In 1988, DC put the fate of Jason Todd/Robin the hands of the fans in Batman: A Death in the Family. Next month, Warner Bros. Animation is doing it again with DC Showcase – Batman: Death in the Family. The interactive movie revisits the events of the Batman: Under the Red Hood, and reunites several cast members from that film. Bruce Greenwood and John DiMaggio are back as Batman and the Joker. Additionally, Vincent Martella will reprise his role as Jason Todd.
IGN has debuted a new preview scene from Death in the Family that finds Jason in very bad shape. He apparently survived the Joker’s assault in this path of the film. However, Jason’s severe injuries make him embittered towards Bruce Wayne and the extended Bat-family. That’s also why Jason takes on a new persona as Hush.
Here’s the official description from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment:
“Batman: Death in the Family, WBHE’s first-ever venture into interactive storytelling, allows fans to choose where the story goes through an innovative navigation guided by the viewer’s remote control. Central to the extended-length short is an adaptation of Batman: A Death in the Family, the 1988 landmark DC event where fans voted by telephone to determine the story’s ending.
The interactive Blu-ray presentation offers many different ways for viewers to tell the Batman: Death in the Family story, with numerous twists and turns in the middle, and several possible endings. The choices along the way put greater weight on the viewers’ decisions and result in even stronger stories.”
DC Showcase – Batman: Death in the Family will hit Blu-ray and digital on October 13.
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Recommended Reading: Batman: A Death in the Family