Over the last couple of years it’s been pretty clear that studio giant Marvel has ruled the roost at the annual Comic-Con event in San Diego – not surprising considering the frequency at which their blockbusters are released.
This year however may see a long-overdue shift as DC Comics and Warner Bros. Studios look set to finally headline the convention that will be completely void of any Marvel representation, despite the upcoming blockbuster release of Captain America: Civil War.
Zack Snyder’s eagerly anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will take centre stage when Comic-Con kicks off on July 9, with the franchises stars Ben Affleck (Batman), Henry Cavill (Superman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) and Jason Mamoa (Aquaman) all scheduled to be in attendance.
DC’s new franchise heavyweight won’t be the only blockbuster in attendance as its spin-off Suicide Squad will also be paneling at the event – its stars Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie and Joel Kinnaman will be representing the project and answer those burning questions ahead of its intended August 5, 2016 release date.
It’s clear that this year will all about DC and not its rival Marvel – there will however be one heavyweight looking to steal at least some of the limelight, and what an opponent it is. Visionary filmmaker J.J. Abrams will be showcasing none other than Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, a new chapter in the epic franchise that sees the return of original cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fischer and Mark Hamill.
It’s one of the most anticipated events in the Comic-Con calendar and will likely make a dent in DC’s chances for complete supremacy – you can catch Star Wars in cinemas worldwide this Christmas.
Stay tuned for all the latest and most exclusive news and videos from Comic-Con 2015, kicking off in San Diego, California on July 9.