What to expect from DC in 2023: Movies & TV – IGN

The heroes and villains of the DC Universe are making some noise in 2023, both in movies and on TV, so we’ve made a list of every DC movie and live-action series coming your way next year.

As we all know, there are many, many DC projects in various stages of development at any given time, so for this list, we’re focusing on movies and TV shows that either have an actual release date or are at least confirmed as a 2023 release. Moving on to the good stuff!

A quick look at upcoming DC movies and TV series in 2023:

  • Shazam! Wrath of the Gods
  • Sparkle
  • blue beetle
  • Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
  • The Flash (season 9)
  • Superman and Lois (season 3)
  • Doom Patrol (season 4)
  • Harley Quinn: A Problematic Valentine’s Day Special
  • Gotham Knights (season 1)

DC movies in 2023

Shazam! Wrath of the Gods

The first DC movie release of 2023 will be Shazam! Wrath of the Gods, Spectacular theaters March 17th. This sequel again features young Billy Batson and his friends, who can now all take the place of superheroes. And all this supremacy is put to the test by the evil duo of Hespera and Calypso… and a host of fantastical monsters.

release date: March 17, 2023


The Flash movie has been in development for a very long time, and now it will finally hit the finish line on June 16th. The trailer features a Flashpoint-inspired story featuring what appears to be time travel, multiple Flashes and Supergirl from another world, and heavy teasers for Michael Keaton’s Batman return. Yes, actor Ezra Miller’s many alleged legal issues are troubling, but they did issue an apology in August 2022, and all reports indicate that the studio is determined to continue releasing the film as planned.

release date: June 16, 2023

blue beetle

A Blue Beetle movie featuring Jaime Reyes’ version of the character is set to be released on August 18. Means a bigger budget to show all the crazy cool things the Blue Beetle suit can do, and the first teaser poster shows Khaji Da in all its alien technological glory. Finally, the superhero movie production was filled with only good news.

release date: August 18, 2023

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

Finally, the last DC movie of 2023 is Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, a sequel to the 2018 movie that grossed over $1.1 billion at the global box office. Plot details are still scant, but a behind-the-scenes look at the film’s impressive production Arthur Curry will be given a new super suit and Mera will once again be involved in undersea action. As far as bad guys go, it looks like they’re going to break Aquaman’s brother Orm out of prison, and Black Manta is still out for revenge on Aquaman, but something tells that there’s a more dangerous evil coming from the depths.

release date: December 25, 2023

DC TV Shows in 2023

Superman and Lois (season 3)

Superman & Lois ring in the new year with Season 3. While we don’t know the release date yet, we do know that the 15-episode season will see the introduction of the sinister organization known as Intergang. And just a heads up, Jordan Elsass, the actor who played Jonathan Kent, stepped away from the role for personal reasons, so the part was recast with actor Michael Bishop now playing the supervillain son.

release date: 2023

The Flash (season 9)

The ninth and final season of the long-running TV series, The Flash, will hit our screens on February 8th. With nearly all of the remaining Arrowverse shows canceled in 2022, the final season of The Flash will not only have to conclude its own story but also, effectively, serve as a farewell to an entire era of DC superhero TV. Given all the heroic feats we’ve seen Barry Allen and friends perform so far, something tells us they’re up to the task. Just be sure to bring tissues.

release date: February 8, 2023

Doom Patrol (season 4)

Doom Patrol is already in the middle of Season 4, with the first six episodes of Part 1 running from December 2022 to January 2023. The show will then go on hiatus before six more episodes are released for Part 2. Season 4 sends the team to the future where they must save the world once again They also have to deal with singing butts, which is a really weird thing to say about any other show, but for this one it seems like a perfect fit. Just try not to imagine what their breath smells like.

release date: Part 1 – December 2022, Part 2 – TBD 2023

Harley Quinn: A Problematic Valentine’s Day Special

While the animated series for adults Harley Quinn has been renewed for a fourth season, we’ll next see the first acts of mischief in February 2023 for “Harley Quinn: A Very Special Valentine’s Day Show.” We’ll see how Harley and Ivy spend their couples’ holiday together, and get a sneak peek at how her gang celebrates, too. And given the title is, well, everything we’ve come to expect from this show, it’s sure to delight and disgust us in equal measure.

release date: February 2023

Gotham Knights (season 1)

In this new DC Gotham Knights TV series, Batman is dead, and now it’s up to his adopted son, Turner Hayes, to protect his city along with other familiar Gotham faces like Carrie Kelly, Harper Row and her brother Colin, Stephanie Brown and Duela Dent. Reports say they will be facing Harvey Dent, aka Two-Face, as well as the Court of Owls, aka the Bird-Masked Creepy Murders. And before you ask, yes, this show has the same plot as the 2022 DC video game of the same name, but aside from that similarity, the two Gotham Knights projects are unrelated. Gotham Knights, the TV series, is set to debut sometime in 2023.

release date: 2023

Other upcoming DC movies and TV shows

Now, these are all projects associated with some sort of release date, but there are a lot more in various stages of planning and development, so follow those through List of upcoming DC movies and TV shows. If you haven’t seen the DC project you were looking at, it may be counted in List of canceled DC movies and TV shows.

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