Wednesday, May 23, 2012

David Selby cast in animated Batman: The Dark Knight Returns movie

This is something Batman fans have been waiting years for: WB has confirmed that an animated feature is in the works based based on the classic '80s Batman series, The Dark Knight Returns. Peter Weller will be playing retired lunatic Bruce Wayne (and his alter-ego Batman,) according to The Hollywood Reporter blog, Heat Vision.

"One of the most influential comics of all time, the Dark Knight Returns is set in a near future where Batman is retired and Gotham City has slid into a dystopian state ruled by a gang of hooligans called The Mutants. The 55-year old Bruce Wayne is forced to don the cape once more, this time partnering with a female Robin to not only stop the Joker but keep the peace when the city falls into chaos after being hit by an electromagnetic pulse."

According to his Twitter feed, Selby will be playing, Commissioner Gordon, who is one of the leads in the original graphic novel. A small segment of The Dark Knight Returns was adapted for the animated Batman TV series back in 1998. I've embedded a clip from that episode above, for you newbies.


Sandi McBride said...

I remember after the show ended we always tried to spot the actors i other roles, always calling them by their charactor names rather than their actual names,lol...hey, it's Quentin!...wish they'd bring it back to SciFi!

Cletus said...


That is all.

Anonymous said...

I remember seeing David Selby in "The Super Cops" and later on "Falcon Crest." Lara Parker was in an episode of "The Night Stalker" as a witch. Talk about type casting.

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