The next live-action Batman movie is still in limbo, but the Caped Crusader is back on screen this week in a gritty new animated adventure. In Batman: Under the Red Hood — the latest in Warner Home Videos' series of movies based on DC Comics stories — a mysterious and ruthless vigilante has shown up in Gotham City, and not even the Dark Knight is able stop him.
This violent newcomer, named for the red hood that covers his face, quickly stirs up trouble, making enemies of the city's criminals and heroes. "He seems to be working on becoming a better Batman than Batman even is — not by fighting crime, but by controlling it," says writer Judd Winick, who adapted his 2005-06 comic storyline into the screenplay.
The movie is available Tuesday on DVD, Blu-ray, digital download and on demand