The Warner Bros. Pictures 2016 CinemaCon presentation teased the future of the DC Universe
DC Comics film stars Ben Affleck and Amy Adams took the stage today at CinemaCon 2016 to launch Warner Bros. Pictures’ look ahead at what the studio has coming in the rest of 2016 and beyond. Beginning the presentation with the future of the big screen DC Universe, a sizzle reel was shown that teased previously-announced films like next year’s Wonder Woman and Justice League. A few quick shots from Wonder Woman were brand new, including a flash of Gal Gadot’s Amazonian princess deflecting bullets with her bracelets and a few shots of Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor. The reel ended with a message from Zack Snyder on the Justice League set, surrounded by Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher and, interestingly enough, Henry Cavill. None were in costume, however.
“This is a movie that you really need to prepare for,” said director David Ayer, who then took the stage to introduce his full Suicide Squad cast. “You really need to prepare for an event.”
Although footage from the August 5th release was showcased, it was primarily a meld of both trailers as well as last year’s San Diego Comic-Con reel. We did catch up with most of the Suicide Squad cast backstage, however, so check back soon for exclusive interviews with Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto and more!
The Warner Bros. presentation then veered into animated territory with Phil Lord and Chris Miller coming out to explain the Warner Animation Group (WAG), a new creative collective of talent working together to bring about the best animated features possible. The WAG segment of the Warner Bros. presentation concluded with a very funny look at The LEGO Batman Movie, introduced by Lord and Miller and star Will Arnett. According to Lord and Miller, the film asks the question, “Can Batman be happy?” In the scene showcased, Alfred comes to Batman in Wayne Manor and tells him that he really needs to take more responsibility and raise his son.
“I literally have no idea what you’re talking about,” says Batman.
“The young boy that you adopted at the gala,” Alfred responds.
“I adopted a kid at the gala?!” says Batman. “I thought I was being sarcastic!”
The kid, voiced by Michael Cera, has thick glasses and we see him, incredibly excited, discovering the Batcave and Batman himself.
“Wait, does Batman live in Bruce Wayne’s basement?” he asks.
“No,” snarls Batman. “Bruce Wayne lives in Batman’s attic!”
The kid begins looking through Batman’s collection of costumes (which, in LEGO form, are basically alternate bodies on an automated rack) with quite a few designs poking fun at some of the more bizarre Batman toy variations over the years. The kid finally stops at a costume labeled “Reggae Man,” which Batman claims was for an important case. Excited, the kid puts it on and then says that he loves it, except for the confining pants, which he rips right off, revealing green underwear beneath and that Reggae Man is basically the classic Robin costume.
You can read about the other films that Warner Bros presented at ComingSoon.net!