Back in 1988 DC Comics gave fans the unprecedented choice to kill off Robin. No, not Dick Grayson, but Jason Todd the second Robin. After a lukewarm reception from fans DC ran a telephone poll where readers could decide if the young hero would live or die at the hands of Joker.
Now DC is offering fans that chance once again… but there’s a twist.
DC Comics had been rumoured to be working on an animated Death In The Family adaption for some time. Now DC and partners Warner Bros. has given fans a first glimpse at what they have been working on.
Before we tell you more about it, check out the trailer in the player below:
The interactive Blu-ray presentation offers many different ways for viewers to tell the Batman: Death in the Family story, with numerous twists and turns in the middle, and several possible endings. The choices along the way put greater weight on the viewers’ decisions and result in even stronger stories.
Produced, directed and written by Brandon Vietti, Batman: Death in the Family offers an inventive take on the long-demanded story. In the new animated presentation, the infamous murder of Batman protégé Jason Todd will be undone, and the destinies of Batman, Robin and The Joker will play out in shocking new ways as viewers make multiple choices to control the story. And while Batman: Under the Red Hood provides a baseline, the story also branches in new directions and features several characters previously unseen in the original film.
Batman: Death in the Family brings back the Under The Red Hood voice cast including Bruce Greenwood, John DiMaggio and Vincent Martella. Also starring are Zehra Fazal and Gary Cole.