Something we can all agree on? Less Affleck Batman, more Batman Ninja [Updated]
Fellow Batman fans, are you bummed after the critical flop that was last month’s Justice League movie? Tired of Ben Affleck taking to the press to waffle again and again on whether he’ll do a standalone caped crusader flick? Well, this week, the animation arm of DC threw us all a frickin’ bone.
Coming in 2018, Batman Ninja is set to be the first theatrically released, full-length anime film in the Dark Knight’s repertoire. Well, theatrically released in Japan, that is. But a new English-subtitled version of the trailer released Friday hints that some kind of North American release (be it in theaters, VOD, Blu-ray, or via streaming service) will eventually come, saving us all from Affleck angst.
Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai) handled the character design, and the first glimpse of the Joker should make any Gotham fan ecstatic. The trailer offers quick looks at the whole gang being transported back to feudal Japan: Two-Face, Harley Quinn, Catwoman, Robin, and Gorilla Grodd(?!) among them.