DC Animation is getting fans ready to travel back in time to the swinging seventies with Batman: Soul Of The Dragon.
The animated movie is produced and directed by Sam Liu, who was worked on previous DC movies such as Reign of the Superman, Superman: Red Son, and Batman: The Killing Joke. The movie promises kick-butt action scenes in this latest addition to the DC animated film slate. With the positive success of Superman: Man Of Tomorrow, DC is continuing to bank on some of its top characters to bring in fans.
The movie’s plot revolves around Batman teaming up with legendary martial artists from DC comics’ lore, such as Lady Shiva, Richard Dragon, and Ben Turner (AKA Bronze Tiger) to stop a terrorist group known as “Kobra” from taking over the world.
Batman: Soul of the Dragon Trailer
The animation found in Batman: Soul of the Dragon looks spot on and exceedingly impressive so far. Then again, with DC legend Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series) on board, it’s hard to expect anything less. The movie is credited as being rated R for some violence, which may be a exaggerated decision rather than it be PG-13. This may have many fans remembering the last R-rated DC animated movie, The Killing Joke and the mixed impression it left behind.
Judging from the Batman: Soul of the Dragon trailer, the action looks to be incredible and will be the main focus in the movie. The trailer shows off a martial arts heavy flick, that definitely pays homage to action movies like Bruce Lee’s Fist Of Fury and The Way of the Dragon.
The movie stars David Giuntoli (A Million Little Things and Grimm) as the Caped Crusader, Mark Dacascos from John Wick: Chapter 3 voices Richard Dragon. The movie will bring back Michael Jai White for Ben Turner, reprising the role he played in CW’s Arrow and will have fellow castmate Kelly Wu voice Lady Shiva.
Batman: Soul of the Dragon Synopsis
“Set in the midst of the swinging 1970s, this Elseworlds adventure finds Bruce Wayne training under a master sensei. It is here that Bruce, along with other elite students, is forged in the fire of the martial arts discipline. The lifelong bonds they form will be put to the test when a deadly menace arises from their past. It will take the combined efforts of Batman, world-renowned martial artists Richard Dragon, Ben Turner, and Lady Shiva and their mentor O-Sensei to battle the monsters of this world and beyond!”
Batman: Soul of the Dragon is set to released digitally on January 12, 2021 and on 4K Blu-Ray on January 26th. Will this be a movie you look forward to seeing? Comment below and make sure you keep Kung Fu Fighting with The Illuminerdi for more news and content!