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Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight got Batman all wrong

Dark Knight Returns writer Frank Miller hates all Batman movies, even Christopher Nolan’s

Batman pummelling Bane in dynamic art for a scene that didn't really exist in The Dark Knight Rises
Batman pummelling Bane in dynamic art for a scene that didn’t really exist in The Dark Knight Rises

Speaking to Playboy, Frank Miller – writer behind classic comic-books The Dark Knight Returns and Batman: Year One (and in the name of balance, the appalling Dark Knight Strikes Again and All-Star Batman & Robin) – discussed his dislike for all Batman films.

“I have my own ideas about what the characters are like,” explained Miller. “I mean, I can’t watch a Batman movie. I’ve seen pieces of them, but I generally think, No, that’s not him. And I walk out of the theatre before it’s over.

When pushed if that included Christopher Nolan’s films – 2005’s masterful Batman Begins, 2008’s epic The Dark Knight and 2012’s bloated The Dark Knight Rises – the creator was unequivocal.

“It includes all of them,” asserts Miller. “I’m not condemning what he does. I don’t even understand it, except that he seems to think he owns the title Dark Knight. [laughs] He’s about 20 years too late for that. It’s been used.”

Given Miller is a huge influence on Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, one wonders if he’ll sit that one through out of respect for his old 300 collaborator…

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice will be released on 6 May 2016 – read our defence of Ben Affleck’s casting here and Gal Gadot’s casting here. Find out more about the comics that inspired the film with new digital magazine Uncanny Comics.