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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 – Animated Movie Trailer


The Dark Knight Returns is possibly one of the most famous comic books ever written, along with Watchmen it was the coming of age for the art-form of the comic book. Bleak, unrelenting and as noir as Frank Miller could get in the 80′s, TDKR is well regarded as probably the most important Batman story ever. How will this animated version of it stack up?  Will it retain the distinctive visual style of the comic? Who will play Superman in Part 2? So many question and so many left to be answered.  I am excited to see that this is simply Part 1 however. this is a first for the DC Animated features doing a much longer story in two parts… This bodes well for trying to get it right…


…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.


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Is this the Dark Knight the way you’ve been waiting for?  Or does this have the potential to be another “Death of Superman” which lets be frank…sucked. Feedback scum!

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David Quinn is a writer, artist, film-maker, performer and general all-round-nice-guy who lives and works out of Launceston, Tasmania. He's lived in Tasmania all of his life but is lucky enough to have been to the UK, France, and South Africa in his younger days. He has written short films, co-authored video games, advised on feature scripts and television shows as well as advertising campaigns. He is also a regular performer on both stage and screen. One day he will make his fortune out of all this malarkey. ONE DAY......

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One Response to “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 – Animated Movie Trailer”
  1. avatar morbious_fod says:

    Ahem….Squee….nuff said. LOL!

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