MTV has premiered the trailer for “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1,” Warner Bros.’ animated adaptation of the celebrated 1986 miniseries by Frank Miller and Klaus Janson.
Debuting this Sept. 25 under the DC Universe Animated Original Movie banner, the two-part direct-to-DVD release is set a decade after an aging Bruce Wayne quit crime fighting in the wake of Jason Todd’s death, “The Dark Knight Returns” brings Batman out of retirement to save Gotham from sinking deeper into decay and lawlessness. With the help of a new, female Robin, Carrie Kelly, the Dark Knight ends the threat of the mutant gangs that have overrun the city and confronts two of his greatest enemies. But then he must face his former ally Superman in a battle that only one will survive.
Directed by Jay Oliva and executive produced by Bruce Timm, “The Dark Knight Returns” stars Peter Weller as Batman, Ariel Winter as Robin, David Selby as Jim Gordon, Wade Williams as Harvey Dent and Michael McKean as Dr. Wolper. Part 2 will arrive in early 2013.