Batman: Soul of the Dragon Animated Film Heads Back To the ’70s

Bruce Timm, one of the co-creators of Batman: The Animated Series and a longtime producer of DC animated films, has set his next project. Via The Hollywood Reporter, Timm is slated to executive produce a new Batman animated film that will also be an original story set in the ’70s. Sam Liu will direct the movie, from a script by Jeremy Adams (Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge).

In Batman: Soul of the Dragon, Bruce Wayne will reunite with three of his former classmates: Richard Dragon, Ben Turner a.k.a. Bronze Tiger, and the deadly Lady Shiva. Together, Batman and his allies will “face a deadly menace from his past.”

Grimm star David Giuntoli will headline the film as Bruce Wayne/Batman. Additionally, Michael Jai White will co-star as Ben Turner/Bronze Tiger, a role he previously played on Arrow.

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The film also features Kelly Hu as Lady Shiva, with Mark Dacascos as Richard Dragon, James Hong as O-Sensei and Josh Keaton as Jeffrey Burr. Within the DC Universe, O-Sensei taught Richard Dragon and Ben Turner. Presumably, he will also be Batman and Lady Shiva’s sensei. However, the early cast list doesn’t identify the villain of the film.

The film will be produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment — and is the 42nd project in the ongoing DC Universe Movies series.

Batman: Soul of the Dragon is due out in early 2021.

Batman: Soul of the Dragon will be released on digital and Blu-ray in early 2021.

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