DC FanDome: The Weekend’s Biggest Highlights
The DC FanDome occurred over the weekend virtually, and many fans are already hyped for the teasers and trailers for upcoming DC films.
Panels and discussions were held online on DC FanDome’s website. The likes of James Gunn, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and a trailer for the anticipated The Batman were some of the memorable moments at the remote convention.
Here are the highlights of the DC FanDome in one place:
1. The Suicide Squad Character Reveals
Ever since it was announced that James Gunn would be directing The Suicide Squad people have been anticipating practically any tiny hint at what the film would look like. A few months later, the full cast was announced, and people became even more impatient. Finally, we have a list of the cast and who they will be playing in the upcoming The Suicide Squad:
Idris Elba – Bloodsport
Sean Gunn – Weasel
Pete Davidson – Blackguard
Daniela Melchior – Ratcatcher 2
Nathan Fillion – TDK
Steve Agee – King Shark and John Economos
Mayling Ng – Mongal
David Dastmalchain – Polka-Dot Man
Alice Braga – Sol Soria
John Cena – Peacemaker
Juan Diego Botto – Presidente General Silvio Luna
Peter Capaldi – The Thinker
Michael Rooker – Savant
Flula Borg – Javelin
Joaquin Cosio – Mayor General Mateo Suarez
Jennifer Holland – Emilia Harcourt
Storm Reid – Tyla
Jai Courtney – Captain Boomerang
Margot Robbie – Harley Quinn
Viola Davis – Amanda Waller
Joel Kinnaman – Colonel Rick Flag
Watch the character reveal teaser here: https://twitter.com/SuicideSquadWB/status/1297248820405780480?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1297248820405780480%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnet.com%2Fnews%2Fthe-suicide-squad-first-trailer-reveals-idris-elba-john-cena-and-more-at-dc-fandome%2F
2. Black Adam Teaser
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson as Black Adam has been in talks for years, but it wasn’t until Nov. 14, 2019 that it became official. The movie had a set date for 2021, and fans got to see a little teaser for the film this weekend.
The video featured pictures of studio art from DC of Johnson as Black Adam. From the way Johnson narrates, it seems this movie will be an origin story.
“This is the one that changes everything. There’s no more chains around this neck and I’m no longer a slave. And now you have my word. No one will ever stop me again and the hierarchy of power in the DC Universe is about to change. Vowing to always protect and be the champion of my people. THANK YOU #DCFanDome for that absolutely electrifying love and hype for our Black Adam panel. Our entire team as well as myself are deeply committed and passionate to the bone to deliver a story you’ll love and build out our DC Universe.” –therock on Instagram.
Check out the teaser for yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N73oTiIIJe0
3. Wonder Woman 1984 Second Trailer Release
Wonder Woman ’84 was supposed to have a June 2020 release date, but due to the pandemic, the date was pushed back to Oct. 2, 2020. In the meantime, fans can enjoy a second trailer that gives a good look at Kristen Wiig as Cheetah.
4. The Batman First Official Trailer
I know–Batman has had so many reboots and recasts, but there’s no denying the hype that comes with each announcement. Robert Pattinson was cast as Bruce Wayne in the upcoming film The Batman and this weekend at the DC FanDome, fans finally got to see a first look at the movie.
Grit and darkness weren’t left out in the tone of the film–but The Riddler remains in question.
The second part of the DC FanDome is Sept. 12 on dcfandome.com.