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So far, all signs are pointing to Ben Affleck's Batman radically different from the normal Caped Crusader that we're used to seeing on the big screen. The new Batman, so far, has been described as more seasoned and older than we're used to seeing him. But at the very least we know what hasn't changed: he still has the voice that makes the ladies pay attention.
With more of you having had a chance to see what all the buzz was about, we thought today would be a great time to dig into the inspirations that made this thoroughly modern and wildly original movie everything it is. Basically, what movies helped Birdman take flight.
While Christopher and Jonathan Nolan spent years improving the stock of DC Comics characters up on the silver screen, it appears that their time making superhero-related movies has come to an end. The latter, who scripted both The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, has revealed in an interview that he and his brother are no longer affiliated with the growing DC Cinematic Universe.
Keanu Reeves has gotten to play a variety of roles over the years, but one type of character heís never been able to sink his teeth into is a superhero. Unfortunately for him, the two superheroes heís expressed interest in playing also happen to be the ones who wonít be free anytime soon.
After months of waiting, Warner Bros. and DC Comics finally gave fans what they were asking for: the planned live-action DC films. Starting with Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, WB will release 10 DC films between 2016 and 2020. From solo films like Wonder Woman and Aquaman to ensemble films like Suicide Squad and Justice League Part One and Two thereís a lot to take in, but weíve got you covered! Hereís everything we know so far about DCís films.
Between now and 2020, Warner Bros. and DC Comics are doing everything in their power to get their most popular superhero characters up on the big screen. But those of you who are nervous about the lack of Batman and Superman titles on this list need not be worried - apparently, they are on the way.
Though he wasnít the first cinematic Batman, Michael Keatonís portrayal of the Caped Crusader was much different than what we had gotten before, and heís considered by many to be one of the best Batman actors of all time. However, despite having a good experience in his two films, Keaton opted not to return for a third installment, and his reason for doing so is quite simple.
The LEGO Movie was a smash hit. But why stop there? The original now is going to inspire a spinoff film, with one of the most popular characters from that movie.
Clooney will never fully remove that stain from his resume. And the fact that itís there, I believe, inspires him to make better choices, to choose smarter projects, and to have endless amounts of comedic material when heís facing an audience of forgiving comic book fans.
Just because Keaton ushered in the modern superhero movie doesn't mean he feels beholden to it nowadays. In fact, he's never watched a one of Christopher Nolan's wildly popular Batman reboot trilogy.
When Ben Affleck first signed on to play Batman in Zack Snyders upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, fans were quick to point out that the film won't be the first time that the actor/director has tried to play a legendary comic book character. Back in 2003 he was hired to play the titular character in director Mark Steven Johnson's Daredevil, and while that movie was successful at the box office, it's not exactly one of the best examples of the superhero genre.
Batman v Superman is reportedly getting ready to shoot scenes in what could wind up being Wayne Manor. This story, however, comes with a twist. The house that is said to be in use is a rather decrepit old brick building with boarded windows and an unkempt lawn. Obviously this isnít a typical description of the stately manor from DC Comics, but it could tell us something interesting about what Zack Snyder and his crew are doing with their incarnation of Dark Knight.
Batman's 75th anniversary will be ushered in with the official unveiling of a Batman stamp collection, which will feature designs from DC's Golden Age, Silver Age, Bronze Age, and the New 52 era.
Starting with Neal Heftiís 1966 Batman Theme, before then moving onto Danny Elfmanís 1989 theme song for Tim Burtonís reboot and ultimately concluding with Hans Zimmerís Like A Dog Chasing Cars from 2008ís The Dark Knight, The Piano Guys effortlessly meander to each era with ease, and any self-respecting Batman fan needs to devour this video instantly.
Hong Kong Mcdonald's locations have revealed a new Batman-themed value meal, featuring an exotic burger, cheese fries, and green apple iced tea in honor of The Justice League.