The World’s Finest has published its review of the DC Universe Movie title Legion of Super-Heroes, which is available own on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray and Digital. In short, Legion of Super-Heroes is another legitimately enjoyable entry of the in-continuity DC Universe Movie line that’s still plenty entertaining despite a couple predictable twists and setbacks. To read the complete review, click on the image below.
In addition to a detailed review, the above image link also leads to additional content, including the film’s trailer, imagery and more. Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment describes Legion of Super-Heroes as follows:
Welcome to the 31st century and the Legion Academy, where a new generation hones their powers with hopes of joining the Legion of Super-Heroes. Devastated by tragedy, Supergirl struggles to adjust to her new life on Earth. Taking her cousin Superman’s advice, Supergirl leaves their space-time to attend the Academy. There, she quickly makes new friends, as well as a new enemy with old ties: Brainiac 5. But a nefarious plot lurks in the shadows – the mysterious group known as the Dark Circle seeks a powerful weapon held in the Academy’s vault. Find out if the budding heroes can rise to the challenge!
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, and released by Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment, Legion of Super-Heroes is available to own on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray and Digital HD. Stay tuned for further updates and coverage right here at The World’s Finest!
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Warner Bros. Discovery officially announced the first ten projects from its newly-formed DC Studios arm, all of which will connect together as part of a larger story-telling experience. DC Studios will handle live-action and animation projects, both for theatrical and home media release, based on DC Comics properties and characters. Filmmaker James Gunn and producer Peter Safran, Co-Chairmen and CEOs of DC Studios, will spearhead the studio and its burgeoning slate of products. Continue below for a press release covering the announcement, along with additional details on some of the planned animation projects. Continue below for more.
DC Studios Announces Slate of 10 New Film and Television Projects
James Gunn’s Superman: Legacy Anchors New Slate;
Film Set for Theatrical Release on July 11, 2025
Studio also sets October 2025 release for highly anticipated The Batman – Part II from Matt Reeves
DC Studios Co-Chairmen and CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran today announced plans for their first 10 film and television projects under the new DC banner they lead across film, television, and animation. Gunn and Safran are designing and implementing a long-term interconnected story for the iconic franchise and characters, and today announced the beginning of “Chapter 1” focused on “Gods and Monsters” with five new films and five television series for HBO Max already in development.
“As we craft the plan for DC Studios, we are thrilled to share with fans the first 10 stories they can expect from the unified DC Universe featuring some of our most well-known characters as well as the next generation of marquee characters” said Safran. “Chapter 1 tells cohesive stories that highlight love, compassion, and the innate goodness of the human spirit, all designed to minimize audience confusion and maximize audience engagement across platforms.”
Gunn is writing Superman: Legacy, the first film of the new slate, which will be released in theaters globally on July 11, 2025. The highly-anticipated sequel The Batman – Part II is slated for release on October 3, 2025, it was also announced by Gunn and Safran today.
Gunn added: “Superman: Legacy is the true foundation of our creative vision for the DC Universe. Not only is Superman an iconic part of DC lore, he is also a favorite character for comic book readers, viewers of earlier movies, and fans around the world. I can’t wait to introduce our version of Superman who audiences will be able to follow and get to know across films, movies, animation and gaming.”
The upcoming slate of projects includes:
Film Projects Superman: Legacy – written by Gunn, the film will hit theaters on July 11, 2025, and focus on Superman balancing his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing. The Authority – WildStorm characters will join the DCU as members of The Authority take matters into their own hands to do what they believe is right The Brave and the Bold – the DCU will introduce its Batman and Robin in this unusual father-son story inspired by Grant Morrison’s comic series Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow – this science fiction adventure, which will be based on Tom King’s amazing, award-winning recent comics stories, presents a Supergirl viewers are not used to seeing Swamp Thing – the film will investigate the dark origins of Swamp Thing
Television Projects for HBO Max Creature Commandos – a seven-episode animated show in which Amanda Waller creates a black ops team out of monstrous prisoners; Gunn wrote all the episodes of the first season Waller – starring Viola Davis, this series features Team Peacemaker and will be written by Christal Henry (Watchmen) and Jeremy Carver (Supernatural) Booster Gold – Booster Gold uses basic technology from the future to pretend to be a superhero in present day Lanterns – this enormous TV event series follows intergalactic cops John Stewart and Hal Jordan as they uncover a dark mystery Paradise Lost – set in Themyscira, home of the Amazons and birthplace of Wonder Woman, this drama focuses on the genesis and political intrigue of an island of all women
About Warner Bros. Discovery:
Warner Bros. Discovery (Nasdaq: WBD) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates and distributes the world’s most differentiated and complete portfolio of content and brands across television, film and streaming. Available in more than 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Warner Bros. Discovery inspires, informs and entertains audiences worldwide through its iconic brands and products including: Discovery Channel, discovery+, CNN, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HBO Max, HGTV, Food Network, OWN, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Magnolia Network, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Television, Warner Bros. Games, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, Discovery en Español, Hogar de HGTV and others. For more information, please visit www.wbd.com.
Warner Bros. Discovery also provided a description for Creature Commandos, the entire first seven-episode season of which has been written by Gunn:
Creature Commandos – This seven-episode animated show, written by James Gunn, shows Amanda Waller creating a black-ops team out of monstrous prisoners.
Provided via DC Comics, Gunn further explains the Creature Commandos animated series:
“The first series that we’re doing, and I’ve already written the entire series, is Creature Commandos. This is an animated TV series and this is art from the animation company that’s doing it. Creature Commandos is based on the great team from DC.
What we’re doing with the DCU is we’re having animation tied directly into live action. Television, movies and games all intertwine within the same universe. We’re going to cast actors that are going to be able to play the characters in this, as well as in other things, some of which we’ve already cast. I’ve written all seven episodes of this show and it’s in production now.
In the image (going from left to right), that’s Rick Flag, Sr. He’s going to show up in other stuff. Then Nina Mazursky. Doctor Phosphorus, a Batman villain. Frankenstein – Eric Frankenstein, specifically. The Bride of Frankenstein, who’s the lead. Finally, G.I. Robot and Weasel.”
DC Comics also released additional statements from James Gunn concerning upcoming DC Studios projects, including the future of the studio’s animated output. Concerning the future of the animated titles from Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment, specifically the DC Universe Movie and DC Animated Movie lines, Gunn said:
“We’re dealing with all that. Some of that stuff will continue as Elseworlds, but a lot of other stuff we’re starting to bring into animation with (Warner Bros. Animation President) Sam Register so that we’ll have things that are connected with this. I think there have been a lot of really marvelous DC cartoons, so we’re going to keep moving forward with that.”
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HBO Max has released the official trailer for Harley Quinn: A Very Problematic Valentine’s Day Special, an upcoming Harley Quinn animated special, debuting February 9, 2023 exclusively on the U.S. streaming service. The animated special spotlights Harley and Ivy, among others, celebrating Valentine’s Day together. The official trailer, plus press details provided by HBO Max, can be found below.
HBO Max and Warner Bros. Animation describe the special as below:
Harley Quinn: A Very Problematic Valentine’s Day Special features Harley and Ivy celebrating their very first Valentine’s Day together, while also revealing how the rest of the ragtag crew spends the gushiest, mushiest, most romantic day of the year. As Harley goes to obsessive lengths to ensure that her first Valentine’s Day with Ivy is the best ever, Bane’s efforts to impress an unexpected date go horribly awry. Meanwhile, after an unfortunate online dating encounter, Clayface engages in some self-love. The voice cast of Harley Quinn: A Very Problematic Valentine’s Day Special includes Kaley Cuoco, Lake Bell, Alan Tudyk, Matt Oberg, James Wolk , Natalie Morales, Chris Diamantopoulos, James Adomian, Jim Rash, Vanessa Marshall , Janet Varney, Rachel Dratch, Leila Birch, Tyler James Williams, Josh Helman, Casey Wilson, Michael Ironside, and others. Based on characters from DC, Harley Quinn: A Very Problematic Valentine’s Day Special is produced by Delicious Non-Sequitur Productions and Yes, Norman Productions in association with Warner Bros. Animation. Executive Producers are Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, Dean Lorey, Jennifer Coyle, Kaley Cuoco, Sam Register.
Harley Quinn: A Very Problematic Valentine’s Day Special, the upcoming Harley Quinn animated special, debuts February 9, 2023 on HBO Max. All three seasons of Harley Quinn are currently available to stream on HBO Max, with the fourth season tentatively slated for release in 2023. For more on the Harley Quinn animated series, including reviews and media, check out The World’s Finest Harley Quinn subsite.
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The third season of Batman: The Adventures Continue continues and a special DC Pride collection are among DC Comics’ scheduled releases for April 2023. Batman: The Adventures Continue – Season Three #4 continues the two-part story which started in issue #3, with Ty Templeton listed as the issue’s artist. Continue below for artwork and further details on Batman: The Adventures Continue – Season Three plus details on a special DC Pride collection featuring a short story by Kevin Conroy, all provided as part of the April 2023 solicitations from DC Comics.
BATMAN: THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE – SEASON THREE #4
Written by ALAN BURNETT and PAUL DINI
Art by TY TEMPLETON
Cover by JORGE CORONA
Variant cover by MIKE PERKINS
Villain variant by BRIAN BOLLAND
1:25 variant cover by HAYDEN SHERMAN
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 4 of 7 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
The tragic story of Straightman continues in “Crack-Up,” part two! The Joker’s not-so-funny sidekick is hell-bent on revenge and has arrived at the doorstep of the dastardly doctor who mangled his mind, Hugo Strange. Meanwhile, Batman tangles with a mysterious foe who has a strange and unexpected tie to Straightman. ON SALE 4/11/23
DC PRIDE: THE NEW GENERATION
Written by KEVIN CONROY, ALYSSA WONG, TRAVIS G. MOORE, DEVIN GRAYSON, and others
Art by NICK ROBLES, BRITTNEY WILLIAMS, EVAN CAGLE, ZOE THOROGOOD, and others
Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
$19.99 US | 192 pages | Hardcover
DC celebrates Pride Month with more stories, more characters, and more pride than ever before! This gorgeous hardcover collects for the very first time:
-Thirteen thrilling tales spotlighting LGBTQIA+ fan-favorites new and old including Superman (Jon Kent), Nubia, Kid Quick, Connor Hawke, Aquaman (Jackson Hyde), Green Lantern (Jo Mullein), Alysia Yeoh, the Ray, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, and Batwoman
-“Finding Batman,” an autobiographical comic written by the late Kevin Conroy and drawn by J. Bone that details how Kevin’s personal experiences from childhood to Hollywood ultimately informed his universally beloved performance as the iconic voice of Batman
-All five parts of Tim Drake’s coming-out story across Batman: Urban Legends #4-6, #10, and DC Pride: Tim Drake Special #1
-An introduction by activist, actress, and real-life superhero Nicole Maines
-Gorgeous art from across the complete DC Pride 2022 celebration! ON SALE 5/23/23
The World’s Finest also recently caught up with artist Jordan Gibson to discuss his work on Batman: The Adventures Continue, among other projects. Click here to read the interview. Stay tuned for further coverage on Batman: The Adventures Continue and be check out the The World’s Finest Batman: The Adventures Continue subsite for more content. Click the link below to discuss the news!
Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment has announced Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham, the upcoming DC Animated Movie title, will be available to purchase Digitally and on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Blu-ray on March 28, 2023. The feature-length title pits Batman up against Lovecraftian supernatural forces threatening the sheer existence of Gotham as he’s aided and confronted by DC Comics characters including Green Arrow, Ra’s al Ghul, Mr. Freeze, Killer Croc, Two-Face, James Gordon and more. Check out the press release, package art and trailer below.
BATMAN: THE DOOM
THAT CAME TO GOTHAM
MIKE MIGNOLA’S EPIC TALE PITS THE DARK KNIGHT
AGAINST SUPERNATURAL FORCES IN A NEW DC ANIMATED MOVIE.
PURCHASE DIGITALLY AND 4K ULTRA HD & BLU-RAY DISC
ON MARCH 28
Batman’s rational mind and unparalleled fighting skills are put to the ultimate test when an ancient force threatens his world and everyone he holds dear in Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham, available to purchase Digitally and on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Blu-ray on March 28, 2023 from Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment. The all-new, feature-length DC Animated Movie puts Batman up against Lovecraftian supernatural forces threatening the sheer existence of Gotham as he’s aided and confronted along the way by reimagined versions of his well-known allies and enemies, including Green Arrow, Ra’s al Ghul, Mr. Freeze, Killer Croc, Two-Face, James Gordon and more.
David Giuntoli (Grimm, A Million Little Things) reprises his Batman: Soul of the Dragon role as the voice of the Dark Knight in this all-new 1920s-based DC Elseworlds tale. Tati Gabrielle (Kaleidoscope, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Uncharted) makes her DC animated debut as Kai Li Cain, Batman’s closest ally.
Elevating the action and drama are DC animation veterans Christopher Gorham (The Lincoln Lawyer, Insatiable) as Oliver Queen, Patrick Fabian (Better Call Saul) as Harvey Dent, John DiMaggio (Futurama, Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire) as James Gordon, and David Dastmalchian (Dune, The Suicide Squad, Ant-Man) as Grendon.
Rounding out the cast is Gideon Adlon (Legion of Super-Heroes) as Oracle, Karan Brar (Jessie, Diary of a Wimpy Kid franchise) as Sanjay “Jay” Tawde, Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator, The Frighteners) as Kirk Langstrom, Darin De Paul (Mortal Kombat Legends & Overwatch franchises) as Thomas Wayne, Brian George (Seinfeld) as Alfred, Jason Marsden (Young Justice, A Goofy Movie) as Dick Grayson & Young Bruce Wayne, Navid Negahban (Homeland, The Cleaning Lady) as Ra’s al Ghul, Emily O’Brien (Days of Our Lives) as Talia al Ghul & Martha Wayne, Tim Russ (Star Trek: Voyager) as Lucius Fox, William Salyers (The Regular Show) as Cobbelpot & Professor Manfurd, and Matthew Waterson (The Croods: Family Tree) as Jason Blood/Etrigan.
Sam Liu (The Death and Return of Superman) fills the dual role of producer and co-director of Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham, working closely with co-director Christopher Berkeley (Young Justice) to bring to animated life the script from screenwriter Jase Ricci (Teen Titans Go! and DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem in the Multiverse). Producers are Jim Krieg (Batman: Gotham by Gaslight) and Kimberly S. Moreau (Legion of Super-Heroes). Executive Producer is Michael Uslan. Sam Register is Executive Producer.
Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham will be available on March 28 to purchase Digitally from Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, Google Play, Vudu and more. 4K Ultra HD and Blu-Ray Discs will be available to purchase online and in-store at major retailers. Pre-order your copy now.
SYNOPSIS: Inspired by the comic book series by Mike Mignola, Richard Pace and Troy Nixey, Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham is a 1920s-based tale that finds explorer Bruce Wayne accidentally unleashing an ancient evil, expediting his return to Gotham City after a two-decade hiatus. The logic/science-driven Batman must battle Lovecraftian supernatural forces threatening the sheer existence of Gotham, along the way being aided and confronted by reimagined versions of his well-known allies and enemies, including Green Arrow, Ra’s al Ghul, Mr. Freeze, Killer Croc, Two-Face, James Gordon and Bruce’s beloved wards. Prepare for a mystical, often terrifying Batman adventure unlike any other.
SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:
–Batman: Shadows of Gotham (New Featurette) – An examination of themes of existential dread in a world drenched in gothic overtones that combine to create one of Batman’s most unique adventures.
-Audio Commentary – Filmmakers and storytellers, including producer/co-director Sam Liu and screenwriter Jase Ricci, take in all the gothic horror and intrigue of Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham.
Pricing and film information:
Digital purchase $19.99
4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack + Digital Version* $39.99 USA
4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack $44.98 Canada
Blu-ray + Digital Version* $29.98 USA
Blu-ray $39.99 Canada
4K/Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French
Blu-ray Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Running Time: 90 minutes
Rated PG-13 for some strong violence, disturbing images, language and brief partial nudity
*Digital version not available in Canada
About Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment
Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment (WBDHE) distributes the award-winning movies, television, animation, and digital content produced by Warner Bros. Discovery to the homes and screens of millions through physical Blu-ray Disc and DVD retail sales and digital transactions on major streaming, video-on-demand cable, satellite, digital, and mobile channels. WBDHE is part of Warner Bros. Discovery Content Sales, one of the world’s largest distributors of entertainment programming.
DC, part of Warner Bros. Discovery, creates iconic characters and enduring stories and is one of the world’s largest publishers of comics and graphic novels. DC’s creative work entertains audiences of every generation around the world with DC’s stories and characters integrated across Warner Bros. Discovery’s film, television, animation, consumer products, home entertainment, games, and themed experiences divisions, and on the DC Universe Infinite digital comic subscription service. Learn more at DC.com
About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. WBA’s current series include Animaniacs for Hulu, Batwheels, Bugs Bunny Builders, Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, Harley Quinn, Jellystone!, Looney Tunes Cartoons, My Adventures with Superman, Noonan’s, Tiny Toons Looniversity, Tom and Jerry Time, Tom and Jerry in New York, and Velma for HBO Max, Teen Titans Go! for Cartoon Network. The studio is currently in production with New Line Cinema on the upcoming original anime feature film, The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim. WBA’s full-length theatrical film, Teen Titans GO! to the Movies, was released in summer 2018. As home to the iconic animated characters from the DC, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Movies — for DVD, Blu-ray and digital media. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards®, 40 Emmy Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, a BAFTA Children’s Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 21 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).
Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham, the first DC Animated Movie title for 2023, arrives March 28 on Blu-ray and Digital from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Check out The World’s Finest DC Animated Movie subsite for more on the acclaimed movie series, and stay tuned for further updates right here at The World’s Finest. Click the link below to discuss this news.