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SDCC: Frank Miller’s BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS to be an animated feature.

Last night at SDCC, DC Universe held a premiere of it original animated feature, Batman: Year One.

After the premiere, the panel shared some of its upcoming titles scheduled to be released as animated features.

Executive producer Bruce Timm announced the following Justice League: Doom (the last project written by the late Dwayne McDuffie) and Superman vs. The Elite (presumably based on the story “What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice and The American Way” from Action Comics #775).

Then things got really exciting.

After the release of these two, the studio will return to the work of Frank Miller with its first ever two-part movie based on Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.

Read more after the jump.

“It’s going to be very, very faithful to the comic,” Timm reassured the audience.

No casting has been announced yet, but in answer to a question from the audience, voice director Andrea Romano said that they would consider using fan favorites Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill for the voices of Batman and the Joker.

Bruce Timm previously adapted a segment of The Dark Knight Returns in an episode of Batman The Animated Series called “Tales of the Dark Knight”

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