Fellow Batman fanatics, are you bummed after the essential flop that was remaining month’s Justice League movie? Tired of Ben Affleck taking to the click to waffle repeatedly on regardless of whether he’ll do a standalone caped crusader flick? Properly, this week, the animation arm of DC threw us all a frickin’ bone.
Coming in 2018, Batman Ninja is decided to be the primary theatrically released, full-length anime movie inside the Dark Knight’s repertoire. Well, theatrically released in Japan, that is. But a brand new English-subtitled adaptation of the trailer released Friday hints that some kind of North American unencumber (be it in theaters, VOD, Blu-ray, or via streaming provider) will in the end come, saving us all from Affleck angst.
Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai) treated the character design, and the primary glimpse of the Joker ought to make any Gotham fan ecstatic. The trailer provides quick appears at the whole gang being transported returned to feudal Japan: Two-Face, Harley Quinn, Catwoman, Robin, and Gorilla Grodd(?!) among them.
As io9 stories, that crimson flash toward the commencing of the trailer is some style of time portal. Batman and some of Gotham’s most notorious criminals get transported lower back to Medieval Japan and a potential warfare ensues. “Director Jumpei Mizusaki has described Batman Ninja as a film intended to instruct the world how Japan sees Batman,” io9’s Charlie Pulliam-Moore writes. “Now not one about how Batman (and Bruce Wayne) see Japan.”
According to the teaser, a minimum of, that skill Batman is notably blissful wielding a sword and the Joker can also have some variety of enormous mech at his disposal. Anything unfolds, it already looks to be greater entertaining than despite the fact that Affleck may (or may now not) apply up the Dark Knight trilogy.
Update (2/14/18): Warner Bros. House Entertainment has sooner or later launched an English-language version of the Batman Ninja trailer. Embedded above, the new teaser contains one of the most comparable footage as the Eastern trailer shared in December, nevertheless it positive factors the English voice cast. A number of the highlights, Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development) stars as the Joker, Will Friedle (Eric on Boy Meets World) serves as Pink Robin, and Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) voices the Penguin.
Moreover to the new audio, Warner Bros. additionally had release date information: Batman Ninja will be launched digitally on April 24 and on Blu-ray on May additionally eight.
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