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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.

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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 El_Taza

Yessso good

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I wasn't impressed with the small parts of Ra's and Talia's voice work. Their accents aren't really strong, I know they've been cultured and all but still. I wasn't sold with Talia's especially.

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Posted By Manute117

Watched "War", I liked it and thought it was funny. The look Wonder Woman gets from Superman is quite reviling. Son of Batman looks real good as well. Looking forward to it..

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Although Damian's voice isn't what I expected at all and they clearly made a TON of changes to the original plot...I'm still looking forward to this a lot.

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Posted By SigersonLTD

@scarlet_spider_forever: Why not?

It looks like this will be another home run for DC. Too bad they can't do this well with the live action movies.

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my favorite robin is Colin back

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Edited By Strider1992

Not gonna lie the voice acting put me off. The animation looks awesome though.

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Who wants to bet that Ra's isn't really dead, but that he hired Deathstroke to do this as some sort of test for Batman/Damian (I mean, Deathstroke is a mercenary, so why would he be doing something without being paid?)

And on a side note, they had really, really better not make Slade look like a chump and job out to Batman (or Damian...) again. I can't take that anymore.

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Posted By flazam

If only DC movie universe was this good

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@amazingwebhead: lol. Did you see Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein and/or the Invisible Man?

Frankenstein, yes, but not the Invisible Man

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Posted By X9

AT LAST!

(though it makes me feel kinda bothered cause I can no longer READ Damian T_T)

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This is a DC animated feature production we're talking about. You know they're almost always good to great. I'll definitely watch this although I'm not a huge Damian fan. I don't know that much about him to be honest other than some basics. I've always preferred the idea of Bruce Wayne's legacy passing on to his students rather than an actual carbon copy of him. There's not really anything in the lineage of the Wayne's to suggest that they're destined to be great warriors like Bruce so it's been hard to swallow the concept of a clone being every bit as good as Bruce and Talia. The whole Heretic thing made things even more convoluted though much in the way of typical crazy Morrison story. I like things about it I'm just not that interested in catching up on the volumes I've missed. Stoked for this.

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Posted By Deathstroke19

@amazingwebhead: lol. Did you see Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein and/or the Invisible Man?

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@koko_the_vampire_slayer: Do you mean the old Teen Titans series? The new one (Teen Titans Go) is a crappy disgrace and doesn't even have Slade in it so I'm pretty sure you mean the other one. @amazingwebhead: lol

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@redhood018: Batman & Son by Grant Morrison!!! It's a really nice part of Grant Morrison's Batman comics from a few years back.

Who's excited for Damian Wayne vs. Deathstroke? It reminds me of the Teen Titans Go series whenever Robin and Slade fought.

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@cable_extreme: I DID SCREAM TO THE WORLD!!!!! @the_tree: Oh so you're just saying we've been seeing a little of him in a lot of places.... I get it. @amazingwebhead: I always eat my hotdogs without mustard....

Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Bud Abbott & Mr. Lou Costello

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Posted By redhood018

what comic is this movie based on

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Posted By RustyRoy

Awesome!! Loved the original story and the fact that Talia doesn't sound like a psychopath and DS is in the movie made me even more excited for this. Hopefully more of Morrison's Batman work will be adapted in the future. Btw does anyone else think Batman and Son could be the best material for Batflecks first solo Batman movie?

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@viin said:

Deathstroke is getting so much attention...not complaining but for story reasons i just dont see how he really fits here. =

@the_tree said:

Man, they're really shoving Deathstroke down our throats these days, aren't they=

I like Deathstroke so I'm not complaining, but it seems like he's getting a big push in other media. Maybe DC thinks he can appeal to COD generation?

I think it's because Deadpool has gotten a lot of mainstream popularity. Which makes DC want to give deathstroke some love as well, hoping that he will also explode with popularity.

And to be fair, he kind of did. In like a year he caught up to deadpool. Now if only his comic did not get canceled :/

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Though Daminian is almost my least favourite Robin, Batman and Deathstroke may make me watch this.

EDIT: You'd better wear a condom Bruce, you'd better...

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Posted By Deathstroke19

@punyparker:

Yeah I was never much of a fen of him either but hey.... I don't judge.

And lol same here!

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Posted By PunyParker

@punyparker:

I never would of thought of him for the role but I do love his acting so I'm fine with it.... What matters is FREAKING SLADE IS GETTING SOME LOVE!!!!! SO EXCITED!!!!! ITS A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE!!!!!

I'm looking SO much more forward to this than I am for War.

As much as i hate Damian,i agree,im looking forward to the film.....

I LLLLLLLLOOOVE the Batsuit.

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@avenger85 said:

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

THIS!!! X(

"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.'"

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Posted By VanderSEXXX

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

THIS!!! X(

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@martianmanhunterisbetterthancy: Or perhaps they're gearing him up for something bigger, like a game or movie? No real information's been given about the villains of Superman vs. Batman...

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Posted By Eagle_Vision11454

Anime style too

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@viin said:

Deathstroke is getting so much attention...not complaining but for story reasons i just dont see how he really fits here. =

@the_tree said:

Man, they're really shoving Deathstroke down our throats these days, aren't they=

I like Deathstroke so I'm not complaining, but it seems like he's getting a big push in other media. Maybe DC thinks he can appeal to COD generation?

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Posted By Mister_Sensational

So I guess this means all you folks that were worried that all of the DC animated films would be based in the New 52 since the release of Flashpoint Paradox can relax now! It's just as I've always said the DC animated films are all stand alone stories, the New 52 just gives them more story arcs to work with.

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If Damian beats Deathstroke I'm going to be sooooo mad.

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This looks so epically awesome

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For whatever reason, I was expecting Damien to have a bratty English accent.

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Not how I always thought of Damians voice but other than that it looks awesome, can't wait to see it

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Posted By andy_117

I don't at all like the voice of Deathstroke. Well, the voice is fine, but the acting is far less convincing than... wait, wasn't the last voice of Deathstroke (in Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox) Ron Perlman?

Okay well, yeah, everything pales compared to Ron Perlman.

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WOW two Huge surprises tHis montH, first Peter will be back in time for Amazing Spidey 2 . WHo saw tHat coming?

NOW! THis surprise, DC is making ANOTHER Batman animated movie. Golly guys, MetH never saw tHis coming.

-ABstract4$$#073-

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@naylor11 said:

Does this mean the animated movies are going back to pre52?

They never left.

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I never would have pictured Hotch as Slade but the more I watch this trailer the more it grows on me.

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@patrat18: Lol. It makes it seem like you're actually talking right to him.

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Does this mean the animated movies are going back to pre52?

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Posted By the_comebacks

Loved the trailer. It looks truly epic. My only complaint (as someone on IGN pointed out) is that Deathstroke's voice sounds more like Batman than (Jason something) Batman's voice does.

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Posted By Commander_Kane

This just made my life. Can't wait!

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