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– by Mark Cook

All right, when I first heard news of this I definitely geeked out.  You can summarize a lot of my childhood with two classic comics and their toys: Batman and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  What better way for a large dose of nostalgia than to have an animated film made, which is inspired by the current comic series.

AV Club reported that:

“Warner Bros. is teaming up with DC and Nickelodeon for a crossover film based on James Tynion IV and Freddie Williams II’s Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic book series, SyFy Wire reports. Called Batman Vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the film will find the heroes in a half-shell shrugging off Shredder to square off against a slew of notable Batman villains. ‘Batman and Michelangelo exist in the same world?’ you ask. No, silly, a ‘dimensional warp’ is responsible, so, please, for the sake of synergy, ask no further questions.”

“Joining Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo will be not just the Caped Crusader, but also Robin and Batgirl, the latter of whom is voiced by Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Rachel Bloom. Bloom’s not the only big name here, either. The all-star cast also includes The Assassination of Gianni Versace’s Darren Criss, who, along with Kyle Mooney, Baron Vaughn, and Eric Bauza, will lend his voice to the teenage reptiles.”

I am not really sure how you can call yourself a fan of either genre and not check this out.  Alright, that may be a bit overboard, but I am definitely excited to check this out and see how the crossover turns out!  If this is of any interest to you and you haven’t checked out the comic line, I would recommend doing so.

What do you think?  Will the animated film be worth checking out, or will you take a pass?  Leave your thoughts in the usual spot, and thanks for reading!

Batman Vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles should be arriving in the spring of 2019.

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Sources: AV Club, SyFy Wire