Can’t wait for the Dark Knight Rises? Well then check out this animated flick of Batman called Batman: Year One. This is based off Frank Miller’s four arc issues in 1987. You might have heard a couple of years back that when they were rebooting the Batman franchise, the story of Batman: Year One was in the works. Well that never happened. Supposedly the story was very losely based off the Frank Miller story and later on just got shelved.
Well we didn’t get Year One, but we did get Batman Begins. Jump to present day, Batman: Year One is back, but in animated form. This is more closely based on the Frank Miller series. It will hopeful show more of Bruce Wayne as Batman and how he became to be the cape crusader.
As far as the animation goes, it looks to differ from the cartoons we are more familiar with in the early 90’s. For some reason this has a more realisitc feel both in character and environnment. Colors seems to be more muted, but the mood is still retained. Now this is only from the short teaser trailer they’ve shown. If I have to say something though, is that while Marvel pretty lacks in the animation department, DC sure knows how to put some pretty great straight to video movies of their IPs. Check out the trailer below to view: