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“Young Justice: Outsiders” Returns July 2, 2019 To DC Universe, Streaming Service Expands Content Slate

DC Entertainment released press details for an assortment of DC Universe announcements made at WonderCon 2019, including the return of new Young Justice: Outsiders episodes. The second half of the the acclaimed animated series’ third season will debut July 2, 2019. Other updates include the premiere date of Justice League vs. The Fatal Five on the streaming service, along with an expansion of its comic book library and premiere dates for other series. Complete press details are below.

WONDERCON NEWS 2019
DC UNLOCKS THE ULTIMATE DIGITAL COMICS LIBRARY
ONLY FOR DC UNIVERSE MEMBERS!
Swamp Thing Original Series from James Wan Debuts May 31
Stargirl Shines Bright: First Look at Courtney Whitmore’s Iconic Super Suit
DC Universe Expands Content Slate to Include Krpyton, Justice League vs. The Fatal Five, Return of Young Justice: Outsiders, and more…

Young Justice DC Universe

At WonderCon, DC Universe unveiled a slate of new features and programming updates for the first-of-its-kind digital subscription service. Kicking off the panel, DC Universe announced its members will now have access to DC’s vast digital comics library that encompasses many thousand single issue comics published over 80 years. The price of DC Universe remains unchanged and now includes the added benefit of all the DC comics members can read, view on a big screen and enjoy in vivid detail. Individual issues published 12 months prior to any given date will be available on DC Universe starting in April (exact launch date to be announced).

“From the time DC Universe launched last year, our fans have loved the comic experience and have asked us for just one thing – more! The expansion to thousands of titles in January 2019 was a first step in our goal to deliver on that request, to provide DC Universe members full access to the pantheon of DC’s epic Super Hero stories,” said DC Universe Senior Vice President and General Manager, Sam Ades. “We’re thrilled to respond to our fans yet again with the incredible value of the ultimate DC digital comics library.”

Exciting Programming Updates

DC Universe also revealed the May 31, 2019 premiere date of upcoming original live-action series Swamp Thing. The series follows Abby Arcane as she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana, only to soon discover that the swamp holds mystical and terrifying secrets. Horror underpinnings are expected of the series from executive producers James Wan, Mark Verheiden, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear and Len Wiseman.

DC Universe unveiled a first-look image of Stargirl from the upcoming DC Universe original live action series Stargirl. Based on DC characters created by Geoff Johns, from Berlanti Productions and Mad Ghost Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Stargirl stars Brec Bassinger (Bella and the Bulldogs, School of Rock, The Goldbergs) as Courtney Whitmore (aka Stargirl) and Luke Wilson as Pat Dugan (aka STRIPE). The Stargirl super suit was designed by renowned costume designer Laura Jean Shannon, whose credits include Titans, Doom Patrol, Black Lightning and Jumanji, among others. Stargirl is set to debut in early 2020 on the DC Universe digital subscription service. Johns created the series and will serve as the showrunner.

An updated schedule for upcoming DC Universe exclusive live action and animated originals was outlined in the panel discussion at WonderCon. Critically acclaimed Titans will come back to DC Universe with season 2 in Fall 2019. Animated series Harley Quinn will follow in late Fall 2019.

Additionally, DC Universe announced that season one of the drama Krypton will make its DC Universe debut on April 5, 2019. The live-action series Krypton from executive producers David Goyer and Cameron Welsh will now become available to DC Universe members, in advance of its season 2 premiere in summer 2019 on SYFY.

Animated original film Justice League vs. The Fatal Five will debut on April 16. Justice League vs. The Fatal Five is the eleventh Justice League animated film and will be available on DC Universe the same day and date as the 4K Ultra HD, Bluray and DVD release.

The debut date for the mid-season premiere of Young Justice: Outsiders was also revealed. The remaining 13 episodes of this fan-favorite original animated series will begin on July 2, 2019.

Justice League vs. The Fatal Five

News Recap: Coming Soon to DC Universe:

-Access to the ultimate DC Digital Comics Library: Fans will have unprecedented access to the DC comic book library on DC Universe with no change to the price of the service. Coming in April 2019.

Swamp Thing Premiere: Original live-action series Swamp Thing will premiere on DC Universe on May 31, 2019.

Stargirl First Look: A first look at Courtney Whitmore’s iconic super suit for Stargirl was revealed. Stargirl will premiere in early 2020.

Krypton Premiere: Krypton season 1 will premiere on DC Universe on April 5, 2019.

-Original animated film Justice League vs. The Fatal Five will premiere on DC Universe on April 16, the same day and date as the 4K Ultra HD, Bluray and DVD release.

Young Justice: Outsiders Mid-Season Debut: The much anticipated second half of original animated series Young Justice: Outsiders will debut on July 2, 2019.

Titans Season 2: Highly acclaimed Titans season 2 will premiere in Fall 2019. Recent casting announcements have unveiled an exciting slate of characters for season 2, including Joshua Orpin as Conner Kent (aka Superboy); Esai Morales as Slade Wilson (aka Deathstroke); Chella Man as Joseph Wilson (aka Jericho) and Chelsea Zhang as Rose Wilson (aka the Ravager).

Harley Quinn: Original animated series Harley Quinn will follow Titans season 2 in late Fall 2019.

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Stay tuned right here for further details and updates on Young Justice: Outsiders. For more Young Justice videos, images, episode reviews and exclusive content, check out the The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite! Also, keep an eye on the Justice League vs. The Fatal Five subsite right here at The World’s Finest for additional and exclusive content, including reviews and much more. Click on the links below to discuss this news.

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Dynamic Music Partners Discuss “Justice League vs. The Fatal Five” And More In The World’s Finest Interview

To mark the arrival of Justice League vs. The Fatal Five, The World’s Finest caught up with Dynamic Music Partners to discuss their work in scoring the upcoming DC Universe Movie release. In this Q & A, Dynamic Music Partners – consisting of Michael McCuistion, Lolita Ritmanis and Kristopher Carter – touch upon their work for aforementioned animated feature, how it felt to return to both the DCAU and Young Justice, some of their favorite Justice League scores, misconceptions on the scoring process, and much more. Click on the image below to check out the interview, right here at The World’s Finest!


Dynamic Music Partners


For more information on Dynamic Music Partners, along with the assorted works and projects – past, present and future – check out their official website. DMP can also be found on Twitter at @DynMusPartners and on Facebook.

The next installment in the DC Universe Movie line, Justice League vs. The Fatal Five hits digital media on March 30, 2019 and physical media on April 16, 2019. Keep an eye on the Justice League vs. The Fatal Five subsite right here at The World’s Finest for additional and exclusive content, including reviews and much more. Click on the link below to discuss this interview.

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DC Entertainment Plans Special Events, Projects To Celebrate 80th Anniversary of Batman

DC Entertainment has released details on its plans to commemorate 80 years of Batman. Plans include a special worldwide Bat-Signal light-up event, theatrical screenings, convention panels, special projects and more. Special projects include previously-announced titles – such as Batman: Hush and Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – and a selection of yet-to-be-announced titles. Complete press details are below, along with key artwork and two animated clips for the 80th anniversary celebrations.

Long Live The Bat
DC Commemorates 80 Years of Batman
With Worldwide Fan Celebration

DC Releases Landmark Detective Comics #1000 Issue;
Iconic Bat-Signal to Light Up Across the Globe;
Partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs Of America;
Exclusive Fan Festivities; and More

Yearlong Celebration Kicks Off at SXSW with
1.5 Million Bats Flying from Austin’s Congress Bridge​

Batman

To mark the 80th anniversary of Batman, DC today unveiled plans for a global commemoration of the World’s Greatest Detective. Kicking off this March at SXSW, the multifaceted campaign for DC’s Caped Crusader will feature exclusive celebrations, special theatrical engagements, the milestone release of Detective Comics #1000, live events and first-ever Batman brand partnerships. As fans join together under the campaign’s tagline of #LongLiveTheBat, DC’s timeless character will be honored through Batman Day in September when the Bat-Signal lights up in major cities worldwide.

First appearing as socialite turned crime-fighter Bruce Wayne in Detective Comics #27 on March 30, 1939, the Dark Knight has stood as a symbol of determination, bravery and justice to generations of fans for 80 years. He has influenced every area of modern entertainment, appearing in countless comic books, Saturday morning cartoons, multiple television series, video games, theme parks and experiences, toys, collectibles, apparel and lifestyle products, as well as, blockbuster animated and live-action films. There have been Batman trading cards, board games and newspaper cartoon strips, and the U.S. Postal Service has even honored Batman with his own postage stamps. Batman is a multi-billion dollar icon who continues to reign as the most popular single Super Hero ever created.

To commemorate this milestone, custom artwork was created that pays homage to Batman’s legacy in all forms of media. The Batman profile pencil design is by beloved longtime DC artist José Luis García-López, and digital paint design is by Admira Wijaya. This graphic will be featured throughout the celebration.

DC will honor #LongLiveTheBat throughout 2019, including Batman’s 80th anniversary on March 30 and Batman Day on September 21. As part of this yearlong celebration, there are many ways fans can participate.

Read Batman:
-Paying homage to the Super Hero’s 80-year publishing history, DC will present two commemorative books: including the landmark collector’s issue of Detective Comics #1000, on sale at comics shops March 27, and a special hardcover release, Detective Comics: 80 Years of Batman – The Deluxe Edition, available March 19.

Experience Batman:
-SXSW in Austin, Texas, will kick off the global celebration with multiple fan experiences, photo opportunities, limited-edition merchandise and Instagrammable mural by a local artist. SXSW will also set the stage for an incredible moment when more than 1.5 million bats fly into the night over Austin’s famous Congress Bridge on March 15.
-DC will celebrate Batman’s 80th anniversary with panels at major conventions, including a dedicated “Happy Birthday, Batman!” panel at WonderCon in Anaheim on the actual anniversary, March 30.
-Generations of fans across the globe will gather together to honor the timeless hero on Batman Day, September 21. The Bat-Signal will light up in major cities worldwide, alongside a wide array of fan celebrations, including interactive photo opportunities, live music, food, games and more. Plus, fans will race across the finish line in their favorite Caped Crusader attire in a series of 5K and 10K runs in select cities.
-Families can celebrate #LongLiveTheBat at multiple Six Flags locations across North America in August with extended hours, exclusive Batman-themed experiences and special merchandise. Warner Bros. theme parks across the globe, including Warner Bros. Movie World Australia, Parque Warner Madrid and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, will host Batman 80th anniversary events.
-Madame Tussauds locations in Orlando and Sydney will unveil interactive fan-friendly experiences, photo opportunities and special merchandise in September.
-In May, collectible art boutique MONDO will host a curated anniversary exhibit at its Austin gallery celebrating iconic Batman cover art throughout the years.
-The global touring exhibition The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes will celebrate the Dark Knight with a special Batman edition, beginning this September in São Paulo, Brazil.
-Romics—the comic book, animation and gaming convention in Rome, Italy—will host an immersive Batman 80th anniversary exhibit in April.
-Designed for fans of all ages, visitors to Shanghai this summer will be treated to a first-of-its-kind special exhibit celebrating Batman.
-Otter Media brands Rooster Teeth, Crunchyroll, VRV and Fullscreen will celebrate Batman’s 80th anniversary through a variety of programming and social campaigns designed to amplify DC’s global campaign.
-AT&T will activate across retail, digital and DIRECTV, which will celebrate the anniversary with a Batman-branded channel. Plus, AT&T customers will get insider access through AT&T thanks to Batman content, comics, merchandise, exclusive fan experiences and more.

Watch Batman:
-Television broadcast partners worldwide will host Batman programming marathons in March and September.
-Cartoon Network in the U.S. and key territories will host exclusive Batman themed programming and stunts for kids in March and September.
-DC Universe – DC’s digital subscription service – will be celebrating in a big way with the promotion of Batman content in March and September.

Join Batman:
-Boys & Girls Clubs of America will join Batman in a first-ever partnership to celebrate kids, teens and youth development professionals who stand up for positive change in their communities. The campaign kicks off in April during National Boys & Girls Clubs Week.
-In honor of military appreciation month this May, DC will partner with the USO, the iconic military support nonprofit, on a special Batman-themed USO2GO kit featuring comics, movies, TV shows, games and more. The kit will offer a fun diversion for service members stationed in remote locations around the globe, connecting them to home and all things Dark Knight.
-Fans in the UK can join in raising awareness of Genetic Disorders UK by wearing an exclusively designed Batman t-shirt on Jeans for Genes Day in September.

Shop Batman:
-WB and DC are also joining forces with an extensive list of retail partners, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, iTunes, Walmart, GameStop and Google Play, among others.
-Global partners such as LEGO, Mattel and Funko will release exclusive Batman 80th anniversary products throughout the year.

Conceived by artist Bob Kane with writer Bill Finger, Batman is humanity’s timeless hero. And he’s just getting started. More details on the global celebration will be released in the coming months.

Fans can join in on social media using the hashtag #Batman80 and #LongLiveTheBat. Visit www.Batman80.com for the latest news and updates.

About DC
Home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), DC Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, DC is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and WarnerMedia. DC works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

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“DC Super Hero Girls” Trailer Released, Series Debuts March 8, 2019 On Cartoon Network, Multiple Platforms

Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. Animation has provided details on the forthcoming debut of DC Super Hero Girls, the new animated series based on the popular brand initiative. The series features updated character designs and new stories from Emmy Award–winning producer Lauren Faust. The series will debut with a one-hour special on March 8, 2019 at 6pm ET/PT. Continue below for the series trailer and further press details.



DC Super Hero Girls
Special 1-Hour Movie – “#SweetJustice” – Kicks Off Exciting New Series
From Emmy Award–Winning Producer Lauren Faust

Airing Friday, March 8 (6pm ET/PT)
Across All Cartoon Network platforms including CN App and On Demand
New Episodes to Air Sundays (beginning 3/17) at 4pm ET/PT

“#SweetJustice”
When six ordinary girls meet and discover that they each have extraordinary powers, they decide to join forces to take on one of Metropolis’s most sinister villains.

DC Super Hero Girls stars the voices of Tara Strong (Teen Titans Go!) as Batgirl, Grey Griffin (Unikitty!) as Wonder Woman, Kari Wahlgren (Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz) as Zatanna, Nicole Sullivan (MADtv) as Supergirl, Kimberly Brooks (Voltron) as Bumblebee and Myrna Velasco (Elena of Avalor) as Green Lantern Jessica Cruz.

About DC Super Hero Girls
DC Super Hero Girls is an all-new animated action-comedy series from Warner Bros. Animation and based on characters from DC. Featuring fresh character designs and storytelling from Emmy® Award–winning producer Lauren Faust (Super Best Friends Forever, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends).

The world may know them as Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Batgirl, but not-so-typical teenagers Diana, Kara and Barbara, alongside their Super Hero friends have much more to deal with than just protecting the citizens of Metropolis from some of the most sinister school-aged Super-Villains of the DC Universe. After all, being teens is tough enough, what with school, friends, family and the chaos that comes with managing a social life. But add super powers and a secret identity to the mix, and things can get a lot more complicated.

Lauren Faust is executive producer with Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!) also serving as executive producer.

The new series is a global initiative with Cartoon Network and builds on the successful DC Super Hero Girls global franchise which inspires girls to embrace their unique abilities and harness the power of teamwork and diversity to discover their true potential. In addition to the new series, fans will also be treated to fresh storytelling in 2019 with new YouTube shorts, graphic novels, games, as well as a brand-new product line across multiple categories.

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“The New Batman Adventures,” “The Batman” Coming To DC Universe In February 2019

DC Universe has announced that episodes of The Batman and episodes from the The New Batman Adventures-era of Batman: The Animated Series will be added to the streaming service starting in February 2019. Press Details for what’s coming to the streaming service in February 2019 can be found below. The Batman will debut on the streaming service starting February 8, with episodes of The New Batman Adventures joining a week earlier on February 1. The Batman, produced by Jeff Matsuda and Glen Murakami and starring Rino Romano as The Dark Knight, aired for five seasons on Kids’WB, from 2004 – 2008. Press details, along with the opening title sequence of The Batman, can be found below.

For the first time ever DC Universe is now showing Reign of the Supermen on the same day it hit the shelves on DVD and Blu Ray.

But that’s not the only great thing added to the platform this month. Get yourself ready for the February 15th release of Doom Patrol, DC Universe’s next live-action series, not to mention Krypton Season 1 hitting spring 2019. New video and double the comics are available to DC Universe subscribers.

Also, don’t miss the Black History celebration in February where DC Universe will have all the classic stories and characters to honor the important contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout history.

Here’s what’s coming this month:
Video:
1/29 Reign of the Supermen (airing the same day and date as the DVD and Blu Ray release)
2/1: The New Batman Adventures
2/8: The Batman
2/15: Doom Patrol
Spring 2019 Krypton Season 1

Comics
Doubling over the month of February – key highlights include:
1/29 Batman (2011)
1/29 Gotham Central
1/29 Harley Quinn (2000, 2013)
1/29 Justice League: Darkseid War
2/5: 52
2/5: Forever Evil
2/12: Planetary
2/12: JSA (2009)
2/19: No Man’s Land

Also look for:
-2/14 – Paul Dini and Misty Lee join the cast of DC Daily
-Weekly giveaways including a signed copy of the New Teen Titans Omnibus, a DC Collectibles Harley & Joker Statue and more
-DC Universe will be celebrating Black History month by looking at classic stories and characters from the universe

Stay tuned for additional updated on select upcoming DC Universe content right here at The World’s Finest. For further details on The Batman, check out the dedicated subsite right here at The World’s Finest. Details on the The New Batman Adventures-era of Batman: The Animated Series can also be found at The World’s Finest. Click on the link below to discuss these latest updated at The DC Animation Forum.

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