"Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham" Animated Feature News & Discussion (Spoilers)

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Trying not to be excited about another Batman DTV...but it's... a Mignola story and Lovecraft tribute being adapted! Curious if this is from the canon stuff or a stand alone. I hope the latter because I'd like to see how close Lukic or whoever is supervising pushed the designs to look like Mignola vs. Timm's Gotham by Gaslight.
 

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Trying not to be excited about another Batman DTV...but it's... a Mignola story and Lovecraft tribute being adapted! Curious if this is from the canon stuff or a stand alone. I hope the latter because I'd like to see how close Lukic or whoever is supervising pushed the designs to look like Mignola vs. Timm's Gotham by Gaslight.
This is almost certainly a stand alone like Batman: Gotham by Gaslight or Superman: Red Son.
 

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Yeah, I assume this is a standalone release considering this is coming out under the 'DC Animated Movie' banner. I would say this is the movie I'm most excited about next year. The graphic novel is great, but people are not so precious about it that they would cry afoul of changes in the course of the adaptation. Has the potential to be something special.

I wonder if this is Sam Liu's upcoming project? He's about due for something new by now.
 

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Yeah, I assume this is a standalone release considering this is coming out under the 'DC Animated Movie' banner. I would say this is the movie I'm most excited about next year. The graphic novel is great, but people are not so precious about it that they would cry afoul of changes in the course of the adaptation. Has the potential to be something special.

I wonder if this is Sam Liu's upcoming project? He's about due for something new by now.
Good point. Around September 2021, Liu said he was coming out of preproduction on a project, it would fit this would come out fall 2023. Could be this one.
 

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Trying not to be excited about another Batman DTV...but it's... a Mignola story and Lovecraft tribute being adapted! Curious if this is from the canon stuff or a stand alone. I hope the latter because I'd like to see how close Lukic or whoever is supervising pushed the designs to look like Mignola vs. Timm's Gotham by Gaslight.
I can't imagine this as anything other than stand-alone. If you read the collected graphic novel, you'll know what I mean.
 

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I enjoyed Gotham by Gaslight so I'm down for more Mignola Batman, and for a story I've never even heard before ;).
Trying not to be excited about another Batman DTV...but it's... a Mignola story and Lovecraft tribute being adapted! Curious if this is from the canon stuff or a stand alone. I hope the latter because I'd like to see how close Lukic or whoever is supervising pushed the designs to look like Mignola vs. Timm's Gotham by Gaslight.
At least it's the only Batman movie next year :p.
 

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This could be fun. In a more horror kind of way. I'm curious to see how the designs will look. Or what changes (if any) they make from the comics.

I think it's pretty much confirmed this will be a stand-alone film, at most maybe make it a sequel of sorts to Gotham by Gaslight if they can manage that.
 

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This could be fun. In a more horror kind of way. I'm curious to see how the designs will look. Or what changes (if any) they make from the comics.

I think it's pretty much confirmed this will be a stand-alone film, at most maybe make it a sequel of sorts to Gotham by Gaslight if they can manage that.
I think that The Doom that Came to Gotham and Gotham by Gaslight should remain unconnected. The stories are very different from one another and I think that they are separated by several decades.
 

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I only have this story in it's miniseries form (three issues). I've never picked up the collected edition. Seeing what it's going for on the secondary market, I think I'll wait for a new printing!

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I guess "The Demon Within" from The New Batman Adventures could be included as a bonus episode on the release. Justice League's "The Terror Beyond" could also work since the monsters were inspired by Lovecraft's works, but Batman doesn't appear in there.
 

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DC just provided a little extra confirmation that it is indeed based on the Mignola story, not just borrowing the title:

Batman: The Doom that Came to Gotham is inspired by the 2000-2001 Elseworlds miniseries written by Mike Mignola and Richard Pace and illustrated by Troy Nixey. (If you haven’t read that one, you should. It’s wild and packed with Lovecraftian imagery, as Mignola is well-known for.)
 

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I haven't read it, but is there a big twist that they could change like they have in the past?
There's probably a few things that could be done, like shifting the setting backwards or forwards a bit in time or adding/deleting characters. The story is just long enough that the screenplay might streamline the narrative just a bit.
 

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I guess "The Demon Within" from The New Batman Adventures could be included as a bonus episode on the release. Justice League's "The Terror Beyond" could also work since the monsters were inspired by Lovecraft's works, but Batman doesn't appear in there.
I think the Superman TAS episode with Doctor Fate might be a better fit than "The Demon Within" to showcase Lovecraft-like monsters.
 

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Sure, I was only thinking "The Demon Within" might have more in common with the movie - Batman, Etrigan, Gotham, and whatever else. :p "The Hand of Fate" from Superman: TAS could also be included as a bonus episode.
 

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12/6/22: First look at Batman. Story is set in the 1920s. Batman will be voiced by David Giuntoli, Tati Gabrielle voices Kai Li Cain, Christopher Gorham voiced Oliver Queen, John DiMaggio voices James Gordon, Patrick Fabian voiced Harvey Dent, Brian George voices Alfred, Jason Marsden voices Dick Grayson and Young Bruce, Karan Brar voices Sanjay "Jay" Tawde, David Dastmalchian voices Grendon, Navid Negahban voices Ra's al Ghul, Emily O'Brien voices Talia al Ghul and Martha Wayne, Tim Russ voices Lucius Fox, Matthew Waterson voices Jason Blood/Etrigan, Jeffrey Combs voices Kirk Langstrom, William Salyers voices Cobblepot, Gideon Adlon voices Oracle and Darin De Paul voices Thomas Wayne. Sam Liu and Christopher Berkeley co-directs, Liu is a producer, the script is by Jase Ricci, Jim Krieg and Kimberly S. Moreau are producing, and Sam Register and Michael Uslan executive producing. Synopsis reads, "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." Tentatively set to release in Spring 2023.

12/13: Rated PG-13 for some strong violence, disturbing images, language and brief partial nudity.

12/21: Stills for Batman, Harvey Dent, Oliver Queen, and Bruce Wayne, and Talia posted. WBHE Tweet

1/19/23: The 4K/Blu-ray/Digital release is March 28, 2023. 1:55 trailer released along with front cover art.

Special features include "Batman: Shadows of Gotham," a featurette that examines the themes of existential dread in a world drenched in gothic overtones that combine to create one of Batman's most unique adventures and an audio commentary track with producer/co-director Sam Liu and screenwriter Jase Ricci. William Salyers also voices Professor Manfurd. Runtime is 90 minutes. Rated PG-13 for some strong violence, disturbing images, language, and brief partial nudity.

1/30: Back cover art for 4K and Blu-ray revealed. WF Tweet

2/17: 1:46 clip released of Bruce ordering a virus to be sealed up.

3/2: Stills of Cobblepot, Talia, Killer Croc, and Grendon posted.

3/7: Stills of Oracle and Batman, Bruce, Dick, and Sanjay, Bruce, Harvey, and Oliver, and Gordon, Kai Li Cain, and Bruce posted.

3/9: The movie will premiere on March 24 at 6:00pm in the Arena during Wondercon. The post-screening panel currently consists of Tati Gabrielle, Christopher Gorham, David Dastmalchian, Sam Liu, Christopher Berkeley, and Jase Ricci. There will be an encore screening in the Arena on March 26 at 2 pm.

3/15: 1:05 clip of Batman vs. Talia.

3/20: Still of Harvey Dent posted.

Interview with Patrick Fabian posted.

3/23: Interview with Patrick Fabian posted.

3/24: Interviews with Sam Liu, here and here. Before cutting, the movie was 100 minutes or so.

Interview with Ricci.

3/26: WonderCon Q&A with Gabrielle, Gorham, Ricci, and Liu.

1:03 clip of Queen distracting police for Grayson.

3/27: 53 second clip of the Batsuit reveal released.

Interview with David Giuntoli.

Interview with Ricci and Liu. Jim Krieg is credited with adding Lucius Fox. Ricci talks about changing the werewolf acolytes and Robins. Liu talks about designing Etrigan and credits Thomas Perkins with taking a pass mutant penguins designed by Eric Canete and Iog-Sotha designs by Chris Samnee.

1:11 clip of Batman and Killer Croc's rematch.
 
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