The Batman & More Set For Warner Bros.’ Huge Virtual Event in August
“The world only makes sense if you force it to,” Batman says in one of his more famous quotes, this from Frank Miller’s beloved miniseries “The Dark Knight Rises” (the quote was then used in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice). With that in mind, Warner Bros. has announced they’re launching a Comic Con-like mega-event—albeit virtual, this year—called DC FanDome, in an effort to force a little sense onto a non-sensical world. The event will take place online on August 22, beginning at 10 am PST, and will last for 24 hours. Anyone from anywhere can log in, for free (!!), and check out six different, fully programmed virtual worlds. This massive virtual event will give Warner Bros. a chance to hype some of their most hotly anticipated upcoming projects from their DC Multiverse, which includes films featuring Batman, Wonder Woman, and more. The six worlds include a Hall of Heroes, DC InsiderVerse, DC YouVerse, DC WatchVerse, DC KidsVerse, and DC FunVerse. That’s a lot of verses!
The FanDome promises to reveal a bunch of announcements about upcoming DC films, TV shows, games, and comic books. It will also include a chance for fans to hear directly from the people who create the content they love. This includes creators from Matt Reeves’ The Batman, the Dwayne Johnson-led Black Adam, Patty Jenkins‘ Wonder Woman 1984, and the release of the Snyder Cut, Zack Snyder’s long-awaited version of Justice League that’s set to be released on HBO Max in 2021.
Here’s an introductory tweet from DC Comics:
— DC (@DCComics) June 16, 2020
And that’s just on the film front. On the TV side, the DC FanDome will include creators from Batwoman, Black Lightning, DC’s Stargirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl and more. While Warner Bros.’ hasn’t released exact details yet, what’s guaranteed is virtual panels with directors, writers, and select cast members. We might even get our first glimpse at The Batman.
Of the six different, fully-programmed worlds inside the virtual FanDome, it will be the Hall of Heroes where the main panels, reveals, and special programming will take place. Yet each one of the worlds will have its own never-before-seen stuff. For example, the DC YouVerse will highlight fan-generated content, while the DC WatchVerse will include hours of new content, panels, new footage, and more.
This being a global event, the FanDome will be available in 10 languages, including English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese. The DC FanDome announcement follows the news, way back in April, that San Diego Comic-Con had been canceled for the first time ever, and would be offering an online version.
For more information on DC FanDome, visit their website here.
Featured image: An image from writer/director Matt Reeves ‘The Batman.’ Courtesy Reeves/Warner Bros.