Variety recently caught up with DC Comics' artist, and DC Entertainment co-publisher, Jim Lee (Batman: Hush), and quizzed him on Zack Snyder's upcoming Batman v. Superman film.
When asked if he had any advice for the film's director, Lee replied:
"Zack is a comic book fan and draws inspiration from the comics. He doesn’t need to be given advice. He’s a talented filmmaker. He’s a super stylized visualist. He’ll do stuff no one has ever done with the caped crusader and blow everyone away. He knows how to take the sensibility of comicbooks and do what other filmmakers don’t know how to do"
As for how he views the differences between the movies and the comics they are based upon:
"I know a lot of filmmakers will look at the source material and what we capture on paper and translate that entirely onto film, but it shouldn’t be a literal translation of the comic books themselves. We work in a medium that has no end. A film should have a beginning, middle and end and resolution until the next one comes out. We’re telling a story every single month. They’re different sensibilities."
And despite rumors that Ben Affleck`s costume for the film has been directly influenced by Jim Lee`s art, he revealed he actually doesn`t play a huge role when it comes to the movie side of things, saying:
"I’m in charge of publishing. My level of involvement is gasping and oohing when I see the footage and clapping when the DC logo comes on at the beginning."
Sounds good to us! Looking forward to what Mr. Snyder has in-store for The Dark Knight when [Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice](movie:711870) hits theaters in the summer of 2016!
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