With the announcement of a Superman/Batman film, it would seem that DC and Warner Bros. are inching ever closer to realising theJustice League on the big screen. That would likely herald the live action debut of the Flash; the ‘fastest man alive’ has long been a fan-favourite character, but rumours of a solo film have been more off than on. With Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, the DC animated universe gives us the next best thing, in doing so giving the scarlet speedster some well-deserved spotlight.
Marvel may be leading DC when it comes to live-action superhero films, but their rivals have long held the upper hand in the animated arena. Many of those features involve Batman, and fans were treated to a brilliant interpretation of half of Frank Miller’s seminal The Dark Knight Returns late last year. The conclusion to that memorable story arc is hitting DVD and Blu-ray stands this week, and once again, fans will not be left wanting.
Whilst The Dark Knight Returns: Part 1 dealt with Batman’s return and his victory over the mutants, here the focus is on the aftermath. Batman’s renewed activities have revived The Joker from his catatonic state, new police commissioner Ellen Yindel brands the vigilante a criminal and issues a warrant for his arrest, and the President orders Superman to intervene should Batman continue to defy the law banning superhero activities.
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