DC FanDome, the (now) two-part virtual convention, had its Hall of Heroes event take place Saturday, August 22nd with. Completely free to fans worldwide, DC FanDome: Hall of Heroes was chock full of major announcements, big name panels, and teasers galore. It was comparable to the type of fanfare and big announcements we have come to expect from DC Comics at San Diego Comic Con.
Due to the size and response to DC’s event, a second part was announced entitled DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse. The 24-hour, on-demand experience will be similar to this weekend’s streaming and will include DC Kids FanDome, a kids-friendly site and programming. DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse arrives on Saturday September 12th.
But as for this weekend’s reveals, here’s a look at the teasers and trailers of DC films and games we can look forward to between now and 2022.
Wonder Woman 1984
One of the highly-anticipated sequels from the DCEU is Wonder Woman 1984. Director Patty Jenkins helms the new film starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, and Kristen Wiig in a visually beautiful flick. As great as the trailer is overall, the standout is the reveal Wiig’s Cheetah in battle with Diana Prince. And oh yeah, Wonder Woman uses her lasso of truth to swing from lightning bolts and sail across the skies. Yeah, it’s that good!
Wonder Woman 1984 is scheduled to be released in October 2nd, 2020.
Though still in production, we got our first tease of The Batman. Robert Pattinson dons the cowl in Bruce Wayne’s second year fighting crime in Gotham. Given the number of Bat films which have been produced over the decades, director Matt Reeves ditched the origin story and put the Dark Knight early on in his . Expect this mystery/detective story to feature Wayne in a deeply personal journey still working towards becoming the hero Gotham needs.
The Batman is scheduled to be released in October 2021.
The Suicide Squad
James Gunn is going big-time with the new Suicide Squad film. Things have been pretty hush (for the most part) regarding The Suicide Squad‘s progress. We’ve also known much of the cast appearing, but many of them have had their roles (characters) a secret. That is until now…
Gunn revealed the full list of characters we can expect to see in this action-packed take on the comic books. And what an impressive list it is!
Viola Davis – Amanda Waller
Joel Kinnaman – Colonel Rick Flag
Michael Rooker – Savant
Flula Borg – Javelin
Margot Robbie – Harley Quinn
David Dastmalchian – Polka-Dot Man
Daniela Melchior – Ratcatcher 2
Idris Alba – Bloodsport
Mayling Ng – Mongal
Peter Capaldi – The Thinker
Alice Braga – Sol Soria
Pete Davidson – Blackguard
Nathan Fillion – T.D.K.
Sean Gunn – Weasel
Jai Courtney – Captain Boomerang
John Cena – Peacemaker
Steve Agee – King Shark
Juan Diego Botto – General Silvio Luna
A roll call video was shown giving fans a fantastic look at many of the new characters coming to the big screen.
The hits keep coming! Also revealed at DC FanDome was an Exclusive Sneak Peek! Are you getting hyped for this? We are!
The Suicide Squad is scheduled to be released on August 6, 2021.
The Snyder Cut of Justice League
Ever since it was announced that Zack Snyder’s initial vision for Justice League was going to see the light of day, fans have been waiting with bated breath for what is expected to outshine what Joss Whedon threw together. And DC FanDome was the perfect venue to whet their appetite for DC Comics’ iconic superhero team.
One of the announcements at FanDome was that The Snyder Cut would be released in four parts, each an hour in length. After all four parts have been released, a full, complete four-hour experience will debut.
The second biggie, and the one for which fans have been clamoring, is a teaser of Snyder’s vision. It featured many never-before-seen shots and provided our first look at Darkseid.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League is scheduled
to be released early to mid-2021 on HBO Max.
Though we are still a ways off, and shooting hasn’t even begun, Black Adam is still on the radar of comic book fans and moviegoers alike. The Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson-led film put together a motion comic promotional tease (drawn by Jim Lee and BossLogic) to give insight to the character, his origin, and tone of the movie. Narrated by Johnson, this teaser will give you all kinds of “the feels.”
Black Adam is scheduled for release in December 2021.
Warner Bros. Games Montreal had one of two big announcements as it pertained to gaming with DC characters. At FanDome, the gaming studios revealed a trailer for their upcoming release of Gotham Knights. The game, which features Nightwing, Batgirl, Red Hood, and Robin, sees Batman deceased and the rest of the Bat family taking his place in Gotham. Gotham Knights will feature some terrific villains, including Mr. Freeze and The Court of Owls!
WB Games Montreal also released was a walkthrough of the game that looks sick!
Gotham Knights is set to be released in 2021 for
MS Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, & Xbox Series X.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
The second news in gaming was from developer Rocksteady Studios, the creators of the Batman: Arkham titles. In addition to a live panel, the four-player co-op Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League game (which is considered a continuation of the Arkham games) had its trailer reveal and it set the internet abuzz. Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, King Shark, and Deadshot are all aiming for the DC Comics superheroes.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is slated for a 2022 release.
Though DC FanDome: Hall of Heroes is finished revealing trailers, making special announcements, and hosting live panels, the event is far from over!
Set your calendars for DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse, which will take place Saturday, September 12, at 10:00 am PDT, with 100+ hours of content accessible on demand for 24 hours.
DC Kids FanDome will also launch on Saturday, September 12, at 10:00 am PDT, with its own kid-friendly companion site at DCKidsFanDome.com, accessible on demand for 24 hours.
Publisher – DC Comics