Batman vs. Robin Details Announced
Batman vs. Robin, the next original DCU animated movie (after Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, out next week), has had details released. It will be available April 14 in either a Blu-ray combo pack (with DVD and UltraViolet versions) or standard DVD edition. There will also be a deluxe edition with the Blu-ray combo pack and a collectible Batman figurine included. Here are key elements from the press release:
The shadows of Gotham City are no place for a child but Damian Wayne is no ordinary child. Now bearing the mantle of Robin, he blazes a headstrong and sometimes reckless trail alongside his father, Batman. While investigating a crime scene, Robin encounters a mysterious figure, Talon, who leads him on a life-altering course through the depths of Gotham’s secret society, known as the Court of Owls. It’s a dangerous journey that will force Batman and Robin to face their most dangerous adversary, each other! Based on the #1 best-selling graphic novel, Batman: The Court of Owls [by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo], this action-packed caper is one that fans won’t want to miss!
Television stars Jason O’Mara and Stuart Allan reprise their roles as the voices of Batman/Bruce Wayne and Robin/Damian, respectively. Adding to the celebrity-laden voice cast is Jeremy Sisto as Talon, singer/songwriter/comedian Al Yankovic as The Dollmaker, David McCallum as Alfred, Grey Griffin as Samantha, Sean Maher as Nightwing, and Kevin Conroy as Thomas Wayne.
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the film is directed by Jay Oliva (Batman: Assault on Arkham) from a script by award-winning comic writer J.M. DeMatteis.
The Blu-ray extras will include the following special features, in addition to the usual audio commentary and “bonus cartoons from the DC Comics vault”:
Gotham’s City Secret: The Mythic Court of Owls — The Court of Owls is the secret society that directly connects the past of Gotham to the current city. Are they silent guardians that are the noble benefactors or are they the malevolent force that manipulates a city toward their grand design?
Talons of the Owl — If the Owls are the masterminds, their instruments of destruction are their assassins. Appropriately called The Talons, these warriors are designed to carry out the will of the Owls.
A Sneak Peak at Justice League: Gods & Monsters — An advance look at the next DC Universe Original Movie with the creators and cast.
The Gods and Monsters sneak peek is the only extra also on the DVD.