Movie News: First Trailer For THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS - PART 1 Debuts...

Written by Gibson Rickenbacker Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Movie News

Thought THE DARK KNIGHT RISES was going to be the most exciting Batman event this year? Ok, so most of you are probably nodding wildly right now, and will no doubt continue to do so when I remind you that Warner Bros & DC have been beavering away on an animated adaptation of Frank Miller's groundbreaking 4-part comic book series, THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS (1986), and it's due out in September! Need more convincing that this is going to be awesome? Check out the newly released trailer below, courtesy of the bods at MTV...

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Official Synopsis:

It’s been a decade since Bruce Wayne (Peter Weller) 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 (Wade Williams) 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 (Ariel Winter), 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.

THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS: PART 1 (yes, they've splitting it in two, at least that means we'll not have to lose anything) on DVD/Blu-ray September 25th in the States. No official UK date just yet, but we don't expect it to take too long.

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