While we wait for Justice League: War, DC releases the trailer for their newest Animated Feature, Son of Batman.
Based off of Batman and Son by Grant Morrison and Andy Kubert, the story that introduces Damian Wayne into the Batman mythology has been adapted to join some other fantastic Animated Features from DC Entertainment.
“Batman is shocked to learn that not only does he have a son, but the boy’s mother is Talia, the daughter of the international overlord, Ra’s Al Ghul. Nevertheless, the Dark Knight and his willful boy (as the new Robin) become uneasy allies when Talia enlists a team of ninja man-bats on a criminal enterprise with international consequences.”
We have the first trailer for you below:
Son of Batman features a number of differences, including the use of Deathstroke as the villain of the piece. This makes sense, considering some of the main themes of Morrison’s Batman and Son set up various future arcs of his Batman run, and were clearly changed to make this singular story work better as an animated feature. Which is fine with us, as a matchup between Deathsroke and Damian Wayne will make for an extremely enjoyable action scene.
This film comes at an interesting time for comic fans, as we have finally finished mourning the loss of Damian Wayne, who was the last Robin to wear the mantle, and the latest to be killed in action. Upon his introduction in Batman #655, some fans initially refused to accept the character as the new Robin, much like Jason Todd’s time in the red and green. However, over time he became a cherished member of the Bat-family and more than earned his wings as Robin.
Son of Batman features Jason O’Mara – who voices the Dark Knight in the upcoming Justice League: War – as Bruce Wayne / Batman, Stuart Allan as Damian Wayne / Robin, Firefly‘s Morena Baccarin as Talia al Ghul,
Gus Fring Giancarlo Esposito as Ra’s Al Ghul, David McCallum as Alfred Pennyworth, Xander Berkeley as Kirk Langstrom / Man-Bat, and Thomas Gibson as Deathstroke / Slade Wilson.
This trailer reignites some of those old feelings that readers felt during the Batman and Son storyline, and is sure to entice viewers who have yet to be introduced to Damian Wayne. Are you excited for Son of Batman? Let us know in the comments section below!
Son of Batman hits store shelves on May 6th, 2014.
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