Batman V Superman Will Please Dark Knight Returns Fans

Gregory Wakeman

‘Man Of Steel’ actor, Harry Lennix, has confirmed that its upcoming sequel, ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice’, will make fans of the legendary Frank Miller comic ‘The Dark Knight Returns’, very happy indeed.

Lennix, who will reprise his role as General Swinwick in the superhero hybrid, made the comments during an interview with Moviefone, where he tried his best to be tight-lipped.


After being asked whether he could say anything about the hugely anticipated blockbuster, Lennix laughed and said, “Well, no,” before he then added, “Anybody who’s a fan of the ’86 graphic novel ‘The Dark Knight Returns.’ I think will be well pleased by it. “

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Of course, the first look of Ben Affleck as Batman earlier this year basically proved that Frank Miller’s lauded four-issue comic book would be a huge influence on Zack Snyder’s effort, and while it clearly won’t be a straight adaptation of ‘The Dark Knight Returns’, the novella’s style, tone and personality will flow throughout the adventure.

Lennix didn’t stop there though, and he declared that the film will be an “historic event,” before going on to praise pretty much everyone who is currently hard-work on the comic-book adaptation.

“Clearly, Zack Snyder is on the cutting edge of directing movies of this scope and scale,” he opined. “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.”

However, despite admitting that he’s not too sure about the fate of his character, Lennix admitted the he’ll “probably wind up in a box some place.” And after Swanwick’s ‘Man Of Steel’ compatriots, Colonel Nathan Hardy and Dr. Emil Hamilton, played by Chritopher Meloni and Richard Schiff, ended up going that way in the reboot, it’s hard not to disagree with his guess. 

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