DC FanDome: See The Batman, Surprise Girl 1984, Justice League Snyder Minimize and extra reveals


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

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DC FanDome’sfirst half has come and gone, and revealed some spectacular new footage, together with from The Batman, Surprise Girl 1984 and The Justice League Snyder Minimize. The second a part of DC Fandome follows on Sept. 12

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 devoted DC fandom shall be particularly excited for seems at some long-awaited DC properties.

What’s it?

Kinda like Comedian-Con, however just for DC. So no Avengers (that is Marvel). However for those who’re a fan of DC characters equivalent to Surprise Girl, Superman, Batman and Aquaman, you will need to tune in. And this fandom occasion ought to go properly past the large names. The Aug. 22 occasion coated the entire DC world, from comedian books to motion pictures to TV exhibits and video video games, and a second occasion of Sept. 12 will do one thing comparable.

Sadly, the conference follows experiences of mass layoffs at DC. Roughly one-third of the corporate’s editorial employees misplaced their jobs, based on The Hollywood Reporter, together with nearly all of the employees of streaming service DC Universe as guardian firm Warner Bros. shifts its focus to the not too long ago launched HBO Max.


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 very fact the film is just 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 2021, it is already acquired a derivative present in regards to the Gotham police division, with Reeves producing.

Surprise Girl: 1984

Stars of the Surprise Girl sequel, together with Gal Gadot and Chris Pine, joined director Patty Jenkins to speak in regards to the film and current us with the brand new Surprise Girl 1984 trailer.

Justice League: The Snyder Minimize

The DC movie Justice League got here out in 2017, however unique director Zack Snyder stepped down throughout modifying when his daughter died. Some followers have been disenchanted 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 Minimize 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 hour-long elements. 

Gotham Knights

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

The Flash

The panel revealed Barry Allen’s new costume, which was made by Batman. Director Andy Muschietti and screenwriter Christina Hodson additionally confirmed that the speedster’s film will see Flash touring by time to vary the DC Multiverse.

We additionally acquired hints that this opens up the opportunity of revisiting traditional 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 might be seen on his costume.

In a separate panel, Arrowverse boss Greg Berlanti additionally stated he needs 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 12 months’s Disaster on Infinite Earths occasion.


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 Evening 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 stated 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 Activity Pressure X motion? Rocksteady Studios, the British sport firm created the favored Batman: Arkham online game sequence, used DC FanDome to launch a debut trailer for the new Suicide Squad online game. You can 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 might be discovered on our sister website GameSpot.


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

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The Aquaman panel solely offered a tease of what to anticipate for the eventual Aquaman sequel, with director James Wan noting the film shall be “a little bit bit extra critical, a little bit 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 really a part of the film or was simply there to pump up the panel’s humor. Try GameSpot’s protection for extra particulars.


An adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman was introduced for Netflix final 12 months, and the creator teased further particulars throughout a Saturday panel. Gaiman confirmed work on Sandman for Netflix continues to be persevering with and it will likely be “barely looser, however nonetheless devoted” to the books. Gaiman stated the pandemic has allowed for extra work on the scripts, together with additional tailoring of the story to suit a distinct time interval.


The Netflix model of Sandman is ready now, reasonably than 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 — just isn’t 1988, it is now,'” Gaiman stated. Extra particulars in regards to the Netflix adaptation might be discovered on our sister website GameSpot.

In case 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, the marquee sequence 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) change into Crimson Hood after leaving the Robin identification behind. 

The present may even make approach 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 Flash season 7

The Flash TV sequence 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 alternative between surviving or going mad. 

Extra data might be discovered on our sister website TV Information, together with Patton discussing how, if you’re standing up for different individuals, being labeled “tough” is ok — if which means sticking up for what’s proper.

What’s with the September occasion?

On Sept. 12, DC will provide a second digital occasion beginning at 10 a.m. PT. It will be referred to as DC Fandome: Discover the Multiverse, and as an alternative of only a rolling schedule of panels, followers can select their very own schedule from the on-demand collection of panels.

CNET’s Mike Sorrentino contributed to this report.

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