[Movies] Zack Snyder Talks About The Influence of The Dark Knight Returns On Batman vs Superman Posted by Larry Csonka on 02.10.2014
And why he cast Ben Affleck...
In an interview with French magazine Popcorn (via Comic Book Therapy), Zack Snyder spoke about the influence of Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns on Batman vs Superman.
He said the film won't be a direct adaptation, "but the comic book will influence the history of Batman Vs. Superman, on which the writer David S. Goyer and myself will work."
He also mentioned why he cast Ben Affleck. He said: "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."