DC is slowly doling out clues about its upcoming streaming service, and will continue that strategy — quite literally — at San Diego Comic-Con next week. The comic book/entertainment company is planning an interactive fan experience at the convention that will give attendees the opportunity to "discover hidden clues" about DC Universe (as the service will be called) and its original programming, including the live-action Titans series (based on the Teen Titans super team).
DC Universe is scheduled to launch this fall (after a beta test in August) with Titans as its first original series, followed in 2019 by Doom Patrol (a Titans spinoff); a reboot of the animated Young Justice series (pictured above); a Harley Quinn cartoon; and a horror-themed live-action drama featuring Swamp Thing. All of those shows will be featured in the DC Universe Experience, which will be open to the public during Comic-Con, from Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 22.
Among the exhibits will be a recreation of the Titans loft of Dick Grayson/Robin (played by Brenton Thwaites, below) with clues about his whereabouts, the lab of Doom Patrol's Dr. Niles Caulder, Young Justice: Outsiders' watchtower headquarters, Harley Quinn's so-called "Chaos Room" and the Louisiana swamps at the center of Swamp Thing. Though it doesn't appear to be directly connected to a new series, there will be a Batman-themed sewer installation based on the popular Court of Owls comic book storyline. Of the service's originals, only Young Justice: Outsiders is scheduled to have its own SDCC panel (on Friday, July 20), so this may be the only chance we'll get for substantial intel on the other shows.
The activation, which will be staged across from the convention center at the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter Hotel (401 K Street), will also allow fans to preview the DC Universe service itself. It's likely that a specific launch date (and perhaps pricing information) will be announced in San Diego.
The subscription service will be bolstered by a deep archive of DC-themed movies, TV shows and cartoons, including Christopher Reeve's Superman movies, the 1970s Wonder Woman series, and Batman: The Animated Series (with the first two seasons being remastered in HD). There will also be a selection of thousands of digital comic books.
Fans can pre-register for the DC Universe Experience at dcuniverseexperience.com, but that doesn't guarantee admission. (What, you were expecting something at Comic-Con to be simple?!) Entrance will be on a first-come, first-served basis Thursday through Saturday from 9:30am to 7:00pm (with the line closing at 6:00pm), and on Sunday from 9:30am to 5:00pm (with the line closing at 4:00pm).