We’re excited to show you the first official clip from BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, PART 1 on Blu-Ray and DVD, based off of Frank Miller’s landmark 1986 graphic novel, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.
The hits just keep rolling from DC Universe Animated Original Movies, as this awesome futuristic story of a 55-year old Bruce Wayne coming out of retirement to take on a Mutant Leader, Gotham City Police, and the United States Government and their secret weapon–a guy wearing a red cape. This story was one of the stories, along with Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen that many point to as the turning point for comics, ushering a darker and grittier edge to the art form. Fans of the comic have to love what will be a faithful translation of the graphic novel, and based off the teaser trailer, some of the story’s most memorable scenes as drawn by Miller, Klaus Janson, and colored by Lynn Varley will be put into motion.
Peter Weller (Robocop, Dexter, and Sons of Anarchy guest-director) will voice Batman/Bruce Wayne, Ariel Winter (Modern Family) as Carrie Kelley, Wade Williams (Prison Break) as Two-Face, Michael McKean (This is Spinal Tap) as Dr. Wolper, David Selby (Dark Shadows-TV Series) as Commissioner Gordon, Gary Anthony Williams (Malcolm in the Middle) as the Mutant Leader.
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1, is rated PG-13 and is produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation. Look for Batman:TDKR Part 1 as a Blu-ray Combo Pack with UltraViolet, DVD, On Demand and Download from Warner Home Video on September 25, 2012.