Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Origin of Batman Told a Whole New Way

Warner Bros. Studios are releasing a new animated movie based on one of the greatest Batman Graphic Novels ever written, Batman: Year One, originally written by the great Frank Miller. Year One has long been one of my top favorite Batman stories if not THE favorite. In many ways the story revolves around Jim Gordon more that Batman, but is really about them both confronting Gotham's corruption together. If any of this sounds familiar it should! Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins is heavily based on Year One. While the plots are different the setting, characterization, and even a few scenes of the movie are taken directly from the graphic novel.

The new animated film features the voices of Southland's Benjamin McKenzie as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston as James Gordon, Eliza Dushku as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Katee Sackhoff as Sarah Essen, Grey DeLisle as Barbara Gordon, Jon Polito as Commissioner Loeb, Alex Rocco as Carmine 'The Roman' Falcone. The movie premiered at Comic-Con, with direct-to-video DVD and Blu-ray available in October.

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