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Zack Snyder Would Love to Make a Dark Knight Returns Movie

Director Zack Snyder says he would love to make a movie based on The Dark Knight Returns. Batman is one of DC’s most iconic superheroes. Batman’s origin story starts when he’s a young boy, and watches as his parents are murdered in an alleyway. The traumatic experience deeply affects Bruce, who eventually takes up the mantle of Batman to keep Gotham safe. Ben Affleck played Batman in the DC Extended Universe, and he’s returning for reshoots in Zack Snyder’s Justice League.

Batman has had many incredible comic book stories. However, The Dark Knight Returns is arguably one of the hero’s most memorable. The four-issue miniseries centers around a much older, already retired Bruce Wayne. That being said, Bruce decides to return to fighting crime, despite pushback from both Gotham police and the U.S. government. Bruce stages his own death at the end of the series, and The Dark Knight Returns concludes with the Bat making preparations to continue to protect his city. The miniseries also features many familiar Batman characters, including James Gordon, Two-Face, the Joker, and Selina Kyle.

This isn’t the first time that Snyder has expressed interest in The Dark Knight Returns. In fact, the director stated back in March that he felt a movie could be made out of the miniseries. More specifically, Snyder even mentioned that The Dark Knight Returns helped inspire certain elements of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. To that end, it’s clear that The Dark Knight Returns has had a significant impact on Snyder’s work, even if he hasn’t had a chance to develop it into a movie of his own yet.

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