With their home release rapidly approaching, Warner Home Video has unleashed the first clip from Batman: Year One, the next animated title in their popular line-up. Check it out below and sound off with your thoughts. The film will arrive on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on October 18, 2011 and also be available for download on sites like iTunes, Zune, Xbox 360, PS3 and Video Unlimited on October 11, 2011.
The animated film will feature the voices of stars Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad"), Ben McKenzie ("Southland," "The O.C."), Eliza Dushku ("Dollhouse," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer") and Katee Sackhoff ("Battlestar Galactica").Three-time Emmy Award winner Cranston gives voice to young Jim Gordon, while McKenzie makes his animated voiceover debut as Bruce Wayne/Batman. Dushku and Sackhoff fill the roles of Selina Kyle/Catwoman and Detective Sarah Essen, respectively. Alex Rocco (The Godfather) is the voice of crime lord Carmine Falcone.
Animation master Bruce Timm is executive producer of Batman: Year One. Lauren Montgomery (Superman/Batman: Apocalypse) and Sam Liu (All-Star Superman) directed from a script penned by Academy Award nominee Tab Murphy (Gorillas in the Mist, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse).
Plot Concept: Batman: Year One is based on the landmark 1987 DC Comics titles from 12-time Eisner Award winner Frank Miller and illustrator David Mazzucchelli. The film depicts young Bruce Wayne’s return to Gotham City in his first attempts to fight injustice as a costumed vigilante. The playboy billionaire chooses the guise of a giant bat to combat crime, creates an early bond with a young Lieutenant James Gordon (who is already battling corruption from inside the police department), inadvertently plays a role in the birth of Catwoman, and helps to bring down a crooked political system that infests Gotham.