Last month Warner Bros. animated released the trailer for the upcoming Batman: Soul of the Dragon animated film coming January 12, 2021 to Digital and January 26, 2021 to 4K & Blu-ray.
In anticipation for the release, new images have been unveiled. Check them out below and stay tuned for more new and cover of the Soul of the Dragon animated feature.
O’Sensei (voiced by James Hong) greets Bruce Wayne (voiced by David Giuntoli) in the candlelit great hall.
O’Sensei (voiced by James Hong) explains the ritual of attempting to break the stone to Bruce Wayne (voiced by David Giuntoli) and Rip Jagger (voiced by Chris Cox).
(A quick Google search reveals that Rip Jagger is in fact an established albeit obscure Charlton Comics hero known as Judomaster. Talk about a deep cut!)
Richard Dragon (voiced by Mark Dacascos) attempts to talk sense into a young, stubborn Bruce Wayne.
Lady Shiva (voiced by Kelly Hu) prepares to take on a band of ninjas. Bet on Shiva.
An all-new original animated film, “Batman: Soul Of The Dragon” does a deep dive into Elseworlds vibes by putting Batman in the midst of the swinging 1970s. Faced with a deadly menace from his past, and along with his mentor O-Sensei, Bruce Wayne must enlist the help of three former classmates – world-renowned martial artists Richard Dragon, Ben Turner and Lady Shiva – to battle the monsters of this world and beyond. The film is rated R for some violence.
The ensemble cast features a core group of actors playing martial arts students-turned-heroes in David Giuntoli (Grimm, A Million Little Things) as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Mark Dacascos (John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, Iron Chef America, Hawaii Five-0) as Richard Dragon, Kelly Hu (Arrow, X2: X-Men United) as Lady Shiva and Michael Jai White (Spawn, reprising his role from Arrow) as Ben Turner/Bronze Tiger. Their mentor O-Sensei is voiced by James Hong (Big Trouble in Little China, Blade Runner). Josh Keaton (Voltron: Legendary Defender; Green Lantern: The Animated Series) is featured as Jeffrey Burr, and additional voices are provided by veteran VO actors Grey Griffin, Chris Cox, Erica Luttrell, Robin Atkin Downes, Patrick Seitz, Jamie Chung and Eric Bauza.
Sam Liu (Reign of the Supermen, Batman: The Killing Joke) is Producer and Director of Batman: Soul Of The Dragon, utilizing a script by Jeremy Adams (Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge). Producers are Jim Krieg (Batman: Gotham by Gaslight) and Kimberly S. Moreau (Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). Michael Uslan is Executive Producer. Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: Red Son) and Sam Register are Executive Producers.