‘Batman: Assualt on Arkham’ Opening Scene: Riddle Me This

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Batman: Assault on Arkhamis the latest animated feature from DC Universe. The film will take the continuity of the Arkham Asylum video game series and merge it with another property that DC Entertainment has been trying to launch, The Suicide Squad. As early Assault on Arkham trailers have indicated, that mix could result in an action-packed film, but one that runs the risk of spreading itself too thin, if not balanced correctly.

The clip above is taken from Assault on Arkham‘s opening scene, where we see The Riddler being taken down by Amanda Waller  – that is, until The Batman comes a calling. While Criminal Minds‘ Matthew Gray Gubler is  a new addition, Waller and Batman are getting the benefit of having their defining voice actors – CCH Pounder and Kevin Conroy, respectively – once again tackling the roles. Fans should be plenty happy about that.

Assault on Arkham also features other recognizable villain characters from DC lore, including Deadshot (Neal MCDonough); Black Spider (Breaking Bad‘s Giancarlo Esposito); King Shark (John DiMaggio); The Penguin (Nolan North); Killer Frost (Jennifer Hale, who voiced the character in Injustice: Gods Among Us); Harley Quinn (DC Animation voice veteran Hynden Walch); with The Joker voiced by Troy Baker, who also voiced the villain in the Arkham Origins video game. Not too shabby, all things considered.

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Check out the trailer for Assault on Arkham below; hopefully, as Batman V Superman leads into a Justice League movie and more worldwide exposure for other DC heroes, these animated films can expand their focus as well – without having to always have “Batman,” “Superman” or “Justice League” in the title.

Thankfully, DC animation director Jay Oliva (Under the Red Hood) is co-directing this flick, because as Son of Batman showed, the DCU is worse off when he’s not at the helm to guide things.


Watch: Assault on Arkham Trailer


Batman: Assault on Arkham will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on Auggust 12, 2014.

Source: WB

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  1. DC animation is killing it

  2. This will make more money than Batman vs Superman and The Avengers combined I can’t wait for this I thoroughly enjoyed Son of Batman and Justice League War I’m loving the New52 sagas can’t wait for Aquaman:Year One

  3. is the riddler a bad man ??

    or just want to make riddles ?

    • Both?

      I mean, if this takes place after Arkham Origins like they said, he’s already appeared in Gotham for the first time blackmailing people so I’m guessing he’s becoming more of the intelligent villain we all know and love.

      Not sure if you genuinely don’t know anything about The Riddler but basically, he used to enter puzzle competitions in school to impress his abusive father but was still beaten and called an idiot so he decided to show the world that he wasn’t by using his superior intellect to set elaborate traps and crimes but genuinely wants to be caught so that people will know he was behind the traps and crimes and possibly congratulate him on his brain power.

    • Tried to help, apparently a word used in the actual comics that helped explain Riddler’s origin is offensive and thus, no comment appearing.

      I’d honestly love to see a list of words deemed offensive by this site’s standards to avoid this happening because I’m genuinely tired of typing a lot of stuff to give an opinion or an idea or in this case, help someone learn more about a character or story device to better understand something and then when I finally hit “Submit Comment”, I look at the article’s headline at the top of the page rather than my own comment.

      It’s pretty disheartening when that happens and is one of a few reasons I removed the site from my bookmarks a while ago so yeah, possible list of what we can and can’t say, even if it’s in context, please?

  4. You had me at Kevin Conroy. The greatest Batman of all time

  5. Carol Christine Hilaria Pounder voices Amanda Waller and I absolutely love her acting skills. She played the Justice League’s Waller as well. Despite not having supernatural powers, Amanda is a formidable foe.

  6. “the Riddler is mine”
    Looks like somebody’s possessive.

  7. I hope this one is better than ‘Justice League War, and Son of Batman.’ ‘Flashpoint, Both Green Lanterns, Wonder Woman, and Batman: Under the Red Hood, and JL: Doomed’ were the best so far. The most promising part is ‘Batman,’ is voiced once again by the legendary Kevin Conroy!

  8. I’m happy to see Amanda being huge again. I hate how the crappy New52 made her an anorexic woman. I want to see more stories like this. Because the last few movies based on the New52 have just been bad. DC Comics animation use to be the best now since James Tucker is the head guy it has been sucking. I would love to see Bruce Timm come back as the big guy in charge. It’s great having the real voice of Batman back. Kevin Conroy is a beast. Jason O’Mara just isn’t Batman. He’s just like a kid putting on a Halloween costume and dressing up as Batman. He just isn’t the real Batman.

    I really hope that DC will continue along this direction. Because the only people that like the New52 never read a DC Comic before hand. The PreNew52 world is a lot better and richer of a world. I know this isn’t based on the PreNew52 but it’s at least a start. Because
    Justice League: War and Son of Batman were just bad. The characters in those movies weren’t like anything like how they are in the comics.

    So again this movie looks great and I am super happy to have the real Waller back. Because there’s a reason her nickname is The Wall and not the stick.

  9. Anyone else think its a shoo in that Riddler will be the villain when The Batman movie comes out in a few years?

  10. Buff Bagwell is, Deadshot. Coming to theatres everywhere

  11. Overall good flick. Again my main problem with these films is their runtime. Is there a law that states that these movies must be under 75-80 minutes? Conroy is my batman, glad to hear him again. Dialogue is a tad sketchy but I liked it. It’s not as good as Flashpoint or The Red hood but it can hold it’s own.

  12. The movie is awesome.
    The sex part is totally unnecessary and can totally be removed without affecting the movie.

  13. This flick was awesome…. Finally a movie that wasnt TVY7 with a bit of language peppered throughout it to give it a pg13 rating…I love that it was a an adult movie through and through. ‘WAR’ was not a good first start, Son of batman was good and this was even better. I hope DC puts this juice into Aquaman. The new 52 may have some “questionable” storylines but the movies thus far are getting better and better.