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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.

Posted by Mega_spidey01

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

Posted by Lone_Wolf_and_Cub

Finally my favorite Batman story of all time animated!

Posted by KNlGHTWlNG

I think it would be cool if they changed Carrie Kelly to Robin John Blake....

Posted by Dark_Vengeance_

If this ever becomes a live action movie, Old Bruce chould be played by Clint Eastwood.

Posted by BritishMonkey

i've still got to see year one

Posted by welshguy

I loved the Dark Knight Returns graphic novel and I have to say, this got me more excited to see the adaptation than the trailers did for the Dark Knight Rises.

Posted by Mucklefluga

Finally i can understand the story better as i can't read TDKReturns.

Posted by Bestostero

Looking forward to this! Can't wait.

Posted by Mandrewgora

September 25 is to far away...

Posted by thatcoolguysteven

Looks cool, i like the voice actors. the animation style is different, but i believe that it will be good.

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

I never thought we would see Carrie Kelly in an animated movie

Posted by Darkus_99

I love it... I just don't know y does robin sound like a girl??

Posted by syoungkeezy


just shut up and take my money

jesus that was epic i like the way he looks like and old man who just doesn't give a crap about saving villains he just wanst to kick ass and take names

Posted by BatClaw89

HA!! the Avengers DVD comes out the same day. COINCIDENCE??!!! I think NOT

Posted by DEGRAAF

is this supposed to be in Batmans later years?

Posted by The Lobster
@Darkus_99 said:

I love it... I just don't know y does robin sound like a girl??

Uh, cause she is a girl.
Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Ehhh...I'm not too big on the man who played Robocop voicing the Dark Knight. Should be Kevin Conroy I say. Other than that, this looks awesome!

Posted by jwalser3

@Webjaker:I actually wouldn't mind. I would love to see an animated Aquaman vs WW and their armies clash it okay.

Edited by jcj145


"You just crippled that man!" "He's young... he'll walk again." *smirk*

...loved that!

Posted by InnerVenom123

@zombietag said:

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

That's Harvey Dent.

Posted by InnerVenom123

@Fantasgasmic: It is going to be two movies.

Posted by redwingx

Great more Batman, just what we need DC.

Posted by Apocalyptic_P

This looks pretty damn good.... can't wait

Posted by sentryman555

@supermanfan1234 said:

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

I'd be fine if they kept the story the way it is because thats how the comic was but I"m with you on the superman looking like an idiot thing. That was my only problem ever with The Dark Knight Returns. Batman respects Superman and sees him as a friend and equal, but in this suddenly Superman is an idiot and Batman claims he's a coward.

Posted by azza04

Actually looks awesome but i'm not to keen on seeing Superman look like a fool. The cover art looks great as well.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

looks good

Posted by venomoushatred1001

@broo1232 said:

Looks seriously epic!!

Posted by JamDamage


They did change some of the dialogue tho. He doesn't say he's not finished yet in the mud pit, he says "Show me."

Posted by bladewolf

Looks frickin' awesome!

Edited by CitizenJP

Nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah Batmaaaaaan.

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Posted by monkeyonurback_

best choice for batman since conroy! gordon sounds awful.. but everything else seems perfect :D muchos excited 

Posted by Suprman

@OracleX: I agree, I wish this had the more grainy look that the comic had. But like you said the story will be accurate especially if it's released in 2 parts, and I like the voice actors they chose.

Posted by Zuckuss_02

Can we get some animated movies of other characters besides Superman & Batman.

How about Flash, Aquaman, Green Arrow, Zatanna, Hawkman, Sgt. Rock, Captain Marvel & even a Titans one with Nightwing, Flash (Wally West), Red Arrow & Donna Troy along with Cyborg, Beast boy, Starfire & Raven.

Even a Legion of Doom/Secret Society of Super Villains would be interesting.

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Posted by fenixREVOLUTION

That looks pretty damn good.

Posted by Replicant0658

It just cracks me up that aside from Nolan's Batman trilogy, Marvel has been pretty much dominating DC in the live action big screen market, but DC has been kicking ass and taking names in the straight to DVD animated features department. This film looks like yet another masterpiece I can't wait to add to my collection! Definitely going to be a release day buy for me!

Posted by Zomboid

This looks really good, actually. Though I still feel they should've just made it one movie.

Posted by SpitfireINK

Looks like we will finally get a really good DC animated film.

(and Yes I have purchased all of them so far and they have only been so-so & ok)

Posted by Baberaham_Lincoln

Imagine a court of owls animated movie.... oh god the jizznes

Posted by batman_begins

I understand that the money players are Bats and the Justice League with Superman in third, but c'mon, Flashpoint will be the first for the Flash, WW had one, GL had two. I would honestly love to see the JLI version of Matteis and Griffen and Maguire. The Omac Project would be epic as well starting with Beetle's death down to Diana breaking Max's neck. A Nightwing one can't be discounted, as well as a Suicide Squad (Simone), Wonder Woman Odyssey, Birds Of Prey, a Swamp Thing / Animal Man short, story about the Hawks and maybe the Rann/Thanagar War.

Posted by Tyler Starke

I love Kevin conroys batman voice but it's not a requirement for me to enjoy an animated batman movie, but for the love of gawd robocops voice is just god awful in this role, He sounds like zoidberg after he took a few muscle relaxers.

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Posted by KRYPTON

Holy Batman, this is AWESOME beyond AWESome

Posted by SandMan_

Part 2 has me worried...

Posted by Mrakbarman

When is it coming out? any idea?

Posted by Dedpool

@ Baberham Lincoln - YES PLEASE!!!! September can't get here fast enough!!

Posted by dcboycm

I can't believe it! I am so excited for this!!! Screw August, lets just skip it and get to September!

Posted by ThomasElliot

I have been saying forever that they need to make multi-part films (that or go balls out and make one 3 hour DVD, whichever).

Some of the past DVDs really suffered for being limited to 90 minutes or so. This way, they can truly tell an epic tale.

I do wish they would intertwine a couple of more 'original' films inbetween the one based on existing stories. The Batman and Green Lantern DVDs that were anthologies and companions to the live action films were actually very well done.