Monday, April 18, 2011

Animated Version of The Dark Knight Returns in the Works?

There have been rumors and leaks that WB is planning to put Frank (Batshit Crazy) Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns" into the animation mill ala "All Star Superman". What does that mean? It means that we finally may get to see one of the greatest Batman stories ever told finally in motion. 

Granted, there have been excerpts of this story done in animation by Bruce Timm for Batman: The Animated Series, and most recently in last season's Batman: The Brave and the Bold. But we've never gotten the full story animated. Hopefully, we get the full animation treatment, and not some lousy motion comic style like some other cheap skates *cough*Marvel*cough* who still refuse to have a decent animation studio along with their movie division. 

But I digress. For those of you that don't know, "The Dark Knight Returns" tells a future tale of an old Batman who comes out of retirement in a Gotham City that is vile to say the least. All the superheroes have been forced into retirement with the exception of Superman. 

This was one of the comic books that was responsible for the renaissance of comics moving into darker, more serious territory. It came out in 1986 just about the same time that another game changer of a comic book came out; Watchmen. The one-two punch of these two books really brought comic book writing and content to a new level. 

I'll let you all know of a release date when I hear about one.

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