WB The Batman Premiere Info & Pics Sept 17, 2007 9:10:33 GMT -5
Post by /\/\att on Sept 17, 2007 9:10:33 GMT -5
Standing tall after claiming its fourth Daytime Emmy Award, ³The
will set the bar even higher as it steps up the action in its new fifth
season with the much-anticipated introduction of the Justice League, an
array of new and/or improved villains, a sparkling arsenal of
technological support, and a voice cast packed with actors from feature
films and primetime television, not to mention some of the finest voice
performers on the planet.
"The Batman" premieres September 22 at 11:30 a.m. ET/PT as part of the
WB! Lineup on The CW Network. Entitled "The Batman/Superman Story," the
two-part season premiere (the finale airing on Sept. 29) finds Lex
joining forces with Gotham City's rogues gallery to finally defeat the
of Steel -- but he doesn't count on Batman and Robin coming to the
When we last left Batman, the Martian Manhunter had just proposed the
Knight join the ranks of the Justice League. It doesn¹t take long to
Batman¹s answer as Superman sparks a ³World¹s Finest² tale in the
two-part season opener.
Over the course of the new season, several of the Justice League¹s key
players Green Lantern, The Flash, Green Arrow, Hawkman and Martain
Manhunter will stand cape-to-cape with Batman in defense of Gotham
Last season¹s character arc gave Batman greater insight into the
teamwork, and he¹ll continue to embrace the contributions of Robin and
Batgirl, as well as occasional help from Lucius Fox and Nightwing. This
truly a season of team-ups, whether it be Batman and his trusted
the Dark Knight uniting with fellow members of the Justice League.
Of course, the JL heroes and their new recruit won¹t be alone in their
pursuit of villainy they¹ll be well-armed by the Batman¹s
array of technological wonders. ³Shadow-Tek² takes center-stage
the 2007-08 campaign, bringing a new level of ³Oh, I want that² wishes
living rooms across the land. It¹s like Christmas came to the Batcave
the offseason as the ³toys² roll out of Batman¹s significant arsenal,
ranging from an all-new Batarang, to jet packs, to an incredible
Every hero is only as good as his opposition is evil and Gotham
out of baddies. The usual suspects return with nefarious new schemes
more sophisticated gadgetry as the Joker, Penguin, Harley Quinn and Mr.
Freeze are joined in their quest to rid Gotham of any nocturnal winged
creatures by the likes of Sinestro, Black Mask, Scarface, Count
Toyman, Mirror Master, Metallo,Clayface, Mercy and a new, improved
Firefly-turned-Phosphorus. Lex Luthor even makes an appearance in
alter-ego, enlisting Poison Ivy and her enchanting spores to turn
Speaking of alter-egos, every great animated character is backed by an
outstanding voice and this season¹s Batman cast rivals all others.
voice actor Rino Romano returns as the pipes of the Caped Crusader, and his
supporting cast includes stars from every corner of the entertainment spectrum. Feature film actors Louis Gossett Jr. (³An Officer and a
Gentleman²), George Newbern (³Father of the Bride²), Dorian Harewood
Metal Jacket²) and Daryl Sabara (³Spy Kids²) fill several key roles.
Primetime television provides a host of voices including Dana Delaney
(³China Beach²), Clancy Brown (³Carnivale²), James Remar
Ferrer (³Crossing Jordan²), Gwendoline Yeo (³Desperate
O¹Connell (³Crossing Jordan²), Peter MacNichol (³24²), John
Laroquette (³Night Court²), Patton Oswalt (³The King of Queens²), Mitch Pileggi (³The X-Files²), Diedrich Bader (³The Drew Carey Show²) and Chris Hardwick (³Singled Out²). And Hollywood¹s esteemed voice acting community is well represented by some of the finest in the business, ranging from Dan Castellaneta, Kevin Michael Richardson, Grey Delisle and Tom Kenny to Hynden Walch, Jason Marsden and Charlie Schlatter.
It's a season of non-stop action with new heroes, villains,
technologically-advanced ³toys² and all-star talent. Somebody had better start polishing another Emmy.