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“Batman Ninja” Announced, Slated For 2018 From Warner Bros. Animation

Announced during New York Comic-Con 2017, Warner Bros. Japan and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment revealed both studios will partner on Batman Ninja, an all-new anime film coming in 2018. The animated film will be directed by Jumpei Mizusaki, and feature work from character designer Takashi Okazaki, screenwriter Kazuki Nakashima and English-language screenwriters Leo Chu & Eric Garcia. According to the creators of the film, Batman Ninja will show Batman through the eyes of the Japanese. A poster promoting the forthcoming title, featuring Batman, was made available and can be seen by clicking the thumbnail below.

The footage screened at New York Comic-Con featured footage of Batman fighting the Joker, Nightwing tussling with the Penguin, Robin and Poison Ivy brandishing swords, along with shots of Catwoman, Harley Quinn, Two-Face and Gorilla Grodd. The film will be rated PG-13 and will feature a host of Batman and DC Comics characters, though will leave room for appearances of other characters in possible sequels. Future Batman Ninja sequels and related projects will be dependent on the sales of the first release in the possible ongoing movie series.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment said that, when Batman Ninja arrives on home media next year, it will include both the subtitled original Japanese version as well as an English dubbed version.

Further details on this project will be released in early 2018. Stay tuned for more updates on Batman Ninja right here at The World’s Finest.

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“Teen Titans Go!” Animated Theatrical Feature Set For July 2018

The hit Cartoon Network animated series Teen Titans Go! is getting a big-screen theatrical release, with the movie set debut on July 27, 2018. Plot details for the animated feature, spinning out of the successful comedy series, are not known as of yet.

The movie is expected to include the same cast and creative team from the Cartoon Network series. More details will be released in the coming months, including a first look at the movie in late 2017/early 2018. Production on the Teen Titans Go! animated series, currently in its fourth season, is not expected to be hampered by the movie.

Cartoon Network describes Teen Titans Go! as follows:

Teen Titans Go! features Robin, Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy and Cyborg in all-new, comedic adventures. The character-driven comedy series focuses on the funny that happens in between saving the world and living together as teenagers without adult supervision. The comedic mayhem of the animated series is punctuated by pranks and the occasional need to fight crime, but it will also deal with the everyday issues of adolescence. With epic staring contests to decide who does the laundry, a series of quests and battles to construct the perfect sandwich or fighting crime in Jump City , one thing is for sure, these Titans will always be ready for an adventure inside the house and out.

The principal voice cast for Teen Titans Go! consists of Scott Menville as the voice of Robin, the slightly power-mad perfectionist and leader of the Teen Titans. Then, Hynden Walch voices Starfire, an alien struggling to fit in; Tara Strong voices Raven, the sardonic, deadpan demon girl; Greg Cipes returns as the slightly dim but always loveable loafer, Beast Boy; and Khary Payton provides the voice of Cyborg, a laidback kid who is half teen, half robot.

Teen Titans Go! airs on Cartoon Network multiple times during the week, but with new episodes debuting Fridays at 6pm (ET/PT). Stay tuned for select further coverage of Teen Titans Go! in the coming months right here at The World’s Finest.

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“Batman: Gotham by Gaslight,” “Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay,” Two-Part “Death of Superman/Reign of the Supermen” Animated Movies Announced

Revealed during the San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Batman and Harley Quinn World Premiere panel, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced three DC Universe Animated Original Movie titles slated for 2018 and a peak into 2019. The movies will include animated adaptations of classic DC Comics stories and a title set the DC Universe Animated Original Movie continuity.

Batman: Gotham by Gaslight adaptation coming to DC Universe Animated Original Movie lineFirst out of the gate will be Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, an adaptation of DC Comics title of the same name. In the classic Elseworlds story, Batman is re-imagined as a detective in Victorian times and is pitted against the infamous murderer Jack the Ripper. The title will be released in Early 2018.

Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay will follow in Spring 2018 and is the first Suicide Squad movie set within the DC Universe Original Movies’ shared continuity. Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay will feature an original story and an extensive voice cast.

Lastly, the 2018 lineup of DC Universe Original Movies concludes with Death of Superman, the first part of the two-parter. Adapting the legendary story of Superman’s fatal battle with Doomsday, this will actually be the second DC Universe Original Movie to adapt the material. The first, 2007’s Superman: Doomsday, was the very first DC Universe Original Movie and condensed and altered the original comic book event. The upcoming adaptation will be more faithful to the source material, much less condensed and will include many of the fan-favorite moments from the story that were left out of Doomsday.

In early 2019, look for Reign of the Supermen, the second part of the two-part adaptation. The film will show the rise of the Superman alternates that took his place during the year after his death. Further details will be released in the future.

Other animated movies based on DC Comics titles, but taking place outside the DC Universe Animated Original Movie banner, will also be released during the remainder of 2017 and in 2018. A sequel to the acclaimed Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders animated feature is slated to hit shelves, along with another installment in the DC Super Hero Girls animated movie line.

Additionally, a soundtrack release is coming for the Batman and Harley Quinn animated feature through WaterTower Music, though specific details are not yet available. Information will likely be released in the coming weeks.

Further details are expected to be released in the coming months for all three upcoming DC Universe Animated Original Movie titles. For information on the next title, though, check out the Batman and Harley Quinn subsite at The World’s Finest for more content, images, videos and exclusive content. Stay tuned for further updates here soon a The World’s Finest.

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Batman: Gotham by Gaslight Animated Feature News & Discussion Thread (Spoilers)
Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay Animated Feature News & Discussion Thread (Spoilers)
Death of Superman Animated Feature News & Discussion Thread (Spoilers)
Reign of the Supermen Animated Feature News & Discussion Thread (Spoilers)
Batman and Harley Quinn Animated Feature News & Discussion Thread (Spoilers)
DC Comics Animation – General Animated Feature News & Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

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“Batman: Gotham By Gaslight” Slated As Next DC Universe Animated Original Movie Title

Revealed on back cover artwork on the forthcoming Batman and Harley Quinn 4K Blu-ray release, Batman: Gotham by Gaslight is tentatively the next title in the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line. An official confirmation, along with further details, is expected during San Diego Comic-Con 2017. An early 2018 release is also expected. The classic Batman: Gotham by Gaslight graphic novel re-imagines Batman as a Victorian-era vigilante-detective investigating famed serial killer Jack the Ripper. Continue below for back cover art from the Batman and Harley Quinn 4K Blu-ray release confirming the title, along with artwork from the original comic.

Batman and Harley Quinn Batman: Gotham by Gaslight

Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, published by DC Comics in 1989 as a one-shot graphic novel, was written by Brian Augustyn and featured artwork by Mike Mignola. The synopsis for the original Batman: Gotham by Gaslight graphic novel release is as follows:

In an age of mystery and superstition, how would the people of Gotham react to a weird creature of the night, a bat-garbed vigilante feared by the guilty and the innocent alike? The very first Elseworlds tale re-imagines the Dark Knight detective in Victorian times and pits him against the infamous murderer Jack the Ripper.

Expect further details on this forthcoming DC Universe Animated Original Movie title during San Diego Comic-Con 2017, along with other titles in the line expected to be released in 2018. While the creative team and voice cast are unlikely to be revealed at this time, a rough release schedule is expected. A first look at Batman: Gotham by Gaslight will be included in the bonus features on the August 15, 2017 digital release and August 29, 2017 physical media release of Batman and Harley Quinn.

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The World’s Finest Review Round-Up: Static, Vixen, Wonder Woman, Injustice And More

The World’s Finest recently published a host of reviews covering an assortment of different DC Comics-based releases, including a long-awaited DVD title, a highly-anticipated video game and a wonderful live-action theatrical feature. Whether it’s getting a closer look at Static Shock: The Complete Second Season, or catching up with DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games, or taking in Wonder Woman on the big screen, that is just a portion of the great readily-available DC Comics content out there right now. Click on either the buttons or links located below to check out these reviews.

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Injustice 2 Wonder Woman 'Wonder Woman' TV Series

Static Shock: The Complete Second Season DVD Review
Vixen: The Movie Blu-ray Review
DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games Feature Review
Injustice 2 Video Game Review
Wonder Woman (2017) Movie Review
Wonder Woman: The Complete Collection DVD Review

Stay tuned for further updates – including new reviews, coverage and exclusive content – right here at The World’s Finest. To discuss the latest releases listed above, click on the forum links below to share your thoughts.

Static Shock: The Complete Second Season DVD Talkback
Vixen: The Movie Digital HD/DVD/Blu-ray Talkback
DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games Animated Release Talkback
Injustice 2 Video Game Talkback
Wonder Woman (2017) Feature Talkback
Wonder Woman Classic Live-Action TV Series Talkback

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