The Batman: Year One Trailer has premiered. Sam Liu, Lauren Montgomery‘s Batman: Year One (2011) movie trailer stars Ben McKenzie, Bryan Cranston, Eliza Dushku, Katee Sackhoff, and Grey DeLisle. Batman: Year One‘s plot synopsis: “A young Bruce Wayne has spent his adolescence and early adulthood, traveling the world so he could hone his body and mind into the perfect fighting and investigative machine. But now as he returns to Gotham City, he must find a way to focus his passion and bring justice to his city. Retracing Batman’s first attempts to fight injustice as a costumed vigilante, we watch as he chooses a guise of a giant bat, creates an early bond with a young Lieutenant James Gordon, inadvertently plays a role in the birth of Catwoman, and helps to bring down a corrupt political system that infests Gotham.”
After the quality of Batman: Under the Red Hood, which we reviewed here: Film Review: Batman: Under the Red Hood, I am looking forward to what Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment produces next from Batman’s vast comic book history. This animated film looks good but can it be as good as Batman: Under the Red Hood? It will be weird though hearing Batman voiced by someone other than Kevin Conroy like it was hearing John Di Maggio do The Joker’s voice in Batman: Under the Red Hood.
Regarding the origin of Batman: Year One:
After Frank Miller wrote the end of Batman’s story in The Dark Knight Returns, he and the brilliant comic artist David Mazzucchelli took to the pages of Batman’s regular comic series to remap the character’s origin in Year One. Those issues (Batman #404-407 in 1987) became one of the landmark Batman stories. For almost twenty-five years Year Onehas had a lasting effect on major Batman storylines, even instigating the scuttled Darren Aronofsky Batman film a decade ago, and eventually providing a good deal of inspiration to Christopher Nolan’s subsequent film Batman Begins.
Batman: Year One also stars Alex Rocco.
Watch the Batman: Year One movie trailer below and leave your thoughts on it in the comment section. For more Batman: Year One photos, videos, and information, check out our Batman: Year One Page. Batman: Year One will be released limitedly in US theaters on September 27, 2011.