In an interview with CBR, Snyder gave very vague details on the upcoming event that him and Capullo will be working on for DC. As of right now, the things we do know is that it will be Batman and that the layout of it will be “very rock n’ roll.’ Snyder told CBR that it has a name, but cannot reveal it. “It has a name, its my favorite name, but I can’t say it yet. Dan [DiDio] would murder me.”
Here are some other highlights from the interview..
“Greg [Capullo] calls it our Batman heavy metal rock opera.”
“It’s going to be a big, epic Batman story with flaming armor, an over-the-top capstone to a lot of the stuff that we’ve done with him. It’s all mapped out. I’ve just been out to Burbank with Geoff Johns going over it, and going over what he’s doing. It was great. It was one of the best story meetings that I’ve ever had. We sat there for a couple of days and really tightened up some of the screws. Geoff was incredibly generous and helpful with it.”
“Above all, what I really want it to be for fans is to not have it feel like the kind of event that we’ve seen before. I love DC events. They’re bonkers and wonderful, but generally, they refer back to continuity, or they are all about where the line is at that moment in time.”
“Geoff’s best ones have been plain-out great stories, but I think “Crisis,” for example, is in conversation with what we need to do with the line, as good as they are. What I want this one to be is different. I want it built out of the stories happening now and creating new material and giving everybody a place to tell stories that fit what they’re doing on their books, and feels really modern and different and above all fun. I don’t want it to be grim. I don’t want it to be superheroes arguing over something. Superheroes won’t be fighting superheroes. I want it to be celebratory, and huge, and crazy. I am going for out of control dinosaurs and lasers. It should be fun.”
Given those hints of intrigue, are you excited for the new project between the Eisner Award nomniated team of Capullo and Snyder?