In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Batman, Warner Bros. recently released two short films. They brought back legendary creator of Batman: The Animated Series, Bruce Timm, to guide the short film Batman: Strange Days. It is a retro tale about an encounter between the Dark Knight and his long time nemesis, Hugo Strange.
Batman: Strange Days
Batman Beyond returns in this brief short which highlights the history of the character in a fun way. This futuristic tale follows an aged Bruce Wayne who is mentoring his protege. Along the way, they encounter past incarnations of Batman from all mediums, ranging from Michael Keaton’s costume to Adam West’s costume and more. Its short but a pretty fun teaser.
Darwyn Cooke’s Batman Beyond
Finally we will be getting another animated feature featuring the Caped Crusader from the DC animation. The film is set in the “Arkham-verse” created by Rockstar Games in their video game series. (Read about the newest installment Batman: Arkham Knight). It will bring back the iconic Kevin Conroy as Batman and Neal McDonough (Captain America: The First Avenger) as Deadshot, in which the tagline teases “Get Ready to Root for the Bad Guys.” Sounds like their will be a lot of twists and fun in store. Check it out:
Batman: Assault on Arkham
WB is doing a great job of keeping one of their flagship properties, Batman, in the public consciousness. There will be no shortage of opportunities to see the Dark Knight in action before his next big screen incarnation in 2016.
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