There Won't Be a DC FanDome in 2022
DC's virtual FandDome event may become a thing of the past.
Warner Bros. Discovery revealed to Popverse that DC FanDome will not be taking place this year as the company looks to capitalize on the return of traditional conventions. "With the return of in-person events, Warner Bros. Discovery is excited to be able to engage with our fans live at numerous comic-cons around the world and will not be scheduling DC FanDome for 2022."
Launched in 2020 as a way to announce new DC projects in the wake of the pandemic shuttering in-person events, FanDome returned last year to bring even more big reveals. But as events like San Diego Comic-Con and New York Comic Con return to real-world settings, companies like Warner Bros. Discovery and Disney are following suit.
What Is the Future of the DCEU?
This year's SDCC, the first since 2019, saw major reveals from Marvel Studios. But WB and DC also had a few big moments. Specifically, the film arm of the comic book company revealed the first trailers for Black Adam and Shazam! Fury of the Gods. The former will arrive this October with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as the brutal anti-hero. The latter, meanwhile, was meant to hit theaters this Christmas. Instead, it was pushed back into Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom's spring slot next year, with the seafaring sequel itself landing a holiday release in 2023.
While fans may be disappointed that FanDome won't be offering any major DC news from the comfort of home, it's not surprising that the event isn't happening. After all, Warner Bros. Discovery is in the midst of a major upheaval. The company has slashed its workforce, dropped content from HBO Max, and canceled a number of films, including DC's Batgirl. In fact, after Aquaman 2 premieres, the only DC film with a green light is Joker: Folie á Deux. So while WBD could certainly use the good publicity of a fan-centric event, it seems the company has its hands full as it tries to right the ship that is the DC Extended Universe.