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DC FanDome Set to Return
Variety let us know at the beginning of the week that DC FanDome would be coming back before the end of the year:
DC FanDome will take place on Oct. 16 at 10 a.m. PT and will be available to watch on its official website or via Twitch, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. The free event gathers stars and creators of DC properties — across feature films, TV series, games and comics — and offers attendees access to breaking news, exclusive trailers and never-before-seen footage of its upcoming projects.
Could this herald an end to WB movies having an in-person presence at major conventions? I suspect if this year’s FanDome experience is anywhere near as successful as last year this could be the case.
This year’s gathering will showcase footage from a swath of Warner Bros.-produced DC movies, including a new trailer for “The Batman,” starring Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader; clips from “DC League of Super-Pets;” behind-the-scenes looks at Jason Momoa in “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” and Zachary Levi’s “Shazam! Fury of the Gods;” as well as a first-look at Dwayne Johnson in “Black Adam” and the oft-delayed “The Flash” with Ezra Miller, Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck.
Here is a rundown of some of the events currently scheduled
DC FanDome will feature an unrivaled gathering of casts and creators behind fan-favorite DC games, comics, movies, and TV shows. Expect breaking news, exclusive trailers and announcements, never-before-seen footage, revealing conversations, and more surprises in the DC FanDome:
Warner Bros. Pictures will showcase six highly anticipated titles with an exclusive new trailer for The Batman, new content from DC League of Super-Pets, a first look at Black Adam, a sneak peek at The Flash, and behind the scenes looks at Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom and Shazam! Fury of the Gods.
Warner Bros. Television will offer a look at new seasons of Batwoman, The Flash, Superman & Lois, and Sweet Tooth; a farewell tribute to Supergirl as it approaches its epic conclusion after six seasons; a celebration of 100 episodes of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow; a first look at forthcoming new drama Naomi; and a sneak peek at an upcoming episode of DC’s Stargirl.
Warner Bros. Games will feature new reveals from the highly anticipated Gotham Knights, developed by Warner Bros. Games Montréal, and Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, developed by Rocksteady Studios.
DC publishing will honor the legacy of one of the world’s greatest Super Heroes and icon of truth and equality, Wonder Woman, with a showcase of three upcoming books. DC explores her history with the DC Black Label miniseries Wonder Woman Historia, expands the Amazon mythos with Nubia and the Amazons, and honors the inspiration she has provided to women around the world with the original graphic novel Wonderful Women of the World. Additionally, DC will share details about the next installment of the epic, universe-spanning Batman/Fortnite comic crossover, and fans can also expect to hear more about the upcoming Batman: Fear State, the new six-issue Black Manta series, the return of the Milestone Universe, and much more.
HBO Max will unveil an exclusive look at the upcoming series Peacemaker and limited event series DMZ. The streamer is also debuting more surprises and sneak peeks from new series as well as returning favorites such as Titans and Doom Patrol. All four series hail from Warner Bros. Television.
Warner Bros. Animation will feature a look at the upcoming limited series Aquaman: King of Atlantis; provide a sneak peek at season three of the adult animated comedy series Harley Quinn and share what’s in store for #HarlIvy; deliver a very early look at the next animated chapter of the Dark Knight in the all-new upcoming series Batman: Caped Crusader; and give fans a preview of Young Justice: Phantoms (warning: there will be spoilers!).
Warner Bros Home Entertainment will preview two upcoming original DC Animated Films: a sneak peek at Superman and the rest of the Justice League in Injustice, an all-new animated movie inspired by the popular games and comic, as well as the premiere of the trailer for the all-new animated heist movie Catwoman: Hunted. Both movies are produced in association with Warner Bros. Animation.
What are you most excited for?
Star Trek Hits 800 Episodes
I just wanted to close out this piece by letting everyone know this week’s episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks (We’ll Always Have Tom Paris), is the 800th episode of the franchise ever released.
If you missed my review of the episode over on the Major Spoilers Podcast this week I go into way more depth about it for several minutes. If, like myself, Star Trek has been on the air for longer than you’ve been alive the importance of the anniversary may pass you by. So few franchises get anywhere close to this number of episodes released – even fewer amongst genre! Congrats!