While the main antagonist in the movie is Joker, who has planted a bomb somewhere in Gotham City, Batman must contend with several other villains before he can save the city. Amongst these criminals include, The Riddler and Amanda Waller’s infamous Task Force X, otherwise known as the Suicide Squad; a government sanctioned group of paroled criminals who are given a second chance to do good for their country by completing dirty, covert missions. The Squad is comprised of popular Batman and DC rogues such as Harley Quinn, who seems to play a large part in the movie, Killer Frost, Captain Boomerang, and Deadshot. Batman is joined by the Squad in his efforts to stop the bomb, but how much attention must he pay to this group of villains whom he’d already taken into custody for their own heinous crimes? This will definitely create an interesting dynamic in the movie, one in which we’ve yet to see in DC animated, or live action, films.
Kevin Conroy, the voice of Batman for over twenty years, is returning to portray Bruce Wayne and his alter ego, Batman, once again, which is already a positive note for this film. Troy Baker, who was introduced to the DC Universe through the video game genre, when he voiced Joker in Injustice: God’s Among Us and last October’s Arkham Origins, will be reprising his role as the Clown Prince of Crime.
There has been no official release days set, but Assault on Arkham is reportedly still slated for a mid-2014 release, keeping it within Batman’s 75th Anniversary celebrations and just before the release of Rocksteady’s final chapter to the Arkham franchise, Arkham Knight.
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