Before the jumping up and down begins, I have to harsh your glee by stating that this is just a rumor right now, but it’s a hell of a rumor.
According to a new report, there is a chance that Frank Miller is looking to team-up with Scott Snyder to write a third installment in The Dark Knight Returns series. It’s a collaboration that would build on the legacy of one of the most revered comic books in history, a huge influencer on the shape of the character’s soul (on paper and screen) since the ink first dried.
Here are some of the details from Bleeding Cool about the potential storyline and the short list of artists that are allegedly being considered.
The story, I am told, would concern Carrie Kelley, the Robin of Dark Knight, now in her elder years. She is now in a similar position to that of Bruce Wayne in the original Dark Knight, and she is seeking her own successor to protect Gotham.
I am told that Frank Miller is too unwell to draw the book, so new artists are being sought. DC co-publisher Dan DiDio, and those above him, want multiple issues with multiple artists, including the likes of Greg Capullo, Jim Lee, Andy Kubert, Marc Silvestri and the like.
I’m also told that Scott Snyder prefers a standalone title, akin to Sandman Overture, without the many spinoffs that Before Watchmen got. And that his artist on The Wake, Sean Murphy, is a favourite artist choice.
But that’s even if it gets made and I understand there are many other aspects to consider first, including Frank’s health.
The story rumor is what it is, I’m not going to put much stock in something that could be incredibly fluid at this formative moment, but if it turns out that that is where this would go, that would be interesting.
Rumors about Miller’s health have been out there for awhile, so I suppose it’s not surprising to see that mentioned as a concern in Bleeding Cool’s report.