‘Dark Knight Returns’ Creator Frank Miller Meeting with Zack Snyder on ‘Batman vs. Superman’ Movie
Before film audiences knew him as the guy behind ‘Sin City‘ and ’300,’ Frank Miller thrilled comics fans with his dark, revisionist take on Batman in the ‘Dark Knight Returns’ comic series — and now it looks like he might be returning to Gotham for the upcoming ’Batman vs. Superman‘ movie.
The Independent reports that ‘Man of Steel‘ director Zack Snyder, who’s currently prepping Warner Bros.’ upcoming Batman/Superman crossover movie, “will have talks in the next few days” with Miller, presumably to pick his brain regarding how best to fit two of DC’s most iconic heroes into a single blockbuster film.
Miller’s involvement makes perfect sense, given that Warner Bros.’ announcement of the Batman/Superman movie — which made arguably the biggest splash at Comic-Con 2013 — came with ‘Man of Steel’ co-star Harry Lennix reading a passage from ‘The Dark Knight Returns.’ Snyder also has a history with Miller, given that he helmed the hit 2007 film adaptation of ’300,’ Miller’s 1998 comic series depicting a heavily fictionalized retelling of the ancient Battle of Thermopylae.
Surprisingly, according to the Independent’s sources, Miller “had no idea the announcement in San Diego was going to happen so it did come as a surprise.” The source went on to add that “He’s going to be meeting up with [Snyder] in the next few days to go over the plans for the Superman film so things should be clearer after that.”
With Warners targeting a 2015 release and several question marks still hanging over the production (including who will be taking over for Christian Bale as Batman), Snyder certainly has his plate full. Meeting with Miller looks like a step in the right direction.