Frustratingly there's STILL no UK release date for Warner Bros' upcoming animated adaptation of Frank Miller's seminal graphic novel (and the US release is Region locked goddammit), but let's not let that quell our enthusiasm for the film. It'll arrive on these shores eventually, we just have to be patient. While we wait it out, let's enjoy this newly released clip...
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 is available in the States from September 25th.
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