Zack Snyder Would Cast New Actors For ‘The Dark Knight Returns’ Movie

"I think it would just be its own thing."

Zack Snyder The Dark Knight Returns

Justice League director Zack Snyder revealed that he’d cast new actors if he directed a cinematic version of The Dark Knight Returns.

Although it seems like Zack Snyder’s days working with Warner Bros. are over, the director has always maintained that directing a live-action adaptation of Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns is a dream project for him. He previously explained that he’s obsessed with the idea and that he’d do it as a one-off movie rather than spin a franchise out of it. But in a more recent interview Snyder opened up about how he’d approach the story.

When speaking to Josh Horowitz on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Zack Snyder confessed that he’d cast new actors to play Batman and Superman in The Dark Knight Returns instead of bringing back Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, just to make sure it was entirely its own thing. He also compared the vision he has for the graphic novel to his take on Watchmen, saying it would be really frame-accurate. Take a look below.

“No, I don’t think so. I think it would just be its own thing. Yeah, I think it would be its own thing. I would just do it one hundred percent, Watchmen style, really frame-accurate. Really do it. I don’t think it would be that expensive, to be honest. I don’t think so. It’s pretty gritty.”

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Here is the official synopsis for Zack Snyder’s Justice League:

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.

Zack Snyder’s Justice League Cut is set to hit HBO Max in 2021. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood regarding all the latest news on the Zack Snyder Cut and The Dark Knight Returns, and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!

Source: Happy Sad Confused

Eammon Jacobs

Eammon Jacobs

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