Warner Home Entertainment sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of the upcoming animated adaptation of Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One.

Batman: Year One is based on the landmark 1987 DC Comics titles from 12-time Eisner Award winner Frank Miller and illustrator David Mazzucchelli. The film depicts young Bruce Wayne’s return to Gotham City in his first attempts to fight injustice as a costumed vigilante. The playboy billionaire chooses the guise of a giant bat to combat crime, creates an early bond with a young Lieutenant James Gordon (who is already battling corruption from inside the police department), inadvertently plays a role in the birth of Catwoman, and helps to bring down a crooked political system that infests Gotham.


Primetime television stars Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Ben McKenzie (Southland, The O.C.), Eliza Dushku (Dollhouse, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) provide the core voices for Batman: Year One. Three-time Emmy® Award winner Cranston gives voice to young Jim Gordon, while McKenzie makes his animated voiceover debut as Bruce Wayne/Batman. Fanboy favorites Dushku and Sackhoff fill the roles of Selina Kyle/Catwoman and Detective Sarah Essen, respectively. Alex Rocco (The Godfather) is the voice of crime lord Carmine Falcone.

Animation master Bruce Timm is executive producer of Batman: Year One. Directors are Lauren Montgomery (Superman/Batman: Apocalypse) and Sam Liu (All-Star Superman) from a script penned by Academy Award® nominee Tab Murphy (Gorillas in the Mist, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse).

via Warner Home Video

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  1. lapis2
    September 21, 2011 at 2:02 pm — Reply

    Gave me goose bumps! Been waiting for the master Bruce Timm to do this 1 for years. And just think soon we get a 2 part Dark Knight! cant wait!

  2. mirabai
    September 21, 2011 at 3:03 pm — Reply

    I heard about this but didn’t know Timmy was heading it up.
    Oh God yes. So excited.

    • mirabai
      September 21, 2011 at 3:04 pm — Reply

      *Timm. stupid auto correct.

  3. Christina Anderson
    September 21, 2011 at 3:37 pm — Reply

    Dang. He’s theatrical. waits impatiently for the movie, (now why won’t DC let Timm handle a full length summer blockbuster?)

  4. September 21, 2011 at 6:57 pm — Reply

    So are they putting him peeing himself in the movie?

  5. justanothergeek
    September 21, 2011 at 10:55 pm — Reply

    Man, who knew that dude from The O.C. could make such a great Batman voice? I mean, he has a good voice but man, that was awesome, actually awesome, awe inspiring really, I hope he gets invited to do more of Bats voice acting in the future.

  6. The Bear Jew
    September 21, 2011 at 11:19 pm — Reply

    Got to see this at SDCC, its really goddamn awesome

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