DC Comics’ newest animated feature ‘Son of Batman’ hits store shelves on May 6th and is already generating a lot of positive buzz among those lucky enough to have seen it early. The story is based on Grant Morrison’s ‘Batman Inc.’ run, which revealed that Bruce Wayne had fathered a child with his enemy Talia Al-Ghul. That child, Damian was raised by his mother to be a deadly assassin, however Bruce takes Damian in and attempts to reform him, making him his latest Robin.
Here is the official plot synopsis:
Hidden atop a secret mountain stronghold lies the League of Shadows and its fearless leader, Ra’s al Ghul. Together with his equally dangerous daughter Talia, he oversees a trained army of assassins with plans for global domination. But an uprising from within the league now threatens to shift the balance of power and sends Talia and her young son, Damian, fleeing to Gotham City. With assassins on their trail, Talia seeks the protection of Batman, who, unbeknownst to him, is the boy’s father. With his son in tow, Batman wages war against the villain Deathstroke and the League of Shadows, all while teaching his headstrong boy that one can’t fight crime by becoming a criminal. With help from Gotham’s finest, including Commissioner Gordon and Nightwing, Batman will soon discover that his son and most trusted ally are one and the same!
In anticipation, Warner Brothers has released two new video clips. The first shows Damian in action, training with a samurai sword, which doesn’t quite impress Alfred.
The second clip is even more action packed as Batman and Robin are swarmed by a horde of Man-Bats.
Will you be picking this movie up when it arrives in stores?
Son of Batman is set for release on May 6th, with a voice cast that includes Jason O’Mara (Justice League: War) as Bruce Wayne / Batman, Stuart Allan (Rise of the Guardians) as Damian Wayne / Robin, Sean Maher (Firefly) as Nightwing, Morena Baccarin (Homeland) as Talia, Giancarlo Esposito (Once Upon a Time) as Ra’s Al Ghul, David McCallum (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.) as Alfred Pennyworth, Xander Berkeley (24) as Kirk Langstrom / Man-Bat and Thomas Gibson (Criminal Minds) as Deathstroke / Slade Wilson.
Source: Flickering Myth