San Diego Comic-Con 2019: WB, DC to premiere 'Batman: Hush', 'Teen Titans Go! vs Teen Titans' amid 'Batman Beyond' 20th anniversary celebration
San Diego Comic-Con 2019 is around the corner and fans can expect a whole bunch of announcements, reveals and teases from studios regarding their present and upcoming shows. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC will be featuring multiple premieres, including 'Teen Titans Go! vs Teen Titans', a 'Shazam!' documentary, and the much-anticipated 'Batman: Hush'.
'Batman: Hush' is based on the comic book story arc of the same name and will be the 13th installment of the DC Animated Movie Universe. The storyline follows Hush, a mysterious criminal who sets out to destroy Batman's life as a vigilante and his personal life as Bruce Wayne, which has already been complicated due to his relationship with Catwoman (Selina Kyle).
For those unaware of who Hush is. The character was created by Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee and made his first appearance in Batman #609 (January 2003) as part of the 12-issue storyline 'Batman: Hush.' Before going on to become the Bat's adversary, Hush was Dr. Thomas Elliot, Bruce Wayne's childhood friend, who eventually becomes a caped-criminal targeting Wayne and his alter-ego, Batman. His name, 'Hush' originates from a nursery rhyme. As per the comics, Elliot was portrayed as a sociopath since his childhood.
In order to make his parents' fortune his own, he planned to kill his parents which failed, partly due to Thomas Wayne who ensures they survive, after operating on them. Elliot eventually goes on to become a skilled surgeon himself and plans to kill Wayne. In the end, he is shown to be beaten by the Bat.
'Batman: Hush' will make its opening Friday, July 19 at 7:15 p.m. PST in Ballroom 20 with an encore at 9.30 p.m. In addition, DC will also be showcasing 'Teen Titans GO! vs Teen Titans' on Sunday, July 21. The animated film will see the Titans take on the Titans from the 2003 series.
As reported by CBR, 'Shazam!' will see a documentary featuring DC comic creators, Geoff Johns, Jerry Ordway, Tom Mandrake, Jeff Smith and Gerry Conway, as well as filmmaker/comic aficionado Kevin Smith and the cast and makers of 2019's 'Shazam!', including Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer and director David F. Sandberg.
The documentary will debut July 18 at 6 p.m. at the Grand Hall. Along with the much-anticipated panels and premieres, the comic-con will also see the 20th anniversary of the animated series 'Batman Beyond'. The celebration will feature voice actors, Will Friedle (Terry Mcginnis) and Kevin Conroy (Bruce Wayne) and series producer, Bruce Timm.
'Batman Beyond' spanned three seasons, but with the 20th anniversary, it is still unclear if we see any surprise announcements of McGinnis returning as Batman, be it as a stand-alone movie or a new version of the animated series. While there were rumors that surfaced about a 'Batman Beyond' live-action movie in the works. According to Comicbook, there was concept art showing a new take on McGinnis on the DCEU leaks subreddit. But again, only time will tell if we see Terry McGinnis in action again.