The Batman. Zack Snyder’s Justice League. The Suicide Squad. Wonder Woman 1984. Black Adam. Shazam! Fury of the Gods. At DC FanDome, WarnerMedia-owned DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures gave us trailers, teases, sneak peeks, and first looks at some of their biggest upcoming properties. There were reveals on the TV and gaming side too, including The Flash season 7, Titans season 3, Gotham Knights, and Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. In fact, there was so much happening that a bunch of stuff had already been moved to September.
Earlier this week, DC announced that it was splitting DC FanDome into two parts — DC FanDome: Hall of Heroes (it’s this one), and DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse (September 12). Owing to that, most DC TV properties, except The Flash, have been pushed to September. That’s why there weren’t any trailers for the likes of Lucifer, Batwoman, Black Lightning, Superman & Lois, or Legends of Tomorrow. Supergirl didn’t have a dedicated panel to begin with.
But all the biggest stuff dropped this weekend at DC FanDome: Hall of Heroes. To make things easier for everyone, we decided to compile the biggest trailers shown at DC FanDome in one place. If you don’t spot your favourite below, that’s because not everything had a trailer to show. Dwayne Johnson revealed the characters and concept art for Black Adam. Titans season 3 announced a new familiar setting and new villains. And Shazam! 2 came with the aforementioned title.
With that, here are the best film, TV, and game trailers we’ve seen at DC FanDome.
Wonder Woman 1984
A new trailer for Wonder Woman’s next adventure gave us our first look at Kristen Wiig as the villain Cheetah, and a bit more clue of what’s going on. The second villain Maxwell Lord (Pedro Pascal) promises people that they can have anything, which is somehow how Wiig’s character becomes the character — and Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) returns to Diana’s (Gal Gadot) life.
Batman: Arkham Origins studio WB Games Montréal finally revealed its new DC game, which takes place in a post-Batman world. It’s now up to the Batman family — Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood, and Robin — to take over the reins and protect Gotham City. Mr. Freeze and the Court of Owls are among the villains. We also got eight minutes of gameplay.
The Suicide Squad
We didn’t get a first trailer for James Gunn’s take on the Suicide Squad, but what we did get were the full list of who’s playing who — Idris Elba is Bloodsport, John Cena is Peacemaker, and Nathan Fillion is TDK — in addition to a behind-the-scenes first look that promises a ’70s war movie with the zany personality of Gunn that made Guardians of the Galaxy such a hit franchise.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League
In addition to dropping a two-and-a-half-minute look at his director’s cut of Justice League, Snyder revealed two interesting tidbits: one, the Snyder Cut will be four hour-long episodes, and two, an international release plan is in the works, reassuring those without HBO Max that they too will get to see Zack Snyder’s Justice League in 2021.
The Flash season 7
Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) is still slowly losing his powers and trying to figure out new ways to get them back, while his wife Iris (Candice Patton) is still stuck in the Mirrorverse. Things are the same — still — owing to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which essentially froze The Flash season 6 in time. Season 7 will wrap what’s left before introducing the new villain Godspeed.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
The second DC game at DC FanDome comes from Rocksteady Studios, the maker of the two best Batman: Arkham titles. This one is taking a very different approach, as you can tell, with a Suicide Squad quartet — Harley Quinn, Deadshot, King Shark, and Captain Boomerang — tasked with eliminating the Justice League. You can go solo or play with up to three friends.
Robert Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne has a pen pal in the first teaser trailer for The Batman, the standalone DC film written and directed by Planet of the Apes’ Matt Reeves. Said pen pal is no doubt the Riddler (Paul Dano), as comic book fans will recognise his trademark “no more lies” phrase. But while the Riddler is nowhere to be seen, we do get glimpses of our new Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz).