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first_imgI had a burst of inspiration after seeing the new #WonderWoman1984 stills and had to have a go at designing an ‘80s poster for it. @PattyJenks @GalGadot #WW84 #WonderWoman84 #WonderWoman pic.twitter.com/habHBELg9e— Olly Gibbs (@ollyog) June 22, 2018This should absolutely be the poster, or at least the logo treatment for the movie. Everything about it is perfect. This style worked wonders for Thor: Ragnarok, imagine what it could do for a movie actually set in the ’80s. I love the detail of the movie having a PG rating, which it almost certainly won’t. It really makes it feel like a throwback to a time just before the PG-13 rating existed. Can’t you imagine seeing this on a wall of scratched VHS boxes at your local video store? Gibbs could. The DC Expanded Universe, or whatever we’re calling it these days, has been strangely quiet since the release of Justice League. Sure, that movie wasn’t what anyone was hoping it would be, but that’s no reason the entire studio should go silent. The only DC movie coming out this year is Aquaman, which Warner Bros. has said nearly nothing about despite what buzz there is has all been positive. It’s true that the studio underwent a major creative shakeup, and its idea of what a cinematic universe for them looks like has changed. It’s still weird to go this long without any announcements or teases. We’re superhero fans. It’s not like it’s hard to get the hype machine going with us.Hopefully, that should change soon. As in “next weekend” soon. Screen Rant points out that if Warner Bros. wants to inspire Marvel levels of excitement, they need to tell us what to look forward to. And there’s no better place to do that than San Diego Comic Con. The biggest weekend in geek culture is fast approaching. Warner Bros. will have pretty much all the attention this year, as Marvel is taking the year off. With the state their cinematic universe is in right now, Marvel opted not to have a big Hall H panel. DC will have the biggest superhero movie panel at Comic Con. That’s a huge opportunity that won’t come again for years.We already know some of what they’re going to do with it. It’s going to be the start of the marketing for Aquaman, so we’ll finally get to see a trailer. Shazam! director David F. Sandberg has also confirmed he’ll make an appearance, so we’ll finally get a sense of what that movie looks like. (So far, it promises to be a lot lighter than any of the previous DCEU films. And boy, if there’s any franchise that could do with a bit of levity…) There will probably be some sort of news about Wonder Woman 1984 too, which will be cool. But if all they show off at that panel is three movies we already knew about, that would be a wasted opportunity.DC’s cinematic universe should do what it can to separate itself from Marvel’s, but if there’s any part of Marvel’s strategy Warner Bros. should steal, it’s their marketing. They should tell us what they’re doing for the next few years now. It doesn’t have to (and probably shouldn’t) build up to a big Infinity War-style event, but the panel should give us an idea of what the DCEU will look like for the next few years. What superheroes will they introduce? What movies are you actually making? When will they come out. Because from an outside perspective, it looks like DC has a ton of movie ideas, three or four actually happening, concrete release dates for two of them, and zero sense of the world they’re building now. That’s not a great place for the franchise to be.DC could correct that at Comic Con. As silent as they’ve been leading up to Comic Con, it does seem likely that they plan to do just that. It’s not hard to get the hype train rolling with superhero fans. Give us something real to be excited about, and we’ll show up for it.Cover of Birds of Prey #4 (Art by David Finch, via DC Comics)Like, for example, Birds of Prey. The movie is officially happening, according to star Margot Robbie. The actor is attached to a ton of upcoming DC movies, and with good reason. As many problems as Suicide Squad had, her Harley Quinn was easily the best part. Robbie confirmed to Flickering Myth last week that production is set to start in January 2019. The movie, like most of DC’s slate, is still without a release date, and hopefully Comic Con fixes that. The production date does give us an idea of when we can expect to see it. Knowing how long it takes to make one of these, it’s likely we’ll see Bird’s of Prey sometime in 2020.Robbie also teased some details about the upcoming movie. One is that it’ll have a much smaller budget than most DC superhero films. The reason for that is it will have an R-rating. Already, DC is willing to go places Marvel doesn’t with their main series. The only R-Rated Marvel movies to come out have both been part of Fox’s X-Men universe. And it sounds like they’re not making an R-rated superhero movie just to do it. Harley Quinn is violent and often vulgar. She’s a criminal (most of the time), and an R-rated action movie fits the tone of her character really well. Plus, with Cathy Yan directing and Christina Hodson writing, there’s every reason to think this movie will do justice to the character, no matter what the budget is.Gal Godot (Photo: Screenshot via YouTube/Warner Bros.)We’re pretty sure that Wonder Woman 1984 will be part of Warner Bros.’ Comic Con panel somehow, but we still don’t know in what capacity. The movie just started filming, so it’s way too early to show off any footage. At best, maybe there’ll be some production stills. Those are always exciting. Especially for this movie, which takes Wonder Woman to the 1980s. The photos from the set we’ve already seen have already inspired at least one designer. Empire Magazine designer Olly Gibbs put together a retro poster for the movie sure to blast anyone with a wave of nostalgia. Who wants the VHS? #WonderWoman1984 #WW84 #WonderWoman pic.twitter.com/YznQlXTW6C— Olly Gibbs (@ollyog) June 22, 2018Yeah, that’s totally something kid me would rent every weekend until my parents got sick of it and just bought the damn tape. Hopefully DC is paying attention.Laurence Fishburne (Photo via Warner Bros.)As many exciting things are happening in the DCEU, there’s one actor whose time may be over. Laurence Fishburne may be in Marvel movies now but before that, he played Perry White in Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. From the sound of things, we might not be seeing more of him in the DCEU. In an interview with CinemaBlend, Fishburne said he’s not sure there are any plans for a Perry White return.“I don’t think I’m still on call. I was unfortunately unable to go do some work on what turned out to be the Justice League movie,” he said. “I don’t know that I need to go back or if they’ll have me back or not, but I was grateful to have been a part of it. I loved working with Zack, I think he makes an incredible superhero movie. I’m just excited to be a part of [Ant-Man] now.”Fishburne does make a great addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it’s a shame to see him gone from DC. Neither Man of Steel nor BvS were my favorite superhero movies, but the casting in both were fantastic. Fishburne made a great Perry White, and it’ll be sad if we don’t get to see him anymore. You can’t really blame him for not being able to make Justice League though. The shooting and re-shooting schedule was so wild, they weren’t even able to get an un-mustachioed Henry Cavill. Here’s hoping he gets a call from Warner Bros. again, though. How can you have a Superman movie without Perry White?Who knows if we’ll see another Superman movie anytime soon, though? Again, this could all change at Comic Con. Fandango reporter Eric Davis recently spoke to Henry Cavill, who shared his thoughts about when we’ll see another Superman movie. Stay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. I asked Henry Cavill when we’ll see another Superman movie: “I can say this… it is highly likely we will see another Superman movie somewhere between 2019 and 2045.” Droppin’ those dope exclusives from Paris – just for you, DC fans! — ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) July 10, 2018Cool. So who knows if the next Superhero movie will star Cavill or even be part of the DCEU. All we know for sure is Henry Cavill wants it to happen. He’s been wanting to make Man of Steel 2 for a long time now. Hopefully for his sake, one will be announced soon. Maybe at Comic Con? 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