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DC FanDome: Hall of Heroes 2020 – Biggest News Recap

 

Zack Snyder’s Justice League

Another movie from the DC Universe is getting a redemption arc, this time it’s Justice League with Zack Snyder’s official footage. The film will be four hours long with restored footage from Snyder’s original shoot nearly five years ago. Featuring well-known shots promoted by Snyder in the interim — including bits of The Flash and Cyborg’s backstories — along with our first clear look at Darkseid in action, the trailer is moody and full of visuals we didn’t see the first time in 2017. Snyder was the director for Justice League originally, but a family tragedy caused him to step down before reshoots. He was then replaced by Joss Whedon, who was supposedly asked to lighten the movie’s tone and make it a little funnier. Thanks in part to the extremely negative reactions to Batman v Superman and the positive audience response to Suicide Squad.

Zack Snyder’s Justice League is scheduled for release in 2021, on HBO Max.

 

The Flash

Fans got a big update on the future of The Flash at DC FanDome today. The “Introducing Flash” panel had Ezra Miller (The Flash from Justice League), director/producer siblings Andy Muschietti and Barbara Muschietti, and screenwriter Christina Hodson (Birds of Prey). They revealed concept art of Barry Allen’s new costume, designed by Batman himself, and confirmed a longstanding rumour. Their new Flash movie will be based on the infamous DC Comics storyline Flashpoint. If you haven’t watched that animation you really should.

The Flash movie does not have a release date, but is aiming for a 2022 debut.

 

Black Adam

At DC FanDome, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson shared our first insights into his long-simmering Black Adam movie, a sequel of sorts to 2019’s Shazam!, including his more virtuous foes: the Justice Society. Black Adam is a sort of anti-hero with he has his own sense of Black Adam justice. Black Adam’s given name is Teth-Adam, and he was born in 13th-century Egypt as a slave. As an adult, was chosen to receive the power of Shazam, just like Billy Batson in modern-day. We’ll certainly find out more as Black Adam starts production and we grow closer to the movie’s release date.

Black Adam was originally set to debut on December 22nd, 2021. But I imagine that’s going to be delayed.

 

Gotham Knights

Batman is officially dead but Gotham still needs a hero, or more precisely four heroes. Robin Boy Wonder, Nightwing, Batgirl and Red Hood will take up the mantle as the Gotham Knights to protect the city. There’s always trouble in Gotham city and something always leads back to the mysterious Court of Owls. The Court is made up of a generations-long conspiracy of Gotham City’s wealthiest families and they’re here to pull the strings of crime for their own benefit.

Gotham Knights is coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X next year, and will be playable solo or in co-op.

 

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