The Dark Knight Returns – Clip #1

Here is a new clip for the all-new DC Universe animated original movie “The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1”.
The Peter Weller stars as the aged Caped Crusader in this adaptation of Frank Miller’s iconic graphic novel. In “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, pt. 1”:


…it’s been a decade since Bruce Wayne hung up his cape, following most of the other superheroes who had been forced into retirement. Facing the downside of middle age, a restless Bruce Wayne pacifies his frustration with race cars and liquor – but the bat still beckons as he watches his city fall prey to gangs of barbaric criminals known as The Mutants.
The return of Harvey Dent as Two-Face finally prompts Wayne to once again don the Dark Knight’s cowl, and his dramatic capture of the villain returns him to crime-fighting – simultaneously making him the target of law enforcement and the new hope for a desolate Gotham City. Particularly inspired is a teenage girl named Carrie, who adopts the persona of Robin and ultimately saves Batman from a brutal attack by the Mutant leader. Armed with a new sidekick, and re-energized with a definitive purpose, the Dark Knight returns to protect Gotham from foes new…and old.


Joining Weller is David Selby as Commissioner Gordon, Ariel Winter as Robin, Wade Williams as Two-Face and Michael McKean as Dr. Bartholomew Wolper. The film is directed by Jay Oliva, written by Bob Goodman and executive produced by Sam Register and the legendary Bruce Timm.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1, the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies, is produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation. The all-new, PG-13 rated film arrives September 25, 2012 from Warner Home Video as a Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD, On Demand and for Download. The Blu-ray Combo Pack will include UltraViolet.

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  1. I’m not sure about this one. This is an inconic story to adapt, and I’m just not liking the vibe I’m getting. It’s going to be hard to make an animated move in the same tone as the comic.

    1. I’m open minded about it as I’ve never read the comic. I still am skeptical about Robocop as batman

    2. I’ve just recently read the TPB of this and loved it. Not so much the style of drawing but I loved the story. I think this will be the best DC Animated Film since Red Hood and Justice League DOOM. I would prefer Conroy and Hamill but can understand the voicing chosen for age. But I look forward to this. Also noticed things taken from this into TDKR.

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