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DC FanDome: Watch The Batman, Justice League Snyder Cut reveals and more

DC FanDome had its first glorious day, revealing some spectacular new footage, including from The Batman, Wonder Woman 1984 and The Justice League Snyder Cut. The second part of DC Fandome follows on Sept. 12. The event, aimed at fans of DC Comics, features online panels, cosplay, fan art and comics, as well as special events for kids. The devoted DC fandom will be especially excited for looks at some long-awaited DC properties. Kinda like Comic-Con, but only for DC. So no Avengers (that’s Marvel). But if you’re a fan of DC characters such as Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman and Aquaman, you’ll want to tune in. And this fandom event should go well beyond the big names. The Aug. 22 event covered the whole DC world, from comic books to movies to TV shows and video games, and a second event of Sept. 12 will do something similar.

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Watch: In Wonder Woman 1984’s new trailer, Diana and Cheetah go head to head

The newest trailer for Wonder Woman 1984 has arrived, bringing us new action sequences, a romantic reunion, and an extended look at the movie’s new villain. In it, Gal Gadot’s Diana Prince returns to us in the 1980s — 70 or so years since Wonder Woman’s adventures in her first film, and everything is glitzy, golden, and perfect. But there’s an undercurrent of doom: Maxwell Lord (Pedro Pascal) is seen and heard saying he can make everyone’s dreams come true, and for Diana that seems to mean a reunion with the love of her life, Steve Trevor.

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The Batman: Watch the dark, brutal new trailer featuring Robert Pattinson

DC FanDome featured panels stacked with big names this weekend, including Robert Pattinson and director Matt Reeves at The Batman event. They delivered massively, showing The Batman’s first major trailer for the DC Comics movie slated for the end of next year. The new DC FanDome footage is dark, brutal and, yep, mysterious. We see in one scene that Pattinson’s Dark Knight will bring a violent, unrelenting fighting style. Trying to figure out his role in battling the evil of Gotham, he’s unsure how he fits into helping Gotham PD. “We will see Batman grow, make mistakes … and be flawed,” Reeves said during the panel. “We also get to see him being the world’s greatest detective.”

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Every new supervillain chucklehead in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, explained

We’ve known that James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad would have an expansive cast for a while now, but we didn’t find out who they were all playing until today. At the The Suicide Squad panel at DC FanDome, the director finally gave us a full roll call of every washed-up, third-string supervillain in his movie. The Suicide Squad is basically the Dirty Dozen of the DC Universe. Press ganged into fighting the fights of the U.S. government, the clandestine squad of convicted super criminals that works under the radar (because the U.S. government doesn’t want anyone to actually know they hired a bunch of super criminals to fight their fights). Gunn’s new The Suicide Squad is building on David Ayer’s 2016 Suicide Squad, bringing back several characters to reprise their roles, including Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, the stone-faced creator of the Suicide Squad; Joel Kinnaman as Colonel Rick Flag, the exhausted supervillain nanny; Jai Courtney as (Captain) Boomerang, the team’s resident firebrand; and, of course, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn.

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The Flash Movie Concept Art Confirms a Classic Batman Return

DC DIDN’T ACTUALLY SAY IT, but they didn’t have to. Michael Keaton’s Batman will return in a big way in the 2022 movie The Flash. And based on new concept art, we will see just how important Keaton’s Caped Crusader will be to the Scarlet Speedster. WHAT HAPPENED? — On Saturday, DC held its virtual DC FanDome convention. In the early afternoon, the event ran the pre-taped panel for The Flash, the solo superhero movie that will star Ezra Miller reprising his role. During the panel, hosted by star Ezra Miller, screenwriter Christina Hodson and director Andy Muschietti talked up the significance of the 2011 story Flashpoint by Geoff Johns and the possibilities of the multiverse that dominate the DC movies and TV show. The panelists revealed Ezra Miller’s Flash will wear a new costume in the movie, one that includes a more organic design than his armored suit in Justice League. The costume is given to him by Batman, the panelists confirmed. But they didn’t specify which Batman gives Flash his new suit.

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