DC FanDome Saturday: Prepare for Harley Quinn, Black Lightning, the Batmobile


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DC FanDome introduced us a teaser for director Zack Snyder’s much-buzzed-about Snyder Reduce of the 2017 movie Justice League.


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DC FanDome had its first day on Aug. 22, revealing some spectacular new footage, together with from The Batman, Marvel Lady 1984 and The Justice League Snyder Reduce. However now it is time for the second a part of the occasion, on Sept. 12, and there is a new trailer, launched Sept. 4, hyping up the day.

The occasion, aimed toward followers of DC Comics, options on-line panels, cosplay, fan artwork and comics, in addition to particular occasions for teenagers. The primary day featured panels at set instances — they repeated, however should you missed the scheduled instances, you missed the panels. Now, the second a part of the occasion, DC FanDome: Discover the Multiverse, guarantees followers 100+ hours of programming, all on demand, so followers can set their very own schedules. Nevertheless it’s nonetheless only a 24-hour occasion, so tune in from 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET) on Saturday, Sept. 12 till that very same time on Sunday, Sept. 13.

What’s DC FanDome?

Kinda like Comedian-Con, however just for DC. So no Avengers. (That is Marvel.) However should you’re a fan of DC characters similar to Marvel Lady, Superman, Batman and Aquaman, you will need to tune in. And this fandom occasion ought to go nicely past the large names. The Aug. 22 occasion lined the entire DC world, from comedian books to motion pictures to TV exhibits and video video games, and the Sept. 12 occasion will floor new content material alongside the identical traces.

Sadly, the conference follows experiences of mass layoffs at DC. Roughly a 3rd of the corporate’s editorial workers misplaced their jobs, in response to The Hollywood Reporter, together with the vast majority of the workers of streaming service DC Universe as mum or dad firm Warner Bros. shifts its focus to the not too long ago launched HBO Max.

What’s approaching Saturday, Sept. 12?

The Sept. 12 occasion is split into 5 new areas. Head to the DC FanDome web site to learn by means of the total checklist.

WatchVerse might be going to be the preferred space of the second day. 4 completely different digital theaters permit followers to look at contemporary panels that weren’t seen on the primary day, in addition to longer variations of The Flash and Titans panels from the Aug. 22 occasion. Highlights embrace: 

  • An uncensored Q&A with the animated model of Harley Quinn.
  • supervillains panel with actors who’ve performed baddies from all around the multiverse.
  • A sneak peek on the second season of Batwoman, which airs on The CW.
  • A panel the place the celebs of The CW’s Black Lightning pay homage to the 1990s.
  • A panel the place the celebs and producers of Doom Patrol focus on their present.

InsiderVerse will enchantment to those that need to know what is going on on behind the digicam and behind the scenes, and can embrace information in regards to the new Batmobile, artists discussing how they broke into the comics world, and quite a few panels in regards to the costumes worn by superheroes.

YouVerse celebrates DC’s followers, and consists of cosplay, fan artwork, and even pets in costume.

FunVerse dives into the world of video games and actions, together with theme-park journey data, trivia, and an escape-room recreation from The Joker.

KidsVerse is aimed toward DC’s youngest followers. It consists of crafts, karaoke and Lego actions.

August occasion highlights

Listed below are highlights from the Aug. 22 occasion:

The Batman

Matt Reeves, director of The Batman, shared far more in regards to the film in a implausible interview, and additionally revealed a trailer that seemed fairly rattling good, regardless of the actual fact the film is barely 30% shot at this level. The Batman stars Robert Pattinson of Twilight fame, with Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman. 

Whereas the movie is not scheduled for launch till Oct. 1, 2021, it is already acquired a derivative present in regards to the Gotham police division, with Reeves producing.

Marvel Lady: 1984

Stars of the Marvel Lady sequel, together with Gal Gadot and Chris Pine, joined director Patty Jenkins to speak in regards to the film and current us with a delightfully ’80s new trailer.

This one is due out across the holidays.

Justice League: The Snyder Reduce

The DC movie Justice League got here out in 2017, however authentic director Zack Snyder stepped down throughout modifying when his daughter died. Some followers had been disillusioned within the completed movie that was taken over by Joss Whedon, and clamored to see what Snyder would’ve put collectively if he’d had free rein. 

The Snyder Reduce is that movie, coming quickly to HBO Max — and the teaser trailer for DC FanDome gave a glimpse of that long-awaited model, which can run in 4 hourlong elements. It is out someday in 2021, and Snyder promised followers outdoors the US that they are engaged on a technique to launch it globally.

Gotham Knights

The developer behind Batman: Arkham Origins revealed its new recreation, Gotham Knights, a co-op journey starring Nightwing, Robin, Batgirl and Crimson Hood as they defend town following the obvious demise of Batman. They will face off in opposition to a villainous group often called the Courtroom of Owls and different members of the Darkish Knight’s rogues gallery.

It is not set in the identical universe because the Arkham video games, and is due out someday in 2021.

The Flash

The panel revealed Barry Allen’s new costume, which was made by Batman. Director Andy Muschietti and screenwriter Christina Hodson (who penned Birds of Prey and Bumblebee) additionally confirmed that the speedster’s film will see Flash touring by means of time to alter the DC Multiverse. It is due out someday in 2022.

We additionally acquired hints that this opens up the potential of revisiting basic DC motion pictures, with Danny Elfman’s Batman Theme taking part in within the background. Idea artwork additionally confirmed the Flash teaming up with Michael Keaton’s model of the Darkish Knight — the 1989 Batman brand will be seen on his costume.

In a separate panel, Arrowverse boss Greg Berlanti additionally mentioned he desires to incorporate extra DC movie characters in future TV present crossovers after Ezra Miller’s Flash met Grant Gustin’s model of the character in final yr’s Disaster on Infinite Earths occasion.

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Idea artwork for The Flash seems to indicate him teaming up with Michael Keaton’s Batman.


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The Suicide Squad 

James Gunn revealed each character in his upcoming film, The Suicide Squad. Idris Elba is taking part in Bloodsport; wrestler-actor John Cena is taking part in Peacemaker; and Saturday Night time Reside star Pete Davidson is taking part in Blackguard. 

He additionally shared a brand new teaser consisting of some film footage and behind-the-scenes glimpses of the flick.

The Suicide Squad, a couple of crew of DC villains, is meant to come back out Aug. 6, 2021. 

Gunn wrote and directed the primary two Guardians of the Galaxy movies for Marvel, however signed on for The Suicide Squad after Marvel briefly fired him for off-color tweets. Producer Peter Safran has mentioned The Suicide Squad is not a direct sequel to the unique 2016 movie Suicide Squad, although it options quite a few returning characters performed by the identical actors. The similarity of the titles is complicated, however the second film makes use of “The” in its title.

Suicide Squad online game from Rocksteady

Need extra about Process Drive X motion? Rocksteady Studios, the British recreation firm that created the favored Batman: Arkham online game collection, used DC FanDome to launch a debut trailer for the new Suicide Squad online game

You’ll play co-op with as much as 4 gamers when this hits PS5, Xbox Sequence X and PC in 2022.

Black Adam

Dwayne Johnson teased his long-in-development Black Adam movie, revealing that, along with Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, we’ll see the debut of the Justice Society of America (JSA) within the film. Although no casting has been revealed, characters coming to the movie will embrace Hawkman, Cyclone and Dr. Destiny. Extra particulars will be discovered on our sister web site GameSpot.

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Black Adam could not have a launch date, however the film’s brand was revealed throughout FanDome.


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Aquaman

The Aquaman panel solely supplied a tease of what to anticipate for the eventual Aquaman sequel, with director James Wan noting the film shall be “a bit of bit extra severe, a bit of bit extra related to the world that we’re residing in right this moment.” The film is at present scheduled for a 2022 launch date.

Shazam 2

Shazam‘s FanDome panel revealed the title of the Nov. 4, 2022, sequel: Shazam: Fury of the Gods. The panel additionally included an prolonged look by Sinbad, and it is laborious to inform if he is truly a part of the film or was simply there to pump up the panel’s humor. Take a look at GameSpot’s protection for extra particulars.

Sandman

An adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman was introduced for Netflix final yr, and the creator teased extra particulars throughout a Saturday panel. Gaiman confirmed work on Sandman for Netflix remains to be persevering with and it will likely be “barely looser, however nonetheless trustworthy” to the books. Gaiman mentioned the pandemic has allowed for extra work on the scripts, together with additional tailoring of the story to suit a special time interval.

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The Netflix model of Sandman is about within the current, slightly than within the ’80s and ’90s of the unique comics.


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“What we’re doing with Netflix is saying, ‘OK, It is nonetheless going to start out in 1916, however the factor that occurs in Sandman No. 1 — the purpose the story begins — isn’t 1988, it is now,'” Gaiman mentioned. Extra particulars in regards to the Netflix adaptation will be discovered on our sister web site GameSpot.

In the event you want a Sandman repair within the meantime, it was not too long ago tailored for Amazon’s Audible and had an unbelievable forged.

Titans season 3

Titans, the marquee collection of the DC Universe streaming service, had its third season teased throughout DC FanDome — and this time it is going straight to Gotham Metropolis, experiences GameSpot. Titans’ third season will see Jason Todd (Curran Walters) turn out to be Crimson Hood after leaving the Robin id behind. 

The present can even make means for Barbara Gordon, former Batgirl turned Gotham Metropolis Police Division commissioner, in addition to Dr. Jonathan Crane, aka Scarecrow. Casting for these latter two characters wasn’t introduced.

The third season’s launch date is unclear, nevertheless it’ll be out there on HBO Max. 

The Flash season 7

The Flash TV collection is among the many many whose earlier season was shortened by the coronavirus pandemic, however a peek into the seventh season of the Arrowverse present made its debut Saturday. The teaser picks up from season 6, leaving Iris West (Candice Patton) within a mirror universe and confronted with a selection between surviving or going mad. 

Extra data will be discovered on our sister web site TV Information, together with Patton discussing how, whenever you’re standing up for different folks, being labeled “tough” is okay — if which means sticking up for what’s proper.

The present is at present scheduled to return in January 2021.

CNET’s Mike Sorrentino contributed to this report.


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