‘DC Showcase – Batman: Death in the Family’ official trailer unveiled

Still from the trailer

DC has revealed the exclusive trailer (first posted by IGN India)for DC Showcase – Batman: Death in the Family, the next animated DC Universe movie from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

DC Showcase – Batman: Death in the Family that will showcase the caped superhero relive one of his greatest tragedies, will debut on Blu-ray and Digital HD in Fall 2020.

Adapted from a 1988 comic book of the same name, Death in the Family showcases the tragic death of second Robin aka Jason Todd at the hand of the Joker. 

The film is a prequel to 2010’s Batman: Under the Red Hood and will feature several returning voice actors, including Bruce Greenwood as Batman, Vincent Martella as Jason Todd, and John DiMaggio as Joker. The cast also includes Zehra Fazal (Young Justice) as Talia al Ghul and Gary Cole (Veep) as both Two-Face and Commissioner Gordon.

However, Death in the Family is going to have multiple branching story paths and viewers will be presented with choices at pivotal moments in the story, allowing them to decide whether Todd lives or dies, thus determining the course of his life. The trailer hints at a few major deviations from the continuity, with Robin (Todd) returning to Gotham as a bandaged assassin and taking up the mantle of Red Robin.

Death in the Family is an interactive movie, similar to that of the original comic’s infamous fan-voting campaign. DC established a 1-900 number, allowing fans to call and vote on whether they wanted Jason to live or die.

Just like Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam (2010), Batman: Death in the Family will bring in several other DC animated shorts. 

2020 has seen quite a number of new animated DC movies and announcements of upcoming slate. Warner Bros. has already released Superman: Red Son and Justice League Dark: Apokolips War.  

DC’s next animated movie is Superman: Man of Tomorrow, which features a new take on the Man of Steel’s origin story, and will release on Digital HD on 23 August 2020 and on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD on 8 September.