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Batman Ninja Gets First English Trailer

14 February 2018

The film's official synopsis reads "Batman Ninja takes a journey across the ages as Gorilla Grodd's time displacement machine transports many of Batman's worst enemies to Feudal Japan - along with the Dark Knight and a few of his allies".

And, of course, there is Batman Ninja, the exciting new anime feature due out later this year. The movie sports a gorgeous CG anime style, which is a big departure from previous animated Batman films.

Prepare to witness the Dark Knight, alongside many of his most famed allies and infamous foes, in an eye-popping anime display you've never seen before when Warner Bros. Batman Ninja will be released on Blu-ray Steelbook, combo pack, and DVD on April 3rd and on 4K UHD on a digital-only release sometime this summer. In this new take on the character, Batman ends up in feudal Japan, and in this new pocket timeline, the Joker is the most powerful man in the country. Today, Warner Bros. has reissued the trailer, but this time incorporated the English cast into the footage.

"The villains take over the forms of the feudal lords that rule the divided land, with the Joker taking the lead among the warring factions", a press release from DC Entertainment reads.

Batman Ninja is the brainchild of writer Kazu Nakashima (Futagashira) and designer Takashi Okazaki (Samurai Jack). Without access to his weapons and gadgets, it's up to Batman to rely on his intellect and allies to save the land and return to present-day Gotham City.

If you've seen the Japanese-dubbed trailer, you already know the thing is awesome.

Veep and Arrested Development star Tony Hale voices The Joker in this feature alongside Roger Craig Smith (Batman: Arkham Origins) as Batman, Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo) as Catwoman, Tara Strong (Batman: The Killing Joke) as Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, and Fred Tatasciore (Family Guy) as Gorilla Grodd and Deathstroke, rounding out the English dubbing of this Warner Bros.

At the Batman Ninja NYCC panel, Okazaki explained that combining 21st-century Gotham with the Middle Ages of Japan was ideal for him.

Batman Ninja Gets First English Trailer