On Wednesday May 18th, 2016, Warner Bros. Studios and DC Entertainment invited us to check out the newest attraction of the Warner Bros. Tour known as DC Universe: The Exhibit, containing both past and future memorabilia from three highly anticipated movies within the DC Universe: Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Justice League and Suicide Squad. To say I was geeking out super hard would be an understatement.
Upon arrival, guests were offered ‘Suicide Lemonade’ and greeted to some of the most valuable possessions known to collectors. Inside glass cases nearly ten feet from the entrance contained first editions of each character from the Justice League, ranging from hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars. Basically, worth more than my life.
As guests wandered further into the exhibit, we witnessed costumes, props and famous quotations from Batman V. Superman. Impressive costumes from the actual movie loomed high above us, looking more gothic and menacing than I could ever imagine. Costumes included Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Lex Luthor and more.
But the highlight of the exhibit was the entire costume and prop setup from the new Suicide Squad Movie. Harley Quinn, of course, being the centerpiece of the collection was oggled and photographed more than other members of her team and with good reason as her costume was bedazzled, designed and created with the finest detail.
The coolest part? When Gene Simmons, along with his daughter Sophie, arrived at the exhibit and announced his pure geekness in regards to all things comics and fantasy. “The geeks have finally won” he said in earnest about the amazing exhibit. “It’s our world and you all just live in it!” Fans cheered in solidarity and amusement. Both Gene and special guest, Jordan Clarkson of the LA Lakers, got their geek on when they reached inside a plexiglass set to hold Superman’s legendary kryptonite.
DC Universe: The Exhibit opens to the public on May 24th for guests to explore some of the greatest superheroes and super-villains that ever existed within the DC Universe. Thank you Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment for hosting us.
About Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood
Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood is a recipient of Trip Advisor’s 2015 Travelers’ Choice Awards and has been recognized as one of the Top 25 Attractions in the United States. Film fans get to see the real sets and soundstages where the greatest names in entertainment made history as they touch, tour and explore the iconic 110-acre film studio that brought “Argo” and “Ocean’s Eleven” to the big screen. From “The Big Bang Theory” to “Friends,” the Studio Tour takes guests behind the camera for a revealing look at how the magic is made.
A visit includes a rare look inside many of the lot’s production areas as well as the innovative new addition to the Studio Tour, Stage 48: Script to Screen. The interactive soundstage offers guests the unique opportunity to explore the full film and television production process and the glory of awards season. Each component is represented step-by-step throughout the purpose build soundstage. Guests also explore the Archive, which currently showcases props and costumes from all eight Harry Potter films. Guests also stop by the Prop Department, which features one of the largest selections of rare antiquities and modern furniture, rugs, drapery, lighting and hand props from Hollywood’s golden era. Then, the Picture Car Vault, home to some of Batman’s most famous vehicles, including the new Batmobile from “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” the Tumbler from “The Dark Knight” trilogy and the Bathammer from “Batman and Robin.”
Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood is open daily and closed on Christmas Day. Reservations are recommended and all children eight years or older are welcomed. Tickets are $62 per person and can be purchased online at www.wbstudiotour.com or by calling 818-977-TOUR (8687).
About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.