Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice's The Dark Knight Returns Connections

When Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice was announced at Comic Con International: San Diego two years ago, it was with Man of Steel actor Harry Lennix reciting lines from The Dark Knight Returns onstage, followed by a logo reveal. It's been clear since then -- not just by implication, but by direct statements from the creatives behind the film -- that The Dark Knight Returns was a major influence on Zack Snyder and the way he's handling the film.