The World’s Finest has published its review of DC Animated Movie title, Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons, available now on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray and Digital. In short, with its entertaining story, strong characters and slick soundtrack, Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons offers up a fun, gleeful adventure that fans of all ages will undoubtedly enjoy. 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 videos, imagery and more. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment describes Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons as follows:
Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons begins as 11-year-old Jonathan Kent discovers he has superpowers, thrusting the half-Kryptonian into the complicated world of Super Heroes and Super-Villains – who are now under attack by a malevolent alien force known as Starro! It’s a race against time as Jonathan must join forces with assassin-turned-Boy-Wonder Damian Wayne to rescue their fathers (Superman & Batman) and save the planet by becoming the Super Sons they were destined to be!
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, and released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons is now available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray and Digital HD. Also available for purchase is the official Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons soundtrack by Dynamic Music Partners, released for digital purchase and streaming by Dynamic Soundtrack Records. Stay tuned for further updates and coverage right here at The World’s Finest!
Dynamic Music Partners announced their score to the upcoming Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons animated feature from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will be available to own and stream starting October 18, 2022. The World’s Finest caught up with the acclaimed collective for some comments on the upcoming soundtrack, being released through their Dynamic Soundtrack Records label. Continue below for more, along with imagery from Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons‘ scoring sessions.
The World’s Finest: What’s it like being able to be scoring the beginning of a new generation of super heroes with your latest project, Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons?
Lolita Ritmanis: When I saw the first cut of Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons, it was beyond thrilling! The music was immediately playing in my mind! Composing the score during the pandemic was deeply healing, allowing me to savor every moment of creating soaring melodies, exuberant action music, and heartfelt themes. Producer Rick Morales wanted music to connect us all to our inner child. I am thrilled that Michael, Kristopher and I have an opportunity to share our music with you.
Michael McCuistion: I’ve been so fortunate to have had Batman and Superman in my scoring life for many years, writing music that has become an iconic part of many children’s lives. How cool is it now to be able to score their children’s music?! It feels like such a fresh start, a real beginning of a new era for these beloved heroes with their new families. Being a part of Warner Bros. first full-length CGI project is terrific, too – another beginning – and I am incredibly excited to see what adventures unfold in the near future!
Kristopher Carter: As the father of a just-barely-teenager, myself, I could relate to both the very normal-mortal-person challenges as well as pure joy our two heroes experienced with their kids, and I constantly was drawing upon those feelings as I worked on the score. This movie has so much to offer fans, parents, kids and I’m excited that the music is available to be enjoyed outside the movie too!
Composers Kristopher Carter, Michael McCuistion, and Lolita Ritmanis, along with LA’s finest musicians
Bring their legacy of scoring to the next generation of super heroes in
“Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons”
Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons Album Credits Original Soundtrack Composed, Orchestrated, Conducted and Produced by
Live Scoring Engineer
Orchestrations & Music Preparation
The soundtrack release for Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons will be available to purchase and stream on all digital platforms, simultaneously with the release of the film itself on October 18th, 2022. The soundtrack is available courtesy of Dynamic Soundtrack Records. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment describes Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons as follows:
When 11-year old Jonathan Kent discovers he has super powers, the half-Kryptonian is thrust into the world of heroes and villains now under attack by a malevolent alien force known as Starro! Joined by assassin-turned-Boy Wonder Damian Wayne, they both team up in a race against time to save their fathers (Superman and Batman) and the world by becoming the Supersons they were destined to be!
Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons, the latest entry in the DC Animated Movie line, arrives October 18, 2022 on Blu-ray and Digital from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Check out the dedicated The World’s Finest subsite for more details, and stay tuned for further updates and a complete review.
Description: Ahead of the third season, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is set to release Superman & Lois: The Complete Second Season on Blu-ray and DVD. Featuring all 15 action-packed episodes from the exciting second season plus brand-new bonus features, Superman & Lois: The Complete Second Season is priced to own on DVD and Blu-ray, which includes a digital copy. The show is also available to own on Digital via purchase from all major digital retailers and is streaming on HBO Max.
Based on the DC characters, and Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, the series was developed by Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash, Batwoman, Supergirl) and Todd Helbing (The Flash, Black Sails), who executive produce alongside Sarah Schechter (All American, Riverdale), Geoff Johns (Titans, DC’s Stargirl, Wonder Woman) and David Madden (Kung Fu, Save the Last Dance).
Episodes: What Lies Beneath, The Ties That Bind, The Thing in the Mines, The Inverse Method, Girl…You’ll be a Woman Soon, Tried and True, Anti-Hero, Into Oblivion, 30 Days and 30 Nights, Bizarros in a Bizarro World, Truth and Consequences, Lies That Bind, All is Lost, Worlds War Bizarre, Waiting for Superman
Blu-ray & DVD Features:
-Fractured: The Heart of Bizarro
-The DC Heroes: Path to Glory
Superman & Lois: The Complete Second Season Review By James Harvey
There’s no sophomore slump to be found here as The Kents and the denizens of Smallville find themselves in earth-shattering danger (literally) in Superman & Lois: The Complete Second Season. After a surprising and strong first season, Superman and his clan are back for another round of cataclysmic adventures and the super-crew doesn’t disappoint. Picking up shortly after the season one finale, The Kents are adapting to addition of John Henry Iron and his daughter, Natalie, to their farm home, but then an already complicated situation unexpectedly escalates. Soon our heroes find themselves dealing with something truly … bizarre.
Season two of Superman & Lois, as described by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, opens with the dust still settling in Smallville following the shocking outcome of last season’s confrontation between Morgan Edge and Superman. With Smallville on the national map for the first time in the town’s history, Lois Lane faces fresh challenges in her latest journalistic endeavors, while Jordan and Jonathan also find themselves dealing with change. Superman & Lois stars Tyler Hoechlin (Supergirl, Arrow), Elizabeth Tulloch (Supergirl, Grimm), Jordan Elsass (Little Fires Everywhere), Alex Garfin (New Amsterdam), Erik Valdez (Graceland), Inde Navarrette (13 Reasons Why), Wolé Parks (All American), Tayler Buck (Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living), Sofia Hasmik (All the Bright Places), with Dylan Walsh (Blue Bloods) and Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage).
As always, spoilers will be kept as light as possible.
Following the defeat of Superman’s “brother” Tal-Rho at the end of the first season, things have been quiet on the superhero front. Clark has been training his super-powered son, Jordan, and spending quality time with his “normal” son, Jonathan, and life seems quaint for the time-being. Lois, however, is struggling with the arrival of John and Natalie, two dopplegangers who were her husband and child on another Earth where Superman became a murderous tyrant. It’s a tricky situation that could only come from a comic book plot, but it creates a tricky and legitimately intriguing dynamic in the household.
And on top of the bountiful family drama, the Man of Steel’s super hero lifestyle bring further complications for the Kent brood. The appearance of a bizarre-looking Superman from another world kicks off the second season’s major storyline, his arrival being just the first from this inverted home planet. Bizarro Superman’s mission is to hunt down this Earth’s Ally, a cult leader who just so happens to have Lois’ sister Lucy under her sway. Ally soon discovers she can use this situation to her advantage to gain super-powers for not just herself, but for all her followers. The cost? The lives of countless innocents. And the situation only worsens from there for the Kents.
After the first season’s near home-run, the pressure was on for season two of Superman & Lois to deliver and, thankfully, it totally does. The show’s core focus on the importance of family and being honest remains key, running through basically every one of the season’s assorted plots up to the season’s massive finale. The idea that being a family doesn’t stop at blood relation is also a prevalent theme, thanks to the inclusion of John and Natalie into the Kent’s family dynamic. Amazing that for such a potentially tiring tropes, Superman & Lois finds new ways to explore the ideas, coming up with some pretty novel approaches thanks to the show’s willingness to unabashedly tap into the craziness of the comic book source material. Not every scheme this season works, but the overall it still comes together well enough.
The idea of trust is also a explored in season two as the Kents grapple with keeping secrets from friends and family also learning to let others in. Lois struggles with this as she finds her estranged sister back in her life under less-than-ideal circumstances. At the same time, Clark is finding it harder to keep his heroics a secret from one of his closest friends, and Jordan and Jonathan both find themselves under pressure to be honest to their peers. Every character here finds their respective backs to the wall, with being trustful and honest as their only solution to their predicaments.
This season also takes some pretty big steps for its own mythology, including who else knows about Superman’s secret identity and his status as this earth’s greatest hero. These bring about two of the season’s legitimately biggest surprises, one which actually recontextualizes the entirety of Superman & Lois‘ entire run to date in a rather gutsy move. Believe it or not, but these two twists change just about everything and open the series up to interesting possibilities, but the show still never loses its core message. Naturally, no spoilers.
Despite the emphasis on family drama, there’s still plenty of action and spectacle to behold. As with the first season, Superman & Lois‘s sizable budget allows the show to do some pretty epic sequences, one of them unquestionably being a hallway fight scene toward the end of the season that’s an impressively ambitious piece of work, and another being Superman unleashing his powers in the finale. There’s a lot of cosmic-level effects too, including getting to visit the warped Inverse Earth, that all look pretty excellent for a television series. Yeah, there’s iffy effects to be sure, but that’s expected given that the show’s budget can only go so far.
To go further, it’s safe to say this season is actually a bit more action-heavy than season one, especially as it eventually finds itself a little crowded with a host of super-powered beings. A fair chunk of these beings, however, are “inverted” versions of our main characters and supporting cast, which both adds a little bit of fun and legitimate dread, especially as the season heads toward its climax and the situation in Smallville becomes increasingly dire. There’s lots of fisticuffs and great beats here, with more than a few of them being pretty show-stopping. Superman & Lois‘s continued use of the 2.2:1 aspect ratio this season also helps with the show’s cinematic, big-budget feel.
Superman & Lois holds strong in its second season and reminds viewers not only how great superhero television can be, but how there really isn’t another show like this out here, comic book-related or otherwise. The cast pulls out some great performances too, and are able to believably sell whatever material the script throws at them. In the end, it’s an exceptionally well-done family drama at its heart, but it also just happens to be wearing tights and cape.
For those interested in giving it a watch, it can all be found in one tidy little Blu-ray package from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Also available on DVD, Digital and HBO Max, Superman & Lois: The Complete Second Season collects the entire season and comes with a small collection of bonus features. Once again, the high-definition presentation on Blu-ray disc surpasses the other formats, no question. Superman & Lois‘s unique visual style looks really great on Blu-ray, though there’s odd bits of compression here and there. Colors are great, though the blacks can get dull on occasion. The 5.1 channel DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack is pretty slick, too, giving a nice boost to the bigger moments and making sure quieter ones are crystal clear. It adds just the right amount of pep without going overboard.
The Blu-ray also comes with a couple extras, including the nearly 10-minute “Fractured: The Heart of Bizarro.” It’s a good, quick look at this season’s take on the classic super-foe, Bizarro. Also included is the 17-minute “The DC Heroes: Path to Glory” feature, which looks at the broader Arrowverse. It’s a smaller batch compared to the first season’s Blu-ray release, but what’s here is at least worth watching, but it still feels a little too light overall.
After a remarkably strong first season comes a second season that stands on par with it. Superman & Lois: The Complete Second Season is another successful run for this fresh spin on a DC Comics classic, taking these characters in compelling directions and successfully mixing up family drama with near-big-screen-level heroics. The best way to enjoy this season is Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Blu-ray collection, sporting great audio and video transfers, plus some nice (if underwhelming) bonus features. It’s still a great package overall that fans should pick up, making Superman & Lois: The Complete Second Season come Highly Recommended!
Superman & Lois: The Complete Second Season is now available to own on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and for streaming on HBO Max. For additional coverage, check out The World’s Finest Superman & Lois: The Complete First Season review.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided The World’s Finest with a copy of Superman & Lois: The Complete Second Season for the purposes of this review.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons, along with other titles from the studio, will be featured at the upcoming annual New York Comic Con pop-culture event. New images from Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons and Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind were also released. Continue below for the press details and imagery.
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES
ACTING, FILMMAKING TALENT FOR PREMIRES/PANELS
AT NEW YORK COMIC CON 2022
A bevy of popular acting and filmmaking talent will join Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) to debut three new animated films at New York Comic Con with world premieres and panels of Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm, Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons and Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind over October 5-9, 2022.
On Thursday, October 6, WBHE will host the World Premiere of Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm at 8:30pm on Main Stage of NYCC. In addition to the screening, the event will lead off with a panel discussion amongst filmmakers and cast, including Carey Means and Dana Snyder, who voice Frylock and Master Shake, respectively, and series co-creators and the film’s directors/writers Dave Willis (who also voices Meatwad) and Matt Maiellaro.
WBHE will host the World Premiere of Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons on Friday, October 7 at 3:30pm on Main Stage, followed by a panel featuring members of the cast and crew led by Jack Dylan Glazer and Jack Griffo, the voices of Jonathan Kent and Damian Wayne, respectively, aloongside Travis Willingham (voice of Superman/Clark Kent), Laura Bailey (voice of Lois Lane), director Matt Peters, screenwriter Jeremy Adams and supervising producer Rick Morales
And on Saturday, October 8, actors Ron Yuan (voice of Kuai Liang/Sub-Zero) and Courtenay Taylor (voice of Kira), producer/director Rick Morales and screenwriter Jeremy Adams will offer behind-the-scenes details and entertaining anecdotes about the making of Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind on a panel at 3:30pm on Main Stage.
In addition, a limited number of free tickets remain for a special premiere screening of Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind on Wednesday, October 5 at 6:30pm at Hudson Yards. See below for more details and instructions to request tickets.
WBHE panels will spotlight never-before-seen footage, discussions with filmmakers and actors. All three panels will be live-streamed through NYCC’s partnership with Popverse, and specific panel links will be found via the NYCC website at www.newyorkcomiccon.com.
About Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm
Be among the first to experience the all-new mystery-adventure feature-length film based on the famed Adult Swim series when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment presents the World Premiere of Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm. The R-rated film features everyone’s favorite rascals, the Aqua Teens: the brainy Frylock, the mouthy Master Shake, the loveable Meatwad, and everyone’s favorite perverted neighbor, Carl, as they split up then get back together to fight everyone’s favorite corporate overlord, Amazin, led by everyone’s favorite tech mogul, Neil and his trusty scientist sidekick, Elmer. In addition to the screening, filmmakers and key cast members will hold a panel discussion, including audience Q&A. Panelists confirmed thus far are Carey Means (Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Brak Show) and Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Squidbillies), who voice Frylock and Master Shake respectively, and series co-creators Dave Willis (who also voices Meatwad) and Matt Maiellaro. The movie was also written and directed by Willis and Maiellaro, and produced by Williams Street Productions. Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm will be available on Digital, 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray starting November 8, 2022.
About Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons
Witness the unveiling of Warner Bros. Animation’s first-ever all-CG animated, feature-length film when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment presents the World Premiere of Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons. Ahhhh, to be young … and charged with saving the world from impending doom! That’s the burden that 11-year-old Jonathan Kent and reluctant young sidekick Damian Wayne face in this all-new DC Animated Movie. On his birthday, Jonathan Kent learns his dad is Superman and that he has latent superpowers of his own! He also meets the legendary Dark Knight and current Boy Wonder, Damian. But when the two boys are forced to team up to protect their loved ones from a hostile alien force, will they become the Super Sons they’re destined to be? Following the screening, filmmakers and key cast members will hold a panel discussion, including Jack Dylan Glazer (Shazam!, Luca, It) and Jack Griffo (The Thundermans), who lead the voice cast as Jonathan Kent and Damian Wayne, respectively, alongside Travis Willingham (Critical Role, Sofia The First) as Superman/Clark Kent, Laura Bailey (The Legend of Vox Machina, Naruto: Shippûden) as Lois Lane, director Matt Peters (Justice League Dark: Apokolips War), screenwriter Jeremy Adams (Mortal Kombat Legends franchise) and supervising producer is Rick Morales (Injustice, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders). Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons will be available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray and Digital starting October 18, 2022.
About Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment marks the 30th anniversary of the blockbuster Mortal Kombat video game series with an inside look at the making of Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind, the third in a series of MK-inspired feature-length animated films. Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind finds vicious, power-mad Kano determined to take over Earthrealm, one soul at a time. Assisted by a trio of cold Black Dragon mercenaries, he embarks on a brutal assault from town to defenseless town. The choice is simple: kneel or be annihilated. But when the cocky and talented but undisciplined Kenshi doesn’t take a knee, Kano and his clan destroy the young warrior, taking his eyesight and his confidence. Under the tutelage of reluctant, retired Kuai Liang, the only one powerful enough to challenge the malevolent Kano, Kenshi finds renewed hope and a clear path to redemption. But will it be enough to stop Kano from decimating all of Earthrealm? The presentation will include thrilling film clips and an entertaining panel discussion amongst Ron Yuan (Mortal Kombat 11, Mulan), the voice of Kuai Liang & Sub-Zero; Courtenay Taylor (Wonder Woman: Bloodlines), the voice of Kira; producer/director Rick Morales (Mortal Kombat Legends franchise, Injustice) and screenwriter Jeremy Adams (Supernatural, Justice Society: World War II). Produced by Warner Bros. Animation in coordination with NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. Games, Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital on October 9, 2022 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and Blu-ray on October 11, 2022.
Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the World Premiere of Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind on October 5 must apply via email to WBHE.RSVP@gmail.com. The body of all fan RSVP emails need only include the (1) name of the entrant, (2) valid email address, and (3) the number of tickets being requested (limit two per entry). Tickets to the event will be distributed on a “first come, first served” basis, and fans will be notified via email. Please note that Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind is Rated R and anyone under 17 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.
Announced during the Green Lantern: Beware My Power movie premiere and discussion panel at the San Diego Comic-Con 2022 pop culture convention on July 22, 2022, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment revealed four upcoming animated releases slated for 2023. The titles, featuring two DC Universe Movie releases and two DC Animated Movie releases, are a mix of original content and adapted material, and spotlight the Justice League and the Legion of Super Heroes, among others. More details are below.
The studio announced Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham, a loose adaptation of the fan-favorite comic series by Mike Mignola, for the DC Animated Movie line. The acclaimed 2001 comic series offered a Lovecraftian twist on the classic Batman mythos, and was written by Mignola and Richard Pace, with art by Troy Nixey.
The other title set for the DC Animated Movie line is the previously announced RWBY/Justice League crossover animated feature, the full title revealed here to be Justice League x RWBY: Super Heroes and Huntsmen, Part One. More details on that feature are available here.
Lastly, the two DC Universe Movie titles scheduled for 2023 include Justice League: Warworld and Legion of Super Heroes. Both titles are a continuation of the “in-continuity” DC Universe Movie titles that started with Superman: Man of Tomorrow in 2020. While there are no details on Justice League: Warworld, Legion of Super Heroes will be the first time there will be an animated project focused fully on the Legion of Super-Heroes since the animated series ended in 2008. In the film, Supergirl finds she needs a few lessons as she acclimates to Earth…and Superman looks to the heroes of the Legion to get it done.
Further details are expected in the coming months for these four upcoming DC Universe Movie titles, including cast details, release dates, trailers and more. Be sure to stay tuned to The World’s Finest for further updates and exclusive content. Discuss these upcoming titles and more right here at The World’s Finest by clicking on the links below.