We’ve already seen a trailer and cover art for the feature, but now Warner Bros. has officially announced Batman: Assault on Arkham as the latest in the line of DC Universe Animated Original Movies, with the film set to arrive on DVD and Blu-ray this August. Check out the synopsis, cast list and special features…
“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.”
The film will take place between Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman: Arkham Asylum and sees Kevin Conroy leading the cast alongside Neal McDonough (Captain America: The First Avenger) as Deadshot, Troy Baker (The Last of Us) as Joker, Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds) as Riddler, CCH Pounder (The Shield) as Amanda Waller, Greg Ellis (24) as Captain Boomerang, and Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad) as Black Spider. Jay Oliva (Justice League: War) and Ethan Spaulding (Son of Batman) direct from a script by Heath Corson (Justice League: War).
As for the special features, the Blu-ray Combo Pack is set to 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.
Batman: Assault on Arkham is set for release on August 12th.