Ever wonder how DC Super Heroes stay in shape? Join the Supergirl stunt team, including stunt coordinator Simon Burnett and his crew — fight choreographer James Michalopoulos, Brainiac’s stunt double Adrian Persad, and Supergirl’s stunt double Jennifer Clarke — as they provide some fun superhero moves to stay fit for fighting, flying, or even perfecting that cool superhero landing!
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Lucifer was back from Hell, and during the Lucifer panel at DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse on Saturday, September 12, 2020, director Sherwin Shilati and executive producers Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich unveiled this never-before-seen blooper reel from season four.
Young Justice fans who couldn’t wait for season four were more than just “whelmed” at DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse on Saturday, September 12, by not only the show’s panel with the cast and producers, but also a special table read of a brand-new Young Justice episode performed by the series voice cast — and the reveal of the title to the new season.
During the Young Justice panel, executive producers Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti exclusively confirmed the official title for the highly anticipated fourth season as Young Justice: Phantoms. Prior to this announcement, select members of the voice cast — including Jason Spisak, Khary Payton, Stephanie Lemelin, Nolan North, Denise Boutte, Danica McKellar and Crispin Freeman — teamed up for a virtual table read of a special original episode titled Young Justice: FanDome. Season 3.9. Episode 1. “The Prize.” Written by Weisman, the script provided an early glimpse into the new season by setting up events that eventually play out further in Young Justice: Phantoms.
Based on characters from DC, Young Justice: Phantoms is executive produced by Weisman and Vietti along with Sam Register (Teen Titans GO!). Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, the first three seasons of Young Justice are available on DC UNIVERSE.
In the upcoming second season of Pennyworth, the DC drama series that follows Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon) in 1960s London where he works with young billionaire Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge), it will be discovered that Martha Kane (Emma Paetz) is…pregnant!
During the Pennyworth panel at DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse on Saturday, September 12, executive producer Bruno Heller shared the happy unexpected news with the parents-to-be-by-acting-proxy Emma Paetz and Ben Aldridge. (It was previously revealed during the DC FanDome: Hall of Heroes event on August 22 that DC character Lucius Fox would be joining the series in season two.)
In addition to Bannon, Aldridge, and Paetz, Pennyworth season two features the return of stars Hainsley Lloyd Bennett, Ryan Fletcher, Dorothy Atkinson and Polly Walker, with multi-award-winning recording artist Paloma Faith and Jason Flemyng. Earlier this year, it was announced that James Purefoy (The Following, Sex Education, Altered Carbon), Edward Hogg (Taboo, Harlots, White Lightning), Jessye Romeo (Curfew, In the Long Run), Ramon Tikaram (Brassic, The Victim) and Harriet Slater (Faunutland and the Lost Magic) would be joining the cast as series regulars.
Based on characters created for DC by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, Pennyworth was developed by Bruno Heller, who executive produces with Danny Cannon and Matthew Patnick. The series airs on EPIX in the U.S.
While DC’s Legends of Tomorrow landed the Waverider over the weekend for a fun cast and producer panel session at DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse, exciting news was evolving in the show’s own off-the-wall timeline with the addition of a new series regular joining the cast for the upcoming sixth season. Lisseth Chavez (Chicago P.D.) has just been cast in the role of Esperanza “Spooner” Cruz.
Previously known for her role as Officer Vanessa Rojas on the NBC drama Chicago, P.D., Chavez has recurred on many hit television shows including Murder in the First, The Fosters, and The OA.
Tough and self-sufficient, Spooner Cruz lives off the grid, devising ingenious tech for the detection of — and defense against — space aliens. And while some might call her paranoid, she calls it being prepared. A survivor of a childhood alien encounter, Spooner now believes she has the ability to communicate telepathically with aliens — making her the perfect recruit for Waverider captains Sara Lance, Ava Sharpe and the Legends who, in season six, will be hunting down extraterrestrials who have been displaced throughout history.
Having spent last season tracking down the Loom of Fate in order to bring back their slain comrades, the Legends must now save history from a foe like none they have ever encountered in the past or future…space aliens! After Sara is abducted by a ruthless alien, this new mission becomes personal. It will take more than the combined powers of the Legends to save the world for a sixth time. They must recruit a new Legend: Spooner Cruz, a woman uniquely qualified to help the team defeat their intergalactic foes. Either that or she’s just crazy…
During the show’s Saturday panel session, series stars Caity Lotz, Nick Zano, Matt Ryan, Tala Ashe, Jes Macallan, Olivia Swann, Amy Louise Pemberton and Shayan Sobhian joined executive producers Phil Klemmer, Keto Shimizu and Grainne Godfree to discuss their favorite moments from past seasons and give the inside scoop on what’s in store for season six.
Produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is based on the characters from DC and returns for its sixth season in 2021 on The CW.
It shouldn’t be too surprising by Doom Patrol has been greenlit for a third season. The third season of the series will be “exclusively” on HBO Max where the first two seasons are available to stream now.
In season two of Doom Patrol, DC’s strangest group of heroes — including Cliff Steele aka Robotman (Brendan Fraser), Larry Trainor aka Negative Man (Matt Bomer), Jane aka Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero), Rita Farr aka Elasti-Woman (April Bowlby), and Victor Stone aka Cyborg (Joivan Wade) — attempted, once again, to save the world. Following the defeat of Mr. Nobody, the heroes found themselves mini-sized and stranded on Cliff’s toy race car track. They began to deal with their feelings of betrayal by Niles Caulder aka The Chief (Timothy Dalton), while confronting their own personal baggage. As each member faced the challenge of growing beyond their own past traumatic experiences, they realized they must come together to embrace and protect the newest member of the family: Dorothy Spinner (Abigail Shapiro), Niles’ daughter, whose powers remain a mysterious but real threat to bringing on the end of the world.
Doom Patrol is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with Jeremy Carver, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Chris Dingess and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers. The series is based on characters created for DC by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani.
If you’re a fan of DC comics, from periodicals to original graphic novels, then Saturday’s DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse event is the place for you to be! Absolutely free for 24 hours, this event features some of the biggest names behind your favorite comics series, tons of comics to read and so much more. Here are all the activations to look forward to if you’re a comics fan!
Can’t Miss Panels
Beginning at 10:00 a.m. PT on Saturday, September 12, DC has some must-see comics panels guaranteed to scratch the superhero itch for every kind of fan:
- Batman: The Joker War – featuring Ben Abernathy (moderator) and James Tynion IV, John Ridley, Cecil Castellucci, Jorge Jimenez and Dan Jurgens
- Batman: Three Jokers – featuring Amy Dallen (moderator), Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok
- GLSEN Presents: You Brought Me the Ocean with writer Alex Sanchez
- John Ridley and The Other History of the DC Universe — featuring Evan Narcisse, John Ridley
- Mostly DCeased — featuring Tom Taylor, Trevor Hairsine, Karl Mostert, Jessica Chen and Ben Abernathy (moderator)
- Superman: An Enduring Symbol of Hope – featuring Brian Michael Bendis, Gene Luen Yang, Dan Jurgens
- New Voices of Wonder Woman – featuring Laurie Halse Anderson, Victoria Ying, L.L. McKinney, Vita Ayala, Marieke Nijkamp
- Reintroducing Nubia: The Black Amazonian Queen – Featuring L.L. McKinney and Robyn Smith
- Teen Titans: Spotlight on Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo
- The Expansion of DC’s Watchmen Universe — featuring Tom King, Jorge Fornés and Damon Lindelof (moderator)
- Take A Tour of DC’s Death Metal Metalverse — featuring Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, Christopher Priest, Jamal Igle, Joelle Jones, Khary Randolph, Riley Rossmo and Marie Javins (moderator)
DC MasterClass – Hands On Learning For Aspiring Writers and Artists
Want to become the next great comic book writer or artist? These panels will provide you valuable insight into breaking into the industry, taught by some of comics’ greatest talents:
- DC Multiverse: Comics MasterClass — featuring Paul Levitz, Grant Morrison, Nicola Scott, Rian Hughes, Mark Waid and Brittany Holzherr
- DC Graphic Novel MasterClass: How to Break Into Comics —featuring Klaus Janson and Isaac Goodhart
- DC Graphic Novel MasterClass: How to Break Into Comics —featuring writers Sarah Kuhn and Cecil Castellucci
Free Comics to Read Online
As DC’s comic books and graphic novels form the foundation of DC’s wide array of storytelling, a selection of more than 300 comics will be made available to read for free online during DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse and DC Kids FanDome including:
- Milestone Returns #0
- For 24 hours only, fans can read the ENTIRE Teen Titans: Raven graphic novel by Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo for free
- For 24 hours only, fans can read the ENTIRE Dear Justice League graphic novel by Michael Northrop and Gustavo Duarte for free
Beginning Saturday, you can check out the full list of available comics to read free here.
If you have kids who are comics fans, send them to DC Kids FanDome at dckidsfandome.com, where there will be plenty of kid-friendly comics to read, How to Draw classes and several videos that teach young aspiring writers and artists how to make comics.
Explore the far corners of the DC Multiverse. DC FanDome returns for 24 hours beginning 9/12 with DC Fandome: Explore the Multiverse. All fans welcome.
Warner Bros. Television and The Creative Coalition are bringing the 1940s Superman Radio Series to life on Saturday, September 12, at DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse, with a cast of today’s biggest stars. Fans from around the world can tune in to this exclusive one-hour event beginning at 10:00 am PDT, for 24 hours. The Superman Radio Series will be available on-demand, so fans can access it throughout the day, whenever they want. Using original scripts from the long-running radio serial recently unearthed from the Warner Bros. Studios vault, this rare, never-before-seen production will allow fans to experience the Man of Steel in a unique way. The exclusive event supports The Creative Coalition’s urgent work to protect and advance the arts in schools and communities across the nation.
The Creative Coalition’s cast includes Wilson Cruz (“Star Trek: Discovery”), Tim Daly (“Madam Secretary”), and Daniel Dae Kim (“Hawaii Five-0”) as Superman, and features Jason Alexander (“Seinfeld,” “Harley Quinn”), Troian Bellisario (“Pretty Little Liars”), Erich Bergen (“Madam Secretary”), Anthony Carrigan (“Barry”), Terry Crews (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), Sam Daly (“Hunters”), Lea DeLaria (“Orange Is the New Black”), Giancarlo Esposito (“Better Call Saul”), Sean Giambrone (“The Goldbergs”), Nicholas Gonzalez (“The Good Doctor”), Jason Isaacs (“Harry Potter” films), Richard Kind (“American Dad”), Eric McCormack (“Will and Grace”), Dean Norris (“Breaking Bad”), CCH Pounder (“NCIS: New Orleans”), Anthony Rapp (“Star Trek: Discovery”), Yolonda Ross (“Black Lightning”), Caterina Scorsone (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Tony Shalhoub (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), Tamara Tunie (“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”), Henry Winkler (“Barry”), Alfre Woodard (“Luke Cage”), and Constance Zimmer (“House of Cards”).
2020 has forced businesses to innovate and think outside the box. With conventions on hold, publishers and studios have had to switch up their marketing plans leading to some to make their own destiny with virtual events. DC and Warner Bros. did just that with DC FanDome, a worldwide event that saw its first part take place on August 22. The event featured comics, video games, film, television, and more, celebrating how DC’s iconic characters have spread beyond the printed page.
DC and Warner Bros. have released some interesting stats regarding their first virtual celebration indicating they see it as a success and something to cheer about. You don’t release these types of stats unless you do:
- The epic DC FanDome: Hall of Heroes event generated a massive 22 million global views across 220 countries and territories in a mere 24 hours, dominating YouTube and Twitter trends.
- 150 million views of trailer content launched from the event.
- The eagerly awaited event — and its fan-favorite films, TV series, games, and comics — were top trending topics in 82 markets on YouTube and 53 markets on Twitter.
The event created massive buzz and showed you can do big reveals with a splash virtually. Wonder Woman 1984 released a new trailer, we got our first looks at The Suicide Squad and The Batman, two new video games were announced, Milestone was given a return date, and so much more generated chatter that has lasted for days.
With this success, the question is out there, do studios need big conventions going forward?
With DC FanDome’s success, one has to wonder exactly that. While they haven’t released metrics, that I’ve seen, Comic-Con@Home’s, San Diego Comic-Con’s virtual event, videos generated a few million views at most for far more videos. However, that event lacked major announcements such as those that were held for DC’s own event.
DC FanDome represents a shift in marketing for comic publishers, movie and television studios, and game publishers. It’s an even that many will go back and point to as a shift in the industry.
All eyes are now upon the second part of DC FanDome which features to different experiences, one for adults and one for kids.
DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse, a 24-hour, on-demand experience accessed via DCFanDome.com, will be unleashed on Saturday, September 12, at 10:00 am PDT, with nearly 100 hours of content available for fans to watch on-demand, on their own schedule,
for 24 hours.
DC Kids FanDome also launches on Saturday, September 12, at 10:00 am PDT, with its own kid-friendly companion site at DCKidsFanDome.com, accessible on-demand for 24 hours.