"Son of Batman" is a new direct-to-video 70-minute animated adaptation of the famous DC Comics Caped Crusader. This version is based on a 2006 DC Comics story which brought us a new addition to the scions of Gotham City - Damian Wayne. Comic book writers Grant Morrison and Andy Kubert brought us this new character, and true fans knew that it couldn't be long until Damian found his way to your tv screens.
This is part of the Warner Bros. strategy to reboot their comic book lines in direct to video productions in accordance with the DC Comics Book "New 52" reboot. The direct-to-video releases existing within this new continuity are last year’s "Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox," this year’s "Justice League: War and Son of Batman," with "Assault on Arkham standing apart." Other parts of the reboot include NBC adapting "Constantine," Fox producing "Gotham," and the CW creating an upcoming "Arrow" spinoff centered around The Flash.
Exciting things are happening with this reboot!
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At this point, there only has been one showing of the animation, at WonderCon 2014 in Anaheim, California. So, don't feel bad that this one has slipped by you so far. Apparently, Nightwing and Deathstroke make appearances in "Son of Batman." The people behind the film had a little question and answer session after the film, which gives us about all we know so far.
First, though, let's introduce the people behind "Son of Batman." The voice actors of "Son of Batman" are Jason O'Mara (Batman), Sean Maher (Nightwing), Xander Berkeley (Langstrom) and child actor Stuart Allan (Damian). The director is Ethan Spaulding, producer James Tucker, voice director Andrea Romano (who has a long history with the "Batman" franchise), and character designer Phil Bourassa.
Ok, now that we have that straight, a few tidbits from WonderCon.