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Three dozen superhero movies will be released in theaters over the next five and a half years. With this week’s new announcements, I thought now was as good a time as any to take a look at the future of the comic book movie landscape. Hit the jump to find a comprehensive calendar of superhero movie release dates tracking the announced comic book movie adaptations up to the year 2020.

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DC almost beat Marvel to the punch. Years ago, DC and Warner Bros. had recruited a then cult writer named Joss Whedon to write a script for a Wonder Woman movie. Unfortunately, the film didn’t get made.

Years later, Joss Whedon went on to direct the biggest superhero movie of all time, The Avengers, and Warner Bros. is again developing a Wonder Woman movie, starring Gal Gadot and directed by Michelle MacLaren. But fans still like to imagine what Whedon’s Wonder Woman may have been and now, we have a small glimpse.

A promotional poster for the would-be movie was available at San Diego Comic-Con 2005 has now made it on eBay. It’s available along with artist Adam Hughes‘ original drawing, making the set a very exciting and rare thing. Below, check out both pieces of Joss Whedon Wonder Woman art work. Read More »

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Until films like Doctor Strange go in front of cameras, we rarely get to see what the actors look like in costume. That’s where the fan community comes in. They’re always more than willing to grab an image of a famous actor, and others of their newly attention-getting role to put them together, giving us an idea what we might see on the big screen in the future. Two such recent instances are fan art of Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange and Gal Gadot in some upgraded Wonder Woman armor. Check them out below. Read More »

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Want to read the problem James Gunn had putting Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy? How does the cast of Gotham feel about the season so far? Is it possible there are more than one script out there for Wonder Woman? Where can you hear Evangeline Lilly talk about Ant-Man? Was Neil Gaiman serious about Tom Hiddleston playing Morpheus in Sandman? Is there a cool, superhero themed Mondo poster still available? Read about all this and more in your make-up, second dose of Superhero Bits!

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In 2015, DC Comics is making every month a theme month for variant covers. The March 2015 titles, which are being announced today, will feature variant covers based on Warner Bros. movie posters, from Harry Potter to The Fugitive and Super Fly. Below, we debut four of the new movie-themed variant DC Comics covers, along with the full list of upcoming covers, and their respective inspirations and artists.

Update: We’ve got a lot more covers from other sites that also featured images today.

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We’ve just seen the first trailer for Joe Wright’s Pan, and you might want to have another look at it now. The writer of Pan, Jason Fuchs, has entered talks to be the new Wonder Woman screenwriter. Michelle MacLaren was recently hired to direct, and the two will work together on the script, and the film will eventually star Gal Gadot, who makes her debut as the Amazonian warrior in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016. Read More »

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These days Michelle MacLaren ends up on every fan list of directors wanted to helm big projects. She’s a big time TV director, showing her talents on Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones, but has yet to break into features. When the rumor began that Warner Bros. wanted a female director for their 2017 Wonder Woman movie, MacLaren’s name kept popping up. At the start, that was nothing more than talk. Now, multiple sources have revealed that MacLaren is the frontrunner for the coveted position. Read more about the possible Wonder Woman director below.

Update: MacLaren has now signed to develop and direct Wonder Woman. A few more new details are below, following our original report.

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A schedule is one thing, a cohesive plan is another. That’s the main difference between what we know about DC’s upcoming superhero movies and Marvel’s. Marvel has Civil War and new characters, all building to Avengers: Infinity War. DC has Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad, a solo movie, then Justice League followed by more solo movies. It feels a little scattered.

Then again, maybe it’s not. A new rumor has come up in regards to that first DC solo movie, Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot. Since she’s a character in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, we all just assumed her 2017 solo film would take place in that time period. And while it still might, the new rumor is the Wonder Woman solo movie is set in the 1920s, making it a prequel. Read More »

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Warner Bros.’ news of the full DC Comics movie slate was big for many reasons. It showed a commitment to a brand fans know and love. It showed the scope of the company’s plan. And buried under all those names and dates, it showed a commitment to diversity. Among the films, Warner Bros. announced the first female solo superhero film as well as the first African-American superhero film since the superhero craze really kicked into gear. Those films, of course, are Wonder Woman and Cyborg.

If that’s not enough, it turns out Warner Bros. is looking for a female director to helm Wonder Woman, which will star Gal Gadot. Below, read more about that as well as five awesome choices for the Wonder Woman director chair. Read More »