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'Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1' Trailer

Get ready for the story to get animated.

DC Entertainment and Warner Home Video have previously announced BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS will be not just a regular animated movie but instead, will be two animated movies. The story will be broken down into two parts. That means we'll get to see more of the story adapted for the small screen.

It was surprising that we didn't hear more about it at San Diego Comic-Con this year. A trailer for the first part has been released over at MTV Geek.

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What do you think? Have they captured the essence of the story?

Starring Peter Weller as Batman, Ariel Winter as Robin, David Selby as Jim Gordon, Wade Williams as Harvey Dent and Michael McKean as Dr. Wolper. Look for it on Blu-ray and DVD on September 25.

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Posted by NightFang

Looks Great!

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Posted by doordoor123

Looks okay. I'm not really a fan of this getting animated.

Posted by sethysquare

looks fantastic.

Posted by JohnnyWalker

so epic!! but seriously dc stop playing favorites. superman had that crap animation and look at this. its superb. picking this up on day 1.

Posted by broo1232

Looks seriously epic!!

Posted by They Killed Cap!

Looks great, but I have never been a huge fan of the Mutants rediculous nipples...look like huge candy kisses.

Posted by Twentyfive

Yeah!!!!

Posted by Ganthetsward20

I think I'm gonna love this movie!

Posted by jwalser3

Can't wait! Hopefully the rumored Flashpoint movie will be this epic!

Posted by Doc_Holliday

I'm in love. Getting this on day one.

Posted by cuhcoast

yo dc make a all star batman and robin animated movie and release it on april 1rst 2013 !

Posted by judasnixon

Swastik boobs? 

Posted by fables87

Looks good, but they should do other stuff besides Batman and Superman for awhile. Maybe Flash or Aquaman.

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Posted by longbowhunter

I like what I see. May give Batman: Year One a run for its money as my favorite animated DC movie to date.

Posted by JohnnyWalker

@cuhcoast said:

yo dc make a all star batman and robin animated movie and release it on april 1rst 2013 !

this will never happen. 2 reasons: the volume isnt complete and its millar on crack=crap.

Posted by The Stegman

Holy Sh.....

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Posted by cc1738

Meh, not interested.

Posted by zombietag

awesome! was that just me, or did i see hush at 1:12?

Posted by OracleX

Okay I'll be the first huge naysayer. I can't stand the animation style. It looks a lot like Like Year 1 which I loved, but this is a completely story in terms of plot and action. This looks to fresh and energetic. When I first opened The Dark Knight Returns, the first few pages were unnerving. The shaky frames, the gritty coloring, you felt like you were in this grim future. It looked like nothing else out there at the time. I think the plot will be accurate, but this animation style makes The Dark Knight look "normal."

Posted by htb106

Looks really good, I'm looking forward to seeing the Carrie Kelly Robin.

Posted by Alexander505

Oh boy...is awesome!!!

Posted by cuhcoast

@JohnnyWalker: well get frank miller sober and get him to finish the comic so he can do the writing for the movie !

Posted by r3d_rob1n

Is it just me or is the movie titled "Dark Night Returns" at 1:21

Posted by Jolt92

This looks really cool!

Posted by supermanfan1234

@cuhcoast: and call it the godammn batman

Posted by Webjaker

@jwalser3 said:

Can't wait! Hopefully the rumored Flashpoint movie will be this epic!

PLEASE tell me you are making a joke?

Posted by EpicMeltDown

@r3d_rob1n: I had to check, that's what I'm seeing too.

Posted by supermanfan1234

please dc in part 2 dont show superman getting beating up or him looking like an idiot in the whole movie you dont have to your not frank miller

Posted by KMART4455

OH HELL YES!

Posted by Lvenger

This looks very good. Faithful to the original. My only concern is that since they're splitting it into two parts, part two will most likely end with the infamous Batman vs Superman fight and spark a controversial 'discussion' between who would win in a fight: Batman or Superman. Fortunately that time is not yet.

Posted by CrimsonCake

I'd like to see marvel make a Spider-man Reign animated movie as a response to this.

And I just realized that The Question could appear in the second part.

Posted by GalacticPunt

@zombietag said:

awesome! was that just me, or did i see hush at 1:12?

That is definitely not Hush. If you haven't read Dark Knight Returns yet I recommend you fix that ASAP. It's right up there with Watchmen as one of the most influential comics ever, for good reason! Then you'll know who is under those bandages.

Posted by THEBATFoE

@Ganthetsward20: Me too!

Posted by lionellaflare

KNIGHTFALL must be the next animated movie.. please...

Posted by jwalser3

@Webjaker: http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JakeLester/news/?a=58564 Nope, why do you not want it to happen?

Posted by yusuf_iranu

seems familiar. cause the half part of the movie had been shown in "the new batman adventure episode 19 - Legends of the dark knight"

Posted by LoganRogue24

robocop. the girl robin sounds hot.

Posted by _jackbauer

Even though I love Kevin Conroy as Bruce... I'm ecstatic that Peter Weller aka ROBOCOP will be voicing Batman/Bruce this time around!

Come quietly or there will be...

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...

... trouble.

Posted by NXH

CAN'T WAIT!!

Hope it gets released in the UK at the same time or roundabout at least.

Posted by ArtGamer

@They Killed Cap! said:

Looks great, but I have never been a huge fan of the Mutants rediculous nipples...look like huge candy kisses.

lol, same thought

Posted by DarkKnight96000

Can't Wait!

Posted by Superguy0009e

Robo Cop+ Batman= WIN!!!

Posted by Fantasgasmic

This would work as 2 movies better than 1 IMO. The book clearly divides the parts with the mutants from the part with Superman. And my harshest criticism of the DC animated movies is how much gets cut. Since most of them clock in around 80 minutes, it's hard enough to fit a single storyline in. Because this story is essentially 2 halves, it makes sense… unless they wanted to make a feature length film… which would also be great.

Posted by BigPromise

Hate batmans voice he sounds like baine in the dark knight

Posted by fACEmelter88

Sadly never read "The Dark Knight Returns" but I don't remember hearing anything about Batman fighting some mutant and carrying a gun but like I said never read it. Should I check it out?

Posted by neale7

Can't stand Peter Weller's voice as Batman. It just doesn't have any emotion. The guy who is voicing the mutant leader sounds like he was really into it, unlike Weller who sounds like he just couldn't be bothered.

When it was first announced, Bruce Timm said something like the fans needn't worry as this will be done right. You'd think that DC animation would have reunited the cast of Batman:TAS for one of the most famous batman stories ever. Or at least try to. The story is a fan favourite. The cast of the animated series along with the show are fan favourites. Its win-win.

People might say that Hamill wouldn't come back, but pay him enough and he would. DC could pay him what he wants anyway as this dvd/blu-ray will bring in the money for them no doubt. Also Conroy has the voice that suits the gritty world of DKR. Even Bruce Greenwood (did a great job) would have been better from Under the Red Hood.

I know it’s only my opinion but i feel like DC animation has really missed an opportunity here.

I might get some hate here, but i wasn't a fan of Michael Ironside's voice as batman either.

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

This looks freaking amazing. I'm actually very excited for this!

Posted by zombietag

@GalacticPunt said:

@zombietag said:

awesome! was that just me, or did i see hush at 1:12?

That is definitely not Hush. If you haven't read Dark Knight Returns yet I recommend you fix that ASAP. It's right up there with Watchmen as one of the most influential comics ever, for good reason! Then you'll know who is under those bandages.

ooooh yeah. i forgot about that part. ive read it but its been a looong time. imo, watchmen is much better. i see why TDKR was a big deal in its time, but im not a huge fan. BUT this movie does look pretty awesome

Posted by daniel_hartles

possibly the best thing iv seen since the first Dark Knight Rises Trailer

Posted by Webjaker

@jwalser3 said:

@Webjaker: http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JakeLester/news/?a=58564 Nope, why do you not want it to happen?

I will admit, some of the 'alternate' storylines were interesting, but overall it was a mess and there was no point. They could have skipped flash point and just created the New 52 universe.

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