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Trailer For First Part of The Animated Telling of Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns

We have the first trailer for the animated adaptation of Frank Miller’s groundbreaking graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns.  For those who are not familiar with this particular story of the Batman legend, the story takes place a decade after Bruce Wayne gave up being Batman and has long gone into retirement.  The return of Harvey “Two-Face” Dent and a gang of criminals known as The Mutants force Batman to come out of retirement only this time he’s joined by a young girl who is fighting in the form of Robin.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 features Peter Weller as the voice of Batman, David Selby as Comissioner GordonAriel Winter as Robin, Wade Williams as Two-Face, and Michael McKean as Dr. Bartholomew Wolper.  I would have to say that director Jay Oliva is giving us something special here which makes this fan and all the others very happy that such an iconic story is in good hands.

Check out the trailer below and  Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 drops on September 25th on Blu-ray

Trailer via MTV.

 

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About the Film
…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.

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