Tuesday, August 28, 2012

"Batman: The Dark Knight Returns- Part 1"

Sneak Peek the first clip from Warner Home Video's upcoming full-length animated feature, "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns" (Part 1):

The new film will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and download, September 25, 2012, starring actor Peter Weller ("RoboCop") as the 'Dark Knight'.

Directed by Jay Olivia, from a script by Bob Goodman, the film is executive produced by Sam Register and Bruce Timm.

Also in the voice cast are David Selby as 'Commissioner Gordon', Ariel Winter as 'Robin', Wade Williams as 'Two-Face' and Michael McKean as 'Dr. Bartholomew Wolper'.

The new film is based on DC Comics' "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns", the four-issue comic book limited series written/illustrated by Frank Miller (Sin City") , published in 1986. Set in a dystopian near-future version of 'Gotham City', Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns" follows 55-year old 'Batman' who comes out of retirement to fight crime, only to face opposition from the 'Gotham City' police force and the US government. In this setting, virtually all superheroes, with the exception of 'Superman', have been forced into retirement or otherwise driven away by a distrusting populace.

'Bruce Wayne' aka 'Batman' has voluntarily retired from crime fighting following the death of 'Jason Todd' (the second 'Robin'. In the absence of superheroes, criminals run amok, and a gang called the 'Mutants' terrorize the city.

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