Son of Batman is the animated feature adaptation of the “Batman & Son” storyline by Grant Morrison and Andy Kubert, and features the introduction of current Robin, Damian Wayne. Like any Batman character origin story, there are elements of pain and darkness in the tale of how young Damian (son of Bruce Wayne and Talia al Ghul) is brought up in a world of assassins, only to witness his grandfather Ra’s al Ghul struck down by the mercenary Deathstroke.
A new preview featurette from DC Universe looks into the history of the Damian Wayne character to basically help fans who may not yet be in the know discover who this “Son of Batman” is, and how deep his comic book roots go.
Personally speaking, the introduction of Damian Wayne into the regular DC Universe (as opposed to his “Elsewords” alt-universe origins) was something I was skeptical of at first; but in the years since, the character has really grown on me. His darker take on the Robin mantle, juxtaposition to Bruce Wayne and even his brief partnership with the Dick Grayson Batman were all intriguing, marking Damian as one of the more successful superhero offspring in a long time (at least in my book).
In the film, Jason O’Mara (Justice League: War) once again voices Batman; Stuart Allan voices Damian Wayne; Morena Baccarin (Homeland) voices Talia al Ghul; Thomas Gibson voices Slade Wilson/Deathstroke; and Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad) voices Ra’s al Ghul.
The film will adhere close to the Morrison/Kubert story, meaning that Dr. Kirk Langstrom (Xander Berkley) will be making an appearance as Man-Bat as well!
Son of Batman will arrive on DVD, Blu-ray, and VOD in the spring of 2014.
Source: DC Universe via JaeRoar
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