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Will We See An Animated ‘The Dark Knight Returns’?

If there’s such a thing as too much Batman (and to be clear, I definitely don’t think there is), we might get close really soon.  On top of The Dark Knight Rises, a Justice League flick in development, and a developing animated version of Batman: Year One, Bleeding Cool is now reporting that an animated adaptation of Frank Miller’s groundbreaking The Dark Knight Returns is now in the works.

No official word from DC or Warner Brothers on how definite this is, but Bleeding Cool says the adaptation will follow after the animated Year One flick, and that several veterans of the DC Animated Universe are on board (though they didn’t say who).

It’s always been great that DC has a well-developed animated presence, where anything is possible and budget is much less constricting. It also helps that most of what they put out is incredibly high quality. How badass would it be to see Bruce Timm and Paul Dini collaborate on this, with Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill returning to voice Batman and The Joker?

But let’s take it a step further and imagine the possibilities beyond even DKR. How awesome would it be to see a groovy avant garde adaptation of Arkham Asylum in the Animated Universe, or a full-on epic version of The Long Halloween? How do we feel about this? Sound off, Batfans!

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