We’re now less than a month away from San Diego Comic-Con 2019 and DC Comics has put out information on some things they are doing to bring their year-long celebration of Batman’s eightieth anniversary to San Diego. This year, they announced that they are teaming with AT&T (their parent company) to bring The Batman Experience to Comic-Con.
This exhibition will take place at the Comic-Con Museum in Balboa Park and is open to the public beginning Thursday, July 18 at 10AM through the end of the con. Please note again that this is open to the public and a Comic-Con badge will not be needed to enter.
All three levels of the 68,000-sq ft museum will hold a piece of this massive exhibition which includes something for every Bat-fan, young and old, including:
- The Dark Knight Dive is the centerpiece attraction of THE BATMAN EXPERIENCE and a one-of-a-kind VR skydiving experience into the Gotham City. By combining a skydive booth with the magic of VR goggles and a helmet in the shape of a Batman cowl, gamers and Batman fans will enjoy a 4D interactive experience. Visitors will virtually fly through Gotham City in pursuit of the Scarecrow, who in attempting to take over the city, unleashes his Fear gas and creates a harrowing journey for fans through Batman’s 80 years of friends and foes.
- The Batcave gaming lounge will feature all generations of Batman video and arcade games straight from the DC archives – examples include Warner Bros. titles such as Batman The Brave And The Bold (Wii or 3DS), LEGO Batman 3 (PS4), Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4) and Injustice 2 (PS4) – and are all available to play as part of THE BATMAN EXPERIENCE.
- Hundreds of rare pieces of iconic DC comic book art and large-scale film and television props, including several from Tim Burton’s groundbreaking “Batman” film such as the Batmobile and Batsuit worn by Michael Keaton. The original Batman feature film is celebrating its own 30th anniversary this year. Joining these classic pieces will be a new car created by “Wayne Technology” that will give fans a taste of their future entertainment experiences in autonomous cars with 5G.
- WHAAM! KABOOM! POW! The Rogue Gallery Rumble is an interactive punching bag experience that uses projection mapping and lights to trigger classic and iconic animations and sounds throughout the space.
The event will begin with a private showing of the Batman Experience on Wednesday evening with the unveiling of a life-size, six-foot Batman: Black & White statue designed by Todd McFarlane, in celebration of the one hundredth statue in the Batman: Black & White line, which will be displayed throughout SDCC with the ninety-nine other standard size statues from the line.