Here's the much anticipated first trailer for The Dark Knight Returns animated feature based around Frank Miller's acclaimed story from the 80's. The story will be split into two films to contain the massive tale that is often regarded as one of the definitive Batman stories.
From this footage you can see a little inspiration that leaked into the recent Dark Knight Rises film in theatres now. Nolan pieced together his final chapter from three key Batman stories and Dark Knight Returns is one of them. I think releasing this title on the heels of Rises is a great move from Warner and it should see a nice number in sales.
You can pick it up on Blu-ray/DVD and other home video outlets on September 25th.
...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.