This year is guaranteed to be action-packed. Maybe not for us, but definitely on screen. On film and TV, the DC world is expanding with returning shows, film sequels and storyline debuts that will make for an exciting 2022. See below for all the DC projects set to release.
The Batman- March 4
Robert Pattinson and Paul Dano go head-to-head as Batman and The Riddler. In his second year of fighting crime, an undercover Bruce Wayne faces off against the serial killer while learning to understand his family’s connection to the corruption in Gotham City.
DC League of Super-Pets- May 22
Superman’s dog Krypto rallies a team of super-powered pets when Lex Luthor captures the Justice League.
Black Adam- July 29
Dwayne Johnson arrives as the titular anti-hero in this spinoff from 2019’s Shazam! The cast also includes Sarah Shahi, Noah Centineo, Pierce Brosnan and Aldis Hodge.
The Flash- Nov. 4
The No. 12 film in the DC Extended Universe stars Ezra Miller as the eponymous superhero. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie sees Flash go back in time in the effort to prevent his mother’s muder. However, saving her life ends up having unintended consequences for his timeline.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom- Dec. 16
DC caps their film output of the year with the sequel to 2018’s Aquaman. Alongside star Jason Momoa, the cast includes Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Willem Dafoe and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.
Gotham City vigilante (and daughter to the police commissioner) Barbara Gordon fights crime disguised as Batgirl. Leslie Grace stars and is supported by J.K. Simmons, Brendan Fraser and Michael Keaton, who reprises his role as Batman.
Superman & Lois- Jan.11
Season 2 kicks off with its new season with Lois and Clark struggling as a couple. It’s all part of the ride of being working parents in today’s society, even with super powers.
Legends of Tomorrow- Jan. 12
After a near two-month hiatus, Rip Hunter and the rest of the Legends return arrive back on The CW for more episodes of Season 7 and plenty of time traveling.
Batwoman- Jan. 12
Season three returns for Batwoman’s mission to seek justice for Gotham City.
Peacemaker- Jan. 13
HBO Max debuts an all-new DC series with John Cena at the helm. Created by James Gunn, Peacemaker is the first DCEU TV series that follows the events of 2021’s The Suicice Squad. It dives into Peacemaker’s origin story and belief that achieving peace should come at any cost.
The Flash- March 9
Fix your calendar: this beloved DC series has moved to Wednesdays. Season 8 returns following the five-week crossover event, Armageddon.
See below for more TV titles confirmed for 2022 that have yet to confirm the release date.
DC Super Hero Girls- TBD
Doom Patrol- TBD
Harley Quinn- TBD
Teen Titans Go!- TBD
Young Justice- TBD
Photography by: Courtesy of HBO Max