Yesterday, Bleeding Cool broke the news that DC Comics are planning a Dark Knight Returns threequel, with Frank Miller and Scott Snyder named as co-writers, with other artists including Jim Lee, Greg Capullo, Sean Murphy and Andy Kubert mentioned as artistic collaborators. And details of this story have been confirmed directly by others as a result.
Since then however, I have heard other names from well connected sources. Brian Azzarello is a big one, as a co-writer on the project. And artists such as John Romita Jr, Dave Gibbons and Klaus Janson have also been named as involved – Romita worked with Frank on Man Without Fear, Gibbons with Frank on the criminally underrated Give Me Liberty and Janson of course inked Miller on the original Dark Knight. There definitely seems to be the aim of using artists that Frank has worked with before.
As for the plot? We mentioned before how it would involve the original Carrie Kelley Robin character, now elderly, taking the Bruce Wayne role in the story. But it will be one in opposition to the Supergirl character introduced in Dark Knight Strikes Back, mirroring the Superman/Batman conflict of the original Dark Knight Returns, that will also form the core of the upcoming Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn Of Justice movie.
More as we have it!
From Dark Knight Strikes Again by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley.