August 1, 2013
Zack Snyder Will Talk To Frank Miller About BATMAN VS SUPERMAN And Batman Role Rumored For Older Actor
One of the biggest stories coming out of Comic-Con this Summer was the announcement that Zack Snyder would be making a follow up to Man of Steel with Batman Vs. Superman. Now there's talk (via TheIndependent) that Zack will be talking with Frank Miller (Sin City, Wolverine, Daredevil 300, The Dark Knight Returns) about the film. Taking advice and possible story suggestions from the comic book legend. Miller's Dark Knight Returns focuses on a elderly Batman coming out of retirement and is forced to fight Superman. Zack talked to FirstShowing back in 2009 about making a film based on Miller's Dark Knight Returns.
“I think the thing that’s awesome about Dark Knight, like Watchmen, is that it is a complete and total experience, that was unlike anything anyone has ever seen, and still is,” Snyder said. “I think the big challenge for me would be – it’s so ‘montage-y’ and so media thick, that you just have to – that’s the techniques you’d have to develop and make work. But as far as the rest goes, the thing I’d be really interested in is that kind of Frank [Miller] narration over that cool action, that’s a thing we haven’t really seen in that context.”
BatmanOnFilm is reporting on an exciting casting rumor for Superman Vs. Batman. As they state the studio could be looking to cast an older actor (mid-40's) in the role of Batman. Likely, scrapping previous incarnations (Christian Bale and Joseph Gordon-Levitt) seen in Nolan's trilogy. This news added to the Frank Miller's involvement it's possible there could be some elements from his take on the DC Universe, such as The Dark Knight Returns. The site also mentions their own solid casting choices such as Jon Hamm (previously championed by fans for Superman), Josh Brolin, Gerard Butler (had been one of my suggestions when the film was announced) and a few others. Hamm and Butler seem like decent choices, along with the fact they've previously worked with director Zack Snyder on previous films.