For Batman, it runs in the family. From his son to close associates, they will all step up when necessary and it seems the first trailer of “Batman: Bad Blood” depicts exactly that, as Bruce Wayne aka Batman goes mysteriously missing and it comes down to his associates to hold down the fort on his behalf. As DC Extended Universe continues to establish itself, DC’s Animated Universe is already showing who the best in animation is!
According to Screen Rant, “Batman: Bad Blood” is the continuation of the story that started from “Batman vs. Robin” and sees Dick Grayson aka Nightwing taking on the mantle of Batman because Bruce mysteriously disappears. Helping him or rather taunting him is Bruce’s young son Damian Wayne who continues to be the Robin and we see two new associates who join in fight and help Dick’s interim Batman.
Batwoman and Batwing are the two new members who join the fight, as they aim to find out where Bruce is and what could possibly be the reason for his disappearance. The new trailer also shows a gang of lesser-known villains who pose a threat to the city, which ultimately becomes the reason why Dick/Nightwing decides to don the Batman’s cape so that no one will know that the real Batman is missing.
Fortunately, looking at the trailer one would not get that confused between Bruce’s original Batman and Dick’s interim Batman because Dick’s interim version can be seen wearing an older costume of the Batman, which has the old Bat logo and underwear on pants design.
As the movie is working on the lines of the “New 52” series by DC Comics, Bruce’s Batman is seen in a modified Batman costume like the one we saw in “Justice League: War.” Bruce’s Batman costume has an edgier black colored Bat logo, which should be used as the key to identify the real Batman.
Back in the trailer, saving the city now rests on the shoulders of Dick’s Interim Batman, Robin, Batwoman and the new entrant Batwing who happens to be Luke Fox (Lucius Fox’s son). Dick’s Batman adds a bit of emotionality to the character as he quite often repeats the fact that they have to stop crime as a family, which is something Bruce will not say because he prefers to work alone.
Towards the end of the trailer, we see Batman and Robin on one side and Nightwing, Batwoman and Batwing on the other side, one might think if Dick/Nightwing is playing the interim Batman then who has donned Nightwing’s costume?
The logo on Batman’s costume is not really visible, which means that Bruce eventually returns back and continues as the Batman while Dick happily goes back to being Nightwing. Other accessory like the utility belt on the Batman’s costume proves that it is indeed Bruce.
Cinema Blend added that “Batman: Bad Blood” will release straightaway on DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital HD next year.
Watch the “Batman: Bad Blood” trailer here:
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