Marvel Studios picked the wrong year to bow out of Comic-Con.
Warner Bros/DC absolutely killed it at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, making three major announcements: the two trailer reveals for both Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, and the announcement of Green Lantern Corps, set to be released in 2020.
David Ayer and the cast didn’t have much to say about Suicide Squad other than the trailer, and I’ll leave the discussion about that to Josh’s article on the trailer, but the Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice panel did leave viewers with a lot to chew on. Check out the trailer:
For one, it seems that they’re covering a lot of new ground that past superhero films haven’t really gotten to yet: an older Batman at the end of his road, the struggles of the everyday normal people that inhabit the comic book world, and a Lex Luthor with hair (although let’s be real, if there isn’t a scene at the end with Lex shaving off/losing his hair in some way then I’ll eat my own shoe). With many fans concerned that Warner Bros/DC’s chief competitor, Marvel Studios, is churning out the same formulaic film over and over, this film (and Suicide Squad for that matter) is beginning to seem like a breath of fresh air.
As for the Green Lantern Corps announcement, there isn’t much to go on except the title, especially since the panel isn’t being hosted online. However, I’m in with the crowd that’s speculating that Warner Bros/DC chose this title because they’re going to keep this film cosmic; that is, they’ll focus more on the Green Lantern Corps being the defenders of the universe rather than just Earth. It seems to be a smart move, especially with how well-received Guardians of the Galaxy was for Marvel, and it’s a move that I anticipate seeing in theaters when Green Lantern Corps is released in 2020.
But enough of me praising DC, what did you guys think of the panel?