Today, Warner Bros. filled SDCC’s main stage to capacity. This is the convention capstone moment everyone has been waiting for. Prior to the con, Marvel more or less waved the white flag preemptively, choosing to let DC’s film slate have its moment in the sun. It was an apt decision, considering what’s transpired…
The panel is now over. This post is finalized. Thanks to Heidi for the live coverage! See the new BvS trailer below! Fingers crossed the Suicide Squad trailer comes out soon as well.
As a lead-in to the DC Comics announcements, Zack Snyder said:
There’s a whole DC universe ready to be explored.
Green Lantern Corps Movie
It looks like the Ryan Renolds debacle couldn’t hold DC back for long. The company just announced a brand new Green Lantern film, entitled Green Lantern Corps. In lieu of focusing on one lantern, the title will feature a full team of guardians instead.
Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice
We got our first live look at Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman in a new footage reel. This new trailer continues to characterize Superman as an alien menace.
Ben Affleck spoke at length about his journey to become Batman. When Snyder approached Affleck with the role, Snyder told Affleck he’d be “perfect” for a “burnt out” Batman role. In addition, Affleck met former Batman Christian Bale at some point. The Nolan-era star gave Affleck a piece of advice:
“Make sure you can piss in the suit.”
I’m not 100% up to speed on canonical DC comics geography, but apparently workers commute between Gotham and Metropolis by ferry in Dawn of Justice. It’s a 100% guarantee that terrible things are going to happen to those ferries.
Jesse Eisenberg‘s Lex Luthor is being characterized as the film’s wild card. This movie is starting to give off Kingdom Come vibes in addition to the obvious TDKR influence.
“Black and blue. God vs man. Day vs night. The red capes are coming…”- Lex Luthor, from the trailer
Renowned actor Holly Hunter, who notably voiced Helen Parr in The Incredibles, will play a U.S. senator. She’s shown having a conversation with Lex.
DC dropped a full trailer for the film at the panel. We got our first live look at Jared Leto’s Joker and his vocal affectations.
“Oh I’m not gonna kill ya. I’m gonna hurt ya. Really, really badly”
Apparently, Will Smith also hugs a kid.
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