Batman 3 Official Announcement at Comic-Con?

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:25 pm,

batman 3 movie announcement Batman 3 Official Announcement at Comic Con?

Marvel vs. DC. Who will take the spotlight at San Diego Comic-Con this July?

Marvel has Thor to show off. DC has Green Lantern to show off. Marvel has high profile movies in The First Avenger: Captain America and The Avengers in the works with a possible announcement of their next slate of films (Ant-Man?). DC has Batman 3, the Superman reboot and possibly… just maybe… an announcement regarding Justice League.

We know both comic publishers, now all-out entertainment production houses, will be vying for the honor of being the buzz topic of the convention and we can expect major announcements, revelations and surprises to appease the masses. Will Batman 3 be officially unveiled there?

According to Batman on Film, they have inside info which points towards an official announcement regarding Batman 3 to be made this July. While that leads to assumptions of the obvious, an announcement from Warner Bros. about it at Comic-Con, keep in mind that they chose not to announce The Dark Knight at the event back in 2006.

Instead, Warner Bros. made an official press release just after the event. That press release included the official title of the Batman Begins sequel, confirmation that director Christopher Nolan would be back at the helm and the surprising-at-the-time announcement that Heath Ledger would be playing The Joker.

This time around, I don’t think they’ll be following that strategy. This is far too big of an opportunity to pass up and it’s almost expected that Warner Bros. lay down a bunch of their cards to really show up Marvel Studios with their future plans.

Chris Nolan’s Inception will have been out in theaters just over a week and will no doubt be the talk of town so it would be surprising (nonsensical>) for them to not have Nolan or Chief Creative Officer for DC Entertainment Geoff Johns take the stage at the WB presentation to talk Superman and/or Batman 3. After all, we already know Chris Nolan is working with his brother on Batman 3 and Superman at least in some capacity so it won’t be too much of a surprise.

Let’s not forget what Geoff Johns said at WonderCon about Justice League when questioned on the matter:

“I can’t talk about it. We’ll talk in San Diego.”

Heck, they could even talk about The Flash and maybe confirm the long-running rumors that Green Lantern writer Greg Berlanti will be directing?

Warner Bros. is banking on their DC library to take to the forefront and become their next major franchise of summer tentpoles in the wake of the Harry Potter series coming to an end and this is the time to start.

We’ll be there either way and will let you know as it happens.

Are you psyched for what may come at us in San Diego this July?

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Source: Batman on Film

TAGS: justice league, superman, the dark knight rises, the flash

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  1. I also heard Christopher Nolan is in talks with Billy Zane for a role in either Batman or Superman.

  2. I actually have heard past rumors of Billy Zane in the running to play Lex Luthor. Who knows, maybe they'll get him to play that role.

  3. He could play Lex Luthor in Superman.

  4. Finally! We need some news about DCE's future plans. I am especially curious about Superman. They just have to get that right now if they actually want to tie all the films together to form the Justice League! Can't wait to see what they say! I hope the news will be juicy!!!

  5. Excellent news.

  6. Great news

    I hope they keep it all in separate worlds when it comes to the big names coming together for the Justice League feature. Avengers works because they all exist in the same world as each other. Bale's Batman, this Superman reboot, and Ryan Reynold's Green Lantern all seem to be in their own realm. Keep it like that and don't get them altogether for some awkward feature that will only sell toys or generate unfounded buzz as Marvel is clearly doing with their 'Avengers initiative'.
    The best thing for DC is to just get the stories told in a great way as they had with the Nolan series.

  7. This is good! this only means good things for the Marvel Comics and DC Comic fans! This is actually good news for the Movie Industry as well. Cause the competition between these two studios is going to be akin to Yankees Red Sox! And that kind of competition is just going to make those involved push themselves beyond the limit and not slack off even a little bit. It means some of the greatest movies we all can imagine!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. WB did put a Superman and Batman movie poster in I Am Legend.

  9. July 'Friday the 13th' 2012……The Riddler's Ideal date

  10. Lol. Interesting. We all know that he will most likely be the next featured villain.

  11. brsaint, Keep in mind that just because Nolan had success with Batman doesnt mean he'll that same luck with Superman or any other DC hero WB throws at him. You can only do the solo films of each hero till they get water downed for so long or till people get bored. How many reboots of each franchise would people want? Nolan might aswell end his Batman series so he can focus on Superman and so that WB/DC can replace Bale as Batman for when the time comes that they film Justice League. Its bound to happen. So i hope Green Lantern and the Superman film take place in the same world cause id Marvel has the lead in movies despite how much TDK made at the box office.

  12. I can understand why people think Marvel has a brighter future than DC but I don't see it. Nolan movies own the box office as we will all see with Inception this year and DC has as many movies coming up as Marvel in the next couple of years.

  13. Johnny Depp Would Kill That Role.

  14. DC has one franchise in the bank…Batman. Nolan hasn't proved he can take on a different superhero in a very different world yet…Superman movies and tv shows have been a disappointment thus far. Green Lantern has had little buzz aside from the occasional set pics that pop up. Flash has been nothing but rumors for years. Wonder Woman has been in purgatory forever. I don't see DC's future is so bright when there have only been uncertainties so far. Marvel has been on their game since day 1. Even before they opened their own studio after getting the rights back to Hulk. Their strategy of marketing their product has paid off dividends and it seems like everything they do, DC is trying to copy. Thor, Cap, Avengers, Ant-Man, IM3, TIH2, Luke Cage, Black Panther, Iron Fist, and the sequels to Thor, Cap, and Avengers proves that Marvel has more than a full plate in the foreseeable future…not to mention their other properties whose movie rights are currently at other studios – Spiderman reboot, FF reboot, Daredevil reboot, X-Men 4 and 1st Class, and the Wolverine franchise. Again, who's future looks bright?

  15. Those other movies have nothing to do with Marvel. Sony or Fox has control and money rights to them so don't reflect good or bad on Marvel. If they did, they would make Marvel a disappointment. Spiderman 2 and X2 were the only good movies to come out of those franchises. Wolverine, the Xmens, the spidermans and the FF movies were horrible. They are black eyes for Marvel if anything at all.

    You talk about marketing. Marvel did horrible marketing for the Incredible Hulk and that's why it didn't make back it's budget domestically. It came in $15 million under the budget actually. Don't get me wrong. I loved the Incredible Hulk. It's one of my favorites but I didn't go see it in the theater because I didn't even know it was out at the time. Otherwise, I would have went to see it.

    Let's compare the studios. DC had Superman which disappointed and Marvel had The Incredible Hulk. DC has Batman which was huge and Marvel has Iron Man. Other than that, we don't know how anything will play out at this point.

  16. Regarding Superman in media, how are two exceedingly respected and successful movies (followed by two mediocre follow-ups, granted), a celebratory sequel twenty years later (liked by some…detested by others, granted), a t.v. show that's lasted 9 seasons (and looks like it MIGHT make it to a 10th), a LONG-RUNNING collection of comics series, and a marketing juggernaut that makes the S-shield recognized as much as McDonald's Golden Arches and the Coke Wave, the world over seem disappointing to you??? You DO live on Earth, right? No, the media attempts have not always been successful (or, on occasion, well thought out), but nobody who considers him-/herself sentient can deny that Superman is not only a brand success story but one with great potential for upcoming projects, as well.

  17. Or he could don the Joker make-up and replace Ledger. Both the two look a like to me.

  18. I love Johnny Depp as an actor but I say no to him as “The Riddler”. They should pick somebody not that BIG in Hollywood in the vein of Heath Ledger. Jude law or Timothy Olyphant would be perfect. The Riddler just screams a British guy with a derby and walking cane, who maybe walks with a limp.

  19. Yeah, no Depp. I could see Jude Law or Billy Zane or Guy Pearce.

  20. I coul handle Zane playing Lex Luthor, as long as he is a scientist rather than business man

  21. Sorry but its quality not quantity, marvel can churn out as many films as they like, but Iron Man aside, what have they done thats been brilliant?

  22. Superman Returns didnt disappoint me.

  23. Superman Returns didn't disappointment me either but at the box office it did. I watch it whenever it's on tv.

  24. Yes and No.

    I think both have potential to be MASSIVE but at the moment, Marvel has many more movies with scripts, directors, etc. in development.

    At the moment, DC ONLY has Green Lantern in production and are now just starting to get back into Batman and Superman.

    Marvel on the other hand already has Iron Man 2 coming out, Thor filming, captain America filming in two months and Avengers filming next Feb. They're also confirmed to work with Edgar Wright on Ant-Man and Whedon just recently had a meeting with him.

    I expect that Marvel will unveil a pile of other film projects at Comic-Con while DC puts some official word on Superman, Flash, and Batman

  25. Yes and No.

    I think both have potential to be MASSIVE but at the moment, Marvel has many more movies with scripts, directors, etc. in development.

    At the moment, DC ONLY has Green Lantern in production and are now just starting to get back into Batman and Superman.

    Marvel on the other hand already has Iron Man 2 coming out, Thor filming, captain America filming in two months and Avengers filming next Feb. They're also confirmed to work with Edgar Wright on Ant-Man and Whedon just recently had a meeting with him.

    I expect that Marvel will unveil a pile of other film projects at Comic-Con while DC puts some official word on Superman, Flash, and Batman

  26. I love Goldblum!

    Sorry, Welling won't be Supes in movie

  27. How do you know Tom Welling won't play Superman in the film? This is Hollywood, anything is possible. And plus, no one is better suited for the role than he is. He was born destined to play Superman. He is perfect.

  28. Trust me. Welling is not Superman.

  29. Well, as a fan I can still hope until there are official casting announcements.

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