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Hey folks, Harry here... Just caught this trailer and I've been dying to see this film since I caught the teaser stuff earlier this year. The talent behind this is just crazy. You've got scripts by David Goyer (BLADE, BATMAN BEGINS), Greg Rucka (upcoming WHITEOUT), Josh Olson (A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE), Jordan Goldberg (Associate Producer on THE PRESTIGE), Alan Burnett (BATMAN: MASK OF THE PHANTASM) and Brian Azzarello (writer on 100 BULLETS, the brilliant comic series by Vertigo). AND THEN... there's the directors... Yasuhiro Aoki (TWEENY WITCHES), Futoshi Higashide (AIR), Toshiyuki Kubooka (NADIA OF THE MYSTERIOUS SEAS), Hiroshi Morioka (TSUBASA CHRONICLE) and Shoujirou Nishimi (TEKON KINKURITO). The directors are often times directing for the first time after being superb animators in the anime realm - all being overseen by producer BRUCE TIMM and the team behind BATMAN BEGINS & THE DARK KNIGHT. This is going to kick a lot of ass!

Batman Gotham Knight - Official Trailer

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  • May 22, 2008, 12:42 a.m. CST

    2nd best summer movie I haven't seen

    by blindambition238

  • May 22, 2008, 12:45 a.m. CST


    by Brians Life

    That is all.

  • May 22, 2008, 12:45 a.m. CST

    Also, I've said it before and will say it again

    by blindambition238

    I have many small orgasms whenever Kevin Conroy speaks. I love how when he says that opening line, it shifts from Bruce into the Batman growl halfway through when he says "no one else's". Still can't believe the DCAU is all but gone.

  • May 22, 2008, 12:46 a.m. CST

    Not sure yet...reminds me of the Matrix Animation with different

    by Shub-Wankalot

    But I'll keep an eye out for it.

  • May 22, 2008, 12:46 a.m. CST

    with different directors and stories

    by Shub-Wankalot

  • May 22, 2008, 12:46 a.m. CST

    And lastly, not to nitpick

    by blindambition238

    but this trailer has been on the web for several weeks already.

  • May 22, 2008, 12:46 a.m. CST

    Can't wait!

    by retronaz

    Can't wait for this. What does everyone think of that sewer beast (for better term) that is glimpsed at in this trailer? Do you think it kind of goes against what Nolan was trying to create?

  • May 22, 2008, 12:48 a.m. CST

    Fuck David Goyer. Go Indy 4!

    by Proman1984

    Indy rocks!

  • May 22, 2008, 12:51 a.m. CST

    Damn you, George Lucas!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Damn you to hell!!!

  • May 22, 2008, 12:52 a.m. CST


    by Stunt_Lime

    First? Anyways, I'm really excited for this. I plan on getting is as soon as I can...

  • May 22, 2008, 12:54 a.m. CST

    Despite how they market this, I doubt its linked toTDK

    by blindambition238

    While they've been saying that it ties into TDK, the stories seem self-contained enough to not have any actual bearings on the film. Also Nolan hasn't even mentioned any kind of involvement in this thing or tried to link it to TDK itself. I think this is kind of a good thing since it would give the directors/writers more leeway to craft their own Batmans/men. Especially looking forward to Azarello's toon.

  • May 22, 2008, 12:55 a.m. CST

    Yeah, not sure how THAT fits into Nolan's universe

    by flickchick85

    But I'm all for good Batman animated stories, since aside from the movies, the only exposure I've ever had to the character was the animated series from the 90's, which was pretty great. And is that the same voice? He sounds...different to me.

  • May 22, 2008, 1:03 a.m. CST

    Conroy's voice

    by Dominic-Vobiscum

    Sounds lighter. Like they used Protools or something to make him sound younger.

  • May 22, 2008, 1:13 a.m. CST

    Sweet chocolate covered pussy juice, Batman!

    by beetlegeuse

  • May 22, 2008, 1:14 a.m. CST

    Available on ON DEMAND

    by fractureJonze

    wtf?, is that ppv or something? they do that now?

  • May 22, 2008, 1:15 a.m. CST

    I'm gonna get shit for this, but...

    by BadMrWonka

    when you have music that, well, BIG...along with animation, to me it just does not fit. it's like when a film student makes a dinky, crappy short film, but uses Wagner or some bits from the Godfather theme, it just doesn't match up. <p>not trying to be a dick, it always just seems to be a bit much. but hey, if this is the project that changes my mind, I'll happily eat a crow sandwich.

  • May 22, 2008, 1:22 a.m. CST

    like batman black and white

    by bacci40

    looks good, but sounds like conroy wasnt into that voice over

  • May 22, 2008, 1:22 a.m. CST

    by PedroM

    It looks awesome. <br> Altough they´re marketing as a link with The Dark Knight, i think it goes against what Nolan´s creating with the movies. Despite that, it will kick ass!

  • May 22, 2008, 1:32 a.m. CST


    by industripop

    just show the movie already. i'm sick of the cartoon interlude. i'm sure the animators worked hard on this, but i really don't need to have every single fucking detail explained to me in cartoon form.

  • May 22, 2008, 1:38 a.m. CST


    by Neosamurai85

    Holy frosty sake soaked ballerinas with buzzsaw tutus drifting down like helicopter maple seeds from the top of a great steep pile of eviscerated wombat reincarnations of Schumacher and Goldsman's future selves (who must die sixty-nine thousand quite unpleasant times for their sins before they can go to heaven) brought back through a rift in space-time caused by the baddassness of that trailer BATMAN!!! And thus... I overhype. Peace.

  • May 22, 2008, 1:38 a.m. CST

    Conroy's voice/ Pro tools??!

    by robertplant

    Sounding younger via protools? NO. It's called Acting. Look into it.

  • May 22, 2008, 1:40 a.m. CST

    Nothing to do with Nolan's vision of Batman

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    You can tell because the trailer for these animated shorts features the more fanastical/supernatural villains, and Nolan sticks to a "realistic" take on Batman in his two live-action movies.

  • May 22, 2008, 1:41 a.m. CST

    No inverse telecine FTL.

    by SG7

    ...and the studios wonder why pirates rule the net? At least they can post video properly.

  • May 22, 2008, 1:46 a.m. CST

    Is it ok to say...

    by poeticwarriorIII

    I'm far more excited about this than watching the Dar Knight?

  • May 22, 2008, 1:47 a.m. CST

    I hope this won't be like Animatrix again.

    by DerLanghaarige

    Y'know, people complain so much about the Matrix sequels but for me was Animatirx the worst thing that has ever been done to the Matrix series. The "World Record" episode was the only one that I really cared for, for any reason.

  • May 22, 2008, 1:50 a.m. CST

    WHOA...That looks fricken cool!

    by KillaKane

    Love that anime style, can't wait to see this one.

  • May 22, 2008, 1:52 a.m. CST

    Rage Against Evil

    by wash

    raarrrr hey evil, I'm going to rage against you ok.

  • May 22, 2008, 1:53 a.m. CST

    Batman can't fly

    by Napoleon Park

    I'm just sayin'.

  • May 22, 2008, 1:54 a.m. CST

    Goyer sucks

    by criticalbliss

    Whenever someone cites down Blade as a screen "credit", they lose all credibility. Goyer is a perfect vacuum of suckitude. Souless characters, poor structure, shitty dialogue. Batman Begins was passable in SPITE of Goyer (and due to Nolan and Bale).

  • May 22, 2008, 2:05 a.m. CST

    by CZ

    Celebrated directors, huh? The "Gunbuster" animation director I'll give them. Maybe the Studio 4C guys. But directors whose best credits are "Tsubasa Chronicles" and "Air"? Give me a break!

  • May 22, 2008, 2:07 a.m. CST

    I´ve seen a mignolesque design there

    by CuervoJones

    I´ll buy that.

  • May 22, 2008, 2:11 a.m. CST

    Doesn't sound like Conroy at all.

    by thebearovingian

    It really didn't. Looks cool as hell though.<p>The Dark Knight in under 2 months!!!

  • May 22, 2008, 2:11 a.m. CST

    I wish that DC/ WB were gutsier with their animation departments

    by blindambition238

    Considering that the WB brand is synonymous with animation as much as film, why don't they try releasing some stuff theatrically? I mean the last DC animated film to get screened at theaters was Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, which many Bat fans would argue as the greatest Batman film bar none. While it didn't make a lot of bank in cinemas, that could many be attributed to the fact that the theatrical release was a last minute idea and it had almost zilch marketing- I'm sure it made mone back from the dvd/video sales since. But yea, if they marketed this properly, I could see this and other well made (read: Timm and co.) DC films being cinema draws if they tried.

  • May 22, 2008, 2:17 a.m. CST

    Damn..this really looks awesome.

    by Boromir

    And I hardly ever get excited over animation anymore.

  • May 22, 2008, 3:39 a.m. CST

    "Get ready to rage against evil"??

    by henrydalton


  • May 22, 2008, 3:54 a.m. CST

    It does look great though

    by henrydalton


  • May 22, 2008, 3:57 a.m. CST

    im gonna watch this in blu ray

    by mattforce7

    and get backed doing so.... :D :) X]

  • May 22, 2008, 4:26 a.m. CST

    I'm almost more excited for this than the sequel.

    by kirttrik

    I guaranty awesomeness.

  • May 22, 2008, 5:05 a.m. CST

    Looks as good as animatrix but...

    by theycallmemrglass

    it will never touch on the brilliance of Batman TAS.

  • May 22, 2008, 5:05 a.m. CST


    by jfp2007

    It's the same voice from the Animated Series. However, Conroy changed the way he did it when the show moved to the WB channel and changed art style. He further refined this version in the various Justice League cartoons on Cartoon Network. I really hate the altered version. The Fox BTAS and NABR version was great. There was a distinct difference between Wayne and Bats, and on the WB TNBA and JL/JLU/Batman Beyond he just didn't sound distinct nor was the acting as good. He phoned it in (but it was still good, just not as good).

  • May 22, 2008, 5:06 a.m. CST

    Damn You Michael Bay


    Damn You Michael Bay

  • May 22, 2008, 5:07 a.m. CST

    I thought the best Animatrix segment was the haunted neighborhoo

    by Pops Freshemeyer

    Everything else was really good looking garbage, or really shitty looking garbage. Zero points.

  • May 22, 2008, 5:08 a.m. CST


    by jfp2007

    It sounds exactly like him and has since 1998. Like I said in my last response...this isn't his superb 1992-1996 version with the excellent Bruce Wayne and Batman distinction.

  • May 22, 2008, 5:09 a.m. CST

    Kick Ass.

    by Yeti

    So it's essentially a six part animated mini series?

  • May 22, 2008, 6:01 a.m. CST

    Adults watching super hero cartoons

    by kingralphuk

    is about as bad as anyone over the age of 14 wearing a soccer shirt with a players name on the back.

  • May 22, 2008, 6:15 a.m. CST

    "One Groundbreaking Masterpiece?"

    by The Seaward

    Calm your bones, luv.

  • May 22, 2008, 6:39 a.m. CST

    What a bad trailer.

    by eggart

    Still would like to see this.

  • May 22, 2008, 7:06 a.m. CST

    I read an interview with Conroy last week about..

    by SID 8.0

    this. He said at first they were going to use a younger actor to do the young Bruce Wayne voice. but they let him take a shot at making his voice sound younger first. And it worked out fine. That is no studio trick with the voice. Just glad to hear him under the cowl again.

  • May 22, 2008, 7:10 a.m. CST

    Love it, but...

    by MariusXe

    still I'm thinking one story for 75 minutes that really ties in between Begins and the Dark Knight would've been cooler. I#m not that much into short story Batman like the balck and white comics. It was too much hit and miss.

  • May 22, 2008, 7:16 a.m. CST

    This trailer

    by kungfuhustler84

    is fucking old, Harry. Shit. Still, this should be pretty fun. It certainly looks cool as hell.

  • May 22, 2008, 7:35 a.m. CST

    Looks interesting.

    by wcme

    I have to wonder why he looks like hes actually flying, like Hawkman much of the time. Granted, he does a mean drop from the top of the stairs with his cape flowing around him move, and upcoming: a drop onto a car thats crushed attack and all, but he may want to rethink how important it is to manipulate himself up to the highest 4x4 perch he can find in every rainstorm. :) And I must admit, that sure looks a lot like DEATHLOCK he's fighting toward the end. Now THAT would be cool!

  • May 22, 2008, 7:38 a.m. CST

    Hasn't this been available for ages?

    by the_scream

    I saw this trailer a month ago on youtube

  • May 22, 2008, 7:47 a.m. CST

    Large Portions on the New Frontier 2-Disc DVD

    by Aquatarkusman

    Some of the cityscapes were absolutely unbelievable; I'm not sure if anime is the best medium for Batman or if the stories are any good, but it was definitely a feast for the eyes.

  • May 22, 2008, 8:04 a.m. CST

    Far more interesting than DARK KNIGHT

    by Sinister Guido

    I just can't get it up for Nolan's new borefest. The first film had great character development, but everything else was borrowed from Burton's Batman. I've been a huge Batman fan since childhood but I haven't even watched Batman Begins again since it first came out. It's just like the last Superman film... totally unnecessary if you aren't really doing something different. This on the other hand looks very fun. It makes me excited to see Batman on the screen again.

  • May 22, 2008, 8:30 a.m. CST

    Was that Conroy?

    by greyspecter

    Sounded like Jeremy Piven

  • May 22, 2008, 8:34 a.m. CST

    Very Cool

    by Underoos Hero

    Batman Begins and The Dark Knight should take note of themselves, because they suck. Yes, I am still on that kick. Fuck off.

  • May 22, 2008, 8:49 a.m. CST

    Looking forward to this more than the live action....

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I like Nolan's Batman, but when all is said and's still just a dude in a rubber suit. Animated or illustrated Batman is the REAL Batman. Live action (no matter how cool) is a guy dressing up as Batman. The End.

  • May 22, 2008, 9:05 a.m. CST



  • May 22, 2008, 9:19 a.m. CST

    I cant wait

    by SpawnofAchilles


  • May 22, 2008, 9:20 a.m. CST

    This trailer's been up for a while..

    by Aethyrr

    ..but it's always good to see it. Awesome stuff (it looks like it, at least)..

  • May 22, 2008, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Tekon Batmanito!!!arigatooooooo!!!

    by pipergates


  • May 22, 2008, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Flick, I second that!

    by Stalkeye

    TDK can wait, this looks more cooler than the dark knight trailer.This is what anime should be like and not the often annoying comedy relief teenage girls with big saucer eyes which is becoming more of an cliche since cherry blossoms.Hopefully the japanese will also work on a justice league OVA as well if not there's always suicide squad or GL.

  • May 22, 2008, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Damn this looks cool.

    by CrichtonAstronut

  • May 22, 2008, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Damn this looks cool. Definitely an Animatrix

    by CrichtonAstronut

    feel stepped up one hell of a notch.

  • May 22, 2008, 10:05 a.m. CST

    why couldn't "fantastical" villians...

    by Gatsbys West Egg Omlet

    exist in Noland's Batman universe? to me it seems like a great way to deal with the Killer Crocs and the ManBats and whatnot. don't put them in a live action film, because that would be silly, but include these animated movies in the canon of the universe.<p>whatever. doesn't matter. bottom line: the animation looks good and i'm stoked for it.

  • May 22, 2008, 10:07 a.m. CST

    and i'd watch the Animatrix

    by Gatsbys West Egg Omlet

    over and over before i'd watch the second two matrix movies again.

  • May 22, 2008, 10:08 a.m. CST


    by Cobbio

    I like it. Looked dark and violent as hell. Right on. I'll check this out.

  • May 22, 2008, 10:08 a.m. CST

    According to jfp2007, it sounds EXACTLY like Conroy...

    by thebearovingian

    despite the fact that a fair percentage here state that it doesn't. Needless to say, I expected the iconic Conroy voice from Batman:TAS.

  • May 22, 2008, 10:16 a.m. CST

    American voice actors can't do anime

    by SilentP

    All dubs are terrible. I don't know why, but even otherwise good American VAs sound like shit when they dub anime. I used to think it was because the anime characters had more Japanese mannerisms to their appearance and it just wasn't matching up with the voices or something... but I mean, listening to Conroy in this trailer, when you can't even see the character's face as he's talking... he still sounds awful, there's no conviction or feeling in that line. It's probably the fault of whoever's directing them, really.

  • May 22, 2008, 10:25 a.m. CST

    And like Mr. Egg Omlett I'd watch the Animatrix....

    by FlickaPoo

    ...any day and twice on Sunday before Matrix 2 and 3...

  • May 22, 2008, 10:31 a.m. CST

    whoever asked about him flying...

    by Gatsbys West Egg Omlet

    that was ManBat, not Batman.

  • May 22, 2008, 10:45 a.m. CST


    by listo65

    is going to rule the world with a tyrannical fist!

  • May 22, 2008, 10:54 a.m. CST


    by Hooded Justice

    C'mon, guys - this footage has been all over the net for ages. You can even see a 'making of' doc on youtube for God's sake. Tell us something we dont know!

  • May 22, 2008, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Oh boy. ANOTHER animated Batman

    by Emperor_was_a_jerk

    Batman the animated series, Batman and Robin, Batman Beyond, The Batman, Gotham Knight... and the new, upcoming animated Batman series... plus more I have probably missed. Good LORD. I mean I like Batman and all but, wow, that's a crap load of cartoons.

  • May 22, 2008, 11:17 a.m. CST

    So, basically, there's no continuity with the films bookending t

    by Mosquito March

    None of the costumes look like the ones in the movies. That's actually a blessing, because the costumes in the movies suck; some of these would have been better choices. But, if this is supposed to bridge the two films, why they fuck would they make the visuals and tone so outrageous? I mean, where do the monsters really fit in with the Nolan films?

  • May 22, 2008, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Shame it's not voiced by Bale

    by supertoyslast

    That would have given some credence to the "journey to the Dark Knight" claim. As it is, these are just standalones.

  • May 22, 2008, 11:42 a.m. CST


    by Punch_Drunk

    This looks awesome! i will be getting this DC cartoon release. i skipped justice league though

  • May 22, 2008, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Satoshi Kon?

    by MediaNerd

    I thought Satoshi Kon(Perfect Blue, Paprika, ect) was doing an episode. His twisted psychology seemed like a perfect fit to the batman mythos to me, I am interested in seeing the TekkonKinkreet version though.

  • May 22, 2008, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Set in Nolanverse...

    by jfp2007

    Yes, it's set in the same continuity; however it's anime and is going to have a different take on it. There are no monsters in this, Mosquito March. Those are Batman villains Scarecrow, Deadshot, Killer Croc (the monster...he's really a man that looks like that), and Man-Bat (the other monster...again a human who mutates back and forth between human and bat).

  • May 22, 2008, 11:56 a.m. CST

    This isn't old news...

    by jfp2007

    This trailer hasn't been out there for ages. It was just released.

  • May 22, 2008, 11:58 a.m. CST


    by jfp2007

    The person that directed Conroy and all of the voice actors, in Gotham Knight, is the same person that has been doing it since 1992's Batman: The Animated Series. His line in the trailer does not sound like it has no conviction. It sounds exactly like he's sounded since he started doing the voice that way.

  • May 22, 2008, 12:11 p.m. CST

    "Adults watching superhero cartoons...

    by JokersTeeth

    is about as bad as anyone over the age of 14 wearing a soccer shirt with a players name on the back" -kingralphuk I'm sorry, I just had to bring this up because it made me laugh for about five minutes straight. Your majesty, if I may ask you a question... If adults watching superhero cartoons is so detestable, what do you think about adults who comment on message boards of superhero cartoons to talk about how stupid fans of said cartoon are? Pointless hating of something that really shouldn't affect you. On another note, I don't think this movie is going to be a "bridge" in the sense that you need to see it to understand TDK at all. In fact, I don't think it will even be referenced, I think that they are just using the "bridge" concept so that we can put it in a chronology of events in this universe. I really don't think it will have any bearing at all on the film. I'm totally pumped for this though, there hasn't been a really good Animated Batman since TAS in the 90s (all right Beyond wasn't bad at times, but outside of that)...

  • May 22, 2008, 12:55 p.m. CST

    jfp2007 - Dude, don't patronize.

    by Mosquito March

    I've been a Batman fan for 30 years, I know who the characters are, and Manbat and Croc are "monstrous" adversaries who have absolutely no place in the practical world that Nolan set up in BATMAN BEGINS. Why don't you try explaining the inclusion of Manbat in a series that refused to delve into Ra's Al Ghul's immortality? A series where Joker's face is a result of knife-wounds and paint? A series where Superman would be a big no-no?

  • May 22, 2008, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Wow - that's got my interest peaked!

    by VAwitch

    Looks lovely, and I want to check it out. Immediately brings to mind the Matrix: Animated stuff - takes place in same universe, but different styles & stories.

  • May 22, 2008, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Looks cool...

    by andrew coleman

    I'm totally like renting it and checking it out at least. I have to bring this up though why when talking about anime do guys have to put in "Yeah and Dark Knight sucks" here is the thing: You don't know what it is going to be like. You haven't seen the movie so making a statement like that makes you a tool. You are pathetic you're trying to look cool or whatever by bashing things, I get it. But leave it somewhere else. I personally look forward to anything Batman movie or cartoon.

  • May 22, 2008, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Mosquito March - The continuity of this is not universally set i

    by CeejayNightwing

    These works on the same character are interpretations of different directors. This is why the narrative is in continuity with events but the presentation, interpretations and visual representations of every character are meant to be unique to each story teller. In Nolan's vision he sans anything too supernatural in order to keep the feasibility as real as possible. His choice not to present the immortality aspect of Ra's Al Ghul does not mean if another director were to continue the series, the character would not have this element of his persona brought to light. This is an exercise in art and art is all about expression not conformity.

  • May 22, 2008, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Hey there

    by Sinister Guido

    I think everybody has the right to say they're looking forward to one thing more than the other...

  • May 22, 2008, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Oh Look: Batm-anime

    by mrdinky

    I don't like the aesthetic. It looks like an Anime Batman had sex with Aeon Flux. I hope it will be more like ANAMATRIX. That way it will try different animation takes instead of sticking to that same hybrid in the trailer. At least that's how I remember ANAMATRIX. It was otherwise underwhelming and superfluous

  • May 22, 2008, 2:24 p.m. CST


    by The Marquis de Side 3


  • May 22, 2008, 2:24 p.m. CST

    ManBat or Batman Flying?!

    by wcme

    I know about Manbat, But I am talking about the 2 flying figures with human faces that soar right over the city like they can fly - the first after "Witness Batman's Journey to The DARK KNIGHT" card and the 2nd after the "BATMAN - GOTHAM KNIGHT" card. Zoom - Look Up in the Sky.....

  • May 22, 2008, 2:26 p.m. CST


    by The Marquis de Side 3

    and lots and lots of girls with Bett Boop eyes with unnatually long legs in short shorts with bowling ball breasts so big they defy any natural law of...uh, nature. =0p

  • May 22, 2008, 2:41 p.m. CST


    by wcme

    I have said it many times, theres nothing wrong with a film that a good TENTACLE RAPE cant fix. Betty Ross in danger with giant mutant dogs in HULK? Bah. Give her the Vine!

  • May 22, 2008, 2:49 p.m. CST

    A decisive moment in the history of Western civilization!

    by Orionsangels

    Amazing looking movie

  • May 22, 2008, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Batman flying...

    by Johnno

    Just looks to me like he's dropping down from a height from somewhere... Or maybe even using some glider thing... hell the new Dark Knight trailer had exactly that at the end...

  • May 22, 2008, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Ain't it OLD news

    by batzilla

    jebus. this has been out for weeks now. WTF is up with AICN? It seems like this site is the LAST place to look for NEWS! Seriously. Ain't it shit news is more like it.

  • May 22, 2008, 3:28 p.m. CST

    So fucking badass...

    by Judge Briggs

    I am so going to buy it on Blu Ray.

  • May 22, 2008, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Damn you Kevin Conroy

    by Dingbatty

    for being the best Batman!

  • May 22, 2008, 4:33 p.m. CST


    by Mosquito March

    How can they say "this connects BEGINS to DARK KNIGHT" if they do shit Nolan refuses to do? And, don't give me that "artistic interpretation" shit. If it doesn't fit Nolan's interpretation, it cannot be viewed as connective tissue between Nolan's two films. And, you yourself admitted that Nolan has eschewed supernatural elements from his cinematic vision. That simple fact disqualifies characters like Manbat and Croc, who cannot be explained with the system of logic set forth by Nolan's films. If a character like Manbat is now considered to be part of the "Nolanverse", then the "Nolanverse" is jumping the goddamn shark. What we really have here is a plain old animated Batman anthology that ties into the *marketing* for DARK KNIGHT, but not the film itself. They just want to sell some fucking Manbat toys with their DARK KNIGHT toy line.

  • Respectable.

  • May 22, 2008, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Damn you listo65

    by pokadoo

    I was gonna say 'Batmanimatrix'!Felt so clever too!

  • May 22, 2008, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Batman On Drugs, Lol

    by pokadoo

  • May 22, 2008, 5:52 p.m. CST

    More excited about this than TDK

    by mayorofsimpleton

    Looks great!

  • May 22, 2008, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Mycaw Kisard!

    by crackerfarmboy

    He's a good friend of mine.

  • May 22, 2008, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Holy Trailer Batman!

    by ricardomontalkhan

    Heath Ledger is awesome, but i really wanted Jack Nicholson to reprise his role as the Joker. I read that he was open to it. Hey Bat fans check out this awesome new blog on blogspot. it's called thebitterproducer it's hilarious

  • May 22, 2008, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Holy Trailer Batman!

    by ricardomontalkhan

    Heath Ledger is awesome, but i really wanted Jack Nicholson to reprise his role as the Joker. I read that he was open to it. Hey Bat fans check out this awesome new blog on blogspot. it's called thebitterproducer it's hilarious

  • May 22, 2008, 6:45 p.m. CST

    This has been online for over a month.

    by Jimbo08lak

    Get with the game AICN

  • May 22, 2008, 9:36 p.m. CST

    Wow that is shit hot.

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    I am sooo picking this up on Blu-ray. Holy Fuck Batman!!

  • May 22, 2008, 11:36 p.m. CST

    I don't watch many "cartoons"...

    by slicer

    But THAT looked kick ass! I think I'll put it right in my Netflix Queue!! Ah, available Jul 08, 2008. Worth the wait I think!

  • May 23, 2008, 12:51 a.m. CST

    more excited abt this than TDK???

    by Shadow Warrior

    gimme a break. and suddenly nolan sucks?? wtf?? are you guys on crack?? don't watch tdk stupid fucks, you don't deserve it.

  • May 23, 2008, 1:50 a.m. CST

    Yeah, that's old new, but THIS is cool!

    by mothandrust

    I saw that same preview weeks ago. Weeks! Anyway, I love it, and it's making me quiver even more tha TDK. Having said that, this new full frontal Joker Poster for TDK is eye candy coolness.

  • May 23, 2008, 6:01 a.m. CST

    I miss the yellow bat crest

    by mothandrust

    I think the yellow oval would be out of place on Nolan's Batman, but I miss it. I love the balance of the new bat logo and recently bought a fold out knife on ebay based on it, which I drool over, but not in a sociopathic way... just a nerdy idiot way. I want a bat tattoo one day but I don't know if I could ever decided on a particular icon to live with. <p> I just saw Iron Man and got a tad pissed off when his helmet got crushed. I should have known it was coming. Sheesh... movie comic book heroes rarely get to keep their mask on at the climax. Thanks to this site I stayed until after the credits - what a geekgasm! Batman better not rip his mask off on the big Joker Boss battle.

  • May 23, 2008, 7:02 a.m. CST

    Shadow Warrior

    by Sinister Guido

    Sorry, I didn't know there was a universal consensus that Nolan was God's gift to Batman. Some people prefer a different interpretation of the character. These animations will give us quite a few.

  • May 23, 2008, 11:57 a.m. CST

    this is now a 100 bullets tb

    by HannaGrahm

    Loop is dead?

  • May 23, 2008, 12:15 p.m. CST

    This video is not exactly late...

    by nicegoogly

    It was just rolled out poorly. It was appearing along with some creator commentary and every scene in the trailer plays in this making of type of video that was on XBox Live and some other places.

  • May 23, 2008, 12:18 p.m. CST


    by nicegoogly

    I am not sure how everyone else feels about this, but the Animatrix was a prelude to some pretty disappointing movie experiences. It was not bad, just an indication that the filmmakers and production companies involved were a little distracted. Don't get me wrong, I love more Batman shit. I love Nolan's interpretation, but as a Batfan, we have been subject to numerous interpretations over the years and many of them have been great.

  • May 23, 2008, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Looks good

    by MrJJonz

    Me likey

  • May 23, 2008, 7:59 p.m. CST

    I want to SEETHIS NOW!

    by thegrayghost

    and TDK! I've always wanted to see the Batman animated in an anime-style way with a serious story. I'm glad, they got Kevin Conroy to do the voice ... he was always the best Batman animated. Man, this is a great summer for comicbook movies! Can't wait!

  • May 23, 2008, 10:31 p.m. CST

    can't wait!!!!!only downside...

    by chainsaw1974

    it's only 75 mins.

  • May 24, 2008, 7:35 a.m. CST

    It looks awsome, apart from

    by TheFunkyEnigma

    that god awful, high coller, big brown eyed flat face batman. The man who came up with that look deserves to be shot.