DC Fandome was yesterday and I waited until today to share the trailers because reasons. I was simply in no rush to get them posted, since every other comic book geek website did a lot with them, so it’s not like I’m some unique resource. But I still like sharing trailers and my thoughts on those trailers, so here’s a bunch of the good ones I’m excited about from DC Fandome!
Let’s kick things off with the granddaddy of all anticipated trailers: The Batman.
This is the movie everybody is excited about, and this trailer delivered! It’s everything we could want (sans Robin), and the movie looks great! This trailer is a little more scattershot than last year’s teaser trailer, but it’s still fun. I love how the movie looks, I love the tone. The fighting looks great, the Batmobile looks great, the Batsuit looks great. Everything looks great!
Though part of me felt a little weird watching this trailer. Like…we are all so excited for this new Batman reboot…and yet it’s the fourth modern cinematic Batman. The Christopher Nolan movies were great. People like Batfleck. But, y’know…I guess we’ll just do it all again!
Hopefully this time we get a proper Robin.
Next up is the Peacemaker TV show on HBO Max.
I like the look of this one too! Suicide Squad is definitely going to go down as one of my favorite movies of the year, so this show should be a hoot! I am all in favor of John Cena becoming as big a movie presence as Dwayne Johnson, and this show will hopefully be a much bigger hit than Suicide Squad.
We got our first look at Black Adam.
Looks OK to me, though I’m still not sure how this movie is going to work. What is the plot going to be? Black Adam fights the Justice Society? I also can’t help but laugh at the Rock saying, “the hierarchy of power in the DC Universe is about to change”. That’s such a weird phrase. There is no real DC Universe in the movies anymore, so is there really a hierarchy of power?
I still don’t think we’re ever going to get Shazam vs. Black Adam on the big screen…
There was also a teaser for The Flash.
First of all, that little bit of chest hair and the choker on Ezra Miller is kinda gross. But maybe that’s just me. I’m not particularly excited about The Flash. I think it’s going to be a really weird film. And having Michael Keaton return as Batman doesn’t really mean anything to me, to be honest. But hey, kudos to them all for actually getting this movie made.
Let’s switch to some video games before we wrap up.
I’m very excited for Gotham Knights.
As you all know, I’m a huge Robin fan. So a game where you play the various Robins — including Tim Drake as actual Robin — is a dream come true! Arkham-style gameplay, combined with co-op campaign, combined with Robin as a playable character, combined with costume building? Can. Not. Wait!
Likewise, I’m super excited about Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.
I have no idea what this game is going to be like. Also co-op? Also Arkham-style gameplay? I have no idea! But it looks very flashy in this cinematic trailer. So that’s good enough.
I think all of these things are going to arrive to our lives in 2022. It’ll be a long wait, but it’ll also be here soon enough. It’s all very exciting!
I have been skeptical about the upcoming Dune movie in the past. I never read the book and if I ever saw the original TV mini-series, I don’t remember. But after some positive reactions to Dune‘s international release, I’m getting excited for this movie.
I think I have a handle on what the trailers have been telling me now. It looks exciting. It looks big. I’m definitely going to see this one in theaters. And I really am hoping for the best!
Dune comes to theaters and HBO Max on Oct. 22.
I still find it hard to believe HBO is moving ahead with their Game of Thrones spin-off. But here is the first teaser trailer for House of the Dragon! It looks…fine. It looks like Game of Thrones, only with more Matt Smith, and fewer actual dragons.
I loved Game of Thrones as much as the next person. Heck, I probably liked it more, because I am perfectly content with the final two seasons and the finale of the show. I got no problem with it. Are there complaints to be made? Sure, probably! But I have plugged my ears and closed my eyes to those complaints, and I get to continue living with a perfectly contented finale.
(Seriously, King Bran makes perfect sense to me. As does Arya killing the Night King. And Dany going crazy on King’s Landing. It all works just fine for me, thank you very much.)
But I have no idea what House of the Dragon hopes to accomplish. It’s a prequel, and George R.R. Martin has been very clear about what happens in the past. So…like…what is this show going to be about? Just how the Targaryen family conquers Westeros with their dragons? We already know how that plays out, and we already know what becomes of their dynasty in the future. So why is this show a prequel?
Whatever. I’ll watch it! House of the Dragon comes to HBO sometime next year!
Looks like DC and Warner Bros are indeed going ahead with a Batgirl movie for HBO Max. That sounds good to me! They’re so serious about this project that they have actually cast Barbara Gordon. She will be played by Leslie Grace, who recently starred in In the Heights.
This also sounds good to me! Grace was really good in In the Heights and I’m sure she’ll be a fine Batgirl. Whether or not the project actually gets made is the other issue. DC have announced and abandoned so many movies that I’ve lost count. Heck, apparently that Nightwing movie is still happening? Who knows.
But Batgirl apparently has a screenwriter, a pair of directors and now a lead actor. So that’s all very hopeful, as far as I’m concerned!
We’re supposed to get the first trailer for The Suicide Squad later today, and I’m definitely sharing that trailer the moment I see it! But until then, the new Joss Whedon HBO show The Nevers also dropped a new trailer this week. Good luck makes heads or tails of what this show is going to be about.
As I understand it, The Nevers is about a bunch of people in Victorian England who develop super-powers and then face the usual backlash from the normies. For all the badness we’re now learning about Joss Whedon these days, we can hopefully at least trust that his work is still enjoyable. I will definitely be checking out a couple episodes.
The Nevers arrives on HBO on April 11.