DC FanDome, the pop-up, digital conference cobbled collectively within the wake of the COVID-19 disaster, is ready to convey followers the newest information and divulges on DC comedian books, films, and TV exhibits. Much like this 12 months’s YouTube-based [email protected], the one-day occasion on Aug. 22 will likely be free to anybody who indicators up at DC’s FanDome web site. And with per week to go, we lastly know what to anticipate from the net conference.
Update (Aug. 19): At least we thought we did! Warner Bros. introduced on Wednesday that on account of fan demand, the corporate will cut up FanDome into two days. That’s proper, there’s a second dome now, arriving in mid-September.
“In order to super-serve our fans and provide the best possible experience, DC FanDome has been expanded into two global events,” stated Warner Bros. reps in a information launch, “the first on August 22nd — DC FanDome: Hall of Heroes, and a second on-demand experience in DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse on September 12th, where fans can create and curate their own adventure.”
In different phrases, whereas this weekend’s occasions will likely be reside streamed, September’s blow out will permit followers to create their very own curated lineup of content material. The largest panels within the FanDome — those referring to main Warner Bros. film releases like Wonder Woman 1984, The Batman, the Flash film (rumored to be Flashpoint), James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, The Rock’s tackle Black Adam, and Zack Snyder’s lower of Justice League for HBO Max, in addition to tv exhibits like Black Lightning and Legends of Tomorrow — will nonetheless get their 15-25 minute moments within the highlight this weekend. Though blockbuster films are backed up on account of countrywide lockdowns and the entire disruption of the film enterprise, DC’s pipeline continues to be in movement.
We’ll additionally nonetheless get updates on the newest DC video video games, together with the long-gestating Suicide Squad from Rocksteady and an unnamed title from WB Games Montreal, rumored to be a Batman sport adapting the Court of Owls arc.
More retrospective, particular, or fan-generated content material — like panel discussions of DC animation, supporting forged reunions, and kid-focused content material — will doubtless be shifted to September.
Here are the highlights of August’s DC FanDome. Find the total schedule here. All occasions are listed in EST, with descriptions from DC.
Wonder Woman 1984 panel, 1pm
Wonder Woman 1984 stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig and Pedro Pascal, and director/co-writer/producer Patty Jenkins be a part of forces with Brazilian hosts Érico Borgo and Aline Diniz to rejoice the followers in a giant means. They will reply questions from followers from everywhere in the world, speak fan artwork and cosplay, and reveal an all-new sneak peek on the upcoming movie — plus a number of extra surprises! (25 min)
Warner Bros. Games Montreal Announcement panel, 1:30pm
Gamers! You gained’t need to miss this primary have a look at an thrilling new sport, and Q&A with its builders. (20 min)
The Sandman Universe panel, 1:45pm
Neil Gaiman, Dirk Maggs, G. Willow Wilson and Michael Sheen talk about the legacy of The Sandman comedian e book sequence and the way it has been expanded with new tales, tailored into new mediums, and enthralled audiences around the globe. (30 min)
Multiverse 101 panel, 2:15pm
Get schooled on this partaking refresher course on the creation of the Multiverse with DC Chief Creative Officer/Publisher Jim Lee, Warner Bros. Pictures President of DC-Based Film Production Walter Hamada, and Berlanti Productions founder/DCTV mega-producer Greg Berlanti. (30 min)
Introducing Flash panel, 2:40pm
This 101-style dialog with The Flash filmmakers Andy Muschietti and Barbara Muschietti, star Ezra Miller and screenwriter Christina Hodson will give followers a speedy rundown on the first-ever Flash function movie. (10 min)
The Suicide Squad panel, 2:55pm
What else would you anticipate from The Suicide Squad however the final elimination sport? First up, author/director James Gunn takes on fan questions, then brings out Task Force X for a fast-paced, no-holds-barred Squad Showdown that exams each crew member’s Squad data — and survival abilities! (30 min)
BAWSE Females of Color Within the DC Universe panel, 3:40pm
What’s a BAWSE? Find out right here as among the hottest actresses throughout DC tv and movie sit down with superstar DJ D-Nice and Grammy-winning singer/actress Estelle to debate how they use their confidence and vulnerability to navigate their careers in Hollywood. Panelists embrace Meagan Good (SHAZAM!), Javicia Leslie (Batwoman), Candice Patton (The Flash), Tala Ashe (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), Nafessa Williams and Chantal Thuy (Black Lightning), and Anna Diop and Damaris Lewis (Titans). Catch all the full-length dialog at McDuffie’s Dakota within the DC WatchVerse. (20 min)
Surprise DC Comics panel, 4:45pm
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The Snyder Cut of Justice League panel, 5:30pm
Zack Snyder fields questions from followers and some shock company as he discusses his eagerly awaited upcoming lower of the 2017 function movie and the motion that made it occur. (25 min)
Black Adam panel, 6:10pm
Star of the first-ever Black Adam function movie Dwayne Johnson units the stage for the story and tone of the brand new film with a fans-first Q&A…and some surprises. (15 min)
Aquaman director James Wan and King Orm himself, Patrick Wilson, take a deep dive into the world of Atlantis that Wan created, revealing their favourite behind-the-scenes moments from the most important DC film ever! (10 min)
“Ask Harley Quinn” panel, 7:15pm
She has gone toe-to-toe with Batman and the Justice League, and brought down The Joker and the hardest villains of Gotham City, however at DC FanDome, Harley Quinn faces her hardest problem but — answering burning questions from DC’s largest followers in her personal inform it as it’s, no-BS model. If you’re keen on the Harley Quinn animated sequence, that is one you can not f—king miss! (10 min)
Shazam! panel, 7:40pm
Zac Levi and the forged can’t let you know s#&t! Sworn to secrecy on the brand new script for his or her upcoming film, Zac and some of his SHAZAM! castmates speak with the Philippines’ #1 DC fan, Gino Quillamor, about what the subsequent film may be about, whereas commenting on every little thing from panels to the opposite Zack’s lower — and also have a few shock company drop in! (10 min)
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League panel, 8:10pm
Will Arnett hosts the extremely anticipated online game reveal from Rocksteady Studios, creators of the Batman: Arkham franchise. (20 min)
The Batman panel, 8:30p
The Batman filmmaker Matt Reeves joins host and self-professed fangirl Aisha Tyler for a dialogue of the upcoming movie…with a shock (or two) for the followers! (30 min)