As we approach the release of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 Warner Bros. has been steadily increasing the promotion for the latest entry in the ongoing direct-to-video DC Universe Animated Original Movies series. Now comes three video interviews featuring Peter Weller (Batman), Michael Emerson (The Joker) and Mark Valley (Superman) discussing what it’s like to play a superhero (or, in Emerson’s case, a maniacal supervillain), along with brand new images of each of their respective characters…
Peter Weller on playing Batman in The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2:
Michael Emerson on playing The Joker in The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2:
Mark Valley on playing Superman in The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2:
With Gotham City back under his watchful eye, and accompanied by able sidekick Robin, Batman continues to battle crime – but his resurgence awakens a far worse evil at Arkham Asylum: The Joker. In the meantime, Superman has been dispatched by the President to halt Batman’s unsanctioned reign by whatever means necessary. Between the Joker’s diabolical scheme to drag Batman to the darkest levels of insanity, and the Man of Steel’s seemingly invincible physical presence, the Dark Knight must confront adversaries and allies simultaneously while maintaining the peace in Gotham City.
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 is directed by Jay Olivia (Man of Steel) from a screenplay by Bob Goodman (The Zeta Project), which is of course based upon the classic 1986 graphic novel from Frank Miller (Sin City). Also featuring in the voice cast are Ariel Winter (Modern Family) as Carrie Kelley / Robin, 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, Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds) as Lana Lang and Radio Hall of Fame member Michael Jackson as Alfred Pennyworth.
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 is set for a Blu-ray and DVD release in North America on January 29th.