Director Zack Snyder has outright stated that Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is heavily influenced by what Frank Miller did with his graphic novel series, especially The Dark Knight Returns, where an older, more grizzled versions of Superman and Batman fight each other.
When Snyder announced the film two years ago at Comic-Con, he quoted directly from the novel, sending the crowd into a frenzy. If you’re familiar with the novels, then you will appreciate the various nods seen in the trailers and images released so far, including Batman’s costume and a single shot that pays homage to the cover of The Dark Knight Returns.
For those that aren’t too familiar with the source material though, here are nine ways in which Miller’s work has influenced Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.
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