An old saying for when when it comes to classic sagas of fiction is usually: "all good things come in three's." But with the recent boom of mega-franchises in film (inspired mostly by written literature in the first place) the old saying is now puttering out into oblivion.
Such is the case with the former comic book trilogy known as The Dark Knight, Frank Miller's deep-dive into the mad psyche behind Batman. With The Dark Knight III: Master Race on the horizon under the pen of Brian Azzarello (with art by Andy Kubert and Klaus Janson), it seems as though the series creator has been inspired to create a fourth instalment.
"I thoroughly applaud what [Brian's] doing. But now that he's doing his, it's now a four-part series," Miller said during an interview with Newsarama. "I'm doing the fourth."
Miller's second instalment to the saga, The Dark Knight Returns, inspired a good deal of the story of WB's upcoming [Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice](tag:711870). Newsarama and fans are now assuming that—with Miller's specific indication of a "four-part" series—the story will end with the fourth chapter.
The Dark Knight III: Master Race's eight-part series begins on November 25th.