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First Look at 'Son of Batman' Animated Movie

Rejoice, Damian Wayne fans! Grant Morrison's story is getting the cinematic treatment and a first look has hit the web!

Justice League: War is so close we can almost smell Darkseid (spoiler alert: he smells terrible), but now DC/Warner Bros. has released a first look at another animated movie: Son of Batman. Our sister site, TV Guide, has the exclusive trailer and we've taken some screen grabs for your eyes to enjoy (click here to view the trailer). Also, it looks like the video has hit youtube, so we've added it below.

Inspired by Grant Morrison and Andy Kubert's 2006 story, Son of Batman introduces Damian Wayne, the child of Bruce Wayne and Talia al Ghul, into the animated world. Deathstroke has allegedly killed Ra's al Ghul and aims to take over the League of Assassins. Talia reaches out to Batman for help and she reveals to him the two had a child. Here's the cast for this one.

  • Batman: Jason O'Mara
  • Damian Wayne: Stuart Allan
  • Talia: Morrena Baccarin
  • Ra's al Ghul: Giancarlo Esposito
  • Deathstroke: Thomas Gibson
  • Alfred Pennyworth: David McCallum
  • Man-Bat: Xander Berkeley

Son of Batman will come out this spring and Justice League: War will be available to purchase Feb. 4.

Source: TV Guide

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Posted by Drewyetti

Finally!!! well it's about time

Posted by patrat18

Holy F yes.

Edited by Jayc1324

Jason O'Mara will do a good job as batman I think, but its always a little disappointing finding out Kevin Conroy won't be voicing batman

Edited by fACEmelter88

Pretty cool I'll have to back and read the arc because I don't remember most of the story, was Deathstroke even in it?

Posted by Nefilim927

WHAATT?? Gustavo Fring to play Ra's al Guhl?!

Posted by The_Vein

I don't like Damian's voice. Otherwise it looks groovy.

Posted by Avenger85

WTF, They made Deathstroke Batman's whipping boy again...

Posted by k4tzm4n

WHAATT?? Gustavo Fring to play Ra's al Guhl?!

Sorta fitting since he only had one eye when he departed Breaking Bad :D

Edited by darkrider

yes yes this will be another great animated movie from dc

Posted by patrat18

@k4tzm4n said:

@nefilim927 said:

WHAATT?? Gustavo Fring to play Ra's al Guhl?!

Sorta fitting since he only had one eye when he departed Breaking Bad :D

Well played.

Posted by PunyParker

  • Deathstroke: Thomas Gibson

@deathstroke19 Whadayathink?!

  • Batman: Jason O'Mara

So this is the New WB Batman,from now on?!.......(it's the same guy from JL:War,if im correct.)

Posted by Nahuel

Hell yeah!

Guys Fring for Ras? Sweet!

Posted by TommytheHitman

@k4tzm4n said:

@nefilim927 said:

WHAATT?? Gustavo Fring to play Ra's al Guhl?!

Sorta fitting since he only had one eye when he departed Breaking Bad :D

HA! It's funny cause I only watched that episode recently. He kinda reminded me of Two Face from the Dark Knight.

Edited by MrTummyTumms

Pretty cool I'll have to back and read the arc because I don't remember most of the story, was Deathstroke even in it?

Nope, but I do like that they change stuff around a bit for the movies.

Posted by Rixec

F-in a... that was beautiful.

Posted by bladewolf


Edited by AllStarSuperman
Posted by Shika1Dude

yes yes yes YESSSS!!

Edited by RulerOfThisUniverse


Posted by ShadowSwordmaster


Edited by 2cool4fun

Am I the only one here who's pissed at the fact that "Tim" has not been in a seingle animated movie so far, yet we are already animating Damian...

Oh well, on the bright side...DEATHSTROKE!!!!

Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

I guess I need to read the book now.

Posted by Z3RO180


Edited by 2cool4fun


Though kind of sad he's being portrayed as such an evil guy, yet on the other hand he killed Ra's kidnapped Talia & defeated a bunch of other people from the league of assassins. How cool is that? You better not let Damian best him in a 1v1!!

And that art & animation is so good, always happy to see art similar to YG.

Edited by cobra88king8

@2cool4fun: The problem is the only story big enough that I can see them doing with Tim playing a major role is Identity Crisis and there's no way they'd do that story due to the nature of what happens to Sue. I mean Dick hasn't really been in a animated movie yet. Sure he was in Red Hood but frankly they could have cut him out entirely and that movie would have been the exact same.

Posted by MrMazz

This looks a lot better than I thought it would be. Kinda bummed that Ron PErlman isn't voicing Deathstroke but eh I'll deal. More importantly Gian Carlo Esposito is the voiceo of Ra's Al Ghul.

Edited by batmannflash

this looks awesome!

I think Damian's voice is going to be annoying though

Posted by Mucklefluga

I'm scared to hear Damian's voice.

Edited by SilverPool

I'm excited.

Edited by asjmooney

F yes! So much more excited for this than for War.

Posted by Lvenger

This does look better than I thought it would, all things considered with how crummy Justice League War looks. The voice actor for Batman sounds better here than he does in War. Not too shabby an adaptation of the source material though Deathstroke taking over is a bit of a stretch and a clear play on more action. Still, Damian looks awesome, it's well animated and it sounds good. I still need to read that Batman and Son arc though since it's the only thing of Morrison's Batman run I haven't read besides his New 52 Batman Inc.

Posted by Perfect 10

waiting for the movie before i get hyped up. as long as it more damian than batman i will be a happy robinite

Edited by Scarlet_Spider_Forever

Its a cool idea.... But why.

Posted by Nightwing_Beyond

This movie is making my imagination run wild. I can't stop imagining scenes with Damian looking at Tim with disgust and calling him, "Drake" in a demeaning tone. I also imagine a little cut after the credits with Damian meeting Dick Grayson where D.G. says "We should team up sometime!", then in big letters, Battle for the Cowl in 2015 appears on screen. It won't happen but, I can dream.

Posted by 2cool4fun

@lvenger: Wait so deathstroke is not in the original comic?

Posted by Wardishy

I haven't actually read 'Batman and Son' yet. I do own Morrison's three Batman and Robin volumes though.

I like Damian, and from the trailer this movie looks like it's going to be great. Count me in.

Edited by Lvenger

@2cool4fun: No he doesn't make any appearance whatsoever though he does show up later in Morrison's Batman run. But no, not in the source material this film is adapted from.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

@k4tzm4n said:

@nefilim927 said:

WHAATT?? Gustavo Fring to play Ra's al Guhl?!

Sorta fitting since he only had one eye when he departed Breaking Bad :D


Edited by k4tzm4n

WTF, They made Deathstroke Batman's whipping boy again...

What about this trailer implies Deathstroke won't be given a good amount of respect? He's allegedly killed Ra's, yet we see Ra's blocking multiple bullets like a boss. Just because he'll probably lose in the end doesn't automatically equate to him being treated like a "whipping boy."

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

DC Animation never stops being AWESOME!

Posted by Jonez120

Looks great! My one complaint being that Ra's looks like Krusty the Clown...

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

@2cool4fun: I feel the same way. I'd hold out for a Teen Titans movie with Tim in the lead,but they'd just base it on the New 52.

Edited by PunyParker

Why is Batman in his JL:War look...aka New52?!...

And when are we gonna see the Arkham footage....cant wait for this.

Posted by Guardiandevil83

DC hasnt slacked once in their animated films unless you count Last Frontier. So im looking forward to this.

Posted by Oscars94


Posted by fallbrigade

Sooo no more Kevin Conroy as Bats? :( :(

Excited about this though, for sure!

Edited by Deranged Midget

Jason O'Mara is the new voice of Batman eh? I can definitely dig it!

Posted by Giovanni_Di_Guerra

Every now and then I complain that DC are always making Batman movies, but then I remember, it's cos they're just so good! Can't wait for this