IGN is excited to debut the first trailer for Batman: Soul of the Dragon, the next DC Universe Movie from Warner Bros. Animation. It will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting January 12, 2021, and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and Blu-ray on January 26, 2021.
Batman: Soul of the Dragon, which is rated R for some violence, is an Elseworlds adventure set in the 1970s and featuring a funky score appropriate for the era.
You can watch our exclusive trailer debut in the player below:
The movie, officially described as "a supernatural-laden martial arts extravaganza," sees Batman teaming up with Ben Turner, aka Bronze Tiger, Lady Shiva, and Richard Dragon under the mentorship of O-Sensei to battle monsters.This official synopsis sheds some additional light on the film's plot:
"Set in the midst of the swinging 1970s, this Elseworlds adventure finds Bruce Wayne training under a master sensei. It is here that Bruce, along with other elite students, is forged in the fire of the martial arts discipline. The lifelong bonds they form will be put to the test when a deadly menace arises from their past. It will take the combined efforts of Batman, world-renowned martial artists Richard Dragon, Ben Turner, and Lady Shiva and their mentor O-Sensei to battle the monsters of this world and beyond!"The voice ensemble cast of Batman: Soul of the Dragon features David Giuntoli (Grimm) as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Mark Dacascos (John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, Brotherhood of the Wolf) as Richard Dragon, Kelly Hu (Arrow, X2: X-Men United) as Lady Shiva, and Michael Jai White (Spawn, The Dark Knight) as Ben Turner/Bronze Tiger, a role he previously played in live-action on Arrow.
The iconic character actor James Hong (Big Trouble in Little China, Blade Runner) voices their mentor O-Sensei.
The voice cast also includes Josh Keaton as Jeffrey Burr, along with Grey Griffin, Chris Cox, Erica Luttrell, Robin Atkin Downes, Patrick Seitz, Jamie Chung, and Eric Bauza.
Batman: Soul Of The Dragon is produced and directed by Sam Liu, who previously helped Reign of the Supermen and Batman: The Killing Joke). Jeremy Adams (Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge) wrote the screenplay. Executive Producers include Michael Uslan, Bruce Timm, and Sam Register.
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