DC Animation continues to release exciting Batman animated films based on popular comic books, with the next adaptation based on the 1989 Elseworlds one-shot graphic novel Batman: Gotham By Gaslight. As the first trailer shows, it’s going to be an action-packed and R-rated adventure.
Gotham by Gaslight is a fan favourite Batman story written by Brian Augustyn with art by Hellboy’s Mike Mignola and features a Victorian-era Batman in 1889 fighting Jack the Ripper in Gotham City. It features a steampunk Batman and Catwoman that hunt down famous serial killer Jack The Ripper.
Sadly, Kevin Conroy isn’t involved. Bruce Greenwood voices Batman/Bruce Wayne with Jennifer Carpenter as Catwoman/Selina Kyle and Anthony Head as Alfred. Sam Liu directs. Batman: Gotham by Gaslight releases in 2018.
In an age of mystery and superstition, how would the people of Gotham react to a weird creature of the night, a bat-garbed vigilante feared by the guilty and the innocent alike? The very first Elseworlds tale re-imagines the Dark Knight detective in Victorian times and pits him against the infamous murderer Jack the Ripper.