Warner Bros. Releases English 'Batman Ninja' Trailer

Warner Bros. Releases English 'Batman Ninja' Trailer

The story follows Batman getting transported to feudal Japan, along with his worst enemies, due to Gorilla Grodd's time displacement machine.

The second trailer for Batman Ninja arrived Tuesday and the anime movie looks even better than we could have imagined. However, upcoming anime Batman Ninja not only embraces said trope, but creatively utilizes it as the basis for an inventive interpretation of the mythology. Already this month, the studio has put out Batman: Gotham by Gaslight: a stellar reimagining of Gotham's Dark Knight as a turn-of-the-century vigilante chasing down Jack the Ripper in the days ahead of the Gotham World's Fair.

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 villains make themselves feudal lords with Joker taking the lead among warring factions. With all of his high-tech gadgets and vehicles gone, Batman has to use nothing but his own skills and his allies to stop the Joker from taking over Japan and changing history.

There's quite a bit of talent behind Batman Ninja, and here's a quick description of who's involved from the Warner Bros. One final English-language trailer has also been released, and can be seen above. The solitary, honor-based lifestyle of the samurai suits Bruce Wayne well and we can see that he'll face a traditional DC Comics rogues gallery consisting of Catwoman, Two-Face, Gorilla Grodd and, most notably, the Joker, who exists here as a purple-armor-clad cackling samurai whose skills easily match that of Batman's. As his traditional high-tech weaponry is exhausted nearly immediately, Batman must rely on his intellect and his allies - including Catwoman and the extended Bat-family - to restore order to the land, and return to present-day Gotham City. Reprising their roles from other Batman tales are the likes of Roger Craig Smith (Batman: Arkham Origins) as the Dark Knight himself, Grey Griffin (Batman: Arkham City) as Catwoman, Tara Strong (Batman: Arkham City) as Harley Quinn, and Tom Kenny (The Batman) as Penguin. The film will release on digital on April 24th and on Blu-ray on May 8th.

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