While DC Entertainment has struggled recently with their film adaptations of popular DC Comics characters, there is without a doubt that they have however managed to pull of a successful shared universe through their TV series, they began with Arrow before creating spinoff series Flash, Gotham, Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. I only hope that they can transfer their success in television to their future film plans including the upcoming Suicide Squad.
Supergirl has been officially renewed for a second season and has also moved from CBS to the CW Network. Now that it is on the same network as Arrow and The Flash, to be fair it should have been on the CW Network in the first place where it fitted better, I wonder what DC Entertainment and Warner Bros plan for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International. In previous years on the Saturday night during SDCC, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros hosted three hour events which where emceed by Oliver Queen/Green Arrow himself or otherwise known as Stephen Amell. Last year he surprised everyone in attendance in Hall H when he made his first public appearance in his new Arrow costume. I guess when Tom Hiddlestone made a surprise appearance as Loki back in 2013 in Hall H, going all out in character seems to becoming a tradition at Hall H. I’m still keeping my fingers crossed that Michael Fassbender will appear on stage in his full Aguilar costume. Fox studios may not be making any film panel appearances for Hall H but we can’t rule out Ubisoft won’t be there to promote the film in some way.
I imagine we would get to see Stephen Amell emcee the event again and that they would show exclusive footage to promote series 5 of Arrow, the third series of The Flash and the second series of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. The best part of the night for fans is seeing the cast and crew from their favourite DC Comics TV series and hoping they will spill some secrets during their panels.
However don’t expect any announcements for another spinoff DC Comics TV series at SDCC 2016, The CW has no intention of becoming ‘The DC.’ In an effort to prevent superheroes from completely overshadowing the network, President Mark Pedowitz (hat tip CBM) stated – during the 2015 Television Critics Association press tour – that after Legends of Tomorrow, the DC universe’s small screen expansion is on hold: “There is no intention, at this point, to spin anything else off.”
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