[Movies] Superman and Joker Cast for The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 12.17.2012
The animated film's voice cast grows...
Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation have announced that Michael Emerson (Person of Interest, Lost) and Mark Valley (Human Target, Fringe) have been cast as the Joker and Superman, respectively, in The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2. The two join a cast headed by Peter Weller (RoboCop) as Batman, David Selby (The Social Network, Dark Shadows) as Commissioner Gordon, Ariel Winter (Modern Family) as Carrie/Robin, and Michael McKean (This is Spinal Tap) as Dr. Bartholomew Wolper.
The direct-to-video animated feature, which arrives on January 29th, continues the story of Frank Miller's iconic future-set take on Batman. With Gotham City back under his watchful eye, and accompanied by able sidekick Robin, Batman continues to battle crime – but his resurgence awakens a far worse evil at Arkham Asylum: The Joker. In the meantime, Superman has been dispatched by the President to halt Batman's unsanctioned reign by whatever means necessary. Between the Joker's diabolical scheme to drag Batman to the darkest levels of insanity, and the Man of Steel's seemingly invincible physical presence, the Dark Knight must confront adversaries and allies simultaneously while maintaining the peace in Gotham City.