The World’s Finest has published its review of the DC Universe Movie title Legion of Super-Heroes, which is available own on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray and Digital. In short, Legion of Super-Heroes is another legitimately enjoyable entry of the in-continuity DC Universe Movie line that’s still plenty entertaining despite a couple predictable twists and setbacks. 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. Discovery Home Entertainment describes Legion of Super-Heroes as follows:
Welcome to the 31st century and the Legion Academy, where a new generation hones their powers with hopes of joining the Legion of Super-Heroes. Devastated by tragedy, Supergirl struggles to adjust to her new life on Earth. Taking her cousin Superman’s advice, Supergirl leaves their space-time to attend the Academy. There, she quickly makes new friends, as well as a new enemy with old ties: Brainiac 5. But a nefarious plot lurks in the shadows – the mysterious group known as the Dark Circle seeks a powerful weapon held in the Academy’s vault. Find out if the budding heroes can rise to the challenge!
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, and released by Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment, Legion of Super-Heroes is available to own 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!
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Warner Bros. Discovery officially announced the first ten projects from its newly-formed DC Studios arm, all of which will connect together as part of a larger story-telling experience. DC Studios will handle live-action and animation projects, both for theatrical and home media release, based on DC Comics properties and characters. Filmmaker James Gunn and producer Peter Safran, Co-Chairmen and CEOs of DC Studios, will spearhead the studio and its burgeoning slate of products. Continue below for a press release covering the announcement, along with additional details on some of the planned animation projects. Continue below for more.
DC Studios Announces Slate of 10 New Film and Television Projects
James Gunn’s Superman: Legacy Anchors New Slate;
Film Set for Theatrical Release on July 11, 2025
Studio also sets October 2025 release for highly anticipated The Batman – Part II from Matt Reeves
DC Studios Co-Chairmen and CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran today announced plans for their first 10 film and television projects under the new DC banner they lead across film, television, and animation. Gunn and Safran are designing and implementing a long-term interconnected story for the iconic franchise and characters, and today announced the beginning of “Chapter 1” focused on “Gods and Monsters” with five new films and five television series for HBO Max already in development.
“As we craft the plan for DC Studios, we are thrilled to share with fans the first 10 stories they can expect from the unified DC Universe featuring some of our most well-known characters as well as the next generation of marquee characters” said Safran. “Chapter 1 tells cohesive stories that highlight love, compassion, and the innate goodness of the human spirit, all designed to minimize audience confusion and maximize audience engagement across platforms.”
Gunn is writing Superman: Legacy, the first film of the new slate, which will be released in theaters globally on July 11, 2025. The highly-anticipated sequel The Batman – Part II is slated for release on October 3, 2025, it was also announced by Gunn and Safran today.
Gunn added: “Superman: Legacy is the true foundation of our creative vision for the DC Universe. Not only is Superman an iconic part of DC lore, he is also a favorite character for comic book readers, viewers of earlier movies, and fans around the world. I can’t wait to introduce our version of Superman who audiences will be able to follow and get to know across films, movies, animation and gaming.”
The upcoming slate of projects includes:
Film Projects Superman: Legacy – written by Gunn, the film will hit theaters on July 11, 2025, and focus on Superman balancing his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing. The Authority – WildStorm characters will join the DCU as members of The Authority take matters into their own hands to do what they believe is right The Brave and the Bold – the DCU will introduce its Batman and Robin in this unusual father-son story inspired by Grant Morrison’s comic series Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow – this science fiction adventure, which will be based on Tom King’s amazing, award-winning recent comics stories, presents a Supergirl viewers are not used to seeing Swamp Thing – the film will investigate the dark origins of Swamp Thing
Television Projects for HBO Max Creature Commandos – a seven-episode animated show in which Amanda Waller creates a black ops team out of monstrous prisoners; Gunn wrote all the episodes of the first season Waller – starring Viola Davis, this series features Team Peacemaker and will be written by Christal Henry (Watchmen) and Jeremy Carver (Supernatural) Booster Gold – Booster Gold uses basic technology from the future to pretend to be a superhero in present day Lanterns – this enormous TV event series follows intergalactic cops John Stewart and Hal Jordan as they uncover a dark mystery Paradise Lost – set in Themyscira, home of the Amazons and birthplace of Wonder Woman, this drama focuses on the genesis and political intrigue of an island of all women
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Warner Bros. Discovery also provided a description for Creature Commandos, the entire first seven-episode season of which has been written by Gunn:
Creature Commandos – This seven-episode animated show, written by James Gunn, shows Amanda Waller creating a black-ops team out of monstrous prisoners.
Provided via DC Comics, Gunn further explains the Creature Commandos animated series:
“The first series that we’re doing, and I’ve already written the entire series, is Creature Commandos. This is an animated TV series and this is art from the animation company that’s doing it. Creature Commandos is based on the great team from DC.
What we’re doing with the DCU is we’re having animation tied directly into live action. Television, movies and games all intertwine within the same universe. We’re going to cast actors that are going to be able to play the characters in this, as well as in other things, some of which we’ve already cast. I’ve written all seven episodes of this show and it’s in production now.
In the image (going from left to right), that’s Rick Flag, Sr. He’s going to show up in other stuff. Then Nina Mazursky. Doctor Phosphorus, a Batman villain. Frankenstein – Eric Frankenstein, specifically. The Bride of Frankenstein, who’s the lead. Finally, G.I. Robot and Weasel.”
DC Comics also released additional statements from James Gunn concerning upcoming DC Studios projects, including the future of the studio’s animated output. Concerning the future of the animated titles from Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment, specifically the DC Universe Movie and DC Animated Movie lines, Gunn said:
“We’re dealing with all that. Some of that stuff will continue as Elseworlds, but a lot of other stuff we’re starting to bring into animation with (Warner Bros. Animation President) Sam Register so that we’ll have things that are connected with this. I think there have been a lot of really marvelous DC cartoons, so we’re going to keep moving forward with that.”
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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced Legion of Super-Heroes, the studio’s first 2023 entry in the DC Universe Movie line, will hit physical and digital media on February 7 of next year. The feature is directed by Jeff Wamester from a script written by Josie Campbell. Continue below for the Legion of Super-Heroes trailer, package art and press details:
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES
NEW HEROES AND OLD ENEMIES POPULATE THE 31ST CENTURY
IN AN ALL-NEW DC UNIVERSE MOVIE ARRIVING FEBRUARY 7, 2023
ON 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY & DIGITAL
Supergirl ventures to the 31st century to find answers to her present-day dilemmas, only to encounter new problems and an old enemy in Legion of Super-Heroes, an all-new, feature-length DC Universe Movie coming to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray+Digital, Blu-ray (Canada only), and Digital starting February 7, 2023 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, the action-packed Legion of Super-Heroes will be available on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (USA $39.99 SRP; Canada $44.98 SRP), Blu-ray+Digital (USA $29.98 SRP), Blu-ray (Canada $39.99 SRP) and Digital ($19.99). The Blu-ray+Digital features a Blu-ray disc with the film in hi-definition and a digital version of the movie. The 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc in 4K with HDR, a Blu-ray disc featuring the film in hi-definition, and a digital version of the movie.
Welcome to the 31st century and the Legion Academy, where a new generation hones their powers with hopes of joining the Legion of Super-Heroes. Devastated by tragedy, Supergirl struggles to adjust to her new life on Earth. Taking her cousin Superman’s advice, Supergirl leaves their space-time to attend the Academy. There, she quickly makes new friends, as well as a new enemy with old ties: Brainiac 5. But a nefarious plot lurks in the shadows – the mysterious group known as the Dark Circle seeks a powerful weapon held in the Academy’s vault. Find out if the budding heroes can rise to the challenge in this all-new DC Universe Movie!
Meg Donnelly (American Housewife) and Harry Shum Jr. (Crazy Rich Asians) lead a star-studded cast as the voices of Supergirl/Kara and Brainiac 5, respectively. Darren Criss (Glee, The Assassination of Gianni Versace), Matt Bomer (Doom Patrol, White Collar) and Jensen Ackles (Supernatural, The Boys) reprise their roles in this ongoing Justice League continuity as Superman, The Flash and Batman, respectively.
The remainder of the robust Legion of Super-Heroes cast features Cynthia Hamidi (FBI) as Dawnstar, Gideon Adlon (Blockers) as Phantom Girl, Ely Henry (Players, Smallfoot) as Bouncing Boy, Robbie Daymond (Critical Role) as Timber Wolf & Brainiac 4, Yuri Lowenthal (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Spider-Man) as Mon-El, Eric Lopez (Young Justice) as Cosmic Boy & Chemical King, Darin De Paul (Mortal Kombat Legends franchise) as Brainiac & Solomon Grundy, Ben Diskin (Muppet Babies) as Arms Fall Off Boy & Brainiac 2, Victoria Grace (Pacific Rim: The Black) as Shadow Lass, Jennifer Hale (Mass Effect franchise) as Alura, Daisy Lightfoot (Avengers Assemble) as Triplicate Girl, and Zeno Robinson (Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons) as Invisible Kid & Brainiac 3.
Jeff Wamester (Justice Society: World War II) directs Legion of Super-Heroes from a screenplay by Josie Campbell (She-Ra and the Princesses of Power). Producers are Jim Krieg (Batman: Gotham by Gaslight) and Kimberly S. Moreau (Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). Butch Lukic (Batman: The Long Halloween, Superman: Man of Tomorrow) is Supervising Producer. Sam Register is Executive Producer.
Legion of Super-Heroes – Special Features
4K, Blu-ray and Digital
-The Legion Behind The Legion (New Featurette) – It took a heroic effort from a legion of writers, artists, animators and filmmakers to bring Legion of Super-Heroes to life. In this featurette, filmmakers and stars give us a deep dive into the making of the movie, from the original story idea through character development and final animation.
-Meet the Legionnaires (New Featurette) – There are dozens and dozens of Legion members, many of whom are featured in Legion of Super-Heroes. Who made the cut, and why? Lucky for us, the filmmakers are here to introduce us to each one – and give us some background on who they are, and why they’re important to the movie.
-Brainiac Attack: The Intellect Behind the Super-Villain (New Featurette) – In Legion of Super-Heroes, Brainiac 5 proves himself to be the pinnacle of all Brainiac iterations, but how did he become that way? In this featurette, filmmakers explain what we should we know about the 4 Brainiacs who came before him, and how – and why – Brainiac 5 chose his own path.
-Down to Earth: The Story of Supergirl (New Featurette) – Supergirl’s narrow escape from Krypton and her arrival on Earth is just the beginning of our story (literally). In this featurette, filmmakers explain why they chose to center Legion of Super-Heroes on Supergirl, what the backstory is between her and Superman at the start of the movie, and what exactly is going on between her and Brainiac 5.
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4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack $39.99 USA
4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack $44.98 Canada
Blu-ray + Digital $29.98 USA
Blu-ray $39.99 Canada
4K/Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish
Blu-ray Subtitles: English, Spanish
Running Time: 83 minutes
Rated PG-13 for some violence and language
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Legion of Super-Heroes, the first DC Universe Movie entry for 2023, arrives February 7 on Blu-ray and Digital from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Check out The World’s Finest DC Universe Movie subsite for more on the acclaimed movie series, and stay tuned for further updates right here at The World’s Finest. Click the link below to discuss this news.
The World’s Finest has published its review of the highly-anticipated Batman: The Long Halloween – Deluxe Edition, available now on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray and Digital. In short, it’s well worth picking up, even for those who bought the previous iterations of Batman: The Long Halloween. While it’s not as robust as it should be, Warner Bros. Animation has still put together a good release. 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 Batman: The Long Halloween – Deluxe Edition as follows:
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.
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, and released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Batman: The Long Halloween – Deluxe Edition is now available 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!
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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