March 24
Main Stage
6 pm

March 26
Encore Screening
Main Stage
2 pm

March 28, 2023
4K/Blu-Ray/Digital Release

April 21
Digital Release
Gardener Recordings

June 26
Streaming Release


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Movie News

  • July 22, 2022: One of the 2023 titles is an adaptation of Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham. WBHE instagram
  • December 6, 2022: First look at Batman. Story is set in the 1920s. Batman will be voiced by David Giuntoli, Tati Gabrielle voices Kai Li Cain, Christopher Gorham voiced Oliver Queen, John DiMaggio voices James Gordon, Patrick Fabian voiced Harvey Dent, Brian George voices Alfred, Jason Marsden voices Dick Grayson and Young Bruce, Karan Brar voices Sanjay "Jay" Tawde, David Dastmalchian voices Grendon, Navid Negahban voices Ra's al Ghul, Emily O'Brien voices Talia al Ghul and Martha Wayne, Tim Russ voices Lucius Fox, Matthew Waterson voices Jason Blood/Etrigan, Jeffrey Combs voices Kirk Langstrom, William Salyers voices Cobblepot, Gideon Adlon voices Oracle and Darin De Paul voices Thomas Wayne. Sam Liu and Christopher Berkeley co-directs, Liu is a producer, the script is by Jase Ricci, Jim Krieg and Kimberly S. Moreau are producing, and Sam Register and Michael Uslan executive producing. Synopsis reads, "explorer Bruce Wayne accidentally unleashes an ancient evil, and returns to Gotham after being away for two decades. Batman battles Lovecraftian supernatural forces and encounters allies and enemies such as Green Arrow, Ra's al Ghul, Mr. Freeze, Killer Croc, Two-Face and James Gordon." Tentatively set to release in Spring 2023. THR Article
  • December 13, 2022: Rated PG-13 for some strong violence, disturbing images, language and brief partial nudity. Film Ratings listing
  • December 21, 2022: Stills for Batman, Harvey Dent, Oliver Queen, and Bruce Wayne, and Talia posted. WBHE Tweet
  • January 19, 2023: The 4K/Blu-ray/Digital release is March 28, 2023. 1:55 trailer released along with front cover art. WBE YouTube
  • January 19, 2023: Special features include "Batman: Shadows of Gotham," a featurette that examines the themes of existential dread in a world drenched in gothic overtones that combine to create one of Batman's most unique adventures and an audio commentary track with producer/co-director Sam Liu and screenwriter Jase Ricci. William Salyers also voices Professor Manfurd. Runtime is 90 minutes. Rated PG-13 for some strong violence, distrubing images, language, and brief partial nudity. WF Article
  • January 30, 2023: Back cover art for 4K and Blu-ray revealed. WF Tweet
  • February 17, 2023: 1:46 clip released of Bruce ordering a virus to be sealed up with explosives and declaring Cobblepot dead. IGN Article
  • March 2, 2023: 4 stills released of Cobblepot, Killer Croc, Talia al Ghul, and Grendon. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • March 7, 2023: 4 stills released of Oracle and Batman, Bruce, Dick, and Sanjay, Bruce, Harvey, and Oliver, and Gordon, Kai Li Cain, and Bruce posted. Gary Miereanu Tweet
  • March 9, 2023: The movie will premiere on March 24 at 6:00pm in the Arena during Wondercon. The post-screening panel currently consists of Tati Gabrielle, Christopher Gorham, David Dastmalchian, Sam Liu, Christopher Berkeley, and Jase Ricci. There will be an encore screening in the Arena on March 26 at 2 pm. DCAUR Tweet
  • March 15, 2023: 1:05 clip of Batman and Talia. WBHE Tweet
  • March 16, 2023: Stefan L. Smith is the composer. Stefan L. Smith Tweet
  • March 20, 2023: Patrick Fabian posts Harvey Dent still. Patrick Fabian Tweet
  • March 20, 2023: Interview with Patrick Fabian. Comics Beat Article
  • March 23, 2023: Interview with Patrick Fabian. CBM Article
  • March 23, 2023: 1:09 clip of Harvey Dent and Oliver Queen telling Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson and Kai Li Cain about Kirk Langstrom. Batman Tweet
  • March 24, 2023: Interview with Sam Liu. The movie was around 100 minutes before editing. The Aspiring Kryptoninan YouTube
  • March 24, 2023: Interview with Sam Liu. CBR Article
  • March 24, 2023: Interview with Jace Ricci. CBR Article
  • March 26, 2023: 7 minute WonderCon Q&A with Tati Gabrielle, Christopher Gorham, Sam Liu, and Jase Ricci. Bionic Buzz YouTube
  • March 26, 2023: 1:03 clip of Oliver Queen distracting James Gordon and the police while Dick Grayson goes to the Argo. Comingsoon Article
  • March 27, 2023: Interview with David Giuntoli. CBR Article
  • March 27, 2023: 53 second clip of the Batsuit reveal released. CBR Article
  • March 27, 2023: Interview with Ricci and Liu. Jim Krieg is credited with adding Lucius Fox. Ricci talks about changing the werewolf acolytes and Robins. Liu talks about designing Etrigan and credits Thomas Perkins with taking a pass mutant penguins designed by Eric Canete and Iog-Sotha designs by Chris Samnee. ComicsBeat Article
  • March 27, 2023: 1:11 clip of the Batman vs. Killer Croc rematch released. IGN Article
  • March 28, 2023: Animation for the snakes required a lot of retakes. Sam Liu Tweet
  • March 28, 2023: Poison Ivy's monster form was inspired in part by Bride of Frankenstein. Sam Liu Tweet
  • March 28, 2023: Having Batman take the Manbat serum made Kirk Langstrom part of the solution that saved the world and changed Batman into Manbat. Sam Liu Tweet
  • March 28, 2023: Clark Kent, Lois Lane, and Jimmy Olsen cameos confirmed. Sam Liu Tweet
  • March 28, 2023: Sam Liu confirms the bats saved Young Bruce but he didn't understand until the end. There was a whole dialog from Barbara Gordon about what bats represent in different cultures and in some they are guardians. The dialog was removed because it was too many concepts and rabbit holes. Sam Liu Tweet
  • March 28, 2023: Sam Liu reveals there was a deleted scene that entailed Bruce hearing the voice more and more from the grotto but it was too stylistic and took up too much screen time. Sam Liu Tweet
  • March 29, 2023: Interview with Sam Liu. Toonado Article
  • March 29, 2023: Interview with Jace Ricci. Kneel to Pod Episode
  • March 29, 2023: Interview with Jace Ricci. Toonado Article
  • March 31, 2023: Batman's grapnel design was influenced by the video game Bloodborne's aesthetic. Sam Liu Tweet
  • March 31, 2023: Interview with David Giuntoli. Toonado Article
  • April 6, 2023: Interview with David Giuntoli. Hall of Justice Episode 326
  • April 10, 2023: Seth Anderholm posts animatic of storyboards for sequence when Batman fights undead Oliver, Sanjay, and Dick. Anderholm added the flashbacks. Seth Anderholm Tweet
  • April 11, 2023: Shadows of Gotham special feature posted. WBE YouTube
  • April 17, 2023: Seth Anderholm posts animatic of storyboards for final battle. Seth Anderholm Tweet
  • April 17, 2023: Soundtrack will release on April 21 through Gardener Recordings. Stefan L. Smith Tweet
  • April 22, 2023: Interview with Stefan L. Smith. GVN YouTube
  • April 24, 2023: Seth Anderholm posts animatic of storyboards for Batman arriving in summoning dimension and rematch with Talia. Seth Anderholm Tweet
  • May 17, 2023: Streams on Max starting June 26. ComicBook Article
  • August 5, 2023: Two hour chat with Sam Liu. The Annihilator Twitter Spaces with Sam Liu
  • September 5, 2023: Eric Canete posts first super rough storyboard of the opening scene he worked with his wife. Eric Canete Tweet