I for one enjoyed the hell out of the animated adaptation of Batman: Year One, as I liked to call it, The Jim Gordon Bad@ss Hour. I know some were disappointed with it, but I felt it was a near flawless adaptation of Frank Miller‘s gritty re-imagining and origin on the Dark Knight. Needless to say I’m really excited for DC and Warner Bros. second attempt at adapting a Miller work, this time the epic The Dark Knight Returns. Being cut into two films, with Part 1 releasing on September 25th (also note this as the date The Avengers releases on DVD/Blu-ray, so plan your evening of watching superheroes accordingly) and Part 2 coming in the Spring of 2013.
In anticipation there have been two more clips released, check ’em out,
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.
The Dark Knight Returns stars Peter Weller as Batman/Bruce Wayne, David Selby as Commissioner Gordon, Ariel Winter as Robin, Wade Williams as Two-Face and Michael McKean as Dr. Bartholomew Wolper. Directed by Jay Oliva, written by Bob Goodman, executive produced by Sam Register and Bruce Timm.
Yup, I’m pumped. Are you?
Source: Geek Tyrant