The wait is almost over with DC Fandome 2021 streaming tomorrow, Saturday October 16 beginning at 10 AM PST. Fans have been eagerly awaiting the virtual convention which boasts an impressive list of guests and has already promised a new trailer for The Batman and the first official teaser trailer for Peacemaker. However, there are sure to be a ton of exciting announcements and surprises for DC fans with so much exciting new DC content coming.
The Illuminerdi has taken the time to break down the top 7 things we want to see at DC Fandome 2021 from upcoming DC television and films.
THE TOP 7 THINGS THE ILLUMINERDI WANTS TO SEE AT DC FANDOME 2021
7. The Batman HBO Max Spin-Off Series
Not too much is known about The Batman spin-off series that will focus on the Gotham Police during Robert Pattinson’s first year as the Caped Crusader. Following the departure of showrunner Terence Winter, Joe Barton took command of the highly anticipated spin-off series. With this spin-off series focusing on the Gotham Police it shouldn’t be a surprise that corruption is at the center of it.
Reeves revealed details about this spin-off series at DC Fandome 2020 talking about how it will see the Dark Knight’s first year as a vigilante through the eyes of the corrupt police officers, one in particular with the story becoming a battle for this particular cop’s soul. Kevin Smith has said that a producer told him, “It’s like the James Gordon show.” And we here at The Illuminerdi broke the news that the series has a new working title, Arkham.
We’re hoping that this year’s DC Fandome will bring more about this upcoming series to light. Details about characters, more specifics about the plot, or even the official title of the series. Is the officer at the center of the series James Gordon or another officer working with or for him? Hopefully more will be revealed during DC Fandome.
6. HBO Max Green Lantern Series
We here at The Illuminerdi have dropped quite a bit of exclusive news about the highly anticipated Green Lantern series. The series will not include two of the most famous Green Lanterns Hal Jordan and John Stewart, instead shining a light on others like Guy Gardner, Alan Scott, Simon Baz, Jessica Cruz, and Sinestro. Finn Wittrock has been cast as Guy Gardner and Jeremy Irvine will be playing Alan Scott. The Green Lantern series will also feature an entirely new Green Lantern Bree Jarta who is half human and half alien.
The Green Lantern series is said to take place over multiple time periods including the 1940s, the 1980s, and present day. Alan Scott’s story will be set in the 1940s while Guy Gardner will be partnered with Bree Jarta in the 1980s. Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz, two newer additions to the Green Lantern Corps. in the comics, are speculated to be a part of the present day story. The Green Lantern series will also focus on Sinestro’s time as one of the greatest Green Lanterns, although his dark destiny is looming.
We at The Illuminerdi are hoping to see some exciting news about the upcoming series, specifically concept art for suit designs for the different Green Lanterns at DC Fandome. Fans have been wanting to see how this series will tackle the Green Lantern suit especially after the 2011 Green Lantern film and DC Fandome is the perfect time to give the fans a sneak peek.
Not much is known about the upcoming HBO Max Batgirl movie. The film has shown some exciting momentum with Leslie Grace being cast to play Barbra Gordan aka Batgirl. Christina Hodson will be writing the script and she is no stranger to DC having written Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn) and the upcoming The Flash film.
Directing duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah will be helming the film, having experience directing female superhero stories after working on the highly anticipated Marvel series Ms. Marvel. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that JK Simmons is reportedly in talks to reprise his role as Commissioner Gordon for the film which could hint at Batgirl being part of the DCEU. We at The Illuminerdi reported on casting for the villain who is described as a disgruntled former firefighter.
Although Batgirl has not yet begun production we are hoping for some news about the new HBO Max film during DC Fandome. Hopefully some of the plot or the villain will get teased, but what would be even more exciting would be concept art or even an image of Leslie Grace sporting the Batgirl suit.