DC FanDome 2021: Every Major Announcement
DC FanDome 2021 is the second annual virtual convention held by DC Comics and Warner Bros that cleared a roadmap for the future of DC in films, series and games. The event made several interesting announcements and dropped first looks/trailers for several upcoming DC projects. If you missed the event, don’t worry! We’ll cover every single major announcement from DC FanDome 2021.
Peacemaker – January 13, 2022
Peacemaker portrayed by John Cena from The Suicide Squad is all set to debut its eight-episode series on HBO Max. The blend of violence and comedy in the trailer doesn’t come as a surprise as James Gunn is the writer and director for five episodes of the show.
The Batman – March 4, 2022
The electrifying and jaw-dropping trailer for The Batman is probably the biggest highlight of the event. Director Matt Reeves was joined by Robert Pattinson and Zoë Kravitz for the announcement. According to them, the film draws inspiration from the famed comic ‘Year One’ which sees Batman in his early brash career.
The new trailer even gives us a good look at Paul Dano’s Riddler and Colin Farrell’s Penguin. The Batman’s cinematography seems top-notch and it seems like we are looking at one of the best visually looking comic-book films to date.
Black Adam – July 29, 2022
The event kicked off with the announcement and first look for Black Adam starring Dwayne Johnson. The ‘Rock’ made an appearance at the event and stated that he was “born to play Black Adam”. The film which has been in development for several years finally dropped an electrifying teaser.
The Flash – November 4, 2022
Ezra Miller who portrays Flash in the DCEU surprised FanDome viewers by revealing the teaser for The Flash directed by Andy Muschietti. The film is heavily inspired by the ‘Flashpoint’ event in the comics and will feature alternate versions of Supergirl (Sasha Calle) and Batman. The caped crusader will be played by Micheal Keaton and supposedly even Ben Affleck.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom – December 16, 2022
While we didn’t get a proper trailer or teaser for the sequel of Aquaman (2018), Jason Momoa and director James Wan released a behind the scenes reel for the upcoming film. The clip featured some interesting concept art and is set to explore the lore of Aquaman’s world and expand the mythos of the DC universe.
Gotham Knights – 2022
Warner Bros. Games Montreal debuted a visually stunning story trailer for the upcoming game Gotham Knights. The famed Arkham-style adventures will allow players to team up as Batgirl, Nightwing, Robin and Red Hood. The open-world action RPG will be dropping sometime next year.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League – 2022
Rocksteady Studios, the team behind the highly praised Batman Arkham series will be dropping their first game in nearly six years. The new thrilling trailer gave us a glimpse at the story and characters of the game. It will be available on Xbox Series X / S, Playstation 5 and PC.
Batgirl – Late 2022
Batgirl, portrayed by Leslie Grace will be getting a live-action movie on HBO Max. The In the Heights star will take on the role of Barbara Gordon which will explore a different side of Gotham City.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods – 2023
Asher Angel and Zachary Levi surprised fans with a behind the scenes clip for the sequel of Shazam! (2019). It looks like we are gearing towards an action-packed story that will delve heavily into mythology. The teaser even gave fans their first look at Rachel Zegler, Helen Mirren and Lucy Liu as the new villains.
Wonder Woman 3 -TBD
Director Patty Jenkins confirmed that Gal Gaddot’s Woman Woman 3 is already in the early stages. While we didn’t get any artwork for the third part, it seems good to know that we can expect another film from Jenkins.
The Sandman – TBD
Surprisingly, DC FanDome announced The Sandman, which will be based on the fantasy comic book series by Neil Gaiman. The Netflix exclusive will see Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer Morningstar. This might be an odd choice considering Tom Ellis’ adaption of the character, but the former is much closer to the character’s depiction in the comics.
The announcements for the upcoming projects of Warner Bros and DC have got us excited. And it’s safe to say that DC FanDome will be back next year with more interesting developments.