Month: June 2011

“Green Lantern: Emerald Knights” Featured In New Warner Bros. Entertainment Trailer

A new trailer released by Warner Bros. Entertainment features clips from the upcoming Green Lantern: Emerald Knights animated feature, along with clips from the live-action Green Lantern theatrical feature and Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters video game. The trailer is promoting three high-profile Green Lantern-themed projects from the studio. Click on the image below to view the trailer in the Quicktime format.

Click here to view the trailer for the Green Lantern: Emerald Knights animated feature. Click here to view the press details for the forthcoming Green Lantern: Emerald Knights animated feature home video release, including a rundown of bonus content and artwork.

A co-production of Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the direct-to-video Green Lantern: Emerald Knights animated feature debuts June 7th, 2011 on Blu-ray disc and DVD from Warner Home Video. Stay tuned for a review of Green Lantern: Emerald Knights right here at The World’s Finest.

In continuing news, Teletoon has provided the following schedule details for episodes of the Batman: The Brave and The Bold animated series slated to air on the Canadian network during June 2011, which include two new-to-the-network episodes of the acclaimed cartoon. Please note the episode details listed below are provided by Teletoon.

Friday, June 3rd, 2011 at 7:00pm (ET)- “Bat-Mite Presents: Batman’s Strangest Cases!”
Bat-Mite hosts a series of Batman’s most bizarre adventures including the Mad Magazine-inspired Batboy and Rubin, a Japanese-influenced Bat-Manga and a guest starring role from the Scooby Gang and Weird Al Yankovic.

Friday, June 10th, 2011 at 7:00pm (ET) – “The Malicious Mr. Mind!”
Batman and the Marvel family take on the evil Dr. Sivana and the Monster Society!

Friday, June 17th, 2011 at 7:00pm (ET) – “Death Race to Oblivion!”
Mongul holds Earth ransom, forcing its greatest heroes–and villains!–to race for the planet’s survival. It’s a crooked bargain wherein even if Batman wins, he dooms his fellow heroes–if the villains don’t doom them first!

Friday, June 24th, 2011 at 7:00pm (ET) – “Aquamans Outrageous Adventure!”
Aquaman attempts to take a family vacation with Mera and Arthur Jr., but can’t resist helping heroes along the way. Just as he finally promises the family ‘no more heroics,’ Batman is trapped by the Pengiuin.

Batman: The Brave and The Bold airs every Friday at 7:00pm (ET) on the Teletoon “Superfan Friday” programming block, with Friday-premiering episodes re-airing Sundays at 8:30am (ET) as part of the “Action Block” programming block. Schedule details are subject to change without notice. Further details on this animated series can be found at The World’s Finest Batman: The Brave and The Bold subsite.

Continuing, below are official descriptions and airdates for episodes of the classic Justice League animated series slated to air for June 2011 on Teletoon. Teletoon currently airs the first 26 episodes of Justice League in regular rotation. The information listed below is provided by Teletoon.

Friday, June 3rd, 2011 at 7:30pm (ET) – “Secret Origins, Part One”
J’onn Jonzz, the Martian Manhunter, comes to Earth to warn of an impending alien invasion. With the help of Superman and Batman, he gathers the world’s greatest heroes to fend off the seemingly unstoppable invading armada. Part One of Three.

Friday, June 10th, 2011 at 7:30pm (ET) – “Secret Origins, Part Two”
J’onn Jonzz, the Martian Manhunter, comes to Earth to warn of an impending alien invasion. With the help of Superman and Batman, he gathers the world’s greatest heroes to fend off the seemingly unstoppable invading armada. Part Two of Three.

Friday, June 17th, 2011 at 7:30pm (ET) – “Secret Origins, Part Three”
J’onn Jonzz, the Martian Manhunter, comes to Earth to warn of an impending alien invasion. With the help of Superman and Batman, he gathers the world’s greatest heroes to fend off the seemingly unstoppable invading armada. Part Three of Three.

Friday, June 24th, 2011 at 7:30pm (ET) – “In Blackest Night, Part One”
A squad of indestructible androids called the Manhunters arrives on Earth and arrests Green Lantern for interstellar atrocities and abuses of power. While the Manhunters take Green Lantern to appear before an intergalactic tribunal, the Justice League comes to his defense, trying to prove his innocence.

Justice League regularly airs every Friday at 7:30pm (ET) on the Teletoon “Superfan Fridays” programming block. Teletoon is expected to air new-to-the-network episodes of Justice League later this year. Click here for further details on the Justice League animated series.

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Four New Videos, Three New Images From “Green Lantern: Emerald Knights” Feature

Four new clips, consisting of three interview clips and one clip from the film, along with three new images from the upcoming Green Lantern: Emerald Knights animated feature have been released by Warner Home Video. Additional press details are also available below.

The first four images below link to the four video clips, all of which are in the standard definition Quicktime format. The first clip is a scene from Green Lantern: Emerald Knights featuring a confrontation between Green Lantern Corps trainer Deegan (voiced by Wade Williams, Prison Break) and rookie recruit Kilowog (voiced by singer/actor/spoken word artist Henry Rollins). Following that are three interview clips featuring Henry Rollins.

Also included below are three new images from Green Lantern: Emerald Knights. The images feature Avra, the first Green Lantern; the Guardians shielding their eyes; and the Green Lantern Corps beginning an assault on Krona. Continue below to view the content.

Warner Home Video has also provided the following Green Lantern: Emerald Knights press details, as seen below.

Green Lantern: Emerald Knights is now available for rent-on-demand on select cable providers — ahead of the Blu-ray/DVD release of the film next Tuesday, June 7. Customers of Comcast, Cablevision and Verizon should check their local On Demand listings for details.

Fans visiting the new I Am A Green Lantern interactive promotion for Green Lantern: Emerald Knights at http://IAmAGreenLantern.com can create custom profile banners and pictures for their Facebook profiles, and unlock an exclusive video clip and downloads.

Click here to view the trailer for the Green Lantern: Emerald Knights animated feature. Click here to view the press details for the forthcoming Green Lantern: Emerald Knights animated feature home video release, including a rundown of bonus content and artwork.

A co-production of Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the direct-to-video Green Lantern: Emerald Knights animated feature debuts June 7th, 2011 on Blu-ray disc and DVD from Warner Home Video. Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The Worlds Finest.

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has passed along the following Batman: Arkham City press release revealing new details about the highly-anticipated video game. Also included are new images and a new trailer showcasing Catwoman. Batman: Arkham City will be available on the Playstation 3 and XBOX360 video games consoles and for Windows PC. Continue below for more. Please note the first image below leads to the high-definition Quicktime trailer. The remaining thumbnails lead to new images.

Catwoman Confirmed as Playable Character in Batman: Arkham City


In anticipation of E3, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment are excited to announce that Catwoman is a fully playable character in Batman: Arkham City on all platforms for which the game will be available: Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Games for Windows PC and the PlayStation3 computer entertainment system.

As Catwoman, players will have a chance to indulge in their darker side and explore Arkham City as the infamous feline femme fatale. Complete with her own storyline in the main game, Catwomans adventure complements Batmans central role and is seamlessly interwoven with his main story arc. She will also be playable in the challenge maps with her own unique combat moves, gadgetry and signature ‘takedowns’.

Batman: Arkham City builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players soaring into Arkham City five times larger than the game world in Batman: Arkham Asylum and the new maximum security home for all of Gotham Citys thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds. Set inside the heavily fortified walls of a sprawling district in the heart of Gotham City, this highly anticipated sequel introduces a brand-new story that draws together a new, all-star cast of classic characters and murderous villains from the Batman universe, as well as a vast range of new and enhanced gameplay features to deliver the ultimate experience as the Dark Knight.

Batman: Arkham City is based on DC Comics core Batman license. Fans can visit www.batmanarkhamcity.com to sign up to receive updates regarding the game and join the discussion on the recently launched community site at http://community.batmanarkhamcity.com to participate in forums, read upcoming developer diaries and stay abreast of all the latest Batman: Arkham City news.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to such iconic DC Comics properties as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, MAD Magazine, and Fables, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its superheroic characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing over 1,000 comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Comics is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

About Rocksteady Studios Ltd
Rocksteady Studios is a multi-award winning videogame developer based in London, England. Located in a spacious, purpose built converted factory, with full motion capture and audio studio capabilities, Rocksteady is an energetic company formed by a core team of senior industry professionals. This creates an ideal balance of drive, talent, proven methods, experience and cutting edge technology to make AAA games. Now employing over 90 people, Rocksteadys mission is to be a highly professional, efficient company whose purpose is to make great games, and have happy and healthy team members. This philosophy is the heart and soul of the company. Rocksteady received the coveted studio of the year award at the 2009 VGA awards.

Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill reprise their respective roles as Batman and Joker in Batman: Arkham City, the highly-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham Asylum video game, along with Emmy Award-winning Batman writer Paul Dini again penning the story. Batman: Arkham City hits Playstation 3, XBOX360, and Windows PC on October 18th, 2011. Click here to view the full-length Batman: Arkham City trailer. Stay tuned for further updates.

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Nathan Fillion Talks “Green Lantern: Emerald Knights” Feature, New Images And Video

The World’s Finest presents the latest in a series of studio-conducted interviews, provided by Warner Home Video, for the Green Lantern: Emerald Knights direct-to-video animated feature. Continue reading below for an interview actor Nathan Fillion as he discusses the upcoming DC Universe Animated Original Movie title. Additionally, click on the thumbnail image directly below for a clip from Green Lantern: Emerald Knights in the standard-definition Quicktime format. Clicking on other thumbnail images will provide a closer look at each.

CASTLE, FIREFLY STAR NATHAN FILLION LEADS VOICE CAST AS HAL JORDAN IN GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD KNIGHTS

Entertainment Weeklys Geek God returns to the animated superhero realm in All-New DC Universe Animated Original Movie Coming June 7 to Blu-Ray, DVD

Entertainment Weekly dubbed him a Geek God. TV Guide seems to document his every move. Firefly/Serenity fans follow him in any direction he goes.

And all the while, Nathan Fillion contines to go his own way, his boyish charm and ruggedly handsome exterior constantly reflecting the enchanting attitude of the proverbial kid-in-a-candy-store.

Make no mistake, Nathan Fillion is having the time of his life.

Fillions primetime series Castle is enjoying its best ratings, cracking Nielsens Top 10 as the popular ABC drama culminated its third season. And despite the five-plus-days-a-week grind of 14-plus hours on set, Fillion still finds time to fulfill his own guilty geek pleasures.

Thus, on the Sunday of the Martin Luther King Day holiday weekend in 2010, the Edmonton-born actor could be found recording the voice of Hal Jordan for Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, an all-new DC Universe Animated Original Movie coming to Blu-Ray, DVD, On Demand and for Download June 7, 2011.

Produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, and distributed by Warner Home Video, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights weaves six legendary stories of the Green Lantern Corps rich mythology around preparations for an attack by an ancient enemy. As the battle approaches, Hal Jordan mentors new recruit Arisia in the history of the Green Lantern Corps, telling tales of Avra, Kilowog, Abin Sur, Laira and Mogo. In the end, Arisia must rise to the occasion to help Hal, Sinestro and the entire Green Lantern Corps save the universe from the destructive forces of Krona.

Fillion has starred in several primetime television series, including Desperate Housewives, Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He has also developed a popular cult following as a pair of Joss Whedons heroic captains: Capt. Mal Reynolds in the space-western series Firefly and follow-up film, Serenity; and Captain Hammer in Whedons internet sensation Dr. Horribles Sing-Along Blog. Fillion returns to the DC Universe after his successful turn as Steve Trevor in the animated film Wonder Woman, having also performed voice work on Justice League, Robot Chicken, The Venture Bros., and several Halo video games.

The ever-genuine Fillion spent some time following his initial recording session to discuss comic book justice, the perils of space travel, his love of comic books and the origin story behind his famous Green Lantern t-shirt. Read on

QUESTION: Among the superhero role play games of your childhood, did you ever pretend you were the Green Lantern?

NATHAN FILLION: As a child, when you’re pretending you’re different super heroes, Green Lantern was the easiest because all you needed to light the fire in the imagination was the ring. Superman, you need a cape; Spiderman, you need a full face mask. That wasnt tough to come by in a winter town like where Im from, but theyre just too hot to wear in the summer. So to be Green Lantern, all you needed to do is suck a lifesaver down to the right size, and to make sure it’s a lime one slip it on your finger, and you were good.

QUESTION: What is it about Green Lantern that most appeals to you?

NATHAN FILLION: As a kid, what I liked about Green Lantern was that he could do anything anything you could think of. It’s like Wow, all I need is a giant mallet, or a catapult circa 1200s, and suddenly he had it. I just thought that would be pretty cool to have anything you could kind of imagine. Imagination was always a big thing for me.

QUESTION: You fit comfortably into animated super hero roles. Why do you think you keep getting chosen to play these comic book legends?

NATHAN FILLION: I will say that I’ve been very fortunate. I can’t tell you why people are willing to offer me the opportunity, but I can say how it pleases me because as a kid collecting comic books, I had a great time with the way it kind of lights the fire in the imagination.

I always thought I had an overdeveloped sense of justice. Now looking back on my comic book days, my world kind of was formed around comic book justice. I think I have a very strong sense of comic book justice. Maybe that has something to do with how you take on a role. I mean, I’m steeped in the history of these characters. I know it and I love it.

QUESTION: Between Firefly/Serenity and Green Lantern, you seem to spend a lot of acting time in space. Did you ever have desires to be an actual astronaut?

NATHAN FILLION: I fear space the same way I fear drowning. I would think it would be a little bit claustrophobic. Sure, you have the vastness of space, but yet you’re probably going to be in some kind of little miniature (capsule) and, you know, anything could go wrong. I mean. if you’re scuba diving, let’s say you’re 10 feet underwater if something goes terribly, terribly wrong, you’ve got 10 feet to swim to the surface, and you’re good. If you’re in space, you’re boned. That’s like being in a submarine at the bottom of the ocean. Uh-oh Oops. (he laughs) Things you don’t want to hear in space or in submarines: Oops.

QUESTION: Castle is a runaway hit. Youre a cover boy for national magazines with great regularity. Theres never been greater demand for Nathan Fillion. How do you stay humble through all this adoration?

NATHAN FILLION: I’ll tell you there sure is nothing like being an actor and having something to do every day. Get up 5:00 a.m. Ive got someplace to go and Ive got a place I need to be. Ive got stuff I gotta do. Ive got stories I need to tell. This career that I’ve chosen, I’m employed gainfully in it so Im living the dream every day. That’s a good feeling. It does good things for how you feel about your choices.

There was a period of time, I’ll say it was 1998 approximately, where I didn’t work for nearly a year. I was really questioning my judgment. What have I done? I’ve made a colossal error in judgment. I’m paying my rent on credit. What am I gonna do?

It’s a much, much nicer feeling to know that you’re doing something — that you’re playing some music that people want to hear. So I’m gonna play these notes you tell me if you like them and we’ll keep playing if you keep liking them. That’s a good feeling. It’s nice to walk down the street and have someone stop and politely say I love your show. Thats always great. As opposed to doing plays, where theres immediate feedback, you dont get that so much in television. So its really nice to hear. It doesnt get old.

QUESTION: Youre on the Castle set at least five days a week, upwards of 14 hours each day. Given all that work, what makes you take time on a Sunday of a holiday weekend to record the voice of an animated superhero?

NATHAN FILLION: I take the time to (voice characters in DCU films) exactly for the reason that it’s fun. I get a call saying Hey, how would you like to come on down to record Green Lantern? And Im asking back, Can we squeeze it in on a Sunday because that’s pretty much my only day off? I want to make it work because I love doing it. More than that, I love being part of this lore. These are great characters youve got Green Lantern, you have Superman, you have Batman, you have the Flash, all these wonderful pieces of American pop culture. And now I’ve got a little piece. I can say, Oh yeah, I was Green Lantern for a DVD movie. Not a lot of people can say that. Oh, Steve Trevor? Funny you should mention him. (he laughs) It may sound silly, but it means something to me.

QUESTION: You have been seen on the cover of Entertainment Weekly, walking around Comic-Con on a Saturday, at your initial Green Lantern recording session wearing a Green Lantern t-shirt. Did you own that shirt before being cast as Hal Jordan for Green Lantern: Emerald Knights?

NATHAN FILLION: Debbie Zoller is the head of my makeup department on Castle. She saw that fan-made Green Lantern trailer and thought the t-shirt would be an appropriate Christmas present. And I wholeheartedly agree with her. Ive been known to wear a few superhero shirts and where better than a Green Lantern recording session to wear it today? So thank you Debbie I told you it would come in handy someday!

Still photo of Nathan Fillion courtesy of Gary Miereanu.

Click here to view the trailer for the Green Lantern: Emerald Knights animated feature. Click here to view the press details for the forthcoming Green Lantern: Emerald Knights animated feature home video release, including a rundown of bonus content and artwork.

A co-production of Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the direct-to-video Green Lantern: Emerald Knights animated feature debuts June 7th, 2011 on Blu-ray disc and DVD from Warner Home Video. Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The Worlds Finest.

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Package Artwork From Upcoming “Green Lantern: Emerald Knights” Blu-Ray Release

Click on the thumbnails below to view exclusive images of the disc and package artwork for the upcoming Blu-ray release of the direct-to-video Green Lantern: Emerald Knights animated feature. Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, the latest title under the popular DC Universe Animated Original Movie direct-to-video line released by Warner Home Video, debuts June 7th, 2011 on Blu-ray disc and DVD, along with OnDemand and Digital Download.


Click here to view the trailer for the Green Lantern: Emerald Knights animated feature. Click here to view the press details for the forthcoming Green Lantern: Emerald Knights animated feature home video release, including a rundown of bonus content and artwork.

A co-production of Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the direct-to-video Green Lantern: Emerald Knights animated feature debuts June 7th, 2011 on Blu-ray disc and DVD from Warner Home Video. Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The Worlds Finest.

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Earlier today, publisher DC Comics announced a historic initiative in renumbering of all DC Universe superhero titles and new plans for day-and-date digital distribution for all published comics. The press details are available below.

This year, change is in the air at DC Comics.

On Wednesday, August 31st, DC Comics will launch a historic renumbering of the entire DC Universe line of comic books with 52 first issues, including the release of Justice League by New York Times bestselling writer and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns and bestselling artist and DC Comics Co-Publisher Jim Lee. The publication of Justice League issue 1 will launch day-and-date digital publishing for all these ongoing titles, making DC Comics the first of the two major American publishers to release all of its superhero comic book titles digitally the same day as in print.

DC Comics will only publish two comic books on August 31st: the final issue of this summers comic book mini-series Flashpoint and the first issue of Justice League by Johns and Lee, two of the most distinguished and popular contemporary comic book creators, who will be collaborating for the first time. Together they will offer a contemporary take on the origin of the comic book industrys premier superhero team.

In the hours, days and weeks to come, well have more news about the other titles. Tomorrow, well hear from Co-Publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee about this momentous occasion.

This year, make history with us.

Further details, including the impact this announcement will make on non-DC Universe titles, are expected to be made over the coming weeks. Stay tuned for further relevant updates here at The World’s Finest.

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