Fans of the Bats and fans of anime clash in the upcoming Batman Ninja. Similar to Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, the movie brings Batman to another time. In this case, it is the Edo period in Japan. The story currently remains a bit of the mystery, but the last two trailers show Bats and the Batfamily taking on the Joker with a ton of his other rogues. The animation so far looks unbelievable and it looks like it is crossover movie that should not be missed.
The news today is that Batman Ninja has been officially rated PG-13 for violence and action sequences.
Check out the solicitation below:
TITLE: Batman Ninja (2018)
CERTIFICATE #: 51428
REASON: Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, and for some suggestive material.
DISTRIBUTOR: Warner Bros. Pictures
ALTERNATE TITLES: Ninja Batman
Since Batman: The Killing Joke, several of the DC animated movies have been rated R including the recently released Batman: Gotham by Gaslight (the review, for which you read here) as well as the upcoming Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay.
This, however, isn’t quite news as co-screenwriter Leo Chu and director Junpei Mizusaki both assumed it would be a PG-13. Mizusaki even explained the restrictions of working under the rating, so it seems that the movie had been targeting that PG-13 since its inception.
Being that Batman Ninja is an ambitious project seemingly meant to grab a large audience, they wanted the movie to be viewed by as many people as possible. A smart move.
Check out the most recent trailer below:
Batman Ninja will hit Blu-ray and Digital sometime this year.