Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Batman: Under the Red Hood First Look!

If the internet is the "information highway," then I just got hit by a mac truck driving down I-90-give me a high-5! Not too long ago, the wonder and magic that is DC Animated released the news that the next movie after Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (out Tuesday 2/22/10) will be Batman: Under the Red Hood. The story is adapted from the popular Batman comics storyline from a few years back entitled "Batman: Under the Hood" written by Judd Winick and art by Doug Mahnke. The tale returned Jason Todd from the grave to the might and glory he...never...had. Yeah. But! Regardless what you might think of Jason Todd as a character, Winick and Mahnke told a very engrossing, action packed, and character driven fury of awesome as far as Batman goes. I wasn't the largest JT supporter until going back and reading Under the Hood and now I actually enjoy when JT is around. Whoda thunk?

Comic Book Movie has released an article on the new movie with interviews from Bruce Timm, Judd Winick, Bruce Greenwood (voicing Batman - known mostly for Captain Christopher Pike from the newest Star Trek movie), and Jensen Ackles (Supernatural). Here's a snippet from Bruce Timm:

“It’s simply the darkest Batman movie we’ve made yet, and that’s including Mask of the Phantasm and Return of the Joker,” offers producer Bruce Timm, who has been involved in Batman’s 2D world since the 1990s’ Batman: The Animated Series. “This is a really gritty, pretty darkly emotional story, and if it all comes together a
s I’m expecting it will, it’s going to be something really special.”

Well, that tells me all I needed to hear!! Mask of the Phantasm and Return of the Joker are pretty dark movies, even if they are meant for a younger audience (unless you count the unrated Return of the Joker which is definitely not meant for children). Needless, to say, I'm very excited for this movie. Be sure to check out the link at the bottom of the page to read the whole article!

Source: Comic Book Movie

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