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
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