Here's the first trailer for Warner Bros. Animation and DC Comic's new straight to DVD animated film Superman/Batman: Apocalypse, which is set to hit the streets in Blu-ray and DVD on September 28 2011.
It looks like Warner Bros. animation is starting to evolve. Finally they are moving away from the style of Bruce Timm, and trying out some new things. This movie actually looks like it could be decent. Let's just hope the writing is better than some of their previous movies.
Based on the DC Comics series/graphic novel “Superman/Batman: Supergirl” by Jeph Loeb, Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse is produced by animation legend Bruce Timm and directed by Lauren Montgomery (Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths) from a script by Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Tab Murphy (Gorillas in the Mist).
After a spaceship splashes down in Gotham City Harbor, Batman and Superman encounter a mysterious Kryptonian with powers as great as those of the Man of Steel. The Kryptonian is soon revealed to be Kara, cousin of Superman, who takes her under his wing to educate her about the ways of Earth. However, the villainous Darkseid has other plans. Seeing an opportunity to finally defeat Superman, Darkseid abducts and gains control of Kara, utilizing the powerful Kryptonian to do his bidding. It’s up to Batman and Superman to save Kara, but they’ll have to take the fight to Darkseid within his hostile world – where unknown, deadly threats lurk around every corner, including a brainwashed Kryptonian able to match Superman blow-for-blow.
The film features the voices of Tim Daly (Superman) and Kevin Conroy (Batman), Andre Braugher (Men of a Certain Age) as the Darkseid, Summer Glau (Serenity/Firefly, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) provides the voice of Supergirl, and Ed Asner (Up) reprises his Superman: The Animated Series/Justice League role as Granny Goodness.
Check out the new trailer below and and let us know what you think!