‘The Dark Knight Returns’: Frank Miller’s Original Ending Had Batman Dying

During an appearance at MCM London Comic Con, Frank Miller revealed that The Dark Knight Returns originally concluded with the death of Batman.

Frank Miller’s acclaimed comic titled The Dark Knight Returns concluded with the Caped Crusader faking his own following a confrontation with Superman. However, Frank Miller revealed to a crowd at MCM London Comic Con that the original ending actually had Batman being killed in a hail of bullets during a fight with the police. However, Frank Miller explained that the story got away from him.

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Hailed as a comics masterpiece, THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS is Frank Miller’s (300 and Sin City) reinvention of the legend of Batman. It remains an undisputed classic, one of the most influential stories ever told in comics, and is a book cited by the filmmakers as an inspiration for the most recent Batman movies.It is ten years after an aging Batman has retired, and Gotham City has sunk deeper into decadence and lawlessness. Now, when his city needs him most, the Dark Knight returns in a blaze of glory. Joined by Carrie Kelly, a teenage female Robin, Batman takes to the streets to end the threat of the mutant gangs that have overrun the city. And after facing off against his two greatest enemies, the Joker and Two-Face, for the final time, Batman finds himself in mortal combat with his former ally, Superman, in a battle that only one of them will survive.

The Dark Knight Returns is now available.

Source: Bleeding Cool

Sebastian Peris

Sebastian Peris

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