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  • January 13, 2013: Consideration for voice cast in 21st to begin. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • March 29, 2013: The Riddler will show up by 2015. Collider Article
  • July 23, 2013: Batman: Assault on Arkham will take place in the same world and continuity as the popular Batman: Arkham video game series. Some of the talent involved with those games are slated to be part of the Batman: Assault on Arkham animated feature. The title has a tentative Fall 2014 release. WF Article
  • October 11, 2013: Summary of First Look at Justice League: War. Footage of Assault on Arkham is coming back from overseas animation. WF Article
  • February 1, 2014: Red Carpet Report's Paley Center, in Los Angeles, red carpet Q&A with James Tucker. Assault on Arkham "doesn't step on the video games' toes" and the story "opens up a different facet of the game people might not be aware of". MMNTVN YouTube
  • February 3, 2014: Jay Oliva is the director. CBR Article
  • February 5, 2014: King Shark and Harley Quinn will appear. DC Article
  • March 5, 2014: Len Wein filmed DVD extras at Warner Brothers lot. Len Wein
  • April 9, 2014: Rate PG-13 for violence, sexual content and language. Ropes of Silicon
  • April 21, 2014: Kevin Conroy posts a photograph taken of himself, James Tucker and Andrea Romano at a recording session. Kevin Conroy Tweet
  • April 25, 2014: Movie will now release Summer 2014. Trailer reveals Amanda Waller and Task Force X intervening in a plot involving a dirty bomb, the Joker, the Riddler, Arkham Asylum and Batman. Task Force X made up of Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, King Shark, Killer Frost, and Black Spider. It is written by Heath Corson, directed by Jay Oliva and Ethan Spaulding, voice directed by Andrea Romano, music by Robert J. Kral, and voice talent of Kevin Conroy, Neal McDonough, Hynden Walch, and Matthew Gray Gubler. WF Article
  • April 30, 2014: Early cover art revealed. WF Article
  • May 6, 2014: Screen grabs of sneak peek from Son of Batman special feature. WF Article
  • May 7, 2014: Releases on August 12, 2014. Synopsis revealed. WF Article
  • May 7, 2014: Story takes place between the Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman: Arkham Asylum video games, voice cast includes Neal McDonough as Deadshot, Troy Baker as Joker, Matthew Gray Gubler as Riddler, CCH Pounder as Amanda Waller, Greg Ellis as Captain Boomerang, and Giancarlo Esposito as Black Spider, and initial listing of Blu-Ray special features. WF Article
  • May 12, 2014: Trade ad reveals 75 minute run time. WF Article
  • May 12, 2014: Jay Oliva was pulled off the movie for two months (April-May) to work full time on the Superman 75 short. Ethan Spaulding worked on the movie in that time. CBC Ep. 14 1 hour, 3 minute mark
  • May 23, 2014: First still posted. A riddle. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • May 30, 2014: Second still posted. The Joker. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • June 4, 2014: Third still posted. Harley Quinn. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • June 6, 2014: Jay Oliva posts redesign of Harley Quinn. Jay Oliva Tweet
  • June 10, 2014: Fourth still posted. Members of the Suicide Squad. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • June 12, 2014: Fifth still posted. Batman and King Shark face to face. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • June 12, 2014: King Shark is voiced by John DiMaggio and Killer Frost by Jennifer Hale. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • June 17, 2014: Troy Baker talks about voicing the Joker and a new clip featuring the Joker. DC All Access
  • June 20, 2014: Sixth still posted. Killer Frost. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • June 24, 2014: Seventh still posted. The Riddler. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • June 27, 2014: Eighth still posted. Black Spider. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • June 27, 2014: Back cover art reveals four special features - a commentary, feature about Arkham Asylum, feature on Harley Quinn, and a first look at the next movie. WF Article
  • July 4, 2014: MPAA rates movie at PG-13 for violence, sexual content and language. Alternate titles were Batman: Arkham and Batman: Arkham City. WF Article
  • July 8, 2014: The movie screening and panel at San Diego Comic Con will take place on July 25 from 7:30 to 9:30 pm at Ballroom 20. For the panel, the attendees are Kevin Conroy, Matthew Gray Gubler, Troy Baker John DiMaggio, producer James Tucker, director Jay Oliva, dialogue director Andrea Romano, screenwriter Heath Corson, and moderator Victor Lucas. WF Article
  • July 11, 2014: Ninth still posted. Joker and Harley Quinn. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • July 11, 2014: There will be a preview in the Comic Con edition of TV Guide. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • July 14, 2014: Opening 98 seconds released in a clip. Warner Brothers Online youTube
  • July 15, 2014: Tenth still posted. Killer Frost and the Riddler. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • July 18, 2014: Trade ad reveals first look at KGBeast. Trade Ad grab
  • July 18, 2014: Nolan North voices KGBeast and Penguin. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • July 22, 2014: La-La Land Records announces there will be a soundtrack. WF Article
  • July 30, 2014: Summary of Comic Con panel. Heath Corson played the Arkham games for 'research', worked closely with WB Games, did their design of Batman then based rest of cast after him, Jon Suzuki credited with designing characters not in games yet like Killer Frost and King Shark, Jay Oliva reveals in the closing scene the building that houses Amanda Waller's office is Nakatomi Plaza, a building that his father designed for the movie, "Die Hard," and reiteration of the violence in the movie. CBR Article
  • July 31, 2014: Clip of Batman taking on tactical unit under Amanda Waller's direction. WF Article
  • August 1, 2014: Eleventh still posted. Suicide Squad. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • August 4, 2014: Clip of Amanda Waller giving initial pep talk to Suicide Squad. Two stills of Waller and one of CCH Pounder, the voice of Waller, included. WF Article
  • August 6, 2014: The soundtrack will release on August 26 from La-La Land Records digital or CD. The limited edition is limited to 1500 and will have four exclusive tracks. WF Article
  • August 8, 2014: 12th still posted. Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Black Spider, and Captain Boomerang. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • August 8, 2014: 13th still posted. Poison Ivy. Hints at more guest appearances in Arkham Asylum. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • August 11, 2014: 14th still posted. Captain Boomerang and Greg Ellis at a record. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • August 11, 2014: 15th still posted. Joker and Troy Baker at a record. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • August 11, 2014: Clip posted. Deadshot and Captain Boomerang play a game of darts. WF Article
  • August 11, 2014: Clip posted. Harley Quinn fights Batman. CBR Article
  • August 11, 2014: Main cast and crew list posted. WF Article
  • August 12, 2014: SDCC Roundtable discussions with Heath Corson, Jay Oliva, Andrea Romano, James Tucker, Kevin Conroy and John DiMaggio. CBR Article
  • August 12, 2014: Interview with Heath Corson. CBR Article
  • August 12, 2014: Clip featuring the Suicide Squad. WF Article
  • August 12, 2014: 16th still posted. Riddler and Matthew Gray Gubler at a record. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • August 13, 2014: Five more stills released of Batman, Black Spider, Deadshot, Harley Quinn and Joker. WF Article
  • August 21, 2014: The 2 Disc Special Edition will release on September 23 at Wal-Mart exclusively for 6 weeks. Includes sneak peek at Throne of Atlantis, Harley Quinn featurette and 2 bonus cartoons. WF Article
  • August 22, 2014: Interview with Kevin Conroy and Troy Baker. CBR Article
  • August 29, 2014: Package art for soundtrack. WF Article
  • June 11, 2016: Movie will be re-released on July 12 with new cover art to tie into the Suicide Squad live action movie. Toon Zone post
  • February 12, 2017: Interview with Jay Oliva. Oliva revealed the ending was originally Deadshot fighting Joker in the helicopter, jumping out, and firing a flare inside, blowing it up. Oliva didn't care for it and also thought it was similar to a scene in Beware The Batman. Since he was doing a lot of Die Hard references, he took the battle to a level under construction. He was also influenced by Skyfall and the neon light scene in Hong Kong. Waller's office at the end was a nod to Die Hard's Nakatomi Plaza. Shanlian on Batman Episode 82; 21:24-25:00