The first DC Universe animated movie out of the gate in 2018 is going all the way back to Victorian London, for an adaptation of Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola’s cult classic, Batman: Gotham by Gaslight.
Batman: Gotham by Gaslight was the book that kicked off DC’s famed Elseworlds line of stories. Published in February 1989, a few months before Tim Burton’s first Batman movie likewise kicked off a new wave of Batmania, Gotham by Gaslight tells the tale of what would happen if Bruce Wayne became Batman in 1889… and had to face off with the greatest mad killer of that era, Jack the Ripper. With moody art by the brilliant Mike Mignola, Gotham by Gaslight was like nothing comics fans had seen at the time. It’s available on Amazon. Since this was just a 48-page story, DC promises that the animated version will expand on it to fill the just under 80 minute runtime.
The latest clip from Batman: Gotham by Gaslight spotlights some very familiar looking street urchins…
Batman: Gotham by Gaslight Release Date
The movie will have its world premiere on January 12, 2018 at the Newseum in Washington, DC.
Batman: Gotham by Gaslight arrives on digital streaming and OnDemand services on Jan. 23, 2018. You can pre-order the digital version here. However, for the fans who want to take it home in potential 4K glory, Batman: Gotham by Gaslight will become available on an Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack on Feb. 6, 2018. You can pre-order the Blu-ray here.
Batman: Gotham by Gaslight Trailer
Grab your hat and cane, and walk the streets with the Dark Knight in this trailer:
And check out this clip, too!
We’ll have more from the cast and crew of Gotham by Gaslight in the next week!