Feeling a little down now that Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy has concluded with the release of The Dark Knight Rises? Needing a little more Caped Crusader in your life? Well, fear not – we’ve got the first trailer for the animated adaptation of Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns to cure your blues.
MTV Geek debuted the new preview for the first installment in the two-part retelling of one of Batman’s most compelling tales. Read on for the official synopsis.
“...it’s been a decade since Bruce Wayne 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 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, who adopts the persona of Robin and ultimately saves Batman from a brutal attack by the Mutant leader. Armed with a new sidekick, and reenergized with a definitive purpose, the Dark Knight returns to protect Gotham from foes new...and old.”
The Dark Knight Returns bat-glides into stores on September 25 and features the vocal talents of Peter Weller, David Selby, Ariel Winter, Wade Williams and Michael Mckean. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think, then read our plea to make The Dark Knight Returns the next live-action Batman movie.