The Press Release:
Warner Bros. Discovery is back in New York City, with fan-favorite shows, comics and more from an incredibly wide line-up across the combined divisions of the company, with a series of can’t-miss panels, activations and more, from Thursday, October 6, through Sunday, October 9.
HBO Max and DC’s Doom Patrol will take to the main stage with fan favorites like Brendan Fraser, Diane Guerrero, April Bowlby, Joivan Wade, and Michelle Gomez. On the show floor, fans can walk into Titan’s DC S.T.A.R. Labs (Booth 1001), an interactive lab facility complete with hero testing stations, supersuit reveals, fan giveaways, surprise guest appearances, and much more. They can hear more about how the lab will play a pivotal role in season four of DC and HBO Max original series Titans when star Brenton Thwaites, showrunner Greg Walker, and more to be announced cast take the mainstage to talk about the hit show.
HBO will also give a first look at the final season of His Dark Materials, with executive producers Jane Tranter and Dan McCulloch and series stars Dafne Keen, Amir Wilson, and James McAvoy. Fans will also be treated to a screening of the season three premiere of Pennyworth: The Origin of Batman’s Butler, with series stars Jack Bannon and Ben Aldridge along with executive producers Bruno Heller and John Stephens.
And fans of frights have a lot to look forward to, with original adult animated series Velma pulling the mask off the origin of the unsung hero of the Scooby-gang, Velma Dinkley. Executive producer Mindy Kaling, who also voices Velma, along with showrunner Charlie Grandy and special guests offer a sneak peek at the first episode. Travel Channel is also bringing real paranormal investigators, the Ghost Brothers Dalen Spratt, Juwan Mass, and Marcus Harvey will give fans exclusive intel on the new season of their discovery+ series Ghost Brothers: Lights Out.
DC is bringing comic guests, announcements and more, with DC CCO & Publisher Jim Lee there to host a panel full of surprise guests talking about what’s next in comics and more, as well as a Harley Quinn 30th pop-up activation, fan giveaways and more–make sure you’re following @DCComics on social for updates and additional announcements.
The youngest of fans and their families can join the Cartoon Network festivities with a sneak peek under the hood of DC’s first-ever Batman preschool series, Cartoonito’s Batwheels with all-star voice cast Jacob Bertrand, Xolo Maridueña, Lilimar, AJ Hudson; a Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo! screening; and a special conversation with acclaimed director Genndy Tartakovsky.
And fans of the long-running genre favorite Supernatural will get a sneak peek at The CW’s eagerly awaited upcoming prequel series The Winchesters, from Warner Bros. Television.
Warner Bros. Discovery New York Comic Con Highlights Include:
* HBO Max will share exclusive first looks at the HBO original series His Dark Materials, as well as Max Original/Warner Bros. Television series Titans, Doom Patrol, Pennyworth: The Origin of Batman’s Butler, and the first episode of Warner Bros. Animation’s Velma, and a look at season two of award-winning audio-series Batman: The Audio Adventures.
* Discovery+ brings fans on a journey into the supernatural with the Ghost Brothers: Lights Out, as series stars Dalen Spratt, Juwan Mass, and Marcus Harvey give fans exclusive intel on the new season of their hit discovery+ series.
* DC fans can find out what’s coming next for the Super-Villains and Super Heroes of Gotham City, what’s next for the Man of Tomorrow, and what’s coming up in the DC Multiverse.
* Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. Animation roll into New York with Cartoonito’s Batwheels, with a special cast and crew panel and screening featuring the premiere of two never-before-seen episodes.
* Cartoon Network and Adult Swim bring legendary creator Genndy Tartakovsky with President of Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, and Boomerang, Michael Ouweleen together for a conversation about what’s next for animation. Plus stay for the first U.S. premiere of Tartakovsky’s next project Unicorn: Warriors Eternal.
* The CW and Warner Bros. Television present a pilot screening of The Winchesters, the highly anticipated prequel to the long-running hit drama series Supernatural, followed by a Q&A with members of the creative team.
* Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will unveil three dynamic new animated films at New York Comic Con with world premieres and panels of Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm, Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons and Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind. There will also be a special screening of Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind Wednesday, October 5. Fans can apply to attend via email to [email protected]. The body of all fan RSVP emails need only include the (1) name of the entrant, (2) valid email address, and (3) the number of tickets being requested (limit two per entry). Tickets to the event will be distributed on a “first come, first served” basis, and fans will be notified via email on September 19. Please note that Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind is Rated R and anyone under 17 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.
On The Main Stage
From Warner Bros. Animation, Velma is an adult animated comedy series telling the origin story of Velma Dinkley, the unsung and underappreciated brains of the Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc. gang. An original and humorous spin that unmasks the complex and colorful past of one of America’s most beloved mystery solvers. Join executive producer Mindy Kaling who voices Velma along with showrunner Charlie Grandy and special guests for a sneak peek at the first episode. Thursday, October 6, 3:30pm
* HIS DARK MATERIALS
From Philip Pullman’s epic His Dark Materials fantasy trilogy, in the final chapter of the HBO and BBC One series, Lyra (Dafne Keen), the prophesied child, and Will (Amir Wilson), the bearer of The Subtle Knife, must journey to a dark place from which no one has ever returned. But as her father, Lord Asriel’s (James McAvoy), great war against the Authority edges closer, they will learn that saving the worlds comes at a terrible price. Join executive producers Jane Tranter and Dan McCulloch and series stars Dafne Keen, Amir Wilson, and James McAvoy for a preview of the final season, including exclusive first looks, announcements, and more. The panel will be moderated by Emily Aslanian (TV Guide Magazine). Thursday, October 6, 5:30pm
* AQUA TEEN FOREVER: PLANTASM
Be among the first to experience the all-new mystery-adventure feature-length film based on the famed Adult Swim series when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment presents the World Premiere of Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm. The R-rated film features everyone’s favorite rascals, the Aqua Teens: the brainy Frylock, the mouthy Master Shake, the loveable Meatwad, and everyone’s favorite perverted neighbor, Carl, as they split up then get back together to fight everyone’s favorite corporate overlord, Amazin, led by everyone’s favorite tech mogul, Neil and his trusty scientist sidekick, Elmer. In addition to the screening, filmmakers and key cast members will hold a panel discussion, including audience Q&A. Carey Means (Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Brak Show), Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Squidbillies) and Dave Willis (Squidbillies, Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell) return as the voices of Frylock, Master Shake and Meatwad, respectively. The film also stars Peter Serafinowicz (The Tick), Paul Walter Hauser (Black Bird), Natasha Rothwell (The White Lotus), Robert Smigel (Bob’s Burgers) and Tim Robinson (Detroiters). The movie was written and directed by series creators Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro and produced by Williams Street Productions. Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm will be available on Digital, 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray starting November 8, 2022. Thursday, October 6, 8:30pm
* BATMAN AND SUPERMAN: BATTLE OF THE SUPER SONS
Witness the unveiling of Warner Bros. Animation’s first-ever all-CG animated, feature-length film when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment presents the World Premiere of Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons. Ahhhh, to be young…and charged with saving the world from impending doom! That’s the burden that 11-year-old Jonathan Kent and reluctant young sidekick Damian Wayne face in this all-new DC Animated Movie. On his birthday, Jonathan Kent learns his dad is Superman and that he has latent superpowers of his own! He also meets the legendary Dark Knight and current Boy Wonder, Damian. But when the two boys are forced to team up to protect their loved ones from a hostile alien force, will they become the Super Sons they’re destined to be? Following the screening, filmmakers and key cast members will hold a panel discussion, including audience Q&A. Jack Dylan Glazer (Shazam!, Luca, It) and Jack Griffo (The Thundermans) lead the voice cast as Jonathan Kent and Damian Wayne, respectively, and the supporting cast features Troy Baker (The Last of Us, Batman: The Long Halloween) as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Travis Willingham (Critical Role, Sofia The First) as Superman/Clark Kent, and Laura Bailey (The Legend of Vox Machina, Naruto: Shippûden) as Lois Lane. Matt Peters (Justice League Dark: Apokolips War) directs Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons from a script penned by Jeremy Adams (Mortal Kombat Legends franchise). Supervising Producer is Rick Morales (Injustice, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders). Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sonswill be available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray and Digital starting October. 18, 2022. Friday, October 7, 3:30pm.
* MORTAL KOMBAT LEGENDS: SNOW BLIND
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment marks the 30th anniversary of the blockbuster Mortal Kombat video game series with an inside look at the making of Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind, the third in a series of MK-inspired feature-length animated films. Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind finds vicious, power-mad Kano determined to take over Earthrealm, one soul at a time. Assisted by a trio of cold Black Dragon mercenaries, he embarks on a brutal assault from town to defenseless town. The choice is simple: kneel or be annihilated. But when the cocky and talented but undisciplined Kenshi doesn’t take a knee, Kano and his clan destroy the young warrior, taking his eyesight and his confidence. Under the tutelage of reluctant, retired Kuai Liang, the only one powerful enough to challenge the malevolent Kano, Kenshi finds renewed hope and a clear path to redemption. But will it be enough to stop Kano from decimating all of Earthrealm? The presentation will include thrilling film clips and an entertaining panel discussion amongst filmmakers and key cast members. Manny Jacinto (Top Gun: Maverick, The Good Place), David Wenham (Elvis, 300, The Lord of the Rings franchise) and Ron Yuan (Mortal Kombat 11, Mulan) spearhead a terrific voice cast as Kenshi Takahashi, Kano and Kuai Liang, respectively. The film is produced and directed by Rick Morales (Mortal Kombat Legends franchise, Injustice) from a script by Jeremy Adams (Supernatural, Justice Society: World War II), who also wrote the screenplays for the series’ first two films. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation in coordination with NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. Games, Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital on October 9, 2022 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and Blu-ray on October 11, 2022. Saturday, October 8, 3:30pm
* AN ANIMATION JOURNEY WITH CARTOON NETWORK AND ADULT SWIM
Cartoon Network and Adult Swim have dominated the animation space for decades, creating millions of fans along the way. Sit down with legendary creator Genndy Tartakovsky, who grew his career at Cartoon Network and expanded Adult Swim’s slate with his Emmy® Award-winning series Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal and upcoming launch of Unicorn: Warriors Eternal. Also joining the conversation is Michael Ouweleen, president of Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, and Boomerang, who helped define these animation powerhouses from the beginning. Together the two will discuss then, now, and next. What does it mean to ignite audiences, cultivate nostalgia, and innovate in an evolving animated landscape? Find out what’s in store for animation lovers of all ages as Cartoon Network reflects on the last three decades and Adult Swim continues to celebrate the surreal and defy expectations. Also, join us for the first U.S. premiere screening of Unicorn: Warriors Eternal. Sunday, October 9, 12:45pm
* THE WINCHESTERS
Before Sam and Dean, there were their parents, John and Mary. Told from the perspective of narrator Dean Winchester, the Supernatural prequel series is the epic, untold love story of how John Winchester and Mary Campbell met, fell in love, and started a demon-hunting family on their own. Join members of the cast and producers for a screening of the pilot, followed by a Q&A. The Winchesters is from executive producers Robbie Thompson (Supernatural, Cursed), Jensen Ackles (Supernatural, The Boys), Danneel Ackles (Supernatural), and David H. Goodman (Once Upon a Time, Fringe). The cast includes Meg Donnelly (American Housewife, Z-O-M-B-I-E-S), Drake Rodger (The In Between), Nida Khurshid (For the People), Jonathan “JoJo” Fleites, Demetria Kinney (Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, Motherland: Fort Salem), with Bianca Kajlich (Dawson’s Creek, Legacies) and Jensen Ackles (Supernatural, The Boys). Glen Winter (Arrow, Doom Patrol, Titans) directed the pilot, for which he also served as executive producer. The Winchesters premieres October 11, airing Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW, and is produced by Chaos Machine Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Studios. Become a fan of The Winchesters on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheCWWinchesters/, and follow the show on Twitter @WinchestersOnCW and Instagram @thecwwinchesters. The panel will be moderated by Damian Holbrook (TV Guide Magazine). Sunday, October 9, 2:00pm
* DOOM PATROL
In the upcoming fourth season, the team unexpectedly travels to the future to find an unwelcome surprise. Faced with their imminent demise, the Doom Patrol must decide once and for all which is more important: their own happiness or the fate of the world? Join series stars Brendan Fraser, Diane Guerrero, April Bowlby, Joivan Wade, and Michelle Gomez for an exclusive discussion and first look of the upcoming season. The panel will be moderated by Andy Swift (TVLine). Sunday, October 9, 3:30pm
In the upcoming fourth season, debuting this November on HBO Max, having saved Gotham, the Titans hit the road to head back to San Francisco. But after a stop in Metropolis, they find themselves in the crosshairs of a supernatural cult with powers unlike anything they’ve faced before. Join showrunner and executive producer Greg Walker and series star Brenton Thwaites, and more to be announced cast for a preview of the upcoming season, including first looks, exclusive reveals, and more. The panel will be moderated by Damian Holbrook (TV Guide Magazine). Sunday October 9, 4:15pm
It’s going to be a packed weekend in the big city–check out the Warner Bros. Discovery panel line-up below, and check back for more news on what’s coming to New York Comic Con!
Thursday, October 6
* EXPLORE THE DC MULTIVERSE PANEL
DC and The World’s Greatest Super Heroes the home for fans of great superhero storytelling worldwide! The creative talent behind some of DC’s most popular characters are on hand to give behind the scenes details on their stories and how everything is headed towards huge events in the future. Thursday, October 6, 1:45pm
* PENNYWORTH: THE ORIGIN OF BATMAN’S BUTLER SCREENING
The DC origin series Pennyworth: The Origin of Batman’s Butler follows Alfred Pennyworth, a former British SAS soldier, who forms a security company in 1960s London and goes to work with young billionaire Thomas Wayne and his wife Martha, before they become Bruce Wayne’s parents. Season three, premiering October 6 as a Max Original, begins after a five-year time jump: the civil war is over, and a cultural revolution has changed the world for better or worse – ushering in a new age of Super Heroes and Supervillains. Join series stars Jack Bannon and Ben Aldridge along with executive producers Bruno Heller and John Stephens for a screening of the thrilling season three premiere, as well as a discussion of the new season, exclusive sneak peeks and more. The panel will be moderated by Christian Holub (Entertainment Weekly). Thursday, October 6, 3:15pm
Friday, October 7
* TURN OUT THE LIGHTS! WITH THE GHOST BROTHERS
As the first and only black paranormal investigators Dalen Spratt, Juwan Mass, and Marcus Harvey are seeking the truth in the spiritual realm, and with multiple TV series plus a podcast, the trio has a lot to share from their supernatural haunts and jaunts. The Brothers will give fans exclusive intel on the new season of their hit discovery+ series Ghost Brothers: Lights Out, their wildest ghost hunts, and what their paranormal work means to them. Fans in the room will also receive an exclusive giveaway. Come venture into the unknown with Ghost Brothers! Friday, October 7, 10:45am
* BATMAN: THE AUDIO ADVENTURES CAST AND PRODUCER PANEL
Batman: The Audio Adventures, the Webby Award-Winning original scripted podcast, is returning to the ear waves with a second season coming soon to HBO Max. Join Emmy® Award-winner Dennis McNicholas (Saturday Night Live) alongside cast members Jeffrey Wright (The Batman) and Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live) for a preview of the all-new collection of Gotham City noir crime tales. Batman: The Audio Adventures is written and directed by Dennis McNicholas and features a star-studded cast including Jeffrey Wright, Seth Meyers, Chris Parnell, Rosario Dawson, Bobby Moynihan, John Leguizamo, and more lending their voices to bringing the thrilling, fantastical, and sometimes comical stories of Gotham City to life. Listen to season one of Batman: The Audio Adventures now on HBO Max or wherever you get your podcasts. Friday, October 7, 1:45pm
* JIM LEE & FRIENDS PANEL
DC is highlighting some of the incredible talent and showcasing the biggest books coming out of DC this year and next! Friday, October 7, 3:15pm
* TRICK OR TREAT! SCOOBY DOO SCREENING
Don your Halloween costume and celebrate the spooky season with Scooby and the Mystery Inc. crew! Join us for an exclusive Scoobtober treat (no tricks, we promise) – the premiere screening of the all-new animated adventure, “Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!” Enjoy games, goodies, giveaways and more! Friday, October 7, 5:15pm
Saturday, October 8
* DC’S SUPERMAN PANEL
This November marks the 30th Anniversary of The Death of Superman, at a moment when DC’s Superman story is more dynamic than ever. Writers Dan Jurgens (The Death of Superman 30th Anniversary), Joshua Williamson (Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths), Mark Russell (Superman: Space Age) and Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Action Comics) are joined by moderator Alex Segura (Superman: Kal-El Returns), to share what’s comings up for the iconic Super Hero in 2023. Saturday, October 8, 1:45pm
Sunday, October 9
* DC’S GOTHAM CITY PANEL
Find out what’s next for the famous—and infamous—Gotham City, and its denizens of Super-Villains and Super Heroes. Sunday, October 9, 10:45 am
The newest heroes of Gotham City are rolling into New York Comic Con for a special panel and screening featuring the premiere of two never-before-seen episodes of “Batwheels.” Join co-executive producer Michael G. Stern and supervising producer Simon J. Smith along with voice cast Jacob Bertrand (Bam the Batmobile), Xolo Maridueña (Snowy the Snowcrawler), Lilimar (Batwing the Batwing Jet Plane), and AJ Hudson (Robin) for a look under the hood of DC’s first-ever Batman preschool animated series coming soon to Cartoonito on Cartoon Network and Cartoonito on HBO Max. Sunday, October 9, 11:15am
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About Cartoon Network:
Cartoon Network is the #1 global animated series network. Combined with a rich legacy of characters and a deep roster of creatives with unique brands of storytelling, Cartoon Network showcases original content from across Cartoon Network Studios, Warner Bros. Animation, Hannah-Barbera Studios Europe, and beyond that includes “Craig of the Creek,” “Steven Universe,” “Teen Titans Go!,” “We Baby Bears,” and more. Under its Redraw Your World tagline, Cartoon Network’s content commitment appeals to the complete spectrum of kids and families including preschoolers with the programming block Cartoonito and family co-viewing with the ultimate destination, ACME Night. Upcoming new series such as “Batwheels,” “Gremlins,” “Total Drama Island,” and more, comprise an inclusive programming lineup on Cartoon Network. Cartoon Network’s historic library can also be streamed on HBO Max, or is available on Amazon, iTunes or Vudu (U.S. only).
About HBO Max:
HBO Max™ is a streaming platform that offers best in class quality entertainment, delivering the greatest array of series, movies, and specials from the iconic brands of HBO, Warner Bros., and DC, as well as Max Originals and blockbuster films. The platform launched in the United States in May 2020 and introduced a lower priced, advertising-supported tier in June 2021. Currently available in 61 countries, HBO Max began its global rollout launching in markets across Latin America and the Caribbean last summer, followed by European launches in the Nordics, Iberia, the Netherlands and Central and Eastern Europe.
About Warner Bros. Animation:
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. WBA’s current series include Animaniacs for Hulu, Batwheels, Bugs Bunny Builders, Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, Harley Quinn, Jellystone!,Looney Tunes Cartoons, My Adventures with Superman, Noonan’s, Tiny Toons Looniversity, Tom and Jerry Time, Tom and Jerry in New York, and Velma for HBO Max, Teen Titans Go! for Cartoon Network. The studio is currently in production with New Line Cinema on the upcoming original anime feature film, The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim. WBA’s full-length theatrical film, Teen Titans GO! to the Movies, was released in summer 2018. As home to the iconic animated characters from the DC, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Movies — for DVD, Blu-ray® and digital media. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards®, 40 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, a BAFTA Children’s Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 21 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).
About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.:
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s physical and digital distribution businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.
About Warner Bros. Television:
One of the entertainment industry’s most-respected providers of original programming since its founding in 1955, Warner Bros. Television produces scripted dramas, comedies, limited series, and original movies for multiple platforms. As of September 2022, Warner Bros. Television is producing more than 60 scripted series for Warner Bros. Discovery’s HBO Max, external on-demand/streaming services, premium/pay and basic cable channels, and the five U.S. broadcast networks.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Listen, I won’t add much to this announcement at all because its just a whole lot to digest. I will say that I am glad that DC will be returning to the convention because they were among the notable absences from the event last year and a lot of us were disappointed. I generally wander the floor and pay regular visits to that DC section and come home with scores of buttons that I give out to our wonderful readers at the concerts we attend shortly afterwards so it will be nice to hunt such things down again and secure lots of DC themed cosplay photos. I am expecting the usual bevy of Harley Quinn images but maybe we will get a lot of Black Adam stuff this time around too with the movie being released in the weeks post convention. Feel free to chime in down below if you’ve anything to add to the mix. I always love to hear from you and by the way, there WAS an Health and Safety update about the convention which I posted about last week. It’s important that you are aware of this so please click HERE if you are planning on attending the convention at all. Thanks for reading and please stay safe my friends.