The comic responsible for a huge popularity rise in Batman during the 1980s, and helped spawn the 1989 Tim Burton classic "Batman".
Debuting this Sept. 25 under the DC Universe Animated Original Movie banner, Synopsis: 'The Dark Knight Returns is set a decade after an aging Bruce Wayne quit crimefighting in the wake of Jason Todd’s (Robin II) 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 to the death.'
Directed by Jay Oliva and executive produced by Bruce Timm, "The Dark Knight Returns" stars Peter Weller(Robocop) as Batman, Ariel Winter as Robin, David Selby as Jim Gordon, Wade Williams as Harvey Dent and Michael McKean as Dr. Wolper. The story is being split into 2 parts, with Part 2 arriving on DVD in early 2013.
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