Everything We Learned About The Future of Superhero Movies and TV Shows at Comic-Con 2017

Marvel and DC delight fans with their upcoming Superhero slates.

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The DCEU was revitalized after Wonder Woman

There is no denying that success is good for everyone. Wonder Woman is now the biggest grossing film of the summer (surpassing Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2) and was widely praised. The suits running DC Comics are no fools and they took their opportunity as SDCC to announce there will be another Wonder Woman film. Director Patty Jenkins has not been confirmed to return yet, but it could be a matter of time. She has said previously that she imagines Wonder Woman 2 as another period piece, taking place at another specific time.

It won’t be long until audiences see Diana on the big screen since Justice League was the big topic at the DC panel.

Remember the end of Batman v Superman when it was revealed that Superman was dead? Well according to this new Justice League trailer, he is still dead. Batman has decided to assemble the world’s greatest superheroes to defend the planet. Those superheroes include Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, and Cyborg. There are sly mentions to other members of the Justice League such as Superman and Green Lantern, but neither are shown in this trailer.

This trailer looks a lot more fun compared to the first trailer that was released for the film. This might have to do with Joss Whedon taking the reigns of the project recently. Warner Bros would love to continue the success of Wonder Woman and continue the good will of the DCEU when Justice League hits theaters November 17th.

Comic-Con gave Warner Bros the opportunity to put out another fire that was growing on Friday. The Hollywood Reporter had published an article saying that Ben Affleck wanted out of the DCEU and he had no plans of appearing in Matt Reeves upcoming film The Batman. This was a wild departure for Affleck since he was originally going to direct the film using his own script.

Ben Affleck took his time on stage to address the rumors saying, “Let me be very clear: I am the luckiest guy in the world,” Affleck told the crowd at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday. “Batman is the coolest part in any universe — DC, Marvel. It’s incredible. … I’m so thrilled to do it.” So at least for the moment, Affleck is still The Batman.

There was a little more news from the DC panel. Apparently, there was some fresh footage shown from the Aquaman solo film starring Jason Momoa. The film is currently shooting in Australia, but that didn’t stop Momoa from showing up to the panel. Then there was some quick Flash news. They will be adapting the most famous Flash story, Flashpoint, for the feature film. Even though the events of Flashpoint were a comic event fairly recently, it has been adapted many times. For intents and purposes, it reboots the DC universe, which makes it an interesting choice so early in the DC Comics live action movies. It remains to be seen how exactly the film will handle the material.

DC Comics plethora of TV series still exciting fans

Wrapping up the DC Comics coverage from SDCC there were plenty of new trailers for fan favorite television series. There were new trailers for Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, and Gotham. All of them are featured below:





Both Marvel and DC seem to be full steam ahead on their massive superhero collaborations. With Avengers: Infinity War, Justice League, and The Defenders coming within the next 12 months, superhero team ups are the name of the game. Both studios showed off incredibly exciting footage and as opposed to this time last year, fortunes are looking bright for both companies. Superheroes are here to stay.

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