Justice League: Gods and Monsters, the Elseworld feature from the mind of the legendary Bruce Timm, will premiere at this year’s San Diego Comic Con as part of the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment schedule. Timm wrote the film, with DC veteran Sam Liu serving as directing. Liu, Timm and movie’s voice cast are also scheduled to appear in a panel after the screening.
The protagonists in this Justice League are not what we’re accustomed to. Batman is not a billionaire with gadgets, but is actually a scientist. Kirk Langstrom (Man-Bat) to be exact. And he disperses justice to criminals by sucking their blood. This film’s version of Wonder Woman was not born on Themyscira, but New Genesis (enemies of Apokolips and Darkseid). After a battle, she doesn’t mind answering her libido with a romp with Steve Trevor. And this version of Superman is not Kal-El, and not raised by Midwestern parents. Instead, he is the son of General Zod, jettisoned to Earth, and raised by migrant workers.
Justice League: Gods and Monsters will not be the only feature panel by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The group will also premiere 3 other upcoming video releases, complete with follow up by cast and crew panels. The immortal rock group KISS is also scheduled to appear for a screening of Scooby Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery.
A complete list of the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment schedule is below.
Thursday – July 9
Scooby-Doo! and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery 4:30-5:15pm Autograph signing WB Booth 6:00-8:00pm World Premiere & Panel Hall H
Guests: Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer, Eric Singer, Pauley Perrette, Grey Griffin, Matthew Lillard, Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, directors/producers Tony Cervone & Spike Brandt, writer Kevin Shinick.
Friday – July 10
Justice League: Gods & Monsters 7:00-9:00pm World Premiere & Panel Ballroom 20 (4:00-4:45pm Autograph signing WB Booth)
Guests: Tamara Taylor, C. Thomas Howell, Paget Brewster, executive producer Bruce Timm, director Sam Liu, writer/producer Alan Burnett, dialogue director Andrea Romano, moderator Victor Lucas.
Justice League: Gods & Monsters – Encore Screening 9:15-10:30pm Encore Screening Ballroom
20 Sunday – July 12
LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom 11:15am-12:45pm World Premiere & Panel 6BCF 1:15-2:00pm Autograph signing WB Booth
Guests: Troy Baker, Khary Payton, Josh Keaton, John DiMaggio, director Rick Morales, producer Brandon Vietti, writer Jim Krieg, moderator Greg Miller
Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem 11:30am-12:15pm Autograph signing WB Booth 1:00-2:30pm World Premiere & Panel Hall H
Guests: Roger Craig Smith, Troy Baker, Khary Payton, Will Friedle, Yuri Lowenthal, writer Heath Corson, moderator Greg Miller.
For those of us who can’t make it to San Diego, we have to wait the release of Justice League: Gods and Monsters on Blu-Ray and DVD on July 28.