Frank Miller is a name that is entwined in th Batman history. We all know his work on The Dark Knight Returns was a key moment for the character’s history.
So, what would a Frank Miller Batman movie look like? When speaking to Variety, the prolific comic book writer gave his take on what a Batman movie should be. He said:
My dream would be to make it much smaller. To lose the toys and to focus more on the mission, and to use the city a great deal more. Because he’s got a loving relationship with the city he’s protecting. And unlike Superman his connection to crime is intimate; it has been ever since his parents were murdered. And he defeats criminals with his hands. So it would be a different take. But it will never be in my hands, because it would not be a good place to make toys from. There wouldn’t be a line of toys.
That actually sounds like it could be pretty good, with a singular and concise story. I actually think The Batman has a chance to do that, and make everything just a little more… ‘real’. We will have to see though.