MTV Geek has posted the first trailer for Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1, a direct to DVD animated feature by DC Entertainment which is, of course, based on the classic Frank Miller mini – series turned graphic novel.
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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.
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 will be available for digital download and DVD/Blu – Ray 09/25/12
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 is due in early 2013.