News Warner Bros. will skip Hall H at Comic-Con International in San Diego to instead focus on promoting It: Chapter Two at ScareDiego prompted some questions about the future of the DC Extended Universe. However, Warner Bros. chairman Toby Emmerich seems confident in the cinematic universe going forward.
According to Deadline, Emmerich spoke at the Produced By Conference. The chairman explained Warner Bros. relying on its filmmakers' visions in creating future DC films would help revive the franchise, saying, "Great directors are the lifeblood of a studio, but they need great producers." He then hinted Warner Bros. would bring its DC films back for San Diego Comic-Con 2020, which suggests the studio will have something to announce or reveal by then. The reason for sitting out this year's Hall H appears to be that the studio just isn't ready at this time to "pop material" on its upcoming movies, which include Joker, Birds of Prey and Wonder Woman 1984.
Warner Bros. has been retooling the DCEU since the failure of 2017's Justice League, which may have lost the studio between $50 and $100 million. It's unclear just what the future of the DCEU looks like, but Warner Bros. plans to downplay the shared cinematic universe elements of the DCEU following the success of Aquaman.
Comic-Con International in San Diego runs Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21. Hall H is where many major announcements about the future of the various cinematic universes are made. Although the studio won't have a Hall H presentation, DC Comics and Warner Bros. will team up for a "super-sized" space at the event.