Batman: Assault on Arkham Trailer Plus Batman Beyond Short
DC and Warner Bros continue to celebrate all things Batman, in this the 75th year of his creation. Their next animated feature, Son of Batman, will be available May 6th. More on that later, there’s much to discuses about that film… For now, some new goods coming out of Wondercon.
Batman: Assault on Arkham is the second Batman animated feature DC and WB have planned for later this year. Unlike Justice League War and Son of Batman, Assault on Arkham will not be part of the new 52 animated continuity, instead being rooted in the Arkham verse, establish by Rocksteady’s hit game from 2009. The film features the return of DCAU vets Kevin Conroy as Batman and CCH Pounder as Amanda Waller. Troy Baker, once again, will be voicing the Joker. I know what you are thinking but remember Mark Hamil said he was done after Arkham City. Besides, Troy’s not bad. No release date was given; however, a good bet might be to expect this out around October alongside the new Arkham Knight game.
Also out of Wondercom, is a new extremely short Batman Beyond Film by Darwyn Cooke, longtime WB animator who also worked on Batman Beyond back in the day. It’s more a tease, featuring just enough of that great Will Friedle and Kevin Conroy banter as Terry and Bruce that made them a great duo. The real kicker is the six second shot at the end, which is a nice salute to the many different Batman designs over the years.