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"Batman Ninja" Debuts English Language Trailer

Warner Brothers has released a new English-language trailer for Batman Ninja, a new animated feature film reimagining the Caped Crusader as a samurai warrior in feudal Japan.

The movie is directed by by Junpei Mizusaki (Zoo "The Poem of Collected Sunlight", JoJo's Bizarre Adventure opening sequence), written by Kazuki Nakashima (Gurren Lagann, Terra Formars) and features character designs by Afro Samurai creator Takashi Okazaki; produced by Warner Bros.

The film features the voice cast of Roger Craig Smith as Batman, Tony Hale as The Joker, respectively. Honestly, it just makes the premise of Batman and the Joker being sent into the past of ancient Japan for a time-altering adventure all the more absurd, but if you want your Batman-as-a-ninja experience as, err, authentic as possible, the Blu-ray release of Batman Ninja will also come with the Japanese audio track.

Batman Ninja is a feature-length collaboration between three big names in anime.




The trailer is the same one that debuted in December a year ago, just with the English cast.

Batman Ninja is targeting a digital release on April 24, 2018 and will head to Blu-ray and DVD on May 8, 2018. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing in a press release.

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. The villains are essentially becoming the feudal lords who have taken over, with the Joker taking the "lead" role as he often does. "We can't wait for fans to see this film". Batman needs to use his intellect and his allies to bring peace to the land, including working with Catwoman and Robin and the rest of the "Bat-Family". Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan are Executive Producers.

At the Batman Ninja NYCC panel, Okazaki explained that combining 21st-century Gotham with the Middle Ages of Japan was flawless for him. However at the same time the trailer also reveals some scenes that we did not see in the previous release, so it could b e worth checking out if you're looking forward to the movie.