Frank Miller’s comic The Dark Knight Returns is one of the most important works in the canon of American Batman Literature. So it makes sense that there would eventually be a movie based on it, since movies are big, and Batman is big, and movies about Batman are big. No-brainer! The folks at Warner Brothers seem to agree, since they’ve reportedly begun work on an animated adaptation of The Dark Knight Returns. It would follow Miller’s prequel to the Batman story, Year One, which is already in development. Those two would make an interesting “alpha and omega” look at the Batman story, if you want to get pretentious about it.
I guess this means my fantasized live-action Dark Knight Returns starring a grizzled Bruce Willis as Batman isn’t going to happen any time soon. Too bad, because it would have been awesome. Think about it, I’m right. Maybe they can get Willis to do the voice? (Bleeding Cool)