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World Premiere of “Batman: Assault on Arkham” at CCI (SDCC)


Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will host back-to-back nights of Batman celebrations at Comic-Con International, starting Thursday, July 24 with “Batman ’66,” a celebration of the upcoming release of “Batman: The Complete Television Series,” and culminating Friday, July 25 with the World Premiere of “Batman: Assault on Arkham.”

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Taking over Hall H at 6:00pm Thursday, “Batman ‘66” will reveals all the details of the most anticipated home entertainment release in fanboy history. Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar will reunite for a Bat-tastic look at “Batman: The Complete Television Series.” The actors behind Batman, Robin and Catwoman, along with moderator Ralph Garman, will give you an inside sneak peak at all the exclusive content within this blockbuster home entertainment release, as well as exhibiting dazzling HD remastered footage from the landmark series. “Batman: The Complete Television Series” will be released in November 2014.

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Friday’s 7:00pm World Premiere of “Batman: Assault on Arkham” will take place in Ballroom 20. The first-ever public screening will be followed by a panel discussion between voice cast members and filmmakers, including the fan favorite Batman voice, Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series), as well as Troy Baker (The Last of Us) and John DiMaggio (Futurama), and the filmmaking team of producer James Tucker, director Jay Oliva, dialogue director Andrea Romano, and screenwriter Heath Corson, plus moderator Victor Lucas. Additional voice talent will be announced as confirmed.

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Produced by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, “Batman: Assault on Arkham” is based on the best-selling Batman: Arkham video game series. The film finds Gotham in great danger when the government assembles a group of villains – code-named the Suicide Squad – and forces them to break into Arkham Asylum to retrieve top secret information stolen by the Riddler. Things take a turn for the worse when Harley Quinn frees the Joker, who is intent on using a dirty bomb to blow up Arkham Asylum and Gotham City. Batman must use his super hero wits and strength to thwart the wicked plans of the Joker and the Suicide Squad.

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As always, there will be special announcements, exclusive prizes for some lucky fans, and a few potential surprises. “Batman: Assault on Arkham” will be available on Digital HD on July 29, and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack on August 12.

Here is an all-new official clip from “Batman: Assault on Arkham” featuring the opening 98 seconds of the film, including the voices of Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds) as the Riddler, and CCH Pounder (E.R., The Shield, Warehouse 13) as Amanda Waller.

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Marc Morrell

I am a Big Fan of all types of animation. Like a lot of things, the cream always rises to the top. My favorites have included Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Rebels, anything Pixar, Phineas and Ferb, Voltron Legendary Defender, and the DC/WB Animated Films. I have a lot of Old School favorites as well, such as Star Blazers, Voltron, Looney Toons, Tom & Jerry, and Scooby Doo.

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