Fan favorite television show Batman: The Animated Series will be given the remastered Blu-ray release treatment in 2018.
The announcement came during the Batman: The Animated Series 25th Anniversary Panel at New York Comic Con this weekend. Gary Miereanu, an animation publicist told the crowd that no date had yet been set, but to look for it later in 2018.
Batman: The Animated Series has long been considered by fans to be one of the all-time best adaptations of the character ever. Kevin Conroy’s iconic, brooding portrayal of The Dark Knight defined the character for a generation, while Mark Hamill’s maniacal Joker brought the man behind Luke Skywalker further fame as one of the all-time best iterations of The Clown Prince of Crime.
Kevin Conroy returned to voice the Caped Crusader in the animated film Batman and Harley Quinn, which was released just last month. Here is the synopsis:
In Batman and Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy and Jason Woodrue (a.k.a. The Floronic Man) embark on an ecological quest to save the planet – and, unfortunately, eliminate most of humankind along the way. To save humanity, Batman and Nightwing are forced to enlist Harley Quinn to catch Poison Ivy, Harley’s BFF and frequent partner-in-crime. But his patience is put to the test by the unpredictable and untrustworthy Harley during the twists and turns the reluctant companions face during their bumpy road trip. The result is a thrill ride of action, adventure and comedy no Batfan has seen before.
Batman and Harley Quinn is now available on Digital HD, Blu-Ray, Ultra HD and DVD.
5 Greatest Batman Comic Book Crossovers
Batman is one of DC’s most versatile characters. He fits well in dark stories like The Killing Joke just as much as he does in campy stories like Batman ’66. Not only does he fit well in every corner of the DC Universe, fighting alongside the Justice League on Earth or taking on Darkseid on Apokolips, but he also fits in different comic book universes.
Over the character’s long history, there have been multiple crossovers that have taken the Caped Crusader to new lands. He’s gone up against everyone from the Punisher to the Predator and even fought alongside fan favorite characters like The Spirit and Hellboy. No matter where he goes, Batman is still a great character who can handle himself no matter where he ends up. Batman has scared enough people in the DC Universe and Bruce Wayne has seduced enough young ladies, so it only makes sense that he expands his reach every once in a while.
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