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...
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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