Hollywood Reporter have revealed the cast for the DC animated move based on Frank Miller‘s Dark Knight Returns.
Batman/Bruce Wayne will be voiced by ‘Robocop’ star Peter Weller, with Ariel Winter from ‘Modern Family’ playing Robin. Also cast are Wade Williams (Prison Break), David Selby and Michael McKean.
Bruce Timm, executuive producer on DC’s animated movies: “Dark Knight Returns is the granddaddy of beloved comics properties that we’ve ever attempted [to adapt]. There is definitely the imperative to get it right.
[Peter Weller has] the proper weight to his voice. He definitely brings all of the world-weariness of the character and inner core of optimist covered in a cynical shell.”
Ariel Winter prepared for Robin by viewing other Batman movies and questioning what she could bring to the role: “How can I maker her different from the other Robins, other than just being female? She’s really tough and she needs to have an edge in her voice, so I tried a lower register for her.”