With Chris Nolan’s Dark Knight franchise over and done with we are beyond excited to see DC launch another incredible Dark Knight story. This is the one that started it all, from Frank Miller’s graphic novel we now get an amazing animated version of the Dark Knight. Miller’s graphic novel was dark and gritty JUST as the Dark Knight SHOULD be. If you have not read it yet, SHAME ON YOU! Rush out and buy it, download it or come over to my house and read one of my original versions. (Still bagged and boarded after all these years.)
Here is the synopsis to Miller’s story. “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 re-energized with a definitive purpose, the Dark Knight returns to protect Gotham from foes new…and old.”
The movie was directed by Jay Oliva with Bruce Timm as Executive Producer and features the voice talents of Peter Weller as The Dark Knight, David Selby as Commissioner Gordon, Ariel Winter as Robin, Wade Williams as Two-Face, and Michael McKean as Dr. Bartholomew Wolper.
If you haven’t read the graphic novel yet I refuse to talk to you until you do but there IS an EPIC all out battle in the final book of the series that will be AMAZING to watch when DC releases Part 2 in early 2013. I will tease it with this photo but will NOT go any further. All I can say is get ready, Frank Miller’s vision is coming to Blu Ray on September 25th and it will be glorious.