Since Marvel Studios are sitting out Comic-Con in San Diego this year, Warner Bros. Studios and DC Entertainment have stepped up to the plate. With an early Hall H panel that featured the WB’s film slate and a nighttime presentation of their television lineup across multiple networks, WB and DC have bookended SDCC Saturday in Hall H.
Starting off the movie panel with new trailers for The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Pan, many audience members – and those following along from home – were most looking forward to the upcoming DC-based Warner Bros. features including Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and David Ayer’s Suicide Squad. However, DC and WB also teased the rest of their upcoming film slate, keeping fans excited about what’s to come.
DC and Warner Bros. screened a sizzle reel teasing the superhero films that will be included in the DC Cinematic Universe. The reel revealed title art for Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Justice League 1 & 2, The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg and Green Lantern Corps. Concept art for Justice League, Aquaman and Cyborg was also shown. Plus, images of Ezra Miller as The Flash and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman were unveiled as well.
Although character designs for the majority of the Justice League have already been revealed – Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Aquaman – this is fans’ first look at The Flash, Green Lantern Corps and Cyborg. Cyborg will still be Victor Stone when Ray Fisher plays him in Batman V Superman (by most accounts), so an official image of Cyborg may be revealed after that film reaches theaters. Meanwhile, the new Green Lanterns will likely be revealed once the roles have been filled.
THE FLASH/EZRA MILLER concept art shown! He has long dark hair! pic.twitter.com/qOIWxZxLNj— Superhero Feed (@SuperheroFeed) July 11, 2015
Wonder Woman art has her standing over WWII soldiers.— Rob Keyes (@rob_keyes) July 11, 2015
The Flash and Cyborg concept art was incredible.— BatmanHeisenberg (@BatsHeisenberg) July 11, 2015
One notable difference about the DCCU’s version of The Flash is that Miller will be sporting his long dark hair. This helps to differentiate the film universe’s Flash not only from the DC comics on which it will be based, but from The CW’s television adaptation of the Scarlet Speedster. Whether that difference works well with his portrayal of the iconic character remains to be seen, but so far reactions indicate this version of The Flash works.
Overall, reactions to the DC concept art from those in Hall H was largely positive, but it appears those who were unable to attend the panel will have to wait to get a better idea of what was shown. Whether DC and Warner Bros. will release the sizzle reel or still images of the art remains to be seen. But with descriptions of the first Suicide Squad footage and a new Batman V Superman trailer already making the rounds, the studio may hold off on the concept art to allow these two films to hold on to the spotlight.
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice will be in theaters on March 25th, 2016; Suicide Squad on August 5th, 2016; Wonder Woman – June 23rd, 2017; Justice League – November 17th, 2017; The Flash – March 23rd, 2018; Aquaman – July 27th, 2018; Shazam – April 5th, 2019; Justice League 2 – June 14th, 2019; Cyborg – April 3rd, 2020; Green Lantern Corps – June 19th, 2020.