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On Saturday, DC will be launching its much-ballyhooed DC Fandome event. The virtual event will showcase upcoming DC projects all day for an entire day. This event is one of the best ideas DC has had in decades. Whereas virtually no one was willing to be caught dead in a DC event, now everyone can attend virtually. Not much is known about the content of the event, but we do know about the following:
- DC’s response to Deadpool’s presidential bid: It’s likely to involve Lex Luthor announcing his candidacy. This may end up being a significant sideshow to the rest of the virtual convention. Two terrible presidential candidates running against one another would only be possible in a dystopian comic book series.
- An apology for Birds of Prey and an explanation for why they decided to make a third Suicide Squad film.
- The new name for the Arrowverse: “Batverse” would be a little cliché, but would make for a Killing Joke.
- A presentation on Wonder Woman 2 through Wonder Woman 83: Seriously, nothing has been this confusing since the Russo brothers’ decision not to include a DeLorean time machine in Avengers: Endgame.
- Barry Allen’s press conference: The World’s Fastest Man is expected to apologize for Flashpoint causing 2020. We’ll see if his apology is sincere or if he’s just angry over everyone turning to Zoom.
- A Watchmen panel: If no one watches the Watchmen panel, is it still a Watchmen panel?
- A long-expected preview of the Snyder Cut: The fact we don’t have this already is a major Injustice.
- DC’s plans for challenging Marvel’s “Chris” monopoly: The Infinite Chris-es will likely be the Arrowverse’s next crossover storyline.
- DC’s contributions to the fight against COVID-19: This had better include bat-gear galore.
You don’t have to be Dr. Manhattan to see with 2020 clarity that the major themes of DC Fandome run towards dystopianism and villains. The only sparkling note we can look forward to is Robert Pattinson’s portrayal of Batman.