WarnerMedia—including HBO Max and The CW—released news and trailers galore during its second annual virtual conference DC FanDome on Saturday.
On the TV side, HBO Max announced renewals and pickups for four comic-book series, several of which began their runs on now defunct DC-focused streaming service DC Universe.
—HBO Max’s new series Peacemaker, starring John Cena, will debut Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022. Peacemaker is based on a character first introduced in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad and Gunn also wrote and directs the series. The trailer features such gems as a WWE-style fight with Cena in his tighty whities and a ridealong with an eagle.
—Doom Patrol, which is currently in the middle of season three, will return for a fourth season on HBO Max. Doom Patrol releases its third-season finale on Thursday, Nov. 11.
—Titans also has been renewed for a fourth season ahead of its third-season finale on Thursday, Oct. 21.
—And Pennyworth, based on the early life of Batman’s butler, is moving to HBO Max from Epix, where it aired its first two seasons. The series stars Jack Bannon as Alfred Pennyworth, a former British SAS soldier, who forms a security company in 1960s London and goes to work with young billionaire Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge). Pennyworth also stars Emma Paetz, Paloma Faith, Ryan Fletcher, Dorothy Atkinson, Ramon Tikaram, Harriet Slater and Simon Manyonda
Season three of Pennyworth debuts on the streaming service in 2022 with the show’s first two seasons becoming available on the platform early next year.
The CW also previewed season three of Batwoman, starring Javicia Leslie, who took over the role from Ruby Rose in season two.
Fans also were given a first look at Ava DuVernay and Jill Blankenship’s Naomi, starring Kaci Walfall.
On the movie side, fans finally got to see the official trailer for Warner Bros.’ much-anticipated reboot of Batman, with Robert Pattinson in the title role and Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman. The movie, which comes out in March, also stars Colin Farrell as the Penguin and Paul Dano as the Riddler.
Dwayne Johnson also revealed a first look at his new DC anti-hero movie, Black Adam, which he dropped on his Twitter feed.
And finally, Ezra Miller (Fantastic Beasts) shows up as The Flash in a movie that’s four years in the making. Fans will recognize the voice of Michael Keaton, who played Batman in 1989, as well as catch a glimpse of the Batman suit that Keaton wore.