Batman: Death in the Family Interactive Film Puts Robin’s Fate In Your Hands

In 1988, DC Comics told fans that “Robin will die because the Joker wants revenge. But you can choose to save him.” For the classic A Death in the Family storyline by Jim Starlin and artist Jim Aparo, readers called a 1-900 number and sentenced Jason Todd to death. But now, fans will get a chance to make different choices.

Via IGN, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced a new interactive animated movie, Batman: Death in the Family. It’s a prequel to the animated adaptation of Batman: Under the Red Hood, the story that brought Jason Todd back to life as the Red Hood. Bruce Greenwood and John DiMaggio will reprise their roles as Batman and Joker. Additionally, Vincent Martella will return to the role of young Jason.

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Here’s the official description from Warner Bros.:

“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.

Produced, directed and written by Brandon Vietti, Batman: Death in the Family offers an inventive take on the long-demanded story. In the new animated presentation, the infamous murder of Batman protégé Jason Todd will be undone, and the destinies of Batman, Robin and The Joker will play out in shocking new ways as viewers make multiple choices to control the story. And while Batman: Under the Red Hood provides a baseline, the story also branches in new directions and features several characters previously unseen in the original film.”

Batman: Death in the Family will be released on Blu-ray and digital this fall. You can watch the first trailer below.

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