DC FanDome roundup

By: Frank Hyden

I’ll post links to the various projects and give my thoughts on them. And here’s the official DC blog page that lists it all.

***Wonder Woman 1984

I’m really liking what I’m seeing here for the most part, though it helps that I’m a big fan of Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Pedro Pascal, and Kristin Wiig. I don’t know about the CG for Cheetah, though, it looks a little weird. Still, though, I think this will be a movie I’ll enjoy quite a bit.

***Gotham Knights

This is a video game where Bruce Wayne is dead and Nightwing, Batgirl, Robin, and Red Hood are tasked with protecting Gotham from The Court of Owls, Mr. Freeze, etc. The gameplay looks pretty good. The game won’t be out until next year for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X and PC. The big draw to me is the 2-player co-op. That’s really cool.

***The Suicide Squad

I want to have faith in James Gunn, as I think he’s earned it with the Guardians of the Galaxy movies but damn, some of the people in this movie are so dorky. Polka-Dot Man is in the movie. So is Ratcatcher, except of course they had to gender-swap him to female and name her Ratcatcher 2. Not a huge deal, of course, I’m more bothered by some of these lame characters. Again, though, I’ll have faith in Gunn but man, the designs of a lot of these characters are eyesores. You got a hell of a cast, though. Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, Michael Rooker, Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, Nathan Fillion, and John Cena.

***Snyder cut of Justice League

We saw Darkseid here, as well as other new clips. It was cool, though I was torn on that Leonard Cohen song “Hallejuah” playing during it. It was cool, but it was also kind of lame. It sort of fit but it didn’t. I don’t know, maybe it’s because I really want to like this but I also don’t want to get my hopes up too much.

***The Flash TV show

They showed a trailer for Season 7 of the show. It looked pretty good, though I’m biased towards the show as I really like several of the actors on the show. It looks good and I’ll watch it, though I’m sure there’s plenty of people who won’t want to watch it.

They then touched upon the Titans TV show and its upcoming 3rd season. I haven’t seen the show so I can’t speak on any of this. They’re going to introduce Barbara Gordon as the GCPD Commissioner and the villain will be Red Hood. That sounds cool.

Then they talked about Aquaman 2 with the director James Wan. He did say that the sequel will be a little more serious and culturally relevant, which sounds terrible. Don’t make it more woke, that’s a recipe for disaster. Though that does make me wonder what will happen with Amber Heard, because that chick needs to go. She’s an abuser. They need to recast Mera. Emilia Clarke would be my first choice but I’m open to suggestions.

***Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League

This is Rocksteady’s big video game due out in 2022 for PS5, Xbox Series X and PC. This is just a teaser to kind of set the tone, and it was pretty funny. The big draw to me is the 4-player co-op. The 4 characters are Harley Quinn, King Shark, Deadshot, and Captain Boomerang. We have a ways to go before it releases but I’m interested.

***The Batman

This is still early but I don’t know about this movie. It looks well-made but Robert Pattinson as Batman just doesn’t seem right to me. I’ll give it a chance, of course, but I don’t know. Matt Reeves is a good director so maybe the movie will be great? Or maybe it’ll be eh? I don’t think it’ll be bad or terrible but how good will it be? That’s the big question for me. I want it to be a great movie but I’ve been burned before on these types of movies. We all have. I guess we’ll have to wait to see.

Comments and suggestions can be emailed to me at hydenfrank@gmail.com and you can follow me on Twitter at @hydenfrank

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