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Wonder Woman, Batman, The Rock, Oh My! Biggest Reveals From DC Fandome!

08-24-2020 by Andi Ortiz

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Forgoing San Diego Comic-Con this year, DC opted to host their own virtual convention, in the form of DC Fandome.


Over the course of 24 hours, fans were treated to exclusive trailers and behind-the-scenes content of DC’s upcoming slate of movies and games. (Due to overwhelming scheduling, the event has been split into two, so we won’t learn more about most DCTV projects until September 12).


While the panels were pre-recorded, they were only streamed at specific times, giving it as close to a live element as possible. So, in case you missed a panel you wanted to see, we’ve rounded up the biggest drops from the event!


Wonder Woman 1984


Overall, we didn’t learn much about Wonder Woman 1984 during the cast’s appearance at DC Fandome. Warner Bros. is keeping things as under wraps as possible. But they didn’t leave us with nothing. Not only did fans get an appearance from the OG Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter, but we also got a new trailer, offering a full look at Kristen Wiig as Cheetah, the movie’s villain. And she looks INCREDIBLE.


While we still haven’t learned how exactly Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor will return in the Wonder Woman sequel, we did get a glimpse of Steve’s discovery of '80s fashion and technology.


Let’s take a moment now to thank Patty Jenkins for putting Chris Pine in parachute pants, shall we?




The Suicide Squad


Perhaps the biggest takeaway from James Gunn’s tease ofThe Suicide Squad is just how incredible the cast is. The director revealed 24 actors who would appear in the film back in September 2019, but their characters were not attached. Now, we know not only who they’re playing, but that 18 of those 24 will be part of the Squad.




It’s…a lot, to say the least.


At this point, it’s unclear if the film is a sequel to David Ayer’s Suicide Squad or a total reboot of the franchise or a hybrid of both. With Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, and Jai Courtney all returning to reprise their roles from the 2016 film, it’s possible things can go either way.


Though the movie did finish filming before the pandemic shut down Hollywood productions, it’s still in the early stages of editing, meaning we didn’t get a full trailer. We did get a look behind-the-scenes though!




For fans looking for even more Suicide Squad, DC also revealed a first look at Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, a new video game set to drop in 2022, with a pretty clear objective.




The Batman


The Suicide Squad isn’t the only DC reboot that tacked on “the” to its title to switch things up. We’ve also got The Batman coming in 2021.


StarringRobert Pattinson as the Dark Knight – what are we calling him, PatzBatz? Battinson? RBatz? – Fandome revealed that the film will be set in the second year of Bruce Wayne’s vigilante life. With any luck, we won’t have to see Martha Wayne’s pearl necklace falling apart once more.


ThoughThe Batman was one of the films that had to shut down filming, fans were still treated to an incredibly buzzworthy trailer, using the footage director Matt Reevesalready shot. Fortunately, this included some quick glimpses of Batman’s colleagues, including Zoe Kravitz’s Catwoman, Paul Dano's The Riddler, and an unrecognizable Colin Farrell as The Penguin.






Unfortunately, the Shazam! sequel is one film that hasn’t been able to maintain much of its planned schedule. During its Fandome panel, the cast actually joked about how little they could say. That said (or unsaid), we did get one little piece of information: the film’s title. What has long been referred to as Shazam! 2 will officially be called Shazam: Fury of the Gods.


We also know that Sinbad will have a cameo. Annnnnd that’s about all we got.


Black Adam


Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson gave us our first look at his new character for DC, the Ancient Egyptian antihero Black Adam. Not so much a trailer as a collection of concept art, it was still pretty badass! The film is scheduled to drop in 2021, which we're skeptical about; DC will need all the superpowers it can muster to get this film out next year!





Justice League: The Snyder Cut


And finally, we got a look at the famed – or infamous, depending on how you look at it – Zach Snyder Cut ofJustice League.


It’s officially coming, though not in the way some fans might’ve expected. It was revealed during Fandome that this version of the film will be released in 4 one-hour installments on HBO Max in 2021, before eventually being released as a single watching experience.




Which project(s) are YOU most hyped about? Let us know!