HBO Max Releases First Two Episodes of ‘Young Justice: Phantoms’ During DC Fandome

Fans tuning in to the DC Fandome online event Oct. 16 were given an eagerly awaited first look at the fourth season of “Young Justice.” Following the debut of the trailer, it was announced that the first two episodes of Young Justice: Phantoms are now streaming on HBO Max.

New episodes of the animated series will be available every Thursday, beginning Oct. 21, streaming exclusively on WarnerMedia’s proprietary streaming service.

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Based on characters from DC comics, Young Justice: Phantoms is produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Greg Weisman, Brandon Vietti and Sam Register serve as executive producers.

Focused on DC’s teenage superheroes and sidekicks, “Young Justice” originally aired two seasons on Cartoon Network from 2010 to 2012. A third season was produced in 2019 for the DC Universe streaming service, which transferred its original programming to HBO Max when the latter service launched in 2020.

DC Fandome Streaming Event Returning Oct. 16

DC Fandome, an online Comic-Con alternative for WarnerMedia properties, will return Saturday, Oct. 16, at 10 a.m. PT.

The free virtual event will once again give fans of superhero, sci-fi and other genre programming a chance to immerse themselves in content at DCFanDome.com and celebrate the stars and creators of their favorite feature films, live-action and animated television series, games, comics, home entertainment releases and more. Casts and creators behind fan-favorite DC games, comics, movies and TV shows will gather to unveil breaking news, exclusive trailers and announcements, never-before-seen footage, revealing conversations, and more surprises in the DC FanDome.

“DC FanDome 2020 was a first-of-its kind global virtual fan experience and showcased every aspect of the DC Universe with unprecedented scale and access. This year, we’re taking everything that people loved about DC FanDome and supercharging it to super-serve fans with even more exclusive first-looks, breaking news, in-depth interviews and insight from the stars and creative teams of their favorite DC content,” Ann Sarnoff, chair and CEO of WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Group, said in a statement.

The 2020 event generated more than 22 million global views across 220 countries and territories with more than 150 million views of trailer content.

DC FanDome 2021 will stream via Twitch, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, giving fans more ways to watch the events unfolding in DC FanDome’s Hall of Heroes. Additionally, DC Kids FanDome will launch the same day with a special kid-friendly experience accessed separately at DCKidsFanDome.com.

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Among the schedule for DC FanDome 2021:

  • Warner Bros. Pictures will showcase six titles, with an exclusive trailer for The Batman, new content from DC League of Super-Pets, a first look at Black Adam, a sneak peek at The Flash, and behind-the-scenes looks at Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom and Shazam! Fury of the Gods.
  • Warner Bros. Television will offer a look at new seasons of “Batwoman,” “The Flash,” “Superman & Lois” and “Sweet Tooth”; a farewell tribute to “Supergirl” as it approaches its finale after six seasons; a celebration of 100 episodes of “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”; a first look at forthcoming new drama “Naomi”; and a sneak peek at an upcoming episode of “DC’s Stargirl.”
  • Warner Bros. Games will feature new reveals from the highly anticipated Gotham Knights, developed by Warner Bros. Games Montréal, and Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, developed by Rocksteady Studios.
  • HBO Max will unveil an exclusive look at the upcoming series “Peacemaker” and limited event series “DMZ.” The streamer is also debuting more surprises and sneak peeks from new series as well as returning favorites such as “Titans” and “Doom Patrol.” All four series hail from Warner Bros. Television.
  • Warner Bros. Animation will feature a look at the upcoming limited series “Aquaman: King of Atlantis”; provide a sneak peek at season three of the adult animated comedy series “Harley Quinn” and share what’s in store for #HarIvy; deliver a very early look at the next animated chapter of the Dark Knight in the all-new upcoming series “Batman: Caped Crusader”; and give fans a preview of “Young Justice: Phantoms” (promoters have issued a spoiler warning).
  • Warner Bros Home Entertainment will preview two upcoming original DC Animated Films: a sneak peek at Superman and the rest of the Justice League in Injustice, an all-new animated movie inspired by the popular games and comic, as well as the premiere of the trailer for the all-new animated heist movie Catwoman: Hunted. Both movies are produced in association with Warner Bros. Animation.
  • DC publishing will showcase a number of upcoming comic books, including tie-ins to the 80th anniversary of Wonder Woman.

 

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Through the end of October, Warner Bros. Consumer Products is offering the DC FanDome Shop in the United States with additional territories around the world to follow, allowing fans from across the globe to stock up on DC FanDome apparel, accessories, collectibles and more. Featuring exclusive DC Comics merchandise, the DC FanDome Shop will drop new items every week leading up to the main event Oct. 16.

In addition, leading up to DC FanDome and the event day itself, online comics database DC Universe Infinite will be releasing more than 300 comics and graphic novels available to read for free with registration. New titles will be available each week, starting with the complete storyline of Flashpoint, fan-favorite series Injustice: Gods Among Us Vol. 1 and, available for the first time on DC Universe Infinite, The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes.

DC FanDome Returns Sept. 12

The DC FanDome virtual event is returning for a second installment Sept. 12. The first FanDome took place Aug. 22 and showcased movie and TV news from Warner Bros. and DC Comics properties.

Called “DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse,” the 24-hour event will allow fans to create and control their own viewing experience from more than 100 hours of on-demand content from television, films, comics, games and more — highlighting the work of more than 500 artists, writers and other talented individuals from around the globe.

Fans can also access exclusive behind-the-scenes content across TV and film, an extensive DC comics library, as well as fan art and cosplay.

The content can be streamed exclusively at DCFanDome.com and is available globally, across desktop and mobile, in nine languages.

Among the offerings:

  • 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” and “Titans” panels that debuted during the previous FanDome, plus breaking news throughout the day.
  • 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: Read hundreds of free digital comics, strike a pose at the selfie station, explore the Joker Escape Room, and more.
  • YouVerse: Check out more than 17,000 pieces fan art, cosplay, and user-generated content submissions from around the world, and vote for your favorites.

 

San Diego Comic-Con Going Virtual

The organizers of the annual San Diego Comic-Con, which was canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, will instead present the show as an online event called Comic-Con@Home. Dates for the virtual show will be July 22-26, the same dates this year’s convention had been slated to take place at the San Diego Convention Center.

Plans for Comic-Con@Home include an online exhibit hall offering promotions, specials and limited-edition products unique to the celebration. As well, Comic-Con@Home promises exclusive panels and presentations about comics, gaming, television, film, and a wide variety of topics from publishers, studios, and more. Comic-Con@Home will also have a Masquerade, gaming, and many other activities in which fans can participate from their own homes.

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Although Comic-Con@Home will provide badges for fans to print and wear, all aspects of the initiative are free and there are no limits to how many can attend.

“For the first time in our 50-year history, we are happy to welcome virtually anyone from around the globe,” SDCC spokesperson David Glanzer said in a statement. “Though stay-at-home conditions make this a very difficult time, we see this as an opportunity to spread some joy and strengthen our sense of community.”

Virutal events will be announced at Comic-Con.org.

The initiative joins the Comic-Con Museum’s virtual endeavor, Comic-Con Museum@Home, which is already ongoing.

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It remains to be seen how much studios will participate in a virtual Comic-Con as opposed to presenting their own online promotional events. Warner Bros. just announced a virtual event Aug. 22 called DC FanDome to promote movies and TV shows based on DC Comics.

Warner Slates Virtual ‘DC FanDome’ Event for Aug. 22

Warner Bros. June 16 announced a virtual fan event called “DC FanDome” will take place Aug. 22 starting at 10 a.m. PT.

DC FanDome will be accessible around the world for 24 hours at DCFanDome.com, and is touted as the largest virtual gathering of talent announcements and content reveals in the history of DC.

The event will immerse fans into the DC Multiverse, with new content reveals and announcements from WB Games, Film, TV and comics, as well as an opportunity to hear from the casts and creators behind DC Comics-based feature films and TV series.

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Films include the upcoming Wonder Woman 1984, The Batman, The Suicide Squad and Black Adam, plus Aquaman, Shazam! and Justice League: The Snyder Cut. TV shows include “Batwoman,” “Black Lightning,” “DC Super Hero Girls,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “DC’s Stargirl,” “Doom Patrol,” “The Flash,” “Harley Quinn,” “Lucifer,” “Pennyworth,” “Supergirl,” “Superman & Lois,” “Teen Titans Go!,” “Titans,” “Watchmen” and “Young Justice: Outsiders.”

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Content will be virtually housed in six different, fully-programmed areas inside the virtual DC FanDome: “Hall of Heroes” (Main Hall), DC WatchVerse, DC YouVerse, DC KidsVerse, DC InsiderVerse and DC FunVerse. Content will be available in 10 languages including English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazil Portuguese, Korean, Japanese and Chinese. Additionally, content programmed from specific countries will be in their native language.

DC FanDome will help fill the marketing void left by the cancellation of San Diego Comic-Con, one of the year’s biggest events for promoting genre-based entertainment. Warner Bros.’ DC Comics-based content is often a major participant in Comic-Con presentations.