“DC in D.C.” brings together stars and producers from Warner Bros. Television’s DCTV series, as well as comic book writers and artists from DC Entertainment, who will join invited guests from politics, government service, entertainment, business, academia and more. The event will explore the intersection of comic books, culture, entertainment and enlightenment through a series of panel discussions open to the public.
On Friday, Jan. 12, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment provide a new take on Batman as a steampunk Dark Knight hunts Jack the Ripper through the shadows of turn-of-the-century Gotham City in this all-new animated feature available from Warner Bros. The premiere event is for mature audiences 18 years of age or older, will kick off with a cocktail reception and will be followed by a Q&A session with the film’s voice cast and producers.
Inspired by the landmark one-shot Elseworlds tale by Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola, “Batman: Gotham By Gaslight” takes place at the turn of the century as America’s continued industrial revolution is to be showcased at a World’s Fair hosted by Gotham City. But while the world prepares to witness the glittery glory of Gotham’s technological advances, there is a killer loose in the city’s darkest shadows. Preying on the city’s women, this killer is as precise as he is cruel. As Police Commissioner James Gordon (Scott Patterson – “Gilmore Girls”) tries to calm the fears of Gotham’s citizens regarding the butcher called Jack the Ripper, the masked vigilante Batman (Bruce Greenwood – “American Crime Story”) indulges in his own detective work — with the help of confident, capable Selina Kyle (Jennifer Carpenter – “Dexter”) — to stop the Ripper’s murderous spree. Witness a world in flames as the notorious serial killer’s controlled savagery meets the calculated stealth of the Dark Knight. Sam Register, Bruce Timm (“Batman: The Killing Joke”), Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan are executive producers.