Details For BATMAN: ASSAULT ON ARKHAM And SON OF BATMAN Animated Movies Confirmed

As well as when we can expect the two adaptations to be released next year, previously speculated/expected plot details for DC's animated features Batman: Assault On Arkham and Son Of Batman have been confirmed.

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By Paul Romano - 7/24/2013


At San Diego Comic-Con last week, three new DC animated films were announced for 2014: Justice League: War, Son Of Batman, and Batman: Assault On Arkham. We knew that the former is based on the New 52 Justice League "Origin" story arc, but details for the other two were initially sketchy (but drew in solid speculation). Now, The World's Finest has confirmed some specs for the direct-to-video features. Son Of Batman, which is targeting a Summer 2014 release and is currently in production, is based on Grant Morrison and Andy Kubert's 2006 "Batman And Son" storyline, which introduced Damian Wayne/Robin to the DC universe. Cast and crew details are unknown, but will be announced later this year or early 2014.

As for Batman: Assault On Arkham, the movie will be released Fall 2014 and takes place in the same universe as the highly successful Arkham video games. Talent from the franchise will be involved with the film, and it will contain "fresh" animation rather than reuse game footage. The video game series' next installment, Batman: Arkham Origins, hits shelves October 25th. Finally, The World's Finest has confirmed that voice recording for the first DC animated feature of 2015 is underway. Which of these films are you looking forward to most?
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Nubase - 7/24/2013, 9:17 AM
insane
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 7/24/2013, 9:18 AM
If it looks anything like the CGI trailers from the Arkham games, I'm very excited...
Jhuntdaprodigy - 7/24/2013, 9:23 AM
I'll be interested in seeing all of them, but if Assault On Arkham is an original story, and it uses CGI animation that looks similar to the games, then I'll be looking forward to it the most. I hope it's not just a rehash of Asylum, City, or Origin's plots, fresh animation or not, it's really unnecessary.
ninjahulk - 7/24/2013, 9:23 AM
Nice bring it on.
HachibiTheMC - 7/24/2013, 9:25 AM
looking forward to Justice League War just because it directly follows the events in Justice League Flashpoint Paradox.

I've never seen two consecutive comic arcs covered like this and I'm pretty excited for it.

Son of Batman sounds good too.

DC is really pushing the New 52 into their animated universe which, IMO, is a very good move.
HachibiTheMC - 7/24/2013, 9:26 AM
anybody that's seen JLFP and seen the revamped "New 52" Flash costume will know what I'm talking about.
Dedpool - 7/24/2013, 9:26 AM
FINALLY Some Arkham Animated stuff! That game and it's story was just begging for some kind of adaptation. I'm hoping this is something that takes place between Origins and Asylum. I'm curious if it will be CGI or just another animated film. if it's CGI then they better do Kingdom Come next!!!!
sintzu - 7/24/2013, 9:29 AM
@Nomis

that would be the best animated movie if it happens and other then that i hope they bring in conroy to voice batman

sintzu - 7/24/2013, 9:30 AM
we know rocksteady's working on arkham 3 so maby this will be set between that and arkham city
Gamera623 - 7/24/2013, 9:30 AM
If talent from the game franchise will be involved with the film does that mean it will be CG?
Because if so thats gonna be awesome.

I have never read a single page of any New 52 comics so I look foward to see what the heck DC did to its comic universe.

And I never heard of Damian Wayne until he had a small role in Blackest Night...So it will be cool to see his story as well.

I have read Dark Knight Returns and Superman/Brainiac and Justice League: Tower of Bable, S/M:Public Enemies, S/B:Supergirl, Year One....so I seemed pretty comic savvy the last couple of movies.
But with these upcoming films (other than Arkham which I played) I sound like Ive never touched a comic before.
GoILL - 7/24/2013, 9:30 AM
I'm guessing Troy Baker is gonna be voicing in the Arkham one since Hamill said he would only come back for a Killing Joke adaptation.
MrMartinMarvel - 7/24/2013, 9:33 AM
It's about time they start expanding the Arkhamverse.
batnerd04 - 7/24/2013, 9:34 AM
@Nomis: It'd be awesome if they did that! Son of Batman is what I would love to see though. I wanna see how they will handle Damian's violence and brute force.
marvel72 - 7/24/2013, 9:36 AM
interested in batman assault on arkham,but warner/dc should try other characters than batman all the time.
TheRationalNerd - 7/24/2013, 9:40 AM
@sintzu

You think so bro?! If so I'm anxiously waiting! Perhaps Arkham Origins was given to us before the sequel to Arkham City releases on all next gen consoles! I just want a great story you know?! Can't wait for it!!!
mrHJK - 7/24/2013, 9:41 AM
Would love to see some New 52 stories moving forward... Night of the Owls, Throne of Atlantis, perhaps Trinity War.
Mucklefluga - 7/24/2013, 9:42 AM
DamiAn Wayne dude...
revloveR - 7/24/2013, 9:45 AM
@nomis that would be epic.
Viltrumite - 7/24/2013, 9:46 AM
Huh. Maybe Assault on Arkham is the project that Kevin Conroy accidentally let slip he's working on a few months ago?
JerseyJoker - 7/24/2013, 9:47 AM
Ugh...ENOUGH [frick]IN BATMAN MOVIES!
GoILL - 7/24/2013, 9:56 AM
@nibs

They are releasing a Deluxe Edition of The Dark Knight Returns that combines both parts into one film, but you don't need that if you already own both parts.
SageMode - 7/24/2013, 9:56 AM
more [frick]in Batman? geez, can WB/DC go to the toilet without Batman holding their dicks to take a piss? Smh.
sintzu - 7/24/2013, 10:06 AM
@TheBlackWolverine

i think so ? conroy's big mouth confirmed it at comic con dallas then on his twitter account

he said it was a huge game with an amazing cast

at first evryone thought he ment origins at comic con then it was announced that ezio was batman and a day after that he said on twitter ( i ment arkham coming soon not arkham origins)
comicb00kguy - 7/24/2013, 10:06 AM
they're wasting a movie on Damian? Ugh. I'll pass. I never could stand that little bastard. Other stuff might be good. I'll give them a closer look when they come out.
Fry - 7/24/2013, 10:12 AM
It's really a good time for Batman fan ! :)

marvel72 - 7/24/2013, 10:29 AM
@ nomis

kingdom come
sinestro corp war
animal man new 52
swamp thing new 52
justice league dark new 52
Gamera623 - 7/24/2013, 10:32 AM
@Nomis
Awesome list. I'd love to see all of those.
Sad thing is though that way back when Wonder Woman and Green Lantern: First Flight came out WB/DC was working on Teen Titans: The Judas Contract. They also were working on Wonder Woman 2 and a Batgirl movie.
But then WB said the WW and GL movies didnt do as well as they wanted and declared Superman and Batman to be the only 2 poperties that are profitable. All the projects were scrapped and we got SM and BM ever since.
Gamera623 - 7/24/2013, 10:34 AM
@Nomis
Oh I stand corrected. When the GL live action movie came out WB did Emerald Knights. But that movie was bad and the animated movie did poorly.
So now WB is more confident than ever that Bats and Supes are the only way to go.

And if we are doing just BM and SM....my suggestion would be The Long Halloween.
PredatorRIsing - 7/24/2013, 10:38 AM
It's definately gonna involve Yuri Lowenthal
StrangerX - 7/24/2013, 10:39 AM
DC kills it in the animated movies. Can't wait to see the next ones
Batman5 - 7/24/2013, 10:41 AM
Sounds good, and how freaking AWESOME was JLFP! Anyone that has seen that man that was insane!!! I couldn't believe how violent it was, straight bad ass!!!
fettastic - 7/24/2013, 10:42 AM
I wonder if Assault on Arkham is the project Kevin Conroy was talking about when there was that brief scuttlebutt about him doing the voice for Arkham Origins.

As for Son of Batman.....PASS!
StrangerX - 7/24/2013, 10:46 AM
I agree with a lot of you. We definitely need more character movies. I would like to see an animated Swamp Thing or blackest night.
GoILL - 7/24/2013, 10:51 AM
Cosign everyone saying we need more than just Batman and Superman animated movies.
HavocPrime - 7/24/2013, 10:52 AM
Would love to see Hush in some form on the big screen, also wondering when he will make an apperance in the 52.
mcminnjb1990 - 7/24/2013, 11:04 AM
Son of batman
PersonOfNoInterest - 7/24/2013, 11:09 AM
Right on Nomis... Blackest Night should be made into a film. Sadly... I really think the movie and the failed animated show ruined that possibility for now.

Teen Titans DESERVES a good movie after they befouled them with the funny show. Judas Contract would be the best idea for that.

If they want to do more with Batman, bringing out Damian is a breath of fresh air. How about Batwoman or maybe No Man's Land..? Something really different from what they've been giving us.

I still want to see Swamp Thing and maybe Animal man get a chance... maybe in a one shot, like they did with Green Arrow and Jonah Hex.
dezdigi - 7/24/2013, 11:12 AM
@Gusto,
Captain Carrot? Is that what you're calling it these days?
I'm excited for the Arkham one but SofBM is a waste in my opinion. I just hope that we see some more pre-52 adaptations, like, Kingdom Come, for example.
I'm also bummed that there won't be anymore releases in 2013. The re-release of TDKReturns shouldn't count!
dezdigi - 7/24/2013, 11:14 AM
Also, as far as other characters are concerned, they need to do an anthology of 25 min features. This way they could combine new characters with some Batman or Superman cameos if that's what they need to do to sell DVD's, etc.
billnye69 - 7/24/2013, 11:33 AM
AS much as I love Superman and Batman, there are other DC characters that could use some movie love.
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