Lana Lang is in the feature-length animated film 'Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1'!
This animated movie is based on Frank Miller's groundbreaking 1986 four-issue limited series of the same name which has since been made available in graphic novel form. The film is divided into two parts: 'Part 1' which was released on September 25, 2012 and 'Part 2' set to be released on January 29, 2013!
Lana Lang plays a small but pivotal role in the story as editor of the Daily Planet defending Batman amongst heavy criticism. Paget Brewster (Dan Vs.) is the voice of Lana Lang and you can learn more about Paget and her extensive career in a recent interview by Big Shiny Robot:
"Paget Brewster has been acting steadily since the mid 90′s, but the name might not immediately conjure a face (unless you watched "Andy Richter Saves the Universe, which you should have, but I suppose that's another article for another day). She has played such iconic characters as Lana Lang and Birdgirl . . . from the recording booth. Ms. Brewster began her voice over career in the late 90′s on an amazing cartoon called "Godzilla: The Series," and credits that as the experience that helped further her talent in voice over..." To read the complete interview Click Here
The film is directed by Jay Oliva (Man of Steel, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights) from a screenplay by Bob Goodman (Warehouse 13). Sam Register (Young Justice, Teen Titans, Ben 10) and Bruce Timm (Justice League: Doom) are the executive producers.
From: WB Press Release
"Frank Miller's landmark graphic novel about fear, hope and redemption is celebrated with proper measures of haunting visuals and intense action in Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1, the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. Produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the all-new, PG-13 rated film arriv[ed] September 25, 2012 from Warner Home Video as a Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD, On Demand and for Download. The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack will include UltraViolet™."
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 is available on DVD & Blu-ray!
A cool bit of Lana Lang trivia...voice-actor Townsend Coleman plays Morrie in this film. Townsend happens to be the actor who played the voice of teenage Clark Kent in the1980s Superman Family Album animation series alongside Lana Lang (Liz Georges) in the episode 'First Date'! In 'Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1', Townsend's character Morrie also interacts with Lana Lang (Paget Brewster) however, this time their characters are at odds with one another.
Superman's Family Album ['First Date'] Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1
Lana (Liz Georges) & Clark (Townsend Coleman) / Morrie (Townsend Coleman) & Lana (Paget Brewster)
Special thanks to Jose for the images and info!