Our team are sharing our top picks of the best DC movies heading our way after DC FanDome
Over the last few years, the DC Universe has emerged as a legitimate rival to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With a string of recent hits like Aquaman, Shazam!, Joker, and Birds Of Prey under its belt, Warner Bros. has finally cracked the code of making breathtaking superhero movies that resonate with its audience – and at DC FanDome: Hall Of Heroes last month, the studio upped the ante even further.
Throughout its eight-hour run, Hall Of Heroes revealed a tantalizing taste of what’s to come – an epic showcase that 22 million streams from 220 different countries tuned in to see. Revealed in all their glory were juggernauts like Wonder Woman 1984, Zack Snyder’s Justice League, The Batman, The Suicide Squad, Shazam: Fury Of The Gods, Aquaman 2, Black Adam, and The Flash, and our team were nothing short of ecstatic. Being the DC megafans we are, we were elated with the gluttony of awesomeness that was on display, and with DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse opening its virtual doors TODAY, we thought we’d take this opportunity to share our top picks of the best DC movies heading our way. (Be warned – we may be a little excited!)
‘Wonder Woman 1984’ | By Darcie Gray
With so many DC films set for release in the next few years, there is a lot to look forward to. But there is one film I am looking forward to the most. That film is Wonder Woman 1984! I have been waiting for the follow up to the first film since it was released in 2017 and after the DC FanDome trailer, I am more excited than ever. Not only is Wonder Woman 1984 set in my favorite decade, but it also features a female villain. I don’t think we’ve seen a female superhero take on a female villain on this scale ever! So, this is a super exciting time for female superhero fans. The film boasts a fantastic cast including Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Kristen Wiig (Cheetah), Pedro Pascal (Maxwell Lord), and Chris Pine (Steve Trevor), Patty Jenkins is returning as Director and Hans Zimmer has returned to create the soundtrack.
This film has all the ingredients to be great, however, I am also a little nervous. This film has a lot of expectations and hype to meet and it could fail to meet those expectations. The first film was after all a surprise hit. But some things are for sure, we are in for a visually fantastic movie (just look at the trailers), epic fight scenes, and fantastic costumes. I could not be more excited about this film and to see my girl Wonder Woman on the big screen again.
‘The Batman’ | By Max Nocerino
After Star Wars, Batman is my favorite sub-franchise (in the meta comic franchise universe of DC.). I’ve been skeptical of DC over the years on the big screen but I am always up for a new iteration of Batman. The suit looks awesome and even though the trailer didn’t wow me; I’m sure the good stuff is being kept under wraps until we get closer to the premiere date. Hopefully, the star, Robert Pattinson will recover from COVID quickly after testing positive. I hope this movie does not get delayed again; that being said.
‘The Suicide Squad’ | By Thomas Storai
The Suicide Squad got me excited, it was everything I wanted from James Gunn’s take on the squad and so much more! It looks crazy and action-packed! Plus he is giving us the best Harley Quinn outfit! However, I can’t just pick one movie, The Batman teaser was utterly brilliant! We are set for a noir detective story and I couldn’t be more excited about this. I had my doubts about Pattinson as Batman/Bruce but it looks like he nails the role! And let’s not forget Colin Farrell, he was unrecognizable! The future of DC is going to be great!
‘The Batman’ | By Carl Roberts
It’s a fantastic time to be a DC Universe fan. What’s not to like? From the early days when the movies were a letdown and a disappointment compared to their counterparts at Marvel through to their rise with the likes of ‘Wonder Woman’ and ‘Aquaman’ through to the Oscar-winning ‘Joker’ and this year’s quite brilliant and enjoyable ‘Birds Of Prey: And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn’, the brand has risen out of the doldrums and is now producing films that we can look forward to. This December sees the release of the sequel ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ which I’m really looking forward to. The return of Gal Gadot as the Amazonian warrior is high on my list of must-see movies this year and with the addition of Kristen Wiig as Cheetah and the return of Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, the film looks like it could be the superhero film to beat this year. But that is only the start of the fun.
2021 holds the promise of a double whammy. Or could that possibly be a triple threat from DC? Up first we have the all-action sequel ‘The Suicide Squad’. No Will Smith this time but we’ve got the return of Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn alongside Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang. With the likes of Idris Elba, John Cena and the ever-reliable Michael Rooker involved too, the film is a great starting point for DC. It’s also a possibility that we may also get ‘Shazam: Fury Of The Gods’ before Christmas too as it begins filming in early 2021 but that may be too much to ask. However, in October of next year, we will get what could be the greatest version of the caped crusader judging by the brief trailer we saw at DC FanDome. Robert Pattinson wears the cowl in ‘The Batman’ from director Matt Reeves.
The trailer we saw at FanDome brought the fans into a frenzy and it is easy to see why. The “I’m Vengeance” line was enough to convince me that THIS is the film to see next year. And I’m counting down the months until it hits my local multiplex as it can’t come soon enough.
‘Cyborg’ | By Kat Schultz
Cyborg is the DC movie I have my eye on. That’s not to say I’m not excited for others like Wonder Woman 1984 and Aquaman 2. I am. But after getting a taste of Cyborg’s origin story in Justice League, I’m more intrigued than ever. Victor Stone (Cyborg) is a man saved from death by his scientist father who turns him into a cyborg to keep him alive. Stone is not happy about his father’s decision. The movie could explore themes of race and posthumanism, tying them together in a way only Black Lightning has been willing to examine.
Actor Ray Fisher, Victor Stone himself, has me even more devoted to the Cyborg cause. His critique of the working environment after Zack Snyder’s departure from Justice League is brave. Whether the movie will ever happen is in question. It was originally set for a 2020 release but is now trapped in pre-production limbo. I’m potentially tying my wagon to a lost cause here but to me, it’s worth it.