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Batman: Gotham Knight is a 2008 animated direct-to-DVD anthology film of six animated short films set in-between the events of Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Each short, or segments, are written by Josh Olson, David S. Goyer, Brian Azzarello, Greg Rucka, Jordan Goldberg and Alan Burnett. Each segment has its own writing and artistic style, just as the works from the DC Universe. The six films all star Kevin Conroy, reprising his role as Batman from the DC Animated Universe.


Below is a list of cast for each segment.

Have I Got A Story For You


Field Test

In Darkness Dwells

Working Through Pain



Batman: Gotham Knight has been been rated PG-13 by the MMPA for stylized violence, including some bloody images and is rated 15 by the BBFC for images of bloody violence and injury.

Discrepancies between film and novel

  • Film: When asked by a derelict what Gotham looks like from the sky, Batman replies "It looks dirty.".
    Novel: When asked the same question, Batman replies "Many lights. Some shadows."
  • Film: Deadshot flicks a drink pick into a wasp.
    Novel: Deadshot flicks a drink pick between his employer's front teeth.
  • Film: Batman fights Deadshot on a moving train.
    Novel: Batman fights Deadshot in an abandoned warehouse.
  • Film: Crispus Allen is partnered with Anna Ramirez.
    Novel: Crispus is partnered with Renee Montoya. The change was made because the character's betrayal was already planned and the film makers did not want to corrupt the character of Renee Montoya.
  • Killer Croc's capture was never depicted or mentioned. Whereas in the novel Croc's capture is depicted in between the flashbacks from Working Through Pain.


Batman: Gotham Knight is available on both single and two-disc editions. The cover of the single disc includes a shot of Batman running from the style of the Deadshot segment, while the two-disc and Blu-ray editions include a Batman in the foreground and another Batman from the background. Both from the Deadshot segment also. All the editions were released on July 8th, 2008.

The special features range from a documentary covering the well-know Batman characters, an audio commentary, a chronology on Batman creator Bob Kane, followed by bonus episodes from the classic Batman: The Animated Series and a sneak peek at the next movie of the DC Universe Original Animated Movies line: Wonder Woman.


A novelization was released, also titled Batman: Gotham Knight.



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