A few weeks back graphic novelist Frank Miller, author of “The Dark Knight Returns”, mentioned he’d like to see his â€˜decrepit Batman’ tale get the big screen treatment one day. And while it is only a pipe dream of his – ya never know though, Batman is pretty darn hot right now – the speculation as to who would get to play Batman-in-retirement has already started up.
Many seem to favour Clint Eastwood as the ripened superhero – and when a film version of â€˜’The Dark Knight Returns” was rumoured about five years ago, Eastwood was tipped to take the role; not sure whether that was just BS or there was actually progress on a film – but Miller has another idea…. One that just led to Ab King having to change from his Rambo undies into his Rocky boxers.
â€˜’Just that mouth of his, the scowl and the way it would look in a mask,” Miller told a reporter from The LA Times. “I loved ‘Rocky Balboa.’ This wounded warrior, that’s what Batman is in ‘Dark Knight Returns.’ “
Hmm. Don’t see it myself – - if anything, I’m having nightmarish flashbacks of “Judge Dredd”.
But again, it’s nothing more than a suggestion of Frank’s… nobody need to cook up a photoshopped poster of “Dark Knight Returns” with Stallone’s name above the title just yet.