Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will bring a trio of highly anticipated titles to New York Comic Con (October 8-11) including panels featuring first-looks at footage from both Batman: Bad Blood and LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Cosmic Clash, plus a screening of the award-winning documentary Batkid Begins. The presentations will spotlight never-before-seen footage, discussions with film talent and, for the two animated movie panels, exclusive prizes for inquisitive fans. On Friday, October 9 at 8:00pm on the Main Stage of the Javits Center, WBHE returns for its annual unveiling of the next DC Universe Original Movie exclusively for New York Comic Con fans. The Batman: Bad Blood panel will include the first official film clips and an enthralling panel led by the voice of Batman, Jason O’Mara (Complications, Terra Nova); the introduction of Batwing, voiced by Gaius Charles (Grey’s Anatomy, Friday Night Lights); and keen filmmaking insights from producer James Tucker, director Jay Oliva and character designer Phil Bourassa. Moderator Steven Smith (Going Off Track) might even introduce a few possible surprise guests … and he’ll definitely hand out special NYCC-exclusive DCU prizes. Batman: Bad Blood arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD in early 2015.
Batman: Bad Blood panelists will also be available to fans for an autograph session on Friday, October 9 from 2:30-3:30pm at the DC Entertainment booth, located at the farthest south end of the Javits Center lobby.
On Saturday, October 10 at 7:00pm in the IFC Center, WBHE will present a full screening of the inspiring documentary, Batkid Begins. In 2013, the world rallied around one 5-year-old cancer patient's wish to be Batman. Fans will have the opportunity to see this award-winning documentary that examines the rich, impassioned "why" behind this flash phenomenon, then enjoy an audience chat with director Dana Nachman. Batkid Begins will be available on DVD from WBHE on October 6.
On Sunday, October 11 at 11:00am on the Empire Stage of the Javits Center, the bricks will fly when fans see the first official footage of Brainiac challenging the Justice League in the upcoming WBHE release, LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes - Justice League: Cosmic Clash. Intermixed with the animated clips will be a lively panel discussion featuring the voices of Batman and Brainiac – Troy Baker (Batman: Arkham City, BioShock Infinite, The Last of Us) and Phil LaMarr (Futurama, Justice League/Justice League Unlimited, Pulp Fiction), respectively – alongside producer Brandon Vietti, director Rick Morales and screenwriter Jim Krieg. Moderator Tiffany Smith (DC All-Access) will helm the panel with a few other potential surprises and special prizes. LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes - Justice League: Cosmic Clash comes to Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD in early 2016.
WBHE’s two animation spotlight panels – Batman: Bad Blood & LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes - Justice League: Cosmic Clash – will be live-streamed for fans unable to make the trek to New York. Please check the NYCC website (http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com) for streaming details.