DC FanDome was yesterday and, holy cow, did they ever deliver! Hollywood may be in a bit of a standstill because of the virus, but that doesn’t mean moviemaking is dead! DC and Warner Bros are apparently churning out some real bangers! And we saw so many great trailers at FanDome yesterday.
Let’s dive right in, shall we?
First up is The Batman by director Matt Reeves, with Robert Pattinson starring. This trailer looks dope as hell.
I like the look of the costume in action. And I love the tone of the trailer. As much as I might be interested in taking Batman in some new directions, I can’t deny that Batman done right is still damn cool. A serious, grounded take on Batman as he tackles corruption in Gotham City and tussles with more than just the Joker sounds great to me! I think this was my favorite trailer of the day.
Another great reveal was the lineup to The Suicide Squad by director James Gunn. Not a full trailer, just a great reveal of the characters who are gonna show up!
I think that’s a great teaser! The cast and the characters look awesome, and we already know James Gunn can deliver. Need proof? Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of The Suicide Squad!
As much as I’m a Marvel fanboy and can’t wait to see Gunn return for Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3, I am pleased as punch with everything shown here about The Suicide Squad. This is gonna be good.
Of course, The Batman and The Suicide Squad are a long ways away. We’ve actually got Wonder Woman 1984 coming sooner rather than later. How does that look?
It looks OK. Not as amazing as I would have hoped. And Cheetah looks way too CGI-heavy for my tastes. I think they could have showed her off better in this trailer. But everything looks largely OK. I think Wonder Woman 1984 is going to do just fine.
That is, if we ever get movie theaters back…
Lastly we’ve got the first official look at Zack Snyder’s Justice League. And I think it looks like hot garbage.
I am not a Snyder Fanboy or a #ReleasetheSnyderCut person. I have loved some Snyder movies, like 300 and Watchmen, but I think his DC Comics work has been terrible. I think Man of Steel is the worst. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was OK in the theater, but I have really soured on it since — same with Justice League. These are bad movies, and Snyder is to blame.
So I do not have any hopes for his remastered Justice League movie. None of these new scenes look good, and “Hallelujah” is a terrible choice for the trailer.
Of course, I’m still going to watch this 4-hour monstrosity when it comes out. Perhaps I’m wrong and it’ll be good for once, but I doubt it.
Overall, DC did great at FanDome, as far as I’m concerned. I’m glad to see they might finally be getting their act together with these movies.
DC FanDome starts tomorrow and there have been a couple of teasers flying across the internet already. The one I feel like sharing is this first look at some of the iconography for the upcoming The Batman movie. Director Matt Reeves shared these yesterday.
First up is the official logo and Bat Symbol.
Even fancier is this drawing from Jim Lee that shows off the upcoming Batsuit for Robert Pattinson.
Here’s hoping we get some kind of teaser trailer for The Batman at FanDome. I don’t know what to expect, but I’ll be eager to see DC show off all the stuff they have.
The Batman is definitely a movie that’s happening. There’s no stopping it at this point. We’re going to get a new Batman movie. There’s no sign of Robin, yet, but check out this cool new Batmobile. Director Matt Reeves shared this pic and others on his Twitter yesterday. I like the grounded, realistic, muscle car look.
Reeves is definitely really good at building hype for his movie. We’ve seen the Batsuit, now the Batmobile, so surely he’s next going to tease the Robinsuit…right? Right?!
The Batman has started filming. The movie with Robert Pattinson in the lead role and a whole bunch of villains is going to happen. I’m all for it! I like a good Batman movie. And director Matt Reeves gave us our first look at the new Batsuit last night.
I don’t care for it.
It looks almost exactly like every other modern Batman costume. It’s all hard, thick armor and normal human eyes. I’m not saying I need him to be wearing spandex or anything, but maybe a happy middle ground? Maybe something new and creative?
Ah well, life is what it is.
No word on Robin as of yet…
I have been trying to keep up with casting news for the new Batman movie coming out in a couple of years. I’ve liked most of it, like Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman and Robert Pattinson as Batman. But casting news has been coming so fast and loose that I’ve fallen way behind. We’ve got Jeffrey Wright confirmed as Commissioner Gordon. Andy Serkis as Alfred. And rumors of Colin Farrell as Penguin and Aaron Eckhart as Two-Face! It’s madness!
The newest news is actor Jayme Lawson in an unnamed role.
Apparently she’s a brand new college grad and this is her first Hollywood role. That’s some pretty solid career advancement already. Good for her!
Second, what role does she have? Everybody is guessing it’s Barbara Gordon, considering we’ve now got a black Commissioner Gordon. Makes sense. It also makes sense in that the film might be really coy with Batman’s allies. It can have all the villains it wants, but Batman having allies and sidekicks makes for an entirely different movie, so they might want to keep Batgirl news secret. Of course, she could just be Barbara and not yet Batgirl.
All of this is to say we might not know Dick Grayson has been cast when he’s cast! I want Robin news!