Warner Bros. Discovery has released its schedule for New York Comic Con (NYCC) 2022. Initially, there was a doubt whether Warner Bros. Discovery would be attending the NYCC considering the cancellation of DC FanDome by the newly merged company. Some of the people’s favourite shows, comics and more including, The CW’s Supernatural spinoff The Winchesters, HBO Max’s Doom Patrol and Titans, Scooby-Doo’s animated series Velma, would be represented in panels and activations.
There will be lots of revelations by HBO Max, discovery+, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, and DC Comics for eager fans to learn the latest information about their favourite characters. The dates for New York Comic Con are 6-9 October.
Here are the highlights and the information about Discovery’s presentations that will be held on the main stage:
- HBO Max will share exclusive first looks at the HBO original series His Dark Materials, as well as Max Original/Warner Bros. Television series Titans, Doom Patrol, Pennyworth: The Origin of Batman’s Butler, and the first episode of Warner Bros. Animation’s Velma, and a look at season two of award-winning audio-series Batman: The Audio Adventures.
- With the Ghost Brothers: Lights Out, Discovery+ takes fans on a voyage into the supernatural space as series’ stars Dalen Spratt, Juwan Mass, and Marcus Harvey provide exclusive information about the upcoming season of their popular series.
- DC fans may learn what’s next for the Man of Tomorrow, the Super-Villains and Super Heroes of Gotham City, and what’s unfolding in the DC Multiverse.
- With two never-seen-before episodes of Cartoonito’s Batwheels and a panel discussion with a special cast and crew, Warner Bros. Discovery along with Cartoon Network bring animation to the city of New York.
- Genndy Tartakovsky, a legendary creator, will be joined by Michael Ouweleen, president of Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, and Boomerang, for a discussion about what the future of animation holds. Additionally, there will be the first American premiere of Tartakovsky’s upcoming project, Unicorn: Warriors Eternal.
- The CW and Warner Bros. Television present a pilot screening of The Winchesters, the highly anticipated prequel to the long-running hit drama series Supernatural, followed by a Q&A with members of the creative team.
- Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will present three exciting new animated movies, including Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind, Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons, and Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm at New York Comic Con, all of them will have their world debuts. Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind will also receive a special screening on Wednesday, 5 October.
Thursday, 6 October 3:30 pm
From Warner Bros. Animation, Velma is an adult animated comedy series telling the origin story of Velma Dinkley, the unsung and underappreciated brains of the Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc. gang. An original and humorous spin that unmasks the complex and colourful past of one of America’s most beloved mystery solvers. Join executive producer Mindy Kaling who voices Velma along with showrunner Charlie Grandy and special guests for a sneak peek at the first episode.
HIS DARK MATERIALS
Thursday 6 October 5:30 pm
In the concluding episode of the HBO and BBC One adaptation of Philip Pullman’s epic fantasy novel His Dark Materials, Lyra, the prophesied kid, and Will, the carrier of The Subtle Knife, must travel to a dark land from which no one has ever returned. But as her father, Lord Asriel’s, great war against the Authority edges closer, they will learn that saving the world comes at a terrible price. Join executive producers Jane Tranter and Dan McCulloch and series stars Dafne Keen, Amir Wilson, and James McAvoy for a preview of the final season, including exclusive first looks, announcements, and more. The panel will be moderated by Emily Aslan.
AQUA TEEN FOREVER: PLANTASM
Thursday, 6 October 8:30 pm
Be among the first to experience the all-new mystery-adventure feature-length film based on the famed Adult Swim series when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment presents the world premiere of Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm. The R-rated film features everyone’s favourite rascals, the Aqua Teens: the brainy Frylock, the mouthy Master Shake, the loveable Meatwad, and everyone’s favourite perverted neighbour, Carl, as they split up and then get back together to fight everyone’s favourite corporate overlord, Amazin, led by everyone’s favorite tech mogul, Neil and his trusty scientist sidekick, Elmer. In addition to the screening, filmmakers and key cast members will hold a panel discussion, including audience Q&A. Carey Means, Dana Snyder and Dave Willis return as the voices of Frylock, Master Shake and Meatwad, respectively. The film also stars Peter Serafinowicz, Paul Walter Hauser, Natasha Rothwell, Robert Smigel and Tim Robinson. The movie was written and directed by series creators Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro and produced by Williams Street Productions. Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm will be available on Digital, 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray starting 8 November, 2022.
BATMAN AND SUPERMAN: BATTLE OF THE SUPER SONS
Friday, 7 October 3:30 pm
Witness the unveiling of Warner Bros. Animation’s first-ever all-CG animated, feature-length film when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment presents the world premiere of Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons. Ahhhh, to be young…and charged with saving the world from impending doom! That’s the burden that 11-year-old Jonathan Kent and reluctant young sidekick Damian Wayne face in this all-new DC Animated Movie. On his birthday, Jonathan Kent learns his dad is Superman and that he has latent superpowers of his own! He also meets the legendary Dark Knight and current Boy Wonder, Damian. But when the two boys are forced to team up to protect their loved ones from a hostile alien force, will they become the Super Sons they’re destined to be?
Following the screening, filmmakers and key cast members will hold a panel discussion, including audience Q&A. Jack Dylan Glazer and Jack Griffo lead the voice cast as Jonathan Kent and Damian Wayne, respectively, and the supporting cast features Troy Baker as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Travis Willingham as Superman/Clark Kent, and Laura Bailey as Lois Lane. Matt Peters directs Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons from a script penned by Jeremy Adams. Supervising Producer is Rick Morales. Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons will be available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray and Digital starting 18 October 2022.
MORTAL KOMBAT LEGENDS: SNOW BLIND
Saturday, 8 October 3:30 pm
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment marks the 30th anniversary of the blockbuster Mortal Kombat video game series with an inside look at the making of Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind, the third in a series of MK-inspired feature-length animated films. Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind finds vicious, power-mad Kano determined to take over Earthrealm, one soul at a time. Assisted by a trio of cold Black Dragon mercenaries, he embarks on a brutal assault from town to defenceless town. The choice is simple: kneel or be annihilated. But when the cocky and talented but undisciplined Kenshi doesn’t take a knee, Kano and his clan destroy the young warrior, taking his eyesight and his confidence. Under the tutelage of reluctant, retired Kuai Liang, the only one powerful enough to challenge the malevolent Kano, Kenshi finds renewed hope and a clear path to redemption. But will it be enough to stop Kano from decimating all of Earthrealm?
The presentation will include thrilling film clips and an entertaining panel discussion among filmmakers and key cast members. Manny Jacinto, David Wenhamand Ron Yuan spearhead a terrific voice cast as Kenshi Takahashi, Kano and Kuai Liang, respectively. The film is produced and directed by Rick Morales from a script by Jeremy Adams, who also wrote the screenplays for the series’ first two films. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation in coordination with NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. Games, Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital on 9 October 2022 and on 4K Ultra HD combo pack and Blu-ray on 11 October 2022.
AN ANIMATION JOURNEY WITH CARTOON NETWORK AND ADULT SWIM
Sunday, 9 October 12:45 pm
Cartoon Network and Adult Swim have dominated the animation space for decades, creating millions of fans along the way. Sit down with legendary creator Genndy Tartakovsky, who grew his career at Cartoon Network and expanded Adult Swim’s slate with his Emmy Award-winning series Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal and upcoming launch of Unicorn: Warriors Eternal. Also joining the conversation is Michael Ouweleen, president of Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, and Boomerang, who helped define these animation powerhouses from the beginning. Together the two will discuss then, now, and next. What does it mean to ignite audiences, cultivate nostalgia, and innovate in an evolving animated landscape? Find out what’s in store for animation lovers of all ages as Cartoon Network reflects on the last three decades and Adult Swim continues to celebrate the surreal and defy expectations. Also, join us for the first U.S. premiere screening of Unicorn: Warriors Eternal.
Sunday, 9 October 2:00 pm
Before Sam and Dean, there were their parents, John and Mary. Told from the perspective of narrator Dean Winchester, the Supernatural prequel series is the epic, untold love story of how John Winchester and Mary Campbell met, fell in love, and started a demon-hunting family on their own. Join members of the cast and producers for a screening of the pilot, followed by a Q&A. The Winchesters is from executive producers Robbie Thompson, Jensen Ackles, Danneel Ackles, and David H. Goodman. The cast includes Meg Donnelly, Drake Rodger, Nida Khurshid, Jonathan Fleites, Demetria Kinney, with Bianca Kajlich and Jensen Ackles. Glen Winter directed the pilot, for which he also served as executive producer. The Winchesters premieres on 11 October, airing Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW, and is produced by Chaos Machine Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Studios. Become a fan of The Winchesters on Facebook.
Sunday, 9 October 3:30 pm
In the upcoming fourth season, the team unexpectedly travels to the future to find an unwelcome surprise. Faced with their imminent demise, the Doom Patrol must decide once and for all which is more important: their own happiness or the fate of the world? Join series stars Brendan Fraser, Diane Guerrero, April Bowlby, Joivan Wade, and Michelle Gomez for an exclusive discussion and first look of the upcoming season. The panel will be moderated by Andy Swift.
Sunday 9 October 4:15 pm
In the upcoming fourth season, debuting this November on HBO Max, having saved Gotham, the Titans hit the road to head back to San Francisco. But after a stop in Metropolis, they find themselves in the crosshairs of a supernatural cult with powers unlike anything they’ve faced before. Join showrunner and executive producer Greg Walker and series star Brenton Thwaites, and more to be announced, the cast for a preview of the upcoming season, including first looks, exclusive reveals, and more. The panel will be moderated by Damian Holbrook.
EXPLORE THE DC MULTIVERSE PANEL
Thursday, 6 October 1:45 pm
DC and The World’s Greatest Super Heroes are the home for fans of great superhero storytelling worldwide! The creative talent behind some of DC’s most popular characters are on hand to give behind-the-scenes details on their stories and how everything is headed toward huge events in the future.
PENNYWORTH: THE ORIGIN OF BATMAN’S BUTLER SCREENING
Thursday, 6 October 3:15 pm
The DC origin series Pennyworth: The Origin of Batman’s Butler follows Alfred Pennyworth, a former British SAS soldier, who forms a security company in 1960s London and goes to work with young billionaire Thomas Wayne and his wife Martha before they become Bruce Wayne’s parents. Season three, premiering 6 October as a Max original, begins after a five-year time jump: the civil war is over, and a cultural revolution has changed the world for better or worse – ushering in a new age of superheroes and supervillains. Join series stars Jack Bannon and Ben Aldridge along with executive producers Bruno Heller and John Stephens for a screening of the thrilling season three premiere, as well as a discussion of the new season, exclusive sneak peeks and more. The panel will be moderated by Christian Holub.
TURN OUT THE LIGHTS! WITH THE GHOST BROTHERS
Friday, 7 October 10:45 am
As the first and only black paranormal investigators Dalen Spratt, Juwan Mass, and Marcus Harvey are seeking the truth in the spiritual realm, and with multiple TV series plus a podcast, the trio has a lot to share from their supernatural haunts and jaunts. The Brothers will give fans exclusive intel on the new season of their hit discovery+ series Ghost Brothers: Lights Out, their wildest ghost hunts, and what their paranormal work means to them. Fans in the room will also receive an exclusive giveaway. Come venture into the unknown with Ghost Brothers!
BATMAN: THE AUDIO ADVENTURES CAST AND PRODUCER PANEL
Friday, 7 October 1:45 pm
Batman: The Audio Adventures, the Webby Award-Winning original scripted podcast, is returning to the ear waves with a second season coming soon to HBO Max. Join Emmy Award-winner Dennis McNicholas alongside cast members Jeffrey Wright (The Batman) and Bobby Moynihan for a preview of the all-new collection of Gotham City noir crime tales. Batman: The Audio Adventures is written and directed by Dennis McNicholas and features a star-studded cast including Jeffrey Wright, Seth Meyers, Chris Parnell, Rosario Dawson, Bobby Moynihan, John Leguizamo, and more lending their voices to bringing the thrilling, fantastical, and sometimes comical stories of Gotham City to life. Listen to season one of Batman: The Audio Adventures now on HBO Max or wherever you get your podcasts.
JIM LEE & FRIENDS PANEL
Friday, 7 October 3:15 pm
DC is highlighting some of the incredible talents and showcasing the biggest books coming out of DC this year and next!
TRICK OR TREAT! SCOOBY DOO SCREENING
Friday, 7 October 5:15 pm
Don your Halloween costume and celebrate the spooky season with Scooby and the Mystery Inc. crew! Join us for an exclusive Scoobtober treat, the premiere screening of the all-new animated adventure, Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo! Enjoy games, goodies, giveaways and more!
DC’S SUPERMAN PANEL
Saturday, 8 October 1:45 pm
This November marks the 30th Anniversary of The Death of Superman, at a moment when DC’s Superman story is more dynamic than ever. Writers Dan Jurgens, Joshua Williamson, Mark Russell and Phillip Kennedy Johnson are joined by moderator Alex Segura, to share what’s coming up for the iconic superhero in 2023.
DC’S GOTHAM CITY PANEL
Sunday, 9 October 10:45 am
Find out what’s next for the famous and infamous Gotham City, and its denizens of supervillains and superheroes.
Sunday, 9 October 11:15 am
The newest heroes of Gotham City are rolling into New York Comic Con for a special panel and screening featuring the premiere of two never-before-seen episodes of Batwheels. Join co-executive producer Michael G. Stern and supervising producer Simon J. Smith along with voice cast Jacob Bertrand, Xolo Maridueña, Lilimar, and AJ Hudson for a look under the hood of DC’s first-ever Batman preschool animated series coming soon to Cartoonito on Cartoon Network and Cartoonito on HBO Max.