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Batman - Page 10
Christopher Nolan's 'Dark Knight' trilogy helped pave the way for the current wave of superhero film mania by introducing audiences to a different kind of superhero film: one that was darker and more serious, and a bit more cinematic than some of the cornier predecessors. But would Nolan, whose sci-fi drama 'Interstellar' hits theaters this month, ever return to the genre? You might think not, but then you might be wrong. In a recent interview, Nolan answered that question, and talked about his relationship with Warner Bros., and being asked to produce a Batman reboot and the 'Justice League' film.
Comic book fans surely remember the '90s. It was a strange time to be a superhero fan. A dark time. A time when Joel Schumacher was directing Batman movies and baffling the entire world. A decade before Christopher Nolan made 'Batman Begins,' Schumacher made 'Batman Forever,' which featured Jim Carrey as The Riddler and Tommy Lee Jones as Two-Face. No one remembers either performance fondly, but it turns out that there's some pretty interesting stories regarding their casting. It turns out that Jones did not like Carrey. Like, at all.
FOX’s ‘Gotham’ detects its sixth installment in “Spirit of the Goat,” as a killer targeting first-borns reminds Bullock of a similar case from the past, while Gordon and Barbara deal with the ramifications of Penguin's survival.
Batman is a character who comes with multiple vehicles, accessories, and suits -- as a billionaire superhero, it's part of his appeal. And if the latest report is true, we know that one of the Batsuits worn by Ben Affleck in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' will be rather serious business. For fans of Frank Miller's Batman stories -- from which director Zack Snyder is said to have taken some inspiration -- elements of this new suit should excite you.
Batman means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. The best thing about Mondo's new gallery show centered around DC Comics' Dark Knight is that it knows this. If your Batman is the violent, grizzled version Frank Miller drew and wrote, you're covered. If your Batman is the level-headed martial artist and detective of the Christopher Nolan films, you'll find plenty to love. You love Bathound? This gallery show has Bathound. Few characters have had the longevity of Bruce Wayne and his alter ego and this show is evidence of why. There's a reason this show is a "75th Anniversary" tribute -- Batman is whatever his fans want him to be.
'The Dark Knight' is one of the most popular superhero movies ever. Heck, it might even be one of the most popular movies of any genre in the past 10 years. But, even if you think you've seen and read all there is on 'The Dark Knight,' you still might not know everything there is to know about one of the biggest movies of all-time.
Just yesterday FOX Batman prequel 'Gotham' took us inside the GCPD for a first look at Harvey Dent's upcoming appearance, and now another major piece of the Dark Knight puzzle has fallen into place. 'Firefly' and 'Homeland' star Morena Baccarin will show her face in 'Gotham' as noted DC Dr. Leslie Thompkins, though she may not focus her medical talents on young Bruce Wayne just yet.
FOX's Batman prequel 'Gotham' featured yet another bit of bat-mythology with this past Monday's "Viper," but the DC drama will soon add at least one new face with the arrival of 'Masters of Sex' star Nicholas D'Agosto as Harvey Dent. 'Gotham''s white knight won't make his official appearance until a bit later in the season, but we've got a first look at the future Two-Face in action right now!
FOX’s ‘Gotham’ detects its fifth installment in “Viper,” as a new strength-enhancing drug causes chaos on the streets, while Bruce detects something amiss with the Wayne board's shady dealings, and sets out to investigate.