Here is a look at DC FanDome’s super highlights! DC FanDome returned last night for its’ second instalment and treated fans at first looks and announcements for the latest DC films, tv series and comics.
Sadly, there wasn’t a huge amount of news regarding our favourite hero, but we have rounded up the highlights for you right here in this very post.
First of all we had the announcement of a brand new game ‘DC League of Super-Pets: The Adventures of Krypto and Ace‘. The game comes from Outright Games and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and players can suit up as super-dogs Krypto and Ace and soar through the streets of Metropolis, in a bot smashing, action-packed DC Super-Pets adventure! Sadly, that was all the information we have at the moment, but I’m sure more information will come very soon.
We got new footage for the upcoming video game ‘Kill the Justice League‘, giving us some more footage of a brainwashed Superman, and perhaps the most INCREDIBLY MASSIVE version of Brainiac (or his ship anyway) that we’ve ever seen!
We also learnt the story-line behind the game, here is the official write-up from WB Games UK:
The brand-new story trailer sheds light on the origins of Amanda Waller’s infamous Task Force X (a.k.a. the Suicide Squad) as Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang and King Shark grudgingly embark on their mission to take down the World’s Greatest DC Super Heroes, The Justice League. Featuring an original narrative set within an expansive open-world Metropolis, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League puts the four DC Super-Villains on a collision course with an invading alien force and DC Super Heroes who are now laser-focused on destroying the city they once vowed to protect. All the while, the squad must be mindful of the lethal explosives implanted in their heads that could go off at the first sign of defiance.
Squad: Kill the Justice League will be available worldwide in 2022 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC
Check out the new trailer here:
We then saw new footage from the ‘DC League of Super-Pets‘ film, featuring Dwayne Johnson as Krypto the Superdog and Kevin Hart as Ace the Bathound. The animation looks amazing, feeling very Pixar, which is NOT a bad thing for a movie about talking animals. The typical dynamic of an incredibly confident straight-man Dawyne Johnson role and an insecure funny-man role for Kevin Hart looks like it’ll work incredibly well for this film. The film premieres May 20, 2022.
Here’s a look at the brand new teaser released at DC FanDome:
As part of the ‘Super-Family’ segment we received the news that Superman’s mission statement was about to change after 80 years. Previously, Superman fought for ‘Truth, Justice, and The American Way’. Though this was deftly explained as still modernly relevant by Philip Kennedy Johnson on our podcast, the motto change is definitely a more inclusive option, reflecting Superman’s worldwide audience.
Jim Lee, Chief Creative Officer of DC and Publisher for the company, announced that Superman’s new motto is “Truth, Justice, and a better tomorrow.”
New art was revealed for the upcoming animated series ‘My Adventures with Superman‘ and I couldn’t be more in love with this art style and direction, which appears to be heavily inspired by manga and anime. Japanese animation heavily invests in slice of life and relational storytelling, something western animation has barely touched upon at all. The personal life of Superman as Clark Kent has been the backbone of modern Superman comics and is at the heart of what makes the character great. This series looks like it’s leaning heavily into this, and I can’t wait to see it.
During DC Fandome, we were treated to a behind the scenes look at The Kent house soundstage. Hosted by Lois and Jordan themselves, Bitsie Tulloch and Alexander Garfin. We are treated to their favorite areas of the set and even some secret hideaways and favorite props. It’s a fun behind the scenes look, giving us a very realistic picture of the life of the actors on set.
Superman and Lois season 2 has yet to receive an official release date, but likely premiere some time in 2022.
We were treated to an excellent first look at the upcoming movie ‘The Flash’, and I have to say it looks fantastic so far. There are so many reveals, twists and turns already and even with that we are still guessing! We got a voice over from Michael Keaton, a glimpse at a second Flash, but most importantly a first look at Sasha Calle in action as Supergirl.
‘The Flash‘ is set for release on 4th November 2022, here’s a look at the teaser trailer from DC FanDome:
We also got an announcement of a new DC Animated film titled ‘Battle Of The Super-Sons’, which I am assuming will involve Jon Kent (Superboy) and Damian Wayne (Robin). This animated film will be the first ever CG film from DC and is set for release as part of their 2022 slate.
And last, but most certainly not least we had a cast reunion of the iconic and first DC TV series, ‘Smallville‘. Though it was DC FanDome day, it was also the 20th anniversary of Smallville, so what better excuse to get the cast back together?! Tiffany Smith moderated a chat between Tom Welling (Clark Kent) and Michael Rosenbaum (Lex Luthor) as they took a stroll down memory lane giving us some great insight into what it was like to be a part of the show.
Not only that but we saw a montage of familiar faces who provided messages to the fans and the rest of the cast. Watch the celebration reunion below:
DC FanDome was a great event yet again, and I really hope this is something that DC continue to do going forwards. Not only does it give the world and fans a great excuse to come together, but it’s a great way to celebrate all things DC.
My only complaint is that we didn’t get any news regarding the new Superman film and of course an announcement regarding Henry Cavill.