SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON has come and gone, and there was no bird, no plane, and no Superman… And once again, all my hopes and dreams were dashed, faster than a speeding bullet. Because although The Man Of Steel is the feather in DC’s cap, once again he has been totally side-lined by Warner Bros. No mention of Henry Cavill coming back as Superman, or the roll being recast. No mention of Michael B. Jordan’s Superman project, or JJ Abram’s Superman project. I mean, Superman & Lois didn’t even have a panel. And there were posters of the CW series all over the Gaslamp District and Convention hall. What up with that?!! I guess when it comes to getting another Superman movie, Warner Bros is saying… NOPE.
Also Missing-In-Action (MIA): Where was ‘Aquaman 2‘? Principle photography for that film was completed a while ago, giving them amble time to pull together a few surprises. And it would have been a great way to undercut Marvel’s Prince Namor reveal. Because DC’s Aquaman did the King-Of-The-Sea thing first, making over a billion dollars… But I guess when it comes to promoting its heavy hitters, Warner Bros is saying…NOPE!
And DC/Warner Bros wasn’t the only company to come up short at San Diego Comic-Con. Netflix could have wowed us with an Avatar: The Last Airbender 1st look. Again, principle photography has already wrapped… But NOPE! And speaking of Avatars, where was James Cameron’s epic Avatar: The Way Of Water? The sequel that took 12+ years to make wasn’t in San Diego. Were there no flights from Pandora?
But at lest we know why The Flash film didn’t make the trip to Comic-Con. Its star, Ezra Miller, is such a PR nightmare, the film’s release date moved from this Summer to next Summer. So Warner kBros’ strategy is the out-of-sight-out-of-mind gambit, as they hope we’ll all forget about Miller’s bad behavior if enough time has past. And again I say… NOPE.
Can you imagine what the Warner Bros Panel would have been like with Shazam 2, Batgirl, The Rock’s Black Adam, Mamoa’s Aquaman 2, The Flash’s Michael Keaton showing up as Batman, and a Henry Cavill video from The Witcher set wearing his Superman cape? I mean, all six thousand people in Hall H would have lost their collective minds. But NOPE, that was not meant to be. And my question to Warner Bros is… Why not?