The DC Cinematic Universe is several films in with more on the way however unlike the competition the approach taken has not been to begin with the setup of multiple franchises running in parallel.Opening with Man of Steel, the DCCU moved right along to escalate their setting with Dawn of Justice, and Suicide Squad, while Wonder Woman and Justice League are right around the corner.
Now it’s being reported that the film which started this setting off, Man of Steel now has a direct sequel in active development. Supposedly Man of Steel 2 is a high priority for the studio, though it isn’t likely to see a release date before late 2018.
Whether this means other direct sequels to films in the DC Cinematic Universe are more likely we’ll have to wait and see, the other major release expected of course is a solo Batman film, however details on that project are also relatively scarce at this stage.
While not unexpected, it is a slight change in tact for the series. By escalating so quickly to a Justice League event film, no doubt they are always thinking of franchise longevity and how to retain audience interest following the big team up event of next year.