IGN has the exclusive first trailer for the upcoming animated adaptation of Batman: Hush.
The most recent trailer gives us a mere glimpse at what could potentially be the best Batman animated film since Under the Red Hood. Since 2007’s Superman: Doomsday, Warner Bros. Animation has been giving fans some of the best superhero films to never hit the big screen. In 2014, Warners and DC decided to try their hand at the shared universe trend that has been sweeping the multiplexes for the last decade. Largely, this type of film making has been woefully unsuccessful, but Warner Bros. has managed to keep their animated cinematic universe afloat with a hefty dose of Batman, Superman, and Justice League films.
While the prospect of an adaptation of Batman: Hush is incredibly appealing from the outside looking in, I do have my reservations about this film. The original story this film is based on is very, very dense and chock full of characters, to include Joker, Superman, Clayface (kind of) and the entirety of the Bat-Family, all while introducing us to a new thorn in Batman’s side, the enigmatic Hush.
I am worried that too much will be cut from the film or emphasis will be placed on characters that just don’t mean much to the story. The appeal to the DC animated films is to see some of your favorite comic book storylines onscreen with all of the fat cut from the narrative that would normally bog down a movie’s run time. I would hope that Hush could recieve the same treatment that the Dark Knight Returns received and have it’s film splint in two, but that is just me being greedy.
As of right now, there is a pending release date of late summer, 2019, and no available pre-order. But Considering that Batman vs Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is set for a June release (and is already available digitally), expect to hear a release date for Hush within the next month.
Batman: Hush stars Jason O’Mara as Batman, Jerry O’Connell as Superman, Maury Sterling as Thomas Elliott and Jennifer Morrison as Selina Kyle.
You can pre-order/buy Batman vs Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles here.