Short answer? Doesn’t look like it. After years of domination by Marvel where movie news is concerned, SDCC 2013‘s Hall H was utterly conquered by Warner Bros. and their pants-crappingly exciting announcement that not only was a sequel to Man of Steel in the works, said sequel would co-star BATMAN!

It’s now a year later, SDCC 2014 draws nigh, and we know much more about this film, entitled Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice–which is either a hint of the studio’s plans to finally make a Justice League flick, or WB simply hates nerds.

There was chatter recently that SDCC 2014’s Hall H would be the scene of an official announcement that Justice League is indeed happening, as well as rumors that Warner Bros. would have other announcements regarding future DC based films–but apparently, there is no solid evidence that any of this is to be:

According to an early glance at WB’s Hall H panel itinerary scheduled for Saturday, July 26, it will feature Peter Jackson presenting The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ArmiesGeorge Miller will talk on the 4th installment of his Mad Max franchise: Mad Max: Fury Road, and the Wachowski Brothers–creators of The Matrix Trilogywill present Jupiter Ascending.

There has been no mention of Justice League or any other DC-related films. This does not necessarily PROVE that they will not be discussed–they could always be going for the element of surprise–but it’s not a good sign for fans who had their nerdy little hearts set on going to SDCC and hearing Justice League announced firsthand.

Regarding the presence of Star Wars: Episode VII, here’s what had to say:

With Star Wars: Episode VII creators deep in production in anticipation of the film’s December 18, 2015, release, Lucasfilm will not be featuring the movie at SDCC.

Now, “not featuring” doesn’t necessarily mean there won’t be anything at all about the film, but you probably shouldn’t expect much.

Instead, a huge panel promoting Star Wars: Rebels is scheduled for Friday. The new animated series appears to be the focus of Lucasfilm’s presence at the convention (read more at the link above).

Of course, both Warner Bros. and Lucasfilm could simply be playing their cards close to their chests–there could be some huge, world-shattering announcement regarding either or both of these movies planned.

We’ll just have to wait for SDCC 2014 and see for ourselves.

Source: Slashfilm


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