Robocop IS Batman in Upcoming ‘The Dark Knight Returns’ Animated Movie
Could 23rd 2012 By: Graeme McMillan
It is the Robocop/Batman crossover that you never expected, as the unique Officer Murphy, Peter Weller, will take on the cowl and cape as the voice of Bruce Wayne and his alter ego in the upcoming animated adaptation of Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns.
Weller’s Batman will join Modern Family members‘s Ariel Winter (She plays Alex, middle little one of the Dumphies) in the animated function, with Winter taking on the function of Carrie Kelly, the new Robin. Rounding out the voice cast of the film are actors David Shelby, Wade Williams and Michael McKean as Dr. Wolper, the psychiatrist responsible for the Joker’s release back into society.
Warners is going all out on the adaptation, with animation veterans Bob Goodman and Jay Oliva taking the creating and directing chores respectively of this two-part version of the classic story (The very first installment will be released this year, with the second appearing early 2013). According to executive producer Bruce Timm, “Dark Knight Returns is the granddaddy of beloved comics properties that we’ve ever attempted. There is certainly the essential to get it appropriate.” Questioning how close they will get? Right here are some pics to aid you decide…
The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 will be released on DVD and BluRay this fall.
[By means of THR]