Following Son of Batman and, the latest DC animated feature starring the dark knight detective will be loosely based on the ‘Curt of Owls’ story-line from the New 52 line (and hopefully not include a death for the boy wonder). The Court of Owls story that ran through the Batman comics established a secret fraternity that has roosted within Gotham City, unseen and unheard, for generations… until Batman faces them. A controversial tale, it attracted attention from fans and critics alike, establishing just how risky and dangerous the New 52 Batverse could be.
It will star several familiar voice actors, but some of them will be playing unusual roles…
Kevin Conroy is returning for a new Batman animated adventure — and while he’s not voicing Batman, he’s closely connected to the character. The Hollywood Reporter has word that the revered “Batman: The Animated Series” alum will voice Thomas Wayne, Bruce Wayne’s famously murdered father, in the forthcoming DC Comics-based animated feature “Batman vs. Robin.”
Musical comedy icon “Weird Al” Yankovic has also joined the voice cast, playing villain The Dollmaker. Jeremy Sisto, recently of “Suburgatory,” will voice Talon. Jason O’Mara (Batman), Stuart Allen (Robin/Damian Wayne), Sean Maher (Nightwing) and David McCallum (Alfred) all return from 2014’s “Son of Batman.”
“Batman vs. Robin” is based in part on “Night of the Owls,” the 2012 “Batman” storyline by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo starring the Court of Owls organization. It’s the next DC-based animated feature slated for release, following the Aquaman-centric “Justice League: Throne of Atlantis,” which is out now as a digital release and debuts on DVD and Blu-ray on Jan. 27.
The “Batman vs. Robin” cast will also include, as revealed by THR, Grey Griffin (Samantha), Robin Atkin Downes (Grandmaster) and Peter Onorati (Draco). DC animation mainstay Jay Oliva directed a script by comics veteran J.M. DeMatteis. “Batman vs. Robin” is planned to debut during WonderCon, held April 3-April 5 in Anaheim.