10 Must-See Panels at DC FanDome's Hall of Heroes

From Wonder Woman 1984 and Black Adam to The Suicide Squad and the Snyder Cut, here are the panels you won't want to miss.

by | August 19, 2020 | Comments

Earlier this year, the pop culture frenzy that is San Diego Comic-Con opted to go entirely free and entirely online, re-christening itself as Comic-Con@Home and offering fans a Zoom-ified version of what they might normally see at the annual event. Not to be outdone, DC Entertainment is offering a unique streaming experience unlike anything they’ve done before — also free, and also entirely online — called DC FanDome.

Initially conceived and promoted as a single 24-hour event, DC FanDome has expanded to accommodate fans who won’t be able to see everything they want to see (you can read more about that here). But the main event will happen on Saturday, August 22, when viewers can tune in to the “Hall of Heroes,” which will cover most of DC Entertainment’s tentpole properties, from their big-budget film franchises and a couple of their TV series to video games, comic books, and more. There will be a lot to take in, so if your time is limited, or you just don’t want to sit around waiting for the next cool thing to happen, here are the 10 Hall of Heroes panels you probably won’t want to miss.

Wonder Woman 1984

When: 10:00 am (PT)
Length: 25 minutes

DC FanDome will kick off with a bang with this panel dedicated to the highly anticipated follow-up to 2017’s Wonder Woman. Director Patty Jenkins and stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, and Pedro Pascal will be on hand to answer fan questions and share a new sneak peek at the film. The panel description also promises “a few more surprises,” so you might want to make sure you catch it in case something big drops.

Introducing Flash (Film)

Ezra Miller in Justice League

(Photo by Clay Enos/©Warner Bros. Pictures)

When: 11:40 am (PT)
Length: 10 minutes

The Flash standalone movie has been batted around in development since 2013, and we aren’t officially getting that movie until 2022, but the fact that producer-director Andy Muschietti (ItIt Chapter Two), his wife and producing partner Barbara Muschietti, screenwriter Christina Hodson (Birds of Prey), and star Ezra Miller are all showing up for this brief, 10-minute panel indicates they’ll have some important things to say — and possibly show, if Andy Muschietti’s brief appearance in the trailer above is any indication — about the upcoming film.

The Suicide Squad

Logo for The Suicide Squad

(Photo by DC Entertainment)

When: 11:55 pm (PT)
Length: 30 minutes

Writer-director James Gunn has been talking up his FanDome panel quite a bit, leading up to the event, and you know if he’s excited, it’s probably worth tuning in. Gunn will be answering fan questions about the reboot, and the panel description states that the members of Task Force X (i.e. The Suicide Squad) will join “for a fast-paced, no-holds-barred Squad Showdown that tests every team member’s Squad knowledge — and survival skills.” What that means is anyone’s guess, and while no names are listed in the description itself, we know that Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, Alice Braga, John Cena, Pete Davidson, and Nathan Fillion are scheduled to show up, among others (and they’re in the trailer).

The Snyder Cut of Justice League

Justice League

(Photo by DC Entertainment)

When: 2:30 pm (PT)
Length: 25 minutes


The fans who clamored for the mythical Snyder Cut of Justice League are finally getting their wish, as the purest version of director Zack Snyder’s film is scheduled to premiere on HBO Max in 2021. With that in mind, Snyder will answer fan questions and welcome a few surprise guests — likely at least Gal Gadot and Ezra Miller, both of whom have panels before this one.

The Flash (TV)

Grant Gustin as The Flash

(Photo by DC Entertainment)

When: 2:54 pm (PT)
Length: 16 minutes

One of only two TV-specific panels that were moved to the Hall of Heroes presentation after FanDome was split into two days, The Flash panel will feature executive producer Eric Wallace and stars Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Danielle Nicolet, Kayla Compton and Brandon McKnight as they reminisce over Season 6 and look ahead to Season 7. In addition, they’ll also preview a sneak peek at the black-and-white noir-themed episode “Kiss Kiss Breach Breach,” which was supposed to have run as part of Season 6 before the pandemic hit. It should be noted that this panel has been dramatically shortened to 16 minutes to fit into the Hall of Heroes schedule, so we may not get everything described above on August 22, but it looks like the full 40-minute presentation will be broadcast on September 12.

Black Adam

Dwayne Johnson

(Photo by DC Enteratinment)

When: 3:10 pm (PT)
Length: 15 minutes

We’re finally getting the Black Adam movie in 2021 — or we expect to get it in time for Christmas, anyway — and star Dwayne Johnson will be doing a Q&A session to give fans a taste of what his first comic book superhero movie will look like. The description for the panel also mentions “a few surprises,” so we may get some info on how the film may tie in to Shazam! (more on that movie below).

Titans (TV)


(Photo by Warner Bros.)

When: 3:50 pm (PT)
Length: 15 minutes

This is the second television series, along with The Flash, that was deemed worthy to move from its original placement in the WatchVerse module to the prime Hall of Heroes lineup, so that already hints that the panel will deliver something special for the fans. However, also like The Flash, the length of the panel has been cut down from its original 30-minute slot in order to fit here, but when it resurfaces on FanDome’s September 12 broadcast, we’ll get the whole shebang. With all of that said, the panel is set to include stars Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Teagan Croft, Ryan Potter, Conor Leslie, Curran Walters, Joshua Orpin, Damaris Lewis, with Alan Ritchson and Minka Kelly as they talk about the upcoming third season and possibly unveil a premiere date.


Jason Momoa as Aquaman

(Photo by Warner Bros.)

When: 4:05 pm (PT)
Length: 10 minutes

Sure, Aquaman has been out for a couple of years now, so a retrospective look at the film may not be the most earth-shattering thing on your list. That said, director James Wan and co-star Patrick Wilson will be on hand for a brief look back at the world of Atlantis with some behind-the-scenes material, and that could potentially lead into some new info or some sort of a teaser for either Aquaman 2 (due out in 2022) or the horror-themed spinoff The Trench (reportedly due out sometime before Aquaman 2), both of which are in active development right now.


Zacharay Levi in Shazam!

(Photo by DC Entertainment)

When: 4:40 pm (PT)
Length: 10 minutes

Like Aquaman, Shazam! has already come and gone from theaters, but unlike the panel for that film, the description for this one specifically teases that star Zachary Levi and co-stars Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Granger, Faithe Herman, Meagan Good, and Mark Strong will discuss what the next movie “might be about,” along with “surprise guests.” Again, this could all point to the eventual Black Adam/Shazam! crossover everyone is expecting.

The Batman

The Batman

(Photo by @mattreevesLA)

When: 5:30 pm (PT)
Length: 30 minutes

The primetime evening slot goes to Matt Reeves’ The Batman, possibly the most anticipated film of the event, if only because we’ve gotten a fair amount of detail about Wonder Woman 1984 but still don’t know a whole lot about the latest iteration of the Caped Crusader. Reeves will be joined by FanDome host Aisha Tyler to talk about the upcoming film, and while the description mentions “a surprise (or two),” we know that Robert Pattinson is supposed to show up at some point, so there could be some big reveals in store.

DC FanDome’s Hall of Heroes presentations begin at 10:00 am (PT) on Saturday, August 22. Click here for the full schedule.

Thumbnail images by DC Entertainment

Tag Cloud

spy thriller The Academy VH1 psychological thriller 20th Century Fox YouTube Red reviews critics Masterpiece Amazon Prime halloween tv police drama Avengers Pet Sematary Rocky prank BAFTA Television Critics Association USA Network Rock Wes Anderson children's TV TLC Elton John Photos Hallmark science fiction adenture DC Universe spinoff cancelled TV shows Emmy Nominations fresh Mary poppins hist trailers dceu hispanic heritage month Chilling Adventures of Sabrina dramedy cooking Disney Channel Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt black comedy french comiccon Holiday AMC vampires harry potter hollywood Walt Disney Pictures chucky batman Amazon Studios Spring TV Neflix Film NBC Best and Worst Stephen King psycho Country singing competition blaxploitation NYCC Set visit Sundance Year in Review godzilla TCA Awards scene in color cults DirecTV Marvel Television Classic Film TCA nfl Writers Guild of America BBC HBO rotten movies we love DC streaming service christmas movies GLAAD docuseries award winner universal monsters Arrowverse best women Travel Channel doctor who Women's History Month lord of the rings cats composers royal family critic resources Fox Searchlight heist movie nbcuniversal toy story Vudu Sneak Peek El Rey werewolf cinemax space Winners Comic Book A24 Pop Apple olympics films football new star wars movies black indie green book concert parents Quiz archives Tumblr Martial Arts revenge teaser hispanic Tomatazos Trophy Talk game of thrones Tarantino Summer toronto crime drama DC Comics Alien Endgame posters free movies spanish Captain marvel kaiju transformers 99% mob streaming movies documentary See It Skip It Sci-Fi Watching Series YA pirates of the caribbean DGA telelvision Winter TV legend Reality 2019 Extras war LGBTQ thriller FX on Hulu Character Guide documentaries cancelled television Star Trek anthology Awards jurassic park Dark Horse Comics die hard south america Trailer Lionsgate Marvel Studios golden globes mission: impossible NBA marvel comics Drama action-comedy book obituary comic books a nightmare on elm street crime casting Superheroe TV movies live event social media APB Britbox Anna Paquin Family ABC Family Starz Action video Countdown slashers BET basketball video on demand TIFF television Apple TV+ nature 2017 popular what to watch 007 international Hallmark Christmas movies 73rd Emmy Awards Netflix Horror Cosplay 71st Emmy Awards OneApp new zealand directors Election Food Network Creative Arts Emmys know your critic Oscars Polls and Games australia Reality Competition movies sopranos fast and furious japan 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards kong japanese classics OWN diversity Sundance Now crossover child's play marvel cinematic universe RT21 Video Games Turner Brie Larson Rocketman IFC Universal Pictures cops crime thriller natural history blockbusters ghosts 24 frames 2021 Mindy Kaling docudrama unscripted SXSW Broadway Musicals ViacomCBS Amazon Prime Video facebook 93rd Oscars TCA Winter 2020 stop motion E! cars tv talk RT History CW Seed The Walt Disney Company worst Instagram Live Comic-Con@Home 2021 cartoon joker Baby Yoda anime new york criterion Pacific Islander Superheroes Disney streaming service monster movies cancelled mutant justice league comic book movie Biopics Fantasy period drama Valentine's Day hidden camera CBS All Access sports First Reviews vs. travel Crackle BBC America Lifetime Christmas movies comic medical drama canceled TV shows all-time MCU Calendar AMC Plus Paramount Nominations emmy awards Academy Awards asian-american zombies MTV Tokyo Olympics Cartoon Network Musical TCM jamie lee curtis high school Interview Marvel james bond Netflix Christmas movies Bravo reboot IMDb TV boxing Apple TV Plus Hear Us Out aliens ABC Mary Tyler Moore Holidays canceled Christmas ratings breaking bad worst movies Trivia adventure talk show book adaptation The Witch Disney rotten HBO Max quibi BET Awards Red Carpet Disney Plus A&E E3 aapi live action Lucasfilm MSNBC stoner dreamworks binge supernatural screenings Toys versus Marathons scorecard GIFs animated venice politics Comics on TV Music CMT zombie witnail BBC One CBS theme song Thanksgiving GoT stand-up comedy Black History Month Opinion indiana jones comedies comic book movies finale PlayStation First Look art house gangster 1990s satire renewed TV shows Paramount Plus foreign 4/20 Peacock FOX spain boxoffice Esquire young adult laika USA screen actors guild TV New York Comic Con Funimation The Purge disaster YouTube Premium remakes franchise slasher Sundance TV Epix Cannes 90s Grammys San Diego Comic-Con Sony Pictures comics Warner Bros. debate romantic comedy 2015 Mystery Nat Geo Showtime FX Rom-Com Pride Month SDCC Teen scary movies twilight Emmys technology Super Bowl dragons mcc Spike rom-coms CNN TV One superman Pirates dc Pixar Discovery Channel Certified Fresh Song of Ice and Fire Logo The Arrangement spider-verse Mudbound LGBT spider-man Disney+ Disney Plus ID festival Heroines Tubi WarnerMedia romance 21st Century Fox Lifetime dexter scary TV renewals TCA 2017 sitcom razzies halloween dark 2020 2018 The CW Awards Tour Crunchyroll spanish language Podcast zero dark thirty movie miniseries Ovation PaleyFest TNT VOD YouTube Mary Poppins Returns ABC Signature serial killer Pop TV rt archives game show political drama based on movie ESPN sequel Syfy suspense TBS Television Academy The Walking Dead news sequels VICE Legendary genre feel good HBO Go Acorn TV TruTV Universal robots TV Land king kong historical drama Columbia Pictures biography History true crime ITV Comedy 2016 series WGN blockbuster festivals kids discovery cancelled TV series Fall TV biopic latino Fox News 45 Hulu Amazon independent Paramount Network Star Wars SundanceTV Exclusive Video Image Comics superhero name the review wonder woman FXX golden globe awards king arthur PBS elevated horror target Ellie Kemper Chernobyl Freeform Turner Classic Movies Black Mirror adaptation Film Festival rt labs critics edition richard e. Grant Shudder Animation IFC Films deadpool Infographic Ghostbusters strong female leads streaming Kids & Family Adult Swim Schedule Nickelodeon italian dogs Comedy Central rt labs Box Office X-Men sag awards National Geographic 72 Emmy Awards Premiere Dates Spectrum Originals President saw Western mockumentary Shondaland American Society of Cinematographers Binge Guide