DC FanDome won’t be happening this year. It’s been revealed that Warner Bros Discovery has opted to cancel DC FanDome 2022, which I’m sure many DC fans are very upset about. I have to be honest, I was really looking forward to watching the virtual event this year, but there might be some method to the madness.
Here’s what Warner Bros Discovery had to say about why they opted to cancel this year’s big event (via Deadline):
With the return of in-person events, Warner Bros. Discovery is excited to be able to engage with our fans live at numerous comic-cons around the world and will not be scheduling DC FanDome for 2022.
DC FanDome 2022 has been cancelled
Honestly, DC FanDome was one of my favourite events. I remember the very first one being brilliant and last year’s was quite a lot of fun also. However, it has to be stated that these fan events were getting a bit tricky because Warner Bros. Pictures has been cancelling so many of their upcoming superhero-related movies and TV shows. This made it difficult for fans to really get excited about anything that was supposed to be coming up.
DC Films made quite a bit of an impact at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Their Comic-Con panel featured the likes of Dwayne Johnson and Zachary Levy. Black Adam and Shazam!: Fury Of The Gods were the two main movies at the panel. There was no sign of Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom, even though the movie is pretty close to being finished. There was also no sign of The Flash movie, which has been going through all sorts of controversy thanks to Ezra Miller’s antics.
Is this the end of all future DC fan events?
DC has held two events so far during the pandemic, and I think it was a great idea. It really helped the fans to feel more involved in also be kept abreast of what’s coming up next. Last year’s event pulled in 66 million global viewers. It made a pretty big splash.
As for the upcoming DC Films projects, we’ve got Black Adam, Shazam!: Fury Of The Gods, Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom and Blue Beetle. These are the properties that are officially in development. We’ve had a bunch of future DC Films projects end up being cancelled, such as the Batgirl movie, The Wonder Twins, The Trench and Hourman. The release dates of Warners’ upcoming superhero movies have been moved around a bit. It was revealed that the Shazam sequel just moved from Christmas 2022 to March 17th 2023, and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom moved to next Christmas. The Flash is staying on June 23, while Blue Beetle is set for August 18th, 2023. We’re also pretty sure that The Batman sequel is going to happen, even though it’s not been officially greenlit yet. We have it on good authority that Warner Bros. Pictures is already working on the movie.
What about DC’s upcoming shows?
What about the upcoming DC shows? What do we have to look forward to, and what stuff could have been shown at this year’s now-cancelled event? Well, the ones that we know are coming are Superman & Lois Season 3, The Flash Season 9, Doom Patrol Season 4 and Harley Quinn Season 4. Stargirl Season 3 is currently airing on The CW. I’m pretty certain that these will be the final seasons of all of these shows. That hasn’t been officially confirmed yet. But, we do know that The Flash Season 9 will be the show’s final season.
As for the stuff that’s coming out beyond that, we have Peacemaker Season 2, which was confirmed as being in production by James Gunn. We also have the Batman spinoff shows. There’s the Penguin spinoff series and the show that’s going to be set inside Arkham Asylum. That show was going to be a Gotham PD show, but it was then turned into an Arkham Asylum series. All of these shows are being overseen by The Batman writer/director, Matt Reeves. Then we also have Joker: Folie à Deux, which is being worked on right now by Todd Phillips. The movie will star Joaquin Phoenix and Lady Gaga as Arthur Fleck and Harleen Quinzell.
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