BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS PART 2 Premiere Details, Plus Two New Stills

Warner Home Video have sent out a press release announcing the bi-coastal premiere details for DC Animation's Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2. We also have a couple of new stills from the highly anticipated adaptation.

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By Paul Romano - 12/21/2012


Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and The Paley Center for Media proudly present the bi-coastal premieres of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2, the epic conclusion to Frank Miller’s comic masterpiece and the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movies. The film will have its World Premiere in New York on January 23, 2013 and its West Coast Premiere in Los Angeles on January 28, 2013. Filmmakers and members of the voice cast will attend both events for red carpet media interviews and post-screening panel discussions.

On Wednesday, January 23, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 will screen at the Paley Center in New York City (25 West 52nd Street) with media interviews starting at 5:15 p.m. and screening commencing at 6:30 p.m. Following the screening, cast and filmmakers – led by eight-time Emmy Award winning dialogue/casting director Andrea Romano – will take part in a panel discussion of the film. Additional panelists will be announced as confirmed.

On Monday, January 28, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 will screen at the Paley Center in Los Angeles (465 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills) with media interviews starting at 5:30 p.m. and screening commencing at 7:00 p.m. A panel discussion will follow the screening featuring cast and filmmakers including executive producer Bruce Timm, director Jay Oliva, writer Bob Goodman and dialogue/casting director Andrea Romano. Additional participants will be announced as confirmed.

A limited number of free tickets are available for the general public.
Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the New York event on January 23 must RSVP via email to DKReturns2NY@gmail.com.

Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the Los Angeles event on January 28 must RSVP via email to DKReturns2LA@gmail.com.

The body of all fan RSVP emails MUST include the following:
Name of the entrant
A valid email address
The name of the media outlet/website by which the entrant learned of the screening
Tickets to both events will be distributed on a “first come, first served” basis, and fans will be notified via email.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2:
With Gotham City back under his watchful eye, and accompanied by able sidekick Robin, Batman continues to battle crime – but his resurgence awakens a far worse evil at Arkham Asylum: The Joker. In the meantime, Superman has been dispatched by the President to halt Batman’s unsanctioned reign by whatever means necessary. Between the Joker’s diabolical scheme to drag Batman to the darkest levels of insanity, and the Man of Steel’s seemingly invincible physical presence, the Dark Knight must confront adversaries and allies simultaneously while maintaining the peace in Gotham City.

Primetime television stars Michael Emerson (Person of Interest, Lost) and Mark Valley (Human Target, Fringe) join the voice cast as The Joker and Superman, respectively; and popular talk show host Conan O’Brien gives voice to animated talk show host Dave Endochrine. Fanboy favorite Peter Weller (RoboCop, Dexter) continues as Bruce Wayne/Batman, and he is once again accompanied by David Selby (The Social Network, Dark Shadows) as Commissioner Gordon, Ariel Winter (Modern Family) as Carrie/Robin, and Michael McKean (This is Spinal Tap) as Dr. Bartholomew Wolper. Also featured in the voice cast is Maria Canals-Barrrera (Wizards of Waverly Place) as new Commissioner Yindel, Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds) as Lana Lang, and Radio Hall of Fame member Michael Jackson as Alfred.

Produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on January 29, 2013.














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NerdyGeek - 12/21/2012, 6:15 AM
Can't wait.

Just watched Part 1 last week and loved it.
Happy11 - 12/21/2012, 6:28 AM
Bought part one a few weeks ago and its brilliant, at first I.was apprehensive about Weller voicing Batman but he's good. So I can't wait for part 2. DC animation is really far ahead compared to marvel. Gotham knights, under the red hood and JL doom are some of the best DC have to offer.
Spideyguy94 - 12/21/2012, 6:36 AM
Awesometacular!
backup - 12/21/2012, 6:43 AM
Cant wait to see superman get his orders
KarlRobinofEarth2 - 12/21/2012, 6:45 AM
Part one was dope, second half of the book is my favorite batman story. I'm very excited.
Wildaniel - 12/21/2012, 7:12 AM
Awesome, cant wait.
Sora - 12/21/2012, 7:14 AM
Bring it!
bagadoosh - 12/21/2012, 7:18 AM
looking forward to part 2 , were just getting started it really takes off from here .
BlueMex - 12/21/2012, 8:34 AM
cant wait! Awsomely excited!
DioFoRio - 12/21/2012, 8:35 AM
been waiting for this thing for what feels like forever!! Love part one. was done well.
m0th3r - 12/21/2012, 8:39 AM
@LEVITIKUZ So right..i have two daughters who love CBMs, and the Wonder Women Animated Movies is a FAV in my house. Its a very solid film.
StrangerX - 12/21/2012, 8:45 AM
DC's making its comeback in January
beane2099 - 12/21/2012, 8:55 AM
First one was pretty damn good. Can't wait for part 2.
DennisNedry - 12/21/2012, 8:56 AM
Very much looking forward to this. I've rewatched Part 1 multiple times. Great animation and voice acting (though I didn't quite get the mutant leaders accent - had far too much diction). The soundtrack embodied the tone of graphic novel brilliantly too.
GoILL - 12/21/2012, 9:06 AM
This is gonna be awesome, will watch Parts 1 and 2 back to back when this drops.
SpideyQuad - 12/21/2012, 9:37 AM
What a coincidence just watched part one yesterday and was more than pleased with it.

This coming from someone who refuse to watch that Nolan movie this summer.
Rowsdower - 12/21/2012, 10:34 AM
Umm, there was no mask that Joker wore in the series.

Why did they keep putting in these pointless Nolanisms?

Bruce Timm has lost his balls. He is lending his name to these videos and not caring about corporate bullsh!t ruining the movie.
MutantEquality - 12/21/2012, 10:48 AM
Part one is right up there with Wonder Woman which in my opinion is the best animated movie yet.

This is going to be awesome.
plasticman - 12/21/2012, 11:09 AM
That is the hottest looking Joker I have ever seen. He's dreamy.
DioFoRio - 12/21/2012, 12:10 PM
all of DC's movies are the shit. Can't believe no one says that SupesvShazam isn't the shit. The Specter short itself is like a awesome live action flick(Hex too).
INFO - 12/21/2012, 12:47 PM
^NOT ALL DC'S MOVIES AND AGREED.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 12/21/2012, 12:52 PM
I hate the style that DC animation uses now. I want the old 90's style.
Still, they make quality stuff.
DioFoRio - 12/21/2012, 2:16 PM
@Info..which ones are you referring to?
DioFoRio - 12/21/2012, 2:16 PM
which movies are bad I mean.
Edmundo - 12/21/2012, 4:15 PM
I like almost all of the DC animated movies. Only one I did not like was Wonder Woman mainly because of Steve Trevor. That whole Steve/Diana just did not work well at all in my novice opinion
ironspider12 - 12/21/2012, 5:43 PM
how come marvel can't make decent animation? When they do make good shows (cough..TSSM..cough) they scrap them and replace them with crap.
At least marvel is dominating the box office X)
SandMan101 - 12/21/2012, 9:52 PM
The email for the La premiere comes back as invalid. I copied it straight from the article. Anyone else having that problem?

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