When I wrote about Batman: Assault on Arkham last week, there wasn’t a lot of information available beyond the trailer. Now, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released that Batman: Assault on Arkham
- Will be available August 12.
- Takes place between the Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman: Arkham Asylum video games.
- Has this plot description:
Gotham is in great danger when the government assembles a group of villains — code named the Suicide Squad — and forces them to break into Arkham Asylum to retrieve top secret information stolen by the Riddler. Things take a turn for the worse when one of the Squad members (Harley Quinn) frees the Joker, who is intent on blowing up Arkham Asylum and Gotham City. Batman must use his superhero wits and strength to thwart the wicked plans of the Joker and the Suicide Squad.
- Will be of interest to everyone, according to Sam Register, President, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series, who said, “Working on a new Batman story is always exciting. As a fan of the Arkham video games, I know this movie is going to entertain all Batman groups, from comic book and super hero fans to the most dedicated gamer.”
The credits are impressive. From the press release,
Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series) voices Batman and joins forces with several Hollywood greats to bring the legendary characters to life. Adding to the celebrity-laden cast is Neal McDonough (Justified, Desperate Housewives) as Deadshot, Troy Baker (The Last of Us) as Joker, Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds) as Riddler, CCH Pounder (The Shield, Warehouse 13) as Amanda Waller, Greg Ellis (24) as Captain Boomerang, and Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad, Revolution) as Black Spider.
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, Batman: Assault on Arkham is directed by Jay Oliva (Justice League: War) and Ethan Spaulding (Son of Batman) from a script written by Heath Corson (Justice League: War).
As for extras, the Blu-ray Combo Pack will include:
Arkham Analyzed: The Secrets Behind the Asylum — This is the documentary that traces the strange, demonic history of the location where horror is mixed with the extremities of the criminally insane. A place where Batman must keep his watchful gaze, to insure that what goes in does not come out …. ever.
The Joker’s Queen: Harley Quinn — If The Joker were to have a girlfriend, what would she be like? This featurette covers the story of the deviancy and often provocative side to the Joker’s greatest ally, Harley Quinn.
As well as the expected advance look into the next DC animated feature film with the creators and cast and four cartoon episodes from the DC Comics Vault.