June 12th sees the release of the excellent new DC Comics Premiere Animated Movie Superman Vs. The Elite and with it comes a preview for Part 1 of the animated film most of us never dreamed we would see. THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS!! Many comic creators note this story as a key moment in comic history and a major game changer. DC Animation God Bruce Timm says TDK is the reason he has a career! In 10 days, you can own this killer Blu-ray or DVD for yourself, so today, we thought we would wet your appetite with new images from this highly anticipated project. Enjoy!
One of the most influential comics of all time, ['The Dark Knight Returns'] is set in a near future where Batman is retired and Gotham City has slid into a dystopian state ruled by a gang of hooligans called The Mutants. The 55-year old Bruce Wayne is forced to don the cape once more, this time partnering with a female Robin to not only stop the Joker but keep the peace when the city falls into chaos after being hit by an electromagnetic pulse.
The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 is set to release Fall of 2012, so I expect a packed screening at San Diego Comic Con next month! The voice cast includes Peter Weller (Robocop, Naked Lunch) as Batman, Ariel Winter as Robin, David Selby as Commissioner Gordon, Wade Williams as Two-Face, and Michael McKean as Dr. Wolper.
Pick up Superman Vs. The Elite for a nearly 13 minute preview of The Dark Knight Returns..and ..you know..a full length animated Superman movie that kicks major ass! (review coming very soon) CLICK HERE to pre-order at a discount now!
As the show kicks off, check this slideshow for new images right from the show floor!