Gene Simmons Gives His Blessing For DC Universe: The Exhibit

Gene Simmons made a surprise appearance on May 18th to announce that Warner Brothers Studio Tour in Burbank, CA has been updated and expanded, and “the geeks have finally won!” The two-hour lot tour will now include DC Universe: The Exhibit where fans can get up close and view set-used props and costumes from BATMAN V SUPERMAN and the not-yet-released SUICIDE SQUAD. Not to mention seeing priceless #1 comics. My favorite part of his announcement speech:

 

When you first walk in, you are greeted by priceless #1 comics. Superman #1, Wonder Woman #1, The Flash #1. Here are some amazing photos to whet your appetite:

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"HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 18:  Musician Gene Simmons attends the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood launch of DC Universe: The Exhibit - featuring the greatest Super Heroes and Super-Villains on May 18, 2016 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images  for Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood)"

“HOLLYWOOD, CA – MAY 18: Musician Gene Simmons attends the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood launch of DC Universe: The Exhibit – featuring the greatest Super Heroes and Super-Villains on May 18, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood)”

"HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 18:  NBA player Jordan Clarkson attends the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood launch of DC Universe: The Exhibit - featuring the greatest Super Heroes and Super-Villains on May 18, 2016 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images  for Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood)"

“HOLLYWOOD, CA – MAY 18: NBA player Jordan Clarkson attends the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood launch of DC Universe: The Exhibit – featuring the greatest Super Heroes and Super-Villains on May 18, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood)”

"HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 18:  A general view of the atmosphere during Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood launches DC Universe: The Exhibit - featuring the greatest Super Heroes and Super-Villains on May 18, 2016 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images  for Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood)"

“HOLLYWOOD, CA – MAY 18: A general view of the atmosphere during Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood launches DC Universe: The Exhibit – featuring the greatest Super Heroes and Super-Villains on May 18, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood)”

The first part of the DC Universe Exhibit features BATMAN V SUPERMAN costumes. These were worn by the actors themselves. The Batman costumes contain Ben Affleck sweat! My favorite? Wonder Woman. My question: If you try on the costume, will the body come with it??

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The second part of the tour includes SUICIDE SQUAD outfits. I know nothing about this particular story, but seeing these costumes really makes me want to watch the movie. Check out The Joker’s tights!

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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).

From The Press Release:

Burbank, CA May 18, 2016 – Today Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood and DC Entertainment revealed the newest star attraction on the Warner Bros. lot in DC Universe: The Exhibit, featuring the greatest Super Heroes and Super-Villains with comic book fans Gene Simmons (KISS) and Jordan Clarkson (Los Angeles Lakers). As part of the newest addition to the Tour, which opens to the public on May 24, 2016, guests will be able to explore authentic props and costumes from the highly anticipated summer film “Suicide Squad” two months prior to the film’s debut in theaters. Highlights of the interactive experience include the original Belle Reve prison cell set once occupied by Harley Quinn (portrayed on-screen by Margot Robbie) in “Suicide Squad,” as well as the Bat lab in the Batcave from Ben Affleck’s first outing as Batman in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” which has garnered more than $870 million to date at the worldwide box office. The exhibit also pays homage to the origins of DC Comics, including all seven Super Heroes of the Justice League, exclusively at Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood.

This new DC-inspired addition follows last summer’s grand opening of the interactive Stage 48: Script to Screen, which anchors the three-hour Studio Tour. At the Tour, guests explore the real sets and soundstages where some of the greatest names in entertainment have made history.

“Since 1934, DC Comics has built a legacy of creating the world’s greatest Super Heroes and Super-Villains,” said Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood’s Executive Director, Danny Kahn. “DC Universe: The Exhibit gives you the chance to explore the world of these characters from their first comic book appearance to our latest feature film.”

Inside DC Universe: The Exhibit, Studio Tour guests will be treated to an exclusive sneak peek at David Ayer’s upcoming “Suicide Squad” as they explore authentic props and costumes from the film on a rotating basis. Assets from characters Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Joker, Boomerang, Enchantress, Katana, Diablo, Slipknot, Rick Flag and Killer Croc will interchange throughout the summer in advance of the film’s August 5 release.

The exhibit also showcases this year’s blockbuster “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” through an interactive experience, paying homage to the original Super Hero, Superman, and nocturnal crime fighter, Batman. Guests will have the opportunity to get up close to kryptonite, Superman’s sole weakness, and see striking Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman costumes, as well as the costumes of Lois, Clark, Alfred, and Bruce Wayne, original Batcave set pieces, and much more.

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