Here are the five biggest moments from the superhero extravaganza DC FanDome.
San Diego Comic-Con went online this past year to less than stellar results, making DC’s move to hold its own event seem like an act of pure genius. The long-time comic publisher’s execution of this fan-event extravaganza eclipsed Comic-Con and showcased some epic announcements for the future of several of their big-name franchises in film, TV and video games. There were many titles fans were looking forward to seeing, and DC did not disappoint with what they unveiled at the exciting endeavor. Out of all the amazing things that went down at the first-ever DC FanDome, here are the five that stand out the most.
1. Wonder Woman 1984 trailer
Wonder Woman 1984 is one of the most sought-after films that should have released several times already that fans can’t stop talking about. The followup to the 2017 hit has been delayed several times, and DC FanDome made sure to reward fans’ patience with a tantalizing new look at what’s to come in the next chapter of Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman saga.
Fans get to see Diana in action, rocking her new armor and using her lasso to deflect bullets. There is also the first glimpse of Kristen Wiig as Cheetah, and more comedy antics from Chris Pine’s somehow resurrected Steve Trevor. Overall, the trailer indicates that audiences will be getting a Wonder Woman sequel with no equal with a mixed balance of laughs and action as soon as there are no more reasons to push back the Patty Jenkins directed endeavor anymore.
2. The Suicide Squad first look and roll call
2016’s Suicide Squad was not very well received the first time around and was in desperate need of a makeover for its next run. Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn answered the call and brought his signature style to the troubled franchise to give it another chance. Now fans have their first glimpse of what many call is a film so grand in scale that only Gunn could direct it.
The Suicide Squad dropped an eye-opening first look featurette as well as a fun, roll call video introducing the smorgasbord of talented actors, including a variety of names like former WWE superstar John Cena all the way to SNL alum Pete Davidson playing a slew of obscure characters from the world of DC comics. If there is one person who knows how to make the lesser-known personas shine, it’s Gunn, and these two videos back that up immensely.
3. Zack Snyder’s Justice League Cut trailer
Zack Snyder’s vision for the Justice League movie was thought by many to be a lost cause, and the coveted cut would never see the light of day. DC FanDome proved the impossible could be possible with the first definitive look that perfectly sets the tone for what HBO Max subscribers are getting in 2021. The exciting affair will be released in four one-hour installments with an option to watch the entire thing as a four-hour movie.
This preview showcases so much footage not seen in the theatrical cut, and apparently, no scenes from that version will be in the new iteration. There is a lot more Victor Stone, a.k.a. Cyborg, as well as Flash possibly doing some time travel. The color palette is much more tolerable and will undoubtedly be a much different experience than the travesty fans were subjected to back in 2017.
4. Video games: Gotham Knights and Suicide Squad: Kill Justice League
DC FanDome surprised fans with two fantastic video game titles that gamers will become addicted to when they finally arrive. The first up is Gotham Knights from WB Games Montreal. Batman is dead, and players must utilize Tim Drake’s Robin, Nightwing, Redhood, and Batgirl in co-op or solo to fill the void left by the Dark Knight and protect Gotham. Each hero has their own style of combat and means to traverse the map, including Robin tapping into a Justice league satellite to teleport, which is just one of the many factors this game will be very well-received when it comes out. It also has villains that will match your level, meaning if you’ve gained harder than most, the bad guys will bring their A-game, resulting in a challenging and unique experience.
The next game is set in the same universe as the Arkham games but takes place in sunny Metropolis where an alien invasion, possibly from Brainiac, has devasted the city. To make matters worse, the members of the Justice League including Superman are now evil, and the only ones who can stop them are four of the fan-favorite members of Task Force X. Suicide Squad: Kill Justice League will have players take control of Harley Quinn, King Shark, Captain Boomerang, and Deadshot in what promises to be on an outstanding endeavor that everyone will have to, unfortunately, wait until 2022 to play.
5. The Batman teaser
The Batman trailer was most assuredly the most coveted trailer of anything DC FanDome had on the roster. The Matt Reeves-directed film is only 25 percent completed, and somehow they put together a decent teaser of Robert Pattinson’s take on the Caped Crusader, showcasing the narrative will consist of a detective-style mystery the hero has to solve. The story looks like it will be a very dark take resembling Zodiac and Se7en the same way the Joker film took a lot from Taxi Driver and The Original King of Comedy.
Fans also get to see Batman’s Fast and Furious Bat “Bro-mobile,” so the Dark Knight can live his life a quarter-mile at a time rocking what can only be described as an interesting design choice for the suit. But that’s not all as glimpses of The Riddler and Zoe Kravitz’s pre-Catwoman add to the illuminating experience and will most certainly raise the anticipation for the film slated to hit theaters in 2021 if, in fact, people are ever able to do that again.
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