The Dark Knight Returns animated movie pictures

Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns gets the animated movie treatment with Batman voiced by Robocop’s Paul Weller. Reckon it’ll live up to the seminal source material?

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Carrie Kelly, the Robin of the future, in the animated adaptation of Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns.

Based on Frank Miller’s definitive Batman tale, not only a reference point for Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, but also SciFiNow’s best Batman book of all timeThe Dark Knight Returns Part 1 is set for release 23 October 2012, with Part 2 due in 2013.

Robocop star Peter Weller is set to voice Batman/Bruce Wayne, while original, and the director is Jay Olivia, a veteran of Warner Bros DC animation who is also working as storyboard artist on Zach Snyder’s Superman reboot Man Of Steel.

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