Zack Snyder wants to TDKR: Should he?

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  1. BobJM Uncle Charlie

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    ZACK SNYDER WANTS TO DIRECT TDKR: SHOULD HE?**

    Zack Snyder Wants to Adapt The Dark Knight Returns With New Actors


    So what do you think? Would you want to see Snyder take on Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns like he did for Moore’s Watchmen?

    I think this would be awesome idea, to be honest. I’d much rather see him film a frame-to-frame adaptation than see him continue his vision of the DCEU’s Snyderverse. And a TDKR universe fits in with DC’s current multiverse angle.
     
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    No. People would look at the Batman v Superman battle and say 'I've already seen this'.
     
  5. Frodo Registered

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    Between The Dark Knight Rises and Batman v Superman, I've seen enough aspects of TDKR , for now.

    Maybe a couple decades from now ,with a fresh filmmaker ,they can revisit that story .

    But for now, I prefer they stop going to the Frank Miller well again and again.

    Adapt some other Batman stories to tell in live action.
     
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    That’s fair; I don’t want TDKR in place of The Batman or other stories but it could still be cool to see the comic adapted in live action. It’s a one-and-done movie.

    IMO, TDKR and BVS only had superficial elements to the story anyway, like Bruce retired in Rises (and the leg brace) or the fight & armor in BVS. There’s plenty more to tell from that story, but fair enough that maybe Snyder shouldn’t be the one to tell it.
     
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    The story has alot to offer to be sure .

    I wouldn't mind seeing it down much further down the line, but over the next few years, i'd prefer they exploit some of the other untapped stories in live action instead of doing TDKR or taking elements other elements . But that's for the near term.

    If they did get to it , I'd prefer another filmmaker tackle it. Someone who doesn't have a connection to any other previous film versions, and who could bring their own new vision to the story and to the Batman myths.
     
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  8. Mani-Man I just found out about this (he/him)

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    He already did half of the story and failed at that...so no.
     
  9. Mandon Knight We did it......

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    Whether he wishes to make it or not, it ain't gonna happen, WB and him are pretty much 'done' in terms of 'big-picture' deals. Also, he pretty much did it in B v S, so re-visiting it makes very little sense anyway.
     
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  10. Monte Cristo The Slow Knife

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    Not interested, Zack. You already had BvS, which was full of TDK Returns references. Batman has had more than enough of that story for the time being.
     
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  11. Brother Jack Coffee and Contemplation

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    I'm pretty convinced he used the proposed Man of Steel sequel to shoehorn in his own version of DKR, so it strikes me as odd that he still wants to adapt it.
     
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  12. The Joker The Clown Prince of Crime

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    Snyder should not be allowed near a DC property ever again. Especially Batman.
     
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    This. Plus a lot of other properties. Basically anything intended to be aspirational or optimistic, and also anything that is being dark or subversive for any reason other than it looks cool.
     
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  14. Boom I got nothin'

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    Zack Snyder: "Suck it, WB."

    Also Zack Snyder: "Can I has TDKR??"
     
  15. Babillygunn New Age Outlaw

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    No. He put in a ton of Easter eggs and made Bruce older and grumpier. That’s not doing TDKR.

    He basically ignored everything fascinating about that comic and then put a few visuals that were left up on the screen.

    I’ve read TDKR more times than I can remember and I think it’s hugely overrated. But it’s infinitely better than BvS.
     
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  16. metaphysician Not a Side-Kick

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    Q: Zach Snyder wants to [anything involving DC comics, or superheroes in general]?

    A: No
     
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  19. Gothamsknight A Dark Knight

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    Hell no. He already butchered the remnants he tried to put together in BVS, and now he wants to do a full movie? My suggestion to him is to actually pick up a Batman comic that ISN'T TDKR for once, and study up on what makes the character who he is. Because he clearly doesn't get Batman or Superman for that matter.
     
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  20. The Lazarus Pit The Boy Wonder

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    Yes a million times! I’d take this over any movie on the entire DC slate.
     
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    Definitely not, for a number of reasons.
    • He already had his shot in a more loose adaptation of the story, which failed spectacularly.
    • He has proven time and again he's incapable of truly understanding comic book characters and what makes them who they are.
    • His latest film is one of the worst in his career so far.
    • Page-to-page adaptations might be cool in theory but not everything translates well in every medium. There have been exceptions but usually the best ones are the ones that take some liberties while also staying true to the spirit of the source material.
    • Watchmen is a proof why it doesn't work. It was a movie that was extremely faithful in the events of the graphic novel, but not to the characters and essence or thematics of the story.
    • Between Batman v Superman and The Dark Knight Rises, we've seen a fair share of elements of the story for quite a few years to come. There are numerous other stories that deserve to be shown too.
     
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    Sure, I guess. I'll even go a step farther and say they should've let him do that (albeit on a tight budget) instead of The Snyder Cut. I've heard many claim that he doesn't understand the story at all, but considering I have no attachment to it in the first place, I don't really care.
     
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    I'm gonna echo the majority opinion of this thread and say Hell No.

    Keep Snyder away from anything DC-related.
     
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    I don't love the comic, I actually think it's hit and miss (while I love Year One), I loved the Watchmen film but Zack's already had enough chances.
     
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    Considering that story’s dark tone and rather cynical take on Superman(he’s literally a government lackey) I’d say that story would be right up Snyder’s alley. Thing is, I feel Snyder doing TDKR would be rather redundant at this point as he already sort of did that older, cynical, worn-out Batman with the Affleck version - to the point he was lifting lines straight out of that book, and basically went with the TDKR styled Bat-suit and logo. Not to mention he already had Batman fight Superman with the armored Bat-suit from that comic.

    We also have the TDKR animated movies if you want to experience that story in motion, which adapts the story closer than you ever could in live-action. So there’s not much need to do the story again in live-action other than the allure of using real people to re-tell the story with as opposed to animation. That being said, I think Snyder is better off doing an adaption of independent non-Marvel and DC stuff like Mark Millar’s Irredeemable or Alan Moore’s Miracle Man. Those type of stories are right within Snyder’s wheelhouse and they’re niche stories that are from the onset darker, deconstructions of the superhero genre so there’s zero chance of ticking off fandoms like he did with his takes on DC characters like Superman.
     
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