This year, thanks in part to COVID-19, DC Comics has decided to host its own virtual Comic-Con-like event called DC FanDome, and it is going to be jammed full of DC stuff, including a host of panels for its upcoming movie and television slate. The event, which takes place on Aug. 22, just released its full schedule and is crammed from beginning to end with massive movies and shows, including The Batman, Wonder Woman 1984, The Suicide Squad, and any Arrowverse show you could want.
The 24-hour DC FanDome event is split up into a plethora of “halls” that attendees can pop in and out of depending on what they’d like to watch or are interested in. The Hall of Heroes is your traditional main stage, featuring most of the movie panels, gaming panels, and big-name comic panels. The WatchVerse is more geared to The CW’s television shows and other smaller-scale forms of DC entertainment. KidsVerse is a child-friendly set of streams and panels with a bit more engagement involved to keep the young ones interested. YouVerse focuses in on the fans with a lot of cosplay panels and the like. FunVerse is basically the booths and features digital comics and merchandise. Finally, InsiderVerse is the more traditional comic-con fare that takes a deeper dive into comic books with art panels and looks at different characters.
The list of big events in the DC FanDome Hall of Heroes is long. Despite some of the panels being only 10 minutes long, we will probably get our first looks movie-wise at The Flash, The Batman, and The Suicide Squad. Check out below for a listing of some of the biggest panels in the Hall of Heroes.
Wonder Woman 1984 Panel – 1 PM – 1:25 PM
Wonder Woman 1984 stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig and Pedro Pascal, and director/co-writer/producer Patty Jenkins join forces with Brazilian hosts Érico Borgo and Aline Diniz to celebrate the fans in a big way. They will answer questions from fans from all over the world, talk fan art and cosplay, and reveal an all-new sneak peek at the upcoming film — plus a few more surprises!
Introducing Flash – Panel – 2:45 PM – 2:55 PM
This 101-style conversation with The Flash filmmakers Andy Muschietti and Barbara Muschietti, star Ezra Miller and screenwriter Christina Hodson will give fans a speedy rundown on the first-ever Flash feature film.
The Suicide Squad – Panel – 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
What else would you expect from The Suicide Squad but the ultimate elimination game? First up, writer/director James Gunn takes on fan questions, then brings out Task Force X for a fast-paced, no-holds-barred Squad Showdown that tests every team member’s Squad knowledge — and survival skills!
The Snyder Cut of Justice League – Panel – 5:45 PM – 6:10 PM
Zack Snyder fields questions from fans and a few surprise guests as he discusses his eagerly awaited upcoming cut of the 2017 feature film and the movement that made it happen.
Black Adam – Panel – 6:00 PM – 6:15 PM
Star of the first-ever Black Adam feature film Dwayne Johnson sets the stage for the story and tone of the new movie with a fans-first Q&A…and a few surprises.
SHAZAM! – Panel – 7:30 PM – 7:40 PM
Zac Levi and the cast can’t tell you s#&t! Sworn to secrecy on the new script for their upcoming movie, Zac and a few of his SHAZAM! castmates talk with the Philippines’ #1 DC fan, Gino Quillamor, about what the next movie might be about, while commenting on everything from panels to the other Zack’s cut — and even have a few surprise guests drop in!
The Batman – Panel – 8:30 PM – 9:00 PM
The Batman filmmaker Matt Reeves joins host and self-professed fangirl Aisha Tyler for a discussion of the upcoming film…with a surprise (or two) for the fans!
If you have fear of missing any of these panels for any reason during DC FanDome, fear not. All of them will receive multiple encore presentations throughout the 24 hours. You can check out the entire DC FanDome event schedule online.
Plus, don’t forget that Rocksteady Studios’ Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League and WB Games Montreal’s new game will be showcased at the event too. And regrettably, don’t forget the bloodbath going on at Warner Bros. and DC Comics either.