The Elseworld Dark Knight films Gotham by Gaslight and Batman Ninja are going to have company in the DC Animated canon, as Warner Bros. Animation is adapting a new period piece that’s based on a graphic novel by Mike Mignola, Richard Pace, and Troy Nixey. Set in the 1920s, the story focuses on one more variation of The Caped Crusader in the Multiverse.
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Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham is coming and The Hollywood Reporter released a first look at the adaptation as well as production details ranging from the team behind it to the large voice cast of recognizable character actors and the eclectic individuals from Gotham lore they are playing. Starting with Bruce Wayne, everyone you can think of gets a Jazz-Age makeover.
This time around, Bruce is an explorer who would give Indiana Jones a run for his money, especially in terms of mishaps. Accidentally unleashing an ancient evil, he returns to Gotham after two decades in exile and encounters allies — such as Jim Gordon and Green Arrow — and enemies — like Ra’s al Ghul and Mr. Freeze — that add to the Lovecraftian horror he must battle.
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Lending his voice to Batman is A Million Little Things star, David Giuntoli. Christopher Gorham and John DiMaggio back him up as the Emerald Archer and Gordon, respectively. Alfred, voiced by Brian George, and Dick Grayson, played by Jason Marsden, won’t be far behind. Neither will ally-turned-criminal Harvey Dent/Two-Face who is voiced by Patrick Fabin of Better Call Saul.
Regular supporting characters Lucius Fox, Jason Blood, and Kirk Langstrom are accounted for as well and are played by Star Trek: Voyager star Tim Russ, Matthew Waterson, and Re-Animator’s Jeffrey Combs. Rounding out the cast further are David Dastmalchian as Grendon, Navid Negahban as Ra’s al Ghul, Emily O’Brien as Talia al Ghul/Martha Wayne, and Darin De Paul as Thomas Wayne.
The Doom That Came To Gotham does not have an official release date but it’s predicted the film will land around spring next year. Sam Liu and Christopher Berkeley share directing duties from a script by Jase Ricci. Also in 2023, a Legion of Super-Heroes animated movie is on the way as is another Elseworld Batman in Batman Azteca: Choque De Imperios.
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