Monday, April 21, 2014

Celebrate The 75th Anniversary Of Batman!

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Dark Knight and to celebrate, DC Entertainment has begun releasing a slew of new Batman animation (few can argue that animation is one of the best ways to experience the Dark Knight). Two projects have popped up recently and both are must watch for any Batman fan.

First up is the trailer for Batman: Assault on Arkham which is an animated movie set to take place in the world of the Arkham video game series. The film will tie directly into the Arkham games with a plot revolving around the Joker (voiced by Troy Baker) planting a dirty bomb in Gotham City. In order to stop him, Batman (voiced by the legendary Kevin Conroy) has to team up with the Suicide Squad which is made up of Deadshot, King Shark, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang and Killer Frost. The animation is top notch and the film looks like a perfect fit for the game series. Enjoy!

Batman: Assault on Arkham Trailer Direct Link

Next up is a real treat for fans of the criminally underrated Batman Beyond animated series. The Batman Beyond animated short gives us the future Batman (Terry McGinnis voiced by Will Friedle) and a much older Bruce Wayne (voiced by Kevin Conroy) facing off against a past version of the Dark Knight. The short wraps up with an amazing tribute/standoff showing almost every incarnation of the legendary detective. Enjoy!

Batman Beyond Animated Short Direct Link

Lastly, I couldn't wrap this up without providing links to some of the other excellent 75th anniversary Batman animation. Be sure to check out Batman: Strange Days which gives us a great retro themed Batman story which takes its inspiration from the 30's/40's golden age of film. We also get a sneak peak of the upcoming film, Son of Batman which explores the relationship of Batman and his son Damien Wayne (child of Talia al Ghul and grandson of Ra's al Ghul). The story pits Batman and his son against Deathstroke and is based on the graphic novel Batman: Batman and Son. Be sure to keep an eye on DC Entertainments YouTube channel as the 75th anniversary will continue through all of 2014. Enjoy!

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