First Official Image from BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS PART 2; Footage to Screen at New York Comic-Con Along with THE BATMOBILE Documentary

     October 4, 2012


Attendees to the 2012 New York Comic-Con will be treated to the first footage from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2, the conclusion to the animated adaptation of Frank Miller’s classic The Dark Knight Returns graphic novel.  As an added bonus, the convention will also be screening a special premiere of The Batmobile, a one-hour documentary on the history of the iconic vehicles.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 is now available on Blu-ray.  If you haven’t seen it yet, make sure to check out Gil’s review of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 on Blu-ray and all of our previous coverage on the film.  Hit the jump to see the first image from Part 2 as well as details on New York Comic-Con.

batman the dark knight returns part 1 blu ray coverHere are the pertinent details for attendees of the 2012 New York Comic Con, followed by the full press release and first image from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2:

  • The BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, PART 2 panel is on Saturday, October 13 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in the IGN Theater.
  • THE BATMOBILE screening is on Friday, October 12 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the IGN Theater.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 and The Batmobile documentary will be the spotlight offerings from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment at New York Comic Con.

Attendees of the Con will be the first to see footage from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2, the highly anticipated epic animated conclusion to Frank Miller’s landmark story. On Saturday, October 13 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in the IGN Theater at the Jacob Javitz Center,
executive producer Bruce Timm, dialogue/casting director Andrea Romano and special guests will discuss the making of the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie and show some tantalizing clips. Also anticipated during the panel is the announcement of the 2013 slate of DCU animated films. Produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 will arrive from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment in early 2013.

An autograph session with Timm & Romano will follow the panel at 2:00 p.m. in the DC Entertainment booth.

No vehicle has ever captured fans’ imagination like the Batmobile – and New York Comic Con attendees will be the first to see the entire one-hour documentary, “The Batmobile,” at a special premiere screening on Friday, October 12 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the IGN Theater.

The film gives a riveting, in-depth examination of the Batmobile – from the impressive history of all of the vehicles to the construction of this iconic character. The documentary features a distinguished array of Batman experts and filmmakers including Adam West; George Barris, designer of the famed 1966 Batmobile; respected producer/author Michael Uslan (“The Boy Who Loved Batman”); Andy Smith, builder of the modern-day Dark Knight “Tumblers”; Tim Burton, Director of Batman (1989) & Batman Returns; Joel Schumacher, Director of Batman Forever and Batman & Robin; Christian Bale; and  Christopher Nolan, Director of The Dark Knight Trilogy. “The Batmobile” documentary is directed by Roko Belic and produced by Tara Tremaine for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.


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