BATMAN NINJA is coming to New York City for two nights celebrating the new anime film at The Directors Guild of America with the filmmakers, select voice cast members at the Kinokuniya Bookstore and free screening
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has scheduled two nights of Batman Ninja events in New York City with a May 1 screening and panel discussion at The Directors Guild of America, and a May 2 appearance/signing by filmmakers and key voice cast at Kinokuniya Bookstore.
Batman Ninja is breathtaking and after the premier at Wondercon it garnered rave reviews from fans! The film was announced at the 2017 New York Comic Con and now it’s back in the city that never sleeps, NYC the inspiration for Gotham. The two night event in the big apple is a celebration before the May 8th release on Blu-ray & DVD so Dark Knight fans get ready to take a bite out of this imaginative animated Batman film. It’s taken a village to bring this idea to life and includes anime filmmakers Jumpei Mizusaki, director (Opening animation of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure), Kazuki Nakashima, writer (Gurren Lagann) and Takashi Okazaki, character designer (Afro Samurai), Roger Craig Smith (Batman: Arkham Origins) as Batman, Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development) as the Joker, Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo franchise) as Catwoman, and Tara Strong (Batman: The Killing Joke) as Harley Quinn for fanboys & fangirls of Batman the Dark Knight and anime.
If you would like to attend the screening and panel discussion on Tuesday, May 1 at 7PM of Batman Ninja at The Directors Guild of America (110 West 57th Street in New York City). Fans can request tickets via email to BatmanNinjaNYC@gmail.com with a limited number available and filled ‘first come first served) with notifications sent by Friday, April 27.
The body of all fan RSVP emails need ONLY include the (1) name of the entrant, (2) number of tickets being requested (limit four per entry), (3) valid email address, and (4) name of the media outlet/website by which the entrant learned of the screening. Please enter only once. Fans should keep their entry simple – here’s an example of exactly how the body of the RSVP email should appear:
On Wednesday, May 2, at 5:30PM a free to the public Q&A and Batman Ninja poster signing with the filmmakers and actors at Kinokuniya Bookstore (1073 Avenue of the Americas), the preeminent location for anime films, books and merchandise in New York City.
About Batman Ninja…
Batman Ninja takes a journey across the ages as Gorilla Grodd’s time displacement machine transports many of Batman’s worst enemies to feudal Japan – along with the Dark Knight and a few of his allies. The villains take over the forms of the feudal lords that rule the divided land, with the Joker taking the lead among the warring factions. As his traditional high-tech weaponry is exhausted almost immediately, Batman must rely on his intellect and his allies – including Catwoman and the extended Bat-family – to restore order to the land, and return to present-day Gotham City.
Produced by Warner Bros. Japan and DC Entertainment, Batman Ninja will be distributed May 8, 2018 by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-ray™ Steelbook, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD. The film will be available to own on Digital HD starting April 24, 2018.
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If it wasn’t for those meddling kids with the help of Batman & Robin I’d have gotten away with it!
Enjoy a family fun day with the new Warner Bros. Home Entertainment World Premier of Scooby-Doo! and Batman: The Brave and the Bold on Saturday, January 6, 2018. The new animated movie is at noon (12:00 PM) at the TCL Chinese Theater #1 (6925 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA). The event will include a post-screening interactive panel discussion, an autograph signing on collectible posters, and a few other special surprises in the heart of Hollywood.
Scheduled to attend:
Diedrich Bader (batman)
John DiMaggio (Aquaman)
Kate Micucci (Velma Dinkley)
Jake Castorena (director)
James Tucker (supervising producer)
Michael Jelenic ( producer)
Paul Giacoppo (screenwriter)
You can attend the premier event but MUST RSVP via email to BraveBoldScooby@gmail.com and include in the body of the email: first & last name of the entrant (adult), a valid email address, and how many tickets are being requested. (SAMPLE: Mary Smith, MarySmithFanxxx@gmail.com 3 tickets)
Scooby-Doo! and Batman: The Brave and the Bold – Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne and Velma join forces with the world’s greatest detective, Batman, when they discover that villains from both of their respective rogues’ galleries have also combined efforts to terrorize the city. With Scooby snacks in tow, the crime-fighting teams encounter classic Batman foes (Joker, Catwoman, Riddler, Penguin, Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn) and allies (The Question, Aquaman, Plastic Man, Martian Manhunter) along with a bevy of fiends from Scooby-Doo lore (Spooky Space Kook, Gentleman Ghost, Miner 49er, Ghost Clown). As always, you won’t know who the ultimate villain is until those “meddling kids” pull off the mask!
The new animated films voice cast includes Diedrich Bader as Batman, Frank Welker as Scooby-Doo and Fred, Grey Griffin as Daphne and Black Canary, Matthew Lillard as Shaggy, and Kate Micucci as Velma. The guest cast is comprised of Jeff Bennett as Joker, Jeffrey Combs as The Question, John DiMaggio as Aquaman, Nika Futterman as Catwoman, Nicholas Guest as Martian Manhunter, John Michael Higgins as The Riddler, Tom Kenny as Penguin and Plastic Man, Kevin Michael Richardson as Detective Chimp, Tara Strong as Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, and Fred Tatasciore as Harvey Bullock. The director is Jake Castorena, Paul Giacoppo wrote the the screenplay from a story by supervising producer James Tucker. Rounding out the team behind the scenes are Michael Jelenic the producer, Sam Register, Benjamin Melniker, and Michael Uslan are executive producers. Scooby-Doo fans know that the Capet Crusader has been teaming up with our Mystery Van friends since 1972 in the hour-long TV movies ‘The Dynamic Scooby-Doo Affair’ and ‘The Caped Crusader Caper’.
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold will be distributed January 9, 2018 by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on DVD and Digital.
A limited number of free tickets are now available to the general public, and families are encouraged to come enjoy the film and festivities. Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the Los Angeles event on January 6 must RSVP via email to BraveBoldScooby@gmail.com. The body of all fan RSVP emails MUST include the first & last name of the entrant, a valid email address, and how many tickets are being requested. Submissions should be simply stated as follows:
Tickets to the event will be distributed on a “first come, first served” basis, and fans will be notified via email promptly.
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I went to see Suicide Squad with very low expectations since I wasn’t impressed with most of the cast, am tired of the Joker/Batman/Superman and DC movies are uneven. I got my hopes a little bit at SDCC with all the fans excited about various characters from the film and all the fan experiences.
I was pretty spot on with my concerns from watching ads and reading about reshoots of the film after the dismal Batman vs Superman (if you want to have a movie about Batman and Superman fighting have a DAMN movie about them fighting smh). One of the first things I noticed and didn’t like is that the film is so dark even with the pop of candy color it just was so shadowy it was hard to make out the movie. The opening sequence didn’t pull me in and left me feeling and just wasn’t sticky so I’d like to say what I’D do if I were in charge of the movie/DC Films.
I would divide the film into 2 separate arcs. The first is showing why Amanda wanted to create the Suicide Squad and A.R.G.U.S. test capture of 3 metahumans. If I’d been writing the film it would have opened with some people being killed by a villain or even by a metahuman fighting a bad guy/gal and they would just be collateral damage and Amanda Wallis leading A.R.G.U.S. are unable to do anything. The next scene is the opening title/credits for the film with the comic book that has inspired the film. Amanda and her team are capturing metahumans and putting them in the bunker. They have a couple of lowlevel/weakones and after practicing they decide to grab a ‘big gun’. Amanda is in the war room with the ‘Most Wanted’ on the board decided who will be the first test of her men/women. She say’s first we grab Deadshot using the love of his child. Harley Quinn using her love of violence, sex and the Joker (he’s not on camera). The closing scene is the main gate closing of the facilities. Closing credits and than the scene opens with Amanda and the Generals in a skybox looking down at the prisoners using their powers. She says ‘their will always be metahumans wrecking havoc but we need our own to fight for humanity’. One general says ‘we can’t control these monsters’. Amanda smiles and opens a hand with a little pill and says ‘I’m always in control’. That’s the first film where humans go up against three bad guys/gals.
One of the residents of Apokolips, Granny Goodness is in charge of training (sometimes through brainwashing) new soldiers for Darkseid’s forces. She leads the Female Furies.
The second film would start with capturing the rest of the team with backstory and their first takedown as Suicide Squad of a better villain than the Enchantress and her bother . I would have loved ANY of these lesser villains that would have been hard to take down and were just visually more interesting. Also WHY did she shimmy while casting spells? I expected a pole to appear and 5 inch stripper heels to match the stripper outfit she had on to appeal to ‘fanboys’.
Grey Lora High ranking operative of the terrorist army Basilisk.
Artemis is the Shim’Tar (greatest warrior) of the Egyptian Amazons of Bana-Mighdall. For a short time, she also held the title of Wonder Woman.
Also the ‘big bad’ was a big boring snore and the fight scenes looked like a pretty
Agni was a member of the Jihad and had pyrokinetic abilities.
good video game but I don’t want to see a movie that looks like I could be playing it at home. I suppose my frustration is watching this film gave glimmers of what a blast it could have been but DC failed to make a good non Batman movie and is too busy playing catch up to Marvel that they are ignoring the incremental steps they took to introduce new characters and build up a world.
What did you think of the film? Geek out below with what you thought of the Suicide Squad.
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