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October 18, 2011
Batman: Year One releases

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News on the direct to video movie, Batman: Year One. In most cases a link will accompany each headline back to the original article.

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Batman: Year One News

  • June 7, 2010: An unconfirmed adaptation of Batman: Year One will be directed by Sam Liu. CC Article
  • June 10, 2010: The unconfirmed release date of Batman: Year One will be on September 27, 2011. Batman on Film 6/10/10 Post
  • June 13, 2010: The unconfirmed adaptation of Batman: Year One will be co-directed by Sam Liu and Lauren Montgomery. CC Article
  • July 23, 2010: Batman: Year One is confirmed as a 2011 title during the SDCC 2010 DC Universe panel. Gotham Knights Article
  • September 22, 2010: Tab Murphy confirms he adapted Year One, it may get a R-Rating, and the story remains true to the comic. Gotham Knights Online Paley Center Q&A Video
  • September 22, 2010: Lauren Montgomery confirms she is Co-Director. Gotham Knights Online Paley Center Q&A Video
  • September 23, 2010: Bruce Timm talks about Year One. Gotham Knights Online Paley Center Q&A Video
  • September 30, 2010: Lauren Montgomery confirms Moi Animation worked on Batman: Year One. Lauren Montgomery via Deviant Art
  • April 2, 2011: Year One will be screened at San Diego Comic Con in July. CBR Article
  • April 19, 2011: As of WonderCon, all animation of the movie has been received. Literally 95% of the dialogue is pulled straight out of the comic. The visual style is definitely based on the David Mazzucchelli art style. No extra scenes were added on to the movie. It is a straight-up adaptation of the comic. Timm says it would be "unlike any other Batman movie we've made before." MTV Geek Article
  • April 20, 2011: Bryan Cranston will voice James Gordon, Ben McKenzie will voice Bruce Wayne/Batman, Eliza Dushku will voice Catwoman, Katee Sackhoff will voice Sarah Essen, and Alex Rocco will voice Carmine Falcone. Two stills also revealed. CBR Article
  • May 28, 2011: Possible Cover Art revealed. Superhero Shows Blog Entry
  • June 13, 2011: September 27th release date for movie and synopsis revealed alongside a Batman maquette set for a September 21st release. It is 9.8" high x 7.75" wide x 5" deep, the statue is packaged in a 4-color box, and retails at $125. WF Article
  • July 6, 2011: Release date is now October 18, 2011. TV Guide Article
  • July 7, 2011: Trailer released. The SDCC screening will be on July 22nd at 8pm in Ballroom 20. A panel with cast and crew will follow. Superhero Hype Article
  • July 8, 2011: The SDCC screening will be on July 22nd at 8pm to 10pm in Ballroom 20. A panel with cast and crew will follow which includes Ben McKenzie, Eliza Dushku, Katee Sackhoff, Bruce Timm, Lauren Montgomery, Sam Liu, and Andrea Romano. The movie will be played again from 10:15 pm to 12 am in Ballroom 20. SDCC 2011 Friday Schedule
  • July 12, 2011: Main cast and crew details: Jon Polito in unrevealed role, PG-13 rating for violence and some sexual material, music by Christopher Drake, and Lauren Montgomery also listed as Producer. WF Article
  • July 13, 2011: Blu-Ray Front Cover and Features revealed. WF Article
  • July 18, 2011: Q&A with Ben McKenzie, voice of Bruce Wayne/Batman. CBM Article
  • July 23, 2011: The WB talks to staff and crew at signing and fans who attended screening. YouTube 3:11 clip
  • July 23, 2011: Movie Review. IGN Article
  • July 23, 2011: Q&A with Katee Sackhoff, voice of Sarah Essen. CC 2:11 Clip
  • July 24, 2011: Q&A with Eliza Dushku, voice of Selina Kyle/Catwoman. The Flickcast 4:58 Clip
  • July 25, 2011: Comic Con Panel recap. CBR Article
  • July 25, 2011: Q&A with Ben McKenzie, Katee Sackhoff, Sam Liu, and Bruce Timm. Movie Web Clips
  • August 4, 2011: Front and Back Cover for Single and Two Disc Editions. WF Article
  • August 30, 2011: Four stills released. WF Article
  • September 2, 2011: CBR interviews Andrea Romano, voice and casting, and Eliza Dushku, voice of Catwoman/Selina Kyle. CBR Video 13:39
  • September 6, 2011: CBR interviews directors, Lauren Montgomery and Sam Liu. CBR Video 10:30
  • September 13, 2011: Two stills released. WF Article
  • September 18, 2011: Q&A with Ben McKenzie. CBM Clip
  • September 21, 2011: First official clip "Dinner Party," is released. WF Article
  • October 5, 2011: Second official clip, featuring Batman trying to avoid capture by the Gotham City Police, is released. WF Article
  • October 7, 2011: Four new images released. WF Article
  • October 8, 2011: Sam Liu, Co-Director, talks about the work process while at San Diego Comic Con. CC Video 3:12
  • October 10, 2011: Official interview with Ben McKenzie, voice of Bruce Wayne/Batman. WF Article
  • October 11, 2011: Third official clip, "Playboy," featuring Bruce Wayne, Jim Gordon, and Barbara Gordon. WF Article
  • October 11, 2011: Q&A with Bryan Cranston, voice of James Gordon. MTV Splash Page Article
  • October 12, 2011: Official interview with Alex Rocco, voice of Carmine Falcone. WF Article
  • October 12, 2011: New clip "Car Chase" featuring James Gordon, Sarah Essen, and Batman. CC Article
  • October 14, 2011: Official interview with Eliza Dushku, voice of Selina Kyle/Catwoman. WF Article
  • October 17, 2011: Q&A with Bruce Timm. CBM Article
  • October 18, 2011: Official interview with Bryan Cranston, voice of James Gordon. WF Article
  • October 21, 2011: Interview with Christopher Drake, Music Composer. WF Interview
  • November 22, 2011: Three production images released. WF Article