Wednesday, February 10, 2010

'Batman: Under The Hood' Cast Announced

On February 23 DC is set to release their next animated film, "Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths." If they continue their recent trend in animated films, expect to see a look at their next animated film, "Batman: Under The Hood."

Bat-fans will be happy to know we are learning more details about the film all the time. The latest news comes in the form of a cast announcement.

According to The Los Angeles Times, Bruce Greenwood will star as Batman, with John DiMaggio ("Futurama") as the Joker, "Supernatural" star Jensen Ackles as the Red Hood and Jason Isaacs as Ra's Al Ghul. "Doctor Horrible" and "How I Met Your Mother" star Neil Patrick Harris will portray Nightwing.

"Batman: Under The Hood" will be adapted by Judd Winick and based on the storyline of the same name that Winick wrote in the "Batman" comic series with artists Doug Mahnke and Paul Lee.

The story finds Batman contending with a figure from his past who has donned the identity of the Red Hood — a former alias of the Joker — in order to pursue his revenge against the Dark Knight and the Clown Prince of Crime.

It is unconfirmed at this point whether or not several of the DC heroes that appeared in the original story — including Green Arrow and Zatanna — will appear in the film.

It should also be noted that the story in the LA Times identifies the film as "Batman: Under The Red Hood" even though the original story was simply called "Under The Hood."

Source: LA Times

Batman: Under the Hood, Vol. 1

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