The Big Picture
- Prime Video has released the first trailer for an upcoming animated adventure called Merry Little Batman, where Damian Wayne must protect Wayne Manor while his father is busy with a different mission.
- Damian must stop the Joker from ruining Christmas for Gotham City, turning into the hero his father has always been.
- This project is part of a collaboration between DC Comics and Prime Video, with a Bat-Family animated film in development.
Prime Video has released the first trailer for Merry Little Batman, their upcoming animated adventure about a time when Damian Wayne (Yoneas Kibreab) has to protect Wayne Manor while his father is busy with a different mission. If you thought Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) had a difficult task in front of him in Home Alone, try picturing what it would’ve been like if the burglars were actually supervillains trying to ruin everyone’s celebration. A young hero will need to rise to the occasion in an animated story meant to be enjoyed by the entire family when it premieres on the platform next month.
Considering Batman (Luke Wilson) has one of the toughest rogue galleries to deal with in the entire DC Universe, keeping everyone at bay could prove to be extremely difficult for Damian. The Joker (David Hornsby) is trying to take Christmas away from everyone, with a plan that would make The Grinch proud. If Gotham City wants to celebrate a very special time with their families, Damian must do everything in his power to stop the Clown Prince of Crime before it’s too late. Wearing his own Batsuit, Batman’s son will turn into the hero his father has always been for him.
The project comes as part of a bigger collaboration between DC Comics and Prime Video, with the companies currently developing a Bat-Family animated film set in the same universe as Merry Little Batman. Given how the first installment of this plan hasn’t been released yet, there isn’t much information regarding the sequel available. Prime Video continues to work on its animated universe of DC characters while Warner Bros. is busy preparing the live-action future of the brand, with several films and television series currently in development.
Damian Wayne Is Coming to Live-Action
The live-action DC Universe is currently going through major changes, with the studio hiring James Gunn and Peter Safran to plan out what’s next for characters such as Batman and Superman. One of the films planned as a part of the new DC Universe is The Brave and the Bold, a story that will introduce a new version of the Caped Crusader, who will be joined by Damian Wayne in his adventures. This would mark the first time Damian’s Robin will be seen in a major, live-action theatrical release, expanding the legacy of Batman on the big screen. Andy Muschietti was announced as the director of the project, which currently doesn’t have a release date.
You can check out the first trailer for Merry Little Batman below, before the movie premieres on Prime Video on December 8: