DC FanDome went off without a hitch, revealing plenty of new movie and video game footage to feast our eyes on. The comic book news was slim, but it did scale back and split their coverage into two events with DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse taking place on September 12th.
The event took place on Saturday with encore showings on Sunday streaming “live” prerecorded segments. The fact that viewers couldn’t fast forward or even rewind more than a minute made the event feel present and increased anticipation. This gave the event a sense of immediacy and excitement Comic-Con@Home lacked a few weeks ago. As we tentatively wait to see what DC Comics has in store for the comics side, here are the biggest moments of DC FanDome’s spectacular weekend.
The Batman crushed naysayers and got us more excited
The Batman is one of the most anticipated projects from Warner Bros., so it needed to prove itself in a big way at DC FanDome. It pretty much did so and then some, first opening its panel with Robert Pattinson giving us a few words on the production which has been halted by COVID-19. Director Matt Reeves really didn’t hold back with new details either, revealing a lot of info, like his approach to Riddler, Catwoman, and Penguin being a little different to how they approached making the gadgetry and vehicles. He even revealed Darwyn Cooke’s Batman: Ego and Other Tales was an influence on the film.
Even though only 20-30% of the film is shot, Reeves also revealed a teaser trailer that had a wide range of scenes and gave us a good sense of what the film was about.
The comic book news we did get was pretty exciting
The comic book news was light, but we did get to see Neil Gaiman talk about the Sandman as well as G. Willow Wilson chime in about The Dreaming: Waking Hours. The panel delved a bit into the making of the Sandman comic book, the recently released audiobook, and even had a few details on the upcoming Netflix show. It was also confirmed the much-hinted-at John Ridley Batman comic book series will focus on Lucious Fox’s family.
Black Adam movie details are exciting as hell for comic book fans
I wasn’t expecting much from the Black Adam panel, but Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson delivered. Not only did we get to see preliminary movie art, but The Rock also revealed the Justice Society will be playing a huge part in the film. Essentially, we found out Black Adam will be the leader of a super team consisting of Hawkman, Dr. Fate, Cyclone, and Atom Smasher. That’s an interesting premise since Black Adam isn’t your stereotypical pure good hero but, as Johnson put it, “he’s a ruthless keeper of justice,” and “he’ll do anything he can to protect his people. More so, protect his family.”
The Suicide Squad sequel is going to be a lot of fun
It wasn’t a huge surprise seeing as his Guardians of the Galaxy was so fun, but director James Gunn revealed so much cool stuff in The Suicide Squad panel fans should be satiated for a while. We not only learned who each actor attached to the film is playing — John Cena as Peacemaker! — but we got to see a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film too.
The Flash movie panel showed off the new costume
The Flash movie might have the most buzz around it as of late thanks to the casting news that Ben Affleck is returning as Batman for the film. Bosslogic even showed off some production art that appears to show Batman tearing up over a letter from his father.
The panel was worth a look, as it showed off the new costume Flash will be doing in the upcoming film.
DC continues to bolster its video game porfolio
The video game news at FanDome was incredibly exciting, and it came complete with in-game footage as well as trailers. The Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League sounds like a great action game that you can play in single-player or have your friends drop in to play as Suicide Squad members. WB Games Montreal also revealed the Batman: Arkham Asylum follow-up Gotham Knights, which also showed off a lot of gameplay footage and details.
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