Warner Bros. Home Entertainment are promising some crowd-pleasing attractions in attendance at next months New York Comic Con to show off their legacy of animated presentations, including a number of panels showcasing a couple of their new ‘direct to small screen’ releases, BATMAN: GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT and BATMAN NINJA, and panels celebrating the massive anniversaries for the DC UNIVERSE ORIGINAL MOVIES and BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES.
They’ll also be the world’s first screening of brand new home entertainment release, BATMAN VS TWO-FACE, on the Sunday, following a Q&A session with cast and crew, moderated by TV Guide’s own Damien Holbrook and featuring the legends that are William Shatner and Burt Ward who, no doubt, will pass on their recollections of fellow cast member and late Bat-legend Adam West.
New York Comic Con will be taking over the Javits Centre from Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th October – and these five panels will be held on the Main Stage, across the board. And look at the names that will be on show…
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT BRINGING WORLD PREMIERES, ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS AND EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOKS TO 2017 NEW YORK COMIC CON
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) will host five fan-pleasing panels at New York Comic Con (October 5-8, 2017), including the World Premiere of BATMAN VS TWO-FACE, with William Shatner and Burt Ward leading the post-screening panel; NYCC-exclusive first looks at BATMAN: GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT and the yet-to-be-announced BATMAN NINJA; and landmark anniversary panels to celebrate BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES and the DC UNIVERSE ORIGINAL MOVIES.
WBHE presentations will spotlight never-before-seen footage, discussions with film talent, and exclusive prizes for inquisitive fans. All five of the WBHE panels will be held on NYCC’s Main Stage at the Javits Convention.
Here’s a breakdown of the WBHE panels – and confirmed talent to date – appearing at New York Comic Con:
- FIRST LOOK: BATMAN NINJA – Thursday 5th October, 12:45pm-1:45pm Javits Main Stage
Warner Bros. Japan and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment team for an eye-popping addition to the Batman animated legacy with Batman Ninja, a spectacular, all-new anime film coming in 2018. Be among the first to witness the premiere of colorful footage from this imaginative take on Batman and many of his connected characters. Panelists will include director Jumpei Mizusaki, character designer Takashi Okazaki, screenwriter Kazuki Nakashima, English-language screenwriters Leo Chu & Eric Garcia and some potential special guests.
- DC UNIVERSE ORIGINAL MOVIES 10TH ANNIVERSARY – Thursday 5th October, 4:15pm-5:15pm Javits Main Stage
Ten Years. Thirty films. Five shorts. And innumerable fan-favorite moments. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment celebrates a decade of animated DC Entertainment-infused films with an exciting panel – in conjunction with the release of the DC UNIVERSE ORIGINAL MOVIES: 10TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION, a comprehensive box set of the films, shorts, dazzling new enhanced content and exclusive collectible items coming in Fall 2017. Join filmmakers and an array of popular voice actors for an entertaining look into the making of these popular movies.
Producers Bruce Timm (SUPERMAN DOOMSDAY, BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS) and James Tucker (JUSTICE LEAGUE WAR, JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK) and co-producers/screenwriters Alan Burnett (BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES) and Jim Krieg (JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE FLASHPOINT PARADOX) will lead a panel discussion that includes actors Kevin Conroy (BATMAN AND HARLEY QUINN), Jason O’Mara (THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK), Tara Strong (BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE), John DiMaggio (BATMAN: UNDER THE RED HOOD), Vanessa Marshall (JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRISIS ON TWO EARTHS) and possible other special guests. The DC UNIVERSE ORIGINAL MOVIES: 10TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION will be available November 7, 2017 on Blu-ray.
- EXCLUSIVE NYCC FIRST LOOK: GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT – Friday 6th October, 4:15-5:15pm Javits Main Stage
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment continues its annual gift to New York Comic Con fans with a “first look” presentation of the next DC Universe Original Movie – BATMAN: GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT. The animated film is inspired by the landmark one-shot Elseworlds tale by Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola as a steampunk Batman takes on Jack the Ripper in turn-of-the-century Gotham City. A few premiering animated clips will be shown during the panel, which will include executive producer Bruce Timm (BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE), director/producer Sam Liu (TEEN TITANS: THE JUDAS CONTRACT), screenwriter Jim Krieg (JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE FLASHPOINT PARADOX) and some surprise guests. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT will be available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment in Early 2018.
- WORLD PREMIERE OF BATMAN VS TWO-FACE – Sunday 8th October, 10:30am-12:15pm Javits Main Stage
Be amongst the first audience to see Batman vs. Two-Face, the highly anticipated sequel to the 2016 hit animated film BATMAN: RETURN OF THE CAPED CRUSADERS. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, BATMAN VS TWO-FACE finds Batman and Robin back in classic 1960s action, protecting Gotham City from some of the most nefarious villains in comics history. But when the mutilated master of multiplicity, Two-Face, begins staging a daring crime wave across Gotham, the Caped Crusaders must work double-time to discover his mysterious secret identity before they can halt his evil-doing – all the while combating the likes of Catwoman, Joker, Riddler, Penguin, Bookworm, Hugo Strange and King Tut!
The late Adam West leads the star-studded cast in his final performance as Batman – playing opposite fellow pop culture icon William Shatner (STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES) as the criminally conflicted Harvey Dent/Two-Face, and alongside his longtime pal Burt Ward, supplying more “holy” fun as the Boy Wonder himself, Robin. See the film, then stay for an action-packed panel comprised of Shatner and Ward with the filmmaking team of supervising producer/co-screenwriter James Tucker (Teen Titans: The Judas Contract), producer/co-screenwriter Michael Jelenic (Teen Titans Go!) and director Rick Morales (Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders). TV Guide Magazine senior writer Damian Holbrook will moderate the fun. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings BATMAN VS TWO-FACE to Digital on October 10, 2017, and Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on October 17, 2017.
- BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES 25TH ANNIVERSARY – Sunday 8th October – 4:15-5:15pm Javits Main Stage
As the most acclaimed super hero animated television series in history, BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES has captured the imaginations of generations with its innovative designs, perfect voices and landmark approach to characters and stories. Join many of the key forces behind Batman: The Animated Series for a celebration a quarter of a century in the making. The panel will include producers Bruce Timm and Alan Burnett; Kevin Conroy, the fan-favorite voice of Batman; Tara Strong, the beloved voice of Batgirl; and some potential surprise guests.
WBHE panels will be live-streamed for fans unable to make the trek to New York. Please check the NYCC website (www.newyorkcomiccon.com) for streaming details.