Is It True? Are Batman and the Ninja Turtles Going To Appear In A Movie?
For six brilliant issues, the world of Batman and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles collided. The books, which brought together the like of Batman, Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael, garnered high praise for its storytelling, art, and seamless intertwining of all the characters. It was created by James Tynion IV and Freddie Williams II and launched at the tail-end of 2015.
The crossover takes place in Gotham, where after a series of raids, Batman discovers a group of ninjas is to blame. In Batman’s world, the mere mention of Ninja’s can only mean one thing, The League of Assassins. In this book, however, it isn’t the League of Assassins. This book sees the Foot Clan inter dimensionally travel to Gotham. It’s not immediately known how they got to Gotham but while there, they begin doing what the Foot Clan do…rob and pillage.
Luckily, they didn’t come alone. Along with the Foot Clan came the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Every one of them. Leonardo. Donatello. Michelangelo. Raphael.
As you can probably imagine, seeing all this wholesome goodness on one page is more than any mortal could handle. I know that I nearly jizzed myself. Now multiply that one page by 20+ pages per book and 6 books and the result is mind-blowing.
The Batman and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle crossover was so good that Warner Bros. had no choice but to make it an animated movie. That’s right. Come May 14th of this year, the comic book will become a watchable movie. Check out the trailer below.
You can bet that with as good as animated DC movies are (Under The Red Hood, Flashpoint Paradox, Mask of the Phantasm) and the long history of animated Ninja Turtles, this movie will be fan-f*ing-tastic.