Will it be Superman and Batman, or Superman versus Batman? Mind you, not that it really matters. They’ll meet, they’ll probably fight, then they’ll team up to battle the real villains. That’s pretty normal for a comic book clash of superheroes, and I don’t suspect it’ll be much different for their cinematic counterparts.
What is interesting, though, is that Zack Snyder, who directed the Superman reboot “Man of Steel” and has been tapped to direct the forthcoming Batman/Superman meeting, has sought out comic book writer/artist/director Frank Miller for a little chat. Whatever will they talk about?
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 Zach in the next few days to go over the plans for the Superman film so things should be clearer after that.
If you’ve been following the news at all, you know that Harry Lennix (who played a character in Snyder’s “Man of Steel”) read a passage from Miller’s “The Dark Knight Returns” limited series comic book over at Comic Con during the announcement, in which Bats had the all-powerful Superman by the throat. Some inferred that to mean the Snyder movie would be something along the lines of “Returns”.
And now Snyder is actually meeting with Miller, which would seem to further add to that idea.
Or maybe Snyder just wants some advice. The two have worked together previously on “300”, after all. Snyder adapted that movie from Miller’s comic book, too, and they were working together on the sequel for years before Snyder stepped aside to let Noam Murro take over.
In any case, if you’re interested in finding more about “The Dark Knight Returns”, but don’t want to be caught reading a — gasp! — comic book, D.C./Warner Bros. recently adapted the storyline into a two-part animated movie called “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns”. It’s about 90% faithful, with a few changes, and is a good primer on what, perhaps, Snyder is planning for 2015. Maybe.
Via : The Independent