Source: Collider | Posted By: Dan Geer
Last month we were treated to a great trailer for Warner Brothers’ upcoming two-part direct-to-DVD release of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. Part 1 of the animated film adaptation of Frank Miller’s classic graphic novel hits stores September 25th, and the first clip from the movie has now made its way online.
For those of you who have seen Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, this first clip from this movie is sure to remind you of a certain plot detail regarding Batman being chased by cops right after he decides to come out of retirement in order to save Gotham City from further acts of crime. Even the dialogue is similar. Hit the jump to watch!
…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.
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 is directed by Jay Oliva, written by Bob Goodman, and executive produced by Sam Register and Bruce Timm. Bruce Wayne/Batman is voiced by Peter Weller (Robocop, 24), and joining him are Wade Williams as Two-Face, David Selby as Commissioner Gordon, Ariel Winter as Robin and Michael McKean as Dr. Bartholomew Wolper. The film hits store shelves everywhere September 25th on Blu-ray combo pack and DVD. It will also be available for digital download.
Pre-order your copy today!