Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released a first glimpse at its newest DC Animated Universe original movie, Batman: Hush, an adaptation of the 2002-2003 Batman story of the same name, written by Jeph Loeb, penciled by Jim Lee, inked by Scott Williams and colored by Alex Sinclair.
In Hush, Batman confronts an enigmatic new villain -- Hush -- who has a scheme to destroy the Dark Knight's entire life. With his friends and foes alike converging upon him, as well as disaster befalling Bruce Wayne's personal life, Batman needs to solve the mystery if he hopes to survive. But things get even more complicated when Selina Kyle (Catwoman) becomes closer than ever to Batman... and Bruce.
The film appears to be taking some liberties with the source material if the full cast list, which appears below, is anything to go by.
Bruce Wayne -- Jason O'MaraSelina Kyle -- Jennifer MorrisonSuperman -- Jerry O'ConnellLois Lane -- Rebecca RomijnLex Luthor -- Rainn WilsonNightwing -- Sean MaherBruce Thomas -- Jim GordonDamian Wayne -- Stuart AllanAlfred -- James GarnettRiddler -- Geoffrey ArendAmanda Waller -- Vanessa WilliamsJoker -- Jason SpisakBane -- Adam GiffordLady Shiva -- Dachie AlessioBatgirl, Poison Ivy -- Peyton ListReporter -- Tara Strong
Many actors are returning to lend their voices to yet another DC Animated Universe original movie. Most notable of all is Jason O'Mara, who returns to the role of Batman. O'Mara has played the role since Justice League: War and Son of Batman, consistently returning to play the Caped Crusader.
Eagle-eyed fans will also notice that Damian Wayne, played once again by Stuart Allan, is in the film, despite not existing at the time of the original storyline. The return of O'Mara's Bruce and Allan's Damian indicates that the comic will be adapted to fit the pre-established continuity of animated DC films.
DC will also expand its library of animated films this year with Justice League vs. the Fatal Five and Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Directed by Justin Copeland, Batman: Hush stars Jason O'Mara, Jennifer Morrison, Jerry O'Connell, Rebecca Romijn, Rainn Wilson, Sean Maher, Bruce Thomas, Stuart Allen, James Garrett, Maury Sterling, Geoffrey Arend, Vanessa Williams, Jason Spisak, Adam Gifford, Dachie Alessio, Peyton List and Tara Strong. The film arrives on DVD, Blu-ray and digital this summer.