The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that we'll be paying a visit to 1920s Gotham City next year in Warner Bros. Animation's Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham.
We already know Legion of Super-Heroes is coming early next year, with Justice League: Warworld and Batman Azteca: Choque De Imperios among the other previously announced projects. This one, however, is particularly intriguing and is actually inspired by Mike Mignola, Richard Pace and Troy Nixey's 2001 graphic novel of the same name.
Part of the DC Elseworlds line, this adaptation is set to be produced and co-directed by DCAU vet Sam Liu (Batman: The Killing Joke), with Christopher Berkeley (Young Justice) also co-directing from a script by Jase Ricci (DC Super Hero Girls).
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.
When it comes to the cast, Jensen Ackles won't be reprising his role as Batman, with A Million Little Things star David Giuntoli instead set to lend his voice to the Dark Knight.
Elsewhere, we can look forward to seeing 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 doesn't have an official release date quite yet, but is expected to arrive next Spring. We're sure this first look will be followed by a trailer and cover reveal, so stay tuned for updates!