A couple of new trailers has just been released for the upcoming animated theatrical film titled Batman Ninja, which is exactly what the title implies – a story about Batman turning into a ninja (barring the obvious criticism that he, technically, is a trained ninja.) And no, this is not a fanfilm. It’s an honest to goodness official project from Warner Bros./DC, with animation handled by Kamikaze Douga (and it frankly looks and flows better than most recent DC animated movies!)
The plot for Batman Ninja is par for the course for what the Batman comic books do when they need to place the world’s greatest detective in places and times that are not exactly in line with the publisher’s strictly-policed continuity – it involves THE Batman and his allies being transported back in time to the Warring States Period in feudal Japan, in order to stop the Joker from rewriting history after usurping the Japanese warlord Oda Nobunaga.
You can watch the trailers below:
Batman Ninja hits theaters in Japan in 2018.