Frank Miller to work with Zack Snyder on 'Batman vs. Superman'?
"Batman vs. Superman" might not be a direct adaptation of Frank Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns," but it will likely still have his stamp on it. According to a new report, Miller is going to sit down with the "Man of Steel" sequel's director, Zack Snyder, to have a discussion about Warner Bros.'s upcoming crossover superhero film.
The Independent reports that Miller was caught by surprise by the "Batman vs. Superman" reveal at San Diego Comic-Con, but is now open to talking about the project with Snyder. "Frank had no idea the announcement in San Diego was going to happen so it did come as a surprise. He's going to be meeting up with [Zack] in the next few days to go over the plans for the Superman film so things should be clearer after that," a source for the site says.
Miller and Snyder already have a history together, as Miller penned the graphic novel behind Snyder's breakout film, "300." When Snyder announced the "Batman vs. Superman" reveal at Comic-Con, he did so by having actor Harry Lennix read a famous section from Miller's classic, "The Dark Knight Returns."
"I want you to remember, Clark, in all the years to come," reads the excerpt, which is right before Batman and Superman battle. "In your most private moments, I want you to remember my hand at your throat. I want you to remember the one man who beat you."
The Independent isn't clear on how big of a role Miller could have in the movie. He could just be chatting with Snyder over coffee, or he could end up being a consultant on the project. Whatever his involvement is, die-hard fans should be pleased by this news, because hopefully Miller can help Snyder stay truer to the characters of Batman and Superman than he did in "Man of Steel."