5 Reveals for Tomorrow’s DCEU Comic-Con Panel

In what started as a very favorable week for the DCEU in the aftermath of the Shazam! announcement has quickly turned to uncertainty with several rumors being circulated in the last 36 hours (including the DCEU losing their Batman, a secret Man of Steel 2 script and a Joker vs. Harley Quinn movie). But not all is lost. Far from it. Tomorrow’s panel in the famed Hall H affords Warner Bros. and the DCEU to reveal all the answers the world needs to feel good about the DCEU once more. 

Here are the top five things the DCEU needs to address or reveal tomorrow:

BEN AFFLECK AS BATMAN

All day long today a variation of the headline “Ben Affleck’s future as Batman in doubt” has been flooding people’s feeds. Warner Bros., Ben Affleck, Geoff Johns and possibly Matt Reeves need to affirmatively address this rumor if it is false. The uncertainty and lack of confidence associated with not addressing this rumor would be astounding and quite frankly, could undermine any other announcements made at Comic-Con.

FUTURE MOVIE SLATE & CASTING

It’s been more than a couple of years since Warner Bros. announced its DCEU movie slate that projected out to 2020. And since that announcement, the latter half of the movie slate has been put on pause, and a bevy of new projects have been announced or heavily rumored, including: The Batman, Gotham City Sirens, Nightwing, Deadshot, Joker vs. Harley Quinn, Birds of Prey, and Batgirl. This is in addition to sequels to Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad and Man of Steel.

Tomorrow’s panel needs to lay out a clean projected movie slate to quell the rumors and uncertainty. Further, any casting and directorial news would go a long way in creating favorable buzz. Most would love to hear casting for the title role of Shazam!, as well as the roles of Catwoman and Poison Ivy, Nightwing and Black Canary. In terms of directorial announcements—The Flash needs one. Announce it.

IS IT ZACK’S OR JOSS’ JUSTICE LEAGUE

Honestly, this topic annoys me. The ongoing rumors and scuttlebutt revolving around Zack Snyder’s departure from Justice League to be with his family in the aftermath of his daughter’s suicide combined with numerous reports speculating on the scale of the Justice League reshoots that Joss Whedon completed has left the argument ongoing and open: who’s vision will make it to the screen? 

Unfortunately, rumors have only been stoked by Zack Snyder removing all of his Justice League iconography from his Twitter feed (which seems like the smallest of potatoes). To make matters more complicated or simple, only Snyder will be in Hall H Saturday, with Whedon sitting it out.

Nevertheless, let’s hope this is addressed in a gentle way and put behind us all.

TONALITY

Was Wonder Woman just a fluke? How much control does Geoff Johns really have? Now is a good time to really hammer this home. In advance of Justice League, it’s time to send the critics a message about what they can expect versus what they’ve already seen.

FOOTAGE. WE WANT FOOTAGE.

This is the one that is almost a slam dunk for Warner Bros. to accomplish and was 99.9 percent already going to happen before this wild week. A new Justice League trailer is all but certain. An Aquaman trailer, even if it’s only the kind of trailer we received at last year’s event for Justice League, would be very exciting. 

 

Realistically, not all of the above can be accomplished. But the extent of which will judge how successful tomorrow is for the DCEU. 

 

Written by | Omar Hussain

Omar Hussain serves as the Co-Publisher and Managing Editor of the Heroic Universe.

  • Carter

    Even just half of that would be great.