Batman: Assault on Arkham (Animation)

Batman: Assault on Arkham (Animation)

Batman finds his hands full with two villains; throw the Suicide Squad into the mix and you've got a recipe for disaster in the new DC Universe animated movie Batman: Assault on Arkham.

The direct-to-video movie was premiered at last month's Comic-Con in America. It is a sequel to the popular video game Batman: Arkham Origins, and sees the Caped Crusader scouring the city looking for clues to an unknown threat to Gotham.

Batman takes down the Riddler first, who for some reason is also being targeted by Amanda Waller, head of a clandestine government organisation.

The Suicide Squad is a team of criminals used by the government for covert affairs they can later deny. Amanda puts together a new Squad - Deadshot, Harley Quinn, King Shark, Killer Frost, Black Spider, and Captain Boomerang - and tasks them to enter Arkham Asylum, where the Riddler is locked up.

They're trying to retrieve a memory device hidden in his cane - but there's something more sinister going on than the Squad has been led to believe.

It's up to Batman to uncover the truth, and save Gotham City from another threat that could kill thousands of innocent residents.

Fans of other animated Batman series will be pleased to hear Kevin Conroy as the voice of Batman, while Troy Baker reprises his Arkham Origins role of the Joker. Adventure Time's Hynden Walch voices the bubbly Harley, while Avatar's C.C.H. Pounder is Amanda.

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
Batman: Assault on Arkham (Animation)

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