Warner Bros. releases timeline of superhero movie releases, ‘Harry Potter’ offshoots

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BY BRYAN ALEXANDER | GANNETT

Look out for much more at the theaters from “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling, the Lego franchise and DC. Comics.

Warner Bros. studios announced three “Lego” movies, three original screen works from Rowling and plans to release 10 superhero pictures from DC Entertainment following an investors meeting on Wednesday.

The studio will release three pictures based on Rowling’s original story and screenwriting debut, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” The films will come out in 2016, 2018 and 2020.

Set in an extension of her Harry Potter wizard world, the stories feature magical creatures and characters inspired by “Harry Potter’s Hogwarts” textbook and its fictitious author, Newt Scamander. “Fantastic Beasts” will be directed by David Yates, who directed the last four Harry Potter movies.

The three “Lego” films will be released over four years following the success of 2014’s “The Lego Movie, Ninjago” is first up in 2016, directed by Charlie Bean. Lego Batman, who appeared in the original Lego Movie, will take a star turn in 2017’s “The Lego Batman Movie,” directed by Chris McKay. Will Arnett is slated to voice the character.

The original’s sequel, “The Lego Movie 2” will debut in 2018.

Finally, the comic books with DC Entertainment. Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema formally announced a slate of at least 10 movies from 2016 through 2020.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice directed by Zack Snyder (2016) with Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill

Suicide Squad, directed by David Ayer (2016)

Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot (2017)

Justice League Part One, directed by Zack Snyder, with Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Amy Adams reprising their roles (2017)

The Flash, starring Ezra Miller (2018)

Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa (2018)

Shazam (2019)

Justice League Part Two, directed by Zack Snyder (2019)

Cyborg, starring Ray Fisher (2020)

Green Lantern, (2020)

Gannett News Service

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