Should We Be Shocked?
For the first time in recent years, the 50th Anniversary of San Diego Comic-Con will NOT feature a Warner Bros. panel in Hall H:
“[WB] will be specifically focusing on its horror slate during the yearly convention, foregoing any sort of Hall H panel presence as has been a staple in years past.”
And really, why would they? They already had Wonder Woman 84 there last year. Also, Joker and Birds Of Prey will be more adult-oriented, R-Rated films. While Warner Bros. will still have a booth with all of their DC/WB products, they won’t have any type of presentation like in years past.
What It Could Mean
The only film presence that will be at this years SDCC will be IT Chapter 2 for their ScareDiego event. But what if it’s deeper than that? With AT&T now owning Warner Bros. Studios, perhaps they could potentially set themselves up for something bigger? This may simply be conjecture but something is stuck in my mind. There really isn’t too much to work with at the moment. But 2020, ah, now that might be something.
Imagine they begin a new era of showcasing their slates of film and technology all combined into one full week of entertainment. 2020 would be a great year to start the showcase while also having big names like The Batman and Suicide Squad 2 to headline for your films. They would also have Wonder Woman 84, Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, and Denis Villeneuve’s Dune to round out their top films. Talk about having Top Tier talent all in one place!
What do you think about Warner Bros. not being at SDCC this year? Let us know in the comments.