It seems like virtual conventions are all the rage these days. We’ve had Nintendo Direct, The PC Gaming Show and most recently Nintendo Indie World. Now DC is getting into the game with a pop-up digital convention called DC FanDome. The first DC FanDome: Hall of Heroes was an 8 hour stream on the 22nd of August. The second DC FanDome entitled Explore the Multiverse will be happening on September 12th. In the steam were panels, sessions and events focusing on DC’s upcoming movies and games such as Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Batman, Suicide Squad and more. There was a lot to get through and as usual, Unpause got your back with all the highlights.
Wonder Woman 1984
A brand new trailer for Wonder Woman 1984 officially dropped at the DC Fandome: Hall of Heroes and I am excited. 1984 is not a sequel but the next iteration of the Wonder Woman series says the director. The movie is set predictably in 1984 Washington D.C., where we see the gorgeous Gal Gadot reprising herself as Diana aka Wonder Woman. And Steve Trevor is there a well somehow. The trailer has revealed the two main villains of the movie – Cheetah played by Kristen Wiig, a friend of Wonder Woman’s who covets her power and turns evil. And Pedro Pascal as Max Lord, a businessman who promises consumers to grant their every wish—but at a cost.
Wonder Woman 1984 is scheduled for release on October 2nd, 2020.
The first trailer for The Batman was revealed at the DC FanDome: Hall of Heroes. Directed by Matt Reeves, this is our first look at Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne and the Dark Knight in action. The Batman trailer is a dark, violent slice of the film, showing Batman unleashing vengeance for Gotham City. According to the director, The Batman will be a “noir-driven” original story. Starring Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, Colin Farrell as The Penguin, and Paul Dano as The Riddler.
The Batman is scheduled for release on October 21st, 2021.
The Batman HBO Max Series
We won’t see The Batman until October 2021, but make no mistake: the company and DC Comics are all in on writer-director Matt Reeves’ vision. Along with the rebooted Batman film, HBO Max announced in July that it will also produce a TV series spin-off written by Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter. Reeves will produce the series with Winter, with the show’s focus being on the Gotham Police Department. In conversation with actress and comedian Aisha Tyler, Reeves said the Gotham PD series will focus on the department in the Batman universe’s “Year One”. This will technically make the show a prequel to the movie, which Reeves describes as following “Year Two” Batman.
There is no release date for the HBO Max series.
The Suicide Squad
Suicide Squad has been a bit of a mess but you know what I enjoyed that movie it was fun if a bit awkward at times. But now we’re getting a The Suicide Squad movie directed by James Gunn, notably known for directing the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. And if the cast list is any indication it’s going to be a show stopper. We’ve got Margot Robbie back as Harley Quinn, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Idris Elba as Bloodsport, David Dastmalchian as Polka-Dot Man, John Cena as Peacemaker, Alice Braga as Solsoria, Sean Gunn as Weasel and Pete Davidson as Blackguard. Taika Waititi is also making a debut in there somewhere. It should be good.
The Suicide Squad is scheduled for release on August 6, 2021.