DC‘s FanDome online event will not take place this year. Fans were a little surprised, and maybe even a little shocked, after relying on it throughout the pandemic as the place to go for all the upcoming DC news. The thing is, though, it’s not really necessary anymore. DC had several panels at San Diego Comic-Con and appeared on tons of other cons. They’ve pretty much done away with the need for any major DC-specific conference.
It’s completely understandable that people want something like the DC FanDome. It’s like one Nintendo Direct or Star Wars Celebration for Superman and Batman and the rest. Instead of picking up all their news from different articles or waiting for multiple events a year, DC fans could just get all their DC news at once.
Fans have been speculating as to why exactly DC is dropping the event, and it seems pretty clear that it’s because in-person events have returned to close to pre-pandemic levels. Some people have wondered if it has anything to do with the recent merger between Warner Bros. and Discovery, but that is probably not the case. Actually Warner Brothers. Discovery released a statement explaining exactly why they would not be moving forward with the event this year. They spoke to Popverseto say:
With the return of personal events, Warner Bros. Discovery is excited to engage with our fans live at numerous comic shows around the world and will not be planning DC FanDome for 2022.
It makes sense to be nervous, given that the company has cut about 14 percent of its workforce HBO Max and the company’s Batgirl was canceled after it had been largely sold out. The company is soon doing away with HBO Max in its current form to introduce a new streaming service that combines Discovery Plus and HBO Max content. Any transition like this has its growing pains, and it looks like Warner Bros. Discovery is still doing its best to sort things out.
DC comics that can’t become DC movies
These popular DC Comics titles may never get their own DC movies. (Sorry.)