Possibly No Major Batman Announcement Coming At NYCC
Possible bad news, Bat-fans.
While Batman Vs. Superman is confirmed to have a presence on the floor of the New York Comic-Con with a LexCorp booth, the speculated "major announcement" teased by producer Michael Uslan from a few days ago may not actually be Batman-related.
Michael Uslan, who has been a producer on every Batman movie, told USA Today last Friday that a major announcement is coming at the NYCC on Saturday at 1:45pm.
As DC is holding a Batman panel around the same time, many online (us included) speculated the announcement to possibly be related to the rumored Ben Affleck solo Batman movie.
However, now it's learned Michael Uslan is actually a part of a THUNDER Agents panel that takes place Saturday at 1:45pm.
Here is the official info sent out by WB regarding THUNDER Agents:
1:45PM to 2:45PM – T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents panel
Michael Uslan, producer
David Uslan, producer
Olav Kjørven, Director of Public Partnerships, UNICEF
Maher Nasser, Director of the Outreach Division, United Nations
Sean Southey, CEO, PCI Media Impact
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTSCELEBRATES 50th ANNIVERSARY
WITH SPECIAL OCT. 10 PANEL AT NEW YORK COMIC CON
Exciting Announcements from Batman Executive Producer Michael Uslan,
Huayi Brothers Media Corporation, CEA Group, IDW, UNICEF and
United Nations Spotlight Saturday, October 10 Panel in Javits Center
NEW YORK, NY – October 5, 2015 – T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, the landmark comic featuring the first truly international super hero group, celebrates its 50th Anniversary with a series of special announcements and groundbreaking news from respected Batman franchise Executive Producer Michael Uslan, Huayi Brothers Media Corporation, CEA Group, IDW, UNICEF and the United Nations during a Saturday, October 10 panel at New York Comic Con.
After 50 years of protecting the globe, The Higher United Nations Defense Enforcement Reserves (aka T.H.U.N.D.E.R.) Agents still stands as the first and only truly international comic book super hero group set up to work for the United Nations. Brought to life in 1965 by comic book legend Wally Wood, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agentshas been blessed throughout its first half-century with some of the finest artists in the industry, including Steve Ditko, Gil Kane, Mike Sekowsky and Dave Cockrum. T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents’message of global peace, teamwork and unity has even greater significance in today’s international climate.
Panelists for the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents celebration – which will be held in Room 1A24 of the Javits Center from 1:45-2:45pm – include Michael Uslan and fellow producer David Uslan; Olav Kjørven, Director of Public Partnerships, UNICEF; Maher Nasser, Director of the Outreach Division, United Nations; Sean Southey, CEO, PCI Media Impact; IDW President Greg Goldstein; renowned comic artist Bob Layton; screenwriters Ben Lustig & Jake Thornton; and surprise appearances by notable luminaries from the realms of comics and world relations.
The panel will spotlight the history of T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, and some exciting special announcements regarding the ever-expanding future of the franchise. In addition, the panelists will unveil new details of the benevolent United Nations/UNICEF initiative, “Comics Uniting Nations,” a partnership with non-profit organization Reading With Pictures to develop comics that illustrate the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, and includes IDW Publishing’s participation throughout the world.
All fans attending the panel will receive exclusive T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents gifts.