Warner Brothers and DC keep chugging along with putting out animated movies based off the seminal tales throughout their history. This time up it’s Dark Knight Returns. To include the full scope of the story the Dark Knight Returns has been split into two films, and the trailer for the first is here.
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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.
Hopefully this animated rendition of the caped crusader can draw in on the popularity of the live action Batman trilogy that just wrapped up. Dark Knight Returns: Part One can be yours to own on September 25th.