"Batman v Superman" lays the groundwork for a new series of superhero films with appearances from Wonder Woman, Flash, Cyborg, and Aquaman, with nods to even more icons.
While Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War" will be the 13th film in its cinematic universe, the DC Comics' multiverse is still only in the single digits.
That's about to change. Back in October 2014, the studio announced 10 new films over the next five years, with "Batman V Superman" as only the first.
Read on to find see what's next for DC's biggest heroes and villains.
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," out March 25, is the first DC entry of 2016.
Following "BvS" is "Suicide Squad," about a group of supervillains who team up to take down an even bigger villain.
The film will introduce fan favorite Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) to the big screen.
The full squad consists of Karen Fukuhara (Katana), Adam Beach (Slipknot), Cara Delevingne (Enchantress), Jay Hernandez (El Diablo), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flag), and Will Smith (Deadshot).
Fans are especially excited to see the Joker (Jared Leto) pop up. We're not entirely sure what his role is in the film, but he doesn't appear to be a Squad member.
"Suicide Squad" will be in theaters August 5.
In 2017, Wonder Woman will get her own movie, starring Gal Gadot.
DC's chief creative officer, Geoff Johns, describes Wonder Woman, who was raised on an all-female island of powerful warrior women, as the "best fighter" in the DC Universe.
One of Wonder Woman's biggest rivals is Ares, the God of War. In the comics, he subtly manipulates politicians into escalating conflicts. War is connected to his power. The more conflict in the world, the more power he gains.
The film will also star Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Wonder Woman's love interest. In most comic book iterations he is either a soldier or spy who helps Diana during World War II.
"Wonder Woman" is coming June 23, 2017.
"Justice League — Part I" will be in theaters November 17, 2017. This will feature multiple DC heroes in the first on-screen teaming up of the legendary comic book team.
Details are scarce, but director Zack Snyder has confirmed we'll see our first hints at the full team in "Batman v Superman."
"The Flash" is the first of many solo movies coming after "Justice League — Part I," on March 23, 2018. Ezra Miller will star as the fastest man alive.
Barry Allen is a young scientist trying to solve his mother's murder. While in the lab, he's struck by lightning and gains super speed. He can run across water and through walls. He's even fast enough to time travel.
Next is Jason Momoa starring as Arthur Curry, aka Aquaman.
Momoa describes Curry as "half man, half god." He can breathe underwater and communicate with sea life, and he is super strong.
Aquaman's heritage may be important to the film. DC's Geoff Johns says he's "a man who's trapped between two worlds, but has a responsibility of protecting both of them."
"Aquaman" is coming July 27, 2018.
"Shazam," is set for an April 5, 2019, release. In the comics, Shazam is a teenager named Billy given powerful abilities by a dying wizard. By shouting "Shazam!" he becomes the magically empowered superhero.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will star as antihero Black Adam, Shazam's rival. Warner Bros. has yet to announce an actor as the title character.
Shazam and Black Adam have been gifted with very similar powers. These include flight, strength, genius intellect, and the ability to shoot lightning.
"Justice League — Part II," featuring the fully assembled team, will be released June 14, 2019.
Next, Ray Fisher will star as Victor Stone, an athlete who gains a cybernetic body after a horrific accident in "Cyborg," out April 3, 2020.
Cyborg has super strength, doesn't feel pain, and is a "technopath." "He can just interface seamlessly with anything technological," Fisher says. "His greatest weakness is actually trying not to succumb to the technology — trying to stay human."
"Green Lantern Corps" will focus on Green Lantern and the galactic space order that gave him his magic ring.
Warner Bros. has not announced which actor will take on the role. It's set for a June 19, 2020, release.
A solo Batman film is also in the works. No release date has been announced yet.
It's also been reported that Warner Bros is already putting a "Suicide Squad" sequel into motion.
We heard about the rumors of a "Suicide Squad" sequel in March.