Ahead of its release later this month, new stills from Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham have found their way online (via Toonado.com) showcasing just how different this spin on the Caped Crusader will be.
In these images, we see characters like Harvey Dent, Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Oliver Queen, and Oracle, along with a hint about the supernatural direction this story will head in. Visually, it's very much in line with the rest of what's been dubbed the "Tomorrowverse," and that gothic setting definitely suits the aesthetic of Bruce Wayne's home.
Like a lot of Elseworlds tales, this promises to be an enjoyable ride. While Batman often takes centre stage in the DCAU movies, a refreshing take on the hero like this should be welcomed by fans.
Based on Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and Richard Pace's 2000 Elseworlds story of the same name, the story is heavily inspired by H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos, with the title actually referencing his short story "The Doom That Came to Sarnath." While the likes of Superman and Wonder Woman won't appear, many grounded heroes and villains will.
In The Doom That Came to Gotham, explorer Bruce Wayne accidentally unleashes an ancient evil, and returns to Gotham after being away for two decades. Batman battles Lovecraftian supernatural forces and encounters allies and enemies such as Green Arrow, Ra’s al Ghul, Mr. Freeze, Killer Croc, Two-Face, and James Gordon.
In terms of the movie's cast, Jensen Ackles - who appears to be the Tomorrowverse's official Caped Crusader - won't be reprising his role as Batman. Instead, A Million Little Things star David Giuntoli will lend his voice to the Dark Knight.
Elsewhere, we can look forward to hearing Tati Gabrielle as Kai Li Cain, Christopher Gorham as Oliver Queen, John DiMaggio as James Gordon, Patrick Fabian as Harvey Dent, Brian George as Alfred, and Jason Marsden as Dick Grayson and Young Bruce Wayne.
Supporting cast members include Karan Brar as Sanjay "Jay" Tawde, David Dastmalchian as Grendon, Navid Negahban as Ra's al Ghul, Emily O'Brien as Talia al Ghul and Martha Wayne, Tim Russ as Lucius Fox, Matthew Waterson as Jason Blood/Etrigan, Jeffrey Combs as Kirk Langstrom, William Salyers as Cobblepot, Gideon Adlon as Oracle, and Darin De Paul as Thomas Wayne.
Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham is set to be released on March 28.