San Diego Comic Con is in full swing! This is that magical time of year when news on movies, television, comic books and toys are revealed for all the fans!
At least, until New York Comic Con rolls around in October!
There was a lot of good news. To no one’s shock and awe, Geoff Johns officially announced the Wonder Woman sequel during the Warner Bros. Panel.
Other movies set in the DC Extended Universe that were talked about are:
Harley Quinn Vs. Joker
During a panel for the Will Smith Netflix film, Bright, director David Ayer spoke a little about Gotham City Sirens, and why it would come before a Suicide Squad sequel.
That makes three movies that could potentially feature Margot Robbie as Harley.
There was also an amazing new Justice League movie poster — followed by an amazing new trailer hyping the November released film.
The new trailer gives us a good look at the villain, Steppenwolf, as well as Commissioner Gordon, Hippolyta‘s return and the league in action.
But it’s the final scene in the trailer that’s the most thrilling, since it teases the return of Superman!
It’s nice to see Jeremy Irons as Alfred and interact with more than just Bruce Wayne.
Speaking of Bruce, rumors swirled Friday that Warner Bros. is planning to phase out Ben Affleck as the Dark Knight, however, Affleck himself shot down those rumors during the Justice League panel.
In other Justice League related news:
There was a teaser for Aquaman. it hasn’t made it online just yet, but reviews were positive.
The Flash movie may be called Flashpoint.
The next Green Lantern movie will feature Hal Jordan AND John Stewart. No one is the least bit surprised.
In DC TV news:
SyFy‘s Krypton series will feature a plot to disrupt the birth of Kal-El, and feature legacy villains Brainiac and Doomsday.
We got our first look at the new characters for season three of Young Justice. Static, Damien Wayne Robin and Spoiler are just a few.
The new Teen Titans series that, along with Young Justice, will debut on a new streaming service, is set to start production. No cast members have been announced.
The casts of Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, Black Lightning, Gotham and Lucifer were all in attendance.
Tom Welling will appear next season on Lucifer as Erica Durance will appear on Supergirl.
James Remar has joined the cast of the midseason series Black Lightning.
Star Trek Discovery debuted a new trailer with new looks at the Klingons and the new starships.
We also got to see Jason Issacs‘ Capt. Lorca for the first time.
And a special congratulations to Wilson Cruz, who joins the cast as one of two LGBTQ characters!
The series looks and feels very different for a Trek show, which is exciting news.
Star Trek Discovery debuts Sept. 24th on CBS, then moves to CBS All-Access.
Frank Miller, famous for Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and Batman: Year-One is giving the rookie treatment to the Man of Steel.
DC Comics announced Superman: Year One. It will be written by Miller and feature art by John Romita Jr.
Dc Comics also announced a fantastic new series from Jeff Lemire called The Terrifics. It features Mr. Terrific, Phantom Girl, Metamorpho and Plastic Man.
Too bad DC doesn’t have a fiery character to add to the team.
Batman is also adding a new member to Team Batman. Duke Thomas joins as The Signal.
Now for the cons…
Mattel was barely there this year. We got a look at the new Justice League figures, including a bunch of exclusives that will be scattered across shopping sites, but nothing new from DC Multiverse. Not even an update on the fall Clayface wave.
Add that to the fact that the Rookie wave, due out in June, is dripping out onto Amazon and a few other places, but my preorder from Big Bad Toy Store is still that — a preorder!
I suspect Mattel is getting bored with fairweather adult collectors, just as they had back in the DC Universe Classics days, and will soon abandon the series.
When that happened, it left a glut for collectors of DC action figures. But with Mafex, SH Figuarts, DC Collectibles, and especially Mezco: One 12, Mattel might not be missed this time.
too bad, they did a great job with the Wonder Woman line. However, the Justice League isn’t as polished.