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DC FanDome: What to expect

DC FanDome is almost here! We run-down what you can expect from the DC virtual event…

DC fans unite! DC FanDome – a FREE virtual event for all things DC Multiverse – will cover the brand’s biggest films, live-action series, animated TV series, games and comics. To get in-depth on all things DC, the event will bring together over 300 stars, cast members, creators and crew over the weekend of 22-23 August.

Now, that’s a lot of content so to help you out here’s our handy guide on some of the top panels to look forward to (all times are in BST)!

Hall Of Heroes

Sat 18:00: Wonder Woman 1984 Panel

Join Wonder Woman 1984 stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig and Pedro Pascal, and director/co-writer/producer Patty Jenkins and Brazilian hosts Érico Borgo and Aline Diniz.

How long: 25 min

Where: Hall Of Heroes

Sat 18:45: The Sandman Universe: Enter the Dreaming Panel

Neil Gaiman, Dirk Maggs, G. Willow Wilson and Michael Sheen discuss the legacy of The Sandman comic book series.

How long: 30 min

Where: Hall Of Heroes

Sat 19:45: Introducing Flash Panel

Check out this speedy rundown on the first-ever Flash feature film with filmmakers Andy Muschietti and Barbara Muschietti, star Ezra Miller and screenwriter Christina Hodson.

How long: 10 min

Where: Hall Of Heroes

Sat 20:00: The Suicide Squad Panel

The Suicide Squad writer/director James Gunn will take on fan questions, then bring out Task Force X for a fast-paced, no-holds-barred Squad Showdown that tests every team member’s Squad knowledge.

How long: 30 min

Where: Hall Of Heroes

Sat 20:45 BAWSE Females of Color Within the DC Universe Panel

How long: 20 min

Where: Hall Of Heroes

Actresses across DC television and film sit down with DJ D-Nice and Estelle to discuss how they use their confidence and vulnerability to navigate their careers in Hollywood. Panelists include Meagan Good (SHAZAM!), Javicia Leslie (Batwoman), Candice Patton (The Flash), Tala Ashe (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), Nafessa Williams and Chantal Thuy (Black Lightning), and Anna Diop and Damaris Lewis (Titans).

Sat 22:45: The Snyder Cut of Justice League Panel

How long: 25 min

Where: Hall Of Heroes

Zack Snyder fields questions from fans and a few surprise guests as he discusses his eagerly awaited upcoming cut of the 2017 feature film and the movement that made it happen.

Sat 23:00 Black Adam Panel

How long: 15 min

Where: Hall Of Heroes

Star of the first-ever Black Adam feature film Dwayne Johnson sets the stage for the story and tone of the new movie with a fans-first Q&A…

Sun 00:00: Aquaman Panel

How long: 10 min

Where: Hall Of Heroes

Aquaman director James Wan and King Orm himself, Patrick Wilson, take a deep dive into the world of Atlantis that Wan created.

Sun 00:15: “Ask Harley Quinn”

How long: 10 min

Where: Hall Of Heroes

For fans of the Harley Quinn animated series (who isn’t?!) here Harley Quinn will answer burning questions from DC’s biggest fans in her own tell-it-as-it-is, no-BS style way.

Sun 01:00 SHAZAM! Panel

How long: 10 min

Where: Hall Of Heroes

Zac and a few of his SHAZAM! castmates talk about what the next movie might be about, while commenting on everything from panels to the other Zack’s cut…

Sun 00:30: Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

How long: 20 min

Where: Hall Of Heroes

Will Arnett hosts the highly anticipated video game reveal from Rocksteady Studios, creators of the Batman: Arkham franchise.

Sun 01:30: The Batman Panel

How long: 30 min

Where: Hall Of Heroes

The Batman filmmaker Matt Reeves joins Aisha Tyler for a discussion of the upcoming film.

WatchVerse

Sat 18:00: The Flash Panel

How long: 40 min

Where: WatchVerse – Monarch

Executive producer Eric Wallace joins cast members Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Danielle Nicolet, Kayla Compton and Brandon McKnight to discuss all things Flash.

Sat 18:45: Black Lightning Panel

How long: 35 min

Where: WatchVerse – Monarch

Join Black Lightning stars Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams, Marvin “Krondon” Jones III, Jordan Calloway and James Remar with actor/filmmaker Robert Townsend moderating as they pay homage to the ’90s.

Sat 19:15 New Voices of Wonder Woman Panel

How long: 25 min

Where: WatchVerse – Athena

Author Laurie Halse Anderson (Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed), illustrator Victoria Ying (Diana: Princess of the Amazons), author L.L. McKinney (Nubia: Real One) and more discuss continuing Wonder Woman’s enduring legacy.

Sat 19:30: Pennyworth Panel

How long: 20 min

Where: WatchVerse – Monarch

Jack Bannon, Ben Aldridge, Paloma Faith, Emma Paetz, and executive producers Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon talk about this origin story of the butler behind Batman, Alfred Pennyworth.

Sat 20:00: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Panel

How long: 35 min

Where: WatchVerse – Monarch

Join stars Caity Lotz, Nick Zano, Matt Ryan, Tala Ashe, Jes Macallan, Olivia Swann, Amy Louise Pemberton and Shayan Sobhian join executive producers Phil Klemmer, Keto Shimizu and Grainne Godfree for a DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Q&A.

Sat 20:30 The Expansion of DC’s Watchmen Universe Panel

How long: 25 min

Where: WatchVerse – Monarch

An in-depth discussion about DC’s upcoming Rorschach comic book with writer Tom King and artist Jorge Fornés, moderated by Watchmen TV series creator Damon Lindelof.

Sat 21:15: Doom Patrol Panel

How long: 35 min

Where: WatchVerse – Monarch

Join Doom Patrol executive producers Jeremy Carver and Chris Dingess, co-executive producer Tamara Becher-Wilkinson, and series stars Matt Bomer, Diane Guerrero, April Bowlby, Joivan Wade, Timothy Dalton, Karen Obilom, Abigail Shapiro, Riley Shanahan and Matthew Zuk for this Doomgerous panel.

Sat 22:00 Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons Screening

How long: 90 min

Where: WatchVerse – Monarch

Witness the exclusive world premiere of the latest DC Animated Movie, Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons, an R-rated action extravaganza that takes a deep dive into the backstory of one of DC’s most revered anti-heroes. Read SciFiNow’s review of Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons here!

Sat 22:35: Superman & Lois Panel

How long: 30 min

Where: WatchVerse – Kandor

Join DC Chief Creative Officer/Publisher Jim Lee, executive producer/showrunner Todd Helbing and stars Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch to see what we expect from the upcoming series.

Sat 23:00 The Creative Coalition Presents: Superman Radio Show (World Premiere)

How long: 70 min

Where: WatchVerse – Kandor

Using original scripts from the 1940s Superman Radio Series, Tim Daly and an all-star cast including Eric McCormack, Henry Winkler, Alfre Woodard, Jason Alexander, Giancarlo Esposito, Tim Daly, CCH Pounder, Troian Bellisario, Wilson Cruz, Anthony Rapp, Lea DeLaria and more provide new voices to these classic episodes.

Sun 00:15: Superman: Man of Tomorrow Screening (World Premiere)

How long: 90 min

Where: WatchVerse – Kandor

Be among the first fans to witness the world premiere screening of Superman: Man of Tomorrow, the latest entry in the popular series of DC Universe Movies.

Sun 01:00: Lucifer Panel

How long: 20 min

Where: WatchVerse – Monach

The series is bringing a never-before-seen blooper reel from season four along with an exclusive clip of ‘Another One Bites the Dust’ from the upcoming musical episode of Lucifer. Director Sherwin Shilati and executive producers/showrunners Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich discuss what it took to put together such a massive musical episode…

Sun 01:30: Titans Panel

How long: 30 min

Where: WatchVerse – Monach

Join executive producer Greg Walker and stars Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Teagan Croft, Ryan Potter, Conor Leslie, Curran Walters, Joshua Orpin, Damaris Lewis, with Alan Ritchson and Minka Kelly for a preview of the new season of Titans.

Sun 03:30: Batwoman Panel

How long: 40 min

Where: WatchVerse – Athena

Batwoman executive producers Caroline Dries and Sarah Schechter plus cast members Rachel Skarsten, Meagan Tandy, Camrus Johnson and Nicole Kang chat with the new Batwoman Javicia Leslie as she prepares to step into the iconic role.

Sun 04:15: Harley Quinn Panel

How long: 20 min

Where: WatchVerse – Athena

Harley Quinn’s hilarious voice cast of Kaley Cuoco, Lake Bell, Ron Funches, Matt Oberg and Alan Tudyk will join executive producers Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, Dean Lorey and supervising producer Jennifer Coyle to break down the most outrageous moments of the show (there are a few!).

Sun 06:15: All Super-Villains Panel

How long: 35 min

Where: WatchVerse – Monarch

This panel brings together the actors who have brought DC’s supervillains to life — including John Glover (Smallville), Clancy Brown (The Batman – 2004), Marvin “Krondon” Jones III (Black Lightning), Diedrich Bader (Superman: Red Son), Mark Strong (SHAZAM!), Jason Isaacs (Justice League: Gods and Monsters), Troy Baker (Batman: Arkham Origins), Tara Strong (Batman and Harley Quinn), Gina Gershon (The Batman – 2004) and John DiMaggio (Batman: Under the Red Hood).

KidsVerse

Sat 18:00 Ask Beast Boy, Cyborg and Raven

How long: On-demand

Where: KidsVerse

Look, we know this area is for kids but we like the look of the things here as well okay! Here Teen Titans Go! Beast Boy, Cyborg and Raven answer questions from their biggest fans.

Sat 18:00 Teen Titans Go! Cast Table Read and Panel

How long: 20 min

Where: KidsVerse

Don’t miss a special cast table read of some of your favorite moments from the series with executive producer Peter Michail and voice cast members Tara Strong, Khary Payton, Greg Cipes and Scott Menville.

Sat 18:00 DC Karaoke

How long: On Demand

Where: KidsVerse

Sing along to your favorite tunes from Teen Titans Go! and DC Super Hero Girls.

Sat 18:00: Teen Titans Go! Fitness

Let the Teen Titans inspire your body and mind to give you a full-booty Super Hero workout!

Last but not least…

Don’t forget to check out the YouVerse hall which includes videos from top cosplay artists and a fan art gallery. Also head over to the brilliant FunVerse which offers looks into Wonder Woman’s Golden Armour as well as more than 200 digital comic books available to read for FREE during DC FanDome.

InsiderVerse is where you need to be for panels from authors and artists on top DC titles, including an in-depth look at The Story of DC Comics, The Production Design of Batman and how the fans decided the fate of Jason Todd, plus so much more.

For the UK, these panels can creep into times of the morning that only Batman himself would be comfortable functioning in – luckily, the event will also be running ‘encore’ re-runs of the panels throughout the weekend at more manageable times of the day for us UK folk!

As ever, any event is your own – to build your own schedule at DC FanDome head over to the website here.

DC FanDome will take place on 22-23 August 2020.