Batman & Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles To Crossover In Animated Film

The popular DC Comics and IDW crossover comic book mini series that brought together Batman and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is now being turned into an animated feature.

The original comic book event written by James Tynion IV (Detective Comics) and drawn by Freddie Williams II (Injustice vs. Masters of the Universe) saw the turtles trapped in the DC Universe and running into the Dark Knight.

The voice cast boasts some impressive talent. Troy Baker (The Last of Us, Batman: Arkham Origins) will play Batman and the Joker which, as Syfy notes, will make him the first person ever to do that in the same production. Rounding out the Gotham City characters are Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) as Batgirl, Tara Strong (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic) as both Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, Cas Anvar (The Expanse) as Ra’s al Ghul, Carlos Alazraqui (Reno 911!) as Bane, Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) as the Penguin, and John DiMaggio (Adventure Time) as Mr. Freeze.

Over on the half-shell side, Darren Criss (American Crime Story, Birds of Prey) will play Raphael, with Kyle Mooney (Saturday Night Live) as Michelangelo, Baron Vaughn (Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return) as Donatello, and Eric Bauza (Transformers: Robots in Disguise) as Leonardo.

It is scheduled to be released in late spring on Blu-ray, 4K UHD and Digital HD.