Shazam: Fury of the Gods Looks Like It Might Be Worth the Wait

Shazam Fury of the Gods Behind-the-Scenes Video: Helen Mirren

In addition, Fury of the Gods is adding mythological creatures and monsters to the mix, as well as a trip to the Realm of the Gods, which certainly looks like Olympus in the concept art seen in the behind-the-scenes video—although, again, if Solomon shows up in the movie “Realm” certainly feels more inclusive.

Happily, just about everybody from the original Shazam movie returned for the sequel; the extended Batson family includes Asher Ashmore as Billy, Jack Dylan Grazer as Freddy Freeman, Faithe Herman as Darla Dudley, Ian Chen as Eugene Choi, Jovan Armand as Pedro Peña, and Grace Fulton as Mary Bromfield, along with their Shazam-ed counterparts (in the same order!) Zachary Levi, Adam Brody, Meagan Good, Ross Butler, D.J. Cortona, and Grace Fulton (doing double-duty as her superheroic self). Likewise, Marta Milans and Cooper Andrews return as their foster parents Rosa and Victor Vásquez, and Djimon Hounsou as the wizard Shazam.

Shazam: Fury of the Gods is currently set for release on June 2, 2023. That’s quite a while off, but as DC Fandome is abundantly showing, there’ll be plenty of things to watch between now and then.


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The Batman’s Explosive New Trailer Looks Behind Bruce Wayne’s Furious Mask

The Batman New Trailer Released at DC Fandome 2021: Pattinson, Kravitz

Contrasting all the anger Bruce gets to unleash, we’ve got some moments of intimacy between him and Selina as she attempts to probe what kind of man sits behind the Batman’s angry mask. Additionally, we get proper good glimpses of Paul Dano as the Riddler (and his penchant for question marks in the silliest of places), Andy Serkis as Alfred, and even a few more good looks at Jeffrey Wright’s Commissioner Gordon, too. But for all our glimpses, above all the focus here is on that aforementioned explosive anger, as Bruce turns his new persona as the Dark Knight into a petrifying unstoppable force—whether it’s a spray of bullets (or six) or attempts to turn his new ride into scrap. Nothing, it seems, is going to stop this Batman… other than perhaps his own fury.

No doubt we’ll learn more as to what makes this latest Batman tick as we get closer to The Batman’s release date, March 4, 2022. Dead parents? I bet it’s dead parents.


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Harley Quinn’s Season 3 ‘Eat, Bang, Kill Tour’ Is Coming… Eventually

Harley Quinn Season 3 Animated Teaser Released

There are a couple of different ways to interpret the significance of Harley and Ivy’s “eat, bang, kill tour,” but from the way Jim Gordon talks about the part, it seems as if they’re going to set out on a chaotic crime spree that’ll put Gotham’s other villains to shame. While most everything about the teaser points to Harley Quinn’s third season being a return to its familiar antics, what’s going to be particularly exciting to see is how the show handles new characters like Amanda Waller who feels like a perfect fit for the show’s tone and sensibilities. There’s no word yet on when specifically to expect it, but Harley Quinn’s third season will hit HBO Max at some point in 2022.


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Our First Look at DC’s Naomi Is Ripped Right From the Comics

DC’s Naomi First Look at DC Fandome Features Superman

In DC’s Naomi #1 from writers Brian Michael Bendis and David F. Walker, and artist Jamal Campbell, Naomi’s one of the many locals who rushes to catch a glimpse of Superman as he makes his first appearance in Port Oswego ever, and the new clip seems more or less ripped from the source material. After Naomi receives a text message alerting to her Superman’s presence, she rushes to ditch her class and to see the blue blur in action. But where comics Naomi’s able to get a good look at the cape, the CW’s take on the character only makes it so far out of her school before she passes out for some reason.

What Naomi doesn’t know as her story begins is that she, much like Superman was as a child, is no ordinary adoptee, but rather a powerful hero in-in-the-making with a very important destiny. Because Superman factors so largely into Naomi’s origins, it’s going to be interesting to see whether the CW’s Naomi pulls its resident live-action Superman, Tyler Hoechlin, into the new series for at least one significant cameo to help kick it off, and if other big-named supers might also meet her in the future after the series premieres.


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Titans is Returning for a Fourth Season of Superhero Trauma

Titans Renewed for Season 4 at DC Fandome 2021

That’s just the A-plot of the season, of course. The other season long story has seen Starfire (Anna Diop) try to make nice with her sister Blackfire (Damaris Lewis), and for a while it seemed to work! Blackfire was a Titan and had a boy toy in Superboy (Joshua Orpin), but it wasn’t to last before Blackfire went and absorbed her sister’s powers… which their parents originally transferred from Blackfire into Kory? Either way, Kory’s got blue light powers now, and Blackfire planned to return to Tamaran and become their queen. Except Superboy up and wrecked her ship, so she’s stranded on Earth. Wild!

Titans’ season three finale airs Thursday, October 21. Season four will presumably drop next year on HBO Max.


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Titans Is Returning for a 4th Season of Superhero Trauma

Titans Renewed for Season 4 at DC Fandome 2021

That’s just the A-plot of the season, of course. The other season long story has seen Starfire (Anna Diop) try to make nice with her sister Blackfire (Damaris Lewis), and for a while it seemed to work! Blackfire was a Titan and had a boy toy in Superboy (Joshua Orpin), but it wasn’t to last before Blackfire went and absorbed her sister’s powers… which their parents originally transferred from Blackfire into Kory? Either way, Kory’s got blue light powers now, and Blackfire planned to return to Tamaran and become their queen. Except Superboy up and wrecked her ship, so she’s stranded on Earth. Wild!

Titans’ season three finale airs Thursday, October 21. Season four will presumably drop next year on HBO Max.


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Gotham Knights Footage Teases a Batfamily Brawl

Gotham Knights Video Game Trailer: Court of Owls Revealed

As the new trailer shows, Dick, Babs, Tim, and Jason will have plenty of villains to face, from members of Batman’s Rogue’s Gallery looking to capitalize on the Dark Knight’s death (like the Penguin, glimpsed in the trailer), to a sinister new threat: The Court of Owls. The villainous cult was one of the first rumors circling the next Arkham game well before Gotham Knights was officially unveiled last year. Introduced by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo during the 2011 New 52 Batman run, the Court is a secret conglomerate of some of the oldest families to have ever lived in Gotham, operating beneath the city’s surface—and beneath white owl masks. They use their money and influence to maintain a grip over Gotham at large and struck against Batman with an army of agents called Talons—plenty of who we get to see here, too—assassins enhanced with a powerful formula to give them regenerative abilities and increased strength and reflexes. Suffice to say, the Bat family’s going to have a hell of a time stepping up to the plate. Check out a little more of the Talons in action in some behind-the-scenes footage below.

Gotham Knights is set to release in 2022.


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Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Looks Both Wet and Wild

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Behind the Scenes DC Fandome Clip

There’s not much to be gleaned from it, but man, some of that concept art is wild! And I’m weirdly thrilled by the possibility of Aquaman getting to ride his classic giant seahorse as opposed to the “sea dragons” of the first film.

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The plot of the sequel—directed by James Wan and written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick—is still officially under wraps, but we have some good guesses about what’s going on. Obviously, the Lost Kingdom refers to the chunk of Atlantis that disappeared after the island sank into the sea and split into seven separate provinces. Both Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Patrick Wilson are returning as the villains Black Manta and Ocean Master, respectively, which doesn’t bode well for Arthur. Additionally, and this is just a hypothesis of mine, since The Trench spin-off movie was canceled, I can easily see those irksome piranha people’s storyline getting folded into Lost Kingdom, meaning they could be the larger overall threat. I’d be fine if they weren’t, though; I’d much prefer to give Abdul-Mateen II more time to flesh out Black Manta, who’s always been Aquaman’s best villain anyway.

In addition to Momoa, Abdul-Mateen II, and Wilson, Amber Heard returns as Arthur Curry’s love interest Princess Mera, Dolph Lundgren as her father King Nereus, Temuera Morrison as Arthur’s human father Thomas Curry, and Randall Park as the marine biologist Dr. Stephen Shin. Vincent Regan has replaced Graham McTavish as the ancient first king of Atlantis, Atlan. Meanwhile, Jani Zhao will play Stringray, a new character created for the movie; Indya Moore as Karshon (a villain who’s currently a mutated, telepathic tiger shark in the comics), and Game of Thrones baddie Pilou Asbæk in an undisclosed role, probably as a baddie.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is currently scheduled to premiere on December 16, 2022. And don’t forget about HBO Max’s adorable animated miniseries that just premiered this week.


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The New Suicide Squad Game Shows Us How We’ll Kill the Justice League

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Trailer at DC Fandome

Kill the Justice League, unlike fellow DC Fandome video game pal Gotham Knights by Warner Bros. Montreal, is actually set in the same continuity as Rocksteady’s aforementioned Arkham game trilogy, which concluded with Batman himself seemingly perishing after a blast at Wayne Manor (confusingly, Gotham Knights opens with a similar premise, despite not being technically related). Bringing in trailer stars Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, and King Shark as playable characters, the footage shows off how the Squad’s mission to take out members of world’s finest superhero team isn’t just a whole other level of nefarious, even for a cast of villains. It turns out that Braniac’s latest invasion has netted the sinister cybernetic being quite the asset: he’s managed to possess the Justice League and bend them to his will, leaving Earth’s first and last line of defence to Belle Reve’s finest.

Hope you’re prepared for a tough one, because I think the Man of Steel and friends aren’t exactly going to take what you can throw at them lightly. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is set to release in 2022.


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Dwayne Johnson Has Finally Unveiled Our First Look at Black Adam

The Rock Black Adam First Look: DC Fandome

Filming for Black Adam kicked off back in April, so you know Johnson’s been dying to make a splash with some actual footage. Predictably, we know next to nothing about the plot, but with the Rock involved we can certainly look forward to lots of action with, inevitably, plenty of humor too; it seems likely given Johnson’s passion for the project that we won’t see a traditionally villainous take on the main character. Also, it doesn’t hurt that the rest of the cast is rather outstanding, and that the characters they’re playing are all rather intriguing: Aldis Hodge (Invisible Man) as Hawkman; Pierce Brosnan as Dr. Fate; Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher; Sarah Shahi as Isis; and Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone. And, yes, the movie does indeed have a release date, as previously reported: Black Adam is set to arrive July 29, 2022.


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