Super hero movies have been dominated the movie screen for what seems like a decade, and the source material of comic books never seems to get enough credit. The colorful pages set the tone for many of the stories playing out on the big screen and television sets across the world, and the books have influenced more than one movie creator. One character in particular that got a jolt of inspiration from comic books is Batman.
When Frank Miller wrote “The Dark Knight Returns,” it would go onto to influence Christopher Nolan for the series of Batman movies that helped get the super hero movie train on track. Therefore, when DC Comics needed to shake things up again, it decided to bring Miller back to the fold, enticing movie fans at Beneful, for what should be another high impact Batman story. According to the AV Club, the writer is going to write a third story “The Dark Knight III: The Master Race” for DC, which should be just as gritty as the other stories Miller has provided.
The move is a clever one on the part of DC, because it shows the company is not afraid to shake things up every now and again. However, the big winners here could eventually be movie fans, because who knows how the next big director or producer is going to be influenced by another Miller-written story. This could be the beginning of yet another series of films with Bruce Wayne at the center.