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Right now is a good time to be Batman. A new interpretation of the Caped Crusader will be introduced next year in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, his presence in comics and other media projects seems to grow with each year, and fans celebrated Batman Day this past weekend. Well, Batman isn’t done leaving a mark on 2015, as it’s just been revealed that fans can expect some major news regarding the Dark Knight at New York City Con.
While appearing on USA Today’s Fan Theory podcast, Michael Uslan, who has been a producer on every Batman film since 1989, revealed that there will be a big Batman announcement at NYCC in two weeks. This announcement will be made October 10 at 1:30 p.m. EST, and while Uslan didn’t elaborate on which panel this will take place, that time coincides with the Batman: The Bat Universe panel happening on the Empire Stage in the Javits Convention Center. That panel will feature many writers and artists who have worked on Batman stories, and DC Comics specifically noted that there will be “breaking Batman news.”
With Uslan’s connections to the Batman movies, it’s likely that this announcement is about something that will happen on the big screen. Considering that a lot of information has been revealed about Bruce Wayne’s role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, we doubt that anything particularly shocking will be revealed on that front, especially with the film only six months away. Instead, maybe this will be the official announcement of Warner Bros. adding more Batman films to their DC cinematic slate. During San Diego Comic Con, it was reported that Ben Affleck will direct and co-write a Batman solo movie tentatively set for 2018, and last month we heard that after seeing an early version, Warner Bros. executives were apparently so pleased with Affleck’s performance that they want the character to be featured more.
Of course, it’s possible that this news isn’t nearly as “big” as it’s being hyped, and could even be related to a different media project. Perhaps it involves more details regarding that animated Batman ’66 movie, featuring Adam West and Burt Ward back as the Dynamic Duo. Whatever this big announcement is, NYCC attendees can look forward to plenty of Batman material, including a panel about DC’s next original animated movie, Batman: Bad Blood (which costars Batwoman), and a panel celebrating the 30th anniversary of the graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns.
Feel free to leave your own ideas on what this announcement might be in the comments section, but in the meantime, moviegoers can look forward to Batman return to the big screen in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on March 25, 2016, followed by Suicide Squad on August 5.
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