Bros. Entertainment to Deliver Unparalleled Showcase
of Upcoming Content to Comic-Con Crowd
BURBANK, Calif.-- -Warner Bros. Entertainment will
plant its flag at Comic-Con International: San Diego
this year with a huge presence, with each individual
division touting its upcoming offerings, including
Film, Television, Interactive and Home Entertainment,
as well as a variety of product from DC Entertainment,
whose celebrations in honor of 75 years of one of
the worlds most beloved Super HeroesBatmanwill
be in full swing.
Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Saturday, July 26th, beginning at 10 a.m., Warner
Bros. Pictures brings three of its most hotly anticipated
films to this years Con: Peter Jackson will
be on the main stage with The Hobbit: The Battle
of the Five Armies, from New Line Cinema and
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, and George Miller will
be on hand to present a first look at Mad Max:
Fury Road, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village
Roadshow Pictures. The Hall H audience will also get
a peek at the Wachowskis original sci-fi actioner
Jupiter Ascending, also from Warner Bros.
Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures. Attending
stars will be revealed at a later date.
addition to the Studios Hall H presentation,
Warner Bros. will also host a pre-Con fan screening
of New Line Cinema and Village Roadshow Pictures
upcoming cli-fi thriller Into the
Storm, directed by Steven Quale. The screening
will take place on Wednesday, July 23rd, at 10 p.m.
at the Gas Lamp Theatre.
Bros. Television Group returns to Comic-Con with 15
series in 2014, holding panels throughout the four
days of the Con for fan-favorite series including
The Big Bang Theory, The Following,
Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries
and Teen Titans Go!, among many others,
as well as once again kicking off the Con with screenings
of new series The Flash, Constantine
and more on Wednesdays Preview Night.
Saturday night, July 26th, its all DC Entertainment
all night in Hall H when Warner Bros. Television treats
attendees to a three-hour special event designed specifically
for DC Comics fans and featuring some of DC Comics
greatest characters. The event will run from 8:00
p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and will feature the world premiere
public screening of the highly anticipated new drama
series Gotham (the only screening of Gotham
at this years Comic-Con), followed by a screening
of the complete pilot of The Flash, and
exclusive video presentations from returning hit Arrow
and new thriller Constantine. Cast members
and producers from all four shows will make special
appearances throughout the three-hour event. For complete
information on Warner Bros. Televisions plans
for Comic-Con and for real-time updates during the
convention, please follow us on Twitter at @warnerbrostvofficial
hashtag #WBSDCCand visit http://comiccon.thewb.com.
concert with all the WB divisions, DC Entertainment
continues to fête Batmans 75th year, making
the icon the centerpiece of their offerings, including
all-star panel appearances by Batman talent as well
as a rare display of some of the canons most
famous film costumes in historythose worn by
Christian Bale, George Clooney, Val Kilmer and Michael
Keatonon display in the DC Entertainment booth.
The character will also appear on the cover of the
Cons official souvenir book, and on a Con-exclusive
T-shirt designed by DC Entertainment Co-Publisher
and legendary artist, Jim Lee.
will also participate in the Batman 75: Legends of
the Dark Knight panel discussion with veteran Batman
creatives Frank Miller, Grant Morrison, Denny ONeil,
Neal Adams, current series writer Scott Snyder and
artist Greg Capullo, and DC Entertainment Chief Creative
Officer Geoff Johns. The panel will take place at
3:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 24th.
and artist John Romita, Jr., the new creative team
behind Superman, will explore their upcoming plans
for the Super Hero, as will the husband-and-wife creative
team behind comics most beloved heroine, Wonder
Woman, writer Meredith Finch and artist David Finch.
addition to their numerous other activities, including
20 panels over the course of the Con, the company
will also reveal plans for numerous upcoming titles
for DC Comics, Vertigo and MAD Magazine imprints,
as well as unveiling new action figures from DC Collectibles,
including those commemorating The CW and WBTVs
Arrow and The Flash, as well
as a stellar new line based on the upcoming videogame
Batman: Arkham Knight, from WBIE.
Bros. Interactive Entertainment, in celebration of
the upcoming release of Rocksteady Studios Batman:
Arkham Knight, will host the Cape/Cowl/Create
art exhibit, open to the public daily from July 25th
through the 27th, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hard Rock
San Diego Hotels Legends Room. This free public
exhibition will feature true-to-scale replicas of
the games cape and cowl used as a blank canvas
by top contemporary artists to produce their own original
Friday, July 25th, at 12:30 p.m., WBIE and Monolith
Productions will host a panel for the anticipated
game Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, discussing
how the games innovation evolves storytelling
while exploring the history of the Rings of Power.
Panelists will include Monoliths Michael de
Plater and Phil Straub, as well as the games
lead writer, Christian Cantamessa, and voice actor
Troy Baker, moderated by Professor Janet Croft.
Sunday, July 27th, at 1:00 p.m., WBIE will also host
a panel for LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham,
developed by TT Games, with an exclusive gameplay
demonstration, character reveals, special announcements
and a lively panel discussion with several members
of the voice cast featured in the game. Also, throughout
the Con, the game will be available for the first
time for hands-on play by consumers.
the Con from start to finish with entertainment and
activities for fans, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
celebrates its coming release of Warner Bros. Pictures
and Legendary Pictures summer blockbuster Godzilla
with a four-day interactive display on the lawn behind
Hall H. From Wednesday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8
p.m. each day, view the 24-foot tall sculpture of
the king of the monsters, along with fan art and a
graffiti wall where visitors can memorialize their
favorite Godzilla moments. Giveaways and photo opportunities
will also be available.
6:00 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 24th, WBHE hosts
Batman 66, reuniting pop icons Adam West, Burt
Ward and Julie Newmar on the Hall H stage for Batman:
The Complete Television Series. Moderated by
Ralph Garman, the actors behind Batman, Robin and
Catwoman will give the audience an inside look at
the exclusive content contained in the Home Entertainment
release due out later this year, as well as present
dazzling high-definition re-mastered footage from
the landmark series.
Friday, July 25th, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., its
the world premiere of Batman: Assault on Arkham,
the next entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe
Original Movies, due out on Digital HD on July 29th
and as a Blu-rayTM Combo Pack on August 12th. Produced
by WBHE, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation,
the full-length animated film is based on the best-selling
Batman: Arkham videogame series. Lucky
attendees at the Ballroom 20 event will also be treated
to a panel discussion featuring Kevin Conroy of Batman:
The Animated Series, Matthew Gray Gubler, Troy
Baker and John DiMaggio, and the filmmaking team of
producer James Tucker, director Jay Oliva, dialogue
director Andrea Romano, screenwriter Heath Corson,
and moderator Victor Lucas. There will also be special
announcements, exclusive prizes and a few potential
final day of the Con, Sunday, July 27thKids
Daywill see WBHEs world premiere of the
family animated film Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy
at 10:00 a.m. in Room 6BCF. The story follows everyones
favorite Great Dane and the Mystery Inc. gang on a
trip to a cursed castle inhabited by a terrifying
ghost. Attendees can stay for a panel discussion among
several of the voice actors, including Mindy Cohn
and Grey Griffin, director/producer Paul McEvoy and
screenwriter Jim Krieg. The feature will be available
August 5th on Digital HD, and on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack
and DVD on August 19th.
the same day in Room 6A, at 2:15 p.m., animation fans
can also watch the world premiere of the beloved cat-and-mouse
duo Tom and Jerry in Tom and Jerry: The Lost
Dragon, an hour-long feature filled with song,
sorcery and slapstick. Filmmakers Spike Brandt and
Tony Cervone will be on hand to present the film,
which will be released on Digital HD on August 19th,
and on DVD on September 2nd.
fans of the extensive WBHE library will be able to
enjoy panels discussing some of their newest and greatest
classic offerings: on Saturday the 26th at 1:00 p.m.,
Warner Archive Collection presents Trailers From Hell
Live! A match made in classic movie heaven, the gurus
of TFH, paired with the fan-centric trio of WAC podcasters,
make a detailed, often humorous dissection of trailers
from some of the great films in the fanboy spectrum.
From sci-fi and horror to action and noir, its
an education on current and upcoming releases in the
WAC catalog and Warner Archive Instant, from a panel
that includes Josh Olson and WAC Podcast hosts George
Feltenstein, Matthew Patterson and DW Ferranti. In
12:00 p.m. on Sunday, WAC presents A Batman for all
Seasons. Join respected producer/author Michael Uslan,
producer James Tucker, producer/director Brandon Vietti,
WAC Podcast hosts Patterson and Ferranti and surprise
guests, as they examine Batman iterations and oddities
throughout history, from early films like Public
Defender and the Batman cartoons, to new versions
of the character, the off-kilter takes and new media.
Attendees who stick around to the end will be privy
to a special WAC announcement that will excite fans
both Young and old. Room 7AB.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is the
epic, action-packed third and final film in Oscar-winning
filmmaker Peter Jacksons epic The Hobbit
Trilogy. The film stars Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman,
Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke
Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Stott, and James
Nesbitt, with Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher
Lee, Hugo Weaving and Orlando Bloom. Jackson directed
from a screenplay by Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens
& Peter Jackson & Guillermo del Toro, based
on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien. The film is produced
by Carolynne Cunningham, Zane Weiner, Fran Walsh and
Peter Jackson, with Alan Horn, Toby Emmerich, Ken
Kamins and Carolyn Blackwood serving as executive
producers. New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Pictures present, a Wingnut Films production, The
Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies, opening
in theatres nationwide on December 17, 2014.
Mad Max: Fury Road
filmmaker George Millers Mad Max: Fury
Road revisits his own post-apocalyptic trilogy
featuring the anti-hero known as Mad Max. Tom Hardy
stars in the role of Max Rockatansky, alongside Charlize
Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough,
Hugh Keays-Byrne and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Miller
directed from a screenplay he wrote with Brendan McCarthy
and Nico Lathouris. Miller also produces, along with
Doug Mitchell and P.J. Voeten. Iain Smith, Graham
Burke and Bruce Berman serve as executive producers.
Mad Max: Fury Road is a Kennedy Miller
Mitchell production. The film will be presented by
Warner Bros. Pictures, in association with Village
Roadshow Pictures. Scheduled for release on May 15,
2015, it will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros.
Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and
in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.
Ascending is written and directed by the Wachowskis
and produced by Grant Hill, Lana Wachowski and Andy
Wachowski. Roberto Malerba and Bruce Berman served
as executive producers. The film stars Channing Tatum
and Mila Kunis, with Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas
Booth, Tuppence Middleton, Doona Bae, James DArcy
and Tim Pigott-Smith. Set for release February 6,
2015, Jupiter Ascending is a Warner Bros.
Pictures presentation, in association with Village
Roadshow Pictures, in association with Anarchos Productions.
It will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a
Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select
territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.
Into the Storm
the Storm was directed by Steven Quale, from
a screenplay from John Swetnam, and stars Richard
Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Walsh, Alycia
Debnam-Carey, Arlen Escarpeta, Max Deacon, Nathan
Kress and Jeremy Sumpter. Todd Garner produced the
film, with Richard Brener, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter,
Mark McNair, Jeremy Stein and Bruce Berman serving
as executive producers. New Line Cinema presents,
in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Broken
Road production, Into the Storm. The film
will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner
Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories
by Village Roadshow Pictures.
Mondays at 8/7c this fall on FOX, Gotham
stars Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Sean Pertwee, Robin
Lord Taylor, Erin Richards, David Mazouz, Camren Bicondova,
Zabryna Guevara, Cory Michael Smith, Victoria Cartagena,
Andrew Stewart-Jones and Jada Pinkett Smith. Bruno
Heller wrote the Gotham pilot, which was
directed by Danny Cannon. Heller, Cannon and John
Stephens are executive producers of the series, which
is based on the characters from DC Comics and is a
production of Warner Bros. Television.
October 7th and airing Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW,
The Flash stars Grant Gustin, Candice
Patton, Rick Cosnett, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes,
with Tom Cavanagh and Jesse L. Martin. John Wesley
Shipp guest stars. Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg
and DC Entertainments Chief Creative Officer
Geoff Johns wrote The Flash pilot, which
was directed by David Nutter. Berlanti, Kreisberg,
Nutter and Sarah Schechter are executive producers
of The Flash, which is based upon the
characters from DC Comics and is produced by Bonanza
Productions Inc., in association with Berlanti Productions
and Warner Bros. Television.
for its third season October 8th, Arrow
airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW. Starring Stephen
Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Willa Holland,
Emily Bett Rickards, Colton Haynes, with John Barrowman
and Paul Blackthorne, Arrow was developed
and is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim
and Andrew Kreisberg. Based upon the characters from
DC Comics, Arrow is produced by Bonanza
Productions Inc., in association with Berlanti Productions
and Warner Bros. Television.
October 24th, Constantine will air Fridays
at 10/9c on NBC and stars Matt Ryan, Charles Halford
and Harold Perrineau. Based on the characters from
DC Comics and produced by Bonanza Productions Inc.,
in association with Warner Bros. Television, Constantine
is executive produced by Daniel Cerone and David S.
Goyer. Neil Marshall directed the pilot from a teleplay
by Cerone and story by Cerone & Goyer.
Edwards directed Godzilla, which stars
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe,
Elizabeth Olsen, Oscar winner Juliette Binoche, and
Sally Hawkins, with Oscar nominee David Strathairn
and Bryan Cranston. The screenplay is by Max Borenstein,
story by David Callaham, based on the character Godzilla
owned and created by TOHO CO., LTD. Thomas Tull and
Jon Jashni produced with Mary Parent and Brian Rogers.
Patricia Whitcher and Alex Garcia served as executive
producers, alongside Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira.
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures present
a Legendary Pictures production, a Gareth Edwards
film, Godzilla. The film was distributed
worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros.
Entertainment Company, except in Japan, where it will
be distributed by Toho Co., Ltd. Legendary Pictures
is a division of Legendary Entertainment.