Highlights And Biggest Announcements At The DC Fandome Hall of Heroes
Really? You missed the whole thing? Don’t worry, we got you covered.
Comic-cons may have been cancelled this year but DC recreated the thrill of fan conventions at the comfort of our homes through its recently concluded DC Fandome: Hall of Heroes.
In lieu of the famous Hall H, DC decided to host a virtual convention of all things DC. Filled with biggest announcements, never-before-seen trailers and exciting panels—with surprise guests too! And best of all, it’s free for all.
We may not be able to recap the entire 8-hours, so here are the major highlights:
Wonder Woman: 1984
Lead stars of the upcoming sequel joined director Patty Jenkins and talked about the latest film. Set in the 1980s—the era of retro fashion—we saw Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman (wearing the golden armor!) in action against Kristen Wiig’s The Cheetah.
And yes, Chris Pine is back. No, he’s not a ghost.
Wait, did we mention that the original Amazon princess Lynda Carter made a surprise appearance during the Wonder Woman panel?
The Suicide Squad full cast
We may not be able to get a new trailer, but director James Gunn revealed its full cast. Notably, Idris Elba as Bloodsport, John Cena as Peacemaker, and Pete Davidson as Blackguard. Watch the DC Fandome exclusive sneak peek on the set of this, and we quote Idris, “big, massive, graphic novel brought to life”
First Look at Black Adam
Another big announcement is the reveal of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as the antihero Black Adam. A series of animated clips were shown created by DC Comics Jim Lee and artist BossLogic. No release date yet but the logo of the new film was revealed. Dwayne was also present at the panel (virtual, of course!) to answer questions from the fans.
You’ve waited long enough. As have I, thousands of years to be exact.— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) August 22, 2020
The hierarchy of power in the DC UNIVERSE is about to change.
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The Flash’s new suit
While not much was revealed about the latest movie, we got some major details: Barry Allen’s new suit was made by Batman, Ezra Miller will reprise the role, and the filmmakers revealed that the story will be about Barry’s quest to travel back in time. Flashpoint?
The Snyder Cut of Justice League
Makers of the 2017 film came to the decision to release the “Snyder cut” version of the film after fans called for it. Including Batman and Wonder Woman.
Zack Snyder’s original cut will be shown in four parts, each an hour long and will be debuting on HBO Max. It promises to tell more about Cyborg, The Flash and villain Darkseid.
The Sandman series adaptation updates
It’s been a year since we found out that Netflix ordered The Sandman into an 11-episode series. Production of the anticipated show was halted due to Covid-19. “Due to COVID, everything—as with every other piece of television being made around the world—has hit the pause button,” says Neil himself, during The Sandman’s panel. But also noted that the creators of the show took this time as an opportunity “to get the scripts as close to perfect as we possibly could.”
"Right now, as the universal pause button is starting to come off, we are starting to cast again, we are starting—I'm getting these inspiring and wonderful emails with production designs, with places that I've only ever seen in the comics before now being rendered in 3D, and I'm being asked to comment on it, and that's amazing.” Neil added.
It may seem that we’re going to wait a little longer but we’re sure in for a treat. And while you're on it, we thought you might like to listen to the audiobook version over on Audible.
The First Teaser of The Batman, revealed
The virtual event’s finale didn’t disappoint.
One of the most anticipated films from DC is the new Batman, while it was revealed earlier last year that Robert Pattinson is the new Cape Crusader, it’s another thing to see him wearing the Batsuit and riding the Batmobile. While Robert’s surprise appearance during The Batman panel was short and sweet, it still sent us on the edge of our seats.
In the 30-minute long panel, director Matt Reeves talked about the course of The Batman’s storyline saying that this movie shows a younger Bruce Wayne which means that he is still learning. But also noted that this isn’t an origin story.
One of the biggest reveals, too, is Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, and Paul Dano as The Riddler.
Dark and gripping, watch the DC Fandome exclusive The Batman teaser below:
Lead images from DC Comics and Warner Bros. Pictures