THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS Director Talks FLASHPOINT & YOUNG JUSTICE Cancellation

Dark Knight Returns Director Jay Oliva Talks Hidden Easter Eggs, DC Animation's Next Film FlashPoint And The Recently Cancelled Catoon Network favorite, Young Justice.

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By MattGalvatron - 1/29/2013


Today "Dark Knight Returns Part 2" hits the streets and Dark Knight News got to speak with Director Jay Oliva about the hidden easter eggs in the film. Like the Tim Burton 89' Batmobile and the Christopher Reeve poster in the back ground during the Batman/Superman fight. Jay also said Flashpoint animated should be revealed or premiered around Comic Con.




In video 2 Jay talked about splitting the film into two parts. If he was worried about the violence in The Dark Knight Returns.

Jay also directed many episodes from the recently cancelled Young Justice and spoke a little on that.



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GuardianAngel - 1/29/2013, 5:59 PM
Reeve* not Reeves
MattGalvatron - 1/29/2013, 6:03 PM
Thanks/\
Tevii - 1/29/2013, 6:06 PM
Just finished The Dark Knight Returns Part II. This movie is EVERYTHING I hoped. I DESTROYS any Nolan film EASILY..

Warner Bros. needs to follow the DC animated template for their Live Action films and NOT the Nolan garbage.
Its the Nolan template that they are using for Man of Steel and the more I hear about it the less appealing it is.



reverendjonnynemo - 1/29/2013, 6:16 PM
Aren't those the screengrabs i posted?
Howlett - 1/29/2013, 6:20 PM
the fight scene between Batman and Superman is little bit of a letdown, I think they should've at least did some exact imagery of what Frank Miller draw just to pay homage to the comics, like the scene where Bruce's boot lands on Supermans chin which is clearly absent in the movie.
StuckInPanels - 1/29/2013, 6:21 PM
I enjoyed it but they removed the Superman asking the very earth itself to give him life back. The scene is still there but why not have the dialogue, it would have been far more emotional of an impact.
thatcoldblackcloud - 1/29/2013, 6:24 PM
transcript please?
CrashTest - 1/29/2013, 6:33 PM
WWWWWHHHHHYYY YOUNG JUSTICE! DAMN THEM ALL! DAMN THEM ALL TO HECK!
1ncredibleJ0C - 1/29/2013, 6:34 PM
DKR PT. 2 was epic i do agree with Stuckinpanels i thought the same thing but it wasnt a superman movie im pretty sure the producers said ehh screw it its a Batman movie lol

@Sithlord i think it was everything the battle needed Batman knew he was dying Superman seen it too but Batman jus wanted to get his point across and Superman got his ass handed to him

FINALNOTE: now what are Oliver and Bruce doin after all this we need a super sequel to this movie ASAP
thewonderer - 1/29/2013, 6:48 PM
I was so disappointed in TDKR part 2, I LOVED TDKR part 1.

Joker was phenomenal, and I absolutely loved it when he shot up the tunnel of love.

Supes was great, and I loved every moment he was on screen with Bruce.

The final 15-20 minutes, especially with the inclusion of Oliver Queen, was fantastic.

Now the negatives:

- Robin, holy [frick] is she annoying. Shes just [frick]ing annoying. And why is Batman going into situations HE KNOWS he can't get out of alone and then continues to be surprised when he has to call on her?

- Supes subplot destroying soviet planes. This was so boring only until Supes was caught in the explosion. I also get Supes is a slave to the government, but he acts like such a little bitch.

- The whole city destruction scene was just bad imo. It was only 4 minutes I and so much happens in it, just boring.

- The commissioner is just dumb, and her change to like Batman comes out of nowhere.

I've seen all the animated films, and I PERSONALLY don't believe this one holds a candle to Nolans films.

TDKR part 1, Mask of the Phantasm, and Return of the Joker I hold as the best next to Nolans trilogy.

Inb4 comments about how I'm an untrue Nolanite fanboy
nikgrid - 1/29/2013, 7:13 PM
Why am I getting "This video no longer available via youtube.com" error?
thebearjew - 1/29/2013, 7:18 PM
i really liked part 1 havent seen part 2 yet but i really like how they pieced it together actually better than the book
WYLEEJAY - 1/29/2013, 7:19 PM
You guys have to of realized by now why DC films are going for the nolan template right? Its because they dont want to be seen as copying what worked for marvel. Thats why the word realism gets tossed around so much. It worked for the bat films. So they want it to work for their other films, cause its different. Different kinds of fans. No im not just talking marvel vs dc. Im talking comic book fans, vs nolan template fans. You notice how they are so scared to take the risk they want to wait to see how man of steel does. Then proceed with justice league. Then follow that with solo movies. The opposite of what marvel studios is doing. They dont want to be in their shadow, or accused of copying. They want to do it a safer way. That means comic book movie fans may not get true versions of the characters they love the most. How does that make you guys feel?
Gnyah123 - 1/29/2013, 7:24 PM
i was so happy when bruce punched the shit out of the new commissioner hahah
DCjohnny - 1/29/2013, 7:28 PM
is Jay Oliva directing flaspoint????
MattGalvatron - 1/29/2013, 7:39 PM
He did Direct flashpoint he says it in the the first video. Sorry the audio is kind of bad.
GodzillaKart - 1/29/2013, 7:40 PM
The best Batman films to date have been animated.
AnitaDick - 1/29/2013, 7:41 PM
OK. Enough Batman. Make an Aquaman one already!
rubbish78 - 1/29/2013, 7:45 PM
A Flashpoint movie would be amazing...and violence?
Violence I like! Another!
batman1216 - 1/29/2013, 7:50 PM
Again with the attack on Nolan shit. How about Thank You Mr. Nolan for reinvigorating and restoring one of the greatest characters to mainstream prominence after the disaster of the Schumacher era. The Nolan movies are the current reason for Batman's resurgence in popularity. Nolan did fantastic work that will go down in many people's lives as their preferred take on the character just like the animated series was for me. I prefer a hybrid of the marvel formula and the Nolan formula for a DC cinematic universe. I would like a more drama filled and serious take of Nolan mixed with the larger then life comic book grander of Whedon. Kind of like Kingdom Come brought to life.
WYLEEJAY - 1/29/2013, 7:51 PM
HOLY SHIZNIT BATMAN!!! Is that...........yeah I think it is.....ITS GUSTO!
AnitaDick - 1/29/2013, 7:51 PM
Hell Yeah, some good ol' southern lovin' up in here! YEEEEEEEEEEEE HAAAAAAAAWWWWWW!!!!!
Rowsdower - 1/29/2013, 8:10 PM
Year One was a far closer adaptation. The only things missing was the crack sniffing and a few inner monologues.
jjk2814 - 1/29/2013, 8:19 PM
@Rowsdower!!

...Rowsdower!...I never knew there was a member here called Rowsdower!! Awesome, dude!
jjk2814 - 1/29/2013, 8:36 PM
^^^^ I agree!! Good point!
WYLEEJAY - 1/29/2013, 8:37 PM
@batman1216. Thank you Mr Nolan. Dont mistake what I said for nolan hate. It just makes sense when you think corporate. A lot of what I said is already proven true. I just wanted some opinions. Thank you for yours. I enjoyed nolans films quite a bit. I dont trash talk on here. Usually. Been pretty drunk a couple times.
dracula - 1/29/2013, 8:44 PM
Some Films They Should Make are
Batman The Killing Joke
Batman Death In The Family
Batman Knightfall Part 1
Batman Knightfall Part 2
Batman The Long Halloween
Batman Dark Victory
Death Of Superman
A World Without Superman
Regin Of The Supermen
Superman New Krypon
Superman War Of The Supermen
Green Lantern Sinestro Corp War
Green Lantern Brightest Day
Green Lantern Blackest Night
Flash Reborn
Justice League Origin
Aquaman
m0th3r - 1/29/2013, 9:00 PM
Death has been done...Brightest Day/Blackest Knight would be KILLER...
AnotherSinisterClone - 1/29/2013, 9:00 PM
can we get a transcript please. the videos dont always work, and this site isnt made for ipads or tablets.
StrangeHero - 1/29/2013, 10:37 PM
I absolutely loved TDKR Part 1 & 2. Although, I have to admit that Part 2 was slightly better.

I agree that Batman Knightfall would be one hell of an animated film! Though, they'd definitely have to split it up into two parts.
StrangeHero - 1/29/2013, 10:39 PM
Oh, and Young Justice cancelled? WTF?!? That series was solid!
Jollem - 1/29/2013, 10:50 PM


newfoundjedi - 1/29/2013, 10:52 PM
Young Justice is excellent. I am sad to see it go.

I've always wanted them to do a Kingdom Come animated movie, and have it be the very last thing that Kevin Conroy, George Newbern, and Susan Eisenberg do as the Big 3 of DC. Sort of like their final curtain call for Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman.
Tevii - 1/29/2013, 11:04 PM
WYLEEJAY - you nailed it on the head.And thats my GREATEST fear. Its their pride and TOO much faith in Nolan, that will eventually make them abandon CBMs for a while. They need to trust the source more and realize "Real" ONLY works for characters like Green Arrow, Daredevil (but hes Marvel) and Batman. The rest NEED to be pushed further like Avengers.

Check out my editorial on it and i like to get your opinion: http://www.comicbookmovie.com/other_news/news/?a=61083

with so much news about MoS and JLA lately, Im about to write a followup
AnungUnRama - 1/30/2013, 12:49 AM
What about a cohorent DC animated ujniverse following Flashpoint? Would be the perfect opportunity.
Howlett - 1/30/2013, 1:14 AM
How about a World's Finest animated movie.

Spideyguy94 - 1/30/2013, 3:03 AM
@Thewonderer all those thing you said are "boring" are extremely important towards to the story and I think it shows you can't see anything below the surface. The whole superman soviet subplot is part of the dark knight returns satire of the American government of 1986. Also it builds towards batman's fight with superman. Also batman's fight with superman is symbolic in that he's not really fighting superman, I mean his is physically, but he's symbolically fighting the American goverment.
JYCowboy - 1/30/2013, 6:56 AM
"Flash Reborn" can't be done without "Crisis on Infinite Earths", unlesss you wuss out.

Use the Crisis to show folks what the DC Universe has to offer.

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