Retro 1970s 'Batman' Animated Movie Reveals Cast & Synopsis

by Outsiders
August 12, 2020
Holy Disco! Batman...

Warner Bros. Animation, DC and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment are producing a new animated adventure with The Dark Knight as he heads back into the 1970s for Batman: Soul of the Dragon. Batman: The Animated Series' Bruce Timm is executive producing, with Sam Liu, known for Reign of the Supermen and Batman: The Killing Joke, directing and producing. Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpionís Revenge writer Jeremy Adams penned the script.

The movie has Bruce Wayne facing a deadly menace from his past with the help of three former classmates: world-renowned martial artists Richard Dragon, Ben Turner and Lady Shiva.

Soul of the Dragon stars David Giuntoli as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Mark Dacascos as Richard Dragon, Kelly Hu as Lady Shiva, Michael Jai White as Ben Turner/Bronze Tiger, James Hong as O-Sensei and Josh Keaton as Jeffrey Burr.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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mako - 2020-08-14 @ 4:55 pm
17 hours ago, Satam said:

Maybe I would have like it more if I was 8 instead of 13.

Well I was 22, so maybe you just had to be in the right frame of mind. As far as martial arts movies go, I prefer lite-hearted action-adventure to gritty crime drama. You can keep your Code of Silence or Hitman, give me Firewalker or Mister Nice Guy any day.

Belmont13 - 2020-08-14 @ 3:55 pm
17 hours ago, mako said:

Anybody remember Double Dragon? Sure, the movie wasn't exactly Oscar material, but I liked it. At the very least it was a good way to burn a couple of hours on a quiet Sunday afternoon. Dacascos had some pretty good scenes in it.

With Kristina Wagner and Julia Nickson, I gotta say I didn't hate the eye-candy either.

I watched it many years ago I barely remember it may have to watch it again.†

Satam - 2020-08-13 @ 11:51 pm

TBH, even as a kid I hated that movie.† Maybe I would have like it more if I was 8 instead of 13. The best thing about Double Dragon, IMO, was the cameo from Ed Feldman and Joe Lerario, the two goofballs who would restore old furniture on PBS and the Discovery Channel.† It was kind of like getting a cameo from Bob Vila and Norm Abrams but if Bob Vila and Norm Abrams were funny.

mako - 2020-08-13 @ 10:04 pm

Anybody remember Double Dragon? Sure, the movie wasn't exactly Oscar material, but I liked it. At the very least it was a good way to burn a couple of hours on a quiet Sunday afternoon. Dacascos had some pretty good scenes in it.

With Kristina Wagner and Julia Nickson, I gotta say I didn't hate the eye-candy either.

Satam - 2020-08-13 @ 8:09 pm
1 hour ago, Belmont13 said:

Oh yeah, I remember that, he was the Inhuman with the telekinesis. I remember being slightly disappointed that he didn't have much fight scenes but it was still better than his role in Stargate Atlantis.

I was disappointed, too.† I think we finally got a fight between him and May, but they didn't have Kevin Tanchaeron direct the episode, and so it was pretty lackluster.

Belmont13 - 2020-08-13 @ 6:52 pm
21 minutes ago, Satam said:

He was on Agents of SHIELD for about a season.

Oh yeah, I remember that, he was the Inhuman with the telekinesis. I remember being slightly disappointed that he didn't have much fight scenes but it was still better than his role in Stargate Atlantis.

Satam - 2020-08-13 @ 6:33 pm
10 minutes ago, Belmont13 said:

It's good to see Mark Dacascos do something other than Chef shows, been a fan of him since The Crow TV show.†

He was on Agents of SHIELD for about a season.

Belmont13 - 2020-08-13 @ 6:29 pm

It's good to see Mark Dacascos do something other than Chef shows, been a fan of him since The Crow TV show.†

mako - 2020-08-13 @ 3:55 pm

On the down side, I just know this thing will be done in that cheesy "Grind House by People Who've Never Seen Grind House" style Hollyweird loves so much.

Cause, you know, it's the 70s. ALL 70s movies were Grind House movies.

lordtom - 2020-08-13 @ 1:09 pm

Hell yeah, why not. Looking forward to it

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