This trailer for Cartoon Network's 'Beware The Batman,' their new take on The Dark Knight has everything: shirtless Bruce Waynes; men in pig masks; steampunk frogs; and of course, Batman. You know, that thing where a man's parents are killed in front of him, and he swears to take vengeance on the criminal underworld by dressing in a giant bat costume? That thing.
Anyway, the main draw for this guy (the one writing this blog post, in case you can't see my thumbs pointing at my chest) is the chance to see Grant Morrison creation Professor Pyg in action in a children's cartoon. And while Pyg just drives a car and looks angry in the footage, we're pretty sure this should happen by the second episode:
It'll be like this generation's watching Bambi's Mom get killed, but with far more trans-sexual pig men. Anyway, here's the trailer, and official info from Cartoon Network:
Beware the Batman Soars to Cartoon Network
CGI Action Series Premieres on Saturday, July 13 at 10 A.M. (ET/PT)
The Caped Crusader will return to television screens this summer when Beware the Batman premieres on Cartoon Network Saturday, July 13 at 10 a.m. (ET/PT) as part of DC Nation. Featuring cutting-edge CGI visuals to match the intricate twists and turns of the narrative, Batman steps out of the shadows and into the spotlight for an entirely new generation of fans.
A cool, new take on the classic Dark Knight franchise, Beware the Batman incorporates Batman’s core characters with a rogues gallery of new villains not previously seen in animated form. Along with backup from ex-secret agent Alfred and lethal swordswoman Katana, the Dark Knight faces the twisted machinations of Gotham City’s criminal underworld led by the likes of Anarky, Professor Pyg, Mister Toad and Magpie. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation (WBA), this action-packed detective thriller deftly redefines what we have come to know as a “Batman show.” WBA’s Sam Register serves as executive producer, with Glen Murakami (Batman Beyond) and Mitch Watson (Scooby-Doo! Mystery Inc.) producing.
Starring Anthony Ruivivar (Banshee) as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Beware The Batman boasts a stellar voice cast with JB Blanc (The Count of Monte Cristo) as Alfred and Sumalee Montano (ER) as Katana. Lending voices to the villains are Wallace Langham (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) as Anarky, Grey DeLisle (Green Lantern: The Animated Series) as Magpie, Udo Kier (Scooby-Doo! Mystery Inc.) as Mr. Toad, Lance Reddick (Fringe) as Ra’s al Ghul and Brian George (The Big Bang Theory) as Professor Pyg.
Beware the Batman is the latest series based on characters from DC Comics to be added to DC Nation, Cartoon Network’s programming block on Saturday mornings. It will be followed by Teen Titans Go! at 10:30 a.m. and joined by all-new animated shorts.
Seriously. Professor Pyg. I'm stunned.