2014 marks the 75th anniversary of the peerless Batman, the world’s greatest detective. To mark the occasion, DC’s latest animated feature is a retelling of one of the most important stories of Bruce Wayne’s recent history, the revelation that he is the father of Talia al Ghul’s son.
Son of Batman is the animated adaptation of a portion of Grant Morrison’s 2006 Batman and Son story arc. In the story, Talia seeks out Batman’s help when Deathstroke murders Ra’s al Ghul in an attempt to seize control of the League of Assassins. While explaining this dire situation, Talia reveals that her child, Damian, is in fact Bruce Wayne’s son. Batman must juggle the perils of fatherhood, master assassins seeking his head, and introducing his newly discovered son to the rest of the Bat-family.
The voice cast features several notable names. Jason O’Mara will be playing Bruce Wayne/Batman for the second time in an animated feature (the first being the upcoming Justice League: War), Homeland’s Morena Baccarin is Talia, The Man From U.N.C.L.E.‘s David McCallum voices Alfred, and finally and most importantly, the great Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad’s Gustavo Fring, plays Ra’s Al Ghul. Check out the trailer for Son of Batman down below:
A surprising number of people who enjoy Batman have no idea that he has been a father since 2006. Personally, it took some time for Damian Wayne to grow on me, but I’ve come around to him just in time for DC Comics to kill him off in the New 52. Of course, no one ever stays dead in comics and there are already plans in the works to revive him. What did you expect from the League of Assassins, a group with ready access to means that can bring back the dead?
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