WARNING: MASSIVE SPOILERS FOR DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE BELOW
In an interview with the French news site Le Monde, Frank Miller discussed the plot to his upcoming Dark Knight III: The Master Race. Miller says that the story’s chief antagonists will be the people of Kandor, the shrunken Kryptonian city kept by Superman in his Fortress of Solitude. In Miller’s story, Batman frees one million Kandorian citizens – and must then join forces with Superman and the other surviving members of the Justice League to prevent the conquest of Earth by this Master Race of Kryptonians. Miller says that while Batman has defeated Superman before, this time he will be facing “millions as strong as Superman…but if we had to bet, I would bet on Batman.”
Meanwhile, in a separate interview with Comic Book Resources, DKIII’s co-writer Brian Azzarello and illustrator Andy Kubert revealed that it isn’t Bruce Wayne behind the mask, but someone else. “Batman” is in fact Carrie Kelley, the Robin first introduced in Miller’s original Dark Knight Returns miniseries, who has taken over for Wayne after his death. Whether Bruce Wayne is really dead remains to be seen, but is unlikely given Miller’s comments.
Dark Knight III: The Master Race #1 arrives in comic shops on November 25.