This past weekend, fans of the DC Comics universe got a taste of what's in store for them at the movies. From the first trailer of "The Batman" with Robert Pattinson, to new images of Gal Gadot in "Wonder Woman 1984," to the announcement of the cast for the sequel to "Suicide Squad," the DC FanDome virtual event was rich in sneak peeks. Here are five highlights from the event.
The first trailer for "The Batman"
Fans were finally able to get a glimpse of Robert Pattinson in the role of the Black Knight. At the DC FanDome event, which took place virtually this Saturday, August 22, director Matt Reeves at long last screened the first trailer of one of the most eagerly awaited films of 2021. The plot of this new opus will take place in Gotham City and in "year 2," as the filmmaker indicated during a panel discussion. While the film is scheduled to hit theaters on October 1, 2021, Matt Reeves revealed that he has already shot between 23 and 30% of the feature film. In this approach to Batman, resolutely darker than the previous ones, Bruce Wayne is still in his early days as a masked vigilante and will cross paths with Catwoman, played by Zoë Kravitz, and the Penguin, played by an unrecognizable Colin Farrell.
New images from "Wonder Woman 1984"
While the second installment of the adventures of Diana Prince aka Wonder Woman was scheduled to be released this summer, fans were able to console themselves with the first images of Kristen Wiig as Cheetah. Director Patty Jenkins unveiled a new trailer at the panel dedicated to the film during the DC FanDome, just over a month before its release on the big screen on October 2.
Dwayne Johnson in "Black Adam"
"The Rock" used the opportunity to present his next film in which he will take on the role of anti-hero "Black Adam," the enemy of superhero Shazam. While shooting has not yet started, some details of the plot have been unveiled, including the expected presence of Hawkman, Doctor Fate, Cyclone and Atom Smasher, with whom Black Adam will form the Justice Society of America, at the origin of the Justice League.
"The Flash" gets a new costume
A first image of Ezra Miller as "The Flash" was unveiled by director Andy Muschietti. Still kept secret, the feature film devoted to the character of Barry Allen sees the supersonic superhero outfitted with a new getup. A new image shows Batman at his side.
Full cast lineup revealed for "The Suicide Squad"
Don't call it "Suicide Squad 2" but rather "The Suicide Squad." For this new work dedicated to the enemies of our favorite superheroes, director James Gunn has surrounded himself with an A-list cast. In addition to Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Joel Kinnaman as Colonel Rick Flag and the unforgettable Margot Robbie as the dangerous Harley Quinn, a plethora of actors joined the project. Idris Elba, Pete Davidson and John Cena were confirmed through a video on the behind the scenes of the shooting published on Twitter by James Gunn.