Batman Ninja Coming in 2018

A few seconds of a new movie called Batman Ninja were unveiled at New York Comic Con on Thursday. The Warner Bros. movie is an anime adventure in which Batman and his regular cast of characters are set in medieval Japan. Director Jumpei Mizusaki spoke about the movie, and Charles Pulliam-Moore gives us a report at io9.

Picture Batman, decked out in shogun’s armor and wielding a katana, charging at the Joker, who’s also brandishing a sword, but draped in a fanciful, ancient Japanese courtier’s outfit that’s overflowing with tattered ruffles that bounce along with his maniacal laugh.

On a tiled roof, the pair crash and slash at one another in a dizzying flow of gorgeous swordsmanship and the Joker taunts Batman that, even in this unfamiliar time and place, he’s still every bit the bloodthirsty killer he was in Gotham.

He says in a comment,

During the panel, Mizusaki actually made a point of emphasizing that the film is very much a Japanese production that’s about how Japan sees Batman rather than how Batman sees Japan.

Read what we know about Batman Ninja so far at io9.

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