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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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.
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The launch of a new animated Harley Quinn limited series and the fourth issue of the Young Justice: Targets mini-series are both set for an October 2022 release from DC Comics. Please note the description for Harley Quinn: The Animated Series – Legion of Bats! appear to contain spoilers for the forthcoming second season of the Harley Quinn animated series, debuting July 28, 2022 on the HBO Max streaming service. Continue below for artwork and further details, all provided by DC Comics as part of their October 2022 solicitations.
YOUNG JUSTICE: TARGETS #4
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HARLEY QUINN: THE ANIMATED SERIES: LEGION OF BATS! #1
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HBO Max has released regular and red band trailers for the third season of the Harley Quinn animated series, which will debut on HBO Max with three episodes on July 28, 2022. Season three of Harley Quinn finds Harley and Poison Ivy planning to terraform Gotham City. Following the season debut, a new episode of Harley Quinn will debut every Thursday through to September 15, 2022. Continue below for both trailers.
Warner Bros. Animation describes the upcoming season of Harley Quinn as follows:
The mayhem and madness continue in season three of this biting and uproarious adult animated comedy series. Wrapping up their “Eat. Bang! Kill. Tour,” Harley Quinn (Kaley Cuoco) and Poison Ivy (Lake Bell) return to Gotham as the new power couple of DC villainy. Along with their ragtag crew – King Shark (Ron Funches), Clayface (Alan Tudyk), Frank the Plant (JB Smoove) – “Harlivy” strives to become the best version of themselves while also working towards Ivy’s long desired plan of transforming Gotham into an Eden paradise.
Based on characters from DC, Harley Quinn is produced by Delicious Non-Sequitur Productions and Yes, Norman Productions in association with Warner Bros. Animation. The series was developed by Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker and Dean Lorey. Executive Producers are Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, Kaley Cuoco, Sam Register, Jessica Goldstein and Chrissy Pietrosh.
The third season of Harley Quinn debuts with three episodes on July 28, 2022 on HBO Max, with one new episode to debut each subsequent Thursday until September 15, 2022. 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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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
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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.