Warner Bros.’ panel on Saturday covered two films in just over 90 minutes: Shazam! Fury Of The Gods and Black Man. As new installations of the not-so-rapidly-expanding DC cinematic universe, both titles are highly anticipated—perhaps most of all by their respective stars, Zachary Levi and Dwayne Johnson, who are ecstatic to be playing superheroes. But those rumors of an appearance by Henry Cavill, and perhaps a confirmation of a new Superman the movie turned out to be false. And neither DC nor Warner Bros. offered much in the way of material updates about their slate of films focused on costume-clad heroes.
Mind you, we understand why no mention was made of The Flash; Ezra Miller’s CVS receipt-length list of misbehavior puts Warner Bros. in an awkward position, considering that the movie is meant to kickstart a multiversal exploration of DC characters. But even without footage to show, director James Wan and star Jason Momoa made an update on Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom back in April at Cinemacon. And even if Batgirl is destined “only” for release on HBO Max, they could have brought out star Leslie Grace to start building some buzz for that film.