Jim Lee Promises That Zack Snyder Will "Blow Everyone Away" With BATMAN V SUPERMAN

Jim Lee Promises That Zack Snyder Will "Blow Everyone Away" With BATMAN V SUPERMAN

He's one of the greatest comic book artists on the planet, and DC Entertainment’s co-publisher Jim Lee (Batman: Hush) talks here about what he believes Zack Snyder will bring to Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and how he believes filmmakers need to go about adapting the source material...

Batman at 75: DC Entertainment's Jim

Variety recently caught up with Justice League and Superman Unchained artist Jim Lee to get his thoughts on the 75th Anniversary of the Caped Crusader, quizzing him on the upcoming Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. They started off by seeing if he has any advice for director Zack Snyder, to which he replied: "Zack is a comic book fan and draws inspiration from the comics. He doesn’t need to be given advice. He’s a talented filmmaker. He’s a super stylized visualist. He’ll do stuff no one has ever done with the caped crusader and blow everyone away. He knows how to take the sensibility of comicbooks and do what other filmmakers don’t know how to do" As for how he views the differences between movies like this and the comic books they're based on, he added: "I know a lot of filmmakers will look at the source material and what we capture on paper and translate that entirely onto film, but it shouldn’t be a literal translation of the comic books themselves. We work in a medium that has no end. A film should have a beginning, middle and end and resolution until the next one comes out. We’re telling a story every single month. They’re different sensibilities." The costume which will be donned by Ben Affleck's Batman definitely seems to have borrowed many elements from Lee's take on the iconic character, with Kevin Smith directly mentioning it as being an influence. However, it turns out that regardless of that fact, Lee doesn't play a huge role on the movie side of things. "I’m in charge of publishing. My level of involvement is gasping and oohing when I see the footage and clapping when the DC logo comes on at the beginning." What do you guys think? 
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FraserB - 7/24/2014, 3:52 AM
I have faith in Zack Snyder, I enjoyed Man of Steel but I wasn't nor am in love with it...
McGee - 7/24/2014, 3:52 AM
Haff - 7/24/2014, 3:54 AM
And I believe him. But it's not Disney/Marvel, therefore people will think it's shit.
Haff - 7/24/2014, 3:55 AM
Love Jim Lee.
SaxoWolf - 7/24/2014, 3:55 AM
TokenNerd - 7/24/2014, 3:55 AM
Total Faith in Snyder!
Loved all the movies he's done so far!
pertamanak - 7/24/2014, 3:55 AM
mmmkay, now please release first-full-body-looks of batfleck and batmobile
TheShadowKnows - 7/24/2014, 3:55 AM
Lozzy - 7/24/2014, 3:56 AM

Why try and start a flame war like that ?
McNyagano - 7/24/2014, 3:57 AM
Didn't Jim Lee say Man Of Steel brought him to tears? Yeah I'll wait and watch this for myself:)
BlinkyStark - 7/24/2014, 3:59 AM
Nah, will be an utter piece of garbage like Turd of Steel, GL and TDKR

Haff - 7/24/2014, 3:59 AM

Sorry mate, I never meant to start a flamewar. Not my intention. Just voicing my opinion.
BlinkyStark - 7/24/2014, 4:00 AM
Gal Gadot as WW? ha freaking ha!

another 9/11 fiasco?

ha freaking ha!

FU Snyder!
Demongod20 - 7/24/2014, 4:00 AM
Give me more of this and I'm good.

staypuffed - 7/24/2014, 4:01 AM
Jim Lee is my all-time favourite comic book artist, and he's a super nice guy. Totally respect his judgement. Can't wait!
Desrow - 7/24/2014, 4:02 AM
McGee - 7/24/2014, 4:04 AM
Jim needs to take a cue from Stan the Man and ask WB/DC if he can cameo in Snyder's DC Trilogy.

Alexjames13 - 7/24/2014, 4:06 AM
bvs has the potential to be [frick]in amazing!! great cast and good director. with a strong wriiten script, snyder can do wonders!
kinghulk - 7/24/2014, 4:06 AM
as long as this film has a better script than man of steel it should be fine. im sure the film will look awesome even if it isant very good cos zack is brilliant with visuals, but i dont understand why we didnt get a single slo mo scene in MOS when there is slo mo in pretty much evry movie of his.
Maia87 - 7/24/2014, 4:07 AM
Jim Lee,that guy who said 'Green Lantern' was a great movie?
kinghulk - 7/24/2014, 4:08 AM
i agree with what he said about the source material, you cant copy it exactly.
McGee - 7/24/2014, 4:10 AM
....You have a heart cold as ice McNy!
ManThing - 7/24/2014, 4:11 AM
I believe it. I have no doubt
luffycapri - 7/24/2014, 4:11 AM
This coming from the guy that said man of steal made him cry lol, yeah right. We will see about that.
Alexjames13 - 7/24/2014, 4:11 AM

yea but you shouldnt stray too far away from it either. thats what leads to bad cbms!
SageMode - 7/24/2014, 4:13 AM
Jim Lee also praised MOS last year.............yeah, no thanks
Null - 7/24/2014, 4:15 AM
Snyder better blow us away, or it's a wrap for DC. They are basically putting their eggs in one basket on this one. If he doesn't come through,well, it's a wrap.
MrReese - 7/24/2014, 4:18 AM
I'm sure Snyder will deliver.MoS was bad ass screw u guys! :)
Doopie - 7/24/2014, 4:21 AM
see jim understands adaptation. love this guy
Starkasm - 7/24/2014, 4:23 AM
I like Snyder. He is a talented director.
Watchmen is brilliant.
AztecRainGod - 7/24/2014, 4:23 AM
A DC Artist promises BVS wont suck.

Who saw this coming???
sjoerdo0 - 7/24/2014, 4:24 AM
when I was 3 I started as a Batman fan, thought the years I became a Marvel fan. I don't care anymore about Batman now, that says enough
ProfessorX - 7/24/2014, 4:25 AM
I'll believe it when I see it. DC haven't put out a good movie since 2009 (Watchmen), IMO.
Starkasm - 7/24/2014, 4:25 AM
MoS was enjoyable for me. Nothing amazing. Cavill was awesome.
baszs - 7/24/2014, 4:28 AM
I never understood why people hated on Man of Steel! I think it was a decent comicbookmovie..
The destruction was accurate and in line with the story.. It needed a bigger impact than let's say, a few drums of gasoline and a bit of chaos..
kinghulk - 7/24/2014, 4:29 AM
alexjames13- no what leads to bad CBM is bad directing and bad writeing
pepe - 7/24/2014, 4:30 AM
Jim Lee is the Brian Singer of the Comicbook industri...
... You figure it out if its agood or a bad thing
McGee - 7/24/2014, 4:30 AM
"My level of involvement is gasping and oohing when I see the footage and clapping when the DC logo comes on at the beginning."

Mmm Hmm. That's also Jollem's role in all this.

ROMPEORTOS - 7/24/2014, 4:31 AM

Yeah... it says you are a good example of "involution" XD
DrunkenNukem - 7/24/2014, 4:34 AM
I trust 100% in Zack Snyder...he will give us (another) great cbm
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