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Batman the Court of Owls is an animated movie based off of the Court of Owls storyline in Batman Comics.
A gruesome murder turns to all out war between Batman and an organization so old that it is thought of as a myth. During this conflict batman must face secrets from Gotham City's past.... and his.
A bunch of Arkham inmates are trying to escape but Batman is trying to stop them. The Joker appears and helps? batman. Later, Batman and the Joker go to the Batcave and Joker unmasks himself to reveal he is really NIghtwing. The two put on tuxedos and Bruce Wayne gives a talk about rebuilding Gotham City's slums. He then talks to an electoral candidate named Lincoln March. Just then he gets a call as Batman. He then heads to a gruesome murder scene supposedly committed by the mythical Court of Owls. He finds Nightwing's dna under the victim's fingers. Suggesting Nightwing as a suspect.
Later, Commissioner Gordon and Batman have an autopsy of the body, where Batman finds the Court's emblem on a molar of the man's. Nightwing, talks to Batman after the autopsy. He says that the man grabbed him after the talk and warned him. Later he goes to Wayne Tower as Bruce Wayne and talks to Lincoln March. March says something bad is coming to Gotham and they are suddenly attacked by a man who tells Bruce that the Court of Owls has sentenced him to die. The two jump out the window, but Wayne manages to escape, and the man is apparently killed by the fall. But in the morgue truck, he escapes.
Flashback to 1922, Alan Wayne approaches two police officers frantically begging for help. Before they decide what to do, they realize he has fallen in a manhole. Back in the present, Batman is beating up a group called the Whisper Gang, asking for info but the leader doesn't know anything about it. He then discusses it with Alfred who states that Bruces's ancestor Alan had an obsession with owls. Batman leaves and talks to a hospitalized March, who thinks that the Court of Owls is a real thing. Batman then heads out and investigates the "i3th floor" of Wayne Tower. (Alan Wayne omitted 13th floors from his buildings but left a space between the 12th and 14th floors.) Inside it he finds old-styled gear for the Talon (the assassin of the Court who the man claimed to be). He then investigates buildings built with the fund for Alan's name. Inside them he finds better and better equipment for the Talon. He then asks Alfred to open Alan's crypt. Suddenly the building explodes from under him.
Fighting the Kidnappers
In the comics, Batman fights some kidnappers before the autopsy with Gordon. I omitted this scene becuase it didn't play to big a role in the story and to better smooth the gap between comic issues.
Some kidnappers are trying to escape in a helicopter. Batman rams into their helicopter with his motorcycle.
- Written by Scott Snyder
- Directed by Leostales
- Animated by Greg Cappullo
- Music by Hans Zimmer
- Benedict Cumberpatch as Batman
- Ralph Fiennes as Alfred Pennyworth
- Matt Damon as Nightwing
- Tom Hanks as Lincoln March
- Andy Serkis as Talon
- Commisioner Gordon
- Jim Gaffigan as Harvey Bullock
- Benedict Cumberpatch as Alan Wayne
- Damian Wayne
- Red Robin
- Vicki Vale
- Luka Volk