DC’s ‘Fandome’ Digital Event Promises Something For Everyone

DC's got its hands in so much that it's showcasing it all in one place.

Being a fan of comics and comic book characters spans so many different mediums now that you might identify as DC Comics fan, but maybe engage mostly in one sector of the company’s expanded universe. My personal connection to DC comes from my attachment to Green Arrow and John Constantine, which has mostly been facilitated by the Arrowverse TV shows, Injustice games, and a select few comic series. But I’m not among those who are always keeping up with the current plotlines and reading new issues every week. When your fanbase is so spread out, how does a company address each of them for a coronavirus-prompted digital event? By making a 24-hour long digital event called DC Fandome and hitting on basically every facet of the universe in that window.

Today, DC announced that on August 22, it will be hosting the DC Fandome event, day-long virtual convention of sorts, and it will be the stage on which the company reveals new information about upcoming “films, TV series and games,” as well as panels, exclusive screenings of never-before-seen content, art showcases, and merchandise. From the looks of it, DC’s TV shows will be receiving a whole lot of attention. Between the CW shows like Legends of Tomorrow and Batwoman, to the DC Universe exclusive shows like Harley Quinn and Young Justice: Outsiders, TV seems to be DC’s bread and butter right now. Here’s the full list of movies and TV shows that will be getting some kind of spotlight:

  • Aquaman
  • The Batman
  • Batwoman
  • Black Adam
  • Black Lightning
  • DC Super Hero Girls
  • DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
  • DC’s Stargirl
  • Doom Patrol
  • The Flash
  • Harley Quinn
  • The Snyder Cut of Justice League
  • Lucifer
  • Pennyworth
  • Shazam!
  • The Suicide Squad
  • Supergirl
  • Superman & Lois
  • Teen Titans GO!
  • Titans
  • Watchmen
  • Young Justice: Outsiders
  • Wonder Woman 1984

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Noticeably absent is Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), which had its theatrical release earlier this year, and was a sign that the DC movies had gotten their priorities straight. For more on that good piece of comic book cinema, check out our dedicated episode of You Love to See It, Fanbyte’s TV and movie podcast.

Also, it looks like this will be the first place we hear more concrete details on the fan-demanded Snyder Cut of the Justice League movie, which actually never existed and Warner Bros. is putting in millions of dollars to make it anyway. For more on that, check out our exclusive report.

But on the video game side, it sounds like WB Montreal will finally be announcing whatever Batman project they’ve been working on that was teased back in September of last year. While there have been periodic references to a new Batman game by the Arkham Origins developer since, there’s been no official announcement. Based on tweets, however, it looks like it might be following the Court of Owls plotline.

For more on DC Comics, check out Fanbyte’s You Love to See It episode for Batman Forever.