For those attending WonderCon this weekend (or those home scouring the web for panel vids) “Son of Batman,” the 20th DC Universe Animated Original Movie, will have its World Premiere as the featured event at WonderCon on Friday, April 18 in the Arena starting at 6:00pm.
The premiere will be followed by a panel discussion with voice cast and filmmakers, including the voice of Batman, Jason O’Mara (Terra Nova, Life on Mars) and fellow cast members Sean Maher (Firefly, Arrow), Xander Berkeley (Transcendence, Salem), Stuart Allan (Bad Teacher, Rise of the Guardians), and filmmakers including producer James Tucker (Justice League: War), director Ethan Spaulding (The Simpsons, Avatar: The Last Airbender), dialogue director Andrea Romano (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns), character designer Phil Bourassa (Justice League: War) and some potential surprise special guests. The panel will be moderated by TV Guide Magazine senior editor Rich Sands. See end of this article for description for the premiere and trailer.
Earlier in the day there will be an hour-long autograph session from 3:30-4:30pm in the DC Entertainment booth. All members of the panel are expected to be present for the signing, which will include an exclusive-to-WonderCon “Son of Batman” mini-poster.
There will be an encore screening of “Son of Batman” on Sunday, April 20 at 1:15pm in the Arena, followed at 3pm by the traditional closing of WonderCon, Dr Horribles Sign-Along Blog hosted by Whedonopolis and Fandom Charities.
Based on Grant Morrison’s famed DC storyline, Son of Batman arrives May 6, 2014 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD.
Here’s the description for the premiere
Friday, 4/18/14 Arena
6:00–8:00pm World Premiere: Son of Batman – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation present the World Premiere of Son of Batman, the landmark 20th entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. In the film, Batman learns he has a son, Damian – and to further complicate matters, the mother is Talia al Ghul, daughter of one of Batman’s most dreaded enemies, Ra’s Al Ghul. When the odds quickly turn against Batman and Damian, Batman must become both father and mentor to the aggressive, agile new Robin. Together they form an uneasy alliance to try and thwart the criminal enterprise of Deathstroke and his army of ninja man-bats before there are international consequences.
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The actress playing Talia Al Ghul is also pretty awesome. There’s an indefinable allure. I hear she and Sean worked together on something twelve or so years ago. 😀