Peter Weller To Attend Premiere Of BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS; Plus New Clip & Images

Warner Home Video has released a new video and four new images from their upcoming animated feature, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns: Part 1.

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By JohnWilbanks - 9/11/2012

Voice of Batman joins David Selby, Ariel Winter and filmmakers for
September 24 Red Carpet Interviews, Screening & Panel


RoboCop star Peter Weller, the voice of the title character for Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1, will be present for Warner Home Video’s West Coast Premiere of the film on September 24 at The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles. Weller will take part in the red carpet pre-screening media interviews as well as the post-screening panel discussion. Weller joins previously confirmed actors David Selby (The Social Network/Dark Shadows) and Ariel Winter (Modern Family), executive producer Bruce Timm, director Jay Oliva, writer Bob Goodman and dialogue/casting director Andrea Romano.

The event is completely sold out. Fans who have already submitted ticket requests will be notified this week if they are one of the lucky few to receive seats for the New York and Los Angeles events. Additionally, fans should stay tuned to http://darkknightreturnsdvd.com and DC.com for additional opportunities to procure tickets for the bi-coastal events.

Produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 will be distributed by Warner Home Video on September 25, 2012.













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Dedpool - 9/11/2012, 12:10 PM
SICK!! Loving what the fear gas made him see!
Batdan187 - 9/11/2012, 12:13 PM
He certainly ain't no Conroy.... Sounds really robot like. I wonder why???
BackwardGalaxy - 9/11/2012, 12:13 PM
Not for nothing, but the freaking advertisement was as long as the clip. That's just rude. I realize that isn't CBM's fault, though.
Zordan - 9/11/2012, 12:16 PM
great movie!!!
comiccow6 - 9/11/2012, 12:22 PM


Approved.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 9/11/2012, 12:24 PM
Didn't care for his voice in this clip. Still can't wait.
jimpinto24 - 9/11/2012, 12:25 PM
EPIC!
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 9/11/2012, 12:25 PM
They should have got Ironside like from the "Legends of the Dark Knight" episode.
valeriesghost - 9/11/2012, 12:38 PM
Don't like Peter Wellers voice for this role. I'm also not a fan of Peter Weller period. When Dexter finally killed that fvck i was very....satisfied
Maia87 - 9/11/2012, 12:44 PM
Just watched TDKR animated movie. It was great. Better than 'Year One' IMHO.
BmanHall - 9/11/2012, 12:54 PM
@ THEDARKKNIGHT1939: I couldn't help but feel the same way. Kevin Conroy ruined me for life. Still, voice or not, this movie will be great.
calin88 - 9/11/2012, 1:01 PM
not crazy about the voice, Connroy would have been A LOT better
Tainted87 - 9/11/2012, 1:04 PM
Michael Ironside was great at the time because it was completely "fictionalized" (told from a would-be Carrie's point of view), but the difference between the two is that Peter Weller sounds like, at one point in his life, he had a happy day.

Batman is meant to have been brought DOWN to this craziness after Jason's death, he is the old, antiquated, aging version of a silver-age hero.

Michael Ironside is simply Darkseid, and I love him as Darkseid.

Not particularly happy with the atmosphere, or lack thereof in this clip - Batman is supposed to be hard-pressed to stop Dent, and while he's slow, it's because he's out of shape - he should be frantic to keep up with the gunmen.
TesDaGreat - 9/11/2012, 1:06 PM
TheBumblingIdiot - 9/11/2012, 1:33 PM
im downloading this right now cant wait till its done
ABLEE337 - 9/11/2012, 1:55 PM

AstroZombie - 9/11/2012, 2:11 PM
@Pux; It's a modified rifle used for shooting his zip line across long distances, it doesn't shoot bullets. The Dark Knight Returns was written before the grapple gun became a part of Batman's standard arsenal.
OtakuPapi - 9/11/2012, 2:19 PM
I plan on watching this tonight!Got it this morning! Kinda amped to see whats in store!
AnotherSinisterClone - 9/11/2012, 2:39 PM
just watched it and its now my fav batman movie, live action of animated. part 2 will be sick. the animation was the best yet. 10 outta 10
AstroZombie - 9/11/2012, 3:24 PM
@Pux; Cool, Man. Glad to hear, really lookin' forward to it.
GoILL - 9/11/2012, 4:38 PM
Looking forward to watching this.
Dev7 - 9/11/2012, 5:03 PM
Just saw this animated movie awhile ago. Although not great, it is still HIGHLY worth a watch that's for sure. Epic music and fight scenes but def. not the best DC animated movie.
Red187 - 9/11/2012, 5:47 PM
Aeyan - 9/11/2012, 7:31 PM
I'm sure it's gonna be good. BUT I'm not feelin' P.Weller's vocals at all. Miscast in my opinion.
Rowsdower - 9/11/2012, 7:48 PM
I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks Weller was miscast. And I LOVE Weller.

Should have been Keaton. That would have been so fun.
SymbioteSpidey1 - 9/11/2012, 8:09 PM
not digging the voice, but will check it out
Oxbow - 9/11/2012, 8:40 PM
I want to know: Who at DC thought that that voice was acceptable for batman. He sounds bored...
TheBatman3000 - 9/11/2012, 9:08 PM
that movie kicked major ass...and Weller was totally the right choice to play him...so cold..man i love it!
DCjohnny - 9/12/2012, 2:12 AM
oh my god ...i was shocked when i saw this movie cant belive it was this dark and epic..... the movie was frekin awesome .... man if this movie was live action it would have been way off the hook..... man cant wait for part 2
OwenWilsonsNose - 9/12/2012, 6:33 AM
Just got done watching this. Holy crap, this movie is awesome. Hands down my favorite DC animated flick. One thing I loved about it so much was how faithful it was to the comic, right down to shots in the movie matching the panels exactly.

I will agree that Weller is spotty in places, but he does a great job overall. I actually got chills in a few parts of this. TDKR is one of my favorite comics ever, and seeing such an accurate recreation of it was just thrilling. Part 2 cant come soon enough.

The whole gum instead of cigars thing bugged me a bit though. I just hate overly PC garbage, but no big deal.

Oh, and awesome score. Somebody has to do this story live action. It is SOOOO good.
AstroZombie - 9/13/2012, 10:05 PM
Weller was chosen to voice Batman because THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, along with Judge Dredd highly influenced ROBOCOP. So much so that Frank Miller was hired to write the sequels, and now Michael Keaton and Gary Oldman are in the remake.
jimzhang - 9/18/2012, 1:48 AM
wow,it's too cool.I like Batman~

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