DC has a lot of superhero movies coming, but there’s a major one that’s missing

The gang's all here! Wait, no, there's something missing…
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Marvel might have gotten a head start on building their cinematic universe but DC is planning to catch up faster than a speeding bullet.

At Warner Bros. Pictures’ Comic-Con panel on Saturday, the studio debuted a sizzle reel teasing nine upcoming DC films:

Aquaman

Shazam!

Suicide Squad 2

The Batman

Justice League Dark

Batgirl

Green Lantern Corps

The Flash: Flashpoint

Wonder Woman II

Most films had been previously announced, or known to exist but not yet made fully official (Wonder Woman II). Perhaps the biggest news here was one glaring omission: Gotham City Sirens, the Suicide Squad spinoff that is centered around Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn and Batman’s other female villains, Catwoman and Poison Ivy. Comic-Con would’ve presented a good opportunity to hype up the femme fatale team-up, so its absence could signal that the project has been backburnered.

Another Gotham-set spinoff that’s rumored to be in the works is Nightwing, centered around Batman’s protege, Dick Grayson aka the first Robin. Dick eventually graduated from the underoos to become a kickass hero in his own right, and leader of the Teen Titans and the Outsiders. In the comics, he has also moonlighted as the Dark Knight himself when Bruce Wayne is indisposed or presumed dead, which happens fairly often. No mention of that movie at Comic-Con either.

Rumor has it that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will anchor a Black Adam standalone film separate from Shazam! which focuses on the villainous Adam’s superheroic nemesis, Captain Marvel but that project was also absent from the lineup shown in the DC sizzle reel. Maybe Warner plans to combine the two after all?

There was also no update on the planned Cyborg standalone film, despite Ray Fisher’s involvement in Justice League.

Also AWOL: Any mention of Henry Cavill’s Superman probably because we’re all still pretending like he’s not going to be back in Justice League. You’re sure fooling us, WB!

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