Another New Clip From THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, PART 1

Another new clip from DC Animation's The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (the first part of an adaptation of Frank Miller's acclaimed graphic novel) has been released, featuring Bruce Wayne (Peter Weller) rediscovering the Batcave. Check it out after the jump.

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By Paul Romano - 9/7/2012


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, Part 1 is set to hit DVD, Blu-Ray, Download and OnDemmand September 25th. Part 2 will be available in early 2013.











Source: DC Comics
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Bandido - 9/7/2012, 2:07 PM
just 2 more weeks!
MutantEquality - 9/7/2012, 2:15 PM
Yes!
jimpinto24 - 9/7/2012, 2:24 PM
Man! Can't wait!
TruePunishment - 9/7/2012, 2:25 PM
I just realized this cones out the same day as The Avengers, I'm going to look super nerdy at checkout.
GoILL - 9/7/2012, 2:26 PM
This and Avengers on the same day=AWESOMENESS
staypuffed - 9/7/2012, 2:26 PM
Looking good!
RexBlazer1 - 9/7/2012, 2:33 PM
You know, I heard that this story may've had a hand in the fans voting for Jason Todd's death, since it was released before "A Death in the Family". Food for thought.
RexBlazer1 - 9/7/2012, 2:40 PM
Trivia:
1. The Dark Knight Returns says that Jason Todd dies.
2. Later, fans vote for Jason's death, and we get "A Death in the Family".
3. Tim Drake of Batman: TAS is a combination of himself and Jason Todd.
4. In "Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker" Tim is tortured in a similar manner to Jason, but instead of dying, becomes a Joker Jr. Years later, he's grown up and is unknowningly the second Joker.
5. The idea of a former Robin becoming a second Joker is used again in "The Dark Knight Strikes Again", only this time with Dick Grayson.

Crazy huh?
Bane2099 - 9/7/2012, 2:42 PM
TruePunishment

Aint nuthin wrong with that, thats what we all here are :]

To revise what Mystique said in First Class...Remember, COMIC BOOK NERD AND PROUD LoL
Bane2099 - 9/7/2012, 2:45 PM
RexBlazer1

Just goes to show how great storylines and events can still have an influence on future works :D
JULEZ13 - 9/7/2012, 2:46 PM
Arrggghhh!!! Every time I get into these clips they end!!! This needs to be unleashed to the world ASAP! I can't wait!
Bane2099 - 9/7/2012, 2:51 PM
JULEZ13

Same here, i think this one is gonna be the best of all the DC animated films
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 9/7/2012, 3:00 PM
Yup, still waiting
RexBlazer1 - 9/7/2012, 3:04 PM
Bane2099
I know right?

LEVITIKUZ
Thanks!
GoILL - 9/7/2012, 3:09 PM
@LEVITKUTZ

what's in the special edition?
DioFoRio - 9/7/2012, 3:11 PM
Can Not Wait. DC animation never disappoints Even their worst movie is still top notch.
DioFoRio - 9/7/2012, 3:12 PM
@Rex never knew it went down that way. I thought it was vice versa.
RexBlazer1 - 9/7/2012, 3:14 PM
@Dionysios, well, that's what happened.
TheBigBoss917 - 9/7/2012, 3:16 PM
DYK Even though Miller wrote this story before A Death in the Family he was upset that Robin was killed in that story.
RexBlazer1 - 9/7/2012, 3:17 PM
@TheBigBoss917, I didn't know that.
superpooper - 9/7/2012, 3:36 PM
Love Peter Wellers' voice for Bats. Soooo different...but refreshing
mattboesch8907 - 9/7/2012, 3:43 PM
never again was what bruce wayne said in the batman beyond pilot "rebirth" prologue.
GoILL - 9/7/2012, 3:44 PM
@LEVITKUTZ

Oh yeah i'm familiar with those. I thought you might've seen something online that detailed what would be included, they have this listed about 5 or six times with different prices so i'm guessing one of those will have something extra.
KnobGoblin - 9/7/2012, 3:59 PM
Dyin' to finally see this, but it's gonna be bitter sweet since we have to wait so long for part 2.
BatmanHush23 - 9/7/2012, 4:01 PM
I'll wait for part 2, they'll come out with a dual pack collector's edition i bet
DoomXfactor - 9/7/2012, 5:47 PM
I cant [frick]ing wait!
SuperPickle - 9/7/2012, 8:21 PM
Wow, I can NOT wait!
BmanHall - 9/7/2012, 9:09 PM
This is the way comic book movies should be. Exactly like the comics. [frick], this is looking good!
HeadPool420 - 9/7/2012, 11:31 PM
I know when I watch this for the first time I will be having a geekgasm the whole time!
Action - 9/8/2012, 12:08 AM
Andrea Ramano did a great job with casting the voice of Bruce Wayne. Go Robocop!

ColonelKilgore - 9/8/2012, 12:08 AM
I'll wait for redbox, if its any good I will wait for the blu ray combo when part 2 comes out
RipperSavage - 9/8/2012, 12:11 AM
Both voices were not only miscast, they didnt sound like they were being spoken in the environment but like they were rehearsed studio recordings.
I actually havent seen that problem in such a release before.
ColonelKilgore - 9/8/2012, 12:30 AM
@darkmetal-I see where you're coming from.
Alfred seems flat and Batman sounds like a bad impression of Kevin Conroy but its Robocop trying to do a stern, asshole-ish Bats, just like Miller wrote.


BTW, I hope to shout they do not do Dark Knight Strikes Again. Garbage story
DC4everLantern - 9/8/2012, 3:58 AM
Oh heck no i dont wear that!!!
Blair2012 - 9/10/2012, 12:36 PM
Anybody else think that Bruce Willis would make a perfect lead for a live-action version of this?

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