We go back into time with a young Bruce Wayne set in 1920s Gotham!
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment undertakes a different story set in the Batman universe with the upcoming animated film Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham.
The story is based on Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and Richard Pace’s 2000 Elseworlds story of the same name, which was also first revealed at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con in. July. The new first-looks provide a glimpse at the animated film’s versions of Bruce Wayne/Batman, Oliver Queen/Green Arrow, Harvey Dent/Two-Face and Talia al Ghul. Along with Mignola’s other work, the story is heavily inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos, which is also a reference to Lovecraft’s 1920 short story “The Doom That Came to Sarnath.”
Although no particular superpower humans like Superman and Wonder Woman exist in this world, there are several re-imagined characters from Batman’s archenemy archives that are influenced with twisted powers from the Old Gods. In Doom That Came to Gotham, explorer Bruce Wayne accidentally unleashes an ancient evil, and returns to Gotham after being away for two decades. Batman battles the influenced Lovecraft supernatural forces and encounter allies. and enemies such as Green Arrow, Ra’s al Ghul, Mr. Freeze, Killer Croc, Two-Face and James Gordon.
Here’s the first-look at some of the characters mentioned,
The film has a wide cast of characters, with Grimm star David Giuntoli voicing Batman, Green Arrow being voiced by Christopher Gorham, John DiMaggio as James Gordon, Jeffrey Combs as Kirk Langstorm, Jason Marsden as both Dick Grayson and young Bruce Wayne, Karan Brad as Sanjay “Jay” Tawde, David Dastmalchian as Grendon, Navid Negahban as Ras al Ghul, Emily O’Brien as Talia al Ghul and Martha Wayne, Tim Russ as Lucius Fox, Matthew Waterson as Jason Blood/Etrigan, William Salyers as Cobblepot, Gideon Adlon as Oracle and Darin De Paul as Thomas Wayne.
Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham is co-directed by Sam Liu and Christopher Berkeley and penned by Jase Ricci. Warner Bros, DC and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is expected to release the animated film in the spring of 2023.