The online meeting is over, DC is going back to the physical and abandoning its FanDome.
The DC FanDome is over! The experiment launched in 2020 to compensate for the absence of physical conventions is coming to an end. In a press release, Warner Bros announces that there will be no 2022 edition, and for a simple reason: physical conventions are resuming, no need to set up online editions anymore.
“With the return of in-person events, Warner Bros. Discovery is excited to be able to engage with our fans live at many comics around the world and as such, we will not be hosting a DC FanDome in 2022.”
66 million fans worldwide
Over two editions, the online event had brought together many superhero production enthusiasts. More than 66 million spectators gathered last year to discover the first images of major projects such as black adam, The Flash and Shazam: Fury of Gods.
This year, it was during Comic Con in San Diego that the firm unveiled new images of these films. It was Dwayne Johnson who was highlighted, a few months before the release of black adam. The film is due to hit our screens on October 19, 2022.
The merger between Warner and Discovery had serious consequences for the DCEU. The new CEO of the company seems determined to revise the ambitions of the license downwards, even if it means canceling certain projects.
Batgirl, directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, will not be entitled to its release on HBO Max, nor in the cinema. However shot, the film was simply buried. Some series, including the revival of the 90s Batman animated series, have also been canceled.
Holding such an event requires aligning the zeros, so Warner Bros hopes to save a few small bucks by doing without this mass. Note also that David Zaslav is looking for a manitou to lead the license. The firm hopes to find a Kevin Feige to build a guideline to its universe of superheroes.
DC has a few small successes under its belt, starting with The Batman by Matt Reeves which was critically and financially successful.