Thursday, May 24, 2012

‘The Dark Knight Returns’ in Animated Form Courtesy of DC Comics Premiere Movies

Batman will perhaps never escape the shadow of Frank Miller.  His take on the character has left such an indelible mark that almost every iteration since has been a variation of what he established.  Ironically, as influential as both Batman: Year One and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns have been, the latter has never received a proper adaptation in either live-action or animated form.  Alas, The DC Animated Universe provides a wonderful platform to explore non-canonical takes on beloved characters.  This fall, the highly popular series will welcome Frank Miller’s dystopian (and some would say definitive) take on the caped crusader into the fold.  The Hollywood Reporter has recently published photographic evidence of this endeavor.