Over the weekend, DC Comics held what they called FanDome. The latest in a long line of online-only conventions, the presentations basically filled the void created by the fact that there was no big Warner Bros. panel at Comic-Con International this year.
During the weekend’s events, DC unleashed a slew of teasers and trailers for its upcoming films—most of which felt like drops of ice-cold water in the superhero-movie drought of this summer. Speaking of, one of the biggest trailers released was for the sequel to the superhero blockbuster of 2017: Wonder Woman. It’s follow up—Wonder Woman 1984—jumps ahead a few decades to the era of malls and day-glo, giving a resurrected Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) a fanny pack and Diana (Gal Gadot) the best anti-aging cream money can buy. (JK, she’s an Amazonian warrior, she doesn’t age like mere mortals.) It also has Kristen Wiig’s Barbara/Cheetah in action. It looks like a helluva lot of fun, and it also promises to answer the question, “Barbara, what did you do?”
Next up: The Batman. The newest Caped Crusader movie, starring Robert Pattinson, features Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon, Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin (trust us, he’s there; he’s just behind a lot of makeup), and Paul Dano as The Riddler—and it looks like a lot of fun. Also, thanks to Pattinson’s liberal use of eye makeup, it looks an awful lot like The Crow, right down to the 1990s soundtrack. Whatever. We’re in.
During FanDome, DC also showed off a few teasers for The Suicide Squad and Zack Snyder’s long-awaited (and long-belabored) cut of Justice League. (You remember that one, right? The one that seemed like a myth until fans talked about it so much Warner Bros. decided to ask Snyder to make it for HBO Go? Yeah, it’s a real thing now!) For The Suicide Squad (not to be confused with 2016’s Suicide Squad), there’s no actual trailer, but fans do now have a character-reveal teaser and a montage of behind-the-scenes footage and interviews that is basically a giant middle finger to director David Ayer’s take on the antihero team from just four years ago.
Continuing the theme of curious scoring choices, the trailer for Snyder’s cut of Justice League is set to Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” and frankly, it doesn’t make the movie look so much like a new cut of the 2017 film as it does a completely different movie. Regardless, it looks as flashy and grimdark as you might expect. See it for yourself below.
Wonder Woman 1984 is scheduled for release October 2. The Batman, The Suicide Squad, and Snyder’s Justice League cut are all slated for 2021.
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