Warner Bros. Entertainment released details for the San Diego Comic-Con 2014 debut of Batman: Assault on Arkham, the next installment in the ongoing DC Universe Animated Original Movie line. The San Diego Comic-Con convention is held every year, and focuses on a host of different genres and pop culture events. The animated movie – which will be available August 12th, 2014 on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and for Digital Download – features a new story based on the popular Batman: Arkham video game series. In Batman: Assault on Arkham, a routine mission by the Suicide Squad to stop The Riddler goes awry when The Joker gets involved, drawing the attention of Batman.
Official convention panel details for Batman: Assault on Arkham can be found below, along with information on other relevant Batman-related panels.
World Premiere of Batman: Assault on Arkham
Friday July 25th, 2014 7:30pm – 9:30pm
It’s the world premiere of Batman: Assault on Arkham, the next entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Original Movies, due out on Digital HD on July 29th and as a Blu-ray Combo Pack on August 12th. Produced by WBHE, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the full-length animated film is based on the best-selling Batman: Arkham videogame series. Lucky attendees at the Ballroom 20 event will also be treated to a panel discussion featuring Kevin Conroy of Batman: The Animated Series, Matthew Gray Gubler, Troy Baker and John DiMaggio, and the filmmaking team of producer James Tucker, director Jay Oliva, dialogue director Andrea Romano, screenwriter Heath Corson, and moderator Victor Lucas. There will also be special announcements, exclusive prizes and a few potential surprises.
Details for other noteworthy panels are as follows below.
In concert with all the WB divisions, DC Entertainment continues to fête Batman’s 75th year, making the icon the centerpiece of their offerings, including all-star panel appearances by Batman talent as well as a rare display of some of the canon’s most famous film costumes in history—those worn by Christian Bale, George Clooney, Val Kilmer and Michael Keaton—on display in the DC Entertainment booth. The character will also appear on the cover of the Con’s official souvenir book, and on a Con-exclusive T-shirt designed by DC Entertainment Co-Publisher and legendary artist, Jim Lee.
Lee will also participate in the Batman 75: Legends of the Dark Knight panel discussion with veteran Batman creatives Frank Miller, Grant Morrison, Denny O’Neil, Neal Adams, current series writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo, and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns. The panel will take place at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 24th.
From 6:00 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 24th, WBHE hosts Batman ’66, reuniting pop icons Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar on the Hall H stage for “Batman: The Complete Television Series.” Moderated by Ralph Garman, the actors behind Batman, Robin and Catwoman will give the audience an inside look at the exclusive content contained in the Home Entertainment release due out later this year, as well as present dazzling high-definition re-mastered footage from the landmark series.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, in celebration of the upcoming release of Rocksteady Studios’ Batman: Arkham Knight, will host the Cape/Cowl/Create art exhibit, open to the public daily from July 25th through the 27th, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hard Rock San Diego Hotel’s Legends Room. This free public exhibition will feature true-to-scale replicas of the game’s cape and cowl used as a blank canvas by top contemporary artists to produce their own original interpretations.
At 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, WAC presents A Batman for all Seasons. Join respected producer/author Michael Uslan, producer James Tucker, producer/director Brandon Vietti, WAC Podcast hosts Patterson and Ferranti and surprise guests, as they examine Batman iterations and oddities throughout history, from early films like “Public Defender” and the Batman cartoons, to new versions of the character, the off-kilter takes and new media. Attendees who stick around to the end will be privy to a special WAC announcement that will excite fans both “Young” and old. Room 7AB.
And Sunday, July 27th, at 1:00 p.m., WBIE will also host a panel for LEGO™ Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, developed by TT Games, with an exclusive gameplay demonstration, character reveals, special announcements and a lively panel discussion with several members of the voice cast featured in the game. Also, throughout the Con, the game will be available for the first time for hands-on play by consumer
San Diego Comic-Con 2014 will be located at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, beginning with Preview Night on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 with the four days of the event running Thursday, July 24 through Sunday, July 27. 2014 marks the 45th year for the show, making it the longest continuously-run comics and popular arts convention.
Further convention schedule details can be found at the official San Diego Comic-Con website.
Click here to view the trailer for Batman: Assault on Arkham. Additional details for the film can be found at the The World’s Finest Batman: Assault on Arkham subsite.
Batman: Assault on Arkham hits Blu-ray, single-disc DVD, and Digital Download on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 as part of the DC Universe Original Movie line from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, in co-production with Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment. Stay tuned for further updates and more here soon at The World’s Finest.
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