San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) 2019: What does the absence of DC movies mean for 'Wonder Woman 1984' and 'Aquaman 2'?

'Wonder Woman 1984' director Patty Jenkins had earlier in May confirmed that Warner Bros will not be making it to Hall H this year.


                            San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) 2019: What does the absence of DC movies mean for 'Wonder Woman 1984' and 'Aquaman 2'?

It was reported early in June that Warner Bros. (WB) will not be pushing its bigger superhero blockbusters such as 'Wonder Woman 1984' this year at Hall H in the San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC). The studio is expected to concentrate solely on its horror slate, namely 'IT Chapter Two' which will be a part of a special event titled 'ScareDiego' on July 17. Director Andy Muschietti had shared the big news on June 5 through his Instagram account. In lieu of this, WB will not be making its usual appearance at Hall H on Saturday for a panel to push its upcoming DC Extended Universe's releases. Fans will not see 'Wonder Woman 1984' which is expected to release in 2020, or Aquaman 2 which is reportedly in the works. The DC universe arm of WB has a lot of projects in the works including 'Suicide Squad', but they will not make it to Hall H. 

Newest poster of 'Wonder Woman 1984' released by director Patty Jenkins on social media. (Source: Twitter)

Director of 'Wonder Woman 1984' Patty Jenkins took to Twitter to share a new poster of 'Wonder Woman 1984' featuring Gal Gadot and the new look of the popular superhero had impressed fans. However, this was just a consolation prize, when compared to all the information fans would have gathered at SDCC. They could have even been witness to some exclusive footage, but all of that is now not possible. This is in contradiction to SDCC 2018 where Marvel was absent at SDCC and DC stole the spotlight with its panels on 'Aquaman', 'Shazam!' and 'Wonder Woman 1984'. Three exclusive footages were shared and two trailers were released. 

'Wonder Woman 1984' footage especially, which was a work in progress, incomplete with unfinished CGI, was an impressive look at what Jenkins would be bringing forth in the film. Now, while the DC movies panels may not be a draw for fans, the DC tele-verse, on the other hand, has a great presence at the event. All of CW's shows including 'Flash', 'Arrow' and the soon to premiere 'Batwoman' along with Epix's 'Pennyworth' will have a panel and special video presentation at SDCC that will reveal more about the direction of the shows including the premiere of 'Batwoman' and 'Pennyworth'. 

This year will also see 'Batman: Hush' premiere at the SDCC along with the celebration of the 20th anniversary of 'Batman Beyond'. There is also the much bigger event planned in honor of 80 years of 'Batman', Bruce Wayne's alter-ego. One of them happens to be a massive custom-built activation, housed offsite- 'The Batman Experience Powered by AT&T', which happens to be a pop-up exhibit that will take up three floors of the comic-con Balboa Park museum. 

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