“What the hell…?” we hear you say, with a note of disbelief in your voice. But, before you judge what sounds like a moderately absurd concept, ask yourself: “what would 9-year-old me think about this?”. Chances are that they would think it’s pretty cool – even if it makes little to no sense.
But for those who still don’t understand why on earth the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles would find themselves teaming up with Batman (despite the fact that they both prefer working at night and hang around in questionable underground spots all the time), this animated movie is based on a six-part comic book crossover that ended up being a breakout hit.
Considering that Batman: Ninja was just released, another title where the normal rules of timelines and universes are enthusiastically ignored, it shouldn’t be surprising that DC’s animated studio wants to put out another unconventional story with the caped crusader.
Impressively, the voice-cast is full of big names – most notably Troy Baker, who voiced the Joker in the famed Arkham game titles, along with various other actors and actresses from projects ranging from The Expanse to Spongebob Squarepants. As far as animated movies go, DC’s projects are usually pretty kick-ass, and the Batman x TMNT movie should be no exception.
The movie releases in the next couple of months, so the wait won’t be too long. But, if you’re a newcomer to DC’s animated movie universe, there are a number of really good titles to catch up on, the most recent of which is Batman: Ninja which is available on Netflix at the moment.
So what’s your verdict – exceptionally cool or too quirky for words? Let us know!