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The latest James Bond movie, No Time to Die, has an ending unlike that of any other Bond movie that came before it. The film wrapped up Daniel Craig’s days as 007, and now speculation is running hot about what lies ahead for the franchise built around Ian Fleming’s superspy — including who’ll be the next James Bond. To have an idea where we’re going, you’ll want to know how we got here.

You may hear No Time to Die referred to as Bond 25, but that’s not quite the whole story. It’s the 25th installment in the Bond franchise from Eon Productions, which dates all the way back to 1962 and the debut of Dr. No, a modestly budgeted film that proved a hit and launched Sean Connery in a career-defining role. But there are also two other, unofficial Bond movies — one of them starring Connery himself. (Plot twists aren’t limited to the individual film scripts, you know.) So that’s 27 in total.

It’s a lot to dig into. The James Bond movie franchise is a pop culture institution, featuring one of the most indelible movie characters of all time — a suave, stylish secret agent played by six different actors — as well as spectacular stunts, gorgeous locales and arguably the best movie theme music ever. Even if you’ve never seen a Bond movie, you probably know something about 007: the timeless pose (man in tux, pistol in hand), the cocktail catchphrase (“vodka martini, shaken not stirred”), Blofeld the Bond villain, famously lampooned as Dr. Evil.

Over the years, there have been serious phases and silly phases, and Pierce Brosnan gives you a very different Bond from Connery, Craig or Roger Moore. I got started watching back in the Connery era, so I’m forever, um, bonded to those movies. But for contemporary audiences, I’m going with a different recommendation for which Bond movie to watch first, and where to go from there.

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Daniel Craig means business as MI6 secret agent James Bond, aka 007.


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Start with Daniel Craig in Casino Royale

Daniel Craig’s first outing as James Bond is a terrific spy/action movie, period. It’s heart-poundingly good. But Casino Royale (2006) also did what no previous Bond movie could do: It completely rebooted the franchise, blowing up a formula that many saw as played out, with far-fetched gimmicks and belabored puns, even as it remained a steady box office draw. It’s based on Ian Fleming‘s very first Bond novel and gives us Bond very much as he was introduced to the world. It stays true to that original story in many essential ways (not a hallmark of Bond movies in general) while at the same time updating it for modern audiences attuned to the Jason Bourne and Mission: Impossible movies.

Craig himself delivers all the muscle and menace the character deserves, in keeping with Fleming’s depictions and as measured against Connery, still the standard by which all other Bonds are invariably judged. There’s nothing glib about this Bond, and if he does look good in a tuxedo, you always know there’s a brute inside ready to battle the baddies. You learn right off the bat how he earned his double-0 (license to kill) rating, then it’s off to a spectacular chase and gunfight. That’s just in the first 18 minutes.

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High points, too, for a nasty villain in Mads Mikkelsen’s Le Chiffre, Judi Dench as Bond’s no-nonsense boss M and Eva Green as Bond’s female foil.

Casino Royale also opens the door to the strong series of movies that follow: Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015) and No Time to Die (2021), which CNET’s Rich Trenholm, in his review, calls an “epic, explosive and emotional swan song.” There’s more than just action across the five-film run: There’s an arc that leads us deeper into Bond’s past and how it drives him in the present day.

Next: From Russia With Love / Goldfinger

This whole franchise got going with Connery, so you can’t go wrong starting there. But for now let’s skip the very first movie, Dr. No. Not that there’s anything wrong with it, but the two movies that followed are more definitive — they’re often the top two in lists of the best Bond movies. Pick either of these and you’re getting absolutely top-shelf Connery, the man who defined Bond and who was the heart of the franchise when it exploded into a phenomenon.

From Russia With Love (1963) gives you an honest-to-goodness, old-fashioned spy story, with no tech wizardry to speak of and no evil plan to destroy the world. It’s Bond on an intimate scale, a character-driven tale of our spy, the woman sent to seduce him and the assassin (a buff and square-jawed Robert Shaw) assigned to take him down. (It also gives us our first glimpse of Blofeld, the recurring uber-villain.) In the finest Bondian tradition of exotic locales, this one cozies up to Istanbul and takes a memorable ride on the Orient Express. The fight scene in the train compartment is rightfully a classic.

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Sean Connery seems to be enjoying himself. Why not, when you can drive the iconic 1964 Aston Martin DB5, his co-star in Goldfinger.


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Then along came Goldfinger (1964), the third movie. This one ratcheted things up and pretty much set the splashy tone for all the movies up till Craig arrived — the outlandish plot (set off a nuke to irradiate the gold at Fort Knox), the over-the-top villain and henchman, the Aston Martin DB-5 sports car tricked out with machine guns and ejector seat, the laser with which Goldfinger memorably threatens 007 (“No, Mr. Bond. I expect you to die”). Plus: One of the greatest theme songs of the series.

Connery is dashing, virile, devilish, supremely confident — everything you’d expect from a modern action hero, in part because he was the template.

See also: The Aircraft of James Bond: Little Nellie, a Vulcan Bomber and a Concorde

James Bond: The deep cuts

I’d recommend getting a handful of Craig and/or Connery movies under your belt before venturing out more widely. Best to watch the Craig installments in sequence, but the Connerys (like the Moores, Daltons and Brosnans) you can watch in any order. Stick with the five Connery films from the 1960s before looking toward his two comeback efforts. The early movies are very much of their time, of course, so while you might chuckle at the quaintness of the tech, the fashions and the cinematography, you may cringe at some of the ethnic depictions and sexual mores.

The four other Bonds

Roger Moore and Pierce Brosnan are the two horses besides Connery and Craig. Moore brought a lighter touch to Bond over the course of seven films throughout the 1970s and halfway into the 1980s. They’re mostly romps, really, never too dark and often veering into the downright silly, with ever more outlandish stunts and situations — he even makes it into space, in 1979’s Moonraker, at the start of the space shuttle era. A good Moore vehicle to start with is For Your Eyes Only (1981), which is one of the more grounded stories from his run.

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See also: Being James Bond: How 007 Movies Got Me Into Intelligence Work

Brosnan picked up the baton in the mid-1990s and starred in four films. More muscular than the Moore movies, they continued the tradition of ultra-spectacular stunts and groaner puns. It was steady work and enduring box office appeal, if not quite at peak levels. Your best bet: Goldeneye (1995), Brosnan’s first outing.

More in the footnote category are Timothy Dalton and George Lazenby. Dalton made two movies in the late 1980s, and it was a bit of a grim turn. Flip a coin, but hope that it turns up The Living Daylights. For a more intriguing entry, try Lazenby’s one go at it, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), the producers’ first stab at casting a different actor as 007. It’s the one in which Bond gets married — to Diana Rigg, no less.

What lies ahead for 007

Right now it’s a waiting game. Despite the intense sense of closure in the finale of No Time to Die, the movie credits closed with the upbeat declaration that “James Bond will return.” That’s it for now. Eon Productions hasn’t set any timetable for either naming the next Bond actor or announcing a title for the next movie or anything. “We’ll figure that one out,” Barbara Broccoli, longtime 007 producer, told Deadline in December.

Will we see more than just a blockbuster movie every few years? Now that Amazon owns MGM, home of the Bond catalog, will Bond branch out into a Prime Video television series? Eon and Amazon are holding their cards close to their chest. In December, in a profile article in The Hollywood Reporter, Broccoli was less than definitive: “As far as we know, [Bond 26] will be an MGM film under an Amazon banner.”

But also: “We make theatrical films and go to great pains to make them as cinematic as possible,” she said. “I think that’s what we intend to do, but things change, so who knows? Down the road, it may be different.”

The next James Bond

That’s the bajillion-dollar question, and the oddsmakers have kept busy ranking the contenders for the next James Bond, including longtime fan favorite possibilities like Idris Elba and Tom Hardy. But look, let’s be realistic. A good run for a Bond actor is about 10 to 15 years, and as Ian Fleming originally drew up the character, Bond starts out in his early to mid 30s. Elba is 49 already, and Hardy is 44. Both would be in their 50s for all or a good portion of a 007 career. 

There are plenty of 30-somethings to consider, from Henry Cavill to Regé-Jean Page, Richard Madden, James Lowden and Dev Patel. Don’t bet on Tom Holland, much as the 25-year-old Spider-Man star might want it. And what about Lashana Lynch, who briefly held the title of 007 in No Time to Die? That seems unlikely.

“I think it will be a man because I don’t think a woman should play James Bond,” Broccoli said in that Hollywood Reporter feature, adding that it’s better to create roles specifically for women. But otherwise, she indicated, diversity is a consideration in casting the next Bond. “He should be British, so British can be any [ethnicity or race].”

James Bond movies in chronological order

In the official Bond canon — the films made by Eon Productions, starting with Harry Saltzman and Albert Broccoli, and continuing with others in the Broccoli clan — there are 25 films. Because of licensing issues, there were two other, non-canonical movies, including (confusingly) one starring Connery, for a grand total of 27.

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Fun fact: Casino Royale has been filmed 3 times

There have been three versions of Casino Royale, all radically different. We’ve already gone over the Daniel Craig version, a strong contender for best and most definitive Bond movie ever. 

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Don’t confuse it with the 1967 version of Casino Royale that’s both a spoof and a god-awful big-budget mess of a movie. It’s an odd blend of Bondian motifs, old-time Hollywood stars and then-trendy psychedelia. The plot, such as it is, involves trying to fool the bad guys with a number of different people claiming to be James Bond, including David Niven (the real Bond), Peter Sellers, Woody Allen and former “Bond Girl” Ursula Andress.

Then there’s the true footnote, and totally not a Bond movie, the 1954 adaptation of Casino Royale for an American TV anthology series called Climax! It’s a roughly 52-minute episode in which American actor Barry Nelson plays the hero as “Card Sense Jimmy Bond,” an agent for the “Combined Intelligence Agency” whose delivery tends toward watered-down Sam Spade. The highlight: Peter Lorre plays the villain, a sad-eyed and shopworn Le Chiffre.

Laughing matters: The James Bond spoofs

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In the Austin Powers movies, Mike Myers spoofs both Bond and his archnemesis, Blofeld.


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Once you’ve seen a few Bonds, especially the ones from the Connery and Moore eras, you’ll have a rich lode of references for the many, many Bond spoofs over the decades. 

How powerful a hold has Bond had on the Hollywood imagination? It brought Mike Myers to the peak of his fame with the Austin Powers movies, which got started in 1997 but drew heavily on the ’60s and ’70s Bonds. The first Johnny English movie, with a comically inept Rowan Atkinson, didn’t come till 2003. You’ll find homages to Bond in everything from the Kingsman franchise to the Despicable Me movies (especially the first one) to 2019’s Spies in Disguise, an animated comedy with Will Smith as a tuxedo-wearing, gadget-equipped secret agent (who gets turned into a pigeon).

For a deeper album cut, look out for a pair of movies from the 1960s — Our Man Flint and In Like Flint — in which James Coburn gives a goofy-brilliant turn as a very Bond-like secret agent. That era brought a whole host of TV shows that very entertainingly mined the same soil — The Man From UNCLE, Get Smart, I Spy, The Wild Wild West — and then served as fodder for movie reboots in more recent years.

Even Arnold Schwarzenegger got into the game, in the James Cameron-directed True Lies (1994).

Literary matters: The James Bond books

James Bond got his start in a series of novels by Ian Fleming — 12 of them, plus a smattering of short stories. The first novel, Casino Royale, came out in 1953, less than a decade after the end of World War II, during which Fleming gained first-hand knowledge of spies and spying. It’s worth picking up one or two of the books if only for the comparison with the movies, which diverge anywhere between a little and “lose everything but the title.” 

Try Casino Royale for sure, or maybe From Russia With Love (President Kennedy famously was a fan) or On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Note: The books are all a lot less flashy than the films, and they’re of a very different era, the last ones having been written by about the time Goldfinger (movie No. 3) was hitting the screen.

There have also been Bond books written by other authors. Kingsley Amis kicked things off in 1968 with Colonel Sun, and was followed by writers including John Gardner and Sebastian Faulks.

Little did you suspect, but Fleming also wrote the children’s novel Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang.

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Ian Fleming’s Bond books, in chronological order:

  • Casino Royale (1953)
  • Live and Let Die (1954)
  • Moonraker (1955)
  • Diamonds Are Forever (1956)
  • From Russia, With Love (1957)
  • Dr. No (1958)
  • Goldfinger (1959)
  • For Your Eyes Only (1960) — collection of short stories including the title story, Quantum of Solace and From a View to a Kill
  • Thunderball (1961)
  • The Spy Who Loved Me (1962) 
  • On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1963)
  • You Only Live Twice (1964)
  • The Man With the Golden Gun (1965)
  • Octopussy and The Living Daylights (1966) — those two short stories and, in later editions, two others

Bonus movie: The documentary

The Hulu original documentary Becoming Bond is a quirky and absolutely fascinating biopic about George Lazenby, who came out of nowhere to become the man who took over for Sean Connery. You get a good look at how On Her Majesty’s Secret Service fits into the franchise, but more than that, a riveting picture of Lazenby himself, through sometimes truly moving reminiscences of a 70-something Lazenby and through reenactments of his early years that have something of a Drunk History vibe.


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Kubernetes Nodes need occasional maintenance. You could be updating the Node’s kernel, resizing its compute resource in your cloud account, or replacing physical hardware components in a self-hosted installation.

Kubernetes cordons and drains are two mechanisms you can use to safely prepare for Node downtime. They allow workloads running on a target Node to be rescheduled onto other ones. You can then shutdown the Node or remove it from your cluster without impacting service availability.

Applying a Node Cordon

Cordoning a Node marks it as unavailable to the Kubernetes scheduler. The Node will be ineligible to host any new Pods subsequently added to your cluster.

Use the kubectl cordon command to place a cordon around a named Node:

$ kubectl cordon node-1
node/node-1 cordoned

Existing Pods already running on the Node won’t be affected by the cordon. They’ll remain accessible and will still be hosted by the cordoned Node.

You can check which of your Nodes are currently cordoned with the get nodes command:

$ kubectl get nodes
NAME       STATUS                     ROLES                  AGE   VERSION
node-1     Ready,SchedulingDisabled   control-plane,master   26m   v1.23.3

Cordoned nodes appear with the SchedulingDisabled status.

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Draining a Node

The next step is to drain remaining Pods out of the Node. This procedure will evict the Pods so they’re rescheduled onto other Nodes in your cluster. Pods are allowed to gracefully terminate before they’re forcefully removed from the target Node.

Run kubectl drain to initiate a drain procedure. Specify the name of the Node you’re taking out for maintenance:

$ kubectl drain node-1
node/node-1 already cordoned
evicting pod kube-system/storage-provisioner
evicting pod default/nginx-7c658794b9-zszdd
evicting pod kube-system/coredns-64897985d-dp6lx
pod/storage-provisioner evicted
pod/nginx-7c658794b9-zszdd evicted
pod/coredns-64897985d-dp6lx evicted
node/node-1 evicted

The drain procedure first cordons the Node if you’ve not already placed one manually. It will then evict running Kubernetes workloads by safely rescheduling them to other Nodes in your cluster.

You can shutdown or destroy the Node once the drain’s completed. You’ve freed the Node from its responsibilities to your cluster. The cordon provides an assurance that no new workloads have been scheduled since the drain completed.

Ignoring Pod Grace Periods

Drains can sometimes take a while to complete if your Pods have long grace periods. This might not be ideal when you need to urgently take a Node offline. Use the --grace-period flag to override Pod termination grace periods and force an immediate eviction:

$ kubectl drain node-1 --grace-period 0

This should be used with care – some workloads might not respond well if they’re stopped without being offered a chance to clean up.

Solving Drain Errors

Drains can sometimes result in an error depending on the types of Pod that exist in your cluster. Here are two common issues with their resolutions.

1. “Cannot delete Pods not managed by ReplicationController, ReplicaSet, Job, or StatefulSet”

This message appears if the Node hosts Pods which aren’t managed by a controller. It refers to Pods that have been created as standalone objects, where they’re not part of a higher-level resource like a Deployment or ReplicaSet.

Kubernetes can’t automatically reschedule these “bare” Pods so evicting them will cause them to become unavailable. Either manually address these Pods before performing the drain or use the --force flag to permit their deletion:

$ kubectl drain node-1 --force

2. “Cannot Delete DaemonSet-managed Pods”

Pods that are part of daemon sets pose a challenge to evictions. DaemonSet controllers disregard the schedulable status of your Nodes. Deleting a Pod that’s part of a DaemonSet will cause it to immediately return, even if you’ve cordoned the Node. Drain operations consequently abort with an error to warn you about this behavior.

You can proceed with the eviction by adding the --ignore-daemonsets flag. This will evict everything else while overlooking any DaemonSets that exist.

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$ kubectl drain node-1 --ignore-daemonsets

You might need to use this flag even if you’ve not created any DaemonSets yourself. Internal components within the kube-system namespace could be using DaemonSet resources.

Minimizing Downtime With Pod Disruption Budgets

Draining a Node doesn’t guarantee your workloads will remain accessible throughout. Your other Nodes will need time to honor scheduling requests and create new containers.

This can be particularly impactful if you’re draining multiple Nodes in a short space of time. Draining the first Node could reschedule its Pods onto the second Node, which is itself then deleted.

Pod disruption budgets are a mechanism for avoiding this situation. You can use them with Deployments, ReplicationControllers, ReplicaSets, and StatefulSets.

Objects that are targeted by a Pod disruption budget are guaranteed to have a specific number of accessible Pods at any given time. Kubernetes will block Node drains that would cause the number of available Pods to fall too low.

Here’s an example of a PodDisruptionBudget YAML object:

apiVersion: policy/v1
kind: PodDisruptionBudget
metadata:
  name: demo-pdb
spec:
  minAvailable: 4
  selector:
    matchLabels:
      app: my-app

This policy requires there be at least four running Pods with the app=my-app label. Node drains that would cause only three Pods to be schedulable will be prevented.

The level of disruption allowed is expressed as either the maxUnavailable or minAvailable field. Only one of these can exist in a single Pod Disruption Budget object. Each one accepts an absolute number of Pods or a percentage that’s relative to the total number of Pods at full availability:

  • minAvailable: 4 – Require at least four Pods to be available.
  • maxUnavailable: 50% – Allow up to half of the total number of Pods to be unavailable.

Overriding Pod Disruption Budgets

Pod disruption budgets are a mechanism that provide protection for your workloads. They shouldn’t be overridden unless you must immediately shutdown a Node. The drain command’s --disable-eviction flag provides a way to achieve this.

$ kubectl drain node-1 --disable-eviction

This circumvents the regular Pod eviction process. Pods will be directly deleted instead, ignoring any applied disruption budgets.

Bringing Nodes Back Up

Once you’ve completed your maintenance, you can power the Node back up to reconnect it to your cluster. You must then remove the cordon you created to mark the Node as schedulable again:

$ kubectl uncordon node-1
node/node-1 uncordoned

Kubernetes will begin to allocate new workloads to the Node, returning it to active service.

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Summary

Maintenance of Kubernetes Nodes shouldn’t be attempted until you’ve drained existing workloads and established a cordon. These measures help you avoid unexpected downtime when servicing actively used Nodes.

Basic drains are often adequate if you’ve got capacity in your cluster to immediately reschedule your workloads to other Nodes. Use Pod disruption budgets in situations where consistent availability must be guaranteed. They let you guard against unintentional downtime when multiple drains are commenced concurrently.


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With so much of the world’s richest man’s wealth tied up in shares of his electric car company, Tesla is a part of the deal Elon doesn’t want to do anymore for more reasons than just a few subpoenas. Six SEC filings (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) revealed Elon Musk sold more Tesla shares over the last few days, which is surprising given Musk’s tweet saying, “No further TSLA sales planned after today,” after he sold off $8.4 billion worth in April.

Tesla investor Sawyer Merritt tweeted a count of Musk’s activity between August 5th and August 9th, showing he sold 7,924,107 shares worth about $6.9 billion. Just before 11PM ET, Elon responded on Twitter, citing the looming trial against Twitter as an explanation for the new plan.

Musk sold those shares earlier this year to help finance the acquisition of Twitter, and now that he’s trying to exit the arrangement, they’re going to battle it out in a Delaware courtroom starting on October 17th. Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal isn’t taking the bait on Elon’s challenge for a public debate, plus there’s no word of any pending settlement. Musk now says he has a reason to prepare for “the (hopefully unlikely) event that Twitter forces this deal to close *and* some equity partners don’t come through.” If that happens, Musk said, he’s trying to avoid an emergency sale of Tesla stock.

Exactly how investors will react to word that Musk is done selling (again) is unknown; however, the price of Tesla shares stayed flat at around $850 in after-hours trading. Wedbush analyst Dan Ives tweets, “Musk selling TSLA stock after he said no more sales will lead the Street to focus on chances of Twitter deal happening and Musk preparing cash portion … This stock sale will raise a lot of conversation on Street for bulls/bears in the morning.”


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Marvel’s streaming shows and movies may still steal the majority of the headlines, but the DC Extended Universe is finally giving the MCU a run for its money. The DCEU’s myriad projects are stretching far beyond superhero mainstays Batman, Superman, and the Justice League, promising to include new and interesting takes on DC Comics’ enormous stable of characters.

What follows is an up-to-date list of everything DCEU-related that’s on the way: DC movies heading to theaters, as well as DC streaming movies and shows coming to HBO Max—a category that has, in the wake of Batgirl’s cancellation, gotten more and more in flux; we’ll be updating this post (as always) if other projects find themselves similarly on the chopping block, because that sure seems likely.

Last updated 8/9/2022.

What’s the next DC Movie?

DC League of Super-Pets

Release date: July 29 (in theaters)

The DC film everyone has been waiting for! Well, not really. But when you’re making movies with comic book characters, it makes sense to make films for all ages and this animated feature looks suitably silly and cute for a younger generation. Plus the voice cast—Dwayne Johnson, Keanu Reeves, Kate McKinnon, Kevin Hart, John Krasinksi, Natasha Lyonne—is top-notch. Will these characters cross over with Robert Pattinson’s The Batman? Of course not. But diversifying the superhero portfolio makes sense. Super-Pets also has some pretty interesting TV spots.

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Black Adam

Release date: October 21 (in theaters)

After literally years of hype and anticipation (seriously, we tracked it), Dwayne Johnson will FINALLY join the live-action DC Extended Universe. He’ll play the anti-hero in a story that not only brings one massively powerful comic book character into the universe, but a whole slew of them in the Justice Society of America: Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Pierce Brosnan as Kent Nelson/Dr. Fate, Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone, and Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher.

The official trailer came out June 8. You can check out new poster here. Dwayne Johnson also continues to share behind-the-scenes photos from the set. io9 talked with producer Hiram Garcia at a press event about what we can expect from the movie. io9 also had the chance to speak with Dwayne Johnson and the team behind Black Adam, you can read that piece here. Four variant covers for issues of Black Adam – The Justice Society Files have our best looks at Hawkman, Cyclone, Atom Smasher 1, and Dr. Fate yet.

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A sneak peak of the movie was released during San Diego Comic-Con. We saw an action packed sizzle reel that revealed Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) returns in Black Adam as the person who is putting together the Justice Society of America.

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Release date: December 21 (in theaters)

There was a moment where DC movies went from slightly disappointing to “oh, wait, this is actually good.” And that moment was 2019’s Shazam. So we’re very anxious to see what’s next for Billy Batson, the young boy who can say one word and turn into a superhero, especially now that his whole family is in on the excitement and they’re going up against characters like Hespera, a daughter of Atlas (Helen Mirren). Shazam! Fury of the Gods’ original release date was December 16, but has been pushed back five days. Christophe Beck (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) has replaced Benjamin Wallfisch as the composer of Shazam! Fury of the Gods. The trailer for Shazam! Fury of the Gods was released during San Diego Comic-Con.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

Release date: March 17, 2023 (in theaters)

Director James Wan returns for the next adventure following Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) as the newly crowned King of Atlantis. Now in his new role, Arthur will explore more of the world under the sea while also dealing with new threats from Black Manta ( Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) and others. This one is going to be big, big, big!

The Flash

Release date: June 23, 2023 (in theaters)

But The Flash will be bigger. Director Andy Muschietti has been tapped to make sense of this multiverse story that won’t just have multiple versions of Barry Allen (Ezra Miller) but multiple Batmen in Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck. Michael Shannon is also set to return as General Zod. We have high hopes for some Spider-Man: No Way Home-type reveals, excitement, and implications for the rest of the DC Universe. But we also have some concerns after Miller’s recent arrest, which will surely affect future Flash movies, if not this one. Though it looks like this won’t affect the movie as it is moving ahead as scheduled, however it seems as after The Flash, Miller won’t be returning as the Flash.

Blue Beetle

Release date: August 18, 2023 (in theaters)

Cobra Kai’s Xolo Maridueña is Jaime Reyes, a Mexican American student who one day coming home from school finds an ancient scarab that attaches to him and turns him into a superhero. Susan Sarandon will play the villainous Victoria Kord (a role originally given to Sharon Stone) a new character created for the film that shares the same last name as Ted Kord, the original Blue Beetle in the comics. Interesting! From director Angel Manuel Soto, Blue Beetle was originally going directly to HBO Max but will now be a theatrical release. That’s promising.

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Joker: Folie à Deux

Release date: October 4, 2024 (in theaters)

Todd Phillips never saw his Joker movie as anything but a singular film. But over a billion dollars at the box office and an Oscar for Best Actor (for star Joaquin Phoenix) obviously changed things. We have a few nuggets of info so far: the title is Joker: Folie à Deux (French for “shared madness”), Phoenix is returning and will co-star with Lady Gaga (who’s playing Harley Quinn), Zazie Beetz is probably returning as Arthur Fleck’s neighbor, and… it might be a musical?

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Harley Quinn Season 3

Release date: July 28, 2022 (on HBO Max)

It’s been a long time since we last saw the Queen of DC in her very funny, very good R-rated animated show, but a third season has been in the works for a while now and we will get to see it this July. 


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Wonder Woman 3

Release date: Unknown (in theaters)

Whether you loved Wonder Woman 1984 or not, there was no doubting it was a success. And, as a result, Warner Bros. got to work on making sure star Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins would come back for a third film. Now, when will this film happen and what will it be about? We have no clue. But eventually, it will happen.

Robert Pattinson as Batman

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The Batman 2

Release date: Unknown (in theaters)

Hot off the success of Matt Reeves’ long-awaited The Batman, everyone involved made it clear that wasn’t a one-and-done. Robert Pattinson’s Batman will be back. Will he face off with the Joker? It’s possible but not definitive. You’d imagine the Penguin and Catwoman could be back too. All of which is pure speculation because no one knows when the film will be out or what it’ll be about.

Colin Farrell as The Penguin

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The Penguin

Release date: Unknown (on HBO Max)

You saw him in The Batman and now, Colin Farrell’s Penguin is getting his own HBO Max series. The timeline for the show hasn’t been set but you’d guess it’s after The Batman, so that he can rise up from second in command to become leader of the quack. I said what I said.

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Peacemaker Season 2

Release date: Unknown (on HBO Max)

From the instant that opening credits scene rolled for the first time, DC fans and non-fans alike fell in love with Peacemaker. Well, he’s coming back, still played by John Cena and still from the twisted mind of James Gunn. There’s no word on when it’ll happen but Gunn has to finish his latest Marvel movie for mid-2023, so we’re guessing 2024.

James Gunn also confirmed to The Playlist that characters introduced in Peacemaker will reappear in future DC television projects, including an upcoming series he is writing and directing.

Green Lantern Corps

Release date: Unknown (on HBO Max)

From the all-star team of Seth Grahame-Smith, Marc Guggenheim, and Greg Berlanti comes this epic, 10-episode HBO Max series featuring the defenders of the universe, the Green Lanterns. The lead, Guy Gardner, has been cast (he’ll be played by Finn Whitrock), and updates beyond that should be coming sooner rather than later.

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Doom Patrol Season 4

Release date: Unknown (on HBO Max)

The future doesn’t spell Doom for Doom Patrol—seeing as how last year, Warner Bros. picked it up for a fourth season. That means all your faves, played by Brendan Fraser, Matt Bomer, Diane Guerrero, April Bowlby, Joivan Wade, Timothy Dalton, Skye Roberts, and Michelle Gomez, will be back soon.

Titans Season 4

Release date: Unknown (on HBO Max)

The (not-so-Teen) Titans are coming back as well. A fourth season of the show, which stars Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Teagan Croft, Ryan Potter, Conor Leslie, Curran Walters, and Joshua Orpin, is in the works.

Young Justice Season 4, Part 2

Release date: Unknown (on HBO Max)

Subtitled “Phantoms,” though what that exactly means isn’t clear yet, the second half of the fourth season of the superhero team-up show is on the way. When they return, Superboy (Nolan North), Miss Martian (Danica McKellar), Artemis (Stephanie Lemelin), Zatanna (Lacey Chabert), Rocket (Denise Boutte), and the rest will finally let us know why this season is called Young Justice: Phantoms.

Pennyworth Season 3

Release date: Unknown (on HBO Max)

Apparently, people watch this show, because it’s coming back.


Upcoming DC Movies and Shows Currently In Development

Ta-Nehisi Coates and J.J. Abrams’ Superman movie

Release date: Unknown (in theaters)

What’s next for Superman? It’s a big question in the current DC universe and, at the moment, there are two versions potentially in the works. One is from writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and produced by J.J. Abrams. There hasn’t been an update on this one in a while but we hope it’s still percolating.

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Michael B. Jordan Superman Series

Release date: Unknown (for HBO Max)

In addition to the Coates-Abrams film, star Michael B. Jordan is developing a Superman take for HBO Max as a limited series that would feature Val-Zod as opposed to Clark Kent. Again, there hasn’t been an update in a while but we hope it still happens.

Static Shock

Release date: Unknown

Part of the relaunch of the Milestone comic brand is this adaptation produced by, once again, Michael B. Jordan. A writer was hired back in 2021 to come up with a script and we haven’t heard much since—but since DC made such a big deal of bringing the Milestone brand back, we’d imagine this story of a teen who can control electricity will shock theaters eventually.

Justice League Dark

Release date: Unknown (for HBO Max)

What was once looking like a possible big-screen adaptation is now, as far as we can tell, going to be an HBO Max series. J.J. Abrams is among the people involved with bringing this evil super-team to life and while there hasn’t been a ton of movement on the project of late, it’s been around long enough that we’d imagine it happens eventually.

Metal Men

Release date: Unknown

One of the more recent DC films to go into development is this tale of six beings based on various powerful metals. It’s from directors Ron Clements and John Musker (Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and Moana), so if it happens, it’ll have an incredible pedigree.

Zatanna

Release date: Unknown

Last year, Emerald Fennell won an Oscar for writing Promising Young Woman. She followed that up landing the job to write this DC superhero flick about the young magician. Like most of the films in this section, there hasn’t been movement in a while, but Fennell is such a talent that if it happens, it’ll be something special.

Hourman

Release date: Unknown

Yes, the hero who takes a drug that makes him a hero for an hour was, back in 2021, rumored to be in development. Whether or not that’s still the case is unknown but we figured it was worth noting.

Untitled Arkham Show

Release date: Unknown (on HBO Max)

In addition to The Penguin, Matt Reeves has said he plans to expand the world of The Batman into HBO Max shows. At one point, a series about Gotham PD was in the works, but now he says it might be more about the inner workings at Arkham Asylum. Maybe. We’ll see if it comes to fruition.


Want more io9 news? Check out when to expect the latest Marvel and Star Wars releases, what’s next for the DC Universe on film and TV, and everything you need to know about House of the Dragon and Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.


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