Trailer for Warner Premiere’s animated THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS Part 1, based on Frank Miller’s classic story

Trailer for Warner Premiere’s animated THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS Part 1, based on Frank Miller’s classic story

If you’re a comic book fan… and I don’t mean the kind of comic book fan that says they like comics because they thought the IRON MAN flicks and Christopher Nolan BATMAN movies were “sweet”… I mean a REAL comic book fan, then you will of course know and appreciate the greatness that is Frank Miller’s THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS. Published in 1986, the four-issue miniseries showed us an old Bruce Wayne, dragged back into Gotham’s underworld, paired up with a new Robin (who happens to be a girl this time). The story involved The Joker, Wonder Woman, and even an epic battle between The Caped Crusader and Superman, and it was all gritty as hell. Now DC Premiere is following up their release of the animated BATMAN: YEAR ONE (also based on Miller’s work) with THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS Part 1, which features the one and only Peter Weller voicing Bruce Wayne/Batman, David Selby voicing Commissioner James Gordon, Ariel Winter (MODERN FAMILY) as Carrie Kelley/Robin, Wade Williams as Harvey Dent/Two Face, plus Michael McKean, Gary Anthony Williams, Maurice LaMarche and Rob Paulsen.

Don’t let the direct-to-DVD release of this fool you, the budget is estimated to be $3.5 million, and if this is anything like BATMAN: YEAR ONE, we’re all in for a treat. Check out the trailer for Part 1 below. Part 2 is what I’m waiting for, but that’s another year away…

Batman has not been seen for ten years. A new breed of criminal ravages Gotham City, forcing 55-year-old Bruce Wayne back into the cape and cowl. But, does he still have what it takes to fight crime in a new era?

THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS Part 1 is released on October 23, 2012

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