From a new trailer for The Batman to our first look at The Flash movie, here is a roundup of the major reveals and announcements during DC FanDome 2021.
DC FanDome 2021 promised to be the place for fans to get all the news and information on all things DC. And the event delivered. The four-hour show was jam-packed with trailers, reveals, panels, and a whole lot more. Among many things, we got confirmation that Wonder Woman 3 was coming, we met the cast and crew of the upcoming Batgirl and Blue Beetle films. We saw Barry Allen in his new costume for the new season of The Flash. Doom Patrol and Titans got renewed for another season. And Superman got a new motto. But that was just the tip of the iceberg. So, here is a rundown of all the biggest reveals and trailers of the event.
Arguably the main event of DC FanDome 2021, we got a new trailer for the upcoming The Batman movie. The new trailer showed us a new look at Paul Dano’s The Riddler and Colin Farrell’s Penguin. We also got the first look at Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman. The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson, is looking to be a different kind of origin story as it is taking inspiration from comics like Frank Miller’s Year One, which chronicled Bruce Wayne’s first year as Batman. Based on the new trailer, it seems that we are getting a more raw, intense, and even angrier version of Batman/Bruce Wayne. The movie comes out on March 4, 2022.
Dwayne Johnson is set to make his comic book movie debut as Black Adam in the Black Adam movie. The movie recently entered post-production so The Rock himself made an appearance in DC FanDome 2021 to reveal the opening scene of the movie. It showed a group of scientists and soldiers summoning Black Adam in an underground chamber. But Black Adam is less than friendly as he electrifies a soldier to dust. The powerful anti-hero won’t be the only superpowered being in the movie, Justice Society of America members Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo), Hawkman (Aldis Hodge), Cyclone (Quintessa Swindell), and Dr. Fate (Pierce Brosnan) are all set to appear. The movie is hitting cinemas on July 29, 2022.
Ezra Miller was on hand at DC FanDome 2021 to talk about The Flash movie currently in production. Since they are still currently shooting, Ezra said that they couldn’t give a trailer. So instead, we got a glimpse of what we can expect from the movie. The first footage for the movie revealed that Flash travels back in time to save his mother. But in doing so, inadvertently changes the future meaning we’re getting a movie based on the iconic Flashpoint story arc. The teaser also shows Barry Allen, alongside an alternate version of The Flash and a new Supergirl talking to Michael Keaton’s Batman. While we didn’t see his face, the teaser alone already has us excited for the movie. The Flash zooms into theaters on November 2022.
AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM
Jason Momoa, director James Wan, and the rest of the cast and crew talked about what we can expect in the sequel to Aquaman in a new behind-the-scenes teaser. Based on what they showed, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is aiming to take things more seriously with a focus on environmental issues. But we also get glimpses of the action and fun that made the first movie so good. The sequel will see Black Manta return as he takes revenge on Aquaman. The sequel is expected to arrive in cinemas on December 16, 2022.
SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS
The other movie sequel to get its time in the spotlight at DC FanDome was Shazam! Fury of the Gods. We were treated to a behind-the-scenes trailer and the sequel is promising to be bigger and better. We got our first looks at the movie’s villains, Lucy Liu as Kalypso and Helen Mirren as Hespera. It will also be taking a deeper dive into Greek mythology with mythological creatures and locations like Athens. Considering how Shazam! is one of the DCEU’s most underrated entries, we’re hopeful that the sequel will deliver. The film is expected to arrive in June 2023.
In James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, John Cena’s Peacemaker was one of the standout characters. He was such a force that he got his own spinoff show coming to HBO Max on January 13, 2022. John Cena, James Gunn, and the rest of the cast and crew were there to talk about the series as well as premiere a new teaser trailer. The 8-episode series, which James Gunn completely wrote, is set to follow Peacemaker after the events of The Suicide Squad and see him partner with a new team in all-new missions and hijinks. Based on what we’ve come to know of Peacemaker, expect this series to be funny, crazy, and yes, bloody.
SUICIDE SQUAD: KILL THE JUSTICE LEAGUE
Movie and series weren’t the only DC properties that were showed off during DC FanDome 2021. A few video games were also given the spotlight. One of the more anticipated games was Rocksteady’s Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. We got a new in-game cinematic trailer that showed off more of the game and the story. The game, which is set in the same universe as Batman: Arkham series, will let players take control of Harley Quinn, Killer Shark, Boomerang, and Deadshot as they are tasked with killing with the Justice League under the control of Brainiac. But considering that we still haven’t seen Batman, know what Brainiac’s plan is, or even gameplay, there’s still a lot to look forward to this game. Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League is coming in 2022.
The other major video game to get shown off at DC FanDome 2021 is Gotham Knights, the upcoming action-adventure game where you get to play as Robin, Batgirl, Nightwing, and Red Hood. The new trailer shed light on the story, specifically the Court of Owls, a secret society operating in Gotham City for decades. This mysterious society is set to play a major role in the game’s plot. Gotham Knights is coming in 2022.
DC LEAGUE OF SUPER-PETS
On the animation side of things, we got our first look at DC League of Super-Pets. This animated movie will star Dwayne Johnson as Superman’s dog Krypto. Meanwhile, Kevin Hart is playing Ace the Bat Hound, Batman’s dog. The rest of the star-studded voice cast includes John Krasinski, Diego Luna, Kate McKinnon, and Keanu Reeves. The film sees the super pets team up to stop crime while their owners are on vacation. The animated flick is hitting theaters in May 2022.
A pleasant surprise during DC FanDome 2021 was the first trailer for the upcoming Catwoman: Hunted animated movie. It follows Catwoman as she steals a priceless gem and as a result, gets the negative attention of a lot of villains, as well as Batwoman. Catwoman has been in her fair share of movies, shows, and video games. But it’s about time she gets her own lead adventure. Add to that Catwoman is being voiced by Elizabeth Gillies and the film features a slight anime aesthetic, this is looking to be a promising watch. You can stream this on HBO Max in 2022.
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