First Trailer for SON OF BATMAN from DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation

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While DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. get their act together in the live-action feature film department, a new animated feature is on the way in the form of Son of Batman.  Based on the 2006 Grant Morrison comic arc, this feature centers on Batman’s discovery that he has a violent, unruly pre-teen son named Damian.  Secretly raised by the terrorist group the League of Assassins, Damian is the offspring of Batman and Talia Al Ghul.

The voice cast features Jason O’Mara, Stuart Allan, Morena Baccarin, Giancarlo Esposito, David McCallum, Xander Berkeley and Thomas Gibson.  Son of Batman will be available on DVD, Blu-ray and for digital download late this spring and will make its world premiere at WonderCon.  Hit the jump to watch the trailer.

Take a look at the trailer for Son of Batman below (via TV Guide):


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  • Jack le Critic

    I’ve never read the novel, but Robin looks older in the art…not like 8 or something :s :s

    • TwilightNewsSite

      I really liked the young Damian. Fantastic character, and a great foil for… everyone else.

      • Jenny Nolan


        ♝♝♝ ♝♝♝♝♝ ♝♝ᜟ♝♝ ♝♝♝ ♝♝ᜑ♝♝I’m getting there! Now when my sister’s boyfriend comes around I’ve finally got something to talk about.

    • Hawk

      I’m reading the new 4 part series of Son of Batman, the new animated movie has nothing to do with the comic the writer posted.

      • Adam Collins

        I agree. This is not based on the new series. Which is good, too.

  • madmansley

    This actually looks better than the source material. That story was very convoluted. Also looks like they may have made Damian a bit more likeable. And I don’t thing deathstroke was ing grant morrisons run. He seems to be all over the place these days.

    • ʝoe ßloggs

      Yeah, including The Arrow tv series.

  • JBug

    Under the Red Hood, is one of the best Batman movies, live action or not! I hope this follows suit.

    • Grayden

      It’s really interesting that somehow DC animation has their house so well in order to the point that it puts DC/Warner’s films to shame. ‘Under the Red Hood’ is honestly right behind ‘The Dark Knight’ for me, and is tied with ‘Mask of the Phantasm’ as far as best Batman films go. Most ironic is that they nailed that movie without their prodigal voice actors, Conroy and Hamill.

      • Strong Enough

        its not the same thing. in live action you are dealing with millions of millions of dollars and in animation you aren’t. there is a lot more to lose. I

    • The Flobbit

      Recommend to me some other Batman animated films…

      • JBug

        I wouldn’t recommend any others unless you are either really into cartoons/anime or Batman, but Under the Red Hood is a breakthrough pic and is definitely worth checking out if you haven’t already.

      • The Flobbit

        I am a huge Batman fan, but cartoons and anime are not my thing…Still, I will check it out.

      • DNAsplitter

        I would watch Year One as it was really good too. Loved under the Red Hood.

      • JBug

        Lemme know what you think…

      • ʝoe ßloggs

        These are just some of the ones I’ve enjoyed.
        I would highly recommend you watch all of them.
        Some are more ‘adult’ than others (starred).

        Mask of the Phantasm
        * The Dark Knight Returns
        * Under the Red Hood
        * Batman Year One
        Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
        Superman Batman – Public Enemies
        * Superman Batman – Apocalypse
        World’s Finest

      • The Flobbit

        Are these feature film length, and how is the animation? Are they true to the comics, and what tone do they take? Kiddish, funny, dark?

      • ʝoe ßloggs

        The Dark Knight Returns (dark) is 3 hours long – parts 1 and 2 — this is a MUST WATCH as a feet wetter!

        Follow that up with Under the Red Hood (dark) and Superman Batman: Apocalypse (brawlfest wtih WW, Kara, Darkseid) then Batman: Year One (how it all began).

        I would also recommend Justice League – Crisis on Two Earths & Justice League – Doom (why Bats is the most dangerous Justice Leaguer) featuring Batman extensively and mature stories. Most of them average 1.15 hrs.

        The asterisked ones are the more adult in tone and style of animation. All of them mostly stick to source material.

        In the wider DC Animation universe, I’d recommend:
        * Green Lantern : First Flight
        * All Star Superman
        * Superman vs The Elite
        * Superman Unbound
        * Wonder Woman
        * Superman-Shazaam: Return of Black Adam
        * Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

      • The Flobbit

        Why is Under the Red Hood so good? Is it compelling, is it well done?

      • JBug

        Pretty well done. Great story telling. Uses the best of the Batman world in great ways.

      • ʝoe ßloggs

        It combines two classic Batman stories: Death in the Family & Under the Hood – hence the dark violent slant to the story. The Joker here is a sadistic psychopath – wanton violence and even creeping out Ra’s al Ghul.

        This together with The Dark Knight Returns have elevated themselves beyond animated features to damn good films.

        Thoroughly and utterly absorbing.

      • JBug

        Don’t watch all of these. Some of them are very nuanced and only fitting if your really into the genre. Others are kiddy, and have the cathartic value if you were really into Batman cartoons from the 90s. Under the Red Hood, IMO, is the only one that breaks through and can appeal to the general film buff. If you like it, give the others a shot, but the range of style varies significantly. A lot of these are flat out bad. I thought Doom was OK. Public Enemies was OK too, but again, only if you’re into that stuff.

        I’m sorry if I offended the fans out there, but I just don’t think most of these have wider appeal.

      • The Flobbit

        Thanks a lot.

      • The Flobbit

        Thanks a lot.

      • JBug

        Red Hood is pretty fresh, ay?

      • ʝoe ßloggs

        I politely disagree.

        I stand by my recommendations based on what I think Flobbit may enjoy in terms of animation style and story – the asterisked ones.

        P.S. At least I bothered to compile and segment a recommendation list for Flobbit – which meant sitting down in front of my PC and looking through my collection one-by-one. instead of just saying “Under the Red Hood”. ;)

      • FoonZeeS

        I really like Batman: Gotham Knight. It’s a six-part anthology movie. And for some reason it’s become one of my must watch movies on Halloween, along with Monster Squad.

      • ʝoe ßloggs

        Batman: Gotham Knight is great! But it’s jap anime style…which may not be palatable to those with western classical animation tastes.

      • FoonZeeS

        I hadn’t really thought of that, but that’s a very good point.

  • Murdoch

    Well, this looks about 1,000,000x better than “Justice League War” movie. Probably because the difference in quality between the source materials is so drastic.
    I’m all for Damien showing Jason Todd who’s the real sociopath Robin.

  • Oliver Queen

    This looks so bloody good, definitely getting this on bluray and this story would look awesome as a cartoon series, it could replace the not so good IMO Beware the Batman series and would be closer to the tone and style of the fan favorite Young Justice series which was taken away from us.

  • Marissa Evans

    I’m so amazed with myself. I am in no way a comic book aficionado, but I have seen and loved ‘Under the Red Hood’ as well as ‘Mask of the Phantasm,’ and I watched this trailer thinking I may see this. :) I’m getting there! Now when my sister’s boyfriend comes around I’ve finally got something to talk about.

  • furion77

    Animated DC movies are really good. Keep them coming.

  • sense11

    Looks Excellent

  • LEM

    DC animation has it together, it’s too bad they don’t bring in some of them on the features.

  • Doug_101

    Looks good and O’Mara sounds way better in this trailer than he did in that Justice League clip from last week or so.

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  • ʝoe ßloggs

    Oh yeah! Keep them DC Animated movies comin!!!

    And also, the title reminds me of this famous wail:


    and Son!

  • Raptor Jesus

    Better than TDKR.

    I know, I know… that’s faint praise.

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  • thefinalword

    I enjoyed Batman: Under The Red Hood. Preferred the comics more of course, the genderswap on the Black Masks lackey was completely weird and it made a scene not make sense. Did she run from the missile with high heels on? Anyone know why they did that character alteration?

    Not betting they will ever make a sequel to it, although I’d really like to see it if they ever did.

    Anyway, I think I’ll watch Son Of Batman after seeing this trailer. It looks good enough.

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