Warner Bros. Animation concludes its two-part adaptation of Frank Miller’s seminal graphic novel Batman: The Dark Knight Returns later this month, and to whet our appetites for what’s sure to be one of the finest animated Batman movies to date (judging by the first instalment, at least), a new clip has arrived online showing the Dark Knight on horseback, inspiring the vigilante gang the Sons of Batman.
Peter Weller (RoboCop) leads the voice cast of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 as Bruce Wayne / Batman, and he’s joined by Ariel Winter (Modern Family) as Carrie Kelley / Robin, Michael Emerson (Lost) as The Joker, Mark Valley (Human Target) as Clark Kent / Superman, David Selby (The Social Network) as Jim Gordon, Maria Canals (Justice League) as Ellen Yindel, Michael McKean (This Is Spinal Tap) as Dr. Bartholomew Wolper and Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds) as Lana Lang. The movie is directed by Jay Olivia (Man of Steel) from a screenplay by Bob Goodman (Warehouse 13). Sam Register (Young Justice), Bruce Timm (Justice League: Doom), Michael Uslan (The Dark Knight Rises) and Benjamin Melnicker (The Dark Knight Rises) are executive producers.
“The Dark Knight and the brave, young Carrie Kelly at his side as Robin have finally reclaimed Gotham City and allowed a ray of hope to penetrate the reign of terror that The Mutants cast upon their city. With Batman back in the spotlight, the extended media coverage has awoken a far worse evil at Arkham Asylum – The Joker! Destined to be Batman’s mortal enemy, The Joker has a diabolical scheme that may pull Batman down to the darkest levels of insanity. Meanwhile, on the horizon, a global catastrophe races toward Gotham, and with it comes a familiar face, the Man of Steel, though this time he has Batman in his sights.“
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 is released on January 29th on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD, On Demand and for Download. Watch the trailer here.