Available on Blu-ray and DVD beginning September 25th is the latest DC Universe Animated Original Movie called Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - Part 1, which is based on the seminal graphic novel from author Frank Miller (The Spirit). The movie features an incredible cast of voice actors including Peter Weller (RoboCop) as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Ariel Winter (ABC's Modern Family) as Carrie Kelly/Robin, David Selby (The Social Network) as Commissioner James "Jim" Gordon, Michael McKean (This is Spinal Tap) as Dr. Bartholomew Wolper, Paget Brewster (CBS's Criminal Minds) as Lana Lang, Wade Willliams (FOX's Prison Break) as Harvey Dent/Two-Face, and Michael Emerson (ABC's Lost) as Joker.
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick had a chance to attend the Los Angeles premiere of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - Part 1 at the Paley Center for Media and spoke with producer Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series), casting director Andrea Romano (Batman: Under the Red Hood), and actors Peter Weller and David Selby about their contributions to the film. Timm discussed the new movie, why it took so long to make, adapting Miller's classic story, and similarities to Christopher Nolan's film series, while Romano talked about casting Weller, Weller discussed taking on the iconic role, and Selby talked about the relationship between Gordon and Batman.
To watch our exclusive red carpet interviews with the filmmakers and cast of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - Part 1, please click on the video player above.
Batman (Weller) has not been seen for ten years. A new breed of criminal ravages Gotham City, forcing 55-year-old Bruce Wayne into the cape and cowl. But, does he still have what it takes to fight crime in a new area?
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - Part 1 will be available on Blu-ray and DVD beginning September 25th.