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Animated Adaptation of The Dark Knight Returns Under Development
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Animated Adaptation of The Dark Knight Returns Under Development


Animated Adaptation of The Dark Knight Returns Under Development

The Hollywood Reporter has recently revealed that Frank Miller’s 1986 graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns is getting an animated adaptation soon, courtesy of Warner Bros. Animation. Batman/Bruce Wayne will be voiced by Peter Weller (Robocop), while Robin will be voiced by Ariel Winter (Modern Family). The movie will be co produced by DC Entertainment, Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Animation, and Warner Home Video.

The original Dark Knight Returns graphic novel tells an elseworlds story set in the future, in which Batman has retired and Gotham City has turned into a dystopian state ruled by a gang called The Mutants. Bruce Wayne, who is now in his late 50s and feeling the effects of old age, is forced to don the cape and cowl once more, this time partnering with a female Robin, in order to put a stop to a number of villains from his past, while keeping the peace in a city that has been thrown into chaos by an electromagnetic pulse.

“Dark Knight Returns is the granddaddy of beloved comics properties that we’ve ever attempted (to adapt),” said Bruce Timm, the legendary animation veteran who has overseen all of DC’s animated movies. “There is definitely the imperative to get it right.”

Warner and DC are splitting up the adaptation of the four-part graphic novel into two animated features titled Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 and Part 2. The first movie, which will be released under the DC Comics Premiere Movie brand, will hit stores this fall, while the second chapter will be released in 2013.

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