There is no doubt that the first part of DC FanDome last month was a massive success. Dubbed as the Hall of Heroes, the eight-hour supershow played hosts to massive reveals from all corners of the DC Universe.
The online convention included internet-stopping reveals from upcoming projects such as Wonder Woman 1984, Zack Snyder's Justice League, Shazam: Fury of the Gods, Black Adam, and The Batman. Hall of Heroes also paved the way for the much-anticipated debut of several trailers, ultimately leading to a major part of discussion among fans.
DC successfully brought the convention atmosphere into the homes of many fans, and the experience is far from over. The second part of DC FanDome will launch next week, and a new trailer offers a preview of what to expect.
DC officially released a new trailer ahead of the highly-anticipated DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse event next Saturday, September 12:
In a separate report, Deadline detailed the Explore The Multiverse experience by revealing that the 24-hour event will "allow fans to create and control their own viewing experience from 100+ hours of on-demand content from over 300 panels and videos."
"The 24-hour event, allows fans to create and control their own viewing experience from 100+ hours of on-demand content from over 300 panels and videos. The virtual event will feature over 500 actors, creators, artists and writers from around the globe — and this includes exclusive behind-the-scenes content from TV and film."
The outlet also broke down the different sections that will be involved during Explore The Multiverse which reportedly include WatchVerse, InsiderVerse, Blerd & Boujee, YouVerse, and KidsVerse:
"WatchVerse: Panels include the official introduction of WBTV’s Batwoman, as well as Superman & Lois, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, DC’s Stargirl, Black Lightning, expanded versions of The Flash (TV) and Titans panels that debuted during Hall of Heroes in August, and so much more. Plus, keep an eye out for breaking news throughout the day.
InsiderVerse: In the InsiderVerse, fans can go behind the scenes with the master artisans who bring DC to life in all its forms, from comic books to games, TV, movies, theme parks, consumer products and more.
Blerd & Boujee: Blerd & Boujee programming celebrates Blerd (aka “Black nerd”) culture and its impact around the globe, featuring diverse artists, voices, musicians and content.
FunVerse: Fun is the name of the game in the FunVerse, and a perfect place to share your DC fandom. Read hundreds of free digital comics, strike a pose at the selfie station, explore the Joker Escape Room, and much more.
YouVerse: Where FANS are the stars. Check out more than 17,000 fan art, cosplay, and user-generated content submissions from around the world, and don’t forget to vote for your favorites."
WHAT THIS MEANS
It's clear that DC is going all-out once again for the second half of DC FanDome. The customizable part of the convention should excite fans since it will let them choose how to properly experience the plethora of content that will be featured. In a way, this will help them filter the shows and comic books that they want to see instead of focusing on a set schedule.
Interestingly, the original plan for DC FanDome was to include Explore The Multiverse side-by-side with Hall of Heroes. However, this initial plan was changed several days before the first launch, splitting the global event into two parts. If anything, this plan made sense since it managed to place the spotlight on the various heart-stopping reveals from Hall of Heroes last month. In effect, DC FanDome has surpassed expectations by revealing that the event garnered 22 million views around the world.
There's a chance that the second half of the event will match or even surpass the first half of the virtual affair. Regardless, DC FanDome: Hall of Heroes delivered the hype surrounding the future of the DC Universe, and Explore The Multiverse will certainly offer more concrete information about various projects of the franchise.