DC Entertainment’s SDCC Plans: Batman 75 Celebration, Events and Panel Info Announced

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toucan_cci2014_souvenirbook_batmanWarner Bros. has announced panel and events for its Batman 75 celebration, which includes a costume display, an all-star panel, and the previously-announced official souvenir book and t-shirt.

First up, make sure you have the DC Entertainment booth on your list of Exhibit Hall stops, as it will have a display of Batman cinematic costumes throughout the franchise’s film history. On display will be the suits worn by Christian Bale on the Christopher Nolan trilogy, as well as Tim Burton’s suit worn by Michael Keaton, and Joel Schumacher’s costumes for Val Kilmer and George Clooney. Yes, you’ll be able to check out the bat nipples, up close and personal.

Also, the Batman 75: Legends of the Dark Knight panel will take place on Thursday July 24 at 3:30pm.. Guests in attendance will be Jim Lee, Frank Miller, Grant Morrison, Denny O’Neil, Neal Adams, current series writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo, and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns.

Lastly, DC fans can hear the latest plans for Superman from Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr., as well as what’s in store for Wonder Woman from husband-and-wife team writer Meredith Finch and artist David Finch.

Here’s the info from the press release issued by Warner Bros. earlier today:

In concert with all the WB divisions, DC Entertainment continues to fête Batman’s 75th year, making the icon the centerpiece of their offerings, including all-star panel appearances by Batman talent as well as a rare display of some of the canon’s most famous film costumes in history—those worn by Christian Bale, George Clooney, Val Kilmer and Michael Keaton—on display in the DC Entertainment booth. The character will also appear on the cover of the Con’s official souvenir book, and on a Con-exclusive T-shirt designed by DC Entertainment Co-Publisher and legendary artist, Jim Lee.

Lee will also participate in the Batman 75: Legends of the Dark Knight panel discussion with veteran Batman creatives Frank Miller, Grant Morrison, Denny O’Neil, Neal Adams, current series writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo, and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns. The panel will take place at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 24th.

Johns and artist John Romita, Jr., the new creative team behind Superman, will explore their upcoming plans for the Super Hero, as will the husband-and-wife creative team behind comics’ most beloved heroine, Wonder Woman, writer Meredith Finch and artist David Finch.

In addition to their numerous other activities, including 20 panels over the course of the Con, the company will also reveal plans for numerous upcoming titles for DC Comics, Vertigo and MAD Magazine imprints, as well as unveiling new action figures from DC Collectibles, including those commemorating The CW and WBTV’s “Arrow” and “The Flash,” as well as a stellar new line based on the upcoming videogame “Batman: Arkham Knight,” from WBIE.

Planning on joining in the Batman 75 festivities? Let us know in the comments.