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Af­ter Bat­man V Su­per­man: Dawn Of Jus­tice man­aged to dis­ap­point a fright­en­ingly large pro­por­tion of the peo­ple who saw it, DC had a fair bit of catch­ing up to do as it un­veiled the next en­tries from its own cin­e­matic uni­verse.

It was prob­a­bly a good thing, then, that they brought Won­der Woman along, see­ing as Diana Prince was un­doubt­edly one of the best things about BvS. The trailer – very much a pe­riod World War I af­fair – looked a treat, and sug­gested that the first movie head­lined by a fe­male su­per­hero since 2004’s Elek­tra is go­ing to be well worth the wait. Slightly bit­ter­sweet, how­ever, is the news that Won­der Woman’s pre­ferred mode of trans­port will not be mak­ing an ap­pear­ance: “The in­vis­i­ble jet is not in this movie, but it might be in the fu­ture,” con­firmed di­rec­tor Patty Jenk­ins.

Jus­tice League di­rec­tor Zack Sny­der, who rarely misses an op­por­tu­nity to take to the Hall H stage (who knows, he may even hang around there when Comic-Con’s not on), also un­veiled a teaser from his new movie. The good news is, it’s got more hu­mour in its brief run­ning time than BvS man­aged in two and a half hours. A great iconic pic­ture of the Jus­tice League has been re­leased too – even if that’s a pretty big spoiler that Henry Cavill’s Su­per­man’s back from the dead. Like we hadn’t guessed.

In news for the “didn’t we know that al­ready?” col­umn, Ben Af­fleck was of­fi­cially con­firmed as the star and di­rec­tor of a stan­dalone Bat­man film. “It’s re­ally in­spir­ing,” said Bat­fleck. “It’s like tak­ing on a great play. It’s been rein­vented so many times, it’s ter­ri­fy­ing but it’s ex­cit­ing.”

And Aquaman di­rec­tor James Wan hinted at his vi­sion for the wettest of su­per­hero movies. “Fuck­ing Aquaman! What can I say?” The

Con­jur­ing di­rec­tor said. “Aquaman’s such an amaz­ing char­ac­ter. I love the fact that he’s never re­ally been por­trayed in the fea­ture movie world be­fore... and the op­por­tu­nity to ex­plore this uni­verse, you know, bring a bit of my hor­ror el­e­ment into this. The deep sea is a scary world. And then also ex­plore the won­drous world of At­lantis.”

In the Mar­vel v DC bat­tle, we’d say hon­ours were just about even. (See Mar­vel’s of­fer­ing over the page...)

Diana Prince will make World War I a bet­ter place.

Sny­der, Af­fleck and Gadot smiled more than in BvS.

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