If you’re one of the people who enjoyed volume one of DC’s direct-to-DVD animation adaptation of The Dark Knight Returns, well… you confuse me. But I still have some good news for you, because DC/WB Animation just released a new trailer for Part 2! First off, this is the first time I’ve heard Michael Emerson’s performance as the Joker, which I feel is odd, but not necessarily bad. It’s very different, but I’m not opposed to different — I’m opposed to bad, like Peter Weller’s Batman voice. Who, by the way, has apparently gone from “bored” in Part 1 to “slightly inebriated small town motivational speaker,” judging by his cries to the Sons of Batman in this video. Seriously, he’s just awful. Unfortunately, for all my bitching, I still got a total nerd boner when I saw the Superman/Batman DKR fight animated in this thing, so I know I’m going to have to watch this at some point anyways. Sigh. Here’s hoping DC/WB hires someone more appropriate for the inevitable All-Star Batman and Robin animated feature, like Mickey Rourke or a bear on PCP. (Via ToyNewsI)
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.