It seems that Warner Bros. skipping out on a Hall H presentation at San Diego Comic-Con may have simply been a matter of timing.
Warner Bros. surprised the fan community recently by announcing it would not be putting on a Hall H presentation at San Diego Comic-Con 2019. It seems, however, it came down to a matter of timing.
Speaking at the Produced By Conference, Warner Bros. Studio chairman Toby Emmerich spoke to the future of DC films and stated that right now it’s down to getting the properties into the right filmmaker’s hands. “Great directors are the lifeblood of a studio, but they need great producers,” said Emmerich.
As to the issues with Comic-Con, he hinted that the studio would be back in more force in 2020, and that this year the studio simply wasn’t ready to share materials on its upcoming slate yet. While Todd Phillips’ Joker is due on Oct. 4, Birds of Prey isn’t slated until Feb. 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. It sounds as though it just didn’t work out mathematically for this year.
This does make us wonder, however, what could the studio possibly have planned for Hall H in 2020. The next film after Wonder Woman 1984 is The Batman which is scheduled for June 25, 2021. With filming rumored to begin in early 2020, we could potentially see the first teaser footage, but it seems doubtful it would be a full trailer.
We’ll just have to wait and see what Warner Bros. has in store for its fans at San Diego Comic-Con 2020.