Batman is back. Before Batfleck dons the pointy ears of Justice in the upcoming “Dawn of Justice”, we have a rare treat in store for true bat-believers. The first trailer for the highly anticipated “Batman: Bad Blood” is here, and is it bat-tractive!
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“If Batman does not return soon, all hell is going to break loose”,
goes the ominous voiceover in the first trailer for “Batman: Bad Blood”, DC Universe Animated Original sequel to 2014’ “Son of Batman.” But who needs batman when you’ve got an entirely bat-themed family to rally around the caped crusader? (everybody. The answer to that question is everybody. But still.)
“Bad Blood” features ex-robin Dick Grayson donning the cape and the cowl, with Damian Wayne as a sarcastic, overly confident and entirely lethal Robin. Batwoman makes her on-screen debut in this film, armed with guns, a bad attitude (a battitude) and a gorgeous head of red hair. And so does high-tech Luke Fox, who just outright steals the bat-aircraft’s name: Batwing.
Jason O’ Mara is back with his excellent skills as the Bat-voice, the ethereal Morena Baccarin voices Talia. Her Firefly crewmate Sean Maher is also returning as the voice of Nightwing.“Chuck”s Yvonne Strahovski makes her DC debut as the voice of Batwoman, as does “Ghostbusters” Ernie Hudson as Lucius Fox. You can find a full list of vocal talents here.
Now if you’ve been following the last couple of DC animated films, you will know that they are generally excellent, with violent, batty storylines and top-notch animation. Sample ”Justice League: Gods and Monsters” (for a Putin-esque Superman and a vampiric Batman), or “Batman: Assault on Arkham” (for absolutely the best batman related thing to ever be animated). Even the relatively weaker bats in the DC Animated belfry, “Son of Batman”, for instance can be relied about for 90 minutes of solid fun, and “Batman: Bad Blood” currently seems anything but weak. Most importantly, though most of their stories are based on classic comic-book runs, DC changes just enough to keep even the most jaded fan guessing.
“Batman: Bad Blood” is going to be out on video come Feb 2. 2016.
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