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News on DC Universe Direct to Video Movies, DC Animated Series, DC Animated Shortfrom Series and related topics will be posted as well as information on new releases of past series. In most cases a link will accompany each headline back to the original article. News on the DCAU originates from animation and comic book related news sites, personal staff forums, blogs, or comic book conventions. Fans beware, in some cases, false news does get spread among the Internet.

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Classic Animation News

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  • December 4, 2021: Kevin Conroy and John Glover revealed they are attached to an audio drama that continues Batman: The Animated Series. Alan Burnett is developing it and Danny Elfman will write the theme. THR Article
  • January 11, 2022: HBO Max is allegedly considering a revival of Batman Beyond. GFR Article
  • October 21, 2022: Batman: The Adventures Continue Season Three #1 is written by Alan Burnett and Paul Dini, art by Jordan Gibson, cover by Kevin Nowlan, variant cover by Kelley Jones, villain variant cover by Steve Beach, 1:25 cover by Hayden Sherman, and 1:50 foil variant cover by Kevin Nowlan. Season Three will be seven issues. Issue #1 releases on January 10, 2023. Batman protects the Muscle after he becomes a target in Blackgate Penitentiary because he agrees to name implicate criminals to the police. CBR Article
  • October 21, 2022: Andrew Marino posts Batman: The Adventures Continue Season III #1 title card "Muscle Out" by Hayden Sherman and a wip and colored version of a page from the issue Andrew Marino Tweet
  • October 21, 2022: Kevin Nowlan posts wips for his cover for Batman: The Adventures Continue Season III #1. Kevin Nowlan Tweet
  • October 21, 2022: Three more colored pages from Batman: The Adventures Continue Season III #1 and Season III will be the final one. DC Connect #30
  • October 25, 2022: Monica Kubina posts colored tease of Batman in Batman: The Adventures Continue Season III #1. Monica Kubina instagram
  • October 27, 2022: Jordan Gibson reveals he is only doing art for the first issue of season III. Jordan Gibson Tweet
  • November 18, 2022: Batman: The Adventures Continue Season Three #2 is written by Alan Burnett and Paul Dini, art by Kevin Altieri, cover by Kevin Altieri, variant cover by Nick Derington, variant cover by Daniel Warren Johnson, villain variant cover by Ben Templesmith, and 1:25 cover by Hayden Sherman. Issue #2 releases on February 14, 2023. Bruce and Harley have an ex-girlfriend in common named Cassie Kendall and when she comes back to Gotham, something is not what it seems with her. CBR Article
  • November 28, 2022: Monica Kubina posts three teases from Season III Issue #2. Monica Kubina Tweet
  • December 2, 2022: Ty Templeton confirmed as an artist for Season III. Paul Dini Tweet
  • December 4, 2022: Monica Kubina posts four teases from Season III Issue #1. Monica Kubina Tweet
  • December 16, 2022: Batman: The Adventures Continue Season Three #3 is written by Alan Burnett and Paul Dini, art by Ty Templeton, cover by Baldemar Rivas, variant cover by Matteo Scalera, villain variant cover by Sweeney Boo, and 1:25 cover by Hayden Sherman. Issue #3 releases on March 14, 2023. Straightman experiences flashbacks of a life he doesn't remember. After an encounter with Joker and Straightman, Batman unravels his past but lands in the crosshairs of Amanda Waller and Task Force X. CBR Article
  • December 16, 2022: Batman: The Adventures Continue Season Three #3 is the first of a three parter. Paul Dini Tweet
  • December 22, 2022: Interview with Kevin Altieri. Altieri was contacted by Andrew Marino for Season Three #2, Harley and Ivy have a fight, Harley is on her own, fails to get the girls together for a party so she looks up her college ex/roommate from freshman year who was a socialite who was also dating Bruce (was a senior at the time), and he didn't slavishly try to match the look of The New Batman Adventures. DCAU Review Bonus Ep. 40
  • January 6, 2023: Jordan Gibson posts black and white versions of art from Batman: The Adventures Continue Season III Issue #1. Jordan Gibson Tweet
  • January 6, 2023: Preview of Batman: The Adventures Continue Season III Issue #1 posted. AIPT Article
  • January 15, 2023: Interview with Jordan Gibson about Batman: The Adventures Continue. Gibson and Monica Kubina were confused about the long lead time because they started on Season III #1 around March 2022 but the extra time was used to fine tune art. Gibson delved into the influences of the animated series crew he wasn't familiar with yet like EC comics and Alex Toth and art of Darwyn Cooke and Glen Murakami. Gibson also watched a lot of Alfred Hitchcock, tried to adapt the Dark Deco style, went on websites with second for second screencaps of Batman: The Animated Series episodes for reference, and didn't change much on Lock-Up for the The New Batman Adventures design style aside from the belt. Gibson spent the most time on Black Mask, was the most excited to draw him, tried to stick close to his look in Season II but wanted white eyes, looked up any creepy skull designs Bruce Timm and Glenn Murakami ever drew, and looked at Batman: Under the Red Hood movie and pulled a little from it. In notes in script, Esther Valestra was supposed to look kind of like Liza Minnelli then got feedback from Dini or Burnett asking to make her look more like Liza. Gibson tried to keep Janet Van Dorn the same but studied suit designs of characters in The New Batman Adventures and adapted from there and pondered how Amanda Waller would look in The New Batman Adventures then ultimately went with white and black for her suit. Gibson looked at movies for a design of injector needle at the end of the story. Gibson also pulled from Marshall Rogers' Batman art like the flowing cape and Batarang throw. DCAU Review Bonus Episode 41 Spotify, 40:28 mark
  • January 17, 2023: Jordan Gibson posts character sketches of Lock-Up, Muscle, Black Mask, and Esther Valestra from Batman: The Adventures Continue Season III Issue #1. Jordan Gibson Tweet
  • January 17, 2023: Jordan Gibson posts character design revisions of Muscle from Batman: The Adventures Continue Season III Issue #1. Jordan Gibson Tweet
  • January 18, 2023: Interview with Jordan Gibson about Batman: The Adventures Continue Season III Issue #1. WF Article
  • January 19, 2023: Interview with Paul Dini and Alan Burnett about Batman: The Adventures Continue Season III. Things clicked when Muscle was fashioned as a reverse Batman. The ending in Issue #1 has a pay off and is a big part of season III that is a recurrent theme. Deadshot will appear "pretty soon." Esther Valestra is a sort of cross between Ma Barker and Liza Minnelli. Issue #2 began with a germ of an idea Dini had for a long time to have a story where Batman can't discuss his connection to the woman in common with Harley Quinn. The idea for Deathstroke, Sunny, and Jason Todd has grown bigger in time and Dini thinks the story could continue as a graphic novel or one-shot. So far, Mr. Wing won't appear in season III. CBR Article
  • January 20, 2023: Batman: The Adventures Continue Season Three #4 is written by Alan Burnett and Paul Dini, art by Ty Templeton, cover by Jorge Corona, variant cover by Mike Perkins, villain variant cover by Brian Bolland, and 1:25 cover by Hayden Sherman. Issue #4 releases on April 11, 2023. Straightman continues on his path of revenge and confronts Hugo Strange while Batman battles a mysterious foe with a strange and unexpected tie to Straightman. CBR Article
  • January 23, 2023: Art for Season III #2 posted by Paul Dini. March Hare will appear. Paul Dini Tweet
  • January 23, 2023: Paul Dini reveales the Tiki bar in Season III #2 was inspired by a combination of Tiki Ti, Golden Tiki in Las Vegas, Trader Vic's, and some burrito places on Mission Street, San Francisco. Paul Dini Tweet

    Figure Line News

  • October 2, 2019: First look at next Batman: The Adventures Continue collections release, The Batman Who Laughs. Scheduled for October 2020. Talon, Hush, and Thomas Wayne as Batman are also next. Toy News International Post
  • October 3, 2019: First look at art for upcoming Batman: The Adventures Continue collections release, Vampire Batman, Talon, Hush, and Thomas Wayne as Batman. Vampire Batman releases at same time as Batman Who Laughs. Newsarama Article
  • February 14, 2020: Batman Who Laughs and Vampire Batman release in October 2020 along with TNBA Batman and BTAS Catwoman figures. CBR Article
  • February 21, 2020: Paul Harding posts a new look at Flashpoint Batman figure. Paul Harding Tweet
  • February 23, 2020: Photos of DC Collectibles figures at Toy Fair, including most of the Batman: The Adventures Continue line. Thomas Wayne Batman set for Spring 2021 release. Also revealed were Talon, Robin/Tim Drake, TNBA Batgirl, and a metallic variant of Christmas With The Joker. Toy Fair Article
  • February 24, 2020: Paul Harding posts a tease of Talon figure. Paul Harding Tweet
  • March 11, 2020: A red variant of Azrael will release at some points. Jim Fletcher hints at Superman figures. DC Daily Episode 270
  • March 13, 2020: The metallic paint deco Christmas with the Joker figure is set to release in November. It was sculpted by Irene Matar. It is limited to 5,000 pieces and individually numbered. It measures approximately 7.57" tall. MSRP is $30. CBR Article
  • August 5, 2020: Paul Harding posts photo of 3D printed prototype for The Batman Who Laughs figure. Paul Harding instagram
  • October 3, 2020: Paul Harding confirms Vampire Batman, Talon, Flashpoint Batman and The Batman Who Laughs figures are in production limbo. Paul Harding Tweet
  • January 5, 2021: Ty Templeton posts turns for unused Vampire Bruce design intended to accompany the Vampire Batman figure release. Ty Templeton instagram
  • January 5, 2021: Ty Templeton posts turns for unused Vampire Bruce design without cape. Ty Templeton instagram
  • January 18, 2021: Ty Templeton posts turns for early early versions of unused Vampire Bruce design with wings and a hunchback. Ty Templeton instagram
  • January 18, 2021: Ty Templeton posts early version of unused Vampire Bruce's 4 stage transformation. Ty Templeton instagram
  • January 18, 2021: Ty Templeton posts weapon and goblet designs for unused Vampire Bruce. Ty Templeton instagram
  • July 7, 2022: Mondo will offer the Batman 1/16th scale figure again along with a new Joker one at Comic Con along with posters. IGN Article
  • July 20, 2022: Mondo's Joker figure will release formally in February 2023 at $225-235 after a limited sale at San Diego Comic Con. Joker figure previewed. Bleeding Cool Article
  • July 27, 2022: Interview with Hector Arce, Creative Director at Mondo, at the Mondo booth at San Diego Comic Con 2022. The Batman Redux and Joker 1/16th scale figures and packaging and shown off along with a prototype of a Harley Quinn with Bud and Lou set for August 2023. IGN Article
  • October 7, 2022: McFarlane Toys' BTAS 4 pack of Harley Quinn, Joker, Batman, and Harvey Bullock 6 inch figures is on pre-order at Walmart. McFarlane Toys Tweet

    General News

  • August 10, 2021: Reportedly Warner Bros. is contemplating a Nightwing animated series with Loren Lester and Bruce Timm. Fandom Spotlite YouTube 34:58 mark
  • December 6, 2021: Kevin Conroy recorded ADR. Kevin Conroy Tweet
  • December 9, 2021: George Newbern is recording a Justice League project in February 2022 that might be streaming on HBO Max. Streamily YouTube, 25:00 mark
  • June 21, 2022: Yonas Asuncion Kibreab did voice recording for a feature animated film for Warner Bros. Animation. Yonas Kibreab instagram
  • November 30, 2022: Channing Dungey reveals Warner Bros. Discovery is in the process of closing a deal with Amazon featuring DC branded content in animation. Deadline Article
  • December 12, 2022: 1:47:22 interview with Brianne Drouhard. Creative Block YouTube

    DC Universe and DC Animated Movie News

  • May 16, 2020: Interview with Sam Liu. Liu confirms he is finishing up on directing another movie with Bruce Timm. It may not release for awhile, maybe 2021. Comic Book Central Interview
  • August 21, 2020: Superman: Man of Tomorrow is not the start of a new continuity. CBR Article
  • August 23, 2020: 2021 slate is Batman: Soul of the Dragon, Justice Society: World War II, Batman: The Long Halloween Part One, and Batman: The Long Halloween Part Two. IGN Article
  • September 2, 2020: Butch Lukic refers to Jon Suzuki as his main designer. He also revealed he's testing the new art style out on one or two other films in a different variation. If Man of Tomorrow does well and gets a greenlight for a sequel, Lukic estimates we would see it in 3 to 5 years but it was basically discussed as a standalone and wait to see how it does. Comics Beat Article
  • September 25, 2020: J.M. DeMatteis reveals he recently got a call about potentially writing another animated movie from Warner Bros but it's not a done deal yet. Meanwhile Back on the Podcast Ep. 55, 1:49:20-1:49:25
  • December 6, 2020: Bruce Timm, Jeremy Adams, and James Tucker swapped emails and came up with a lot more 70s ideas and they have a sequel in mind that would be even more 70s. CCXP Day 3 Panel, before 6:15:56 mark
  • February 2, 2021: Sam Liu confirms he is currently working on a movie. Sam Liu Tweet
  • February 21, 2021: Interview with Sam Liu. Liu is helping out on projects and ramping up to solo produce something. The Sarah O'Connell Show YouTube, 54 min mark
  • March 27, 2021: Butch Lukic and the producers had to initially pitch seven or eight story ideas to DC to show where they were going to take the movie line. Justice Society: World War II was one of them. Comic Con YouTube, 3:44-4:26
  • August 18, 2021: Gary Miereanu confirms the DC Animated Movie branding is a separate banner from DC Universe. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • August 20, 2021: Reportedly a 10th anniversary commemorative 4K/Blu-ray edition of Batman: Year One will release on November 9. Dawn of the Discs Tweet
  • September 12, 2021: Sam Liu reveals he's finishing up pre-production on a movie. Sam Liu Tweet
  • September 13, 2021: Batman: Year One Commemorative Edition confirmed for November 9 release. Will include a new featurette "Reinventing Gordon" and will be previewed at DC FanDome in October. MSRP is $33.99. WF Article
  • September 30, 2021: Jeremy Adams hints he has more projects coming out in 2022. Robert Willing YouTube, 27:40 mark
  • October 16, 2021: 2022 releases for DC Universe are Green Lantern: Beware My Power and Battle of the Super Sons. Comic Book Article
  • October 28, 2021: Back cover of Batman: Year One Commemorative Edition revealed. WF Tweet
  • November 19, 2021: Kevin Riepl starts work on a new DC animated project. Kevin Riepl Tweet
  • December 1, 2021: Allegedly, there is an animated trilogy in development adapting Crisis on Infinite Earths to be announced officially in 2022 and released in 2023 and 2024. All DC animated universes are expected to be a part of it. Matias Lertora Tweet
  • December 2, 2021: Interview with Ernie Altbacker. Hall of Justice podcast Episode 261
  • June 9, 2022: Jensen Ackles reveals he spent three and a half hours doing voice recording the day before on June 8. Late Night with Seth Meyers YouTube 1:58 mark
  • July 22, 2022: Three titles announced for 2023: Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham, Legion of Super-Heroes, and Justice League Warworld. WBHE instagram
  • July 25, 2022: Reportedly a sequel to Justice Society: World War II is in early development. CBR Article
  • September 5, 2022: Digital eMation worked on a Scooby-Doo Meets Krypto direct to video movie in 2021. Scooby Snax Blog
  • September 9, 2022: Batman: Hush will air on Toonami on September 17 at the 12:30 am slot. Swimpedia Tweet
  • November 21, 2022: Scooby-Doo! and Krypto, Too! appeared on Amazon UK with a September 25, 2023 release date. Anime Superhero post
  • December 6, 2022: Jeff Brown exits Warner Bros. after 26 years. Deadline Article
  • January 2, 2023: Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham is Sam Liu's last project at Warner Bros. Sam Liu Tweet
  • February 1, 2023: Butch Lukic teases we will see the full force of the Justice League in the next couple of DTV movies over the next 2 to 3 years. CBR Article

    DC Showcase News

  • January 24, 2019: Brandon Vietti has a project in the works. Reddit Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti AMA
  • May 7, 2019: Five new DC Showcase shorts will release over 2019-2020. They will feature Sgt. Rock, Death, Phantom Stranger, Adam Strange, and Batman: Death In The Family. Still of Rock included. Death In The Family will be a long-form animated short anchoring a compilation set releasing in late 2020. Each short opens with a new, live-action branding sequence with easter eggs. Sgt. Rock is executive produced and directed by Bruce Timm and a script by Louise Simonson & Walter Simonson and Tim Sheridan. Battle-weary Sgt. Rock thought he saw everything that World War II can dish out. But he is in for the surprise of his life when he is assigned to lead a company consisting of legendary monsters into battle against an unstoppable platoon of Nazi zombies. Voice cast is Karl Urban as Sgt. Rock, Keith Ferguson, William Salyers and Audrey Wasilewski. Adam Strange is produced and directed by Butch Lukic, story by Lukic, and written by J.M. DeMatteis. On a rugged asteroid mining colony, few of the toiling workers are aware that their town drunk was ever anything but an interplanetary derelict. But when the miners open a fissure into the home of a horde of deadly alien insects, his true identity is exposed. He is space adventurer Adam Strange, whose heroic backstory is played out in flashbacks as he struggles to save the very people who have scorned him for so long. Voice cast is Charlie Weber as Adam Strange, Roger R. Cross, Kimberly Brooks, Ray Chase and Fred Tatasciore. Inspired by Neil Gaiman's "The Sandman," Death is produced and directed by Sam Liu and written by J.M. DeMatteis . Vincent, an artist with unresolved inner demons, meets a mysterious girl who helps him come to terms with his creative legacy... and eventual death. Voice cast includes Leonardo Nam as Vincent, Jamie Chung as Death, Darin De Paul, Keith Szarabajka and Kari Wahlgren. The Phantom Stranger is executive produced and directed by Bruce Timm and is written by Ernie Altbacker. Set in the 1970s, the short follows young adult Jess as she joins her friends at a party in a dilapidated mansion hosted by the mysterious Seth. When odd things begin to happen to Jess and her friends, the Phantom Stranger intervenes to save her from a dreary fate. Voice cast is Peter Serafinowicz as The Phantom Stranger, Michael Rosenbaum as Seth, Natalie Lander, Grey Griffin and Roger Craig Smith. All five new DC Showcase shorts include Jim Krieg as co-producer, Amy McKenna as producer, and Sam Register as executive producer. WF Article
  • May 7, 2019: While every producer directed their own short, everything else, for a majority of the production, was done overseas. Sam Liu Tweet
  • May 7, 2019: Sgt. Rock will be in the Batman: Hush release. WF Tweet
  • May 7, 2019: Initial boards, design, and color with notes and revisions were from the WBA crew. Overseas animated. WBA crew did the post production. Sam Liu Tweet
  • May 12, 2019: Dynamic Music Partners will compose for two of the shorts. Lolita Ritmanis Tweet
  • July 19, 2019: Shorts will be included with the 2020 movies. DC Blog
  • August 13, 2019: Sam Liu revealed after an elevator chat with Greg Weisman, he was convinced to try and cast Zehra Fazal as Death but he heard Jaime Chung accepted the role a few hours later. Sam Liu Tweet
  • September 20, 2019: Production on Death neared completion around March 26. Sam Liu Tweet
  • September 30, 2019: The last name of the character in the Death short is a nod to the writer of the Cybrid comic. Sam Liu Tweet
  • October 27, 2019: Jae Lee's initial character designs were used in the end credits for the Death short. Sam Liu Tweet
  • November 1, 2019: Neil Gaiman was supposed to have been consulted on the story for the Death short but there was a breakdown in communication somewhere and he never got the message. After a few weeks of no response, Sam Liu starting thinking of story and moved forward with production. Sam Liu Tweet
  • December 18, 2019: Phantom Stranger is paired with the Superman: Red Son release. WF Article
  • December 24, 2019: Two stills from Phantom Stranger released. WF Tweet
  • December 24, 2019: Vinton Heuck story boarded on Phantom Stranger. Vinton Heuck Tweet
  • March 4, 2020: Adam Strange is paired with the Justice League: Apokolips War release. WF Article
  • March 12, 2020: Bruce Timm, right off the bat, knew how he wanted the Phantom Stranger short to look and feel. Digital eMation confirmed to the overseas animator and also did first pass storyboards. Timm did corrections on storyboards himself. Matthew Mahoney Tweet
  • March 18, 2020: Dee Dee, Violet, Harry, and Ted matched to their correct designs in Phantom Stranger. Ernie Altbacker and Matthew Mahoney Tweets
  • March 26, 2020: Bruce Timm wanted to evoke a "Late 60s" vibe and aimed for 1969 for the setting of the short. In preparation for breaking the story with Ernie Altbacker and Jim Krieg, he re-read Phantom Stranger comics and happened to notice the first issue of the second series was published in 1969. Everything clicked after that. Woodstock, The Manson Family, the Generation Gap, the first Led Zeppelin album, the first Alice Cooper album, Flower Power, the first issue of Vampirella, "Turn on, tune in, drop out" Psychedelics phrase, the first season of Scooby Doo, and the first season of The Brady Bunch got mashed up. At his first record, Peter Serafinowicz said, "So I'm gonna do this with my own accent, right?" and the British accent worked with Phantom Stranger. Michael Rosenbaum asked Timm want he wanted for the Seth character. Timm described Seth as a cross between Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin and Jim Morrison of The Doors with David Cassidy's hair. Rosenbaum recalled Morrison's "I am the Lizard King - I can do anything..." Animesuperhero Bruce Timm post
  • April 14, 2020: Shane Glines posts digital clean up of Bruce Timm's Marcie design. Shane Glines Tweets
  • April 14, 2020: Shane Glines posts digital clean up of Bruce Timm's Dee Dee design. Shane Glines Tweets
  • April 14, 2020: Shane Glines posts digital clean up of Bruce Timm's Phantom Stranger design. Shane Glines Tweets
  • May 21, 2020: J.M. DeMatteis reveals in his Adam Strange script, Adam was on the colony for 8 to 9 years. J.M. DeMatteis Tweet
  • May 23, 2020: Brandon Vietti is involved with Death In The Family short. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • July 28, 2020: 1:50 trailer for Batman: Death in the Family released. It will release on Blu-ray and Digital HD in Fall 2020. It is essentially a prequel to Batman: Under The Red Hood. Bruce Greenwood will reprise Batman role, Vincent Martella as Jason Todd, and John DiMaggio as Joker. New cast includes Zehra Fazal as Talia al Ghul and Gary Cole as Two-Face and Commissioner Gordon. It is interactive short film with multiple branching story paths where viewers will be presented with choices at pivotal moments in the story, allowing them to decide whether Jason lives or dies and determining the course of Jason's life. Sgt. Rock, Death, Adam Strange, and The Phantom Stranger shorts will be included in the release. IGN Article
  • July 29, 2020: Sam Liu story boarded on Batman: Death in the Family. Sam Liu Tweet
  • July 29, 2020: Vinton Heuck story boarded on Batman: Death in the Family. Vinton Heuck Tweet
  • July 30, 2020: Batman: Death In the Family releases on October 13, 2020 on Blu-ray for $24.98 and Digital for $19.99. The digital version will be an extended length short in a non-interactive format called Under the Red Hood: Reloaded that is a pre-assembled version of the story. The Blu-ray has approximately five extra minutes not in the digital version. It is produced, directed, and written by Brandon Vietti. There will be lots of easter eggs. The Blu-ray special feature is a commentary track for every short including one for the Under the Red Hood: Reloaded linear version of Death in The Family. The digital's special feature is just the non-interactive versions of the movie: Jason Todd's Rebellion, Robin's Revenge, and Red Hood's Reckoning. Languages and subtitles are English, Spanish, and French. Run time is 96 minutes (151 including the interactive storylines). Rated R for strong bloody images and some drug material. WF Article
  • August 14, 2020: There will be a 30 minute Batman: Death In The Family panel at DC FanDome in Watchverse on August 22 at 8:45 pm PST with Brandon Vietti, Vincent Martella, and John DiMaggio. TV Line Article
  • September 12, 2020: 57 second clip of Batman: Death in the Family opening credits released. IGN YouTube
  • September 12, 2020: Summary of FanDome's Batman: Death in the Family panel. SyWy Wire Article
  • September 21, 2020: Back cover for Batman: Death in the Family revealed. WF Tweet
  • September 22, 2020: Batman: Death In The Family will have a panel at New York Comic Con's virtual event on October 10 at 1:15 PT/4:15 ET with Brandon Vietti, Bruce Greenwood, Vincent Martella, and Zehra Fazal, moderated by Tiffany Smith. WF Article
  • September 25, 2020: Still of Batman pursuing Red Hood in Batman: Death in the Family posted. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • September 29, 2020: 1:37 clip from Batman: Death in the Family featuring hUSH posted. IGN YouTube
  • September 30, 2020: 1:02 clip of Batman: Death in the Family opening credits rereleased. WBHE YouTube
  • October 1, 2020: Interview with Brandon Vietti about Batman: Death in the Family. Hall of Justice podcast
  • October 5, 2020: John DiMaggio comments on reprising Joker for Batman: Death in the Family. CBR Article
  • October 5, 2020: Interview with Zehra Fazal about Batman: Death in the Family. CBR Article
  • October 5, 2020: 1:21 clip for Batman: Death in the Family released. DC YouTube
  • October 6, 2020: Interview with Brandon Vietti about Batman: Death in the Family. CBR Article
  • October 7, 2020: 49 second "Don't Go After Joker Alone" clip released. DC YouTube
  • October 7, 2020: 23 second "Jason Todd reveals what terrifies Batman" clip released. CBR YouTube
  • October 7, 2020: 46 second "Red Hood vs Joker" clip released. SyFy Wire YouTube
  • October 8, 2020: Interview with Vincent Martella and Zahra Fazal for Batman: Death in the Family. Hall of Justice ep. 203
  • October 9, 2020: Interview with Vincent Martella for Batman: Death in the Family. CBR Article
  • October 10, 2020: 32 second "Red Hood vs Joker" clip released. ComicBook YouTube
  • October 10, 2020: 28 minute NYCC panel for Death in the Family released. NYCC YouTube
  • October 12, 2020: 34 second clip "Robin vs. Two-Face" released. IGN YouTube
  • October 12, 2020: Interview with Brandon Vietti about Batman: Death in the Family. Starburst Article
  • October 13, 2020: 34 second clip "Robin & Two-Face" released. WBHE YouTube
  • October 23, 2020: Interview with John DiMaggio about Batman: Death in the Family. Hall of Justice Episode 205
  • January 28, 2021: Four new DC Showcase shorts will accompany DC Universe movie titles between 2021 and 2022. Kamandi, Blue Beetle, and The Losers will be in individual movie releases then in a compilation set featuring a longer Constantine short that comes out in 2022. All four are produced by Rick Morales. Kamandi: The Last Boy on Earth! will be the first and is on the Justice Society: World War II release. Kamandi is directed by Matt Peters and written by Paul Giacoppo. WF Article
  • February 4, 2021: Logline for Kamandi released. The story involves Kamandi, Prince Tuftan, and Ben Boxer getting kidnapped by a gorilla cult dedicated finding their reincarnated god, the Mighty One. The trio are put through a series of deadly tests to find out if anyone of them knows secrets about their god. WF Article
  • April 6, 2021: The Losers will be included with the Batman: The Long Halloween Part One release. IGN YouTube
  • April 8, 2021: Logline for The Losers has Captain Storm, Johnny Cloud, "Mile-a Minute" Jones, rookie Gunner and Sarge marooned on an uncharted island in the South Pacific completely overrun with dinosaurs and their would-be ally, Fan Long of the Chinese Security Agency, may have ulterior motives rather than rescuing scientists sent there to study the time/space anomaly. WF Article
  • May 19, 2021: Logline for Blue Beetle, included with the Batman: The Long Halloween Part Two release, entails Blue Beetle/Ted Kord teaming up with Captain Atom, The Question and Nightshade to battle Doctor Spectro. It takes influence from a 1960s Saturday morning cartoon with a jazz theme song. WF Article
  • June 10, 2021: Armen Taylor mentions the cast did a group record. Hall of Justice Episode 237
  • July 23, 2021: Matt Lanter voices Blue Beetle. Comic-Con YouTube, 50 min. mark
  • August 17, 2021: Jim Krieg originally wanted to cast the late Paul Soles as Pops. Jim Krieg Tweet
  • August 26, 2021: Vinton Heuck reveals when he story boarded Phantom Stranger, Bruce Timm showed him scenes from Diabolik to draw inspiration from. Vinton Heuck Tweet
  • October 16, 2021: The Constantine title is "DC Showcase - Constantine: House of Mystery". Matt Ryan will reprise Constantine. IGN Article
  • February 1, 2022: Constantine: The House of Mystery will be featured during this year's IGN Fan Fest on February 19. IGN Article
  • February 5, 2022: First still for Constantine: The House of Mystery released. IGN Tweet
  • February 19, 2022: 1:29 trailer for Constantine: The House of Mystery. IGN YouTube
  • February 22, 2022: Constantine: The House of Mystery releases on Blu-ray and Digital on May 3, 2022. "John Constantine wakes up in the eerie House of Mystery with no recollection of how he got there. Fortunately, Zatanna and his friends are all there. Unfortunately, they have a bad habit of turning into demons and ripping him to shreds, over and over again!" Camilla Luddington voices Zatanna, Ray Chase voices Jason Blood/Etrigan, Robin Atkin Downes voices Negral, Damian O'Hare voices Chas, and Grey Griffin and Lou Diamond Philips also are in the cast. Ernie Altbacker wrote the script and it is directed by Matt Peters. There will be a special feature "One Story at a Time" about the history of DC Showcase. WF Article
  • March 18, 2022: There will be a DC Showcase panel at WonderCon on April 1 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm in North 600A or virtual. Clips of Constantine: House of Mystery will be shown. Anime Superhero post
  • March 25, 2022: Rick Morales, Ernie Altbacker, Jennifer Keane, Jeremy Adams, Tim Sheridan, Paul Giacoppo, Dave B. Mitchell, and some surprise guests will headline the DC Showcase panel at WonderCon. New stills from Constantine, Blue Beetle, The Losers, and Kamandi released. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • April 3, 2022: Interview with Rick Morales, Jennifer Keane, Jeremy Adams, and Jim Krieg at WonderCon. The current slate of shorts were essentially done aside from some post-production before the pandemic started. The Blue Beetle was meant to feel like a 1967 pilot that's been lying on a shelf somewhere. The purposeful mistakes had to be planned like the hook up shots and in the first meeting between Rick Morales and the animation studio, they were concerned about the animatic and asked if they were going to get a lot of notes. Illuminerdi YouTube
  • April 3, 2022: Interview with Rick Morales, Jim Krieg, and Ernie Altbacker at WonderCon. The inspiration for Constantine: The House of Mystery was The Twilight Zone and Doctor Who's "Heaven Sent". Matt Ryan was always going to be the voice of Constantine. The story concerns the fallout of Justice League Dark: Apokolips War and is a coda. Illuminerdi YouTube
  • April 4, 2022: Interview with Rick Morales and Jim Krieg at WonderCon on actor input, choosing titles, and choosing the animation style on the recent DC Showcase shorts. Jim Krieg would like do shorts of Viking Prince and Enemy Ace while Rick Morales would like to do Green Lantern. Raven YouTube
  • April 19, 2022: Interview with Rick Morales about Kamandi: The Last Boy on Earth! and Constantine: The House of Mystery. CBM Article
  • April 20, 2022: Interview with Milo Neuman about The Losers and Blue Beetle. Neuman was recruited by Rick Morales. Ming-Na Wen helped correct a line in Chinese that her character says in The Losers and cites Darwyn Cooke's The New Frontier and Steven Spielberg's period adventure movies as inspiration. CBM Article
  • April 21, 2022: Interview with Jeremy Adams about Blue Beetle. CBM Article
  • April 25, 2022: Interview with Jennifer Keane about Blue Beetle. CBM Article
  • April 25, 2022: Interview with Tim Sheridan about The Losers. Originally there was a budding romance between Fan and Johnny. CBM Article
  • April 25, 2022: Four stills for Kamandi released. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • April 26, 2022: Four stills for Blue Beetle released. WF Tweet
  • April 27, 2022: Four stills for The Losers released. WF Tweet
  • April 27, 2022: Interview with Paul Giacoppo about Kamandi. CBM Article
  • April 27, 2022: Clip for Constantine: The House of Mystery released. ComicBook Article
  • April 28, 2022: 4 stills for Constantine: The House of Mystery released. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • April 28, 2022: Interview with Rick Morales. Jim Krieg had the idea for make the Constantine short an epilogue to Justice League: Apokolips War. Lou Diamond Phillips voices Spectre. CBR Article
  • April 28, 2022: 1:08 Blue Beetle clip released. IGN YouTube
  • April 28, 2022: 0:52 clip for Constantine: The House of Mystery released. CBR YouTube
  • April 29, 2022: 1:06 clip for Constantine: The House of Mystery released. IGN Article
  • April 29, 2022: Interview with Matt Lanter for Blue Beetle. CBM Article
  • May 3, 2022: 33 second clip for The Losers released. Cinema Blend Article
  • May 4, 2022: Interview with Ernie Altbacker for Constantine: The House of Mystery released. SciFiNow Article
  • May 5, 2022: Interview with Ernie Altbacker for Constantine: The House of Mystery released. Screen Rant Article
  • May 6, 2022: Interview with Rick Morales. CBM Article
  • May 13, 2022: Interview with Ernie Altbacker for Constantine: The House of Mystery released. GVN YouTube
  • June 6, 2022: Interview with Cameron Monaghan for Kamandi released. Comic Book Article
  • July 21, 2022: Constantine: The House of Mystery will stream on HBO Max starting August 1, 2022. ComicBook Article
  • July 29, 2022: Butch Lukic is a fan of Adam Strange and the short was about taking him out of his Flash Gordon roots and putting him into a story akin to The Thing and Aliens and making him a Kurt Russell-type character. Comics Beat Article
  • August 12, 2022: J.M. DeMatteis reveals the scenes in Death of Vincent drawing on the floor and being belittled by a teacher was from his own life. J.M. DeMatteis Tweet

    Justice League Warworld News

  • July 22, 2022: One of the 2023 titles is Justice League Warworld. WBHE instagram

    Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham News

  • July 22, 2022: One of the 2023 titles is an adaptation of Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham. WBHE instagram
  • December 6, 2022: First look at Batman. Story is set in the 1920s. Batman will be voiced by David Giuntoli, Tati Gabrielle voices Kai Li Cain, Christopher Gorham voiced Oliver Queen, John DiMaggio voices James Gordon, Patrick Fabian voiced Harvey Dent, Brian George voices Alfred, Jason Marsden voices Dick Grayson and Young Bruce, Karan Brar voices Sanjay "Jay" Tawde, David Dastmalchian voices Grendon, Navid Negahban voices Ra's al Ghul, Emily O'Brien voices Talia al Ghul and Martha Wayne, Tim Russ voices Lucius Fox, Matthew Waterson voices Jason Blood/Etrigan, Jeffrey Combs voices Kirk Langstrom, William Salyers voices Cobblepot, Gideon Adlon voices Oracle and Darin De Paul voices Thomas Wayne. Sam Liu and Christopher Berkeley co-directs, Liu is a producer, the script is by Jase Ricci, Jim Krieg and Kimberly S. Moreau are producing, and Sam Register and Michael Uslan executive producing. Synopsis reads, "explorer Bruce Wayne accidentally unleashes an ancient evil, and returns to Gotham after being away for two decades. Batman battles Lovecraftian supernatural forces and encounters allies and enemies such as Green Arrow, Ra's al Ghul, Mr. Freeze, Killer Croc, Two-Face and James Gordon." Tentatively set to release in Spring 2023. THR Article
  • December 13, 2022: Rated PG-13 for some strong violence, disturbing images, language and brief partial nudity. Film Ratings listing
  • December 21, 2022: Stills for Batman, Harvey Dent, Oliver Queen, and Bruce Wayne, and Talia posted. WBHE Tweet
  • January 19, 2023: The 4K/Blu-ray/Digital release is March 28, 2023. 1:55 trailer released along with front cover art. WBE YouTube
  • January 19, 2023: Special features include "Batman: Shadows of Gotham," a featurette that examines the themes of existential dread in a world drenched in gothic overtones that combine to create one of Batman's most unique adventures and an audio commentary track with producer/co-director Sam Liu and screenwriter Jase Ricci. William Salyers also voices Professor Manfurd. Runtime is 90 minutes. Rated PG-13 for some strong violence, distrubing images, language, and brief partial nudity. WF Article
  • January 30, 2023: Back cover art for 4K and Blu-ray revealed. WF Tweet

    Legion of Super-Heroes News

  • July 22, 2022: One of the 2023 titles is Legion of Super-Heroes. WBHE instagram
  • July 25, 2022: The story entails Superman calling on the Legion to help Supergirl acclimate to life on Earth. DC Blog
  • August 7, 2022: Entertainment Identifier Registry lists the movie as "Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes". EIDR
  • October 13, 2022: Meg Donnelly voices Kara Danvers/Supergirl, Harry Shum Jr. voices Brainiac 5, Darren Criss reprises Superman, Matt Bomer reprises The Flash, Jensen Ackles reprises Batman, Darin de Paul reprises Brainiac and will also voice Solomon Grundy, Ben Diskin voices Brainiac 2 and Arms Fall off Boy, Zeno Robinson voices Brainiac 3 and Invisible Kid, Robbie Daymond voices Brainiac 4 and Timber Wolf, Cynthia Hamidi voices Dawnstar, Gideon Adlan voices, Phantom Girl, Ely Henry voices Bouncing Boy, Yuri Lowenthal voices Mon-El, Victoria Grace voices Shadow Lass, Daisy Lightfoot voices Triplicate Girl, Jennifer Hale voices Alura, and Eric Lopez voices Cosmic Boy and Chemical King. The story focuses on Kara, who is devastated by the loss of Krypton and struggles to adjust to her new life on Earth. Her cousin, Superman, mentors her and suggests she leave their space-time to attend the Legion Academy in the 31st century, where she makes new friends and a new enemy: Brainiac 5. Meanwhile, she must contend with a mysterious group called the Dark Circle as it searches for a powerful weapon held in the Academy's vault. Supervising producer is Butch Lukic, director is Jeff Wamester, writer is Josie Campbell, producers are Jim Krieg and Kimberly S. Moreau and executive producer is Sam Register. THR Article
  • November 16, 2022: 1:10 trailer released. First look at cover art included. WBHE Tweet
  • November 17, 2022: Higher res 1:10 trailer released. WBHE YouTube
  • November 17, 2022: 4K/Blu-ray/Digital release is February 7, 2023. Special features include "The Legion Behind The Legion" with filmmakers and cast talking about the making of the movie, "Meet the Legionnaires" is about the Legion, "Brainiac Attack" is about Brainiac-5, and "Down to Earth" is about Supergirl. Run time is 83 minutes and PG-13 for some violence and language. WF Article
  • December 11, 2022: Blu-ray back cover revealed. DCAUR Tweet
  • January 7, 2023: Alan Chou posts textless version of cover art. Alan Chou Tweet
  • January 10, 2023: 1:12 clip released. Cinema Blend Article
  • January 11, 2023: Stills of Alura and Kara, Supergirl, Solomon Grundy, and Supergirl and Superman posted. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • January 12, 2023: 0:58 clip featuring Batman and Superman debating Supergirl's future. CBR YouTube
  • January 12, 2023: Interview with Josie Campbell. She wrote the script in 2020, borrowed Jim Krieg's Legion of Super-Heroes trades for research, had seen Superman: Man of Tomorrow when she wrote it, the production team sent her links to other movies in continuity that were being worked on at the time, describes the story as teen/high school/college romp feel where people Supergirl's age are figuring things out with each other, the movie is through the lens of Supergirl, Kara had this plan for her life then her world was ripped away from her, Kara's agency mattered when she wrote it, and Kara is trying to prove she belongs on Earth. Hall of Justice Podcast Episode 317
  • January 18, 2023: 1:15 clip "I Don't Belong Anywhere" clip released. WBE YouTube
  • January 23, 2023: 1:19 clip featuring Supergirl meeting Brainiac 5. Coming Soon Article
  • January 24, 2023: Interview with Jeff Wamester. CBM Article
  • January 25, 2023: Interview with Josie Campbell. Supergirl is the refugee story, loved Triplicate Girl, requested Arm-Fall-Off-Boy, watched old Hepburn/Grant screwball comedies for Brainiac 5 and Supergirl's scenes, and spent a week delving into DC material to pick characters. CBM Article
  • January 25, 2023: 55 second clip featuring Brainiac 5 and Supergirl working together. IGN YouTube
  • January 26, 2023: 4 stills featuring Supergirl, Bouncing Boy, Invisible Kid, Arms Fall Off Boy, and Dawnstar released. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • January 26, 2023: Interview with Yuri Lowenthal. Mon-El is the big man on campus but he's also a Superman Family fanboy. CBM Article
  • February 1, 2023: 4 stills featuring Supergirl and Brainiac 5 released. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • February 1, 2023: Interview with Butch Lukic. CBR Article

    RWBY Justice League News

  • July 1, 2022: There will be a RWBY Justice League animated crossover movie that will expand on the comic book series with a wholly original story. It is set to premiere in 2023. Rooster Teeth is currently in production. The same team that animates and produces RWBY is working on it in partnership with Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. RWBY Tweet
  • July 22, 2022: One of the 2023 titles is the crossover. WBHE instagram
  • July 25, 2022: The title of the first movie is Justice League x RWBY: Super Heroes and Huntsmen, Part One. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • August 12, 2022: Logo for Part One revealed. RWBY Tweet
  • December 15, 2022: Part One press release. Justice League x RWBY: Super Heroes & Huntsmen, Part One arrives on Digital, 4k and Blu-ray in Spring 2023. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Cyborg, Green Lantern and Vixen are transported to the strange world of Remnant, and find themselves turned into teenagers. Meanwhile, Remnant heroes Ruby, Weiss, Blake and Yang must combine forces with the Justice League to uncover why their planet has been mysteriously altered before a superpowered Grimm destroys everything. Voice cast includes Natalie Alyn Lind as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince, Chandler Riggs as Superman/Clark Kent and Nat Wolff as Batman/Bruce Wayne. RWBY mainstays reprising there roles are Lindsay Jones as Ruby, Kara Eberle as Weiss, Arryn Zech as Blake, Barbara Dunkelman as Yang, Ozioma Akagha as Vixen, Jen Brown as Pyrrha, Tiana Camacho as Glynda, Aaron Dismuke as Oscar, Jason Douglas as Jacques, David Errigo Jr. as The Flash/Barry Allen and Rolf, Samantha Ireland as Nora, Miles Luna as Jaune, Shannon McCormick as Professor Ozpin, Neath Oum Lie Ren, Tara Platt as Kali, Jeannie Tirado as Green Lantern, and Tru Valentino as Cyborg. Kimberly S. Moreau, Ethan Spaulding and Jim Krieg are producing, Laura Yates serves as supervising producer, and Sam Register and Michael Uslan executive producing. Meghan Fitzmartin wrote the script, with RWBY's Kerry Shawcross directs. First still posted. THR Article
  • January 4, 2023: Part One rated PG for action/violence throughout and brief language. DCAUR Tweet

    Aztec Batman: Clash of Empires News

  • June 13, 2022: HBO Max Latin America, Warner Bros. Animation, Particular Crowd, Mexico's Anima and producer Chatrone have collaborated on a new movie called "Batman Azteca: Choque de Imperios" ("Aztec Batman: Clash of Empires"). The new project was announced Monday night at a cocktail event held at the 37th Guadalajara International Film Festival. The original, Spanish-language animated film places the iconic DC superhero against the backdrop of Aztec Mexico and immerses viewers in the enigmatic culture of Mesoamerica. 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. Juan Meza-Leon is the director, Anima's Jose C. García de Letona and Fernando De Fuentes are producers alongside Chatrone's Aaron D. Berger and Carina Schulze. Sam Register and Tomás Yankelevich serve as executive producers. Alejandro Díaz Barriga, an expert on Mesoamerican studies and the ethnic history of Mexico and the Andean region, will work closely with the creative team to make certain that the indigenous representation portrayed in the film is appropriate and relevant. First look at Batman posted. Variety Article
  • June 13, 2022: Jose Iturriaga was a concept artist. Jose Iturriaga instagram
  • June 13, 2022: Monica Robles Corzo was a concept artist. Monica Robles Corzo Tweet
  • September 6, 2022: Horacio Garcia Rojas voices Yohualli (Batman), Omar Chaparro voices Yoka (The Joker) and Alvaro Morte voices Hernan Cortes (Two-Face). First look at Yoka and Cortes included. WF Article

    Milestone Movie News

  • August 22, 2020: Reginald Hudlin reveals Milestone Media are talking to Warner Bros. Animation about doing a Static Shock animated movie. Deadline Article
  • October 16, 2021: At DC FanDome, Milestone Media producer Reggie Hudlin and Milestone co-founder Denys Cowan revealed that an animated movie featuring the heroes of Milestone Comics is currently in development from Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The film is based on a script by Hardware: Season One writer Brandon Thomas. A promotional poster for the production was also revealed, featuring Static, Hardware, Icon and Rocket in art by Bill Sienkiewicz. CBR Article

    Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons News

  • October 16, 2021: Battle of the Super Sons will be CG animated and releases fall 2022. IGN Article
  • March 16, 2022: Battle of the Super Sons will be rated PG-13 for violence and language. Anime Superhero Post
  • June 20, 2022: A U.K. Listing for the movie has a title of "Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons" with a logline of "the sons of two superheroes must join forces to save the planet." The director is Matt Peters and cast includes Jack Dylan Grazer, Jack Griffo, and Laura Bailey. Runtime listed as 79 minutes. Page lists "moderate violence, threat, bloody images, implied strong language" but ratings section describes in more detail, "There is occasional bloody detail, including a slow-motion blood spurt in the aftermath of a punch. Alien starfish explode bloodily," "there is implied strong language," "there is moderate body horror when alien starfish erupt from victims' mouths. Two young teenagers must fight their possessed parents," and "there is moderate violence in which blades, fists, guns and fantastical powers are used. A woman uses a lit aerosol to burn an alien". BBFC
  • June 25, 2022: Battle of the Super Sons set for a September 21, 2022 release on a French website. DCAUR Tweet
  • June 29, 2022: An iTunes listing for Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons has appeared with front cover art, a new logline, a still of a Starro on a woman's face, directors listed as Rick Morales and Matt Peters, screenwriter listed as Jeremy Adams, producer listed as Alyessa Ornelas, and cast listed are Jack Dylan Grazer, Jack Griffo, Laura Bailey, Troy Baker, Darin De Paul, Tom Kenny, Nolan North, Zeno Robinson, Myrna Velasco, and Travis Willingham. On his 11th birthday, Jonathan Kent learns his dad is Superman and he has his own latent super powers. He also meets Batman and Robin. Damian is a reluctant sidekick. Jonathan and Damian are forced to team up to protect their loved ones from a hostile alien force. DCAUR Tweet
  • June 30, 2022: 1:10 trailer posted. Releases on October 18, 2022. WBHE YouTube
  • June 30, 2022: Press release confirms title is Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons and releases under the DC Animated Movie line. Matt Peters is the director and the writer is Jeremy Adams. Starro confirmed. Jack Dylan Grazer voices Jonathan Kent, Jack Griffo voices Damian Wayne, Troy Baker voices Batman, Travis Willingham voices Superman, Laura Bailey voices Lois Lane, Darin De Paul voices Lex Luthor and Starro, Tom Kenny voices Green Arrow and Penguin, Zeno Robinson voices Jimmy Olsen and Melvin Masters, Nolan North voices Jor-El, and Myrna Velasco voices Wonder Girl and Lara. Jim Krieg is a producer. Rick Morales is the Supervising Producer. Special feature is "Rival Sons: Jonathan and Damian" a featurette about the Super Sons. Running time is 79 minutes and rated PG-13. WF Article
  • July 1, 2022: Dynamic Music Partners composed the music for the movie. Kristopher Carter Tweet
  • July 3, 2022: Studio Mir provided animation services for this movie. Studio Mir instagram
  • July 8, 2022: Dynamic Music Partners wrote the main theme on July 8, 2021. Kristopher Carter Tweet
  • September 8, 2022: Premieres at New York Comic Con on Friday, October 7 at 3:30pm on Main Stage, followed by a panel featuring members of the cast and crew. Comicsbeat Article
  • September 26, 2022: New York Comic Con panelists will be Jack Dylan Glazer, Jack Griffo, Travis Willingham, Laura Bailey, director Matt Peters, screenwriter Jeremy Adams and supervising producer Rick Morales. Superman Homepage Article
  • October 4, 2022: 1:23 clip featuring Jonathan learning he has powers and who his father is. Cinema Blend Article
  • October 5, 2022: 0:53 second clip with Batman taking on Penguin and his goons on a roof while Superman and Jonathan observe and comment. Comic Book Article
  • October 5, 2022: 1:00 clip with Lois showing concern about Jonathan's powers. Coming Soon Article
  • October 6, 2022: 1:13 clip with Robin and Jonathan meeting. Den of Geek Article
  • October 7, 2022: 2 second "Trouble in Watchtower" clip featuring Green Arrow clip. Screen Rant YouTube
  • October 7, 2022: Comments from Jeremy Adams. Rick Morales wanted to make a Super Sons movie since he worked with Adams on the LEGO DC movies. Adams was not constrained by the recent change in the comics that Jonathan was gay. They chose Starro before the live action The Suicide Squad movie was revealed to also be using Starro. Hall of Justice 304
  • October 7, 2022: 38:07 cast and crew interview at New York Comic Con. Superman Homepage YouTube
  • October 8, 2022: 11:22 cast and crew interview at New York Comic Con. CBR YouTube
  • October 13, 2022: 30:41 cast and crew interview at New York Comic Con. Hall of Justice Episode 305
  • October 14, 2022: Interview with Jack Griffo. CBM Article
  • October 14, 2022: Interview with Matt Peters. CBM Article
  • October 14, 2022: A soundtrack will release on October 18, 2022 through Dynamic Music Partners. WF Article
  • October 15, 2022: Interview with Jeremy Adams. CBM Article
  • October 17, 2022: 00:40 clip released. CBR Article
  • October 18, 2022: 00:57 clip "Watchtower" released. WBHE YouTube
  • December 14, 2022: Score submitted to SCL Awards for Outstanding Original Score. Interview and link to reel of entire score included. Kristopher Carter Tweet
  • December 20, 2022: The movie will premiere on HBO Max on January 17, 2023. WBD Press Release
  • Janaury 17, 2023: Jeremy Adams leads a watch party on Twitter Spaces. Around the time of LEGO Aquaman, Rick Morales went to Adams about Super Sons and handed him a trade to read. They pushed for it ever since but theatrical was trying to do one but it never happened. Morales and Adams kept trying for years and talked about it at lunch when they worked on other movies. Morales was in a meeting for another movie and brought up Super Sons. Home Video checked. It was a go during that window when Warner Bros. and Discovery were merging. The movie was originally titled Super Sons, but due to legalities and such, it was renamed. Adams made Lois a little scatter-brained to hint at her wild times as a reporter. Jack Grazer recorded in his closet during the pandemic. The story was almost set during Christmas but Adams and Morales were working on a Christmas project at the time so it was changed to a birthday. There is a specific idea in mind for a sequel if it's greenlit. Adams originally pitched the movie as G-rated then they were told to make it PG-13 by Home Video. Adams was not happy. Jim Krieg told Jeremy "all we have to do is write an 80s PG movie" then things clicked for Adams. Adams wanted to use the cat being killed scene from the Tomasi run but no one else was up to doing it. They increased Jonathan to 10-12ish years old from 7 in the comics because 7 felt to adolescent for the stakes involved. Adams tried to write Damian somewhat likeable in terms of his logic like taking the wrong lessons from his father, i.e. knocks Jon over to activate more powers. It was purposeful nod to the Super Sons with the two pairs facing off. No one had any no idea Starro was in The Suicide Squad. Super Sons was written about a year before it. Adams had the original Teen Titans in mind. Executives were confused about Bat-Cow but Adams explained that was in the comics. There was a bit more about Batman using a passcode when he hails the Watchtower. They were only allowed so many assets in a CG movie at this level so it had to be strategic like with the Titans line-up, not because of personal preference. Krieg came up with Starros coming out of host's mouths around time when Adams was resisting PG-13. "Cunningham," the name of principal was a nod to a relative of Adams'. Adams loves DC/martial arts stuff so had to put in the two finger paralysis move. A "bend with your knees!" when the giant key is lifted was cut for time as well as Jon trying the giant key a couple times and failing. Adams emulatated Big Trouble in Little China with the in-and-out Watchtower set up. Lois Lane's lighter was kind of a nod to Margot Kidder's Lois being a chain smoker. One of first things pitched was Jon taking the arrow and discovering invulnerability. There was more cat-and-mouse between the hive mind and the boys. Originally, the movie was going to end it on the Watchtower landing on Earth. Twitter Spaces

    Green Lantern: Beware My Power News

  • April 7, 2021: John Semper Jr. reveals he co-wrote an upcoming animated movie currently in production and due to come out sometime in 2022. Spider-Man: The Animated Series Facebook Post
  • October 16, 2021: Green Lantern: Beware My Power releases in summer 2022 under the DC Universe line. IGN Article
  • May 4, 2022: 1:37 trailer, logline, and front cover revealed. Will star Green Lantern/John Stewart, Green Arrow, Hawkgirl, and Adam Strange. Story involves Stewart being chosen to be a Lantern, interplanetary killers that include Sinestro and his Sinestro Corps slaughtering members of the Green Lantern Corps, and the Rann-Thanagar War. The movie will release on 4K, Blu-ray & Digital on July 26, 2022. IGN YouTube
  • May 5, 2022: The movie is directed by Jeff Wamester and co-written by John Semper and Ernie Altbacker. Aldis Hodge voices John Stewart, Jimmi Simpson voices Green Arrow, Ike Amadi voices Martian Manhunter, Brian Bloom voices Adam Strange, Jamie Gray Hyder voices Hawkgirl, Mara Junot voices Lyssa Drak and Banth Dar, Jason J. Lewis voices Ganthet and Captain Kantus, Keesha Sharp voices Vixen, Simon Templeman voices Sardath and Console Voice, Rick D. Wasserman voices Sinestro, Sunil Malhotra voices Power Ring and Rannian Commander and additional voices provided by Nolan North. Jim Krieg is a producer, Butch Lukic is a supervising producer, and Sam Reigster is Executive Producer. Special Feature is a featurette "John Stewart: The Power and the Glory" about the character's history in comics, animation, pop culture, and beyond. Runtime is 88 minutes. WF Article
  • May 6, 2022: Kevin Riepl scored Green Lantern: Beware My Power. Kevin Riepl Tweet
  • May 9, 2022: 2 years ago, Ifesinachi Orjiekwe worked as a storyboard artist on the movie. Ifesinachi Orjiekwe Tweet
  • June 27, 2022: The movie will be premiered at San Diego Comic Con followed by a panel with cast and crew. SDCC Blog
  • June 30, 2022: Interview with Ernie Altbacker and John Semper Jr. released. Inspiration for the story was taken from "Heart of Darkness"/"Apocalypse Now" in terms of escaping the warzone only to go back and the main character dealing with PTSD. Some conversations between John Stewart and Shayera were cut for time. CBR Article
  • June 30, 2022: Interview with John Semper Jr. released. He was recruited by Jim Krieg. Hall of Justice #291
  • June 30, 2022: San Diego Comic Con screening and panel set for July 22. SDCC Blog
  • July 8, 2022: 1:13 clip "Intruder" posted. ComicBook Article
  • July 8, 2022: San Diego Comic Con panel screening and panel is on July 21 at 6:30-8:30 pm in Ballroom 20 with Aldis Hodge, Jimmi Simpson, Jamie Gray Hyder, Brian Bloom, Butch Lukic, Jeff Wamester, John Semper, and Ernie Altbacker and a repeat screening at 8:45-10:45 pm. DCAUR Tweet
  • July 11, 2022: 1:04 clip released. SFX Magazine Tweet
  • July 15, 2022: 0:53 Hawkgirl clip released. CBR YouTube
  • July 15, 2022: 1:59 clip of John Stewart: The Power and the Glory featurette released. DC YouTube
  • July 18, 2022: Interview with Jamie Gray Hyder. CBM Article
  • July 20, 2022: 1:21 clip "Green Arrow and John Stewart" released. Flickering Myth YouTube
  • July 22, 2022: 1:52 exclusive John Stewart clip released. IGN YouTube
  • July 22, 2022: Interview with Butch Lukic. The movie was in the works two years ago and was the first they did fully working in lockdown. John Stewart was also Lukic and Jim Krieg's pick. Confirms taking inspiration from the Green Arrow/Green Lantern road trip comics. Wes Gleason showed Lukic episodes Aldis Hodge was in at the time and agreed he should voice Stewart. CBM Article
  • July 22, 2022: Summary of Comic Con panel. Originally it was going to be Green Arrow and Green Lantern going on a road trip and Adam Strange was added when the script shifted to space. There is a deleted scene that was more explicit in Hal Jordan's death but it was removed to leave to the audience to decide if he's alive or not. CBR Article
  • July 26, 2022: 1:04 clip explaining the Rann-Thanagar War released. IGN YouTube
  • July 26, 2022: Interview with Ernie Altbacker. Jim Krieg suggested Altbacker and John Semper Jr. work on the script, they talked and made a rough outline, and pitched to Butch Lukic. Lukic added some ideas. Altbacker wrote the first half, Semper wrote the second half, they did a pass on each other's work, worked no notes, and the script was done in about three months. CBM Article
  • July 29, 2022: Interview with the cast and crew during Comic Con. Butch Lukic and Jim Krieg initially pitched their Green Lantern movie four to five years ago. It had John Stewart as "more of a street level vigilante rallying against the wrongs of landlords in the ghetto." Krieg sold Lukic on the notion Beware My Power would be inspired by Heart of Darkness. Lukic confirms John's initially constructs coming out jagged and rough were to hint about his emotional state. Aldis Hodge likens the story to being about discovery and evolution for John and he looked back his personal experience of having two military parents. The movie originally start with the scene of Hal Jordan in space and disappearing but was deleted then brought back as a flashback sequence. Jamie Gray Hyder was inspired by volunteer work with veteran's services outreach. Brian Bloom changed his vocal appearance throughout the movie to match Adam's arc. Comics Beat Article
  • August 4, 2022: Interview with Ernie Altbacker. The last draft turned in had an ambigious ending for Hal Jordan. A Zeta Beam would have suddenly swooped in and took him away. Hall of Justice Episode 296
  • September 17, 2022: Dusty Abell posts alternate design for Hawkgirl and designs for Ganthet, and Vixen. Dusty Abell instagram
  • September 18, 2022: Dusty Abell posts character designs for Byth, Kanjar Ro, and Branx. In the script, "Sinestro's henchmen" was written so Abell suggested these villains to appear instead. Dusty Abell instagram
  • September 23, 2022: Streams on HBO Max starting October 24. Warner Media Article
  • October 28, 2022: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is now available to stream or purchase from Gardener Recordings. World's Finest Tweet

    Catwoman: Hunted News

  • January 24, 2019: Greg Weisman has a project in the works. Reddit Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti AMA
  • August 17, 2021: Catwoman: Hunted movie announced. It stars Elizabeth Gillies as Catwoman, Stephanie Beatriz as Batwoman, and Jonathan Banks as Black Mask. The rest of the cast includes Steve Blum as Solomon Grundy, Lauren Cohan as Julia Pennyworth, Keith David as Tobias Whale, Zehra Fazal as Talia al Ghul and Nosferata, Jonathan Frakes as King Faraday and Boss Moxie, Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Barbara Minerva/Cheetah, Kelly Hu as Cheshire, Andrew Kishino as Mr. Yakuza and Domino 6, Eric Lopez as Domino 1, Jacqueline Obradors as La Dama, and Ron Yuan as Doctor Tzin. It is produced in an anime style. The story revolves around Catwoman attempting to steal a priceless jewel but the heist puts her squarely in the crosshairs of both a powerful consortium of villains and the ever-resourceful Interpol as well as Batwoman. Shinsuke Terasawa is the director, Greg Weisman is the screenwriter, Ethan Spaulding and Colin A.B.V. Lewis are producers, and Sam Register executive produces. It will be under the DC Animated Movie branding and is expected to release in early 2022. Still of Catwoman included. THR Article
  • August 18, 2021: Gary Miereanu confirms the DC Animated Movie branding is a separate banner from DC Universe. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • August 22, 2021: Greg Weisman reveals he wrote the script between season 3 and 4 of Young Justice and he pitched the movie as anime style. Greg Weisman Tweet
  • August 31, 2021: At DC FanDome, there will be a premiere of the trailer. DC Blog
  • October 16, 2021: 1:30 trailer released. IGN YouTube
  • October 16, 2021: Available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray and Digital on February 8, 2022, rated PG-13, 79 minutes, and special features include When The Hunter Becomes The Hunted featurette and The New Femme Fatale documentary. WF Article
  • October 18, 2021: Oscar Francia worked on cover of Catwoman: Hunted release. Oscar Francia instagram
  • October 19, 2021: Jaime Thomason is the voice director. Ask Greg
  • December 9, 2021: 4 stills released of Barbara Minerva, Cheshire, Isus waking up Selina, and Nosferta. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • December 10, 2021: Still of Catwoman posted. Greg Weisman Tweet
  • December 16, 2021: Four stills featuring Catwoman and Black Mask released. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • December 18, 2021: Interview with Elizabeth Gillies. Bleeding Cool Article
  • December 21, 2021: Interview with Elizabeth Gillies. Gillies was always a fan of Michelle Pfeiffer's take on Catwoman, was drawn to the script because it explored a different side of Catwoman, wasn't aware of how stylized or anime-influenced it was until her second or third recording session but found it very cool, notes the noir film score, added "a little Mae West," used Pfeiffer as a jumping off point then put her own stamp on the voice, spends most of the movie poking and prodding Batwoman to try and get a rise out of her, in a 2 or 3 hour session the last hour would be just action cues, was offered the role around April 2020, and she already completed her work on it when the title was officially announced. Comic Book Movie Article
  • January 7, 2022: Three stills featuring Lauren Cohan at a recording and two of Julia released. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • January 11, 2022: Four stills for Black Mask, Barbara Minerva, Cheshire, and Tobias Whale. Gary Miereany Tweet
  • January 11, 2022: Oscar Francia posts cover key art of Catwoman. Oscar Francia instagram
  • January 12, 2022: Interview with Ethan Spaulding. CBM Article
  • January 12, 2022: Oscar Francia posts cover key art of Black Mask. Oscar Francia instagram
  • January 13, 2022: Oscar Francia posts cover key art of Batwoman. Oscar Francia instagram
  • January 13, 2022: Interview with Greg Weisman. Lupin the Third was an influence. It was agreed on Batman would not be in the movie when he first pitched the movie. Ames Kirshen at DC suggested a team up with Batwoman. It became an obvious choice to pick Barbara Minerva as the main villain. Coming Soon Article
  • January 17, 2022: Interview with Greg Weisman. A mystery villain is hinted at. CBM Article
  • January 20, 2022: Interview with Greg Weisman. Hall of Justice Podcast Episode 268
  • January 24, 2022: Oscar Francia posts cover key art of Cheshire. Oscar Francia instagram
  • January 25, 2022: Interview with Kelly Hu. CBM Article
  • January 26, 2022: Oscar Francia posts cover key art of Tobias Whale. Oscar Francia instagram
  • January 27, 2022: Interview with Zehra Fazal. She recorded once in the studio before the pandemic and a second time from her home studio for fight efforts mostly. Nosferata is more hot tempered and unhinged than Talia. In this movie, Talia's voice is more Middle Eastern than British upbringing in previous iterations. CBM Article
  • January 28, 2022: Oscar Francia posts cover key art of Nosferata. Oscar Francia instagram
  • January 31, 2022: New clip of Catwoman suiting up released. ComicBook Article
  • January 31, 2022: 1:01 clip "Cats Away" released. DC YouTube
  • February 1, 2022: 1:15 clip featuring Cheshire and Catwoman released. IGN YouTube
  • February 2, 2022: Oscar Francia posts cover key art of Moxie. Oscar Francia instagram
  • February 2, 2022: Four stills featuring Catwoman, Batwoman, and Nosferata released. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • February 2, 2022: 00:47 clip "Catwoman: Hunted Scene Puts Selina and Batwoman in a Deadly Trap" released. CBR YouTube
  • February 3, 2022: Interview with Elizabeth Gillies. Hall of Justice Ep.270
  • February 3, 2022: Interview with Greg Weisman. He has a plan for a sequel should Hunted to do very well. Starburst Magazine Article
  • February 4, 2022: Interview with Stephanie Beatriz. CBM Article
  • February 4, 2022: Clip with Catwoman and the League of Shadows posted. Cinema Blend Article
  • February 4, 2022: Interview with Zehra Fazal about Talia and Nosferata. She recorded in the booth in late summer 2019 then at home around last February. Comics Beat Article
  • February 4, 2022: Interview with Ethan Spaulding and Greg Weisman. Movie will visit Spain, France, Shanghai, and London. Erika Okada is the character designer. Overseas animation studio used is OLM, Inc., the movie was all storyboard by OLM's team with amendments by the Spaulding's board artists if there was a script change, and there's an original bilingual song "Thief in the Night" by Yutaka Yamada and Brian E.S. Jones. Weisman talks about the process of choosing actors, crafting his version of Leviathan, and Catwoman's seduction skills. Comics Beat Article
  • February 7, 2022: 00:46 "Catwoman and Batwoman Team Up" clip posted. Nerdist YouTube
  • February 7, 2022: Interview with Greg Weisman. SciFiNow Article
  • February 7, 2022: Interview with Greg Weisman. Geek To Me Podcast
  • April 21, 2022: Streams on HBO Max starting May 10. Warner Media Pressroom

    Injustice News

  • May 19, 2021: Injustice will be the next movie after Batman: The Long Halloween, Part 2. WF Article
  • May 21, 2021: Sam Liu is not the director. Sam Liu Tweet
  • July 21, 2021: Injustice takes place on an alternate Earth where the Joker has tricked Superman into killing Lois Lane, sending the hero on a rampage. This unnhinged Superman decides to take control of Earth for its own good, leading Batman and his allies to attempt to stop him. Still of Wonder Woman, Superman, and Batman included. Voice cast includes Justin Hartley as Superman, Anson Mount as Batman, Laura Bailey as Lois Lane and Rama Kushna, Zach Callison as Damian and Jimmy Olsen, Brian T. Delaney as Green Lantern, Brandon Michael Hall as Cyborg, Edwin Hodge as Mr. Terrific and Killer Croc, Oliver Hudson as Plastic Man, Gillian Jacobs as Harley Quinn, Yuri Lowenthal as Mirror Master, Flash and Shazam, Derek Phillips as Nightwing and Aquaman, Kevin Pollak as Joker and Jonathan Kent, Anika Noni Rose as Catwoman, Reid Scott as Green Arrow and Victor Zsasz, Faran Tahir as Ra’s al Ghul, Fred Tatasciore as Captain Atom, Janet Varney as Wonder Woman, and Andrew Morgado as Mirror Master Soldier. Rick Morales is producing, Matt Peters is directing, and the screenwriter is Ernie Altbacker, Jim Krieg is also a producer, and Sam Register is executive producing. Injustice is expected to release in fall 2021. THR Article
  • August 16, 2021: First look at Best Buy Steelbook. DC_DailyPlanet Tweet
  • August 18, 2021: Blu-ray.com reports an October 19 release date for the physical media. Anime Superhero post
  • August 31, 2021: At DC FanDome, there will be a sneak peek. DC Blog
  • Spetember 1, 2021: Injustice will release on 4K, Blu-ray, and Digital on October 19. Special features include a featurette about adapting Injustice, past peeks at The Death of Superman and Reign of the Supermen, and from the DC Vault, Justice League's "Injustice for All" Part 1 and 2. WF Article
  • September 7, 2021: Trailer releases on Wednesday. WBHE Tweet
  • September 8, 2021: 1:06 trailer released. IGN YouTube
  • September 21, 2021: Red band trailer releases on Wednesday. WBHE Tweet
  • September 22, 2021: 1:54 red band trailer released. WBHE YouTube
  • September 22, 2021: Matthew Bordenave and another storyboard artist named "DJ" boarded Superman attacking the plane as an homage to Nappa attacking planes in Dragon Ball Z. Matthew Bordenave Tweet
  • September 22, 2021: Matthew Bordenave boarded the scene of Superman punching Joker's heart out of his chest. Matthew Bordenave Tweet
  • September 29, 2021: 4 stills of Green Lantern creating a bubble construct, Justice League, Green Arrow, and Harley Quinn released. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • October 11, 2021: 4 stills of Mr. Terrific and Superman, Wonder Woman and Raven capture Mirror Master, Plastic Man, and Batman and Joker released. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • October 12, 2021: Interview with Rick Morales. They looked more to the comics than the video games during development. NetherRealm was less involved in the movie than they were with the Mortal Kombat movies. It was always the plan to tell an original story. There no discussion about holding back on any characters. Batman will break down after the deaths of several characters close to him. Comic Book Movie Article
  • October 13, 2021: 1:15 clip of Batman interrogating Joker released. IGN Article
  • October 13, 2021: 0:31 "Superman Cleans Up" clip released. Game Informer Article
  • October 14, 2021: 1:52 clip features the Justice League split into Team Superman and Team Batman. CBR YouTube
  • October 14, 2021: Interview with Matt Peters. CBM Article
  • October 15, 2021: Justin Hartley did his intial recording for Injustice in August 2019. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • October 15, 2021: 1:14 "Plastic Man" clip released. Screen Rant YouTube
  • October 15, 2021: 1:12 "Batman vs. Hoods" clip released. Nerdist YouTube
  • October 15, 2021: 1:33 clip and interview with Justin Hartley. EW Article
  • October 17, 2021: Yuri Lowenthal revealed he voices Atom screaming in Superman's Brain and Deathstroke laughing in Arkham Asylum. CBM Article
  • October 18, 2021: 0:44 clip "Injustice" released. WBHE YouTube
  • October 18, 2021: 4 stills released of Cyborg, Catwoman, Fortress of Solitude, and Mr. Terrific and Plastic Man. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • October 18, 2021: 0:55 clip "Heroes and Villains" released. IGN Article
  • October 18, 2021: 1:38 clip "Batman and Superman" released. IGN Article
  • October 18, 2021: Interview with Anson Mount. Nerdist Article
  • October 19, 2021: 4 stills released of Robin, Green Arrow and Harley, face off in Arkham Asylum, and Nightwing. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • October 21, 2021: The villain sitting with Mantis in The World's End was Enchantress. Matthew Bordenave Tweet
  • October 21, 2021: Interview with Derek Phillips. Fanboy Nation Article
  • October 22, 2021: Comments from cast and crew. DC Blog Article
  • October 25, 2021: Interview with Matt Peters. A scene between Wonder Woman and Ares was at least storyboarded but ultimately cut. CBR Article
  • October 26, 2021: Matthew Bordenave boarded the scene of Green Arrow being attacked by Harley in the Arrowcave. It was originally scripted she hit his head but Bordenave changed it. Matthew Bordenave Tweet
  • December 20, 2021: Streams on HBO Max starting January 17, 2022. Spoiler TV Article

    Batman: The Long Halloween News

  • January 4, 2019: A two part stand alone animated movie adapting The Long Halloween is rumored to be in production. Cast rumored to include Troy Baker, Jensen Ackles, Naya Rivera, Titus Welliver, David Dastmalchian, Jim Pirri, Amy Landecker, Matthew Gray Gubler, Katee Sackhoff, and Fred Tatasciore. Revenge of the Fan Article
  • August 23, 2020: Will be the third and fourth release of 2021 and Part 1 comes out in Summer and Part 2 in Fall. IGN Article
  • January 27, 2021: Officially rated by the MPAA with a PG-13 rating for "Violence, bloody images, language and some smoking". Bloody Disgusting Article
  • March 27, 2021: The art style by Otto Schmidt, Jon Suzuki, and Dusty Abell was originally done for Batman: The Long Halloween but for reasons unrevealed, it got pushed back in the schedule and they went on with Superman: Man of Tomorrow. Comic Con YouTube, 10:14 mark
  • March 31, 2021: Part Two is officially rated by the MPAA with a R rating for "some violence and bloody images". DCAUR Tweet
  • March 31, 2021: Part One releases spring/summer. First still released. Voice cast includes Batman/Bruce Wayne voiced by Jensen Ackles, the late Naya Rivera voiced Catwoman/Selina Kyle, Josh Duhamel voices Harvey Dent, Billy Burke as James Gordon, Titus Welliver as Carmine Falcone, David Dastmalchian as Calendar Man, Troy Baker as Joker, Amy Landecker as Barbara Gordon, Julie Nathanson as Gilda Dent, Jack Quaid as Alberto, Fred Tatasciore as Solomon Grundy, Alastair Duncan as Alfred, Frances Callier, Greg Chun, Gary Leroi Gray and Jim Pirri. Chris Palmer is the director and the screenwriter is Tim Sheridan. Jim Krieg and Kimberly S. Moreau are producing. Butch Lukic is the supervising producer, with Michael Uslan and Sam Register serving as executive producers. THR Article
  • April 6, 2021: 1:40 trailer for Part One released. IGN YouTube
  • April 6, 2021: Part One will release in Summer 2021 and Part Two in Fall 2021. Three stills from trailer included. IGN Article
  • April 8, 2021: Part One's digital and physical release is June 22, 2021. The physical release is only Blu-ray and the 4K version will be exclusive to the deluxe edition coming out in 2022. Special features include the DC Showcase short The Losers, a sneak peak at Batman: The Long Halloween Part Two, and From the DC Vault will be Batman: The Animated Series' "Christmas With The Joker" and "It's Never Too Late". Run time is 85 minutes. WF Article
  • May 13, 2021: Four stills released of Jim Gordon, Batman, and Harvey Dent, Batman and Catwoman, Jim Gordon and Renee Montoya, and Harvey and Gilda Dent. Montoya is voiced by Alyssa Diaz. Animation Magazine Article
  • May 18, 2021: 1:33 trailer for Part Two released. IGN YouTube
  • May 18, 2021: Story includes Dent being pushed to the brink, the origin of Two-Face, Poison Ivy capturing Bruce Wayne, and Carmine Falcone striking a Faustian bargain with Gotham's new generation of super criminals. Part Two has the same creative team as Part One with supervising producer Butch Lukic, director Chris Palmer, screenwriter Tim Sheridan, producers Jim Krieg and Kimberly S. Moreau, and executive producers Michael Uslan and Sam Register. Most of the voice cast from Part One will return: Jensen Ackles as Batman/Bruce Wayne, the late Naya Rivera as Catwoman/Selina Kyle, Josh Duhamel as Harvey Dent/Two-Face, Billy Burke as Commissioner James Gordon, Katee Sackhoff as Poison Ivy, Titus Welliver as Carmine Falcone, Julie Nathanson as Gilda Dent, David Dastmalchian as Calendar Man and The Penguin, Troy Baker as The Joker, Amy Landecker as Barbara Gordon and Carla Vitti, Fred Tatasciore as Solomon Grudy, Alyssia Diaz as Renee Montoya, and Alastair Duncan as Alfred. New to the cast in Part Two are Robin Atkin Downes as both Scarecrow and Thomas Wayne, John DiMaggio as the Mad Hatter, Laila Berzins as Sofia Falcone, Jim Pirri as Sal Maroni, Zach Callison as Young Bruce Wayne, and Gary Leroi Gray and Rick Wasserman in undisclosed roles. IGN Article
  • May 19, 2021: Batman: The Long Halloween Part Two will release on digital on July 27, 2021 and on Blu-ray on August 10. New logline included. Special features include DC Showcase Blue Beetle short, sneak peek at Injustice, look backs at Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2 and Batman: Hush, and From the DC Vault will be Batman: The Animated Series "Two-Face, Part 1" and "Two-Face, Part 2". Runtime is 87 minutes. Rated R for some violence and bloody images. WF Article
  • May 21, 2021: 1:32 Alfred & Bruce clip for Part One released. WBHE YouTube
  • May 21, 2021: The bowl of candy cars was a nod to the Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale story "Ghosts" from the Legends of the Dark Knight Halloween Special. Tim Sheridan Tweet reply
  • May 25, 2021: Stills of Catwoman posted. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • May 27, 2021: 4 stills released of Joker, Alberto Falcone, Calendar Man, and Carmine Falcone. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • June 1, 2021: 1:37 clip "Car Chase" released. WBHE YouTube
  • June 3, 2021: 4 stills released of Gotham City. Butch Lukic wanted to give the city a timeless noir look where you can't pinpoint the time period. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • June 8, 2021: Stills of Solomon Grundy, Joker, Batman, and Catwoman released. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • June 8, 2021: 1:37 clip "Chinatown Fight" features Batman in pursuit of Mickey Chen. IGN Article
  • June 8, 2021: Tim Sheridan reveals the Chinatown Fight clip was an added scene set between chapter 1 and 2. Tim Sheridan Tweet
  • June 10, 2021: Stills of Batman, Calendar Man, Gilda, and Carmine released. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • June 14, 2021: 1:26 opening scene for Part 1 released. CBR YouTube
  • June 14, 2021: 1:04 "Grundy" clip released. Sy Fy Wire
  • June 15, 2021: 20 second clip "Arkham Asylum" posted. WBHE YouTube
  • June 15, 2021: 36 second clip "Coin Flip" posted. Nerdist YouTube
  • June 15, 2021: Interview with Tim Sheridan. Confirms he wrote the adaptation for The Long Halloween before Superman: Man of Tomorrow, fleshes out Carmine Falcone, the theme of how service affects the big families of Gotham City, and when he joined the crew it was going to be one movie but convinced them it should be two parts. Comic Book Movie Article
  • June 15, 2021: Interview with Tim Sheridan. Sheridan wrote a new scene for Calendar Man in Act 3 of Part 2 after he heard David Dastmalchian record for Part 1. Fanboy Nation Anchor FM
  • June 16, 2021: Interview with Julie Nathanson. She did not read the comic until after she finished recording Part 1 and 2. Cinema Blend Article
  • June 16, 2021: Interview with Julie Nathanson. Nathanson hints there is a duality to Gilda Dent. She recorded in a studio before the pandemic but did ADR at her home studio during quarantine. Fanboy Nation FM
  • June 16, 2021: Comments from David Dastmalchian. CBM Article
  • June 17, 2021: 4 stills released of Batman and Harvey, Batman and Catwoman, Johnny Viti, and Calendar Man talking to Gordon and Batman. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • June 17, 2021: Clip featuring Catwoman and comments from the late Naya Rivera. EW Article
  • June 17, 2021: Interview with Josh Duhamel. CBR Article
  • June 17, 2021: Interview with Tim Sheridan. Hall of Justice Episode 238
  • June 17, 2021: Interview with Tim Sheridan. Sheridan would have included the narrator if he could, Butch Lukic requested the mobsters call Carmine "Godfather," and Carmine was his favorite villain to write, and knows exactly how he would do an adaption of Dark Victory. Nerdist Article
  • June 17, 2021: Interview with Tim Sheridan. Starburst Article
  • June 18, 2021: 34:41 roundtable with Butch Lukic, Tim Sheridan, Jensen Ackles, and Julie Nathanson. The delay in the release of the movies stems from Warner Bros. thinking Matt Reeves was going to use The Long Halloween for The Batman but then his story went in a different direction, Ackles on being cast, Nathanson on duality and the other actresses, Lukic talks about being a guest on a meeting and volunteering to adapt Long Halloween, Sheridan on adapting, Nathanson on not reading the comic first, on Calendar Man and David Dastmalchian, Ackles on finding the voice and filtering out the Texan accent, Lukic thought Long Halloween was the only movie he was doing so he was going to ask Tim Sale to do some pre-production work but things changed with James Tucker departing the supervising producer role and the executives asked for a style that was going to carry over several movies, Lukic followed Sale's design of Gotham City and use of light, Nathanson and Ackles on voice acting vs. live action acting, and Ackles on the fight efforts recording. EW Article
  • June 18, 2021: Interview with Butch Lukic. He was originally going to adapt Tim Sale's style, Jensen Ackles was Wes Gleason's idea, Lukic had a Dark Victory sequel in mind but it went to the wayside, and he implies The Batman delayed the release dates. CBR Article
  • June 18, 2021: Clip of Joker and Dent released. ComicBook Article
  • June 19, 2021: Interview with David Dastmalchian. CBR Article
  • June 21, 2021: 4 stills of Batman released. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • June 21, 2021: 1:42 clip featuring Joker and Carmine released. WBHE YouTube
  • June 21, 2021: 1:20 clip featuring Carmine released. Discussing Film Article
  • June 21, 2021: Interview with Julie Nathanson. CBR Article
  • June 21, 2021: Interview with Tim Sheridan. The pace of Part 2 is very different from Part 1 and will feel like a runaway train and a mad dash, the Irish gang being changed to Chinese triad was for diversity and relevance, wanted to make the women just as important to the story, also wanted to focus on mental illness, on discarding Batman's narration, and elaborates on cutting scenes like the summer wedding but keeping the instrumental beats. CBR Article
  • June 22, 2021: 1:13 clip "Batcave Discussion" released. WBHE YouTube
  • June 24, 2021: Interview with Tim Sheridan. He had a few months to prep before writing and got to meet with Jim Krieg and Butch Luckic and also with friends who were fans of the comic, the ending of part one as a resolution or cliffhanger, following the two sided coin, will learn more about the coin in Part Two and its history ties into the movies, Batman not being so infallible because he's still young and in year two, Catwoman's equipment line, setting up the family arc with how Halloween is like at the three houses, realizing scenes he added were homages to other Loeb-Sale stories, lift the Mickey chase from a flashback to a sequence, cutting the jail house switch with Harvey in a rubber mask was easy because the scene had to be truncated and overall felt the story needed Harvey to be injured in the explosion and not Gilda, getting to sit in on Josh Duhamel recording, Sheridan had no actor in mind for Harvey, on Jensen Ackles voicing Batman and Bruce, Naya Rivera giving Catwoman depth and dimension instead of a cliche femme fatale, and writing more Calendar Man. BOF YouTube
  • June 24, 2021: Tim Sheridan confirms Jim Gordon is only the rank of Captain in the movies and the Commissioner credit in the end credits was a mistake. Tim Sheridan Tweet
  • June 29, 2021: 4 stills from Part 2 of Mad Hatter and Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, Harvey and Gordon, and Sofia and Carmine Falcone released. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • July 1, 2021: There will be a virtual panel for Part Two on July 23 as part of "Comic-Con@Home". Panelists will include Jensen Ackles, Katee Sackhoff, Julie Nathanson, Troy Baker and Tim Sheridan, and the panel will be moderated by Tiffany Smith. Comics Beat Article
  • July 2, 2021: Still of Batman swinging with fireworks in the background released. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • July 7, 2021: 4 stills of Batman in scene with Carmine, Joker, Catwoman, and Calendar Man in Part 2 released. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • July 14, 2021: 1:54 clip "Sofia" released. WBHE YouTube
  • July 20, 2021: 1:04 clip of Catwoman confronting Poison Ivy released. CBR Article
  • July 20, 2021: Clip featuring Harvey Dent released. ET Online Article
  • July 22, 2021: 1:53 clip "Fireworks" released. WBHE YouTube
  • July 22, 2021: Interview with Butch Lukic. A certain segment and villain is omitted in Part 2 because it deviated from the story. There was a plan to do a series of shorts to fill in the missing scene for the Blu-ray but because of time and money constraints they were not done. There is only one animation studio that animated Part 2. CBM Article
  • July 22, 2021: Otto Schmidt posts five Catwoman designs. Otto Schmidt Tweet
  • July 23, 2021: 1:41 clip about a flashback released. DC YouTube
  • July 23, 2021: 0:44 clip "Poison Ivy Forces Bruce to Attack Catwoman" clip released. SyFy YouTube
  • July 23, 2021: 52:26 San Diego Comic Con virtual panel posted. At 31 minute mark, Tim Sheridan confirms the "first" appearance of Two-Face was in Part 1 when Jim Gordon finds Dent outside of Carmine Falcone's penthouse building. Sheridan also reveals there are 2 deleted scenes that involve Gilda Dent and Barbara Gordon. Comic-Con YouTube
  • July 26, 2021: 1:01 clip released featuring Catwoman and Harvey Dent with comments from Josh Duhamel. EW Article
  • July 26, 2021: Interview with Josh Duhamel about the rise of Two-Face. Nerdist Article
  • July 26, 2021: 1:44 clip "Crime Alley" and Batman still released. Nerdist Article
  • July 26, 2021: Interview with Butch Lukic on adapting the mystery, changing colors for a flashback scene, depicting Holiday Killer as a full figure, and the two to three shorts would included one about Riddler and another partially adapting Catwoman: When in Rome. An end credit teaser in Part 2 will lead into another movie in production. Comics Beat Article
  • July 27, 2021: 1:33 clip "Two-Face & Grundy" released. WBHE YouTube
  • July 27, 2021: Interview with Tim Sheridan. The start of Part 2 will takes things quickly through the next couple of months to balance out the narrative structure. He had April Fool's Day in the first draft but it was an unneeded recap and was removed. He did write a script for it as a short. CBR Article
  • July 27, 2021: Interview with Josh Duhamel on finding the voices for Dent and Two-Face and their duality. He approached Two-Face as talking with damaged vocal cords. CBR Article
  • July 27, 2021: Comments from Tim Sheridan, Butch Lukic, and Josh Duhamel. SyFy Article
  • August 3, 2021: Interview with Tim Sheridan. Coming Soon Article
  • August 5, 2021: Interview with Julie Nathanson. Hall of Justice Episode 245
  • August 9, 2021: Tim Sheridan will do a live watch-tweet tomorrow of both parts starting at 10:30 am Pacific/1:30 pm Eastern/6:30 pm BST. Sci Fi Now Tweet
  • August 9, 2021: 8:21 interview with Laila Berzins. Fan Boy Nation Article
  • August 9, 2021: 1:27 clip "Calendar Man" posted. IGN Article
  • August 10, 2021: 1:20 clip "Taco Tuesday" released. WBHE YouTube
  • August 10, 2021: In Part One's screenplay, in the Gordon home scene, young Babs is Jim Gordon's niece, not his daughter or adopted daughter yet. Her scripted response to Barbara Sr. in the scene was "He's not my father." Tim Sheridan Tweet
  • August 10, 2021: In Part One's screenplay, Tim Sheridan named the couple that emerges from Carmine's elevator "The Marzillis" after his Godmother's family as an identifier for the other filmmakers and artists. Tim Sheridan Tweet
  • August 10, 2021: In Part One, Tim Sheridan confirms the Batman '66 nod with 66th and West/Ward Bridge. Tim Sheridan Tweet
  • August 10, 2021: Originally, Mickey Chen was Mickey Sun as a nod to Mickey Sullivan in the comic but it didn't clear legal. Tim Sheridan Tweet
  • August 10, 2021: In Part One, Tim Sheridan originally wrote the Chen interrogation ending with Gordon expecting Batman to have vanished and turning around to find him still standing there. Then they just walk out the office door together. Tim Sheridan Tweet
  • August 10, 2021: In Part One, Tim Sheridan meant for the yacht break up to be when Bruce realized Selina was Catwoman but she figured out his secret long before. Tim Sheridan Tweet
  • August 10, 2021: In Part One, Tim Sheridan wrote four variants to Joker's line and "Crappy New Year!" was chosen. Tim Sheridan Tweet
  • August 10, 2021: In Part One, Tim Sheridan thought the line "Like the corn kernel always says... I won't be number two!" would be cut. Tim Sheridan Tweet
  • August 10, 2021: In Part One, Tim Sheridan wanted Selina to whisper "Bruce" and Alberto barely hears it, but the staging would have made no sense since they needed Alberto to know Batmans identity to sell the scene. Tim Sheridan Tweet
  • August 10, 2021: Julie Nathanson voiced both James Jr. and Babs. Julie Nathanson Tweet
  • August 10, 2021: In Part Two, the cannoli scene between Sal and Luigi Maroni was a nod to The Godfather. Julie Nathanson Tweet
  • August 12, 2021: Jensen Ackles's initial recording was on June 12, 2018 at Chez Boom Audio in Austin, Texas with Wes Gleason voice directing from Los Angeles. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • August 16, 2021: Interview with Tim Sheridan; on deciding Holiday's secret identity, killing off Alberto, on Two-Face's coin, on Carmine, lost a couple scenes about the Gordons and Barbara and Gilda losing part of their family to Gotham City, on Duhamel, on Catwoman, on a definitive ending or continuing with Dark Victory, not adapting Tim Sale's art, Sal Morani's transfer was not inspired by Dark Knight, the hired gun killed on July 4th was named The Coroner as a nod to the coroner in the comic, on Scarecrow, every quote he wrote for Mad Hatter was a Lewis Carroll quote. Batman on Film Article
  • August 18, 2021: Tim Sheridan comments on killing off Alberto and Gilda getting away with it. CBR Article
  • October 1, 2021: Part One and Two are now available on HBO Max. Nerds & Beyond Article
  • October 13, 2021: Both parts of Batman: The Long Halloween will air on Adult Swim's Toonami block on October 23, 2021 starting at 12:30 am eastern. Toonami Facebook
  • October 16, 2021: The 4K Complete Edition releases in "winter". IGN Article
  • December 21, 2021: Otto Schmidt is nominated for an Annie Award for Best Character Designs for Part 1. THR Article
  • June 15, 2022: The 4K Complete Edition is rated R for violence and bloody images. Film Ratings
  • July 1, 2022: A U.S. retail site named Bull Moose lists the Deluxe Edition for September 20, 2022. DCAUR Tweet
  • July 7, 2022: 3 minute trailer for Batman: The Long Halloween Deluxe Edition released. WBHE YouTube
  • July 7, 2022: Batman: The Long Halloween Deluxe Edition confirmed to release on September 20, 2022, confirmed to have a 4K version, front cover revealed, and new featurette Evolution of Evil will be about the history of the comic. Run time is 2 hours and 48 minutes and rated R for violence and bloody images. WF Article
  • Spetember 8, 2022: Sneak peek of Evolution of Evil featurette in Deluxe Edition posted. CBR Article
  • September 13, 2022: 1:21 sneak peek of Evolution of Evil featurette in Deluxe Edition posted. IGN YouTube
  • September 19, 2022: Interview with Tim Sheridan. The Extras podcast
  • September 20, 2022: 0:38 "Common Thread" sneak peek of Evolution of Evil featurette in Deluxe Edition posted. WBHE YouTube

    Justice Society: World War II News

  • August 23, 2020: Will be the second release of 2021 and comes out in Spring. Matt Bomer has a voice role. It is an original story. IGN Article
  • January 7, 2021: Stana Katic voices Wonder Woman, Matt Bomer voices the Flash, Elysia Rotaru voices Black Canary, Chris Diamantopoulos voices Steve Trevor, Omid Abtahi voices Hawkman, Matthew Mercer voices Hourman, Armen Taylor voices Jay Garrick, Liam McIntyre voices Aquaman, Ashleigh LaThrop voices Iris West, Geoffrey Arend voices Charles Halstead/Advisor, Keith Ferguson voices Dr. Fate, and Darin De Paul voices Roosevelt. Jeff Wamester is the director and the writers are Meghan Fitzmartin and Jeremy Adams. Jim Krieg and Kimberly S. Moreau are producers and Butch Lukic is Supervising Producer. Still of Flash, Hawkman, Wonder Woman, Hourman, and Black Canary included. THR Article
  • January 15, 2021: Kevin Riepl will score the movie. Kevin Riepl Tweet
  • January 28, 2021: A DC Showcase short Kamandi: The Last Boy on Earth! will be a special feature in the Justice Society: World War II release. WF Article
  • February 2, 2021: Logline reveals Barry Allen time travels to World War II thanks to his first encounter with the Speed Force. He decides to help the Justice Society tip the scales in favor of the Allies while they figure out how to send him back home. Five stills included. IGN Article
  • February 2, 2021: 1:33 trailer released. IGN YouTube
  • February 3, 2021: Movies Anywhere listing has key art with the Nazis, the monster, and Aquaman, a Flash-centric logline, and an April 27 release date. DCAUResource Tweet
  • February 4, 2021: April 27 digital release date and May 11 4K and Blu-ray release dates confirmed. Rated PG-13 for violence and some bloody images. 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack is $39.99 and Blu-ray is $29.98. Special features include Kamandi: The Last Boy on Earth! DC Showcase short, featurette titled "Adventures in Storytelling: Justice Society: World War II" about the methods used to produced the touchstone sequences in the movie, a sneak peek at Batman: The Long Halloween Part One, look backs at the Justice League vs. Teen Titans and Wonder Woman: Bloodlines sneak peeks, and DC Vault episodes will be Justice League's "Legends" Part One and Part Two. Runtime is 84 minutes. Cover art included. WF Article
  • February 7, 2021: Otto Schmidt posts one of 12 concept art of Wonder Woman he did. Otto Schmidt Tweet
  • February 10, 2021: More stills released of the Justice Society, Steve, and sea monsters. GetYourComicCon Article
  • February 24, 2021: 4 stills featuring the Justice Society and Aquaman posted. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • February 27, 2021: 52 second "Wonder Woman vs. Nazis" clip released. IGN YouTube
  • March 3, 2021: 4 stills released of Justice Society, Flash and Steve, and Aquaman and Charles Halstead. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • March 4, 2021: Interview with Jeremy Adams. Hall of Justice Podcast episode 223, 23:03 mark
  • March 10, 2021: A virtual Wonder Con panel will be held on March 27 at 11 am Pacific/2 pm Eastern with Stana Katic, Matt Bomer, Elysia Rotaru, Omid Abtahi, Chris Diamantopoulos, Armen Taylor, Liam McIntyre, Geoff Arend, Jeff Wamester, Meghan Fitzmartin, Jeremy Adams, and Butch Lukic. Total Toy Recon Article
  • March 16, 2021: 45 second "Wonder Woman Crushes a Battalion" clip released. CBR YouTube
  • March 17, 2021: 4 stills released of Hawkman and Black Canary, Hourman, Steve, and Wonder Woman. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • March 23, 2021: Interview with Matt Bomer. Bomer was offered the role. Flash learns to live in the moment. CBR Article
  • March 23, 2021: Interview with Omid Abtahi. Abtahi was offered the role by Wes Gleason. There will be a scene where Hawkman and Black Canary talk about their loves. CBR Article
  • March 23, 2021: Interview with Meghan Fitzmartin. CBR Article
  • March 23, 2021: 1:10 clip "Flash Arrives" released. Emerald City Video YouTube
  • March 24, 2021: Interview with Jeff Wamester. CBM Article
  • March 24, 2021: 0:48 clip "Nazis?" released. WBHE YouTube
  • March 25, 2021: Comments from Matt Bomer and Stana Katic. SyFy Wire Article
  • March 25, 2021: 0:44 clip "Wonder Woman vs. Tanks" released. SyFy Wire YouTube
  • March 25, 2021: More comments from Matt Bomer and Stana Katic and 46 second clip of Wonder Woman and Flash storming a castle. EW Article
  • March 25, 2021: Interview with Jeremy Adams. CBR Article
  • March 25, 2021: Interview with Liam McIntyre. McIntyre hints at Aquaman having a good heart but struggling with a dilemma. CBR Article
  • March 26, 2021: Interview with Elysia Rotaru. Black Canary learns a lesson from Hawkman, a chip on Canary's shoulder, recorded in 2019 in Los Angeles before covid, and did some ADR from Vancouver in 2020. CBM Article
  • March 26, 2021: Four stills released: Black Canary, Flash, and Flash, Flash, Canary, and Flash and Wonder Woman. WF Tweet
  • March 27, 2021: 46:38 Wonder Con panel. The story began as a Wonder Woman animated series pithed by Butch Lukic and Jim Krieg to DC Universe. The character design was streamlined a little more and the shadows were a little different compared to Superman: Man of Tomorrow. Jeff Wamester coached Young Heller to go all out on storyboards. Lukic notes the audience will get to know the main characters right away. The movie was recorded 17 months ago. Elysia Rotaru did Black Canary's screams during recording then they were modified by the crew. Rotaru hints at doing the 'big one' for one minute. Comic Con YouTube
  • March 27, 2021: Summary of Wonder Con panel. SyFy Wire Article
  • March 29, 2021: Interview with Elysia Rotaru. CBR Article
  • March 29, 2021: Interview with Matthew Mercer. CBR Article
  • March 29, 2021: Interview with Armen Taylor. CBR Article
  • March 30, 2021: Interview with Butch Lukic. Wildcat and Green Lantern were considered but would have taken up too much screentime and lines from the others. CBR Article
  • March 30, 2021: Four stills released: Wonder Woman accosts Flash, Justice Society at the round table, Hourman and Hawkman, and Aquaman. WF Article
  • March 30, 2021: Interview with Omid Abtahi. ComicBook Article
  • March 31, 2021: Interview with Jeff Wamester. Talks about Hourman's drug and the consequences that come with taking it, working with Wes Gleason and Butch Lukic led to going in new directions, and treating Flash as the narrator. Comic Book Resources Article
  • April 1, 2021: Interview with Armen Taylor. Story takes place in 1945 and the Justice Society has been doing special missions for 4 or 5 years. Flash and Hourman generally are used to cause distractions. Flash wears his father's helmet from World War I. Among the others, he's the one not carrying a weight on his shoulders. Taylor spoke with his wife's late grandfather to prepare and he turned out to be a fan of the Justice Society of America comics. He recorded five days after getting a call about doing the role. CBM Article
  • April 1, 2021: 0:58 clip "Marching Orders" released. WBHE YouTube
  • April 5, 2021: Interview with Chris Diamantopoulos on recording and Steve Trevor's sharp internal compass. CBR Article
  • April 7, 2021: Interview with Jeremy Adams. CBM Article
  • April 7, 2021: Four stills released of both Flash and Flash, Wonder Woman and Hawkman, and Charles Halstead. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • April 8, 2021: Interview with Matthew Mercer on Hourman trying to push past his limits amid god-like figures and having courage. CBM Article
  • April 9, 2021: Static Katic on developing the accent for Wonder Woman. CBR Article
  • April 9, 2021: Interview with Meghan Fitzmartin. ComicBookMovie Article
  • April 10, 2021: Interview with Jeremy Adams. Flickering Myth Article
  • April 11, 2021: Interview with Meghan Fitzmartin. Flickering Myth Article
  • April 12, 2021: Interview with Butch Lukic. Flickering Myth Article
  • April 13, 2021: Interview with Jeff Wamester on watching old World War II serials with his mom, his grandfather being a veteran, balancing characters, respecting the war on screen, and showing Hourman is a little crazy. Flickering Myth Article
  • April 13, 2021: Interview with Chris Diamantopoulos on finding the 40s cadence for Steve Trevor, doing the right thing, recognizing Wonder Woman is the one to do it, and melding in the voices of Cary Grant and Humphrey Bogart. CBM Article
  • April 14, 2021: Interview with Matthew Mercer. Flickering Myth Article
  • April 14, 2021: 1:41 clip "Proposal" released. WBHE YouTube
  • April 15, 2021: Interview with Omid Abtahi. Flickering Myth Article
  • April 15, 2021: Interview with Stana Katic. Comic Book Movie Article
  • April 16, 2021: Interview with Elysia Rotaru. Flickering Myth Article
  • April 17, 2021: Interview with Armen Taylor on the relationship between Jay and Barry and recording ADR. Flickering Myth Article
  • April 18, 2021: Interview with Chris Diamantopoulos. Flickering Myth Article
  • April 19, 2021: Interview with Matt Bomer. Bleeding Cool Article
  • April 19, 2021: Interview with Stana Katic. Flickering Myth Article
  • April 20, 2021: Interview with Butch Lukic, Jeremy Adams, Meghan Fitzmartin, and Jeff Wamester. Bleeding Cool Article
  • April 20, 2021: Interview with Matt Bomer. Flickering Myth Article
  • April 21, 2021: 1:39 clip with Omid Abtahi. WBHE YouTube
  • April 22, 2021: 2:28 clip with Matthew Mercer. WBHE YouTube
  • April 23, 2021: Interview with Stana Katic. Starburst Magazine Article
  • April 23, 2021: 2:36 "Picnic Dates" clip released. IGN YouTube
  • April 24, 2021: Interview with Elysia Rotaru. Bleeding Cool Article
  • April 26, 2021: 2:12 clip with Stana Katic. WBHE YouTube
  • April 26, 2021: 1:11 "Blame The New Guy" clip released. WF YouTube
  • April 26, 2021: Interview with Matt Bomer. Starburst Magazine Article
  • April 26, 2021: Interview with Stana Katic. ComicBook Article
  • April 26, 2021: Interview with Stana Katic. KGET Article
  • April 26, 2021: Interview with Christopher Diamantopoulos. Screen Rant Article
  • April 27, 2021: Interview with Omid Abtahi. Fanboy Nation Article
  • April 28, 2021: Interview with cast ad crew. Comics Beat Article
  • May 4, 2021: Interview with Christopher Diamantopoulos. WBHE YouTube
  • May 6, 2021: Interview with Stana Katic. WBHE YouTube
  • May 6, 2021: Interview with Omid Abtahi. Hall of Justice episode 232
  • May 9, 2021: Interview with Jeremy Adams and Meghan Fitzmartin. Voice America/Kids First!, 36:26-47:58
  • May 10, 2021: Interview with Liam McIntyre. WBHE YouTube
  • May 11, 2021: Interview with Matt Bomer. WBHE YouTube
  • May 12, 2021: Interview with Armen Taylor. WBHE YouTube
  • May 13, 2021: Interview with Meghan Fitzmartin. Hall of Justice Episode 233
  • May 14, 2021: Dusty Abell posts Iris design and head turns. Dusty Abell instagram
  • May 14, 2021: Dusty Abell posts Brainiac design and head turns. He tried to get the original Curt Swan design used. Dusty Abell instagram
  • May 14, 2021: Dusty Abell posts Hawkman design and head turns. He wanted to do the original helmet design with the big eyes and tongue. Dusty Abell instagram
  • May 17, 2021: Stills of Justice Society, Wonder Woman, Black Canary, and Flash and FLash posted. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • May 20, 2021: Interview with Elysia Rotaru. Hall of Justice Episode 234
  • June 10, 2021: Interview with Armen Taylor. Hall of Justice Episode 237
  • December 20, 2021: Streams on HBO Max starting January 1, 2022. Spoiler TV Article

    Batman: Soul of the Dragon News

  • June 10, 2020: Allegedly, one 2021 title is Batman: Soul of the Dragon and it will release in Spring 2021, helmed by Bruce Timm, and story involves: "In this new version of Batman, his Martial Arts training becomes the focus. The film will reportedly center around Batman, Bronze Tiger, Lady Shiva, and Richard Dragon as we learn they all share a common acquaintance. The Martial Arts Master that trained not only Batman but this set of rouges has been missing for a number of years and under mysterious circumstances. When a cursed relic resurfaces the mystery of their dead master re-opens and Batman and his former classmates face-off in the ultimate test of their Martial Arts kills to gain control of this dangerous relic." GWW Article
  • August 12, 2020: Batman: Soul of the Dragon is set in the 1970s and is an original story. Bruce Wayne faces a deadly menace from his past with the help of three former classmates: all world-renowed martial artists Richard Dragon, Ben Turner, and Lady Shiva. David Giuntoli voices Bruce Wayne/Batman, Mark Dacascos voices Richard Dragon, Kelly Hu voices Lady Shiva, Michael Jai White voices Ben Turner/Bronze Tiger, James Hong voices O-Sensei, and Josh Keaton voices Jeffrey Burr. Bruce Timm is executive producing, Sam Liu is director and producer, and Jeremy Adams is the screenwriter. It releases in early 2021. First still of Batman, Bronze Tiger, Lady Shiva, and Richard Dragon released. THR Article
  • August 23, 2020: Will be the first release of 2021. IGN Article
  • November 10, 2020: Reportedly releases on January 26, 2021. First look at 4K/Blu-ray/Digital limited edition gift set and Benjamin Turner figurine. Den of Geek instagram
  • November 17, 2020: 1:41 trailer released. Digital release is January 12, 2021. January 26 date confirmed. Logline included. Movie is rated R. Additional cast include Grey Griffin, Chris Cox, Erica Luttrell, Robin Atkin Downes, Patrick Seitz, Jamie Chung, and Eric Bauza. IGN Article
  • November 19, 2020: Press release confirms it will be available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack (USA $39.99 SRP; Canada $44.98 SRP) and Blu-ray (USA $29.98 SRP; Canada $39.99 SRP) as well as on Digital. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 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. The Blu-ray features a Blu-ray disc with the film in hi-definition and a digital version of the movie. Producers are Jim Krieg and Kimberly S. Moreau. Bruce Timm and Sam Register are Executive Producers. The movie is dedicated to the late Dennis O'Neil. Special features include "Batman - Raw Groove" which explored the early 1970s influences that inspired the movie, "Producer Jim Krieg's Far Out Highlights," A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe Movie Justice Society: World War II, Look Backs on Superman: Red Son and Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, and From the DC Vault, Batman: The Animated Series' "Day of the Samurai" and "Night of the Ninja". On January 12, it is availble through Amazon, Apple TV app, FandangoNOW, Playstation, Vudu, Xbox, and others. Languages and subtitles are English, Spanish, and French. Runtime is 83 minutes. Rated R for "some violence.". WF Article
  • November 25, 2020: Still of Lady Shiva and Richard Dragon posted. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • November 27, 2020: There will be a virtual panel on December 6 at 5 pm on CCXP's website featuring Kelly Hu, Mark Dacascos, Michael Jai White, Jeremy Adams and Bruce Timm. Terra Verso Article
  • December 6, 2020: A 70s story was always in the back of Bruce Timm's head. When he was a teenager, pop culture was martial arts movies like Bruce Lee and Blaxploitation like Shaft, Superfly, Jim Brown, Jim Kelly, and he wanted to do a mash up. A comic called Kung Fu Fighter that came out at the time was basically that. They decided early on not to do a straight up Batman movie and make it an ensemble piece and get to explore the others in the cast. Lady Shiva loses it when her sword is stolen. Richard Dragon's design was influenced by the cover of Dennis O'Neill's Kung Fu Fighters novel where he was depicted as Asian and more like Bruce Lee than the white man he became in the actual comics. The crew tried to be specific with fighting forms and poses for the characters. Jeremy Adams and Jim Krieg tried to hard to use a lot of 70s lingo. Timm added bits too like one of Ben Turner's line was 'I'm done!' and he expanded it to 'I'm done, baby!' as a nod to Richard Roundtree. They went through 20 composers and narrowed it to three. They didn't want the music to come off like a parody of the 70s. Joachim Horsley was chosen ultimately. Michael Jai White made sure Ben sounded like he was in the 70s and differentiate that from his modern take on Ben that he did on Arrow. The movie doesn't have much Batman and it was a conscious choice to see him more as Bruce Wayne. CCXP Day 3 Panel, 5:57:10-6:15:56 mark
  • December 10, 2020: Four stills of Bruce entering, O-Sensei, Lady Shiva, and Richard Dragon posted. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • December 10, 2020: Sam Liu reveals he took a lot of visual cues and transitions from 70s television series "Kung Fu," starring the late David Carradine. Sam Liu Tweet
  • December 11, 2020: Chris Cox voices Rip Jagger, known as Judomaster in the comics. Comics Beat Article
  • December 18, 2020: Four stills of Richard Dragon, Ben Turner, Lady Shiva and Soultaker, and Bruce Wayne posted. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • December 22, 2020: 2:08 clip "First Time" released. WBHE YouTube
  • December 27, 2020: Interview with Michael Jai White. He looked at Three the Hard Way, Fred Williamson, Jim Brown, and Jim Kelly for cultural touchstones and likens the movie to blaxploitation characters moving into a James Bond-ish kind of setting. He also hints the theme of "You come back and take care of your neighborhood; you give back" comes up for Ben. CBR Article
  • December 28, 2020: Excerpts from Bruce Timm, Sam Liu, and Jeremy Adams. Bruce Timm made an off the cuff pitch during a regular meeting, Jeremy Adams always wanted to do Enter the Dragon meets Batman and learned the good news from Jim Krieg, Bruce Timm rejected anything "disco," Sam Liu wanted to use Shaw Brothers SFX but Timm rejected the idea, the lead character designer was Aluir Amancio, Timm's art style was emulated to save time during production, and the Batman look was influenced by Cliff Chiang and Steve Rude after attempts to lean to Neal Adams and Jim Aparo. Animation Magazine Article
  • December 29, 2020: Interview with Kelly Hu about voicing Lady Shiva again, recording remotely, and playing a character of few words. CBR Article
  • December 30, 2020: 0:48 clip "Soul Breaker" released. WBHE YouTube
  • December 30, 2020: Jamie Cheung voices Jade. Lady Shiva's sword was originally supposed to be the Soultaker but DC objected to Katana not being present. They explained there wasn't any room to add in Katana. DC persisted. Jeremy Adams looked up the Soultaker on the DC Wiki and learned it was one of two mystic swords forged at the same time but the other never did show up in the comics so take a cue from the Stormbringer and Mournblade from the Elric books, the Soulbreaker took the place of its sister sword, the Soultaker in the movie. DC still thought it would be really neat for Katana to appear but approved the change. AnimeSuperhero post
  • December 31, 2020: 1:09 clip of Lady Shiva and Rip Jagger fighting. CBR Article
  • December 31, 2020: 2:49 clip "Bruce Wayne Faces A Rocky Challenge" released. SyFy Wire YouTube
  • January 3, 2021: Interview with David Giuntoli. Giuntoli talks about going "full Batman," going back to a younger Bruce, Bruce having just broken up with a woman over his secrets, and being the "freshman" student. CBR Article
  • January 4, 2021: Interview with Mark Dacascos. Commends Jeremy Adams' writing, finding Richard Dragon's heart and moral compass, connecting with Richard, balancing light and dark, reliving the 70s and other projects. CBR Article
  • January 4, 2021: Comments from David Giuntoli and Bruce Wayne clip released. IGN Article
  • January 4, 2021: Interview with Sam Liu. Spoilerverse Article
  • January 5, 2021: Interview with Jeremy Adams. Flickering Myth Article
  • January 5, 2021: Comments from Michael Jai White and Ben Turner clip released. IGN YouTube
  • January 6, 2021: Comments from Kelly Hu and Lady Shiva clip released. IGN YouTube
  • January 6, 2021: Interview with Kelly Hu. CBM Article
  • January 6, 2021: Interview with Michael Jai White. CBM Article
  • January 6, 2021: 26 second clip "Ben Turner Attack" released. WBHE YouTube
  • January 7, 2021: Comments from Decascos and Richard Dragon clip released. IGN YouTube
  • January 7, 2021: Cast interviews with David Giuntoli, Kelly Hu, Michael Jai White, and Mark Decascos. Hall of Justice Podcast #215
  • January 8, 2021: Interview with Mark Decascos. Flickering Myth Article
  • January 9, 2021: Interview with David Giuntoli. Flickering Myth Article
  • January 10, 2021: Interview with Sam Liu. Animatics were being delivered while Liu and Bruce Timm were also editing final picture for Superman: Red Son. Ben Turner's martial arts leans towards a hard style like karate, Richard Dragon's is more fluid like Jeet June Do and Wushu, Lady Shiva is more weapons driven but also Wushu and bit inspired by Donnie Yen. There is a character that has a snake style. CBR Article
  • January 11, 2021: Interview with Jeremy Adams on choosing influences from the 70s/80s, the cast and characters, Kobra, and philosophy. CBR Article
  • January 12, 2021: 29 second clip "Shiva-Dragon Vs. Ninjas" released. WBHE YouTube
  • January 12, 2021: Interview with main cast. DC Blog Article
  • January 12, 2021: Interview with main cast and crew. Comics Beat Article
  • January 12, 2021: New still of Dragon, Shiva, Turner, and Batman released. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • January 13, 2021: Ben Li storyboarded the whole assault on the island section. Sam Liu Tweet
  • January 13, 2021: There was a general note from the higher ups that Bruce needed more costume time but they didn't press too hard about it. Sam Liu Tweet
  • January 14, 2021: Aluir Amancio did the designs for "pretty much all" the major characters: Batman/Bruce, Ben Turner, Lady Shiva, Richard Dragon, O-Sensei, Jeffrey Burr, Kingsnake, Lady Eve, Schlangenfaust and Silver St. Cloud. Bruce Timm Anime Superhero post
  • January 14, 2021: Bill Sienkiewicz did the cover art. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • January 15, 2021: Opening was set in the French Riviera. Jeremy Adams Tweet
  • January 18, 2021: Sam Liu reveals the crew was surprised the movie got an R rating because they took a lot of blood out. He notes "they" have "really been clamping down recently." Sam Liu Tweet
  • January 19, 2021: Elsa Gargarza storyboarded the Shiva lair and Nanda Parbat-one finger fight flashback scenes. Sam Liu Tweet
  • January 19, 2021: Jeff Wamester storyboarded the opening scene and the Nanda Parbat flashback that introduces O-Sensei's students. Sam Liu Tweet
  • January 19, 2021: Bruce Timm confirms Kobra Island was inspired by Khao Phing Kan island in Thailand, the location for Scaramanga's retreat in "The Man with the Golden Gun". Anime Superhero post
  • January 21, 2021: Dusty Abell posts 9 incidental's character designs. Dusty Abell instagram
  • January 21, 2021: Dusty Abell posts 9 incidental's character designs. Dusty Abell instagram
  • January 21, 2021: Dusty Abell posts 9 incidental's character designs. Dusty Abell instagram
  • January 21, 2021: Andres Velasco storyboarded the Ben Turner breaking up Kobra deal scene and David Maximo storyboarded Batman vs. Axe Gang scene. Sam Liu Tweet
  • January 21, 2021: Interview with Kelly Hu. ComicBook Article
  • January 23, 2021: Bruce Timm comments on the ending. While he broke the story with Jeremy Adams and Jim Krieg, they realized they needed to end the movie with the four heroes battling evil for all eternity. In the excitement of the moment, Timm suggested ending it with Batman looking right into the camera, saying, "Let's get it on" with a badass smirk. He instinctively made Bruce Lee's 'Come and get it' gesture. Adams and Krieg instantly recognized it and stated it had to be in the ending. Timm reluctantly agreed to use it one last time in a production he worked on. Anime Superhero post
  • January 24, 2021: Sam Liu reveals the original ending was just Batman closing the Gate on the others and fighting the demons by himself in the other dimension. He recalls suggesting all four fight together but he was against using the Bruce Lee gesture. Anime Superhero post
  • January 25, 2021: David Maximo storyboarded the scene of Richard Dragon walking up to Gotham Nights. Bruce Timm was on the fence but Sam Liu dug it. Anime Superhero post
  • January 26, 2021: TJ Collins designed the spirit animal auras at the end. Sam Liu Tweet
  • January 27, 2021: Interview with Michael Jai White. ComicBook Article
  • January 27, 2021: Elsa Garagarza storyboarded the two early main Shiva fight scenes. Sam Liu Tweet
  • February 5, 2021: Bruce Timm comments on the ending's inspirations. Two big inspirations for the ending was the ambiguous nature of the series finale of Angel, "Not Fade Away," wherein the protagonists face seemingly unbeatable odds then it cuts to black before the final epic battle even begins and the ending to the 1995 Mortal Kombat movie with a cocky and defiant line to the true Big Bad then a cut to black. Anime Superhero post
  • February 6, 2021: The movie was #1 for the top ten Blu-ray seller for the week ending 1/30/21, #1 for the top five home media sellers for the week ending 1/30/21, and #4 for top five UHD Blu-ray sellers for the week ending 1/30/21. Blu-ray Article
  • February 7, 2021: David Maximo storyboarded the car chase. Sam Liu Tweet
  • February 15, 2021: Interview with Sam Liu. POC Culture Article
  • February 18, 2021: Interview with Kelly Hu. SciFi Talk Tumblr
  • February 21, 2021: Interview with Sam Liu. Liu introduced a touch of 80s influence like Big Trouble in Little China. It is 1973 as far as Bruce Timm is concerned. The Sarah O'Connell Show YouTube, 54 min mark
  • March 4, 2021: Interview with Jeremy Adams. Hall of Justice Podcast episode 223, 27:53 mark
  • March 12, 2021: Interview with Michael Jai White. SciFi Talk YouTube
  • December 20, 2021: Streams on HBO Max starting January 1, 2022. Spoiler TV Article
  • January 25, 2022: TJ Collins posts designs of beat up Bruce. TJ Collins Tweet
  • July 29, 2022: Jeff Wamester posts animatic of a storyboard he did of Jade Nguyen scene. Jeff Wamester Tweet
  • July 31, 2022: Jeff Wamester posts animatic of Richard Dragon's first fight scene. Jeff Wamester Tweet

    Superman: Man of Tomorrow News

  • July 19, 2019: One of the 2020 movies will be Superman: Man of Tomorrow. DC Blog
  • April 30, 2020: In Superman: Man of Tomorrow, Clark Kent is working as an intern for the Daily Planet and learning on the job how to save the city of Metropolis. Superman is voiced by Darren Criss, Zachary Quinto voices Lex Luthor. Alexandra Daddario voices Lois Lane, Lobo is voiced by Ryan Hurst, Parasite will be voiced by Brett Dalton, Ike Amadi voices Martian Manhunter, Neil Flynn voices Jonathan Kent, and Bellamy Young voices Martha Kent. It is directed by Chris Palmer and written by Tim Sheridan, with Butch Lukic serving as supervising producer. Still of Superman and Lex included. EW Article
  • June 16, 2020: Release is rumored to be September 8. DVD News Flash Facebook
  • June 23, 2020: 1:39 trailer released. First look at cover and cast including the Kents, Martian Manhunter, and Parasite. IGN YouTube
  • June 25, 2020: Digital release of August 23 and 4K/Blu-ray/DVD release of September 8 confirmed, new logline, cast info: Cristina Milizia voices Maya, Petey and Kaylie, Eugene Byrd voices Ron Troupe, April Stewart voices Mrs. Ross, and Piotr Michael voices Perry White, runtime is 86 minutes, and special features include featurettes about Lobo and Martian Manhunter, past peeks at Justice League vs. The Fatal Five and Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, From the DC Vault will be Superman: The Animated Series' "The Main Man" Part 1 and 2, trailers for Justice League Dark: Apokolips War, Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge, and Superman: Red Son, and a sneak peek at the next movie. In addition to Butch Lukic taking over as the next Supervising Producer, Kimberly Moreau will be a new producer. Rated. PG-13 for violence, some bloody images, suggestive material, language, smoking and brief partial nudity. Front cover art included. WF Article
  • June 25, 2020: When Cristina Milizia was scheduled to record ADR, her son Alex was born instead. Cristina Milizia Tweet
  • July 13, 2020: Back cover revealed. World's Finest Tweet
  • July 21, 2020: New press release. Tim Sheridan took inspiration from a number of stories, including Superman: American Alien and Superman: Birthright. DC Article
  • August 14, 2020: Will be streamed for free at DC FanDome on August 22 at 4:15 pm PST then a 50 minute virtual panel at 5:45 pm Eastern with Darren Criss, Brett Dalton, Ryan Hurst, Ike Amadi, Butch Lukic, Chris Palmer and Tim Sheridan. It will replay on August 23 at midnight. TV Line Article
  • August 17, 2020: 1:09 clip featuring Lobo. IGN Article
  • August 18, 2020: 1:30 clip "Rocket" posted. SyFy Wire YouTube
  • August 20, 2020: 2:19 clip posted. DC YouTube
  • August 20, 2020: 1:10 clip "Clark Vs. Lobo" posted. ComicBook YouTube
  • August 21, 2020: 0:54 clip "Superman vs Lobo" posted. WBE YouTube
  • August 21, 2020: Superman: Man of Tomorrow is not the start of a new continuity but director Chris Palmer hopes for a sequel. CBR Article
  • August 22, 2020: DC FanDome panel will debut on IGN on Sunday, August 23 at 2pm PT/5pm ET. Darren Criss, Ike Amadi, Brett Dalton, Tim Sheridan, Chris Palmer, and moderator Matt Bomer will feature. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • August 23, 2020: 45 minute recording of the IGN panel posted. Looked at Superman For All Season but didn't get anything then used American Alien for inspiration like the pre-Superman costume and Lobo then Tim Sheridan put his twist on it. Once they figured out when the story took place, they also looked at Birthright. Biggest directive from Lukic was to make the movie smaller in scale like the Richard Donner movies and see Superman rise from those kind of character interactions. It was meant to be more of an indie movie and more about character. The movie isn't an origin story more like Act 2. Themes explored include how the world affects Superman, identity, and truth to one's self. Sam Register told Butch Lukic to to something different so he went in an opposite direction of anime and used thick and thin lines like a comic. Chris Palmer convinced Lukic of using Flash and other things. Otto Schmidt's art style gave Lukic some confidence with animating this look but the overseas animation studio had problems at first so it was a style that adapted over time. Some points have broken lines like traditional hand drawn animation. Rudy Jones is an everyman you can sympathize with. Ike Amadi used his immigration from Nigeria to inform his take on Martian Manhunter. Three of the main characters are ones who are the last of their race. The cast was told to treat it like they were acting in live action. There is an easter egg in the scene when Martha gives Clark his costume. IGN YouTube
  • August 23, 2020: 54 second clip of Clark meeting Rudy. IGN Article
  • August 24, 2020: Chris Palmer comments on the animation style. It definitely evokes the original Superman animated series, what Metropolis itself could be 25, 30 years in the future. The line art was to try something new and make a different world from the previous films and evoke more of a comic book kind of feel. CBR Article
  • August 24, 2020: Chris Palmer comments on Parasite as an outsider figure in contrast to the three aliens of the movie. CBR Article
  • August 25, 2020: 1:02 clip released. CBR YouTube
  • August 26, 2020: Full interview with Chris Palmer. CBR Article
  • August 26, 2020: Tim Sheridan talks about the title. It wasn't Man of Tomorrow until he finished the first draft. CBR Article
  • August 26, 2020: Tim Sheridan explains Lobo represents what we get away from in contrast to Superman being who we aspire to be. CBR Article
  • August 26, 2020: SciFiNow will host a live twitter watch party with writer Tim Sheridan at 9 pm on Thursday. SciFiNow Tweet
  • August 27, 2020: Full interview with Tim Sheridan. CBR Article
  • August 27, 2020: Tim Sheridan pitched the opening scene to Chris Palmer when the bosses were out of the office. Tim Sheridan Tweet
  • August 27, 2020: Originally, the script started further into the story with a title sequence of a carefree Clark walking to the Daily Planet. Tim Sheridan Tweet
  • August 27, 2020: Butch Lukic made Tim Sheridan change a "I'd watch my six" line in the script. Tim Sheridan Tweet
  • August 27, 2020: Tim Sheridan had to remove a lot of F words from the script. Tim Sheridan Tweet
  • August 27, 2020: Butch Lukic decided to include Lobo in the movie. Tim Sheridan Tweet
  • August 27, 2020: "It's never gonna catch on" was either a late addition by Wes Gleason or an ad lib by Darren Criss. Tim Sheridan Tweet
  • August 27, 2020: In the script, Lobo was eating a bowl of noodles instead of drinking whiskey. Tim Sheridan Tweet
  • August 31, 2020: Interview with Butch Lukic. Decided to go in a different direction from the bulky Parasite designs and used Evangelion as a reference point. Otto Schmidt submitted four designs for Lobo: a straight hair, short hair, mohawk, and the classic look that winded up being chosen. Schmidt submitted five looks for Lois, including the leather jacket that was chosen and a nice business suit. Lukic decided to use a rejected look for Lois' casual appearance when she visits Clark at his apartment. A red haired Lex Luthor was considered and Schmidt did a rough form of it. Considered adapting from Man For All Seasons like the part when teenage Clark is arrested but it would have stretched the movie. Hall of Justice Podcast Episode 198
  • September 2, 2020: Interview with Butch Lukic and Tim Sheridan. The genesis of the story was a collaboration between Butch Lukic, Jim Krieg, and Tim Sheridan. They decided to try a Superman story but not exactly starting from the beginning. Instead Superman has been in Metropolis for about year trying to make his way in the world of journalism while trying to help people without revealing himself. The imagery of Calrk wearing goggles and a leather jacket was influenced from American Alien. Lukic went back and forth through email with Otto Schmidt on character design since he was new to animation. Jon Suzuki and Dusty Abell changed it so it was fit for animation. The French animation studio JSBC that worked on the Lastman cartoon was also an influence on design. How does Clark approach being an alien and how does he accept that and how is he accepted by the world are part of the story. As far as Lobo, the swearing and the sexism, appropriate or inappropriate is about as far as Lukic took it because the movie would be PG-13. He did self-censor when it came to swearing. Tim Sheridan wanted to subvert expectations and present Clark Kent at an emotional crossroads of trying to figure out if he should be truthful since Clark is someone who is always about truth and justice. During the writing, their first instinct wasn't to write it as an allegory for immigration nor did it drive the start of the process but there was no way around the topic for a Superman story with Lobo and Martian Manhunter in it. They wanted talk about what it means to be an outsider and to be looking at the rest of the world because it was much more basic and something universal that they thought everybody would be able to identify with. Comics Beat Article
  • September 3, 2020: Interview with Brett Dalton. CBM Article
  • September 7, 2020: Interview with Brett Dalton. CBR Article
  • September 8, 2020: David Nakayama is the front cover artist for the 4K/Bluray/DVD release. David Nakayama Tweet
  • October 22, 2020: Interview with Tim Sheridan. Owen Likes Comics YouTube
  • November 19, 2020: Nominated by Critic's Choice Awards for Best Superhero Movie. Tim Sheridan Tweet
  • January 25, 2021: Interview with Tim Sheridan. Voices from Krypton Podcast
  • February 2, 2021: Interview with Tim Sheridan. Voices from Krypton Podcast
  • February 8, 2021: Interview with Tim Sheridan. Voices from Krypton Podcast

    Superman: Red Son News

  • October 11, 2013: James Tucker mentions adapting Superman: Red Son has been discussed. Toon Zone Article
  • January 13, 2018: Bruce Timm repeats he would like to do a movie based on the Superman Elseworlds story "Red Son" but it depends on sales of Gotham by Gaslight. ComicBook Article
  • January 8, 2019: Rumor is Red Son adaptation is being developed. Rumored logline and cast is Amy Acker, Anna Vocino, Diedrich Bader, Greg Chun, Jim Ward, Jason Isaacs, Jason Spisak, Jim Meskimen, Paul Williams, Phil Lamarr, Phil Morris, Roger Craig Smith, Sasha Roiz, Tara Strong, Travis Willingham, Vanessa Marshall, William Salyers, and Winter Zoli. Revenge of the Fan Article
  • July 19, 2019: One of the 2020 movies will be Superman: Red Son. DC Blog
  • September 19, 2019: First still released, featuring Kal-El. Jason Isaacs voices Kal-El, Diedrich Bader voices Lex Luthor, Amy Acker voices Lois Lane, Vanessa Marshall voices Wonder Woman, Phil Morris voices James Olsen, Paul Williams voices Brainiac, Sasha Roiz voices Hal Jordan, Phil LaMarr voices John Stewart, Roger Craig Smith voices Batman, Jim Meskimen voices John F. Kennedy, Travis Willingham voices Superior Man, William Salyers voices Joseph Stalin, and Winter Ave Zoli voices Svetlana. Executive produced by Bruce Timm and Sam Register, directed by Sam Liu, and script by J.M. DeMatteis. Releases first quarter 2020. TV Insider Article
  • September 26, 2019: Second still released, featuring Batman. Comics Beat Article
  • October 3, 2019: Jim Lee shows off stills at New York Comic Con, including a first look at Wonder Woman. Now Bruce Timm is reportedly the director. Kirsten Acuna Tweet
  • October 25, 2019: Red Son wrapped production the week of October 21. Sam Liu Tweet
  • October 26, 2019: Sam Liu estimates Red Son started production in mid-2018. It had quick turn arounds like Public Enemies and Batman and Harley Quinn. Sam Liu Tweet
  • November 5, 2019: Still of Superman and Wonder Woman posted. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • December 3, 2019: Still of Wonder Woman and Superman dancing posted. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • December 3, 2019: James Tucker did an initial pass on the Wonder Woman design but it was later revised. James Tucker Tweet
  • December 13, 2019: Still of Hal Jordan, John Stewart, and the Green Lantern Corps. Stewart is voiced by Phil LaMarr. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • December 16, 2019: 1:43 trailer released. Rated PG-13 for violent content, bloody images, suggestive material, language, thematic elements, and some smoking. Front cover revealed. IGN YouTube
  • December 18, 2019: Digital release is on February 25, 2020 and physical media release is on March 17, 2020. Phantom Stranger will be the short attached to the release. Special features also include a Cold War featurette, two episodes from the Red Son motion comic, and sneak peak at Justice League Dark: Apokolips War. Rated PG-13 and runtime listed at 84 minutes. WF Article
  • February 11, 2020: Still of Lex Luthor released. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • February 12, 2020: Red Son will premiere on February 24 at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood at 7 pm. Isaacs, Bader, Acker, Marshall, Morris, Smith, Roiz, LaMarr, Willingham, Timm, and Liu will attend. Still included. World's Finest
  • February 12, 2020: 51 second "Newsreel Clip" clip posted. WBE YouTube
  • February 13, 2020: The movie is still rated PG-13. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • February 21, 2020: 40 second clip "Lex & Lois" released. Warner Bros. Entertainment YouTube
  • February 21, 2020: Lex and Lois still released. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • February 24, 2020: 1:08 Batman clip posted. IGN YouTube
  • February 25, 2020: 43:41 recording of West Hollywood panel posted. Saturday Morning Cereal YouTube
  • February 26, 2020: 1:18 clip "Satellite Clip" released. WBHE YouTube
  • February 26, 2020: Tara Strong voiced Young Batman. Sam Liu Tweet
  • February 28, 2020: 1:06 clip "Now or Later" released. ComicBook YouTube
  • February 28, 2020: Red Son will be screened at the Directors Guild of America in New York City on March 16 at 7 pm. Amy Acker, Vanessa Marshall, Roger Craig Smith, Sasha Roiz, Bruce Timm, Sam Liu, and J.M. DeMatteis will attend the post-screening panel. Two stills of Green Lantern and Lois released. WF Article
  • March 2, 2020: New York premiere canceled due to concerns about the coronavirus. CBR Article
  • March 3, 2020: 1:15 clip released. CBR YouTube
  • March 4, 2020: 1:21 clip released. DC YouTube
  • March 12, 2020: 0:41 clip "Batman-Helicopters" released. WBHE YouTube
  • March 12, 2020: Two Batman stills released. World's Finest Tweet
  • March 12, 2020: Promo posters released. WBHE Tweet
  • March 12, 2020: Interview with Sam Liu. Red Son took five attempts to make. Starburst Article
  • March 13, 2020: The military official who talks to Superman at the dam is named General Rogozhin, a nod to Dostoevsky's The Idiot, in the script. J.M. DeMatteis Tweet
  • March 13, 2020: J.M. DeMatteis confirms the hydroelectric dam is loosely based on the Sayano-Shushenskaya Dam. J.M. DeMatteis Tweet
  • March 13, 2020: Interviews with Jason Isaacs, Vanessa Marshall, and Phil Morris. DC Daily Episode 371
  • March 13, 2020: Roger Craig Smith will do a Twitter AMA on Moday the 16th from 4-5 pm PDT. Roger Craig Smith Tweet
  • March 16, 2020: 1:01 clip featuring Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman released. IGN Article
  • May 14, 2020: Streams on DC Universe on June 17. DC Blog
  • June 24, 2020: Interview with Amy Acker and Phil Morris. DCU Article
  • February 21, 2021: Interview with Sam Liu. The Sarah O'Connell Show YouTube, 1 hour, 09 mark
  • Octber 22, 2021: Sasha Roiz and Phil LaMarr recorded for Hal Jordan and John Stewart on October 22, 2018. Gary Miereanu Tweet

    Batman: Gotham by Gaslight News

  • October 15, 2015: NYCC Q&A with James Tucker. Tucker still wants to do an Elseworlds DTV in an anthology format that adapts Gotham by Gaslight, Flashpoint Batman: Knight of Vengeance, and Red Rain. CBR Article
  • April 8, 2017: It was reported at Wizard World St. Louis, Jennifer Carpenter revealed she's voicing Catwoman in an animated adaptation of Gotham by Gaslight. CBM Article
  • July 8, 2017: The next movie releasing after Batman and Harley Quinn will be Batman: Gotham by Gaslight. CB Article
  • July 10, 2017: Jay Oliva confirms he is not involved in the movie. Jay Oliva Tweet
  • September 26, 2017: Updated listing in iTunes reveals cast includes Bruce Greenwood, Jennifer Carpenter, Chris Cox, John DiMaggio, David Forseth, Grey Griffin, Anthony Head, Bob Joles, Yuri Lowenthal, Lincoln Melcher, Scott Patterson, William Salyers, Tara Strong, Bruce Timm, and Kari Wuhrer. Sam Liu listed as director, Jim Krieg as screenwriter, and Bruce Timm as producer. Screenshot of cover and logline emphasizes Batman vs. Jack the Ripper. Toon Zone post
  • October 6, 2017: Summary of panel. It includes more characters than seen in the original comic, many suspects who could be Jack the Ripper, not sure yet if rating will be PG-13 or R, at least one sequence that makes you squirm a little bit, not a direct adaptation of Mike Mignola's visual style but the crew took some visual cues the comics and fused that with their traditional animation styles, tried to get as much shadow as possible on Jack the Ripper, first clip has Batman attacking the criminal that's taken charge of the boys and made them pickpockets, and directs them to go to an orphanage and turn around their lives, there's a real emotional arc for Bruce, Selina is an actress/adventurer, and inspired by Sherlock Holmes character Irene Adler and is an equal to Bruce Wayne, they investigate the tragedy together, second clip shown is of Batman and Selina Kyle fighting Jack the Ripper in a slaughterhouse, Alan Burnett said he always wanted to set a scene in a slaughterhouse, movie isn't aiming for historical accuracy, crew are fans of the show Penny Dreadful, Sister Leslie (Thompkins) makes a strong presence in the movie, and the movie has DC Comics Easter eggs, Jack the Ripper Easter Eggs and Sherlock Holmes Easter eggs. CBR Article
  • October 6, 2017: Anthony Head voices Alfred. Movie partially adapts Gotham by Gaslight and Master of the Future. SyFy Wire Article
  • October 18, 2017: Q&A summary from NYCC. The character designs were done by Steven Choi. Comics Beat Article
  • October 19, 2017: Q&A from NYCC with Jim Krieg, Bruce Timm, and Sam Liu. DC All Access YouTube
  • November 10, 2017: Trailer released. IGN YouTube
  • November 14, 2017: The movie releases on January 23, 2018 on digital and February 6, 2018 on Blu-ray and DVD. Front cover and special features also revealed - a documentary featurette on the comic, commentary with Bruce Timm, Sam Liu, and Jim Krieg, a sneak peek at Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay, and From the DC Vault - "Showdown" episode from Batman: The Animated Series; "Trials of the Demon!" episode from Batman: The Brave and the Bold. CBR Article
  • November 25, 2017: Batman still released. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • December 5, 2017: New footage in trailer from Warner UK. Warner UK YouTube
  • December 6, 2017: Gary Miereanu posts still of Jack the Ripper. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • December 6, 2017: The sequence of the battle against Jack the Ripper in the meat factory was boarded by Chase Conley. Sam Liu Tweet
  • December 14, 2017: The movie will be shown during the DC in D.C. event. It will be shown on January 12 from 6:30 to 9:15 pm. Only 18 years and older will be allowed. There will be a cocktail reception, the movie, and a Q&A with the cast and crew at the Newseum Theatre. Toon Zone post
  • December 14, 2017: Batman still and Ivy clip released. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • December 22, 2017: Batman still released. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • January 5, 2018: New clip released of Batman taking on a thug named Big Bill. ComicBook Article
  • January 11, 2018: New stills and clip released of Batman and street urchins. World's Finest Tweet
  • January 12, 2018: Bruce Greenwood Q&A at DC in D.C. event. Greenwood praises the script and would do a sequel. ComicBook Article
  • January 13, 2018: Batman still released. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • January 15, 2018: Summary of screening and panel at DC in D.C. event. 1944 movie "The Lodger" and Erik Larson's historical novel "The Devil in the White City" were cited as influences. Previews World Article
  • January 16, 2018: Jack the Ripper still released. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • January 16, 2018: Batman still released. Announcement tomorrow. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • January 17, 2018: Batman and Jack stills released. World's Finest Tweet
  • January 17, 2018: Batman still released. Paley Center Los Angeles premiere will be on February 5, 2018. Screening starts at 7 pm. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • January 23, 2018: Three stills released. World's Finest Tweet
  • January 23, 2018: Selina still and clip released. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • February 2, 2018: Batman vs. Jack clip released. ComicBook Article
  • February 2, 2018: Bruce meets Selina clip released. THR Article
  • February 2, 2018: Interview with cast and crew. Down and Nerdy Podcast Episode 199
  • February 3, 2018: Phil Bourassa reveals early development sketches of Batman he did a very nascent stage before Bruce Timm settled on a direction . Phil Bourassa instagram
  • February 5, 2018: Bruce Wayne and Hugo Strange chat clip released. CBR Article
  • February 5, 2018: Jack and Batman pursue a blimp across Gotham clip released. SyFy Wire Article
  • February 5, 2018: Jake Castorena posts storyboards of Batman and Jack fight. Jake Castorena instagram
  • February 6, 2018: Jack and Batman battle on the blimp clip released. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • February 9, 2018: Jake Castorena posts snippet of original board for blimp fight. Jake Castorena instagram
  • February 12, 2018: Jim Krieg confirms Hugo Strange describing Jack the Ripper as having a "hatred of women, a hunger that never dies!" was a reference to Star Trek Season 2 episode 14 "Wolf in the Fold". Jim Krieg Tweet
  • March 15, 2018: Jake Castorena posts another snippet of original board for blimp fight. Jake Castorena instagram
  • March 23, 2018: Blu-ray sales estimates for first week release is $2 million. The Numbers Tweet
  • July 6, 2018: Jake Castorena posts a snippet of an original board for a Gordon-Batman talking scene. Jake Castorena instagram
  • June 21, 2019: Initial concept art for Batman. Steven Choi instagram
  • June 21, 2019: Initial concept art for Batman. Steven Choi instagram
  • June 21, 2019: Initial concept art of Batman and Jack the Ripper. Steven Choi instagram
  • June 21, 2019: More concept art of Batman. Steven Choi instagram
  • June 21, 2019: Tim, Dickie, and Jason final designs. Steven Choi instagram
  • June 21, 2019: Final Batman design. Steven Choi instagram
  • June 21, 2019: Final Gordon as Jack design. Steven Choi instagram

    Batman Ninja News

  • September 19, 2017: There is a Batman Ninja anime film slated for release in 2018. The crew includes director Jumpei Mizusaki, character designer Takashi Okazaki, screenwriter Kazuki Nakashima, and English-language screenwriters Leo Chu & Eric Garcia. There will be a first look at New York Comic Con on October 05, 2017 from 12:45 to 1:45 PM at Main Stage 1-D. NYCC post
  • October 5, 2017: Summary of First Look panel at NYCC. The movie takes place in medieval Japan, Nakashima, Okazaki and Mizusaki were approached by Warner Bros., performers acted out the fight scenes and the recorded choreography was used by the animators as a reference point, the Blu-ray will include both the subtitled original Japanese version as well as an English version, it is Batman through the eyes of the Japanese, the movie is a love letter to the Batman mythos and comes with a cache of easter eggs and surprises for fans, and it will be rated PG-13 for intense action. The teaser trailer shown features Batman confronting the Joker but Joker identifies him as a hero who can do everything but kill, Nightwing strikes the Penguin, Robin brandishes a sword, Poison Ivy takes out her own blade, Catwoman takes on Harley Quinn, A men-yoroi, facial armor, is removed and reveals Two-Face, and Gorilla Grodd reigns as a feudal lord. There was also a tease of an amazing fight scene. CB Article
  • October 5, 2017: The Joker is voiced by someone with the initials "T.H.". Meselyn Tweet
  • October 5, 2017: First look at Batman and Joker figures. DLohRidah Tweet
  • October 5, 2017: First look at Red Hood on poster. yourethestorm Tweet
  • October 5, 2017: The movie has been in the works for the last three years. Meselyn Tweet
  • October 5, 2017: The movie is not finished yet and not all the voice recording is done. Meselyn Tweet
  • October 5, 2017: Prime 1 Studios will be producing 1/4 scale figures of Batman, Joker, and more. Prime 1 Studio Facebook Post
  • October 6, 2017: Kamikaze Douga is the studio providing animation services and music by Yugo Kanno. Anime News Network Article
  • November 30, 2017: Trailer released. Comic Book Article
  • November 30, 2017: Footage from Tokyo Comic Con (Japanese and English sub versions) and poster art released. Kouichi Yamadera voice Batman, Wataru Takagi voices Joker, Ai Kakuma voices Catwoman, and Rie Kugimiya voices Harley Quinn. ANN Article
  • December 1, 2017: Gallery of screencaps from trailer. CBR Article
  • December 1, 2017: Prime 1 Studios posts photo of Batman figure. Prime 1 Studio instagram
  • December 2, 2017: Photos of figures on display at Tokyo Comic Con. Toys R Evil blog
  • January 23, 2018: Scans of magazine article from Figure King. The Batman figure releases in June and includes interchangeable portraits, interchangeable hands, a removable cape, and a sword. The Joker releases in July and looks to include interchangeable faces, interchangeable hands, a sword, and two fan weapons. Both are listed for 6000 Yen (or about $54). Toy Ark Article
  • January 26, 2018: On March 25, there will be a panel from 10:25 to 11:00 am at AnimeJapan 2018 with Ai Kakuma, voice of Catwoman. AnimeJapan Schedule
  • January 31, 2018: Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action and for some suggestive material. WF Tweet
  • February 13, 2018: Releases on April 24 in digital and on May 8 on Blu-ray Steelbook, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD. A 4K UHD for a Digital only release is planned for Summer 2018. Runtime is 85 minutes. Special features listed. "East/West Batman" explores combining eastern and western animation. "Batman: Made in Japan" has the filmmakers talking about the Japanese character models, influences, and designs. "New York Comic Con Presents Batman Ninja" is a recording of the panel from last year. 1:33 trailer, still of Batman and Joker, front cover, logline, and English cast released. Roger Craig Smith voices Batman, Tony Hale voices the Joker, Grey Griffin voices Catwoman, Tara Strong voices Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, Fred Tatasciore voices Gorilla Grodd and Deathstroke, Yuri Lowenthal voices Robin, Adam Croasdell voices Nightwing and Alfred, Will Friedle voices Red Robin and Red Hood, Tom Kenny voices Penguin, Eric Bauza voices Two-Face. WF Article
  • February 14, 2018: Matt Yang King announces he is part of the cast and confirms he could be heard in the trailer. maddking Tweet
  • February 14, 2018: First look at Steelbook. World's Finest Tweet
  • March 9, 2018: Premieres at Wonder Con on March 24 from 10:15 am - 12:15 pm in the Arena. Panel includes Jumpei Mizusaki, Kazuki Nakashima, Takashi Okazaki, Leo Chu and Eric Garcia, actors led by Roger Craig Smith. Coming Soon Article
  • March 16, 2018: Releases in theaters in Japan on June 15. New 30 second teaser posted on website. New cast info for Japanese version: Takehito Koyasu as Gorilla Grodd, Atsuko Tanaka as Poison Ivy, Junichi Suwabe as Deathstroke, Cho as Penguin, Toshiyuki Morikawa as Two-Face, Kenta Miyake as Bane, Yuuki Kaji as Robin, Kengo Kawanishi as Red Robin, Daisuke Ono as Nightwing, Akira Ishida as Red Hood, and Houchu Ohtsuka as Alfred. Crew includes: Part Director: Shinji Takagi, Junichi Yamamoto, Shuhei Morita; Storyboards: Romanov Higa, Junichi Yamamoto, Shuhei Morita; Mechanical Design: Yoshihiro Sono, Daisuke Sajiki, Takashi Okazaki, Akira Gonpei, Shinji Aramaki; Concept Art: Michi Suzuki; Imageboards: Fuminori Kizaki, Jooyo Chang; CGI Director: Satoshi Sawada, Takanobu Mizuno; Chief Modeler: Yuuki Ishikawa; Chief Robo Modeler: Akira Gonpei; Animation Chief: Ryuusuke Sakamoto, Kouichi Yoshino; Texture Chief: Hiromitsu Saitou; Color Design: Satoko Kimura; Art Director: Masanobu Nomura; Editing: Kiyoshi Hirose (EditZ); Composite Director: Miho Sakina; Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami; Sound Effects: Yasumasa Koyama; Setting Research: Mitsuyasu Sakai; Animation Producer: Tetsuro Satomi; Producer: Kazutatsu Shimizu; and Production Cooperation: Lapiz. ANN Article
  • March 17, 2018: New Japanese trailer. Warner Bros. Japan YouTube
  • March 17, 2018: Back cover art released. World's Finest Tweet
  • March 22, 2018: Tech check at Wonder Con photo posted. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • March 24, 2018: Summary of Wonder Con panel. SyFy Wire Article
  • March 25, 2018: 28:19 Recording of Wonder Con panel. Malice Corp YouTube
  • March 26, 2018: Summary from Wonder Con panel. The three stereotypes of samurai, ninjas and transforming robots were implemented by Japanese crew, Chu and Garcia talk about differences between English and Japanese dialogue, Bane's lines were kept the same, and there are easter eggs like Two-Face's coin. CBR Article
  • March 27, 2018: Recording of Wonder Con Q&A with cast. GWW Article
  • April 16, 2018: 30 second promo clip posted. WBHE Tweet
  • April 19, 2018: First 2 minutes 30 seconds of movie posted. PlayStation Tweet
  • April 20, 2018: Still of Poison Ivy posted. WBHE Tweet
  • April 20, 2018: Dubbed clip of Batman vs. Joker samurai posted. ANN Article
  • April 20, 2018: Still of Joker posted. There will be news on Monday. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • April 20, 2018: 1:55 featurette posted. Google Play YouTube
  • April 23, 2018: Dubbed clip of Batman vs. Joker. ComicBook Article
  • April 23, 2018: Still of Harley Quinn posted. News pushed to Tuesday. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • April 24, 2018: 00:41 clip "Heroes Assemble" released. On May 1, there will be a screening and panel discussion in New York City at The Directors Guild of America. Screening starts at 7 pm. On May 2, there will be an appearance/signing by filmmakers and key voice cast at Kinokuniya Bookstore followed by a Q&A with the audience starting at 5:30 pm. WF Article
  • April 24, 2018: 00:42 clip "Forest Fight" released. Otaku USA Magazine YouTube
  • April 24, 2018: 1:11 clip of Joker and Harley taunting Batman. SyFy Wire Article
  • April 24, 2018: Still of Catwoman incognito posted. Grey Griffin Tweet
  • April 25, 2018: Still of Catwoman posted. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • April 25, 2018: Sneak peek and interviews from Wonder Con. DCAA YouTube
  • April 30, 2018: Clip featuring Grodd released. WBHE YouTube
  • May 8, 2018: Clip featuring Batman and Joker in a sword fight. WBHE YouTube
  • May 30, 2018: The movie will be adapted as a manga by artist Masato Hisa and launches Friday in Japan in Monthly Hero's magazine. ANN Article
  • September 15, 2018: Batman Ninja will be available on Netflix starting October 26. ComicBook Article
  • October 7, 2018: Photo of XM Studio's Batman figure. Retail price is $990. herokomplex instagram
  • October 7, 2018: Photo of XM Studio's Catwoman figure. Retail price is $1099. herokomplex instagram
  • October 7, 2018: Photo of XM Studio's Deathstroke figure. herokomplex instagram
  • October 7, 2018: Photo of XM Studio's Batgirl figure. Retail price is $1099. herokomplex instagram
  • August 7, 2019: Manga ends on September 1. ComicBook Article
  • February 20, 2020: The movie is being adapted into a stage play in Japan that runs from October to December 2020. ComicBook Article

    DC's League of Super Pets

  • July 31, 2018: Jared Stern has been hired to write and direct a theatrical movie. Collider Article
  • January 30, 2019: It will reportedly open in theaters on May 21, 2021. Jared Stern and Sam Levine are directing. Patty Hicks is producing. Deadline Article
  • May 22, 2019: Moved to May 22, 2022 release. Deadline Article
  • September 12, 2020: First look at Krypto. DCU Movie Tweet
  • May 21, 2021: Dwayne Johnson voices Krypto. Johnson's production company Seven Bucks will produce the movie. Patricia Hicks, Jared Stern and, under their Seven Bucks Productions banner, Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia are producing the film. John Requa, Glenn Ficarra and Nicholas Stoller are executive producing. The "larger" voice cast will be announced in the near future. Deadline Article
  • June 8, 2021: First teaser reveals Krypto and logo. Ace is voiced by Kevin Hart. Voice cast includes Kate McKinnon, John Krasinski, Vanessa Bayer, Natasha Lyonne, Diego Luna, and Keanu Reeves. Rotten Tomatoes Tweet
  • August 4, 2021: Hiram Garcia comments on movie and confirms it was in the works for a while. Collider Article
  • August 31, 2021: At DC FanDome, new content will be shown. DC Blog
  • September 13, 2021: Marc Maron voices Lex Luthor. Comic Book Article
  • October 16, 2021: 0:58 teaser posted with first footage. The first trailer releases in November. Theatrical date moved up two days to May 20, 2022. World's Finest YouTube
  • November 12, 2021: DC League of Super-Pets: The Great Mxy-Up is a Middle Grade graphic novel for readers age 8-12 by writer Heath Corson and artist Bobby Timony and set to publish on May 17, 2022. It spins out of the movie and is about the Super-Pets not being taken seriously by their respective heroes when Mr. Mxyzptlk, a magical imp from the fifth dimension, arrives in Metropolis with a plan to wreak a little chaos and destruction then the Justice League is caught in his trap. The Super-Pets are left to save the League and defeat Mxyzptlk but have to team up with their greatest enemy to do so. They're not sure she can be trusted. DC Blog
  • November 17, 2021: Stills of the Super Pets released. Krypto shares all of his owner's powers but starts off not knowing how to play with other pets but he's forced to lead a team of newly powered rescue animals to save Metropolis. Merton the turtle is voiced by Natasha Lyonne, PB the pig is voiced by Vanessa Bayer, and Chip the squirrel by Diego Luna. Jared Stern got the idea for the movie after volunteering with his wife at a rescue shelter where he encountered a group of unadopted pets who had been there for a long time. The heart of the movie is a buddy story between Krypto and Ace. Krypto flies above the streets and Ace is from the streets, the latter knows a little bit more about being a regular dog. Their dynamic is figuring that out and butting heads along the way. EW Article
  • November 21, 2021: John Krasinski is voicing Superman. John Krasinski Tweet
  • November 23, 2021: 2:45 trailer released. Warner Bros Kids YouTube
  • November 23, 2021: 30 second Bake-Off clip released. Warner UK YouTube
  • November 23, 2021: Poster featuring Krypto and Ace released with a tagline of "Sit, Stay, Save The World." DC Super Pets Tweet
  • February 14, 2022: There will be a Free Comic Book Day 2022 Edition comic book that contains an excerpt of the upcoming graphic novel. Comics Beat Article
  • March 6, 2022: 1:05 teaser featuring Batman posted. DC YouTube
  • March 9, 2022: Theatrical date moved to July 29. CBR Article
  • March 19, 2022: 13 second online promo featuring Ace posted. Batman Tweet
  • April 8, 2022: Merchandise provides a first look at a villainous guinea pig named Lulu. CBR Article
  • April 8, 2022: First look at more of the cast, including Flash, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and the Super-Pets suited up. Flash Film News Tweet
  • April 11, 2022: New 00:46 clip posted. Nickelodeon Tweet
  • April 13, 2022: First look at Aquaman and Cyborg. CBM Article
  • April 14, 2022: A tie-in book adaptation reveals much of the movie: Superman thinks Krypto needs an animal friend. On a trip to an animal shelter, Krypto meets Chip, PB, Merton, Ace, and Lulu. Somehow, they come into contact with Orange Kryptonite and gain super powers. Lulu gets mental powers, PB can shink and grow, Ace is super strong, Merton has super speed, and Chip can cast lightning. Lulu escapes and gets Green Kryptonite then forms an army of powered guinea pigs and captures the Justice League. Lulu attempts to use the Orange Kryptonite to enhance her powers. The Direct Article
  • April 26, 2022: Description of footage shown at CinemaCon, including a jealous Krypto flinging Lois Lane into the sea so he can have Clark to himself. Slash Film Article
  • April 28, 2022: New still of Krypto and Ace. USA Today Article
  • May 3, 2022: Trailer #2 released. Warner UK YouTube
  • May 24, 2022: New still of Krypto and Ace. Screen Rant Article
  • May 24, 2022: Press release for upcoming merchandise. WBD Article
  • June 23, 2022: New character posters released. DC Super Pets Tweet
  • July 6, 2022: New character posters confirm Lois Lane is voiced by Olivia Wilde, Wonder Woman by Jameela Jamil, Aquaman by Jemaine Clement, Flash by John Early, Cyborg by Daveed Digs, Green Lantern/Jessica Cruz by Dascha Polanco, and Lex Luthor by Marc Maron. DC Super Pets Tweet
  • July 10, 2022: Sean Lee voices Waffles, a Boston Terrier. MSN Article
  • July 11, 2022: 1:26 sneak peek posted. CN YouTube
  • July 11, 2022: "Super Team" spot posted. WB Indonesia YouTube
  • July 12, 2022: 2:19 featurette featuring the main cast voice recording. Fandago Tweet
  • July 20, 2022: Comments from Hiram Garcia. ComicBook Article
  • July 20, 2022: Dwayne Johnson will appear on the July 20 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote the movie. Super-Pets Tweet
  • July 20, 2022: Kate McKinnon will appear on the July 21 episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan to promote the movie. Super-Pets Tweet
  • July 25, 2022: John Krasinski will promote the movie on Tuesday's Good Morning America. Super-Pets Tweet
  • July 25, 2022: Kevin Hart will promote the movie on Monday's Tonight Show. Super-Pets Tweet
  • July 25, 2022: Jared Stern talks about Batman being haunted but deep down being a good guy who could use a dog and Keanu Reeves's passion for comics manifesting during recording. The Direct Article
  • July 28, 2022: Interview with Jared Stern. ComicBook Article
  • July 29, 2022: Topo, Comet, Beppo, and Jumpa were omitted for reasons like animating difficulties and what would make sense to be at an animal shelter. ComicBook Article
  • July 29, 2022: Got $2.2 million opening at the box office. ComicBook Article
  • August 22, 2022: Releases on premium digital ownership on August 23 and the 4k/Blu-Ray/DVD release is October 4. Special features include How to Draw Krypto, Behind the Super Voices, Super-Pets Animation 101, Find the Easter Eggs, The World of Super-Pets and Deleted Scenes. The Direct Article
  • September 19, 2022: Streams on HBO Max starting on September 26. CBR Article
  • January 9, 2023: The movie is nominated at the Sound Editors' Golden Reel Awards. THR Article
  • January 12, 2023: Received NAACP Image Awards nominations for Outstanding Animated Motion Picture and also Kevin Hart was nominated for Outstanding Voice Over Performance. THR Article

    Metal Men

  • December 3, 2021: A Metal Men animated movie is in the works to be written by Celeste Ballard. Ron Clements and John Musker will produce, wrote the treatment and might also direct. Craig Peck is executive producing. Allison Abbate, head of Warner Animation Group, is leading the project. THR Article

    Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

  • October 12, 2016: Those who attended theatrical screenings of Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders were given surveys. One question asked which movie would like to be seen made: Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Wonder Woman '77, or Swamp Thing. We Got This Covered Article
  • February 13, 2019: Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, an all-new animated movie, is a joint venture between DC Entertainment and Nickelodeon that unites the two for the first time outside of the comics page to fight Batman's deadly rogues gallery. It is based on the Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics miniseries by James Tynion IV and Freddie Williams II. It releases on 4K, Blu-ray, and Digital late in Spring 2019. Troy Baker voices Batman and the Joker, Darren Criss voices Raphael, Kyle Mooney voices Michelangelo, Baron Vaughn voices Donatello, Eric Bauza voices as Leonardo, Rachel Bloom voices as Batgirl, Tom Kenny voices the Penguin, John DiMaggio voices Mr. Freeze, Tara Strong voices Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, Carlos Alazraqui voices as Bane, and Cas Anvar voices Ra's al Ghul. Clip of Criss recording and stills of Criss, the Turtles with Batman, Batgirl, and Robin, and Raphael included. SyFy Wire Article
  • February 13, 2019: Jake Castorena worked in it "years" ago. Jake Castorena instagram
  • February 13, 2019: Still of Turtles seeing Batman in distance. DC Blog
  • February 19, 2019: The movie is rated PG-13 for fantasy violence. Screen Connections Article
  • February 21, 2019: Ben Giroux voices Robin. Ben Giroux instagram
  • February 28, 2019: Ben Giroux posts another shot of Robin. Ben Giroux instagram
  • March 8, 2019: The movie will have its world premiere at WonderCon on Sunday March 31st, between 1:45pm - 3:45pm. Keith Ferguson voices Baxter Stockman and Two-Face, Brian George voices Alfred, Ben Giroux voices as Robin, Andrew Kishino voices Shredder, and Jim Meskimen voices Commissioner Gordon and Scarecrow. Jake Castorena is the director. The script was by Marly Halpern-Graser. Ben Jones is the producer. Executive producers are Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan. Sam Register and Chris Viscardi are executive producers. Wonder Con post
  • March 11, 2019: Still of the Turtles underwater posted. A trailer will be released soon. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • March 12, 2019: 1:46 Trailer and two stills released. EW Article
  • March 13, 2019: A press release is imminent. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • March 14, 2019: Digital release is May 14, 2019, and 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack releases on June 4, 2019. Logline reveals a team up between Shredder and the Foot Clan and Ra's al Ghul and the League of Assassins. Special features are "Cowabunga, Batman! When Comic Worlds Collide" - a featurette about the concept of crossovers and how it entails the movie, "Fight Night in Gotham" - a featurette about the characters' fighting styles, and a sneak peek at the next DC Universe Movie, Batman: Hush. The runtime is 90 minutes and is PG-13 for fantasy violence. Front covers revealed. WF Article
  • March 31, 2019: Still of the Turtles peering from manhole. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • March 31, 2019: Q&A with cast and crew from Wonder Con. Bionic Buzz YouTube
  • March 31, 2019: 30 minute recording of the Wonder Con panel. Voices were recorded January to February of 2017. There are some nods to Metalhead in Raphael's bike, Mondo Gecko, and Secret of the Ooze's napkin line. David Alvarez YouTube
  • April 30, 2019: Michelangelo atop the Tyrannosaurus Rex in the Batcave and riding a skateboard and bumping into Alfred will be in the movie. Batman will be a little more serious than the Turtles so that there's contrast and the Turtles to be a little more serious than they were the 80's cartoon. Andy Kuhn drew the preliminary designs for the movie with lead character designer Steven Choi coming in and making Kuhn's designs more animation friendly. There will be direct homages to the 1990 film such as the shot of Shredder when he first confronts the Turtles replicated exactly when he first appears in this movie and there will be references to the Turtles in Time Super NES video game. One of the mandates from Nickelodeon was not to use the existing actors from the then current TMNT animated series. Baron Vaughn was always Halpern-Graser and Jones' first choice. Gary Miereanu came up with the notion of Troy Baker voicing both Batman and Joker. There is a post credits scene that teases a possible sequel. Comics Beat Article
  • May 1, 2019: There will be a San Diego Comic Con 2019 exclusive figure of Michelangelo dressed as Batman. Accessories include a sewer lid, pizza and extra sets of hands. This figure is limited to 10,000 pieces and will cost $30.00. Bleeding Cool Article
  • May 1, 2019: Still of Batgirl and Turtles released. There will be a new clip on Thursday. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • May 2, 2019: Still of Barbara Gordon released. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • May 2, 2019: 1:58 clip "Opening Scene!" released. WBHE YouTube
  • May 3, 2019: Next clip may come out in next two weeks and feature Commissioner Gordon. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • May 13, 2019: 48 second clip released of the Foot Clan invading Wayne Enterprises to steal some valuable technology only to find Batman waiting for them. WBHE YouTube
  • May 13, 2019: 1:01 clip released of the Ninja Turtles meeting the Penguin. ComicBook Article
  • May 14, 2019: "Suiting Up" clip and 5 stills released. WF Article
  • May 15, 2019: 30 second homage clip posted. CBR Article
  • May 15, 2019: Brianne Drouhard boarded an speical joke for fans of her webcomic in the form of Michelangelo tripping up the stairs. Brianne Drouhard Tweet
  • May 16, 2019: 48 second IGN exclusive Batmobile clip. IGN YouTube
  • May 23, 2019: Easter eggs list posted. TMNT Article
  • May 24, 2019: Donatello model sheet posted. Steven Choi instagram
  • May 25, 2019: Foot Clan roughs by Steven Choi. Steven Choi instagram
  • May 25, 2019: Barbara Gordon and Batgirl roughs by Steven Choi. Steven Choi instagram
  • May 25, 2019: Revised Barbara Gordon rough by Steven Choi. Steven Choi instagram
  • May 25, 2019: Batgirl roughs by Steven Choi. Steven Choi instagram
  • May 25, 2019: Michelangelo in Batsuit art. Steven Choi instagram
  • May 25, 2019: Early Shredder designs. Steven Choi instagram
  • May 25, 2019: Final Shredder design. Steven Choi instagram
  • May 25, 2019: Splinter brush art posted. Steven Choi instagram
  • May 25, 2019: Chris Copeland posts some storyboard panels. Chris Copeland Tweet
  • May 26, 2019: Interview with cast and crew. Down & Nerdy Tweet
  • May 28, 2019: Interview with Troy Baker. WF Article
  • May 30, 2019: Kyle Mooney's final initial voice record was on February 23, 2017. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • May 31, 2019: New Arkham clip and six stills. WF Article
  • June 2, 2019: Animatic of Batman-Shredder fight. Jake Castorena instagram
  • June 4, 2019: 00:28 clip "Batman vs Turtles" released. WBHE YouTube
  • June 4, 2019: 00:28 clip "Batman vs Raphael" released. IGN YouTube
  • June 4, 2019: 01:34 clip "Ooze" released. DC YouTube
  • June 14, 2019: Kevin Riepl won the Gold Medal Award for this month's Global Music Awards. Kevin Riepl Tweet
  • July 8, 2019: Gamestop will be selling exclusive action figure two packs. Batman and Leonardo and Robin and Raphael comes out in September, Batgirl and Donatello comes out in October, Alfred and Michelangelo comes out in November, and Ra's Al Ghul and Shredder comes out in December. Each pack sells for $49.99. They can also all be pre-ordered at once for $249.99. DC Collectors Article
  • November 18, 2019: The movie will air on Nick on November 27 at 8 pm. Nickandmore! Tweet
  • June 8, 2020: Chris Copeland posts an animatic of Leonardo vs. Ra's. Chris Copeland Tweet
  • June 9, 2020: Chris Copeland posts an animatic of Batman vs. TMNT. Chris Copeland Tweet
  • October 20, 2021: The last big fight was boarded by Adam Lucas with passes by Chris Copeland and Elsa Garagarza. Ben Jones Tweet
  • February 9, 2022: Rachel Bloom recorded as Batgirl on February 9, 2017. Gary Miereanu Tweet

    CW Seed News

  • May 14, 2020: CW Seed is in discussions to do two more series for 2021. ComicBook Article

    Harley Quinn

  • December 18, 2021: 10 episodes have been fully recorded along with some bonus stuff. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • July 31, 2022: Season 3 ends in an open ended way that sets up season 4 and the Bat Family will be instrumental if it were greenlit. Discussing Film Article
  • August 5, 2022: 10 episode titles for a season 4 listed for 2023 found in an entertainment registry site: "Getting Ice Dick, Don't Wait Up", "Gotham's Hottest Hotties", "Icons Only", "Il Buffone", "Most Culturally Impactful Film Franchise", "B.I.T.C.H.", "Business Conference Without Chlamydia", "Metamorphosis", "Potato Based Cloning Incident", and "Killer's Block". EIDR
  • August 31, 2022: Renewed for as season 4. Writer and consulting producer Sarah Peters will take over as executive producer and showrunner and Ceci Aranovich will oversee animation production. WF Article
  • September 2, 2022: There has been talk of doing the show's version of classic Batman: The Animated Series episodes like "Almost Got'Im". TV Line Article
  • September 7, 2022: Patrick Schumacker and Justine Halpern will act as advisers and facilitators for season four, and will still be weighing in on the season arc, episode outlines, scripts, voice records, and giving feedback on designs, and cuts. They confirm they know what Peters and her team have in store. AV Club Article
  • September 15, 2022: At the start of season 4, Harley aspires to be a hero but the conflict of whether or not she can make good on that remains to be seen plus she and Ivy will now be in vocations that are diametrically opposed. Bane will have a character-centric episode and it's a riff on the romantic genre. ET Online Article
  • September 16, 2022: Legion of Bats! #3 releases on December 20, 2022. Covers revealed. Jon Mikel takes over as artist. 1:25 cover by Reilly Brown. Harley and Ivy get stretched thin. CBR Article
  • September 16, 2022: 42 minute Q&A with Patrick Schumacker and Lake Bell. All of season four has been written and most of it has been recorded. DCHarleyQuinn instagram
  • October 7, 2022: A HBO Max Valentine's Day 2023 special has been announced. DCHarleyQuinn Tweet
  • October 7, 2022: Titled "Harley Quinn: A Very Problematic Valentine's Day Special" on HBO Max. Harlivy spends their first Valentine's Day together. Logline is "The special will feature Harley and Ivy celebrating their very first Valentine's Day together, while also revealing how the rest of the ragtag crew spends the gushiest, mushiest, most romantic day of the year." Cast includes Kaley Cuoco, Lake Bell, Alan Tudyk, Matt Oberg, James Wolk , Natalie Morales, Chris Diamantopoulos, James Adomian, Jim Rash, Vanessa Marshall, Janet Varney, Rachel Dratch, Leila Birch, Tyler James Williams, Josh Helman, Casey Wilson, and Michael Ironside. It is executive produced by Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, and Dean Lorey. Jennifer Coyle, Cuoco, and Sam Register are also executive produce. Variety Article
  • October 7, 2022: The Valentine's Day Special was recorded as of December 18, 2021. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • October 20, 2022: Jon Mikel completed work on his first full issue of Legion of Bats!, the third. Jon Mikel Tweet
  • October 21, 2022: Legion of Bats! Issue #4 releases on January 17, 2023. 1:25 variant cover by Renae De Liz. Ivy becomes increasingly engrossed in her new job and increasingly tempted by an old flame while Harley assists Batgirl on an important mission that goes awry. Clayface and King Shark try to figure out the friend's new allegiances. CBR Article
  • October 26, 2022: In season four: Nightwing, Robin, and Batgirl will play a big part in, Bane will return, Ivy will go back to her default look, Nora has moved on from Swamp Thing, Flash will appear, there will be more new characters, won't learn how Ivy got her powers, won't see Harley's hyenas, Doctor Psycho will return, and Harley will have a new outfit. Schumacker is interested in introducing other Robins, Bat Cow, and Booster Gold. Reddit Q&A with Patrick Schumacker
  • October 26, 2022: The Valentine's Day special is a stand alone story and is 44 minutes. Clock King and Riddler will have a brief appearance in it. The special will give clues as to when Harley and Ivy first started falling for each other. There will be intimate scenes between Harley and Ivy. Some risque visuals got flagged at the animatics stage. There will be more real-life celebrities appearing. Captain Boomerang, Killer Croc, and Enchantress will appear. Boomerang is voiced by Josh Helman. Reddit Q&A with Patrick Schumacker
  • November 18, 2022: Legion of Bats! Issue #5 releases on February 21, 2023. 1:25 variant cover by Chad Hardin. The Bat-Family, Black Mask, and Lady Marabunta face off while Ivy, Knockout, Bella, Livewire, and Nightfall break Porcelain out of Blackgate Penitentiary and Harley visits Bruce Wayne "for an unscheduled therapy-and-venting session." CBR Article
  • November 30, 2022: TJ Collins posts Clayface art. TJ Collins Tweet
  • December 1, 2022: Patrick Schumacker saw the Valentine's Day Special for the first time with Jefferson Friedman's music. He notes new music as well as new interpretations of past ones on the show. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • December 6, 2022: The Valentine's Day Special was onlined today. There a lot more cameos that haven't been announced yet. Daniel Fienberg's hatred of "Begs the question" has been canonized by Bane in the special. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • December 6, 2022: Nominated for Best Animated Series at Critics Choice Awards. SpoilerTV Article
  • December 6, 2022: Jon Mikel confirms Lynx and Zebra Man cameos at the end of Legion of Bats! #3. Jon Mikel Tweet
  • December 16, 2022: Legion of Bats! #6 releases on March 21, 2023. Cover by Yoshi Yoshitani, variant cover by Dan Hipp, and 1:25 variant cover by Dominike "Domo" Stanton. CBR Article
  • December 18, 2022: Tee Franklin confirms Secret Six nod in Legion of Bats! #3. Tee Franklin Tweet
  • December 18, 2022: Tee Franklin got back some pages for Legion of Bats! #5 and wrote 7 pages for Legion of Bats! #6. Tee Franklin Tweet
  • January 1, 2023: The Valentine's Day Special is about 45 minutes and is basically the length of two episodes. Patrick Schumacker estimates the trailer will be released soon since he just saw it and gave notes on a cut of it. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • January 3, 2023: Tee Franklin wrote the Batman: The Animated Series/Kevin Conroy nod in Legion of Bats! #4 in September 2022. Tee Franklin Tweet
  • January 10, 2023: Jon Mikel finished art for Legion of Bats! #5. Jon Mikel Tweet
  • January 12, 2023: Patrick Schumacker teases season 4 animation. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • January 15, 2023: Season 3 won a Critics Choice Award for Best Animated Series. Warner Bros. TV Tweet
  • January 17, 2023: The episode "Batman Begins Forever" is nominated at the Annie Awards in the Best TV/Media - Mature category. Animation Magazine Article
  • January 18, 2023: Nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series at the 2023 GLAAD Media Awards. Deadline Article
  • January 23, 2023: 1:19 trailer for A Very Problematic Valentine's Day Special released. Streams on February 9. HBO Max YouTube
  • January 23, 2023: Key art for A Very Problematic Valentine's Day Special released. DCHarleyQuinn Tweet
  • January 27, 2023: There will be a panel for A Very Problematic Valentine's Day Special at the SCAD TV Fest between February 9 and 11. James Adomian, executive producers Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, Dean Lorey, and Jennifer Coyle will be the panelists and Peter Girardi will moderate. Awards Daily Article
  • January 31, 2023: James Gunn and Peter Safran comment the series will continue on. ComicBook Article

    Noonan's News

  • March 14, 2022: A Kite Man spin-off from the Harley Quinn series titled Noonan's is in the works. He tries to run the bar but it's not so easy. It will be like a "Cheers for villains." Harley and Ivy appear in the first episode then it will be a revolving cast of villains and henchmen, including Lex Luthor and Bane. Slash Film Article
  • March 14, 2022: Patrick Schumacker clarifies the series is in development but has not been picked up to series yet. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • April 27, 2022: Given a series order of 10 episodes. Matt Oberg will reprise Kite Man. Golden Glider is Kite Man's new girlfriend and will commit crimes with him to keep the bar afloat. Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, Dean Lorey, and Kaley Cuoco are the producers and Lorey will be the showrunner. Variety Article
  • July 7, 2022: Bane will be heavily featured and have a big role in the series. DCHarleyQuinn instagram
  • July 29, 2022: Noonan's will lead to pretty far out places, Polka Dot Man might appear, have been talks for changing the title to something like Kite Man: Hell Yeah!, Dean Lorey and Katie Rich are the showrunners while Patrick Schumacker and Justin Hlapern serve as executive producers, Schumacker and Halpern take a hand's off approach, in the middle of writer's room, and Oberg recorded the first episode recently. Insider Article
  • August 25, 2022: Patrick Schumacker confirms the series is still in production. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • August 26, 2022: Golden Glider is a series regular. Vulture Article
  • September 16, 2022: Bat-Family members will appear. DCHarleyQuinn instagram
  • October 26, 2022: A Bat-Family member appears in the pilot. More underrated DC villains will debut. Reddit Q&A with Patrick Schumacker

    Young Justice News

  • October 14, 2021: Greg Weisman repeats back in season one they had five seasons planned out but now, they have a fairly clear idea through seven seasons and vaguer ideas beyond that. Greg Weisman Tweet
  • December 10, 2021: The timelime document is now at 718 pages, there are 759 total characters but some have only been mentioned or referenced briefly. Weisman will post his list of characters starting from #759 working his way to #1 on Ask Greg after the season 4 finale streams. Across 98 episodes, the audioplay, and video game, 128 total actors have been used. Ask Greg
  • August 17, 2022: Insider reports there are no plans for a season five. TVLine Article
  • August 17, 2022: Young Justice: Targets collection set to release in July 2023. World's Finest Tweet
  • September 16, 2022: Young Justice: Targets #6's physical release will be December 27, 2022. Covers revealed. CBR Article
  • November 10, 2022: Greg Weisman begins his character countdown. #782 is the Branwilla's Ghost mention. Ask Greg
  • November 11, 2022: #781 is the Bgztlqwar mention. Ask Greg
  • November 14, 2022: #780 is Ulthoon. Ask Greg
  • November 15, 2022: #779 is Flex Mentallo. Ask Greg
  • November 16, 2022: #778 is Brother Power the Geek. Ask Greg
  • November 16, 2022: Interview with Greg Weisman. What's Up Fandom Podcast Episode 364
  • November 17, 2022: #777 is Dyno-Mutt. Ask Greg
  • November 18, 2022: #776 is Blue Falcon. Ask Greg
  • November 21, 2022: #775 is Flaming C. Ask Greg
  • November 26, 2022: Young Justice: Targets trade paperback has a release date of July 18, 2023 on Amazon. DCAUR Tweet
  • November 26, 2022: Jason Spisak reveals back during season two, Greg Weisman told him he was a fan of Razer and Aya on Green Lantern: The Animated Series and would bring Razer in if there was any way possible. Convention Coverage YouTube, 5-5:43
  • November 28, 2022: #774 is Sackett. Ask Greg
  • November 28, 2022: Chris Jones was told to draw Freddy Freeman as African-American. Chris Jones Tweet
  • November 29, 2022: #773 is Sanchez. Ask Greg
  • November 30, 2022: #772 is Rive Gauche. Ask Greg
  • December 1, 2022: #771 is Seine. Ask Greg
  • December 2, 2022: #770 is Monteparnasse. Ask Greg
  • December 3, 2022: 1 hour Interview with Chris Jones. Jones specifically wanted to add in the black carbon fiber and play with lighting of the Kryptonite in Metallo's rib cage. Jones spent 2-3 days boarding the wedding audience in the Phantoms finale and he was both given a list of characters and specific seating chart. Greg Weisman only specified 'this group of characters' are sitting together for the Wally funeral scene in the Targets finale. While working on Targets, Jones got to use 3d models of locations from the show to cut down on time like the Watchtower. Darksuperboy YouTube
  • December 5, 2022: #769 is Montmartre. Ask Greg
  • December 6, 2022: #768 is Champs Elysees. Ask Greg
  • December 7, 2022: #767 is Diabolique. Ask Greg
  • December 8, 2022: #766 is Behemoth. Ask Greg
  • December 9, 2022: #765 is Henry Heywood. Ask Greg
  • December 12, 2022: #764 is James King VI. Ask Greg
  • December 13, 2022: #764 is Justin King VI. Ask Greg
  • December 13, 2022: #763 is Philip Wilcox. Ask Greg
  • December 14, 2022: #762 is Brandon Weisman. Ask Greg
  • December 15, 2022: #761 is Greg Vietti. Ask Greg
  • December 16, 2022: #760 is Jack. Ask Greg
  • December 21, 2022: #759 is the Mueller kids. Ask Greg
  • December 22, 2022: #758 is Mrs. Josef Mueller. Ask Greg
  • December 23, 2022: #757 is Eduardo's Abuela. Ask Greg
  • December 27, 2022: #756 is Milagro Reyes. Ask Greg
  • December 28, 2022: #755 is Alberto Reyes. Ask Greg
  • December 29, 2022: #754 is Bianca Reyes. Ask Greg
  • December 30, 2022: #753 is Robert Hawkins. Ask Greg
  • December 31, 2022: #752 is Jean Hawkins. Ask Greg
  • January 1, 2023: #751 is Sharon Hawkins. Ask Greg
  • January 2, 2023: #750 is Cassandra Savage's Stepfather. Ask Greg
  • January 2, 2023: Design for Lois Lane in her wedding outfit in "Death and Rebirth" posted. Jerome Moore deviantArt
  • January 3, 2023: #749 is Cassandra Savage's Half-Brother. Ask Greg
  • January 4, 2023: #748 is Cassandra Savage's Half-Sister. Ask Greg
  • January 5, 2023: #747 is Juan Cordero's Youngest Sister. Ask Greg
  • January 6, 2023: #746 is Juan Cordero's Older Sister. Ask Greg
  • January 7, 2023: #745 is Juan Cordero's Mother. Ask Greg
  • January 8, 2023: #744 is Merlin. Ask Greg
  • January 9, 2023: #743 is the Ghosts of the Bayou. Ask Greg
  • January 10, 2023: #742 are the Haly's Circus Trapeze Artists. Ask Greg
  • January 11, 2023: #741 is the Ancient Danuuth Ancestor. Ask Greg
  • January 12, 2023: #740 is the Ancient Chian Ancestor. Ask Greg
  • January 16, 2023: #739 is J'karaa. Ask Greg
  • January 17, 2023: #738 is M'aarell. Ask Greg
  • January 18, 2023: #737 is the J'onzz Family. Ask Greg
  • January 19, 2023: #736 is Weather Wizard. Ask Greg
  • January 20, 2023: #735 is Shazam (Wizard). Ask Greg
  • January 21, 2023: #734 is Detective Chimp. Ask Greg
  • January 22, 2023: #733 is Sabbac. Ask Greg
  • January 23, 2023: #732 is Ibac. Ask Greg
  • January 24, 2023: #731 is Penguin. Ask Greg
  • January 25, 2023: #730 is Killer Croc. Ask Greg
  • January 26, 2023: #729 is Peacemaker. Ask Greg
  • January 27, 2023: #728 is Boss Moxie. Ask Greg
  • January 28, 2023: #727 is Ryan Choi. Ask Greg
  • January 29, 2023: #726 is Hippolyta. Ask Greg
  • January 30, 2023: #725 is Aya. Ask Greg
  • January 31, 2023: #724 is Thomas Wayne. Ask Greg
  • January 31, 2023: Chris Jones did a variant cover for the Milestone 30th Anniversary Special. His cover features Rocket, Static, Icon, and Hardware. Chris Jones Tweet
  • February 1, 2023: #723 is Martha Kane Wayne. Ask Greg

    BizarroTV News

  • October 3, 2019: James Tucker is working on a noir serial for the BizarroTV anthology series by DC Universe, Blue Ribbon Content and Warner Bros. Television. BizarroTV will be a mix of live action and animation and feature lesser known characters like Space Cabbie, Ambush Bug, Slam Bradley, and The Creeper. Newsarama Article
  • October 3, 2019: Heath Corson alludes to being involved. Heath Corson Tweet
  • March 17, 2021: BizarroTV eventually being released isn't completely off the table yet. TV Line Article
  • October 21, 2021: James Tucker confirms it is in development. James Tucker Tweet

    Aquaman: King of Atlantis

  • January 15, 2020: Warner Brothers is developing a 3 part animated Aquaman miniseries based on the live action movie titled "Aquaman: King of Atlantis." It will stream on HBOMax. James Wan, Michael Clear of Atomic Monster, Rob Hackett, and Sam Register are executive producers. Victor Courtright and Marly Halpern-Graser will be the showrunners and co-executive producers. The story revolves around Arthur Curry's first day as king of Atlantis. Vulko and Mera will also appear. The threats he deals with are hinted as a half-brother trying to take Atlantis for himself, surface dwellers causing problems under the sea, and ancient evils threatening danger perpetually. THR Article
  • July 23, 2020: Matthew Janszen will score the miniseries. Indiewire Article
  • August 5, 2020: Roxann Cole reveals Thursday is her last pitch for Aquaman. Roxanne Cole Tweet
  • August 17, 2020: Roxann Cole reveals September 11 is her last day of work on Aquaman. Roxanne Cole Tweet
  • December 22, 2020: Marie Lum was a storyboard artist. First look at logo. Marie Lum Tweet
  • February 17, 2021: Rose Feduk was a storyboard artist. Rose Feduk Tweet
  • February 17, 2021: First look at Aquaman and Mera in brief footage seen in Cartoon Network sizzle reel. Comic Book Article
  • February 18, 2021: 2 more stills of Aquaman and Mera posted. Marly Halpern-Graser Tweet
  • July 2, 2021: Dubbing has started in Latin America. El Universo DC Comics Blog
  • August 31, 2021: At DC FanDome, there will be a look at the miniseries. DC Blog
  • September 1, 2021: There will be a new programming block for Cartoon Network named ACME Night that features several HBO Max titles, including Aquaman. Comic Book Article
  • September 1, 2021: Official logline released. Comic Book Article
  • September 10, 2021: 0:41 trailer released. HBO Max YouTube
  • September 10, 2021: Releases weekly on HBO Max starting October 14. Voice cast includes Cooper Andrews as Aquaman, Gillian Jacobs as Mera, Thomas Lennon as Vulko, and Dana Snyder as Ocean Master. Animation Magazine Article
  • September 10, 2021: Each chapter is 44 minutes long. Marly Halpern-Graser Tweet
  • September 13, 2021: Marly Halpern-Graser clarifies each chapter is 45 minutes long. Marly Halpern-Graser Tweet
  • September 15, 2021: Laura Sreebny wrote one of the chapters. Laura Sreebny Tweet
  • September 23, 2021: Chapter 1 is titled "Dead Sea" and chapter 2 is "Primordius". Futon Critic Article
  • September 23, 2021: Chapter 3 is "Tidal Shift". Decider Article
  • September 24, 2021: Poster released. Marly Halpern-Graser Tweet
  • September 24, 2021: Kaitlyn Robrock reveals she has a role in the series. Kaitlyn Robrock Tweet
  • October 3, 2021: Erica Wester did retake animating. Erica Wester Tweet
  • October 7, 2021: Poster for Chapter One: Dead Sea released. Wes Gleason Tweet
  • October 11, 2021: First 4 minutes of Chapter One posted. HBO Max YouTube
  • October 12, 2021: Interview with Victor Courtright and Marly Halpern-Graser. It naturally fits into a three-part arc but each episode can be viewed as a standalone. The live action movie was used as a spring board for the story but is it's own continuity. Aquaman was living a pretty normal life then became king of Atlantis for the good of the people. Story board artists had fun with the townspeople. They made original characters like the bandits in the first chapter but also brought in classic villains. They didn't go in animating everyone being underwater like in the live action movie and 80 percent of the time boarded it like they were on land. They pitched a few things that didn't get used because something similar was being done in the live action movie's sequel. There's a lot of elements blended together in the architecture like classic Greek and Akira to get a sense of lived-in history. Animation Scoop Article
  • October 13, 2021: Interview with Victor Courtright and Marly Halpern-Graser. During work on Thundercats Roar, Courtright heard there was a potential Aquaman project being floated so he did some drawings of Aquaman and was asked to write up some concepts. He sat down with Halpern-Graser and wrote out some ideas in 2019. Two weeks into production, they had to shift to work-at-home because of the pandemic. James Wan and Atomic Monster saw, approved, and gave feedback on everything. It was important to make Aquaman the point-of-view relateable character to the audience. They pulled inspiration from old monster movies, old animation, and their experience on ThunderCats. Atlantis has both super science and magic, like with Mera. Comic Book Article
  • October 13, 2021: Interview with Victor Courtright and Marly Halpern-Graser. They liken the show to the modern age serious Aquaman being dumped into the whimsical Silver Age Atlantis. Still of Aquaman riding a seahorse included. io9 Article
  • October 15, 2021: The fourth bandit in Chapter One is named Techno. Marly Halpern-Graser Tweet
  • October 16, 2021: 2:48 sneak peek at Chapter Two posted. WF YouTube
  • October 16, 2021: "Talking to the Fish" song now streaming. Linktree
  • October 18, 2021: Poster for Chapter Two released. Marly Halpern-Graser Tweet
  • October 20, 2021: 1:30 clip for Chapter Two posted. HBO Max YouTube
  • October 20, 2021: Marly Halpern-Graser and Victor Courtright recall there was no push back on similar ideas to Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. THR Article
  • October 23, 2021: Rose Feduk posts storyboard comparisons for Chapter Two. Rose Feduk Tweet
  • October 24, 2021: Brad Gake posts preliminary drawings of the island and Fisherman's house in Chapter Two. Brad Gake Tweet
  • October 25, 2021: Poster for Chapter Three released. Marly Halpern-Graser Tweet
  • October 27, 2021: 1:20 clip for Chapter Three released. HBO Max YouTube
  • October 28, 2021: Murk was Laura Sreebny's idea because she was knew he was the kind of guy who constantly referenced the one time he took a trip to Europe. Marly Halpern-Graser Tweet
  • October 31, 2021: Comments from Courtright and Halpern-Graser. Courtright took an immediate interest to Scavenger and already did a sketch by the time he first met with Halpern-Graser. They left Black Manta out because the live action movie used him so well. They were hoping to use the Brine King but they couldn't find a good place for him. Comic Book Article
  • November 1, 2021: Crustoloids and Mirror Men were inspired by characters from the Filmation Aquaman animated series. Marly Halpern-Graser Tweet
  • March 24, 2022: The DVD and digital release is April 26. Animation Magazine Article
  • March 24, 2022: The movie release will have theme song title cards that act as chapter breaks, it is not an extended edition, and one scene was cut out. Marly Halpern-Graser Tweet
  • April 14, 2022: The DVD and digital release has been moved to June 11. WF Tweet
  • May 23, 2022: James Batrez posts background designs from "Dead Sea". James Batrez Tweet
  • August 17, 2022: Will be leaving HBO Max this week. Deadline Article
  • August 18, 2022: The material cut from the movie version is the first two minutes of chapter 2. Marly Halpern-Graser Tweet
  • August 18, 2022: Rose Feduk boarded the first two minutes of chapter 2. Rose Feduk Tweet

    Amazons

  • July 7, 2020: Patty Jenkins revealed an animated series focused on the Amazons is being considered. EMPIRE Article
  • November 25, 2020: Patty Jenkins teases the story takes place after Diana leaves Themyscira in the the first Wonder Woman movie but there are some twists and turns that link to what happens between Wonder Woman '84 and the third Wonder Woman movie. Production has not officially started yet. Geek Magazine Article via Reddit

    Cover

  • February 10, 2021: Brian Michael Bendis and David Mack's DC/Jinxworld series "Cover" is being adapted into an animated series to stream on HBO Max. Bendis will write, Mack will direct, and Rooster Teeth Studios will produce. CBR Article

    Legion of Super-Heroes

  • December 20, 2021: Brian Michael Bendis has been working on an adult Legion of Super-Heroes animated series for HBO Max for awhile. Development just moved into the next phase the previous week. He was first approached by HBO Max and asked what DC properties would be interesting to adapt. ComicBook Article
  • June 29, 2022: Film Ratings website lists the series as PG-13 for some violence and language. Brian Michael Bendis clarifies the series is a mature themed animation project with adult themes like current mature animation programming out there currently. ComicBook Article
  • July 6, 2022: Brian Bendis shares cover of pilot script. The second draft is dated April 22, 2022 and the third draft is dated July 5, 2022. Brian Bendis instagram

    Creature Commandos Series News

  • January 31, 2023: There will be a Creature Commandos animated TV seres. Sean Gunn's Weasel from The Suicide Squad will appear. Rick Flag Sr. will debut on the series. Live action and animation voice actors will be in the cast. James Gunn wrote all seven episodes. Logline is "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". Variety Article
  • January 31, 2023: First look at the main cast. Amanda Waller creates a black-ops team out of monstrous prisoners. DC Tweet
  • January 31, 2023: Will be on HBO Max and is already written. Cast includes: Rick Flag, Sr., Nina Mazursky. Doctor Phosphorus, Eric Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, G.I. Robot and Weasel. The Bride of Frankenstein is the lead. DC Blog

    Batwheels Series News

  • October 6, 2020: There will be a preschool animated action-adventure comedy titled "Batwheels" that will air on Cartoon Network and stream on HBO Max. It will star the Batmobile, named Bam. Cast includes Bibi (The Batgirl Cycle), Red (The Redbird), Jett (The Batwing) and Buff (The Bat Truck), sentient super-powered crime-fighting vehicles who defend Gotham City alongside Batman, Robin, Batgirl and a host of DC Super Heroes. Michael G. Stern serves as co-executive producer, Simon J. Smith is supervising producer and Steven Fink of Bang Zoom Ltd. is producer. Production has begun. CBR Article
  • February 17, 2021: First look footage of Batmobile chasing Joker van in Cartoonito sizzle reel at 0:07, 0:13, 0:43, 4:08 marks. User CNC YT
  • June 17, 2021: Millie McElvain started doing storyboard revisions this week. Mollie McElvain instagram
  • September 3, 2021: The cast will be announced on September 13 during a virtual one-hour interactive event celebrating the Cartoonito launch, "Nito's Birthday Party," at CartoonitoParty.com on Monday, September 13 at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET. Animation Magazine Article
  • September 13, 2021: Ethan Hawke voices Batman, Jacob Bertrand as Bam, Jordan Reed as Redbird, Madigan Kacmar as Bibi, Noah Bentley as Buff, Lilimar as Batwing, Kimberly D. Brooks as the Batcomputer, Mick Wingert as Moe, AJ Hudson as Duke Thomas/Robin and Leah Lewis as Cassandra Cain/Batgirl. Bam is the Batmobile and leader of the Batwheels team, like his hero Batman, has a strong sense of justice and tries his best to lead the team, even though he's not always sure he's up for the task. Ultimately, the other Batwheels know they can count on him, both as a super teammate, and as a friend. Redbird is Robin's zippy sports car. "Red" is the kid brother of the team, always eager to prove himself a worthy sidekick to Bam but he can hold his own on a mission. He's enthusiastic and extremely inquisitive, asking tons of questions, like a kid detective. Bibi is Batgirl's brave and bold motorcycle is the fastest of the Batwheels, but also the smallest, so she sometimes has a habit of being impulsive and jumping right into the action without a plan. Buff the Bat-styled monster truck is the team's muscle and can ram through or run over any obstacle in his path, but he's also the heart of the team - a gentle giant who doesn't really know his own strength. Batwing is Batman's supersonic jet plane, "Wing" is easily the most sophisticated, and confident member of the team. The Batcomputer is the supervisor, dispatcher, and trainer of the team is also their mother figure. In addition to training and advising them, she must be there to comfort them and even hold their mechanical hands when needed. Moe is Batman's robot repairman who facilitates repairs and upkeep on his fleet of vehicles. He is well-equipped, highly efficient mechanic who can fix almost any vehicular glitch, but not without a healthy dose of sarcasm. Batman is Gotham City's greatest protector who keeps the streets safe from any and all threats. Even though Batman doesn't communicate directly with the Batwheels, he acts as a father figure. They absolutely seek his approval and trust while they fight alongside him. Duke Thomas/Robin is the Boy Wonder who loves sinking his teeth into a great detective mystery while he strives to prove himself alongside Batman. Cassandra Cain/Batgirl is the first Asian-American Batgirl as first introduced in the comics. Cassandra is the "big sister," tech-savvy daredevil of the Bat-Family. She loves ripping around the streets of Gotham City on her motorcycle and always wants to be in the center of the action. Group stills of the cast included.. Animation Magazine Article
  • September 13, 2021: 29 second animation test from Cartoonito live stream previews Bam chasing the Joker van. user CNC YouTube
  • October 16, 2021: 1:36 sneak peek released containing previously released animation test and new concept art of the Batcave and various locales in Gotham City. Premieres in 2022. WF YouTube
  • March 25, 2022: Warner Bros. Animation is hiring for an animation supervisor, visual development, and storyboard artists. WB Animation Careers Instagram
  • April 12, 2022: Bryan Turner is part of the staff. Bryan Turner instagram
  • April 18, 2022: Lila Martinez is a director. Lila Martinez instagram
  • May 19, 2022: New poster released. Cartoonito Tweet
  • May 19, 2022: Batman villains will appear in addition to the Legion of Zoom, a team of sentient vehicles brought to computerized life by Badcomputer, the new ultimate computer of the DC Universe. Gina Rodriguez voices Catwoman, Xolo Mariduena voices Mr. Freeze.s Snowy the Snowcrawler, Tom Kenny will play Crash, Badcomputer's robotic minion, Mick Wingert voices the Joker, Chandni Parekh voices Harley Quinn, Sungwon Cho voices the Riddler, Jess Harnell voices Penguin, Regi Davis voices Mr. Freeze, James Arnold Taylor voices Toyman, Griffin Burns voices Prank, the Joker's favorite ride; Alexandra Novelle voices Jetstah, Harley Quinn's souped-up ATV; Josey Montana McCoy voices Quizz, Riddler's helicopter; Ariyan Kassam voices Ducky, Penguin's boat; and Sungwon Cho voices the Badcomputer. First look at villains and Legion of Zoom included. The series will premiere Fall 2022. THR Article
  • May 25, 2022: There will be a picture book titled "Lucky Wheels: Bam the Batmobile Learns a Lesson!" written by Andrew Guastaferro and illustrated by Sean Calico. Logline and preview pages included. Releases on September 6. Comic Beat Article
  • June 15, 2022: Villains and Legion of Zoom along with cast photos posted. DC Kids Tweet
  • July 19, 2022: Corentin Lejam posts photo of Bat Family and main cast spotted at San Diego Comic Con. Lejam was a designer on the series. Corentin Lejam instagram
  • July 21, 2022: Alessio Menghi is a storyboard artist and worked on a lot of episodes that stars Batwing. Alessio Menghi instagram
  • July 23, 2022: 2:28 trailer released. Will debut a half-hour origin special, "Secret Origin of the Batwheels," exclusively on Cartoonito on HBO Max on Saturday, September 17 -- Batman Day. The special will then premiere on Cartoonito on Cartoon Network at a later date. DC Kids YouTube
  • July 25, 2022: Angela Parrish is a vocal producer. Parrish indicates there will be shorts. Angela Parrish instagram
  • August 1, 2022: 30 second theater promo posted. Cartoonito Tweet
  • August 5, 2022: 24 alleged episode titles for season one. EIDR
  • August 5, 2022: 31 alleged episode titles for season two. EIDR
  • August 17, 2022: 0:26 trailer for Secret Origins of the Batwheels special. HBO Max Family YouTube
  • August 24, 2022: 1:11 clip "Introducing Ethan Hawke as Batman" released. Cartoonito YouTube
  • August 25, 2022: 0:53 clip "Batcave Tag" released. DC Kids YouTube
  • August 28, 2022: There will be a panel for the show at the Ottawa International Animation Festival on September 24 with showrunner and co-executive producer Michael G. Stern and supervising producer Simon J. Smith. Ottawa International Animation Festival Tweet
  • August 30, 2022: There will be a panel for the show at New York Comic Con on October 9. THR Article
  • September 6, 2022: 2:04 clip "Meet Robin!" released. Cartoonito YouTube
  • September 7, 2022: 2:44 clip "Buff's BUFF" released. DC Kids YouTube
  • September 13, 2022: 2:02 "Stop That Ducky" released. DC Kids YouTube
  • September 13, 2022: 30 second Batgirl preview released. Cartoonito Tweet
  • September 14, 2022: 2:05 Batgirl clip posted. DC Kids YouTube
  • September 14, 2022: 2:09 "Meet Bam!" musical short posted. Cartoonito YouTube
  • September 19, 2022: New teaser posted. The series will premiere on October 17 on Cartoon Network's Cartoonito block at 9 am Eastern. The new episode streams the next day on HBO Max. IGN Article
  • September 27, 2022: 2:12 video "Meet Bibi!" posted. Cartoonito YouTube
  • September 30, 2022: Logline for 7 episodes set for October 17 premiere. Rollin Bishop Tweet
  • October 9, 2022: 8:47 interview with cast, including Jacob Bertrand, A.J. Hudson, Xolo Maridueña, and Lilimar. CBR YouTube
  • October 10, 2022: Interview with Co-Executive Producer Michael G. Stern and Supervising Producer Simon J. Smith. ComicBook Article
  • October 10, 2022: First look at Green Arrow and Poison Ivy. Ivy is voiced by Kailey Snider. Ivan wantso help Gotham return it its primitive roots by turning the streets into her own personal garden where plants rule. Arrow is voiced by MacLeod Andrews. He is as quick with a quip as he is with his quiver, is Batman's crime-fighting bro, uses multipurpose arros and loves ribbing Batman. Animation Magazine Article
  • October 11, 2022: Interview with Co-Executive Producer Michael G. Stern and Supervising Producer Simon J. Smith about the creation of the show. Animation Magazine Article
  • October 13, 2022: Interview with Co-Executive Producer Michael G. Stern and Supervising Producer Simon J. Smith about the creation of the show. Animation Scoop Blog
  • October 14, 2022: Interview with Co-Executive Producer Michael G. Stern and Supervising Producer Simon J. Smith about the creation of the show. AWN Article
  • October 16, 2022: "The Secret Origin of the Batwheels" can be watched online for free. Cartoonito YouTube
  • October 20, 2022: 44 second clip of Bam and Moe encountering Poison Ivy posted. Cartoonito YouTube
  • November 4, 2022: 1:03 clip from "Holidays on Ice" released. Cartoonito YouTube
  • November 15, 2022: "Rev and Let Rev" airs on November 21 at 10 am on Cartoonito. It features the debut of Catwoman. 1:09 clip included. Animation Magazine Article
  • November 17, 2022: The "Holidays on Ice" two parter airs on December 5 at 10 am. Logline and still included. Rollin Bishop Tweet
  • December 2, 2022: 2:12 clip from "Holidays on Ice" released. Cartoonito YouTube
  • December 7, 2022: Officially renewed for a second season. Variety Article

    Batman: Caped Crusader Series News

  • December 24, 2020: Insider Daniel Richtman claims HBO Max is in talks about making a Batman: The Animated Series sequel series of some sort. WGTC Article
  • January 16, 2021: Kevin Smith claims he heard from "very reliable people" that HBO Max is looking at making a Batman: The Animated Series sequel series. Kevin Smith YouTube
  • February 10, 2021: Allegedly, Bruce Timm and Kevin Conroy are attached to the rumored sequel series to Batman: The Animated Series but Mark Hamill and Joker may not be involved. Small Screen Article
  • May 19, 2021: Batman: Caped Crusader is a new animated series coming to HBO Max and Cartoon Network. It utilizes "state-of-the-art" animation, is not a sequel to Batman: The Animated Series, and will "reinvent" Batman and his rogue's gallery with sophisticated storytelling, nuanced characters, and intense action sequences. It will dig deep into Batman's film noir roots and dive deep into the psychology of the characters. Bruce Timm will co-executive produce alongside Matt Reeves and J.J. Abrams. First look at Batman and logo. WF Article
  • August 31, 2021: At DC FanDome, there will a very early look at the series. DC Blog
  • September 1, 2021: There will be a new programming block for Cartoon Network named ACME Night that features several HBO Max titles, including Caped Crusader. Comic Book Article
  • October 16, 2021: Video of J.J. Abrams, Matt Reeves, Bruce Timm, and James Tucker from Fandome. Tucker is a Co-Executive Producer. Will be like the original premise of Batman: The Animated Series but with less restrictions on adult content, adult themes, and violence. It's just Batman, there's no other heroes around, and he's alone. Will also use the notion of Bruce Wayne being the mask and Batman being Batman. Batman starts out low-tech but adds more gadgets and refines the Batmobile with prototypes. Will be about discovery. Season one is a psychological story about a man that needs to be redeemed. Before Batman and the police earn each other's trust. Don't know if Commissioner Gordon will or won't be Batman's ally. Nothing is assumed from what we expect as standard on a Batman series. Will take some villains and reconfigure yet keep them iconic. Timm used Strange Days short to pitch series. Show won't be in black and white but Tucker is keen on doing an episode in it. German expressionism and film noir will be leaned on more. Will be a 1940s timeless Gotham City and character designs but more modern with inclusivity and representation. WF YouTube
  • October 16, 2021: Will premiere in 2023. AnimeSuperHero Post
  • January 7, 2022: Ed Brubaker is the head writer, runs the writer's room with Bruce Timm, is Timm's right hand man, and is an executive producer. The first season will be 10 episodes total. Brubaker notes the vision for the show has a slightly more pulpy take on the character and a new way of looking at Gotham, set in the past but viewed through a modern lens. The writers room has been ongoing for the last few months. Early development art of Batman revealed. THR Article
  • January 8, 2022: Ed Brubaker has been working on the series for several months, the virtual writing room has already wrapped, and they are nearing production. Brubaker reveals he had no intention of going back to working on superheroes but he was such a big fan of Batman: The Animated Series, he decided it sounded like too much fun to pass up on. The team met via Zoom for a couple months. The show is a complete reimagining of Batman, not a sequel to Batman: The Animated Series, takes place in a kind of timeless 1940s with no computers or cell phones, and is more adult at times but still something children can watch. Halley Gross is a writer and consulting producer, Sean Lee is a writers assistant, Jase Ricci is a Co-Executive Producer and writer, Julie Osborn is the line producer, Adamma Ebo is a writer and consulting producer, James Tucker is also a main designer, and Adanne Ebo is a writer and consulting prodicer. Ed Brubaker Newsletter
  • March 3, 2022: Warner Bros. Animation is hiring for a character designer, prop/vehicle designer, background designer, color designer, background painter, and storyboard revisionist. WBA instagram
  • March 3, 2022: James Tucker reveals they have been focusing on scripts and development since October and now would be time they start looking at applicants' portfolios. James Tucker Tweet (private)
  • March 8, 2022: Ed Brubaker notes only a few episodes were freelance written and implies one of them was done by Greg Rucka. Ed Brubaker Newsletter
  • March 9, 2022: Marc Bernardin wrote an episode. Last week he submitted a draft and next week he will get notes back. After doing a podcast episode with Ed Brubaker, he got a text from Brubaker asking if he would like to write one. Bernardin was given a story they felt he was right for. Kevin Smith YouTube, 9:14-15:32
  • May 13, 2022: James Tucker teases the show "will be familiar yet very different" and notes they're still in the trenches getting the show all together. CBM Article
  • May 31, 2022: Interview with Ed Brubaker. It has been around six months already. A month of writer room meetings 2 to 3 hours in mornings and afternoon then a couple days a week once outline and script work started. Talking about giving notes or giving it a quick polish then handing a script to Timm. Timm printed out the script PDF and wrote notes in red and doodled rough boards. The crew is currently working on the scripts for the last couple of episodes this season. The first voice recording will begin very soon and will be virtual. Bruce Timm and James Tucker have been casting the voices for the last couple of months. Brubaker reached out to Timm for freelancing opportunities and was surprised when he suggested the role of head writer on Caped Crusader but Brubaker still had to interview and Timm needed to jump through some hoops to land him the gig. It will be a PG show for a family audience but it will be slightly more adult than what was done before and very much a new take on Batman in the late 40's/early 50's era. They will be getting animation samples from studios vying for the job soon and that side of production will be full steam ahead in a couple of months. Timm, Tucker and "some other writer'' came up with the pitch for the show 2 to 3 years ago and they loosely followed that idea with Brubaker, ultimately building a ''new thing'' with them. It will remind fans a lot of Batman: The Animated Series but will also shock fans in the ways it is different. Greg Rucka is the writer of episode 2, which will be the first Renee Montoya episode. Brubaker wrote written episode 4, which is Gordon-centric and has ''Gotham Central'' moments focusing more on Jim Gordon and the police than Batman himself but the show is not overall inspired by that run of comics. Scripts are roughly 30 to 34 pages. Word Balloon, 66:25 mark
  • July 20, 2022: Ed Brubaker reveals he's nearly done with the bulk of his work on season one. Ed Brubaker Newsletter
  • August 5, 2022: Alleged episode titles are: In Treacherous Waters, Moving Target, The Night of the Hunters, And Be A Villain, Kiss of the Catwoman, Two-Face: Part 1, Two-Face: Part 2, Night Ride, The Stress of Her Regard, and Nocturne. DCAUR Tweet
  • August 9, 2022: Series is hiring for a color designer with 2+ years of experience. WBA Careers instagram
  • August 9, 2022: Series is hiring for a background painter with 2+ years of experience. WBA Careers instagram
  • August 22, 2022: Will no longer be produced for HBO Max and is being shopped around to other outlets. TV Line Article
  • August 22, 2022: Diedrich Bader is in the cast. Diedrich Bader Tweet
  • August 26, 2022: Series reportedly has gotten "intense interest" from Apple, Hulu and Netflix among other streaming services. THR Heat Vision Newsletter
  • September 6, 2022: Emily Hu started her first day as storyboard artist. Emily Hu Tweet
  • September 6, 2022: Mauricio Abril is a background painter on the series. Mauricio Abril Tweet
  • September 16, 2022: Apple, Amazon and Netflix are the top contenders for the series. THR Heat Vision Newsletter
  • November 29, 2022: Ed Brubaker reveals he has seen animation tests, animatics for roughly half the season, all voice recording is done, the series is PG but more adult but not "adult", they broke the whole season in a writer's room, Brubaker brought in his friend Halley Gross, they all had fun pitching ideas to Bruce Timm, getting shot done, and arguing for their ideas, everyone wrote two episodes and some freelance, is Timm's vision of a new take on Batman, and Batman is rebooted as a 40's pulp character. Comic Book Herald Interviews #101, 56:40-1:20:00 mark

    My Adventures with Superman Series News

  • May 19, 2021: A new Superman animated series titled "My Adventures with Superman" is coming to HBO Max and Cartoon Network. It is an all-new kids and family animated series with action, comedy, and romance starring Superman and Lois Lane. It has a two season order. Clark Kent, Lois Lane, and their best friend Jimmy Olsen are 20-somethings who are bright and driven and discover who they are and what they accomplish as an investigative reporting team at the Daily Planet. It is a serialized coming-of-age story as well as Clark builds his secret Superman identity and embraces his role as hero of Metropolis and perhaps the world. Lane takes the aspiring photographer Jimmy under her wing. Clark and Lois are falling in love all the while. Jack Quaid voices Clark/Superman and Alice Lee voices Lois. Jake Wyatt and Brendan Clogher will co-executive produce and Josie Campbell will co-produce. First look at Clark, Lois, and Jimmy and logo. WF Article
  • May 19, 2021: Jack Quaid comments on casting. ComicBook Article
  • June 8, 2021: Both an action and and a romantic comedy. Clark, Lois, and Jimmy are all college graduates in their early 20s. Clark is still new to his powers. Animation tested better with girls. World Screen Article
  • July 26, 2021: Sari Cooper started her first day as writer's assistant. Sari Cooper Tweet
  • October 16, 2021: New concept art posted. Comic Book Article
  • October 16, 2021: Will premiere in 2023. AnimeSuperHero Post
  • October 21, 2021: Dou Hong credits Carli Milan Squitieri for the black and white designs, Jane Bak for the bg promo, and Jake Wyatt for characters colored in the concepts shown at FanDome. Dou Hong Tweet
  • November 8, 2021: Emily Hu is a storyboard artist on the series. Emily Hu Tweet
  • November 8, 2021: Kiki Manrique is working on the series. Kiki Manrique Tweet
  • December 16, 2021: Karen Guo is a storyboard artist. Karen Guo Tweet
  • April 10, 2022: Alice Lee is currently voice recording. Alice Lee instagram
  • June 19, 2022: Michael Emerson voices Brainiac. Starry Constellation Magazine YouTube, 14:05 mark
  • July 20, 2022: Madison Dunn is a storyboard artist. Madison Dunn instagram
  • August 3, 2022: Interview with Jack Quaid. Quaid reaffirms Clark, is young and still learning his powers while building up his career and associates at the Daily Planet, talks about recording, mentions he did some ADR work recently and saw animatics, researched Superman in his spare time with the help of Golden Apple Comics, took influence from titles like All-Star Superman and Superman for All Seasons, and admitted he was dumbstruck by the email asking him to audition for the role. Jessie Gender YouTube, 56:15 mark
  • August 25, 2022: Interview with Jack Quaid. He did not think he would get the lead role. He calls the show a "pure, innocent, genuine take on a superhero." THR Article
  • September 2, 2022: Interview with Josie Campbell. The series is definitely still coming out to Cartoon Network and HBO Max in 2023. Clark, Lois, and Jimmy are in their very early 20s and meet as interns at the Daily Planet. The series doesn't start with them as fully realized characters and it's a story about growth. It is very much influenced by the 1978 Superman movie with Margot Kidder and Christopher Reeve, specifically the Lois & Clark dynamic, which is something they wanted to replicate for the series. Lois is a fast-talker and is reckless so gets them into trouble, similar to the Fleischer cartoons. There's love and respect between her and Clark. Clark is a mild-mannered intern who finds freedom by becoming Superman. When they pitched the show they apparently called it a "rom-com with punching" with the Lois & Clark relationship as the basis for the show. There will be a lot of fun villains they're pulling in from all over the DC Universe, from Superman: The Animated Series, and from Superman comics. It's action-packed with a lot of fun fight scenes but at the heart of it, it's a story about the friendship between Clark, Lois and Jimmy; plus Clark and Lois falling in love and carving out their identities as they go. It's for kids and slightly older audience; the goal is for every member of the family to be interested in watching the show. The Comics Cube YouTube, 47:50-55 mark
  • October 4, 2022: Interview with Josie Campbell. Superman Homepage Article
  • December 15, 2022: Ishmel Sahid voices Jimmy Olsen. Not-So-Average-Fangirl, 5:40 mark
  • January 10, 2023: It was the last week of work for visual development artist and background designer Molly Stanard. Molly Stanard Tweet
  • January 10, 2023: Sam Kays recently worked as a background designer. Sam Kays Tweet

    Smallville

  • June 24, 2021: Tom Welling reveals on a Cameo video that he and Michael Rosenbaum are working on an animated series to bring back Smallville and will use as many of the original cast members as possible. CBM Article
  • October 17, 2021: Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum are in the early stages of preparing their pitch. CBR Article
  • February 21, 2022: Tom Welling says the animation picks up right after Smallville. Pete Ross and Lionel Luthor are a big part of it. Some animation has come back but they don't have stories yet because Alfred Gough and Miles Millar are working on other projects currently. He hints at it being a "multiverse thing". ComicBook Article

    Teen Titans Go!

  • February 14, 2022: Teen Titans Go! has been renewed for an eighth season. The series will reach its 400th episode during season eight. It will premiere later this year and include the debut of Beard Hunter, King Shark, and more celebrity guests. WF Article
  • June 13, 2022: Morgan Evans turned in his seventh script. Morgan Evans Tweet
  • July 23, 2022: De La Soul will also appear again in an upcoming episode in season eight. THR Article
  • August 5, 2022: Alleged episode titles for first half of season 8: Winning A Golf Tournament, The Great Holiday Escape, Beard Hunter, TV Knight 8, Intro, The Brain of the Family Part 1 and 2, Our House,Toilet Water, Welcome to Halloween, Teen Titans Action Part 1 and 2, Bookyman, A Stickier Situation, Wishbone, Spell-Off, Always Be Crimefighting, Negative Feels, Elasti-Bot, New Chum, Utility Belt, Looking for Love, Arthur, Haunted Tank, Azarath, Metrion Bookstore, and Easter Annihilation. EIDR
  • November 1, 2022: Logline for "The Great Holiday Escape" posted and it airs on December 9. TTGcrew reply
  • November 1, 2022: "The Great Holiday Escape" is a sequel to "A Holiday Story" but Robert Morse was unable to reprise Santa due to health issues about one year ago. Auditions were held for soundalikes and Fred Tatasciore was cast to take over the role for the late Robert Morse. TTGcrew reply
  • November 17, 2022: Still for "The Great Holiday Escape" posted. Airs at 5 pm slot on December 9. Rollin Bishop Tweet
  • December 5, 2022: Clip of "The Great Holiday Escape" at end of Santa Claus compilation reel. CN YouTube
  • December 10, 2022: 4:41 clip of "The Great Holiday Escape" released. CN YouTube
  • January 1, 2023: Teen Titans Go! & DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem in the Multiverse debuted on HBO Max on January 1, 2023. thecartoonnews Tweet
  • January 12, 2023: Loglines for February airings, "Looking for Love," "Teen Titans Action Part One," and "Teen Titans Action Part Two" posted. TTG! Crew reply
  • January 17, 2023: Jinx will "sort of" appear in season 8. TTG! Crew reply
  • January 17, 2023: Teen Titans Go! & DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem in the Multiverse was nominated for an Annie Award in Best Voice Acting. Animation Magazine Article
  • January 18, 2023: The CMON Mayhem board game released on January 6, 2023. ComicBook Article
  • January 20, 2023: Box Set #1 TV or Not TV collects the three graphic novels Vol. 1 Party, Party!, Vol.2 Welcome to the Pizza Dome, and Vol. 3 Mumbo Jumble. It releases on August 15, 2023. CBR Article
  • January 24, 2023: 1:24 clip for "Looking for Love" released. CN YouTube
  • January 26, 2023: There will be new episodes on February 6 at 6pm, "Looking for Love", February 20 "Teen Titans Action Part 1 & 2" and on February 27 "TV Night 8". Loglnes included. Animation Magazine Article
  • January 26, 2023: There will be another NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest featuring the Titans on February 19. Animation Magazine Article

    Teen Titans Go! The Night Begins to Shine

  • February 17, 2021: There will be a spin off titled "Teen Titans Go! The Night Begins to Shine" and logline reads, "In this spinoff series of the Cartoon Network smash hit Teen Titans Go!, Robin, Raven, Cyborg, Beast Boy and Starfire journey back to the world of Night Begins to Shine when the musical land falls victim to a sinister new threat. Together the Titans must protect the only key to the world's salvation, a magical mixtape. Teen Titans Go! Night Begins to Shine is produced by Warner Bros. Animation." ComicBook Article
  • January 12, 2023: The main crew from Teen Titans Go! are not working on the spin-off. TTG! Crew reply

    Merry Little Batman

  • September 1, 2021: There will be a new programming block for Cartoon Network named ACME Night that features a TV movie titled Merry Little Batman. The synopsis reads, "when a six-year-old Damian Wayne finds himself alone in Wayne Manor, he must transform into “Little Batman” in order to defend his home and Gotham City from the crooks and supervillains intent on destroying Christmas." It is executive produced and directed by Mike Roth from a screenplay by Morgan Evans. ComicBook Article
  • September 1, 2021: Logo released. ComicBook Article
  • November 11, 2021: Benjamin Tong starts character design next week. Benjamin Tong instagram
  • June 15, 2022: The project is billed as an animated family action comedy destined to join the rogue's gallery of classic holiday movies. A sneak peek excerpt features the six-year-old Damian Wayne alone in Wayne Manor as two thieves creep in to case it, but they gasp in horror at the sight of Batman at the top of the stairs. In reality, it is Damian perched on top of a giant vase, grinning with glee. Variety Article
  • June 28, 2022: A test screening was held on the Warner lot. James Mosley II instagram
  • August 22, 2022: Will no longer be produced for HBO Max and is being shopped around to other outlets. TV Line Article
  • November 3, 2022: A second test screening was held on the Warner lot. James Mosley II instagram
  • December 31, 2022: Daby Zainab Faidhi was an art director assistant. Daby Zainab Faidhi instagram