With the massive success of the Arkham Asylum video game series, Batman’s popularity has stretched way beyond the movies and comics, and he is now a fixture in the gaming world. And now, Warner Bros. is bringing the universe from the game series into a brand new animated movie, titled Batman: Assault on Arkham. In the movie, the Joker has hidden a dirty bomb somewhere in Gotham, and it’s up to Batman to stop it from going off. But the Caped Crusader will also have to fight off the Suicide Squad, which has also been tasked with stopping the Joker.
The Suicide Squad is a group of criminals hired by the government to take on missions that no sane soldier would even attempt. The team consists of Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Killer Frost, King Shark, and Captain Boomerang. The Squad was hinted at in the recent prequel game, Batman: Arkham Origins, and it’s possible that this movie is set between Origins and the original Arkham Asylum game.
There is no release date for Assault on Arkham yet, but it’s not a stretch to expect it in stores by October, once Batman: Arkham Knight is released on consoles.
[via Comics Alliance]