SPYSCAPE brings the world of Batman to life

Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment on behalf of DC and SPYSCAPE have announced the opening of BATMAN x SPYSCAPE, a brand-new interactive experience that will drop fans into the heart of a Gotham City mystery. Public previews began on June 8 in New York City, and fans can sign-up online at spyscape.com.

Top scientists in Gotham City are missing and the world is in upheaval. The Bat-Signal is in the sky. Who will step in and help Batman solve the mystery at hand?  BATMAN x SPYSCAPE will take fans on a top-secret mission to infiltrate an underworld organisation, Leviathan, whose goal is to disrupt the Super Hero and Super-Villain communities.

The adventure features a seamless combination of an immersive physical experience enhanced with an interactive real-time app. Guests will be asked to download the BATMAN x SPYSCAPE app from the Apple or Google app stores in advance of their visit and immediately enter the story world. The experience plays out in three acts where they will be recruited by the mysterious Oracle, an alternate identity of Barbara Gordon (Batgirl), to help solve some mysterious kidnappings, all while interacting with some of Gotham City’s most compelling characters via the app.

BATMAN x SPYSCAPE features an original narrative by critically acclaimed writer Gail Simone (who has penned both BATGIRL and WONDER WOMAN), an immersive exhibition design by Mona Kim Projects, and interactive experience design by SPYSCAPE, all aimed at bringing the world of DC’s Batman to life like never before.

The BATMAN x SPYSCAPE experience will also be supported with a highly curated range of bespoke merchandise including a BATMAN x SPYSCAPE Companion Book, also penned by Gail Simone with art by award-winning artist Jim Calafiore.

Cityneon to deliver DC and Wizarding World immersive art experiences in 2023

Cityneon Holdings has announced a partnership with Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment to produce two new, unique global touring themed art experiences inspired by DC and the Wizarding World, slated to launch in 2023.

Audiences around the globe will be able to engage in an all-new way with their favourite Super Heroes and the much-loved Wizarding World, through immersive themed art environments. Both experiences will fuse cutting-edge media, sound and technology together to create a truly sensorial visitor experience.

Ron Tan, Executive Chairman & Group CEO of Cityneon, says: “This strategic relationship is a testament to our determination to scale greater heights in the arena of IP experiences. With Cityneon’s strong track record of delivering large-scale and innovative experiences globally, I am confident that the DC and Wizarding World experiences will be truly unique and immersive experiences that fans of all ages will enjoy.”

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Cityneon on these two new cutting-edge immersive themed art experiences,” adds Peter van Roden, SVP Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment. “Each of the new experiences will help us further continue to reach our DC and Wizarding World fans with fresh, innovative and immersive experiences where guests can interact with the franchises like never before.”

Additional details will be announced at a later date.

Warner Bros. to launch Wizarding World’s ‘most comprehensive touring exhibition ever’ next year

Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment has teamed up with Imagine Exhibitions and EMC Presents to cook up the Wizarding World of Harry Potter’s ‘most comprehensive touring exhibition ever presented.’

Called Harry Potter: The Exhibition, the touring event will kick off at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia in early 2022 before making its way around the world, stopping off in Latin America, the Asia-Pacific Region, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

The new behind-the-scenes exhibition will use the latest innovations in immersive design and technology to celebrate the films and stories of Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts, and the expanded Wizarding World, including harry Potter and the Cursed Child, through crafted environments that honour the moments, characters, settings, and beasts seen in the films and stories.

Visitors will get an up-close look at authentic props and original costumes from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films and have the opportunity to engage with innovative and magical environments and installations in ways never before experienced in a touring exhibition.

“This exhibition will be unlike any other Wizarding World touring exhibition. The inclusion of technology, attention to detail and integration of magical touches created by our partners at Imagine Exhibitions is truly unique,” said Peter van Roden, Senior Vice President of Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment.

“We are elated to be launching the world tour at the Franklin Institute and for fans to be able to have another way to experience the Wizarding World.”

Tom Zaller, CEO of Imagine Exhibitions, added: “We are very excited to be launching the world tour of the all-new Harry Potter: The Exhibition in Philadelphia at The Franklin Institute in early 2022. The Franklin Institute is a trusted partner of ours, a national leader for world-renowned exhibitions, a great cultural driver for Philadelphia, and a perfect location for fans to experience our groundbreaking new exhibition.”

Larry Dubinski, president and CEO of The Franklin Institute, said: “The Wizarding World is a sweeping phenomenon that crosses generations and delivers astonishing global appeal.

“We are thrilled that Harry Potter: The Exhibition will make its world tour debut in 2022 at The Franklin Institute, putting Philadelphia in the national spotlight, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors to the region and providing months of sustainable tourism revenue.”