Highlights from DC FanDome

The long-awaited DC FanDome event is here. A day full of DC news and announcements starting with Wonder Woman 1984 and ending with The Batman. Now while there were a lot of things to talk about, we decided to compile the highlights of the event that you should not miss.

Wonder Woman 1984 | In a perfect COVID-free world, Wonder Woman 1984 would have already been released. But now, due to theaters around the world being forced to close because of the pandemic, the film sits waiting for a big-screen release. This second trailer for the sequel to 2017's Wonder Woman shows a lot of the same 80s action that we saw in the first trailer but also shows the first footage of Kristen Wigg's Cheetah in action. There is no release date set in stone for Wonder Woman 1984 yet.

Batman: Gotham Knights | After being teased all week, WB Games Montreal, the developers of Batman: Arkham Origins, released the trailer and extended gameplay for Batman: Gotham Knights. The game, which can be played both single-player or in co-op, follows the death of Batman when Robin, Batgirl, Nightwing, and Red Hood are tasked with carrying Batman's mantle. The 7- minute gameplay that followed the trailer featured Batgirl and Robin taking on Mister Freeze in a co-op boss fight. The game is slated for 2021. Our guess is probably this time next year.

The Suicide Squad | The giant cast ensemble cast for The Suicide Squad came together with Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn to play a game during DC fandom. The end of said game was not a trailer but a behind-the-scenes sneak peek that gave a look into the wild and wacky fun of the movie. There was also a toll call that was released to officially list the cast and who they play. Most notably, Michael Rooker as Savant, Idris Alba as Bloodsport, Peter Capaldi as The Thinker, Nathan Fillion as TDK, along with Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, and Joel Kinnaman reprising their roles from the 2016 film. The Suicide Squad is set to release on August 6, 2021.

Zack Snyder's Justice League | Earlier this year, fans of the Snyder Cut rejoiced at the announcement of Zack Snyder's Justice League releasing on HBO Max. Long time, relatively speaking, readers of the site should know we covered the Snyder Cut back in November and everyone on the team is very much looking forward to its release. Now there's a trailer that not only proves the film's existence to any skeptics but also shows off lots of footage that was cut from the 2-hour theatrical cut that was finished by Joss Whedon. Along with the trailer, set to the tune of Hallelujah which also appeared in Snyder's Watchmen, we were also told that Zack Snyder's Justice League will be 4 hours long and can be watched in four one-hour episodes or as one long 4-hour movie. The film/show will be out in 2021 exclusively on HBO Max.

Black Adam | There wasn't a whole lot that was shown about the Rock's much anticipated Black Adam movie, but what we did see introduces the character to those who are unfamiliar with him. Black Adam's powers and abilities are similar to Shazam, in fact, he's Shazam's nemesis, and the film seems to be predominately set in modern-day once Black Adam returns from his 5,000 years of banishment from Earth. We also got a small teaser for the Justice Society of America showing off some of its members including Hawk Man, Doctor Fate, Cyclone, and Atom Smasher. Black Adam is currently set to release on December 22, 2021.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League | Although the game was revealed last week by Rocksteady on Twitter, this is the first actual look at their new game. A tonal departure from the Batman: Arkham series, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is set in Metropolis and centers around the villains-turned-heroes as they fight the Justice League who are under the influence of Brainiac.

The Batman | Saving the best for last has never been so literal. There were a lot of great trailers and tidbits of information during the FanDome event but, in our opinion, nothing came close to the gritty goosebumps-inducing trailer for Matt Reeves' The Batman starring Robert Pattinson as the masked vigilante. According to Matt Reeves in the pre-trailer discussion, the film was only partially shot before they had to stop due to COVID, so what the trailer shows is only a scratching the surface of what will be in the final film. From it's grounded design to its Chinatown-inspired tone this is a movie that'll be well worth watching on the big screen in 2021.

There it is. The highlights from DC FanDome. It had its ups and downs, and a lot of awkward green eye lines, but the event was for the fans and no matter what you were looking forward to, there was something there for everyone. What did you think of the event and the news and trailers that came from it? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter and Instagram @greatwhiteandco.

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