Move aside for a moment Marvel Cinematic Universe, a good number of films from the DC Extended Universe and beyond are also due to release in 2022 and 2023 following the recent announcement of delays and movies being brought forward.
However, the biggest question for LEGO fans is which ones are likely to get LEGO sets, based on previous DC models and which could lead to a new comic minifigure. We’re going to explore that query film by film and determine which upcoming DC movies might get LEGO sets.
DC League of Super-Pets
Due on July 29, 2022, DC League of Super-Pets is an animated movie featuring a voice cast including Keanu Reeves, Dwayne Johnson and more. Being an animated feature film with a cast of animals, it may be most likely to receive 4+ sets or a selection aimed at a younger audience.
The next film set in the DCEU is Black Adam, starring Dwayne Johnson. Other than the titular character, it will see the debut of plenty of heroes in the DC Extended Universe including Doctor Fate, Atom Smasher, Hawkman and Cyclone. That line-up alone presents lots of possibilities for new minifigures.
Due to arrive on October 21, 2022, another option to represent the movie without a range of dedicated sets is the first brick-built interpretation of those minifigures, based either on their comic or movie appearances in future DC sets. As for how likely that is, the Shazam villain has only been included in LEGO DC movies in the past, meaning it might be time for his first minifigure.
Shazam: Fury of the Gods
Moved up 6 months is Shazam: Fury of the Gods. The sequel to the 2019 film will feature the family in their super-powered forms as confirmed by set photos, likely battling against the gods of the DCEU.
The first movie only received a LEGO polybag that was given away with the Magic and Monsters DVD. While the DCEU Shazam does have a history of brick-built interpretations (in one polybag), it has received no more since and the moved release date might make the movie more likely to get more minifigures rather than full sets.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is scheduled for March 17, 2023, from December 2022, and has more previous LEGO sets based on the franchise than any other sets on the list. The first Aquaman DCEU film received one model in 76095 Aquaman: Black Manta Strike as well as another Atlantis build as part of the Justice League range.
Considering the evidence of previous sets for the DCEU character, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom looks likely to get at least one new LEGO set in the future. With it originally being scheduled for 2022, the LEGO Group might already have something in development for the film, though anything could always be pushed back to 2023 to better coincide with the movie.
This is where things get interesting. The Flash is coming on June 23, 2023, moved from November 2022, and a first look and concept art has revealed that Michael Keaton’s 1989 Batman will return for the film. Based on that, we aren’t just looking for previous Flash models to determine whether or not the movie could get sets.
When accounting for the 1989 version of Batman too, 76139 1989 Batmobile and 76161 1989 Batwing indicate that the character is popular enough for another model. 76139 1989 Batmobile is now retired, meaning another interpretation of the vehicle (as teased in The Flash teaser trailer) could include a new minifigure for Barry Allen as well as Micheal Keaton’s Batmobile for example. Overall, The Flash might be most likely for one or more DC LEGO sets in the future, whether that be in 2022 or 2023.