries in the revamped DCU line.

The film is currently in preproduction, with Gunn having turned in his first screenplay draft shortly before the start of the WGA strike. It remains to be seen how significantly the strike will impact production. As for the cast, THR reports that We Own This City's David Corenswet is a frontrunner for the Superman role, while X-Men: First Class' Nicholas Hoult may be up for the role of Lex Luthor. Deadline, however, indicates Hoult may actually be in the running for the Superman role. Gunn has refused to comment on casting rumors.

Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow (June 26, 2026)

The new DCU will also have a new Supergirl. Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow is a movie based on Tom King and Bilquis Evely's comic of the same name. This Supergirl is one who spent much of her early life living on a fragment of Krypton that was dislodged in the planet's destruction, what Gunn describes as a "horrible situation where she watched everybody around her die." Is unknown if The Flash movie's Supergirl, Sasha Calle, will return for this film.

The Batman Part II (Oct. 2, 2026)

Of course The Batman Part II is in the works with Matt Reeves returning to write and direct and Robert Pattinson putting on the cape, cowl, and eyeliner (!) again as the Dark Knight Detective. The film is confirmed to have survived the recent turmoil at Warner Bros. Discovery, and Reeves has even signed a multi-year first-look deal with the studio. There's no word yet on what it will be about, so begin your Joker speculation now. It also remains to be seen how much the WGA strike might impact the sequel. In March of 2024, the release date of the film was pushed a full year from October 2025 to October 2026.

Superman & Lois: Season 4 (Greenlit; date TBD)

The Arrowverse as we once knew it is gone. With the end of The Flash in 2023, the only show left -- and even it claims to take place on a different Earth from most of the rest of the Arrowverse shows! -- is Superman & Lois. While observers expected the show to be cancelled after Season 3, it is in fact getting a 10-episode fourth and final season, reportedly with a reduced cast and budget.

The Brave and the Bold (In Development)

DC has confirmed that we'll have two cinematic versions of Batman going forward, as the DCU will get its own Dark Knight alongside the standalone movies of Matt Reeves' The Batman series. The Brave and the Bold looks to deal with the full Bat-family, centering specifically on Bruce Wayne's 10-year-old son Damian. The movie will draw heavily from Grant Morrison's Batman comics. It is unclear how the film will connect to the events of The Flash movie, if at all, but that film's director, Andy Muschietti, is confirmed to be directing The Brave and the Bold.

The Authority (In Development)

DC's anti-Justice League are getting their own movie in the new DCU. The Authority is a group of powerful heroes who take a far more proactive approach to meting out justice.

Swamp Thing (In Development)

Swamp Thing may not have found much success on the short-lived DC Universe app, but DC is still betting big on this lumbering monster for their new cinematic universe. The Swamp Thing movie will explore the dark origins of Alec Holland's monstrous alter ego. Logan and Indiana Jones 5 director James Mangold is writing the script for the film.

Teen Titans (In Development)

The Teen Titans are returning to live-action following the conclusion of Max's Titans series. As reported by THR, a new Teen Titans movie is in the works, with the screenplay being penned by Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow writer Ana Nogueira. It's unknown whether the movie is meant to be part of the DCU or a standalone project.

Waller/Peacemaker Season 2 (In Development)

Not everything is being completely rebooted for the new DCU. Gunn's Peacemaker is getting an Amanda Waller spinoff series as well as a second season. We don't know much about Season 2 yet, only that it's being back-burnered in favor of releasing Waller first. Viola Davis will reprise the Amanda Waller role in a series that builds on the ending of Peacemaker: Season 1. Several other Peacemaker alums will also return.

Booster Gold TV Series (In Development)

The lovably goofy Booster Gold is getting his own series as part of the new DCU. Booster Gold will explore the character's impostor syndrome as he travels back in time and uses the technology of the future to make himself a present-day superhero.

Paradise Lost TV Series (In Development)

While a new Wonder Woman movie isn't on the immediate horizon, DC is moving forward with a TV series set on the island of Themyscira. Paradise Lost will explore the origins and political intrigue of Diana's home. The series is billed as the DC equivalent of Game of Thrones.

Lanterns TV Series (In Development)

We're (hopefully) finally getting that oft-promsied Green Lantern show. Lanterns is a high-concept detective drama in the vein of True Detective. The series revolves around Hal Jordan and John Stewart. It's unclear if this series is at all connected to the Green Lantern Corps show that Greg Berlanti was executive producing at one time for HBO Max.

DC Movies and TV Shows That Were Released in 2023

  • Legion of Super-Heroes (February 7, 2023)
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  • Gotham Knights (March 14, 2023)
  • Shazam! Fury of the Gods (March 17, 2023)
  • Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham (March 28, 2023)
  • Justice League x RWBY: Super Heroes & Huntsmen, Part 1 (April 25, 2023)
  • The Flash (June 16, 2023)
  • My Adventures With Superman, Season 1 (July 7, 2023)
  • Justice League: Warworld (July 25, 2023)
  • Harley Quinn, Season 4 (July 27, 2023)
  • Blue Beetle (August 18, 2023)
  • Scooby-Doo! and Krypto, Too! (September 26, 2023)
  • Justice League x RWBY: Super Heroes & Huntsmen, Part 2 (December 5, 2023)
  • Merry Little Batman (December 8, 2023)
  • Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (December 22, 2023)

Note: This story was updated on 5/15/2024 with the latest DC movie news. It was originally posted on 7/29/2021.

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