the first half has come and gone, revealing some spectacular new images, including new images from , Wonder Woman 1984 and . The second part of DC Fandome .
The event, aimed at fans of DC Comics, includes panels online, cosplay, fan art and series, as well as special events for children. The dedicated DC fandom will be especially excited to look at some long-awaited DC features.
What is it?
Kinda likes Comic-Con, but only for DC. So no avengers (it’s Marvel). But if you’re a fan of DC characters like Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman and Aquaman, you want to tune in. And this fandom event should go far beyond the big names. It covers the entire DC world, from series to movies to TV shows and video games.
Unfortunately, the convention follows reports of mass redundancies at DC. About a third of the company’s editorial staff lost their jobs, according to The Hollywood Reporter, along with the majority of streaming service staffas the parent company Warner Bros. shifts its focus to the newly launched .
How do I tune in?
There are video panels and teasers online to watch, links to follow for games and shopping and more. Warning: Unlike virtual Comic-Cons, which are spread over days, the DC FanDome is only 48 hours long, allowing for two jam-packed event days. So if this is your thing, do not make other plans for August 22 and September 12.
“Just like a live event, the entire DC FanDome experience will be available for only 24 hours,” warns the FanDome FAQ list. “If you do not watch it for 24 hours, you will miss it (unless you have access to time travel).”
DC has announced that the center of the experience will be called the Hall of Heroes. The programming is an eight-hour block, which will run three times during the 24-hour timeline, so they can tune into different global time zones.
Hall of Heroes will feature programming, panels and content revealing from all over DC. There will be smaller satellite worlds, such as KidsVerse, that can be navigated to from there. Programming will be available in Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish.
Who will be there?
DC announced a long list of hosts, presenters and special guests. The list includes Aisha Tyler, Venus Williams, Will Arnett, Idris Elba, Ezra Miller, Jason Isaacs, Kaley Cuoco, Matt Reeves, Michael Rooker, Robin Wright, Viola Davis and Henry Winkler.
Here are some of our favorite moments from the show:
Matt Reeves, director of The Batman, shared a lot more about the film in a fantastic interview, he also revealed a trailer that looked pretty damn good, even though the film is only 30% shot at this point. Batman stars Robert Pattinson of Twilight Fame, with Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman. The film is not scheduled to be released until 2021, but it is alreadyabout the Gotham Police Department, with Reeves producing.
Wonder Woman: 1984
The Stars of the Wonder Woman sequel, including Gal Gadot and Chris Pine, joins director Patty Jenkins during a panel where a new look at the film along with adebuted.
The developer behind Batman: Arkham Origins unveiled its new game,, a co-op adventure with Nightwing, Robin, Batgirl and Red Hood as they protect Gotham City after Batman’s apparent death. They will meet a villainous group known as the Court of Owls and other members of Dark Knight’s rogues gallery.
The panel unveiled Barry Allen’s new suit, which was made by. Director Andy Muschietti and screenwriter Christina Hodson also confirmed that the speedster film will see Flash travel through time to change DC Multiverse.
We also received tips that this opens up the possibility of going through classic DC movies, with Danny Elfman’s Batman theme played in the background. Concept art also showed that Flash collaborated with– The Batman logo 1989 can be seen on his suit.
In a separate panel, Arrowverse CEO Greg Berlanti also said he wants to include more DC movie characters in future TV show transitions after Ezra Miller’s Flashduring last year’s crisis on infinite soils.
The suicide group
James Gunn, Suicide Squad. Idris Elba plays Bloodsport; wrestling actor John Cena plays Peacemaker; and Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson plays Blackguard.
He also shared a new teaser consisting of some movies and behind the scenes glimpses of the girl.
Earlier this month, Gunn tweeted that “I can confirm that the suicide squad is 100%, zero interference, nothing holds-barred ME, and, again, I can not wait for you to get a glimpse of it on the DC FanDome. FanDome pimps a lot, but that’s because I know how exciting it will be – for my movie and other things too!) “
The suicide group, about a crew of DC villains, is supposed to come out in 2021. Gunn wrote and directed the first twomovies for Marvel, but signed on for The Suicide Squad after . Producer Peter Safran has said that the suicide group is to the original film 2016 , although it contains many recurring characters played by the same actor. The similarities between the titles are confusing, but the other film uses “The” in its title.
An adaptation ofwas announced for Netflix last year and the creator teased further details during a Saturday panel. Gaiman confirmed the work of Sandman for Netflix is still ongoing and it will be “a little looser, but still faithful” to the books. Gaiman said the pandemic has enabled more work on the script, along with further adaptation of the story to suit a different time period.
“What we do with Netflix is to say, ‘OK, it’s still going to start in 1916, but what’s happening in Sandman 1 – what the story begins – is not 1988, it’s now,” Gaiman said. More information about the Netflix adaptation can be found on our sister site GameSpot.
The DC moviecame out in 2017, but the original director Zack Snyder interrupted during the editing when his daughter died. Some fans were disappointed with the finished film taken over by Joss Whedon, and climbed to see what Snyder would have put together if he had had free rein. Snyder Cut is the movie that will be coming soon and the teaser trailer for the DC FanDome , which will run for four hours.
Dwayne Johnson teased his long-in-development Black Adam film and revealed that in addition to Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, we will see the Justice Society of America (JSA) debut in the film. Although no casting has been revealed, characters coming to the film will include Hawkman, Cyclone and Dr. Fate. More information is available on our sister site GameSpot.
Titans, the highlight series for the streaming service DC Universe, had its third season teased during the DC FanDome – and this time it goes directly to Gotham City, reports GameSpot. Titan’s third season will see Jason Todd (Curran Walters) become Red Hood after leaving his Robin identity behind. The show will also feature Barbara Gordon, former Batgirl turned Gotham City Police Department commissioner, as well as Dr. Jonathan Crane, aka Scarecrow. Casting for these two later characters was not announced.
Flash season 7
The Flash TV series is among the many whose previous season was shortened by the coronavirus pandemic, but a look into the seventh season of the Arrowverse show debuted on Saturday. The teaser picks up from season 6 and leaves Iris West (Candice Patton) inside a mirror universe and faces the choice between surviving or getting angry. More information can be found on our sister guide’s TV guide, including Patton who discusses how, when you stand up for other people, being labeled “difficult” is good – if it means sticking to what’s right.
The Aquaman panel gave only a tantrum to expect for the eventual Aquaman sequel, with director James Wan noting that the film will be “a little more serious, a little more relevant to the world we live in today.” The film is currently scheduled for a release date of 2022.
Shazam’s FanDome panel unveiled the title on November 4, 2022 of the sequel: Shazam: Fury of the Gods. The panel also included an enhanced look of Sinbad, and it’s hard to see if he’s really part of the film or was just there to pump up the panorama’s humor. Check out GameSpot’s coverage for more information.
The Suicide Squad video game
Want to know more about The Suicide Squad? Rocksteady Studios used DC FanDome forfor . The British gaming company created the popular Batman: Arkham video game series. Will Arnett host the revelation.
What’s up with the September event?
On September 12, DC will offer a second virtual event starting at 10:00. It will be called DC Fandome: Explore the Multiverse, and instead of just a rolling schedule of panels, fans can choose their own schedule from the on-demand selection of panels.
How to stay informed
With the schedule now out, we have much more information than before, but we will continue to update this story when news is released. You can sign up for the official DC FanDome website to email about the event and follow DC Comics’ Twitter account or click on the Twitter hashtag #DCFandome for updates.
CNET’s Mike Sorrentino contributed to this report.
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