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Zack Snyder on the Influence of Dark Knight Returns on BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN

When director Zack Snyder first revealed his Batman Vs. Superman movie at Comic-Con, he used a quote from Frank Miller's classic series The Dark Knight Returns as a way to reveal it.

"I want you to remember Clark in all the years to come. In all your private moments. In all the years to come, my hand at your throat. I want you to remember the one man who beat you."

So how much of this comic book series will influence the movie? While speaking with the French magazine Popcorn, Snyder said the influence of the comic will serve as a building block for the story that they will give us.

"The comic book will influence the history of Batman vs. Superman, on which the writer David S. Goyer and myself will work."

The director went on to explain that Ben Affleck's version of Bruce Wayne will serve as a good opposition to Henry Cavill's Superman.

"Ben brings an interesting counterweight to the performance of Henry in the role of Superman. He has the experience necessary to paint the picture of an older and more advised man than Clark Kent, who bears the scars of a seasoned vigilante while retaining the charm that Bruce Wayne deploys when present in the world."

I think that screenwriter Goyer and Snyder have a good handle on things and what they are doing. I just hope the story runs a bit smoother than Man of Steel, but right now I'm most excited to see the character designs for the film.

The film will also star Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, and Jeremy Irons as Alfred, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, and Diane Lane reprising their roles. The movie is scheduled to be released on May 6th, 2016. 

Via: Comic Book Therapy 

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