Next DCU Animated Movies Announced: Aquaman, More Batman and Justice League

Some short notes on the next planned DC original animated movies, after next week’s Batman: Assault on Arkham, tying into the video games. Next up is Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, described as “the Aquaman origin story”, out in early 2015. That’s the same title used for a comic book storyline facing off against the Ocean Master that ran in Justice League #15–17 and Aquaman #14–16. Aquaman will be voiced by Matt Lanter with Sam Witwer playing Ocean Master. “Sometime […]

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Batman: Assault on Arkham on Digital Now, DVD Next Week

The newest original DCU animated movie, Batman: Assault on Arkham, will be available on home video next week, although you can get it digitally now. I’ve already linked to the trailer, and to promote the release, Warner Bros. has released two clips. The first shows Batman being Batman in a relatively standard fight scene. The second is more exciting, since it shows Amanda Waller, voiced by CCH Pounder, demonstrating why she has the nickname “The Wall” as she briefs Task […]

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Son of Batman (Blu-ray Review)

Son of Batman simplifies the graphic novel written by Grant Morrison into a typical fight movie. We start with Ra’s al Ghul and Talia’s compound being invaded by ninjas on behalf of Deathstroke. That means the movie opens with seven minutes of fighting between groups I don’t care about. The main plot begins when Talia dumps her kid, Damian, on the Dark Knight. The boy is eager to fight and resentful of most else. He’s been raised by the League […]

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Batman: Assault on Arkham Release Date, Extras Announced

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 […]

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Batman: Assault on Arkham Next DCU Animated Movie — Trailer, Orders Now Available

Based on the “world of Arkham Asylum” [the video game], the next original DCU animated movie will be Batman: Assault on Arkham. DC Entertainment has posted the following trailer to YouTube. It’s also available on Son of Batman, out next Tuesday. Harley Quinn (Hynden Walch) features prominently, of course, as do Deadshot (Neal McDonough), the Joker (Troy Baker) with a bomb, and someone who looks like Woody Allen (appearing at 0:49). Maybe that’s the Riddler (Matthew Gray Gubler). Kevin Conroy […]

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Son of Batman Premieres Tonight at WonderCon; Video and Images for Those of Us Not There

The next original DCU animated movie, Son of Batman, will be available for home video purchase on May 6, but attendees of this weekend’s California show WonderCon will be able to see the film tonight, followed by a panel discussion with stars Jason O’Mara (Batman), Sean Maher (Nightwing), Xander Berkeley (Langstrom), Stuart Allan (Damian), and filmmakers James Tucker (producer), Ethan Spaulding (director), Phil Bourassa (character designer), and Andrea Romano (dialogue director). (Can you believe this is the 20th!?! original animated […]

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Justice League: War Launches New Line of Connected OVAs

In this Comic Book Resources interview, DC animated movie producer James Tucker discussed how Justice League: War (the original-to-home-video DCU cartoon movie out today) will be the first in a series of connected original video animated films. He says, “This will definitely be the first salvo in doing new movies that are in continuity with each other. Our next movie’s going to be Son of Batman, and that Batman will be the same Batman that you see in Justice League: […]

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Justice League: War (Blu-ray Review)

Justice League: War is the first “new 52” DC original animated movie, and although I don’t care for those relaunched comics, I found the story of the Justice League first assembling kind of fun. It’s fast-paced, with plenty of suspense and excitement. Instead of wondering “when is this gonna be done?”, as I have with some of the past DC movies, this kept my interest, with the exception of the lengthy battle finale. It starts with Batman (voiced by Jason […]

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