Batman and, er, Son in First Trailer for Son of Batman Animated Movie


Son of Batman (2014) Movie Image

Man, D.C. and Warner Bros. are really cranking these original animated movies out. I didn’t even know they were doing a “Son of Batman” movie until this first trailer and image (above) for the flick showed up at TV Guide. Go figure.

The premise, based on the comic book arc by Grant Morrison, finds Batman learning that his former lover Talia has been hiding a son from him all this time. (Some Detective you turn out to be, Bats.) The little tyke is in danger because one-eyed fiend Deathstroke is gunning for him. What’s Bats to do? Turn the kid into Robin, of course. I mean, what else is Batman gonna do? He’s the friggin Batman, after all.

The voice cast for the animated movie includes Jason O’Mara as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Stuart Allan as Damian, Morena Baccarin as Talia, Giancarlo Esposito as Ra’s Al Ghul, David McCallum as Alfred, Xander Berkeley as Man-Bat, and Thomas Gibson as Deathstroke.

If you’re keeping track at home, this will be O’Mara’s second time as Batman, following up on “Justice League: War.” Looks like “Son of Batman” won’t be out until “Justice League: War,” which is scheduled for early February.

(For a minute there, I was all excited and thought it was about the Sons of the Batman from Frank Miller’s “The Dark Knight Returns.” No such luck, as it turns out.)

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  • ErickKwon

    With all due respect to Marian Cotillard, I would’ve killed to see Morena Baccarin as Talia

  • Debo4735

    Talia shouldn’t be payed by anyone except Sarah Shahi, she looks exactly like her and she can play action like she does in Person of Interest.

    • Juggernaut

      She would be a great pick for Talia! Great choice!

  • Aegon the Conqueror

    This looks friggen amazing!

  • 0ptik

    batman and deathstroke’s voices are a bit too similar even though i know both actors pretty well in the trailer, as much as it looks cool and that i love deathstroke, i’m a bit annoyed by the voice casting lately.

    • Dedpool

      Well sorry to say get used to it. DC has made plans to keep using certain actors for characters moving forward. O’Mara is the new Batman moving forward and I think they’re trying to use everyone from JL War as well. Deathstroke did sound a lot like Batman, but that said it was only a few lines so we’lll have to see.

  • Dedpool

    I like this so far. Love that they’re using New 52 desings for this story even though it took place before the reboot. Also liking this art style which has pretty much been consistant since JL: Doom with some minor changes. And Nix YES YOU DID know about this, or you just don’t read my write ups, or you’re just getting forgetful. Either way all is forgiven. LOL
    About the story, it looks like there are some MAJOR deviations from the source material, but like “Under the Red Hood” it looks like they’re stilling telling a very good version of the story. I really hope they don’t omit Tim Drake from the story as their confrontation was awesome! if so, I’m sure it will still be great. I have ALL of these flicks except GL: Emerald Knights (and not cause it wasn’t good) and I’ve enjoyed them all, and they just keep getting better. Flashpoint Paradox was insane and JL: War looks to be awesome!

    • Aegon the Conqueror

      Omitting the greatest Robin of all time is blasphemy in my book!

      • Dedpool

        Yeah but I see why they’d do it. They omitted him from Under the Red Hood (though he only popped up briefly there, Jason and Tim had it out later in Teen Titans) so I could see them doing it here. Hell it looks like none of the Bat family except maybe Alfred will show and I do seem to remember them being in it breifly. Will have to re-read it.