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11 items from 2016


‘Justice League Dark’ Featurette Introduces Animated Gang of Underground Superheroes

27 July 2016 11:44 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The eight-minute featurette for “Justice League Dark,” that is included in the special features for “Batman: The Killing Joke,” has just been released for fans to check out. The animated film is Warner Bros. Animation’s latest DC project and features the superhero team composed of John Constantine, Black Orchid, Etrigan, Zatanna, Deadman and Swamp Thing.

The Justice League Dark is a team that focuses on supernatural and magical threats, not related to the Justice League in anyway. However, in the video it does show that Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, and Green Lantern will all be making brief special appearances. Though, Batman will play a larger role than any of the other Justice League supporting characters.

Read More: Review: ‘The Killing Joke’ Turns Batman Into a Bad Boyfriend And Might Wreck Your Childhood

The group was first seen in 2011 and handles situations deemed unfit for the traditional superheroes. In 2012, rumors »

- Liz Calvario

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Justice League Dark Preview Teases New DC Animated Movie

26 July 2016 12:09 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ever since the DC Universe Original animated series kicked off with Justice League War in 2014, the Blu-ray and DVD always includes a preview of the next movie that will be released. The latest from this franchise is Batman: The Killing Joke, which had its world premiere screening at San Diego Comic-Con last weekend, where it was confirmed that the next animated movie will be Justice League Dark. Although it isn't known when this exciting animated advengure may debut. Now that Batman: The Killing Joke is available on VOD platforms, ahead of the Blu-ray and DVD release on August 12, the eight-minute sneak peek of Justice League Dark has already leaked online.

It was confirmed at Comic-Con that Justice League Dark, an adaptation of the popular comic book series, will bring John Constantine to the world of animation for the first time in a supernatural story that promises plenty of mystery and thrills, »

- MovieWeb

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Official Synopsis For The Batman: The Killing Joke Animated Movie And New Image Of 'Batgirl' Released

22 May 2016 4:10 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

DC Entertainment's R-rated animated feature, Batman: The Killing Joke, is set to be released on Blu-ray and DVD this August, and below you'll find the first official synopsis along with a new image of Batgirl, who will be voiced by Tara Strong. This character's treatment in Alan Moore's original graphic novel has been the focus of a lot of controversy, as she is only introduced a couple of panels before being shot, stripped naked and photographed by The Joker. The upcoming animated adaptation has addressed this issue by adding in a new Batgirl-centric sequence from Flashpoint Paradox director Jay Oliva. What does it take for a person to snap? How much despair for a mind to fracture? These are the twisted questions that The Joker has set out to answer, to show Gotham that even an ordinary man like Commissioner Gordon is only one bad day away from sheer insanity. »

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A Key Batman V Superman Collaborator Just Threw A Curveball Regarding Batman's Knightmare Scene

4 April 2016 6:44 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

One of the more jarring sequences from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was the infamous "Knightmare" sequence, where Batman tries to fight off a bunch of paramilitary goons, Darkseid and his Parademons, and of course the Man of Steel himself. Audiences have been lead to believe that this sequence is a dream, but a DC insider has come out saying that the horrific events we saw actually happened. Storyboard artist and director of several DC Animated films, Jay Oliva, has drawn on his experience in the DC Universe to deliver a new interpretation of the events Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice depicted during the time it took Bruce Wayne to decrypt a hard drive of LexCorp goodies. This theory comes from the Hall Of Justice podcast, via ScreenRant, which saw Oliva justify his viewpoint with the following logic:  What if what you saw was a »

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Batman’s Knightmare Might Have Been a Possible Future

4 April 2016 6:21 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Was all Batman saw just a dream within a dream? No, apparently the “Knightmare” sequence might have been a future that The Flash had come back to warn Bruce Wayne about. Jay Oliva (Bvs storyboard artist, as well as DC/WB animated films director) recently had a lot to say about what he thought the whole Knightmare thing was about:

"The thing is that, it’s meant to be so kind of subtle, most audiences just think of it as a dream. And it’s meant to be that way. It’s just like in the comics when there might be some shadowy figure standing in the background, you don’t know who that character is until five issues down the line. The main purpose of that in the film – because people will probably say ‘why even have it, if it’s not going to be followed through?’ – I’m going to say: ‘Well, »

- Jonathan Ricco

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'Batman v Superman' Flash Cameo and Knightmare Scene Are Not a Dream?

4 April 2016 5:36 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is chocked full of divisive moments that fans are still discussing, following its release on March 25. One of these scenes is known as the "Knightmare" sequence, which most assumed were bizarre dreams that Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) is having, featuring our first look at Ezra Miller as The Flash, along with a huge Easter Egg: Darkseid's massive Omega symbol. We'll have to wait and see how these sequences truely play into the story that continues with Justice League Part 1. But Jay Oliva, who served as a concept artist on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and has directed several DC animated movies like Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, has now shed some light on this sequence during an appearance on the Hall of Justice Podcast. Here's what he had to say below, revealing that the Knightmare scenes weren't just a "dream sequence," but rather a Time Boom. »

- MovieWeb

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‘Batman: Bad Blood’ Review

25 February 2016 2:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Jason O’Mara, Yvonne Strahovski, Stuart Allan, Sean Maher, Morena Baccarin, Steve Blum, Gaius Charles, John Dimaggio, Robin Atkin Downes, James Garrett, Ernie Hudson, Christine Lakin, Vanessa Marshall | Written by J.M. DeMatteis | Directed by Jay Oliva

Plot:

After Batman goes missing, Dick Grayson takes up his mantle as He and Damian Wayne have to protect Gotham City, while also trying to find the original Batman. Two new allies, Batwoman and Batwing arrive to help investigate Batman’s disappearance.

Verdict:

So here we are with another ‘Original’ movie from DC, who were once a Juggernaut when it came to releasing a constant stream of excellent animated movies that eclipsed the majority of DC’s live-action catalogue. But it does appear (apart from a few films like Jl: Gods and Monsters and Batman: Assault on Arkham) that things are not going to change any time soon (especially with how Justice League vs. »

- ApolloXL5

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Review: Batman: Bad Blood

8 February 2016 8:00 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

The newly integrated DC Animated Universe expands with its latest offering, Batman: Bad Blood. While Batman (Jason O’Mara) can work best as a loner, he casts a long enough shadow that somehow involves others to take up the mantle of the Bat. We’ve seen Nightwing (Sean Maher), the former first Robin, and the addition of Bruce Wayne’s son Damian (Stuart Allan) as the new Robin has added an edge.

The new animated film, out now from Warner Home Entertainment, has been sold as the major introduction of Batwoman (Yvonne Strahovski) but we also get Batwing (Gaius Charles) and at the end a cameo from Batgirl. As a result, it’s actually beginning to feel a little too busy with so many players there’s not enough time to properly service them.

The premise here has Talia (Morena Baccarin) recruiting a bunch of disparate rogues to help her break Batman. »

- Robert Greenberger

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Blu-ray Review – Batman: Bad Blood (2016)

30 January 2016 3:45 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Batman: Bad Blood, 2016.

Directed by Jay Oliva.

Featuring the voice talents of Jason O’Mara, Sean Maher, Yvonne Strahovski, Stuart Allan, Morena Baccarin, Steve Blum, Gaius Charles, John Dimaggio, James Garrett, Ernie Hudson, Robin Atkin Downes, Vanessa Marshall, Bruce Thomas, Matthew Mercer, Jason Spisak, Travis Willingham and Kari Wahlgren.

Synopsis:

Bruce Wayne is missing. Alfred covers for him while Nightwing and Robin patrol Gotham City in his stead. And a new player, Batwoman, investigates Batman’s disappearance.

After a confrontation with a bunch of super villains, including Firefly, Killer Moth, and Tusk goes sideways, Batman (voiced by Jason O’Mara) is Mia and the bat signal in the sky is going unheeded. Gotham City heats up with more crime than usual since the assumption that the Caped Crusader is dead starts getting around on the streets. Even Alfred has to cover for Bruce Wayne’s absence at Wayne Enterprises shareholder meetings. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Movie Review – Batman: Bad Blood (2016)

25 January 2016 1:30 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Batman: Bad Blood, 2016.

Directed by Jay Oliva.

Featuring the voice talents of Jason O’Mara, Sean Maher, Yvonne Strahovski, Stuart Allan, Morena Baccarin, Steve Blum, Gaius Charles, John Dimaggio, James Garrett, Ernie Hudson, Robin Atkin Downes, Vanessa Marshall, Bruce Thomas, Matthew Mercer, Jason Spisak, Travis Willingham and Kari Wahlgren.

Synopsis:

Bruce Wayne is missing. Alfred covers for him while Nightwing and Robin patrol Gotham City in his stead. And a new player, Batwoman, investigates Batman’s disappearance.

One of Batman’s most well-known traits in the modern era of comics is the number of sidekicks or extended members of the Bat-family he has. I’m not just speaking of the various characters who have held the Robin mantle, but Batwing, Batwoman and several Batgirls. DC’s latest animated movie has brought together most of Gotham’s protectors together after Bruce Wayne is presumed dead, leaving Gotham defenseless without the real Batman. »

- Ricky Church

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Molly Jackson: So Close!

20 January 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

So last night I got the chance to attend the world premiere of Batman: Bad Blood. It was overall a great film; DC is really winning at animated movies. Additionally, this was the first time that Batwoman and Batwing were featured in a DC animated film.

I praise the filmmakers for handling both race and sexual orientation with dignity and respect. At no time during the film did I ever feel that they abused the characters or use their diversity to define them. I really mean that; they handled sexual orientation and race great. Do you see the “but” coming up ahead yet?

The thing I’m going to be miffed at is the female issue. The cast had four named female characters. The first one was our heroine, Batwoman. The second and third were the villains, Onyx and Talia Al Ghul. The fourth was a Wayne Enterprises board member »

- Molly Jackson

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