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Here's the first trailer for the next DC animated film Son of Batman

Jan. 20, 2014by: Niki Stephens

Some of the strongest content Ive seen come from comic adaptations has been made into DC animated films. A good example would be BATMAN: UNDER THE RED HOOD which holds a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, and 88% from film viewers which may not mean much to you, but I think its pretty damn good for an animated flick. BATMAN: YEAR ONE was a good watch as well though didnt really touch on the greatness of RED HOOD.

The next Batman animated flick from DC is SON OF BATMAN. The story is based on the 2006 comic arc written by Grant Morrison, which tells the story of Batman finally meeting his son, Damian. The pint-sized brat is the child of Bruce Wayne and the crazy Talia al Ghul. Yeah, shes nuts, sorry. Damian doesnt have a huge fan club either. He might be a little pain in the ass but Ive loved reading about him from Morrisons BATMAN & ROBIN series. SON OF BATMAN actually precedes that.

The trailer for the film looks pretty cool. Sadly, Jason OMara steps in to voice Batman/Bruce Wayne, not Kevin Conroy. The lovely Morena Baccarin lends her pipes to Talia while Giancarlo Gus Esposito voices Ras al Guhl.

SON OF BATMAN releases on Blu-ray/DVD late Spring.

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8:51AM on 01/22/2014
So let me get this straight: Billionaire genius Bruce Wayne doesn't think to use a condom?
Anyway I'm a big fan of these DCU Animated films, Crisis On Two Earths and The Dark Knight Returns part 2 being my favorites. However, this trailer isn't very promising. I hope it's good, but I'm not particularly excited for it.
So let me get this straight: Billionaire genius Bruce Wayne doesn't think to use a condom?
Anyway I'm a big fan of these DCU Animated films, Crisis On Two Earths and The Dark Knight Returns part 2 being my favorites. However, this trailer isn't very promising. I hope it's good, but I'm not particularly excited for it.
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2:11PM on 01/21/2014

Everyone always hypes up the DC Animated films

So I finally gave them a chance and watched Justice League: The New Frontier and was pretty disappointed. Is that pretty typical of their quality (because if so, I am probably just not the right audience or them) or are some of these others, like Under the Red Hood, just honestly THAT much better?
So I finally gave them a chance and watched Justice League: The New Frontier and was pretty disappointed. Is that pretty typical of their quality (because if so, I am probably just not the right audience or them) or are some of these others, like Under the Red Hood, just honestly THAT much better?
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3:16PM on 01/21/2014
The New Frontier is okay, but it's a very specific kind of story set in the Silver Age. Judging by your icon, you're a Green Lantern fan. Try watching Green Lantern: First Flight, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights and Justice League: DOOM. See what you think then.
The New Frontier is okay, but it's a very specific kind of story set in the Silver Age. Judging by your icon, you're a Green Lantern fan. Try watching Green Lantern: First Flight, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights and Justice League: DOOM. See what you think then.
7:46PM on 01/21/2014
There are definitely DC animated films that I don't think work. New Frontier is a difficult book to adapt and squeeze into 70 minutes. The art style is great but you can't quite get a sense of the Darwyn Cooke story. All Star Superman has a similar problem, the story just doesn't work well in an animated medium as it's not particularly plot-driven and is more idea-driven. Didn't like Superman: Doomsday because of the characterisation of Lex Luthor. But the vast majority of these have been
There are definitely DC animated films that I don't think work. New Frontier is a difficult book to adapt and squeeze into 70 minutes. The art style is great but you can't quite get a sense of the Darwyn Cooke story. All Star Superman has a similar problem, the story just doesn't work well in an animated medium as it's not particularly plot-driven and is more idea-driven. Didn't like Superman: Doomsday because of the characterisation of Lex Luthor. But the vast majority of these have been downright excellent. New Frontier is not typical of the quality of these films. I highly recommend checking out Wonder Woman. It's badass and really entertaining.
11:00AM on 01/22/2014
New Frontier was not typical, but then neither was the book. For me the best ones are The Dark Knight Returns 1 & 2, Flashpoint Paradox, Justice League: Doom, Under the Red Hood, Batman: Year One, Green Lantern: First Flight and Batman/Superman: Public Enemies. Also the DCAU animated series ones are fantastic! Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, The Batman/Superman Movie and Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker are the best of those.
New Frontier was not typical, but then neither was the book. For me the best ones are The Dark Knight Returns 1 & 2, Flashpoint Paradox, Justice League: Doom, Under the Red Hood, Batman: Year One, Green Lantern: First Flight and Batman/Superman: Public Enemies. Also the DCAU animated series ones are fantastic! Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, The Batman/Superman Movie and Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker are the best of those.
6:25AM on 01/21/2014
These DC animated movies are the best. Under the Red Hood is my favourite so far.

I loved the fight scene in The Dark Knight Returns between Batman and the leader of the gang. It was so brutal and so much better than what we got in Nolans films.
These DC animated movies are the best. Under the Red Hood is my favourite so far.

I loved the fight scene in The Dark Knight Returns between Batman and the leader of the gang. It was so brutal and so much better than what we got in Nolans films.
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1:10AM on 01/21/2014
Have seen all of the DC animated movies and mostly loved them. Under the Red Hood and Flashpoint Paradox are my favourites thus far. I'm so glad they're adapting this story, I honestly hadn't heard about it until this morning. At first, I really disliked the character of Damian, but he's definitely grown on me and while I don't think it was a good decision to kill him off, I'm really glad he's getting his animated debut. Morena Baccarin is an ingenious casting choice to voice Talia and Jason
Have seen all of the DC animated movies and mostly loved them. Under the Red Hood and Flashpoint Paradox are my favourites thus far. I'm so glad they're adapting this story, I honestly hadn't heard about it until this morning. At first, I really disliked the character of Damian, but he's definitely grown on me and while I don't think it was a good decision to kill him off, I'm really glad he's getting his animated debut. Morena Baccarin is an ingenious casting choice to voice Talia and Jason O'Mara sounds very good as Batman. Not quite a fan of some of Stuart Allen's Damian delivery from some of this trailer ("he has to pay!" in particular sounds very flat) and as all adaptations are this looks streamlined (Tim Drake seems to have been cut from the story) but I'm absolutely looking forward to this.
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1:20AM on 01/21/2014
Batman: Under the Red Hood and Flashpoint Paradox are my favorite too. DC animated shorts are quite good too, namely Green Arrow and The Spectre shorts.
Batman: Under the Red Hood and Flashpoint Paradox are my favorite too. DC animated shorts are quite good too, namely Green Arrow and The Spectre shorts.
1:23AM on 01/21/2014
I really love that Green Arrow short! It's a great self-contained story with allusions to a larger DC universe, Ollie is presented as a fun and likeable hero, there are stakes and innovative action animation and Black Canary is smoking hot!
I really love that Green Arrow short! It's a great self-contained story with allusions to a larger DC universe, Ollie is presented as a fun and likeable hero, there are stakes and innovative action animation and Black Canary is smoking hot!
1:41AM on 01/21/2014
Oh yeah, Black Canary is hot. Speaking of hot, the female villain in Jonah Hex animated shorts is quite hot too. I'm geeking out here, haha.
Oh yeah, Black Canary is hot. Speaking of hot, the female villain in Jonah Hex animated shorts is quite hot too. I'm geeking out here, haha.
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12:17AM on 01/21/2014
I wish they would put Damian in a future Arkham game as well.
I wish they would put Damian in a future Arkham game as well.
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11:02AM on 01/22/2014
He was in Injustice Gods Among Us.
He was in Injustice Gods Among Us.
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12:16AM on 01/21/2014
I will watch and read anything with Damian he was such a fantastic character who in my mind was the true successor to the Robin title. Tim Drake was amazing Robin as well but he over time became too much like Bruce/Batman just ever the detective. Can't wait for this.
I will watch and read anything with Damian he was such a fantastic character who in my mind was the true successor to the Robin title. Tim Drake was amazing Robin as well but he over time became too much like Bruce/Batman just ever the detective. Can't wait for this.
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12:11AM on 01/21/2014

I love...love...love

Damian Wayne, he is/was one of my favorite Robins. I really wish he was still around but Morrison did what he felt he had too. Can't wait for this DC animated film, they have been on point.
Damian Wayne, he is/was one of my favorite Robins. I really wish he was still around but Morrison did what he felt he had too. Can't wait for this DC animated film, they have been on point.
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12:08AM on 01/21/2014
Awesome as always with DC animation. I never got why people hated Damian, I loved the character. He worked really well with Dick when he was Batman, we got to see his progression thought his story arc and it was quite good. He might have bit the dust for now but I'm sure he'll be back.
Awesome as always with DC animation. I never got why people hated Damian, I loved the character. He worked really well with Dick when he was Batman, we got to see his progression thought his story arc and it was quite good. He might have bit the dust for now but I'm sure he'll be back.
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11:36PM on 01/20/2014

Damian is awesome!

Damian was . . . keyword WAS one of the most interesting characters in the DC comics, and of course DC being the marketing geniuses that they are, killed him off. So, DC has good animated films, but everything else blows balls. He's also my favorite robin
Damian was . . . keyword WAS one of the most interesting characters in the DC comics, and of course DC being the marketing geniuses that they are, killed him off. So, DC has good animated films, but everything else blows balls. He's also my favorite robin
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11:36PM on 01/20/2014
That actually looks pretty sick! They didn't mess around with Talia's breasts either lol.
That actually looks pretty sick! They didn't mess around with Talia's breasts either lol.
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11:20PM on 01/20/2014
Looks awesome. I loved Under the Red Hood and DC's lastest animated features Flashpoint Paradox and Superman: Unbound.

Would love to see DC animation to a Green Arrow solo feature film.
Looks awesome. I loved Under the Red Hood and DC's lastest animated features Flashpoint Paradox and Superman: Unbound.

Would love to see DC animation to a Green Arrow solo feature film.
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12:09AM on 01/21/2014
Did you catch the Green arrow animated short film? It was quite good.
Did you catch the Green arrow animated short film? It was quite good.
12:17AM on 01/21/2014
I have not. Is it on DVD by any chance?
I have not. Is it on DVD by any chance?
1:13AM on 01/21/2014
The Green Arrow animated short was packaged together with the Jonah Hex short, the Spectre short and the half hour long Superman/Shazam: Return of Black Adam. It's good stuff: Ollie plans to propose to Dinah but an assassination attempt on the life of a young princess arriving at the Star City airport throws a spanner in those plans and Ollie has to leap into action as Green Arrow, battling Merlyn and Count Vertigo. Here it is on Amazon: [link]
The Green Arrow animated short was packaged together with the Jonah Hex short, the Spectre short and the half hour long Superman/Shazam: Return of Black Adam. It's good stuff: Ollie plans to propose to Dinah but an assassination attempt on the life of a young princess arriving at the Star City airport throws a spanner in those plans and Ollie has to leap into action as Green Arrow, battling Merlyn and Count Vertigo. Here it is on Amazon: [link]
1:21AM on 01/21/2014
Hey Soloist, since you enjoy Arrow the series, I'm sure you'll love Green Arrow animated shorts.
Hey Soloist, since you enjoy Arrow the series, I'm sure you'll love Green Arrow animated shorts.
3:36AM on 01/21/2014
Thanks for letting me know about this. Will definitely be checking it out. Thanks guys.
Thanks for letting me know about this. Will definitely be checking it out. Thanks guys.
11:23AM on 01/21/2014
It's on Youtube...and yes, it's very good. Arrow's been done so well so many times in animated or live action versions, god knows why he's not an A list hero....oh yeh...Batman.
It's on Youtube...and yes, it's very good. Arrow's been done so well so many times in animated or live action versions, god knows why he's not an A list hero....oh yeh...Batman.
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10:33PM on 01/20/2014

DC is killing it

...in animation. Seriously their animated movies are awesome. The 2 part adaptation of Frank Miller's TDK Returns is my favorite. This looks pretty good too.
...in animation. Seriously their animated movies are awesome. The 2 part adaptation of Frank Miller's TDK Returns is my favorite. This looks pretty good too.
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10:35PM on 01/20/2014
Totally agree with you. DC is really good at making animated movies. I recommend Batman: Under the Red Hood and the new Flashpoint Paradox.
Totally agree with you. DC is really good at making animated movies. I recommend Batman: Under the Red Hood and the new Flashpoint Paradox.
10:31PM on 01/20/2014
Personally I hate Damian. He's really a brat. However, I thought the next DC animated movie is going to be based on Justice League The New 52. Maybe I'm wrong.
Personally I hate Damian. He's really a brat. However, I thought the next DC animated movie is going to be based on Justice League The New 52. Maybe I'm wrong.
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10:34PM on 01/20/2014
No, you're right. This one comes out later in the year. You're referring to Justice League War which comes out in February I believe.
No, you're right. This one comes out later in the year. You're referring to Justice League War which comes out in February I believe.
10:43PM on 01/20/2014
The Justice League: War animated movie based on the New 52 Orgins run releases on February 4th.
The Justice League: War animated movie based on the New 52 Orgins run releases on February 4th.
10:46PM on 01/20/2014
Ah, right. Thanks, guys.
Ah, right. Thanks, guys.
10:11PM on 01/20/2014

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Damian doesn't have a huge fan club? Someone hasn't been paying attention to DC Comics forums since the little guy was killed off....
Damian doesn't have a huge fan club? Someone hasn't been paying attention to DC Comics forums since the little guy was killed off....
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10:44PM on 01/20/2014
I only ever hear/see negative stuff about him, which again, I never understood. He grew up without his dad and was raised by the League of Assassins. What did people expect? I think it's sort of a perfect background for his character.

Psst, I'm also not caught up yet. ;)
I only ever hear/see negative stuff about him, which again, I never understood. He grew up without his dad and was raised by the League of Assassins. What did people expect? I think it's sort of a perfect background for his character.

Psst, I'm also not caught up yet. ;)
3:15AM on 01/21/2014
I think a lot of people have grown to really like him, especially in his interactions with the other members of the Bat-family, the brotherly bond he develops with Dick in particular. He's a pain in the ass but sometimes that's actually kind of endearing. There's a great brother and sister cosplay team: she makes the costumes and he wears them and cosplays as Damian. They have a tumblr that I recommend checking out; there are stories about meeting different artists and writers - including Grant
I think a lot of people have grown to really like him, especially in his interactions with the other members of the Bat-family, the brotherly bond he develops with Dick in particular. He's a pain in the ass but sometimes that's actually kind of endearing. There's a great brother and sister cosplay team: she makes the costumes and he wears them and cosplays as Damian. They have a tumblr that I recommend checking out; there are stories about meeting different artists and writers - including Grant Morrison. Apparently, the last thing he wanted to see after catching flack for killing off his creation was a little kid dressed as Damian. [link]
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