Thousands of fans swarmed the Anaheim Convention Center on Friday, April 18, to see the kickoff of the 2014 WonderCon. Day 1 brought with it plenty of sneak peaks, including the world premiere of DC Universe’s Son of Batman.
Certainly the biggest attraction for Friday, Son of Batman which is DC Universe’s 20th original animated movie. When Batman (Jason O’Mara) discovers he has a son, Damien (Stuart Allan), with Talia al Gul, he begrudgingly takes the boy in. With the help of his former protégé, Nightwing (Sean Maher), Batman tries to train Damien to fight for good as the new Robin and to find the villainous Deathstroke before he can destroy the world as we know it. Son of Batman continues DC’s great tradition of excellent animated films with superb voice acting and a story sure to capture the interest of Batman fans everywhere.
The new supernatural thriller, Salem, also previewed its pilot episode. A terrifying take on the titular town’s infamous witch trials, Salem is an alternate reality where the dark arts really are at work. Starring Shane West, Xander Berkeley, Janet Montgomery and Seth Gabel, the series is WGN America’s inaugural scripted show. Salem premieres Sunday, April 20 at 10 p.m.
Other sneak peak on the agenda today included two new episodes The CW’s The 100 and the season one finale of Cartoon Network’s Teen Titans Go! Besides the special previews, fans got to check out the upcoming Batman 75 celebration from DC and saw what’s in store for Superman comics.
Saturday will be the big day at WonderCon as attendees clamor to catch new footage from Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox’s upcoming films. Expect packed rooms everywhere so get in line early so you don’t miss your favorite panels!
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