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10 Must-See Panels at DC FanDome's Hall of Heroes

From Wonder Woman 1984 and Black Adam to The Suicide Squad and the Snyder Cut, here are the panels you won't want to miss.

by | August 19, 2020 | Comments

Earlier this year, the pop culture frenzy that is San Diego Comic-Con opted to go entirely free and entirely online, re-christening itself as Comic-Con@Home and offering fans a Zoom-ified version of what they might normally see at the annual event. Not to be outdone, DC Entertainment is offering a unique streaming experience unlike anything they’ve done before — also free, and also entirely online — called DC FanDome.

Initially conceived and promoted as a single 24-hour event, DC FanDome has expanded to accommodate fans who won’t be able to see everything they want to see (you can read more about that here). But the main event will happen on Saturday, August 22, when viewers can tune in to the “Hall of Heroes,” which will cover most of DC Entertainment’s tentpole properties, from their big-budget film franchises and a couple of their TV series to video games, comic books, and more. There will be a lot to take in, so if your time is limited, or you just don’t want to sit around waiting for the next cool thing to happen, here are the 10 Hall of Heroes panels you probably won’t want to miss.


Wonder Woman 1984

When: 10:00 am (PT)
Length: 25 minutes

DC FanDome will kick off with a bang with this panel dedicated to the highly anticipated follow-up to 2017’s Wonder Woman. Director Patty Jenkins and stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, and Pedro Pascal will be on hand to answer fan questions and share a new sneak peek at the film. The panel description also promises “a few more surprises,” so you might want to make sure you catch it in case something big drops.


Introducing Flash (Film)

Ezra Miller in Justice League
(Photo by Clay Enos/©Warner Bros. Pictures)

When: 11:40 am (PT)
Length: 10 minutes

The Flash standalone movie has been batted around in development since 2013, and we aren’t officially getting that movie until 2022, but the fact that producer-director Andy Muschietti (ItIt Chapter Two), his wife and producing partner Barbara Muschietti, screenwriter Christina Hodson (Birds of Prey), and star Ezra Miller are all showing up for this brief, 10-minute panel indicates they’ll have some important things to say — and possibly show, if Andy Muschietti’s brief appearance in the trailer above is any indication — about the upcoming film.


The Suicide Squad

Logo for The Suicide Squad
(Photo by DC Entertainment)

When: 11:55 pm (PT)
Length: 30 minutes

Writer-director James Gunn has been talking up his FanDome panel quite a bit, leading up to the event, and you know if he’s excited, it’s probably worth tuning in. Gunn will be answering fan questions about the reboot, and the panel description states that the members of Task Force X (i.e. The Suicide Squad) will join “for a fast-paced, no-holds-barred Squad Showdown that tests every team member’s Squad knowledge — and survival skills.” What that means is anyone’s guess, and while no names are listed in the description itself, we know that Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, Alice Braga, John Cena, Pete Davidson, and Nathan Fillion are scheduled to show up, among others (and they’re in the trailer).


The Snyder Cut of Justice League

Justice League
(Photo by DC Entertainment)

When: 2:30 pm (PT)
Length: 25 minutes

 

The fans who clamored for the mythical Snyder Cut of Justice League are finally getting their wish, as the purest version of director Zack Snyder’s film is scheduled to premiere on HBO Max in 2021. With that in mind, Snyder will answer fan questions and welcome a few surprise guests — likely at least Gal Gadot and Ezra Miller, both of whom have panels before this one.


The Flash (TV)

Grant Gustin as The Flash
(Photo by DC Entertainment)

When: 2:54 pm (PT)
Length: 16 minutes

One of only two TV-specific panels that were moved to the Hall of Heroes presentation after FanDome was split into two days, The Flash panel will feature executive producer Eric Wallace and stars Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Danielle Nicolet, Kayla Compton and Brandon McKnight as they reminisce over Season 6 and look ahead to Season 7. In addition, they’ll also preview a sneak peek at the black-and-white noir-themed episode “Kiss Kiss Breach Breach,” which was supposed to have run as part of Season 6 before the pandemic hit. It should be noted that this panel has been dramatically shortened to 16 minutes to fit into the Hall of Heroes schedule, so we may not get everything described above on August 22, but it looks like the full 40-minute presentation will be broadcast on September 12.


Black Adam

Dwayne Johnson
(Photo by DC Enteratinment)

When: 3:10 pm (PT)
Length: 15 minutes

We’re finally getting the Black Adam movie in 2021 — or we expect to get it in time for Christmas, anyway — and star Dwayne Johnson will be doing a Q&A session to give fans a taste of what his first comic book superhero movie will look like. The description for the panel also mentions “a few surprises,” so we may get some info on how the film may tie in to Shazam! (more on that movie below).


Titans (TV)

Titans
(Photo by Warner Bros.)

When: 3:50 pm (PT)
Length: 15 minutes

This is the second television series, along with The Flash, that was deemed worthy to move from its original placement in the WatchVerse module to the prime Hall of Heroes lineup, so that already hints that the panel will deliver something special for the fans. However, also like The Flash, the length of the panel has been cut down from its original 30-minute slot in order to fit here, but when it resurfaces on FanDome’s September 12 broadcast, we’ll get the whole shebang. With all of that said, the panel is set to include stars Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Teagan Croft, Ryan Potter, Conor Leslie, Curran Walters, Joshua Orpin, Damaris Lewis, with Alan Ritchson and Minka Kelly as they talk about the upcoming third season and possibly unveil a premiere date.


Aquaman

Jason Momoa as Aquaman
(Photo by Warner Bros.)

When: 4:05 pm (PT)
Length: 10 minutes

Sure, Aquaman has been out for a couple of years now, so a retrospective look at the film may not be the most earth-shattering thing on your list. That said, director James Wan and co-star Patrick Wilson will be on hand for a brief look back at the world of Atlantis with some behind-the-scenes material, and that could potentially lead into some new info or some sort of a teaser for either Aquaman 2 (due out in 2022) or the horror-themed spinoff The Trench (reportedly due out sometime before Aquaman 2), both of which are in active development right now.


SHAZAM!

Zacharay Levi in Shazam!
(Photo by DC Entertainment)

When: 4:40 pm (PT)
Length: 10 minutes

Like Aquaman, Shazam! has already come and gone from theaters, but unlike the panel for that film, the description for this one specifically teases that star Zachary Levi and co-stars Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Granger, Faithe Herman, Meagan Good, and Mark Strong will discuss what the next movie “might be about,” along with “surprise guests.” Again, this could all point to the eventual Black Adam/Shazam! crossover everyone is expecting.


The Batman

The Batman
(Photo by @mattreevesLA)

When: 5:30 pm (PT)
Length: 30 minutes

The primetime evening slot goes to Matt Reeves’ The Batman, possibly the most anticipated film of the event, if only because we’ve gotten a fair amount of detail about Wonder Woman 1984 but still don’t know a whole lot about the latest iteration of the Caped Crusader. Reeves will be joined by FanDome host Aisha Tyler to talk about the upcoming film, and while the description mentions “a surprise (or two),” we know that Robert Pattinson is supposed to show up at some point, so there could be some big reveals in store.


DC FanDome’s Hall of Heroes presentations begin at 10:00 am (PT) on Saturday, August 22. Click here for the full schedule.


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