'Batman v Superman' News: Harry Lennix Calls Movie A 'HIstorical Event,' Says It Has Heavy Draw From 'The Dark Knight Returns' [VIDEO]
With filming underway still for the next DC Comics movie, one actor took the time to talk vaguely about how the movie is looking and one comic that it is drawing a lot of story from.
Harry Lennix, who played General Swanwick in Man of Steel, talked with MovieFone on Monday about Batman v Superman and said that it is heavily drawing from one Frank Miller comic that was already rumored to be an influence.
"Anybody who's a fan of the '86 graphic novel 'The Dark Knight Returns,' I think will be well pleased by that. This is a historic event. Clearly, Zack Snyder is on the cutting edge of directing movies of this scope and scale," Lennix said.
"I think you can depend on the acting -- you've got Amy Adams, of course. You've got Henry [Cavill]. I don't think there are any surprises with regard to that. What will happen remains to be seen. I'd probably wind up in a box some place."
The Dark Knight Returns is set in a dystopian near-future version of Gotham City. Bruce Wayne is 55 years old and has retired as Batman; and levels of crime are rising. Wayne, finding his retirement difficult, becomes Batman again.
While it doesn't seem like Batman will be retired, it has been hinted that Ben Affleck's version will have been a superhero for awhile by the time he is met in the movie so drawing from the psyche of this Batman seems to be one of the biggest takes from the comic.
Batman v. Superman is set to open in theaters on March 26, 2016.