“Batman: Assault on Arkham” – News from Comic-Con premiere; PLUS Bruce Timm News! #SDCC2014
July 31, 2014

BATMAN: ASSAULT ON ARKHAM” ENJOYS SUCCESSFUL WORLD PREMIERE AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL;

DCU 2015 SLATE INCLUDES BRUCE TIMM ORIGINAL FILM

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Batman: Assault on Arkham enjoyed a rousing reception at its July 25 premiere at Comic-Con International, delighting a room of 4,250 fans for the screening and panel discussion amongst actors Kevin Conroy (Batman), Matthew Gray Gubler (Riddler), Troy Baker (Joker) and John DiMaggio (King Shark), and producer James Tucker, director Jay Oliva, screenwriter Heath Corson and dialogue director Andrea Romano.

 

When the government teams up a group of supervillains with the code name Suicide Squad and forces them to break into Arkham Asylum to bring back top secret information the Riddler has stolen, Batman soon becomes involved. But things go from bad to worse when one of the Squad (Harley Quinn) frees the Joker, who has the means to not only blow up the asylum, but most of Gotham City as well.

Toward the end of the panel, producer James Tucker announced the DCU slate for 2015:

 

– Coming in early 2015, the Aquaman origin story, “Justice League: Throne of Atlantis

– Arriving sometime in the first half of 2015, “Batman vs. Robin,” which will feature the first-ever animated appearance of The Court of Owls.

– And potentially premiering at Comic-Con 2015 will be “Justice League: Gods and Monsters,” marking a return to the DCU films by animation legend Bruce Timm for this special film. Timm developed the original story and many of the character designs for “Justice League: Gods and Monsters,” and is producing the film. (Note: James Tucker will continue serving as DCU producer following “Gods and Monsters“)

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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