The Dark Knight is coming out on July 18th. Everyone has heard of that. And I can’t wait.
But did you know about Batman Gotham Knight, the animated DVD (also downloadable) coming out on July 8th? Oh, yeah….. Batman gets the “Animatrix” treatment (well, sort of).
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Yes, Kevin Conroy will once again put a voice to Gotham’s caped crusader:
Conroy set the standard for modern day Batman voices with his performance in â€œBatman: The Animated Series,â€ â€œThe New Adventures of Batman and Robinâ€ and â€œThe New Batman Superman Adventures.â€ He reprised the role as an aging Bruce Wayne playing mentor to a new Caped Crusader in â€œBatman Beyond.â€ Animation legend and â€œBatman Gotham Knightâ€ producer Bruce Timm said Conroy was the obvious choice for both widespread fan approval and to provide an overriding sense of continuity within a film in which Batman appears in so many new, visual variations.
For more on Conroy and the Gotham Knight project, read this Slice Of Sci-Fi entry.
The six anime-style stories will delve deeply into Bruce Wayne’s transition to becoming Batman. It’s not clear if the Batman Begins storyline will play any role, though I doubt it.
So July 8th, we get ahold of some great Bat-animation, just in time to stoke the flames for The Dark Knight. Until then, here’s the trailer…
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Batman = cool.