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Batman Goes Lovecraft for His Next Animated Movie

Screenshot of Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham.

Image: WB Animation/DC Comics

Over the many years, animation that includes Batman has taken the Dark Knight down some fascinating avenues. Beyond seeing him at best and most green, we’ve seen him get out of his relative consolation zone by singing or changing into a ninja. For his subsequent animated enterprise, he’ll be winding again the clock all the way in which again to the Twenties.

Revealed earlier within the week, Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham will see an alternate model of the character (as voiced by David Giuntoli, coming back from 2020’s Batman: Soul of the Dragon) within the Gotham of that point interval try to push again an historic evil that he by chance awoke within the first place. The arrival of that being, referred to as the Lurker on the Threshold, leads to a crop of supernatural beings making their presence identified in Gotham, similar to Ra’s al Ghul (Navid Negahban) and Jason Blood (plus Blood’s demonic alter ego Etrigan, each voiced by Matthew Waterson). Other characters slated to look embody Dick Grayson (Jason Marsden), Oracle (Gideon Adlon), Grendon/Mr. Freeze (David Dastmalchian), and Kai Li Cain (Tati Gabrielle).

The movie itself is predicated on the three-issue 2000 miniseries of the identical identify from Hellboy’s Mike Mignola, Richard Pace, Troy Nixey, and Dennis Janke. That comedian, a part of the alternate actuality “Elseworlds” line of DC comics, was very a lot impressed by the works of writer HP Lovecraft and featured Lovecraft variations of various DC and Batman characters, so anticipate the movie to observe comparable swimsuit. It’s been a minute since we’ve seen an “Elseworlds” comedian get tailored to movie—Superman: Red Son was again in 2020, and the final one to star Batman was Gotham by Gaslight in 2018. WB Animation places out DC animated movies at a reliable clip, so hopefully this one finds (and lands with) its meant viewers.

Expect Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham to launch in spring 2023.

[by way of The Hollywood Reporter]

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