With Marvel Studios choosing to skip the San Diego Comic-Con International this year, Warner Bros. has the opportunity to grab the spotlight in Hall H with its DC Films presentation, and if rumours are to be believed the studio is planning on using the panel to unveil a rebranding of the DC Extended Universe.
Given the disappointing reception to Justice League (and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, for that matter), and the fact that the disappointing box office returns for the DC team has led to a major shake-up behind the scenes at DC Films, it certainly wouldn’t be too much of a surprise if Warner was looking to put the past behind it with a relaunch of sorts.
According to CBM, the DC presentation will see the unveiling of a new logo and name for the shared world, as well as showcasing the first Aquaman trailer, a teaser trailer for Shazam!, concept art from Wonder Woman 2, an appearance from The Batman director Matt Reeves and star Ben Affleck, and the unveiling of a brand new slate of movies.
Now, it’s possible this is just guesswork, but one would expect Aquaman, Shazam! and the Wonder Woman sequel to be a big part of the presentation, and an official slate announcement would certainly be welcome given the sheer volume of rumours circulating about future DC plans.
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