Batman: Assault on Arkham Release Date and Special Features Announced
Batman, one of the world's most valiant super heroes, faces a villainous squad of criminals in an epic battle of good vs. evil in the DC Universe Original Movie, Batman: Assault on Arkham. Set in the world of the best-selling Batman: Arkham video game series, this action-packed film takes place between the Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman: Arkham Asylum video games. Available on August 12, 2014 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD, this hit is one DC Comics fans won't want to miss.
Gotham is in great danger when the government assembles a group of villains - code named the Suicide Squad - and forces them to break into Arkham Asylum to retrieve top secret information stolen by the Riddler. Things take a turn for the worse when one of the Squad members (Harley Quinn) frees the Joker, who is intent on blowing up Arkham Asylum and Gotham City. Batman must use his super hero wits and strength to thwart the wicked plans of the Joker and the Suicide Squad.
Here's what Mary Ellen Thomas, WBHE Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing, had to say in a statement.
"Batman: Assault on Arkham is a thrill-ride with everything a fan would want - a courageous super hero, depraved villains, and suspenseful plot twists. Featuring voice talent from some of today's hottest television actors, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is proud to release this as the next DC Universe Original Movie."
Sam Register, President, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series, also released the following statement.
"Working on a new Batman story is always exciting. As a fan of the Arkham video games, I know this movie is going to entertain all Batman groups, from comic book and super hero fans to the most dedicated gamer."
Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series) voices Batman, and joins forces with several Hollywood greats to bring the legendary characters to life. Adding to the celebrity-laden cast is Neal McDonough (Justified, Desperate Housewives) as Deadshot, Troy Baker (The Last of Us) as Joker, Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds) as Riddler, CCH Pounder (The Shield, Warehouse 13) as Amanda Waller, Greg Ellis (24) as Captain Boomerang, and Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad, Revolution) as Black Spider.
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, Batman: Assault on Arkham is directed by Jay Oliva (Man of Steel, Justice League: War) and Ethan Spaulding (Son of Batman) from a script written by Heath Corson (Justice League: War). Sam Register (Beware the Batman, Teen Titans Go!), Benjamin Melniker (The Dark Knight Rises) and Michael E. Uslan (The Dark Knight Rises) serve as executive producers. James Tucker (Son of Batman) is Supervising Producer.
Batman: Assault on Arkham has tons of exciting enhanced content. The Blu-ray Combo Pack will include:
- Arkham Analyzed: The Secrets Behind the Asylum - This is the documentary that traces the strange, demonic history of the location where horror is mixed with the extremities of the criminally insane. A place where Batman must keep his watchful gaze, to insure that what goes in does not come out .... ever.
- - The Joker's Queen: Harley Quinn - If The Joker were to have a girlfriend, what would she be like? This featurette covers the story of the deviancy and often provocative side to The Joker's greatest ally, Harley Quinn.
- - An advance look into the next DC animated feature film with the creators and cast.
- - Four episodes from the DC Comics Vault.