Frank Miller Meeting with Zack Snyder About Batman & Superman Film
Though the news was spoiled before the big reveal at Comic-Con, the announcement that the next Superman film to follow Man of Steel would incorporate Batman sent fans into a fit of excitement. But with the film set to begin production in 2014 for a release in the summer of 2015, the project will be coming together pretty quickly, starting with finalizing the story. And considering that director Zack Snyder chose to use an except from Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns to make the announcement a couple weeks ago, it only makes sense that the filmmaker is meeting with the comic writer to discuss the film. Read on!
The Independent (via Bleeding Cool) reports that Miller was not aware of the big announcement, but now that the story is out there, a source close to Miller revealed, "He’s going to be meeting up with Zack in the next few days to go over the plans for the Superman film so things should be clearer after that." Bleeding Cool is smart to point out that this source calls the project a "Superman film." And with all we've heard, it sounds like this won't be an assembly of heroes like The Avengers, but rather a straight-up Superman film where Batman will be a prominently featured supporting player, likely at odds with the Big Blue Boy Scout. That makes sense considering Man of Steel stars Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane are also already lined up to return.
As of now, we're not sure if Miller's meeting with Snyder will have any big impact on the film, but maybe Miller could end up producing or helping out with the script. Miller already has a solid history with Snyder since the filmmaker adapted his graphic novel 300, and produced the upcoming follow-up 300: Rise of an Empire. At the very least, Miller will give some input on the gestating project. It would be great if Miller's graphic novel became the backbone for this melding of the two DC Comics superheroes, but we're still cautiously optimistic about the meeting of these to comic book icons. Thoughts?