I know what you’re thinking, “Blasphemy!” No comic book film can be darker than Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, but that seems to be the road Warner Bros. is planning to take on this next film.
Both Warner Bros CEO Kevin Tsujihara and Ben Affleck have stated that Zack Snyder’s take on Batman is going to be one of a “tired and weary” Batman, and that it's going to be something much different from what Bale and Nolan did with the Dark Knight films, but will still give us the familiarity that we demand.
And on top of these vague promises of “darkness” that is somehow both familiar and different from the “darkness” of the last films, The Independent has confirmed that director Zack Snyder has met with legendary comic book writer Frank Miller, the man who originally pitted Batman against Superman in Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, to “talk” about the script.
Does this mean Miller could help push the film into a darker place than any super hero movie has gone before? Or are they simply trying to extract the commercial success of Miller without losing the Hollywood gloss that they’ve already applied to Man of Steel?
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