Announced at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year, Batman: Bad Blood is nearing its release date. The movie will function as an introduction for Batwoman and Batwing into the DC Animated Cinematic Universe, as well as establish a new Batfamily on which Batman can rely.
DC/WB is kicking the marketing up a bit as we itch closer into the new year and the release of the flick. A few days ago, they released the first clip from the flick. Check it out:
Alfred is deeply worried about his ward and friend, while Dick is… angry. This short clip did a fantastic job of encapsulating these characters and their relationship with Bruce.
We’ve also got news that the DC and Warner Bros. are setting up two different premiere events on the east coast and then on the west coast to commemorate the digital release and the physical media release respectively. Both premieres will take place at the Paley Center for Media, the one in New York and the one in Los Angeles. The premiere in New York will be held on January 19th, the day the movie will be available digitally. The LA premiere will be held on February 1st, the day before the physical copies hit store shelves.
Why does this matter? Well, DC/WB will be offering a limited number of free tickets to the general public. That means that there’s a possibility that you could catch the flick while mingling with big DC or WB executives. Well, probably no mingling, but at least you’ll get to see it at a fancy premiere event.
Check the press release below for instructions:
“Warner Bros. Home Entertainment proudly presents the bi-coastal premieres of Batman: Bad Blood, the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Original Movies, at the Paley Center for Media in New York on January 19, 2016 and Los Angeles on February 1, 2016. Filmmakers and members of the voice cast will attend the event for red carpet media interviews and a post-screening panel discussion.
Both premieres will begin at approximately 7:00pm. Filmmakers and voice cast members participating at the two premieres will be announced as confirmed. The Paley Center for Media in New York City is located at 25 West 52nd Street. The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles is located at 465 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills.
A limited number of free tickets are available to the general public.
Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the New York event on January 19 must RSVP via email to [email protected]
Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the Los Angeles event on February 1 must RSVP via email to [email protected]
The body of all fan RSVP emails MUST include the (1) name of the entrant, (2) valid email address, and (3) name of the media outlet/website by which the entrant learned of the screening. Fans should keep their entry simple – here’s an example of exactly how the body of the RSVP email should appear:
Tickets to the event will be distributed on a “first come, first served” basis, and fans will be notified via email.”
So be sure to tell ’em that Dark Knights News sent ya!
Here’s the synopsis for the movie:
“The mysterious disappearance of Batman, coupled with the emergence of powerful and malevolent new villains in Gotham City, force Nightwing (voice of Sean Maher) and Robin (Stuart Allan) to take crime-fighting into their own hands – while simultaneously searching for their missing leader. They’re not alone for long. New super heroes Batwoman (Yvonne Strahovski) and Batwing (Gaius Charles) – each armed with her/his own sensibilities, physical abilities and crime-fighting tools – arrive in Gotham to assist in the cause. As this new “family” strives to find its own dynamic, chilling clues lead the group to suspect the Dark Knight may have gone over to the dark side. It’s up to the entire Bat team to uncover the truth before Gotham City falls prey to its greatest threat yet.”
Batman: Bad Blood is scheduled for release on February 2nd, 2016.