All DC Movies Coming Out in 2023 (& Beyond)

What’s on the horizon for DC movies? Formerly, all DC Comics movies fell under the DCEU, the unofficial name for the DC Comics Extended Universe. Now, with James Gunn and Peter Safran at the helm, all projects will be within the DCU by DC Studios.

On the one hand, it’s an exciting time to be a DC fan. Many new stories have the potential be told, and beloved legacies can get a fresh, interconnected start. But on the other hand, it’s hard keeping track of what’s coming out.

Let’s look at the next four movies that will finish out the current DCEU lineup (plus the newest Shazam! trailer), as well as other projects and even TV that will be released in 2023 and beyond.

Shazam! Fury of the Gods
March 17 2023


When we last left Billy Batson, he had defeated Dr. Thaddeus Sivana by sharing his power with his foster siblings. Together, they transformed into the Shazam Family. According to the wizard Shazam, these powers draw upon “the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles, and the speed of Mercury.” Lined up, these names form the acronym Shazam!

By saying this magic word, Billy and his siblings can turn into super heroes. But now, the Daughters of Atlas seek to reclaim Shazam’s power. They believe Billy is taking his gifts for granted and the Shazam family must band together to stop Hespera, Kalypso, and Anthea from taking over the world — even if it tears their family apart in the process.

The Flash
June 23 2023

Barry Allen’s central childhood event was the murder of his mother. As a result, his father went to jail. From there, Barry’s issues only picked up speed — especially when he came into contact with the Speed Force. The long-awaited solo film for The Flash will show the titular hero using his power to travel back in time to prevent his mother’s murder.

Of course, tampering with the past has consequences. Even The Flash can’t outrun his past forever. Barry will be joined by two versions of Batman as well as Iris West, General Zod, Supergirl, and others for an adventure inspired by Flashpoint from the comics.

Blue Beetle
Aug 18 2023

DC films will soon feature their first Latino super hero headliner, Jaime Reyes! Though he’s not the first Blue Beetle (he’s actually the third), Jaime’s on-screen debut will definitely expand the scope of the DC cinematic universe. Jaime gets his super hero status from a scarab that fuses to his body, wrapping him in impressively powered armor from aliens known as The Reach.

It’s also worth noting that both of the film’s villains have ties to the former Blue Beetles, Daniel Garrett and Ted Kord. Garrett was an archaeologist who, like Jaime, stumbled on a scarab that granted him powers. He also had a rival named Carapax the Indestrucible Man, a fellow archaeologist who found a robotic body and gained superhuman abilities. Carapax will appear in Blue Beetle alongside Victoria Kord — a fairly new character who has only recently made her comics debut in Blue Beetle: Graduation Day #2. In the book, she is Ted’s older sister who runs their family’s company, Kord Industries. According to her, they seek to utilize alien technology. Seems like Jaime better watch his back.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
Dec 25 2023

In Aquaman, Arthur Curry received a visually stunning, richly told story of family rivalries and what it means to lead a people. Though he was reluctant to embrace his Atlantean roots, eventually Aquaman united the seven kingdoms and stopped Orm’s plan to rule as Ocean Master.

Details are scarce about the plot of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, though all the first film’s major players like Mera and Atlanna will be returning. Surely there will still be tension between Aquaman and Orm, not to mention the lingering hatred from Black Manta. Aquaman’s arch-nemesis will be joined by Karshon, a shark mutate, as well as Stingray, an original character for the film. As the last film of the remaining DCEU continuity, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is set to make a big splash.

Joker: Folie à Deux
Oct. 4 2024

Outside of the main movie continuity, other DC projects will still exist. Not much is known as of yet but a sequel for Matt Reeves’ The Batman (2022) is expected. In addition, the sequel to Todd Phillip’s Joker will release on Oct. 4, 2024.

Back in 2019, The Joker was redefined in this psychological look inside Gotham’s Clown Prince of Crime terrifying headspace. Known as Arthur Fleck, audiences witnessed the birth of one of the most notorious super-villains but with a more grounded approach. Its sequel, titled Joker: Folie à Deux, will also introduce Arthur to Dr. Harleen Quinzel, AKA Harley Quinn, played by Lady Gaga. How will their doomed office romance play out? We’re already dying from laughter.

DC TV Shows 2023

Now that we’ve got the movie timeline in order, what about DC TV? Well, part 2 of both Titans and Doom Patrol will resume in spring 2023.

The final season of The Flash will begin airing on Feb. 8, with Gotham Knights and Superman & Lois following on March 14. There will also likely be more of Peacemaker. Plus, season 4 of Harley Quinn will return sometime this year. Until then, Harlivy fans can look forward to Harley Quinn: A Very Problematic Valentine’s Day Special on Feb. 9!

Of all the upcoming DC movie projects and TV shows, which are you most excited about? Do you have any predictions?

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