One of the most popular Batman web comics on Webtoon is coming to live-action! Batman: Wayne Family Adventures, a web comic that puts the emphasis on family in the Bat Family, is being adapted into a three-part live-action series from Ishmahawk and Webtoon.
With a cast that features Yoshi Sudarso as Nightwing/Dick Grayson, Peter Sudarso as Red Robin/Tim Drake, Gemma Nguyen as Orphan/Cassandra Cain and more, we’re finally getting a diverse live-action Bat Family story. It’s also perfect casting to have Yoshi and Peter, who are brothers, play Dick and Tim, who have a sibling like relationship in the comics.
The mini-series is directed by Ismahawk’s Danny Shepherd and director of photography is Ismahawk’s Jeremy Le. It will be released in mid-October on Ismahawk’s YouTube channel. The full trailer is set to be released on October 11th.
Head over to IGN for some great behind-the-scenes screenshots and watch the teaser trailer below.
Webtoon’s first original DC story, the Batman: Wayne Family Adventures comic is described as follows:
Batman needs a break. But with new vigilante Duke Thomas moving into Wayne Manor and an endless supply of adopted, fostered, and biological superhero children to manage, Bruce Wayne is going to have his hands full. Being a father can’t be harder than being Batman, right?
You can catch up on the web comic over on Webtoon before the series premieres!
Los Angeles, CA, October 6, 2021 – Batman: Wayne Family Adventures is the first original DC Story by Webtoon. This will be a live action adaptation from the Webtoon comic, which drew more than 400,000 readers in the first two days alone. In the Webtoon comic, it follows Bruce Wayne and the challenges he faces as a father figure to “an endless supply of adopted, fostered and biological superhero children”.
The live action adaptation will be directed by Ismahawk’s Danny Shepherd and director of photography helmed by Ismahawk’s Jeremy Le. Distribution will be released in mid-October 2021 as a three-part mini-series on Ismahawk’s YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/ismahawk).
Feature cast members include Jonathan Bentley as Bruce Wayne, Yoshi Sudarso (Buffalo Boys, Bullet Train) as Dick Grayson / Nightwing, Lisa Foiles (All That, Malcolm in the Middle), as Barbara Gordon / Oracle, Tim Neff (Echo 3, Outpost) as Jason Todd / Red Hood, Peter Sudarso (Supergirl, The Paper Tigers) as Tim Drake / Red Robin, Meghan Camarena (Power Rangers Hyperforce, Video Game High School) as Stephanie Brown / Spoiler, Gemma Nguyen (Phantom Breaker) as Cassandra Cain / Orphan, Carter Rockwood as Damian Wayne / Robin, D-Shaunt “Fik-Shun” Stegall (So You Think You Can Dance) as Duke Thomas / Signal and Marcus Weiss (Scrubs, Le Rêve) as Alfred Pennyworth.
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