Whether you live and die for Batman or Wonder Woman’s your No. 1, it’s the best day to be a DC Comics superhero fan.
The virtual DC FanDome is back for a second year Saturday, and on tap are plenty of new trailers, first looks and big news coming from the world of DC superheroes on screen. DC FanDome will be premiering the new trailer for Robert Pattinson’s “The Batman,” and fans await early glimpses at John Cena’s “The Suicide Squad”
For even more of a superhero flex, the event includes appearances from Pattinson, Cena, Johnson, filmmakers J.J. Abrams and Ava DuVernay, “Peacemaker” creator James Gunn, “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins, “Flash” movie star Ezra Miller, “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” actor Zachary Levi, and “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” stars Jason Momoa and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.
“You’re in store for a treat, y’all,” Levi says about the new “Fury of the Gods” sequel, coming in 2023. A behind-the-scenes reel teased bigger action and a heroic lair for the Shazam family, led by the Levi’s title teen-turned-superhero.
Miller said he and “The Flash”
director Andy Muschietti didn’t have enough footage for a full trailer but he did bring a little sneak peek at the upcoming movie (Nov. 4, 2022) with a voiceover from Michael Keaton returning as the Batman from the Tim Burton films. “You can go anywhere you want, right? Any universe? Why do you want to stay and fight for this one?”
Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck are caped crusaders in Ezra Miller’s
The Flash was one of the breakout characters from DC’s Justice League movies, but headlines suggest he could be upstaged in his own movie. The first trailer for The Flash, unveiled at DC Fandome on Saturday, gives a hint of what we can expect from the scarlet speedster’s solo adventure, which is reported to feature not one but two (or more) Batman stars. And it also offers a strong hint we’ll see Keaton’s iconic Batmobile too.
The Flash premieres Nov. 4, 2022. It’s directed by Andy Muschietti, one of the directors of horror hit It and its sequel. Sasha Calle stars as Supergirl and Kiersey Clemons as Iris West in a film influenced by the comic Flashpoint, which featured alternate timelines. That opens the door for alternate versions of the characters
The Flash” movie was
But no hard feelings, because in doing so, he also brought Michael Keaton’s Batman back into our lives. Yay! And you can see for yourself in the first trailer, uploaded by a fan ahead of the official release, right now.
“You changed the future,” Keaton continues alongside footage of Barry presumably doing just that. “And you changed the past.”
Then we hear footsteps, followed by dim lights revealing the”Batman” 1989 version of the batsuit. “You in?” asks Barry. Batman doesn’t reply but in case anyone cares, we definitely are.
Of course, we can tell things are wildly screwed up, not only because Keaton’s Batman is in the picture, but because there are at least two different Barry Allens (Barrys Allen?) asking for his help. Whoops.
Loosely based on the 2011 DC Comics crossover event “Flashpoint” — previously announced as the film’s title at Comic-Con 2017 — in “The Flash,” Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen travel back in time to prevent the death of his mother. But changing that one thing ends up changing everything, as Barry learns when he returns to the present. His old reality gone, Barry is trapped in a new universe where Gotham City protected by Michael Keaton’s Batman, now 30 years older, as TheWrap exclusively reported last year.
In the footage, we saw a few shots of what looks like Wayne Manor. We also saw a look at Keaton’s cowl, as Batman looked out over the Batcave. The sneak peek then cut to Miller’s Barry Allen, who was joined by Sasha Calle’s Supergirl, and what appears to be another version of the Flash also played by Miller. The trailer ends with the Flash pulling the cover off of what looked like Keaton’s iteration of the Batmobile.