HBO Max and Warner Bros. Animation have announced voice cast details for the streaming service’s upcoming Batman Azteca: Choque De Imperios (Aztec Batman: Clash of Empires) animated feature. Warner Bros. Animation first released details on Batman Azteca: Choque De Imperios in June 2022, stating the HBO Max movie will be produced entirely in Mexico and showcase local talent and the region’s ancient culture.
Batman Azteca: Choque De Imperios brings to life an original story featuring the first Mexican version of the Dark Knight set against the backdrop of the history of Mexico and the culture of Mesoamerica. The upcoming Warner Bros. Animation will be led by Horacio García Rojas (Diablero) as Yohualli (Batman/Bruce Wayne), Omar Chaparro (No Manches Frida films) as Yoka (The Joker) and Álvaro Morte as Hernán Cortés (Two-Face).
The tale centers on a young Aztec boy, Yohualli Coatl, whose father, village leader Toltecatzin, is murdered by Spanish Conquistadors. Coatl flees to Tenochtitlan to warn King Moctezuma and his high priest, Yoka, of looming danger. Using the temple of Tzinacan, the bat god, as a lair, Yohualli trains with his mentor and assistant, Acatzin, developing equipment and weaponry to confront the Spaniard invasion, protect Moctezuma’s temple, and avenge his father’s death.
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Anima and Chatrone, Batman Azteca: Choque De Imperios is a Particular Crowd film and based on characters from DC. Juan Meza-León (Harley Quinn) serves as director, and José C. García de Letona, Aaron D. Berger, Carina Schulze and Fernando De Fuentes as producers of the film. Sam Register and Tomás Yankelevich serve as Executive Producer.
Additionally, Alejandro Díaz Barriga, an expert on Mesoamerican studies and the ethnic history of Mexico and the Andean region, is working closely with the Batman Azteca: Choque De Imperios creative team to ensure the indigenous representation portrayed in the film is appropriate and relevant.
HBO Max is slated to announce more details, including an official release date, for Batman Azteca: Choque De Imperios (Aztec Batman: Clash of Empires) in the coming months. Stay tuned for further updates on select upcoming animated projects from Warner Bros. Animation and DC Comics right here at The World’s Finest. Click the link below to discuss this news.
Warner Bros. Animation released images and details from 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. The studio also confirmed the four initial animated movies coming from DC Comics and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment in 2023, previously reported here. More details and images can be found below.
It was Christmas in July as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment gave a gift, then tossed in a few surprises at 2022 Comic-Con International this past weekend.
The initial gift — the World Premiere of Green Lantern: Beware My Power — came on Friday night as the enthusiastic Ballroom 20 audience was treated to the first public screening of the latest entry in the 15-year history of the DC Universe Movies. The screening was followed by an exciting, informative and oftentimes funny panel discussion amongst actors Aldis Hodge (John Stewart/Green Lantern), Jimmi Simpson (Green Arrow), Jamie Gray Hyder (Hawkgirl) and Brian Bloom (Adam Strange) alongside the filmmaking quartet of executive producer Butch Lukic, director Jeff Wamester and co-screenwriters John Semper Jr. & Ernie Altbacker. Publicist Gary Miereanu served as moderator.
Among the many panel highlights was Aldis Hodge, the voice of John Stewart/Green Lantern in his first animated feature film starring role, surprising the crowd with an impromptu reciting of the Green Lantern Oath, delivered with an impressive intensity and joy. See the attached photo.
During the later part of the panel discussion, WBHE reminded the crowd of the final DC Animated Movie coming this Fall — Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons (10/18/22) — and then rekindled its Comic-Con tradition of announcing its initial slate of DC Universe Movies and DC Animated Movies for the following year. See the attached image. With only names announced thus far, these film titles are coming in 2023:
• Legion of Super-Heroes • Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham • Justice League x RWBY: Super Heroes and Huntsmen, Part One • Justice League: Warworld
The panelists in attendance include: Front Row (left to right) – Gary Miereanu (moderator), Brian Bloom, Jamie Gray Hyder, John Semper Jr. & Aldis Hodge Back Row (left to right) – Ernie Altbacker, Jimmi Simpson, Jeff Wamester, Butch Lukic (the three stills were photographed by Gary Miereanu)
Further details are expected in the coming months for these four upcoming DC Universe Movie and DC Animated Movie titles, including cast details, release dates, trailers and more. Additionally, DC Comics announced a new printing of the Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham trade paperback softcover collection, released to tie into the upcoming DC Animated Movie adaptation of the acclaimed comic mini-series of the same name, will hit shelves April 4, 2023.
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The World’s Finest has published its review of the DC Universe Movie title Green Lantern: Beware My Power, which is available July 26, 2022 to own on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray and Digital. In short, Green Lantern: Beware My Power ultimately stumbles as its increasingly complicated plot pulls focus away from John Stewart, but it remains a fairly entertaining journey nevertheless. 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. Home Entertainment describes Green Lantern: Beware My Power as follows:
In Green Lantern: Beware My Power, recently discharged Marine sniper John Stewart is at a crossroads in his life, one which is only complicated by receiving an extraterrestrial ring which grants him the powers of the Green Lantern of Earth. Unfortunately, the ring doesn’t come with instructions – but it does come with baggage, like a horde of interplanetary killers bent on eliminating every Green Lantern in the universe. Now, with the aid of the light-hearted Green Arrow, Adam Strange and Hawkgirl, this reluctant soldier must journey into the heart of a galactic Rann/Thanagar war and somehow succeed where all other Green Lanterns have failed.
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, and released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Green Lantern: Beware My Power is available July 26, 2022 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!
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.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced the highly-anticipated Batman: The Long Halloween – Deluxe Edition release, which collects the acclaimed two-part feature in one package, will hit physical and digital media on September 20, 2022. The studio previously released both Batman: The Long Halloween – Part One and Batman: The Long Halloween – Part Two in 2021. Continue below for the trailer, package art and press details:
BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN – DELUXE EDITION
THE COMPLETE THRILLER, WITH ADDED MATURE CONTENT, AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME ON 4K ULTRA HD STARTING 9/20/22
No tricks, just treats for Dark Knight fans as Batman: The Long Halloween – Deluxe Edition – the complete mystery with added mature content – comes to 4K for the first time ever. The R-rated, feature-length animated film will be available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack (USA $34.99 SRP) for the first time ever, as well as on Blu-ray+Digital (USA $24.99 SRP), Blu-ray (only available in Canada, $29.99 SRP) and Digital starting September 20, 2022.
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, and inspired by the iconic mid-1990s DC story from Jeph Loeb and the late Tim Sale, Batman: The Long Halloween – Deluxe Edition begins as atrocious serial killings on holidays in Gotham City send The World’s Greatest Detective into action – confronting both organized crime and a unified front of classic DC Super-Villains – while attempting to stop the mysterious murderer. Batman: The Long Halloween was originally released as a two-part film, and both films still stand at 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
Jensen Ackles (Supernatural, The Boys, Batman: Under the Red Hood) leads a star-studded Batman: The Long Halloween – Deluxe Edition cast as the voice of Batman/Bruce Wayne alongside the late Naya Rivera (Glee) as Catwoman/Selina Kyle, Josh Duhamel (Transformers, Jupiter’s Legacy) as Harvey Dent/Two-Face, Billy Burke (Twilight, Revolution, Zoo) as Commissioner James Gordon, Katee Sackhoff (The Mandalorian, Battlestar Galactica, Batman: Year One) as Poison Ivy, Titus Welliver (Bosch, Bosch: Legacy, Deadwood) as Carmine Falcone, Julie Nathanson (Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay) as Gilda Dent, David Dastmalchian (The Suicide Squad, Dune, Ant-Man) as Calendar Man & The Penguin, Troy Baker (The Last of Us, Young Justice) as The Joker, Amy Landecker (Your Honor, Transparent) as Barbara Gordon & Carla Vitti, Jack Quaid (The Boys, Star Trek: Lower Decks, Oppenheimer) as Alberto, Fred Tatasciore (American Dad!, Family Guy) as Solomon Grundy, Alyssa Diaz (The Rookie, Ray Donovan) as Renee Montoya, and Alastair Duncan (The Batman, Batman Unlimited franchise) as Alfred. In addition, Robin Atkin Downes (The Strain, Constantine: City of Demons) voices both Scarecrow & Thomas Wayne, John DiMaggio (Futurama, Disenchantment) is the Mad Hatter, Laila Berzins (Genshin Impact) is Sofia Falcone, Jim Pirri (World of Warcraft franchise) is Sal Maroni, and Zach Callison (The Goldbergs, Steven Universe) is Young Bruce Wayne. Additional voice work was provided by Gary LeRoi Gray, Rick Wasserman, Frances Callier and Greg Chun.
Chris Palmer (Superman: Man of Tomorrow) directs Batman: The Long Halloween – Deluxe Edition from a screenplay by Tim Sheridan (Reign of the Supermen). Producers are Jim Krieg (Batman: Gotham by Gaslight) and Kimberly S. Moreau (Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). Butch Lukic (Justice Society: World War II, Superman: Man of Tomorrow) is Supervising Producer. Executive Producer is Michael Uslan. Sam Register is Executive Producer.
Batman: The Long Halloween – Deluxe Edition – Special Features 4K, Blu-ray and Digital –BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN – EVOLUTION OF EVIL (New Featurette) – The mystery surrounding the Holiday Killer shrouds Gotham in a sinister darkness forcing Batman to stop the villain’s assault on the city. This is a comprehensive look at The Long Halloween with original writer, Jeph Loeb, and filmmakers.
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Batman: The Long Halloween – Deluxe Edition, which collects the acclaimed two-part feature in one package, arrives on physical and digital media on September 20, 2022 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Check out The World’s Finest Batman: The Long Halloween subsite for reviews and coverage of the original two-part release, and stay tuned for further updates right here at The World’s Finest! Click the link below to discuss this news.