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DC Fandome: Top 5 Reveals

We look at the top 5 revelations from DC's first ever Fandome.

AUGUST 23rd, 2020

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After much teasing, fans finally got to see what DC Comics have instore over the next year. With The Batman causing a social media meltdown with the first look trailer, Wonder Woman 1984, The Suicide Squad and Zack Snyder’s highly anticipated Justice League following suit, Warner Brothers and DC look to be hitting their fans hard with a movie schedule to rival Marvel.

5. Black Adam

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It has been a passion project of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s, which has been in the making for years, and finally Black Adam will be smashing his destructive way to the big screen.

Even though the movie has yet to enter production, Warner Brothers and DC released a teaser or what is in store for fans, and it didn’t disappoint. Describing the history of the character, Johnson introduced Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, confirming the long-rumoured casting of the role. The Hollywood actor and producer also confirmed that the Justice Society of America would play a part in the movie, though the other roles have yet to be cast.

Whilst little is known around the plot or tone of the movie, Johnson promised a dynamic and brutal Black Adam which will delight and satisfy fans and moviegoers alike.

The movie is scheduled for a December 2021 release date.

4. The Suicide Squad

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After the critically mauled Suicide Squad in 2016, DC finally decided to reboot the anti-hero movie, bringing in James Gunn as director. The movie will bring back fan favourite’s including Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Joel Kinnaman’s Rick Flag and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller. This time new characters are introduced to round out the squad.

Idris Elba is playing Bloodsport – a mercenary similar to Will Smith’s Deadshot character. Nathan Fillion is T.D.K and Alice Braga is playing Sul Soria – two new characters developed for the movie. Pete Davison is playing Blackguard, Michael Rooker is Savant and John Cena is Peacemaker – described as a “douchey Captain America”.

Peter Capaldi is the Thinker, David Dastmalchian is playing Polka-Dot Man, Flula Borg is Javelin, Daniela Melchior is Ratcatcher 2, Mayling Ng is Mongal, and the final two announcments were James Gunn playing Weasel – a man-sized weasel – and King Shark.

The movie will look to hopefully recreate the commercial success of the first outing of the Suicide Squad but also impress critics too.

The release date remains August 6, 2021.

3. Wonder Woman 1984

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After the commercial and critical success of Wonder Woman, it was inevitable that a sequel would be made, and the new trailer finally provided a first look at Kristen Wiig’s feline-villain Cheetah.

Directed – once again – by the brilliant Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman 1984 looks set to take Gal Gadot’s lasso wielding Amazonian princess to new heights – literally, as she is seen swinging from thunderbolts. With the return of Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor, the team will reunite to tackle Pedro Pascal’s Maxwell Lord and Wiig’s highly anticipated Cheetah.

There is also expected to be some surprises along the way, according to Gadot, as well as Wonder Woman’s iconic golden winged armour as she battles a fully transformed Cheetah, which promises to be an epic fight.

Wonder Woman 1984 is still set for an October 2, 2020 release date.

2. Justice League - The Snyder Cut

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Many DC fans never thought it would happen, but after a long-fought campaign, HBO Max will finally air Zack Snyder’s original version of Justice League.

After leaving the project whilst still in production due to a family tragedy, fans were less than impressed with the altered Joss Whedon version of the movie. With Henry Cavill’s bizarre CGI’d mouth, the patchwork storyline and the change in design of villain, Steppenwolf, Snyder’s cut is expected to bring the Justice League fans initially wanted to see.

The movie will be shown on HBO Max in the US and other streaming services outside of America, and will be split into four “episodes”.

The teaser trailer promised many different takes to the theatrical version with the inclusion of Darkseid, Superman’s black suit and reimagined Steppenwolf. Though it will also be interesting to see if the overall plot is different from Whedon’s Justice League, as Snyder has promised a more detailed look at Cyborg’s and the Flash’s backstories.

Justice League – The Snyder Cut is set for release next year on HBO Max.

1. The Batman

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When Robert Pattinson was announced as the new Bruce Wayne/Batman in the upcoming Matt Reeve’s directed movie, many fans questioned whether “that British actor from Twilight” was the right choice. If the new teaser trailer is anything to go by – how wrong they were.

Although only 25% of the movie has been shot, remarkably Reeves has managed to put together an impressive trailer which aired for the first time at this weekend’s DC Fandome. Showcasing Pattinson’s more “emo” Bruce Wayne; the brutality and menace we have come to associate with the billionaire’s alter-ego was still prevalent.

Director Matt Reeves introduced the first-look trailer, which has since been viewed over 20 million times across all platforms and trended worldwide for hours after its release and promised a Batman audiences have never seen before.

The Batman will also not be an origin story, instead the movie will be set in year 2 of the caped crusader’s story arc, and Reeves has pulled inspiration from movies, such as, Chinatown, Taxi Driver and Se7en. This has allowed him to achieve his goal of basing the tone of The Batman in a “grounded” world. Part of that world will also include Batman’s iconic villains, including Selina Kyle/Catwoman (Zoe Kravitz), “a version of the Riddler (Paul Dano) that no-one’s ever seen before”, and Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin (an unrecognisable Colin Farrell).

The production of the movie is still ongoing after being shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic, though is expected to resume soon. The official release date remains October 1, 2021.

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