Fans of the DC Universe Animated Original Movies will be excited to know that the latest feature in this line of films has just been released and is entitled “Batman: Assault On Arkham”. It’s been available on digital servicing for a few weeks already but was just released to Blu-ray and standard format DVD yesterday. Check out the cool cover.
The Plot: At the headquarters of the League of Assassins, Ra’s al Ghul grooms Damian Wayne (son of his daughter, Talia, and Batman) to succeed him as head of the league. The league is attacked by a group of assassins led by Slade Wilson, Ra’s al Ghul’s initial choice for successor before meeting Batman; Feeling betrayed, Slade decides to seize power. During the battle, Ra’s is defeated and fatally burned, dying before he can reach the Lazarus Pit. Damian stabs Slade’s right eye during the battle, forcing him to flee. Talia takes Damian to Gotham City to meet his father and ask for his protection.
Jason O’Mara – Bruce Wayne / Batman
Stuart Allan – Damian Wayne / Robin
Morena Baccarin – Talia al Ghul
Giancarlo Esposito – Ra’s al Ghul
Xander Berkeley – Dr. Kirk Langstrom
Thomas Gibson – Slade Wilson / Deathstroke
David McCallum – Alfred Pennyworth
Dee Bradley Baker – Man-Bats
Sean Maher – Dick Grayson / Nightwing
Diane Michelle – Francine Langstrom
Andrea Romano – Suit #2
Fred Tatasciore – Waylon Jones / Killer Croc
Bruce Thomas – Commissioner James Gordon
Kari Wahlgren – Rebecca Langstrom
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’m not up to speed on the storyline that this film follows but I have enjoyed most of the DC Animated Universe so far. One has to wonder if the eventually arriving big screen universe can contend with what they are doing on home video. Let’s see if they can match their own quality. I will likely rent this on Amazon.com or wait until it comes to Netflix if they choose to run it. Will you be renting this one or purchasing on DVD when it comes out in a few more weeks. Let me know down below.
Official Film Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Son_of_Batman