2016 was a transformative year for the superhero genre. Deadpool proved that an R-rating can actually be profitable. Captain America: Civil War kicked the door down for the next age of Marvel movies. And not to be overlooked, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice kicked things off for DC’s own film universe, subsequently setting the stage for the next five years of planned releases from Warner Bros.
Unlike Marvel though, who waited four years before its first team-up movie, DC will be diving in headfirst, releasing Justice League on November 17, 2017. The only lead-in we’ll be getting comes in the form of Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad, and Wonder Woman.
This calls for a fast build-up and introduction to all our various heroes, as DC rushes to catch up with their Marvel competitors. Rushing straight into Justice League is a move the studio really couldn’t afford not to make, especially when you take into account the fact that they’re upwards of eight years behind right now.
So what can we expect once Justice League hits theaters? Here’s what we know so far.