About a year ago, DC Comics decided to take a stand against COVID-19 by introducing a new way to get all your new and upcoming DC content straight to your home. Since no one could physically go to Comic—Con, or any Con for that matter; DC Fandome was born. Presenting exciting and fresh first looks at new films like The Flash, The Batman, The Suicide Squad and Zack Snyder’s Justice League; and since their announcements we have been lucky to have seen The Suicide Squad and Zack Snyder’s Justice League and pleased with the new direction Warner Brothers is taking with DC. More announcements were displayed with upcoming video games when WB Montreal announced their Bat-Family centered game Gotham Knights, followed up with Rocksteady’s Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. And of course, the future of DC Television was presented with a look at the direction the Arrowverse would be taking. Since DC has decided to announce DC Fandome 2021, this is what has been said to appear at this years event.
The DC Arrowverse continues, with upcoming seasons of Batwoman, Supergirl, The Flash, Superman & Lois, Stargirl and Legends of Tomorrow as they enter new seasons, we are hoping to see our first look at Batwoman’s Poison Ivy played by Bridget Regan. As well as a first look at the next crossover event from The Flash titled Armageddon. But it doesn’t end their with new spin-off series set to be present with Naomi, played by Kaci Walfall we will follow Naomi as she investigates supernatural events that continue to shake the world around her. Meanwhile, DC continues to push out new content since the arrival of HBO Max. They will continue to show off their current series with Doom Patrol and Titans, as well as a new series titled DMZ and The Suicide Squad spin-off with John Cena’s Peacemaker. However, not only will HBO Max thrive with their live-action series but their animated and kids series. With hopeful first looks at the pre-school oriented Batwheels and continuation of DC Super Hero Girls and the long waited fourth season of Young Justice titled Phantoms. Also, we should be set to see our first look Aquaman: King of Atlantis with James Wan as Executive Producer; as well as J.J. Abrams, Matt Reeves and Bruce Timm’s collaboration on a Batman The Animated Series inspired show titled Batman: Caped Crusader. A third season of Harley Quinn The Animated Series is said to also be in development and lets not forget Netflix’s Sweet Tooth, which will return for a second season.
Last year we were given a announcement trailer for both Gotham Knights and Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, followed by a gameplay trailer for Gotham Knights. No doubt both games will make another appearance this year. Hopefully, a deeper look at both games with gameplay for Suicide Squad and further exploration of Gotham Knights. We might actually get an explanation to Batman’s death and how Brainiac managed to get his tendrils on the Justice League. And while there have been rumor’s that Netherrealm Studio’s next project is actually Mortal Kombat 12, rather than Injustice 3, we hope those rumors are silenced with a first look at the next installment in the Injustice franchise. And who knows what else we might see this year, maybe they will finally show off a 3rd person Superman game that has been secretly in development. Both Gotham Knights and Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League are scheduled to be released 2022.
Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about the movies. But first, lets take a look at the animation department; as DC continues its trend of hyped animated films with the upcoming adaptation of Injustice: Gods Among, another look will also come in the form of anime with Catwoman: Hunted. Future animated films will most likely also be announced. With theatrical releases, we will also be seeing an animated movie starring Dwayne Johnson, Keanu Reeves, Kevin Hart and John Krasinski to name a few in the upcoming DC League of Super-Pets, that will focus on the Justice League’s powerful pets. But lets get into what you really came to this article for, the DC Extended Universe. Which loosely remains with upcoming sequels with Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, which will see James Wan return in the directors chair; alongside his cast of Jason Mamoa as Aquaman, Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Ocean Master and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta. Then we will get a brief look at David F. Sandberg’s sequel with Shazam: Fury of the Gods! which will bring back Zachary Levi’s Shazam, along with the rest of the Shazam Family; but adds new cast members with Helen Mirren, Lucy Liu and Rachel Zegler. Another announcement that was only teased last year is Andy Muschietti’s The Flash that will see not only Ezra Miller returning as the Flash, but also Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton’s Batman with a anticipated new live-action Supergirl in Sasha Calle. However, the movies we are sure to see trailers for are Juame Collet-Serra and Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam, which will provide the super-villain’s origin story as well as feature film debuts for the Justice Society including Pierce Brosnan as Dr. Fate, Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Noah Centineo the Atom Smasher and Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone. But the film everyone has their eye on, has to be Matt Reeve’s film The Batman. After last year’s incredible debut trailer and recent first reactions from screenings, this one has to be the one that has everyone talking. Despite the film’s delay due to COVID-19, we are waiting patiently but eagerly for this new look at the Dark Knight and the gritty new world created by Matt Reeves. If the rumors for this film are true, we are ready to experience it.
These are some of the few announcements that have been revealed for DC Fandome 2021, with more to come. You can count on FandomWire to be covering all the greatness that is set to be released on October 16, beginning at 10AM PT.