The last several years have blessed us with plenty of superhero films, ranging from Marvel flicks like 'Iron Man' and 'Captain America' -- which led us to the ultimate superhero ensemble flick this summer with 'The Avengers' -- to the final film in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, 'The Dark Knight Rises.' But men are the focus of each and every one of these superhero films -- when do the female superheroes get their time?
A 'Dark Knight' reboot? A 'Dark Knight' sequel? 'Dark Knight' spinoffs or prequels? Though Christopher Nolan has said he's done with the 'Dark Knight' franchise, Warner Bros. has expressed a strong interest in keeping the character going. We take a look at how Warner Bros. will take Batman beyond 'The Dark Knight Rises.'
(Major spoilers for 'The Dark Knight Rises' ahead.)
Yesterday marked the beginning of the end of 'The Dark Knight Rises,' as all the stars and crew behind the final Christopher Nolan-directed Batman trilogy came out to New York City yesterday for the premiere. And what better location to host the 'Dark Knight Rises' premiere than the so named real-life city of Gotham.
Remember that awesome ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ footage Christian Bale, Gary Oldman and Joseph Gordon-Levitt brought to the MTV Movie Awards? The one that was pulled offline immediately after Warner allowed it to be screened as part of the program? Well, it’s back online – in HD – and you don’t have to endure thousands of screaming ‘Twilight’ fans to enjoy it.
Has ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ official site not existed before today? Maybe when the entire Internet is dedicated to every aspect of your film production, you really don’t need a 'Dark Knight Rises' official site. After all, what can you put on it that hasn’t been leaked to another site, already?
Why didn’t ‘The Devil Wear Prada’ get a sequel? Even ‘Garfield’ got ‘A Tale of Two Kitties.’ And ‘Prada’ was a flat-out hit. It earned $326M worldwide (on a reported $35M budget). It nabbed Meryl Streep yet another Oscar nomination. And it elevated the already rising stars of both Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt. All of these factors should have led to a sequel. Now, 6 years later, it just might.