Today we’ve got the trailer for the highly anticipated animated adaptation of Batman: Year One, and seriously, it’s giving me chills. It might be that the A/C is cranked up too high but I’m betting it’s the shocking and bleak murder of the Waynes shown in this trailer. Chilling stuff.


Dude, how awesome does this look? DC and Warner Bros. Animation have already proven they make incredible adaptions of beloved comic books and I think Year One is going to blow all their earlier works away. What a great story to adapt, Frank Miller‘s origin for Dark Knight became an instant classic and the gritty world of Gotham never looked, well, as gritty as it does through the eyes of Jim Gordon, working his way up the GCPD.

This animated feature also has the pleasure of introducing Miss Selina Kyle, Catwoman. She’ll even appear in her own animated short on the Bluray/DVD.

In the short, she faces off against crime boss Rough Cut, a new character created just for the story that is voiced by “Futurama’s” John DiMaggio. The 15-minute-long segment follows the two of them in a “breathless and brutal” chase across Gotham City while searching for a mysterious cargo shipment.

Catwoman and the return of John DiMaggio, can it get any better? DiMaggio voiced the Joker in Under the Red Hood and was spectacular! Which is really saying something because the Joker has had some phenomenal voice talent before.

“Batman: Year One,” starring Benjamin McKenzie as Bruce Wayne, Bryan Cranston as Jim Gordon, Eliza Dushku as Catwoman and Katee Sackhoff as Sarah Essen, will be available October 18, 2011 from Warner Home Video on Blu-ray, DVD, OnDemand and for download. It’ll also have its world premiere at this year’s Comic-Con on Friday (July 22) at 8:00 PM in Ballroom 20, followed by a panel discussion with cast and crew.

There you go, you lucky bastards at Comic-Con. Sad by how few movies will be there hocking their goods? Well this sounds like a panel not to miss!

source: MTV’s Splash Page

Category: Comics, Film

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