The DC FanDome TV and Movie panels have come and gone, but boy oh boy have we learnt a lot. DC FanDome gave us new video content from Wonder Woman 1984, Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Black Adam, Batman Gotham Knights, The Suicide Squad & The Batman. We also learnt a lot more about The Flash, Shazam 2 (or rather, Shazam: Fury of the Gods) and the Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League game.
Here’s a breakdown of all the big announcements and takeaways from DC FanDome.
Wonder Woman 1984 Trailer
Since Wonder Woman 1984 is the next DCEU film to be released, it made sense that this would be first cab off the rank. Wonder Woman 1984 has had all kinds of problems trying to stay firm on a release date. Originally, the film was to be released in late 2019, but was pushed back to June 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic then dented the films chances of hitting cinemas, and we’ve since been left with a October 2020 release date.
This trailer provides us with a much more detailed look at Kristin Wiig’s Cheetah, as well as extended interactions between Diana Prince and Steve Trevor, who was believed to be killed during the events of World War 1. Have a watch below at the Official Main Trailer for Wonder Woman 1984.
Gamers are pretty pumped with the news that Gotham Knights will be coming to our consoles and PC’s. The game takes place in a world after the apparent death of Batman. The game will feature playable characters such as Nightwing, Batgirl, Robin and Red Hood.
Gotham Knights is set to be released in 2021 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.
Checkout 7-minutes of glorious footage below with the official gameplay walkthrough.
Black Adam Teaser Trailer
This is our first look at anything from Black Adam. Black Adam himself, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, narrates this animated teaser trailer which gives us a solid insight into how Black Adam came to be. Based on the teaser, we can expect a deeply anti-hero, bordering on villainous, version of Black Adam in the upcoming movie. Have a watch for yourself below.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League
The first official trailer for Zack Snyder’s Justice League is here! After months of short teasers and semi-cryptic social media posts, we finally have an extended look at the film that’s set to premiere on HBO Max in 2021. The 2 1/2 minute long trailer uses a cover version of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” to set the tone. It then shows a collection of both seen and unseen clips, one of which includes a look at Darkseid.
‘The Batman’ First Official Teaser Trailer
Likely the most exciting thing to come out of DC FanDome for most fans is the first teaser from “The Batman’. Despite the film only being “25% shot”, we were given a very good look at what’s in store when The Batman hits cinemas in 2021. Robert Pattinson looks to portray a brutal, but much younger version of The Dark Knight than Justice League’s Batman. According to Director Matt Reeves, this will be a “Year 2” version of the Caped Crusader and one that we’ve “never seen before”. We don’t know about you, but we’re absolutely pumped for this one.
Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League
Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League is the second Rocksteady title to get a run at DC FanDome, and possibly the most anticipated. The cinematic trailer showed us a glimpse of the story without giving too much away or showing any gameplay clips. From what we can tell, ‘Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League’ will focus on the Suicide Squad up against a rogue Justice League. Amanda Waller has tasked the unlikely group of miscreants with the ‘suicidal’ task of killing the World’s most powerful beings.
The Rocksteady production team has now told us that this game will be co-op enabled, but also able to be played in a single player format. They have stated that Metropolis (the setting for the game and Superman’s home city) will essentially act as a “5th character” due to it’s open world format.
The Suicide Squad
Although we didn’t see any post-production footage of the upcoming Suicide Squad movie, we were introduced to the new and improved Task Force X via a cool introduction video. Of course, Suicide Squad was a 2016 film which was widely panned by critics and fans for multiple reasons. This film is set to be Warner Brothers apology to fans. Based on what’s been said and shown so far, it could well be an apology very much accepted. Check out the “Roll Call” below.
Shazam: Fury of the Gods
There’s not a great deal that can be taken away from the Shazam panel except for the name. The second Shazam film will not be called “Shazam 2”, it will instead be called “Shazam: Fury of the Gods”. The whole cast got together for a strange group chat that really didn’t instil much additional excitement amongst fans.
The Flash was another of the upcoming DC films that didn’t provide any footage for fans to salivate. This is obviously due to the fact that The Flash is yet to begin production. However, The Flash did give us a few more glimpses than the Shazam panel. We were provided with concept art of his new and improved suit for his solo film as well as a few snippets of info. The suit is courtesy of billionaire Bruce Wayne and is a more “organic” design.
Although long stipulated, it was confirmed that The Flash will introduce the concept of the multiverse to the DCEU. The multiverse will enable endless story opportunities for the DCEU. It will also provide an opportunity for DC movies and WB to right the wrongs of past films.
The concept of Michael Keaton joining the franchise was further illustrated in the below concept art. The Batman behind The Flash looks identical to his 1989 Batman.
What was your biggest takeaway from DC FanDome? Let us know below in the comments.