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New Batman V Superman Description Details Revealed By Ben Affleck & MTV,New Clip

19 hours ago | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Recently, MTV chatted up "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" Batman star, Ben Affleck, and served up some small description details for the movie by confirming that it's definitely taking notes from Frank Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns" video (below). In the clip, they asked Ben if Batman v Superman was influenced by The Dark Knight Returns, and he replied with: "I do think Zack Snyder was heavily influenced by The Dark Knight Returns. Everyone’s influenced by that. It’s the seminal work. I don’t think there’s any Batman movies that have been made without drawing from that book because it’s so good. If you’re smart you steal from the best." Check it out,below. The movie stars: Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent and Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Ma Kent, »

- Andre

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Ben Affleck on How The Dark Knight Returns Influenced Batman V Superman

21 hours ago | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Ben Affleck is currently doing the press tour for his new film Gone Girl, and he can't escape the questions about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. That's got to be a little annoying for him, but he does throw a few little things here and there to make the fans happy. During an interview with MTV, the actor was asked about the influence of Frank MIller's The Dark Knight Returns on the film he's making, and he said,

"Yeah, I don't want to answer too many Batman questions because it is a Gone Girl thing, but I will say that I think Zack [Snyder] was heavily influenced by that. I think everyone's heavily influenced by that...that's the seminal work. So, I don't think that there's any of these which have been made that haven't drawn from that book because it's so good. So, you know, I think if »

- Joey Paur

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Ben Affleck Batman "heavily influenced" by The Dark Knight Returns

30 September 2014 3:54 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ben Affleck has revealed that his Batman will be "heavily influenced" by Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns.

The Gone Girl star will play Bruce Wayne opposite Henry Cavill's Man of Steel in the forthcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, due to open in cinemas in March 2016.

Affleck told MTV that director Zack Snyder has been using Miller's 1986 comic book run as a touchstone for his take on the DC Comics hero.

"I will say that I think Zack [Snyder] was heavily influenced by that," the actor said.

"I think everyone's heavily influenced by that... that's the seminal work. So, I don't think that there's any of these which have been made that haven't drawn from that book because it's so good.

"So, you know, I think if you're smart you steal from the best. That's why I'm going to rip David [Fincher, Gone Girl director] off from now on everywhere I go! »

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How Much Did 'Dark Knight Returns' Influence 'Batman v Superman?'

29 September 2014 6:19 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Though it was greatly rumored before Comic-Con 2014 that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was going to be partially based on Frank Miller' seminal work The Dark Knight Returns, everyone agrees that the footage shown in San Diego was heavily influenced by this iconic work.

Star of the movie Ben Affleck has been making the press rounds in support of Gone Girl, and he's dropped a few hints about the movie along the way. Talking with MTV, he addresses the Frank Miller inspiration apparent in the film.

Ben Affleck doesn't think Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is the only movie to be affected or influenced by Frank Miller's work. He believes that all of the movies that have come in its wake have, in some way, played off those aspects apparent in The Dark Knight Returns.

Before answering the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice question, though, »

- MovieWeb

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Frank Miller Indulges in His Favorite Tropes in Sin City “Hard Goodbye”

29 September 2014 5:12 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Sin City “Hard Goodbye”

Originally serialized in Dark Horse Presents #51-62

Written and drawn by Frank Miller

Published by Dark Horse Comics

Full spoilers for the “Hard Goodbye” Sin City story

If you’ve read any of Frank Miller’s comics, you’re probably familiar with some of his most beloved tropes found in his work from Daredevil to Holy Terror, including pudge-faced, long coated wearing anti-heroes, prostitutes, a crapsack urban setting, and hardboiled voice-over narration that ranges from unintentionally hilarious (“ Sin City, she’s a big, bad broad flat on her back begging for it and I take her for all she’s worth and then I take her again and still she’s begging.”) to tight and poignant (“Worth dying for. Worth killing for. Worth going to hell for. amen.”) In “Hard Goodbye”, Miller plays with these tropes and devices like a kid with his favorite action figures, »

- Logan Dalton

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Ben Affleck Talks The Dark Knight Returns' Influence On Batman v Superman

29 September 2014 4:40 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Get More: Music News Thanks to the leaked Comic-Con footage from back in July, we already know that Frank Miller's criticaly acclaimed The Dark Knight Returns will heavily influence Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and in a new interview, star Ben Affleck has addressed the impact he believes that will have on not just this movie but each of the Caped Crusader's past big screen adventures.  "Yeah, I don't want to answer too many Batman questions because it is a Gone Girl thing, but I will say that I think Zack [Snyder] was heavily influenced by that," Affleck tells MTV News in the video interview above. "I think everyone's heavily influenced by that...that's the seminal work. So, I don't think that there's any of these which have been made that haven't drawn from that book because it's so good. So, you know, I think if you're smart you steal from the best. »

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Entertainment Geekly: The Batman Top 100

29 September 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

So on Monday, I watched the Gotham series premiere with about 8 million of my friends. I started writing a column about the show and what it says (accidentally and/or purposefully) about the role of Batman in pop culture right now. But working on that column got me thinking more generally about Batman: A character who has been around for 75 years, a figure in my cultural consciousness since before my memory begins. The next thing I knew, I was making a list of my favorite Batman things–the movies, the TV shows, the vividly recalled comic book story arcs and standalone issues, »

- Darren Franich

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10 Best Batman Prank Videos On YouTube

29 September 2014 4:44 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

YouTube/Simple Pickup

Internet pranks seem to be all the rage nowadays. YouTube channels like VitalyzdTv, RomanAtwood, MagicofRahat, Lahwf, fouseyTUBE, and others are raking in millions of views on the video sharing site by making themselves or somebody else look quite the fool.

However, an ever growing pranking sub-genre features pranksters incorporating some of the most popular comic book characters of today into their videos. Everybody from Superman, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Wonder Woman, Captain America, Wolverine, Thor, and others are getting into the pranking game. Though, today we will be focusing strictly on the Dark Knight himself… Batman.

Though Frank Miller, Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer and others have taken the once ridiculously campy Batman and dragged him growling into the darkness, there remains something inherently silly and preposterous about a man dressing up and pretending to be a bat, flapping about in a big black cape. Ever observant, the internet has noticed this, »

- Jesse Gumbarge

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The Week in Spandex – Gotham, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Daredevil, Big Hero 6, Deadpool, X-Men: Apocalypse and more

27 September 2014 6:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Our weekly round-up of all the latest superhero news and talking points, including Gotham, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Flash, Arrow, Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America 3, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Daredevil, The Defenders, Avengers Assemble, Big Hero 6, Deadpool, X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Fantastic Four, Powers and more….

Fox got the new small screen superhero TV season underway this past Monday with the premiere of the hotly-anticipated Batman prequel series Gotham, which enjoyed strong ratings, pulling a 3.2 rating with adults aged 18-49, and 8.2 million viewers from its highly competitive time slot. The pilot episode seemed to have a lot of admirers, although Flickering Myth’s Anthony Stokes and Anghus Houvouras were both unimpressed – check out their reviews here and here. And looking ahead, we’ve got three promos for the second episode entitled ‘Selina Kyle’, which you can see here and here, »

- Gary Collinson

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Comics to Read Before You Die #10: Watchmen

26 September 2014 12:55 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In the latest edition of Comics to Read Before You Die, Jessie Robertson looks at Watchmen….

Watchmen #1-12 (Sept 1986- Oct 1987)

Written by Alan Moore

Art by Dave Gibbons

Colored by John Higgins

Edited by Len Wein & Barbara Kesel

There isn’t a media outlet, comic book site, book review page or esteemed magazine that has not delved into the world of the Watchmen and highlighted its brilliance, its depth and its profound impact not just on the comic book medium but the written word itself. So what should make this column any different when examining this seminal piece of art? Will I be able to cull some new insight from the pages that so many have pored over, looking for symbolism and significance? More than likely not, but that’s not my job here. My job is to recommend a particular story in the comic book world that I »

- Jessie Robertson

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Batman: Arkham Knight – 10 Gadgets That Must Be Included

26 September 2014 8:55 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Warner Bros.

There are many, many things that make up the Batman persona; and as a night-stalking dispenser of justice with a penchant for broken bones and holding people over the edges of rooftops, he’s able to do all of this thanks to an unmatched plethora of all-purpose gadgets.

Now whilst we’re not going to start wishing for some Adam West-style Bat-Shark Repellant, it’s safe to say at this point in development Rocksteady still have a few tricks up their collective sleeves to make sure this final chapter is the best. The two previous iterations were incredibly solid and are both some of the most successful video games of all time, let alone in the superhero genre; it’s safe to say the ever-mounting pressure will be reaching incredibly high levels as they attempt to do what Christopher Nolan couldn’t; deliver a final chapter that satisfies everyone. »

- Scott Tailford

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Interview: Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder talk 300: Rise of an Empire

25 September 2014 10:53 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of UK its home-entertainment release on September 29th on Blu-ray and DVD, co-screenwriter Zack Snyder and producer Deborah Snyder talk 300: Rise of an Empire…

Give me a brief snapshot of how the parallel storylines work between Rise of an Empire and the first film.

Deborah Snyder: Well this film takes place on the same three days as the battle of Thermopylae — We just get to see a different perspective. We’re not from the Spartan perspective, we’re from the free Greek perspective, and we’re following this leader Themistocles, who is a naval commander.

Zack Snyder: The other thing we get to see that’s different in this film is it jumps forward and backward a little bit, and because it also paints the origins of Xerxes. So you get to see Xerxes’ birth, and what caused him to become the character that you saw in the original film. »

- Gary Collinson

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Comic Review: Batman and Robin: Future’s End #1

24 September 2014 8:14 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

DC Comics continues its latest Earth shattering event with Batman and Robin: Future’s End #1. The one-shot gives readers a look into what’s to come for the Dark Knight as he continues his crusade against crime. By his side is another partner who’s picked up the red and green mantle of the Boy Wonder. It’s an action-packed piece of a bigger puzzle that still serves as entertaining for those who aren’t completely up to speed with the whole story. 

Five years in the future, Bruce Wayne still dons the cape and cowl and stalks the streets nightly as the Batman. He’s also continues to be obsessed with the death of his son, Damian. Old wounds are opened when a monstrous assassin resembling the Heretic shows up. Could he be the same Heretic or another creation of the league of Assassins sent to rid the »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Eric Shirey)

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Harry Lennix Chats up 'The Blacklist' and 'Batman v Superman'

23 September 2014 8:20 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Harry Lennix has been a busy man. His nearly twenty year career has landed him straight in the center of the pop culture zeitgeist, being part of both a blockbuster film franchise and a buzz-worthy TV series. The actor appeared in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, and is part of the cast of NBC's The Blacklist. You may recall that Lennix was called upon, at last year's San Diego Comic-Con, to read the passage from Frank Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns" that would serve as the big reveal for WB/DC's plans.

The actor is currently making the rounds promoting season 2 of The Blacklist, and was asked a couple of questions about both of the big projects he's a part of these days.

Regarding Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the actor was unsurprisingly tight-lipped:

"Anybody who's a fan of the '86 graphic novel 'The Dark Knight Returns, »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Man of Steel star Harry Lennix says fans of The Dark Knight Returns will be “well pleased” with Batman v Superman

23 September 2014 7:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in July 2013, Man of Steel star Harry Lennix took to the stage at the San Diego Comic-Con International where he quoted lines from Frank Miller’s seminal comic book Batman: The Dark Knight Returns as part of the official announcement that Zack Snyder would be bringing the Man of Steel and The Dark Knight together for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Now, during an interview with Moviefone, Lennix has offered up a few words on the DC Comics ensemble, stating that fans of The Dark Knight Returns will be “well pleased” by the “historic event”.

“Anybody who’s a fan of the ’86 graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns, I think will be well pleased by [Batman v Superman],” says Lennix, who will reprise the role of General Swanwick in the team-up. “This is a historic event. Clearly, Zack Snyder is on the cutting edge of directing movies of this scope and scale. »

- Gary Collinson

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5 Reasons Gotham Needs to Be on Your Fall Must-See List

22 September 2014 3:05 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Gotham, which debuts this week, is one of Fox's most-buzzed-about new shows - and for good reason. I saw the first episode of the Batman-inspired series, and there's a lot to love. The show revolves around James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) as a young detective working his way up the ranks in Gotham. We meet him right as he and his partner Harvey (Donal Logue) take on the murder of Bruce Wayne's (David Mazouz) parents. The series premieres Monday, and if you like what you read below, you should definitely check out the trailer. It starts out with a bang . . . literally. Let's be clear about one thing: Gotham isn't the story of Batman. It's the story of James Gordon attempting to clean up the crime-ridden streets of Gotham before a superhero rises up to clear the scum away, and Gordon's story begins with the death of young Bruce's parents. I'm not giving much away here, »

- Maggie-Pehanick

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Review: Fox's 'Gotham' gives us a Batman show without Batman

18 September 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A man who decides the best way to fight crime in his native city is to dress up as a giant bat has to be a severely damaged individual on some level. But think about how damaged the city itself has to be for the man to think that the bat costume is necessary. Fox's new drama series "Gotham" (it debuts Monday at 8) wants to dramatize the crumbling infrastructure of Gotham City, which would eventually lead to Batman patrolling its streets. And it wants to play with the many wonderful toys available in that corner of the DC Universe, even if Batman himself can't be one of them, since the series begins with a 12-year-old Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) witnessing his parents' murder in a dark downtown alley. DC been down this road before with "Smallville," a show that took 10 seasons to let Clark Kent put on the red cape and blue tights, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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"Daredevil" TV Series Updates

15 September 2014 4:44 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

The currently shooting Marvel Studios' "Daredevil" TV series, has cast a well-known actor to Marvel Comics' blind 'sensei' who trained 'Matt Murdock' to become the superhero 'Daredevil':

Actor Scott Glenn will play 'Stick', a character created by Frank Miller, as the leader of a group of martial artists called the 'Chaste', the deadly rivals of demonic ninja clan the 'Hand'.

In the comics, Stick has the abilities of radar sense, acute hearing, taste, touch, smell, telepathy,and the ability to drain life energy from another person. 

Stick also trained Daredevil's lover 'Elektra'.

"Stick is one of the most important figures in Matt Murdock's life and Scott Glenn embodies all the qualities of someone so integral to this hero's journey," said Jeph Loeb, Marvel's Head of Television. 

"There are few actors who could bring the authenticity, gravitas and charisma to such »

- Michael Stevens

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Scott Glenn Joins Marvel’s Daredevil As Stick

15 September 2014 3:04 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In another move that shows how much inspiration the upcoming Daredevil Netflix series will draw from Frank Miller’s run in the comics, Marvel has cast Scott Glenn (The Hunt for Red October, Silence of the Lambs) as Stick, the mysterious martial artist famous for training both Elektra and the titular Man Without Fear.

Stick was created by Miller in 1981, where he’s depicted as a blind master martial artist who not only teaches a young Matt Murdock how to fight, but how to control his senses and develop his “radar sense.” Stick is also revealed to be the leader of a warrior order called The Chaste that regularly fought with a mercenary group known as The Hand.

Stick was last played by Terence Stamp in the terrible 2005 film Elektra from 20th Century Fox. The studio heads at Marvel must have erased that casting from their minds, however, as the »

- James Garcia

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Ben Affleck Talks About Batman’s Anger Issues In Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice

15 September 2014 10:14 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Despite its constant appearance in the news cycle, we still don’t know very much about Zack Snyder’s upcoming Man of Steel sequel, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, especially when it comes to the version of the Caped Crusader that we’ll see on screen. No two Batman interpretations are completely alike, and from the sound of it, Ben Affleck will play a far different Batman than Christian Bale did in the Dark Knight trilogy.

We’ve already heard reports that this version is in his mid-40s, making him a bit older than previous versions of the character, and that he’s likely been operating in the shadows of Gotham for quite some time. This darker, more seasoned crime fighter will draw inspiration from Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns, and even has a massive and powerful Batmobile to prove it.

Affleck recently sat down with »

- James Garcia

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