The next film from Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment's celebrated line of full-length animated features is "Batman: Under The Red Hood," and the first clip from the upcoming release hit the 'Net today.
Adapted by writer Judd Winick from a story he wrote in DC's "Batman" series, "Under The Red Hood" chronicles the arrival of a dangerous new character on the streets of Gotham whose loyalties are as mysterious as his identity. Batman must make some tough decisions in order to deal with The Red Hood — decisions that affect his outlook on both his past and future.
Like previous DC Animated films, "Batman: Under The Red Hood" is rated PG-13. It arrives on shelves July 27, and features a voice cast that includes Bruce Greenwood ("John from Cincinnati") as Batman, John DiMaggio (who voices Bender in "Futurama") as the Joker, Jensen Ackles ("Supernatural") as Red Hood, and Neil Patrick Harris ("Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog") as Nightwing.
The new clip features a tense standoff between Batman and Red Hood, as the latter explains his approach to cleaning up the streets — and why Batman's strategy will never succeed.
Here's the latest synopsis for the film:
Batman faces his ultimate challenge as the mysterious Red Hood takes Gotham City by firestorm. One part vigilante, one part criminal kingpin, Red Hood begins cleaning up Gotham with the efficiency of Batman, but without following the same ethical code. And when The Joker falls in the balance between the two forces of justice, hard truths are revealed and old wounds are reopened.
"Batman: Under The Red Hood" will be available on as a Special Edition Blu-Ray and two-disc DVD, as well as single-disc DVD, On Demand and Digital Download.
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