Son of Batman, the 20th DC Universe Animated movie, will arrive on May 6th. The film, loosely based on Grant Morrison’s Damian Wayne stories from the Batman comics (that kicked off with his and Andy Kubert’s “Batman and Son” story arc), looks to be plenty action packed (with Deathstroke and Killer Croc joining the party with Man-Bat, Talia al Ghul, and others), and even boasts a screenplay by genre legend Joe R. Lansdale!
To celebrate, though, Warner Bros. will host a world premiere event for Son of Batman at WonderCon on Friday, April 18th, which will feature Jason O’Mara (Batman) and Sean Maher (Nightwing) in attendance, along with some others.
Here’s the official synopsis of Son of Batman:
Batman learns he has a son, Damian – and to further complicate matters, the mother is Talia al Ghul, daughter of one of his most dreaded enemies, Ra’s Al Ghul. When the odds quickly turn against Batman and Damian, Batman must become both father and mentor to the aggressive, agile new Robin. Together they form an uneasy alliance to try and thwart the criminal enterprise of Deathstroke and his army of ninja man-bats before there are international consequences.
Don’t worry, “ninja man-bats” isn’t a typo. It’s quite amazing, in fact. Fans of the comic story this is based on will appreciate just how cool ninja man-bats will be in animation. Anyway, I digress…
“Son of Batman delivers all the elements to create a memorable film – powerful villains, treacherous plot twists and tensions amongst allies,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation and Partner Brands Marketing. “Showcasing a cast that brings together some of today’s popular primetime television actors, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is proud to release this title as the 20th DC Universe Animated Original Movie.”
Need more on Son of Batman? Oh, don’t worry. Check out this trailer…
And this clip:
And while we’re at it, why not some images?
And then there are the special features…these DC Animated Universe films tend to be reasonably loaded with them:
– Featurette – “The Fang and the Demon Head: The League of Assassins”- Featurette – “Strange Blood Tie: Damian Wayne”- A Sneak Peek at the next DCU Animated Movie – Batman: Assault on Arkham – From the DC Comics Vault – 4 Bonus Cartoons
We will leave you, dear reader, at the end of this rather Bat-heavy news item, with the cast and crew of Son of Batman.
Primetime television stars Jason O’Mara (Terra Nova, The Good Wife) and Stuart Allan (Grey’s Anatomy), the voices of Batman/Bruce Wayne and Damian, respectively, unite with several television greats to fashion these famed animated roles. Adding to the celebrity-laden voice cast is Thomas Gibson (Criminal Minds) as Deathstroke, Morena Baccarin (Homeland) as Talia, Xander Berkeley (Nikita) as Langstrom, David McCallum (NCIS) as Alfred, Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad, Revolution) as Ra’s Al Ghul, Sean Maher (Firefly) as Nightwing/Dick Grayson, and Bruce Thomas (Kyle XY) as Gordon.
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, Son of Batman is directed by Ethan Spaulding from a screenplay by Joe R. Lansdale, and based on a story by James Robinson. James Tucker is producer. Phil Bourassa is character designer. Sam Register (Young Justice, Teen Titans), Michael Uslan (The Dark Knight Rises) and Benjamin Melniker (The Dark Knight Rises) are executive producers.