by Chris Bagget
When you had been hoping for a preview of the James Gunn DC movie slate at SDCC, you’re out of luck. The brand new co-CEO of DC Studios has made it clear he received’t be on the conference this yr.
However he did provide some hope to followers – teasing a possible return to the occasion sooner or later.
In a post on Gunn’s Instagram celebrating what he known as “in all probability [Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’s] final weekend within the prime ten in theaters,” Gunn answered a fan query asking if he could be making an look at Comedian-Con. “I received’t be there this yr however in all probability subsequent.” he responded.
It’s not out of line for followers to hope for one thing. Gunn made a bombastic look in 2022, opening up Marvel’s Corridor H presentation that yr. That look not solely showcased the primary have a look at Guardians Vol. 3, it included Chukwudi Iwuji showing in costume as The Excessive Evolutionary for the primary time.
Nonetheless, it will be uncommon for Gunn’s new DC slate to have a presentation. Although Gunn just lately confirmed on Michael Rosenbaum’s Inside of You podcast that Blue Beetle was “the primary DCU character,” it’s nonetheless early days. The franchise simply discovered its Superman and Lois Lane in David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan, however Gunn has indicated a script for that challenge isn’t completed but, whereas different castings like Batman are far on the horizon.
It’s shaping as much as be a relatively lonely Comedian-Con, regardless. The standard culprits who make notable bulletins on the occasion – Marvel, Disney, Lucasfilm, Sony, Common, and Netflix – received’t be holding the huge Corridor H panels which have turn into the discuss of SDCC over time. Final yr noticed panels saying Marvel’s Section 5 line-up, Dwayne Johnson showing in costume to hype Black Adam and a Kevin Smith-hosted He-Man retrospective, amongst different huge showings. Nevertheless, the con may have its normal buzz and high-profile attendees exterior of the fabled Corridor H – together with DC Comics returning to the present ground.
The primary movie in James Gunn’s DCU, Blue Beetle, stars Xolo Maridueña, Adriana Barraza, Damián Alcázar, Raoul Max Trujillo, Susan Sarandon as Victoria Kord and George Lopez, and arrives in theaters August 18, 2023.