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.
Hopefully this animated rendition of the caped crusader can draw in on the popularity of the live action Batman trilogy that just wrapped up. Dark Knight Returns: Part One can be yours to own on September 25th.
Warner Brothers and DC keep chugging along with putting out animated movies based off the seminal tales throughout their history. This time up it’s Dark Knight Returns. Warner Bros.’ latest animated movie, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 hits Blu-ray Combo Pack & DVD and download on September 25th. MTV has an exclusive look at the first trailer, check it out!
Peter Weller stars as the aged Dark Knight. 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.
Looks like right from the famous The Dark Knight Returns original story in 1986 Graphic novel from Frank Miller really put Batman on the map and began a popularity run which lasted till today. Check this one out stay tuned comic faithful for more. 🙂 Walt