David Giuntoli will star as the eponymous hero in an animated adventure of Lovecraftian proportions, set in a 1920s Gotham where the caped crusader accidentally unleashes an evil spirit.
A Lovecraftian Batman film? Yes, please! THR reports the upcoming animated feature Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham will feature the talents of Tati Gabrielle as Kai Li Cain; Christopher Gorham as Oliver Queen; John DiMaggio as James Gordon; Patrick Fabian as Harvey Dent; Brian George as Alfred; and Jason Marsden as Dick Grayson and Young Bruce Wayne. David Giuntoli will star as the eponymous hero.
Other members of the cast include Karan Brar as Sanjay “Jay” Tawde; David Dastmalchian as Grendon; Navid Negahban as Ra’s al Ghul; Emily O’Brien as Talia al Ghul and Martha Wayne; Tim Russ as Lucius Fox; Matthew Waterson as Jason Blood/Etrigan; Jeffrey Combs as Kirk Langstrom; William Salyers as Cobblepot; Gideon Adlon as Oracle; and Darin De Paul as Thomas Wayne.
Inspired by the 2001 graphic novel by Mike Mignola, Richard Pace and Troy Nixey, The Doom that Came to Gotham is designated as an Elseworlds title, which sets it outside of the main DCU canon. In the film, the billionaire vigilante returns to a 1920s Gotham after a two-decade absence to save the city from an evil spirit he himself accidentally unleashed. Lovecraftian shenanigans ensue as he is faced by familiar allies and enemies such as Green Arrow, Ra’s al Ghul, Mr. Freeze, Killer Croc, Two-Face and James Gordon.
The collaborative project from Warner Bros. Animation, DC, and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is co-directed by Sam Liu and Christopher Berkeley, with a script by Jase Ricci. Liu also produces alongside Jim Krieg and Kimberly S. Moreau under executive producers Sam Register and Michael Uslan.
Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham is expected to release Spring 2023.