I’ll be damned. Apparently DC’s next straight-to-DVD animated project after Flashpoint will be Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns. And the one after that, too — because DC will be releasing it as two movies. And other than the news that Peter Weller — Buckaroo “Robocop” Banzai himself — will be voicing Batman, that’s about all we got.
I’m kind of shocked, but I don’t really know why. After Wonder Woman
and other non-Batman/Superman movies failed to sell (sigh), DC has been focusing on their hits, and about the only thing bigger than DKR
. Hell, I’m interested in seeing it, even though I know at best it’ll be like the animated All-Star Superman
— a decent retelling of a story that was told much better as a comic. It was made in a time 1) before all comics had gotten all dark n’ gritty, and 2) when Frank Miller was both insane and relevant, and you can’t recapture a setting like that (which is the same problem with Watchmen
, frankly). I wish DC had the balls to animated All-Star Batman and Robin
. If there was ever a comic begging to be animated it’s the one where Batman calls Robin a retard, fucks Black Canary on a filthy dock and runs around laughing insanely because it’s so fucking awesome being Batman. (Via The Hollywood Reporter