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In the 75+ years the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight have existed, there has been a wealth of stories involving two of the world’s greatest heroes. With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice arriving in a few short weeks, Flickering Myth will be recommending some of the most influential and iconic stories that have examined the friendship (and sometimes rivalry) between both characters.
First up is the most obvious one, The Dark Knight Returns. Considered to be one of the most influential graphic novels of all time, the famous story sees Bruce Wayne in his late sixties after having retired as Batman for 10 years. Fed up with the increasing amount of crime in his absence Bruce once again dons the cape and cowl, setting off a chain of events in »
- Ricky Church
Entertainment Weekly reports that Arrow actor Stephen Amell will guest star on an episode of DC's Legends Pf Tomorrow. Amell will reprise his role of Oliver Queen/Green Arrow, but from the future in the year 2046 where he will reportedly be missing his left arm and be sporting his infamous goatee from the comics. His appearance is said to resemble the way Oliver Queen looked in Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns.
On the excitement of including the Green Arrow from the future, Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim said, “Every once and a while, we do an episode where the 10-year-old me has to pinch himself,” Guggenheim says.
“We’re not only introducing our version of Connor Hawke to our universe, we’re going to meet the 2046 version of Oliver Queen, and Stephen Amell is going to be reprising his role from Arrow. As an added bonus to comic-book fans, »
- J.B. Casas
As one of the foremost high-visibility fans of Zack Snyder's Man Of Steel, I have listened to several years now of people telling me why I'm wrong, and why Superman would never do the things he did in that film. I suspect we're going to hear that same conversation turned up to a deafening roar once Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice arrives in theaters. In the newest issue of Empire magazine, producer Chuck Roven described Batman in this film as an older angrier version of the character, someone who has decided to play "judge, jury, and executioner," setting off a flurry of thinkpieces about how they've ruined the character. While I adore Man Of Steel, I understand why some people don't care for that version of the character, or for the choices made in the film, especially towards the ending. I disagree, but at least I can see »
- Drew McWeeny
Fans of the "Green Arrow" comic have wanted to see "Arrow's" Stephen Amell sport the iconic bearded goatee look since season one, and now they're going to get it -- just not on "Arrow". Comicbook.com broke the news today that after years of wondering, Stephen Amell Will be rocking the Green Arrow goatee this season. The catch, is that it won't be happening on "Arrow", but instead will take place on "Legends of Tomorrow". According to "Arrow" executive producer Marc Guggenheim, Stephen Amell will be guest starring on "Legends of Tomorrow" as the future Oliver Queen. This version of Oliver will be 61 years old, will have the classic facial hair, and will be missing an arm. Wait -- missing an arm? In Frank Miller's comic book, "The Dark Knight Returns 2", Oliver Queen shows up missing his left arm. According to some fan chatter, its possible Superman had »
- Lauren Gallaway
Superhero television is legitimately back on the CW. Yes, Marvel’s Agent Carter is also back and doing okay in the excitement department (and meta references thanks to Howard Stark’s Kid Colt movie), and Supergirl is chugging along with her morality tales through the lens of a soap opera, but it’s the CW slate that is still the most risky and comic-book-like in its execution.
There are occasionally runs in print comics where a character or crossover event is enough up my alley that each week finds me buying multiple books to keep up. Thankfully (for my wallet) these events are fewer and less complex than they were back in the early ‘90s. It used to be I had to follow the Trial of Peter Parker through four different Spider-Man books for each installment, now I’m following nine part Secret Wars books, but mostly accepting whatever »
40 years ago today, Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams schlemiel-schlamazeled their way into TV history when “Laverne & Shirley” premiered on ABC. Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney, two roommates who worked as bottle-cappers in Milwaukee, had made their debut on “Happy Days” the November before their own spin-off started airing on January 27, 1976. The zany antics of “Laverne & Shirley” quickly shot to No. 1 in the ratings, even surpassing the viewership of “Happy Days.” Williams departed the show after she became pregnant with her first child. As to why she left instead of scheduling around the birth of her baby, Williams has said, “When it came time for me to sign my contract for that season, they had me working on my due date to have my baby. And I said, ‘You know, I can't sign this.’ And it went back and forth and back and forth and it just never got worked out. »
- Emily Rome
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Empire continues to roll out its coverage for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice one tantalizing piece at a time, with the latest media dump bringing forth two stylish new covers that divide the titular DC titans.
Arriving on the heels of the outlet’s unveiling of the subscriber-only issue – designed by comic book legend Jim Lee – today’s DC-centric copies will be available to buy from January 28.
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That’s not all, though; earlier today, a string of new screenshots emerged for Dawn of Justice, offering a much clearer look at the purported Darkseid symbol that seems to appear during Bruce Wayne’s dream sequence. Snyder has of course remained coy about the possibility of introducing the DC mega-villain, who is by all accounts the early frontrunner to anchor the director’s two-part Justice League ensemble piece. For now, we’ll »
- Michael Briers
Superhero fans have been waiting for what feels like forever for the release of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." Now, with the flick only weeks away from release, Kevin Smith has promised that Ben Affleck's Batman will be worth the wait -- and may be the best iteration of the hero ever seen on the big screen.
Smith spoke with Variety this week about "Batman v Superman" while promoting his latest film, "Yoga Hosers," at Sundance. The director said that Affleck's take on the iconic character reminds him of the hero as depicted in Frank Miller's graphic novel "The Dark Knight Returns," which Smith considers the seminal work about the Caped Crusader.
- Katie Roberts
Director Kevin Smith is a big fan of Batman. That’s really no secret. If you’ve ever seen him in interviews he’s as likely to be wearing a Batman t-shirt under his trademark coat as anything else. He also knows Ben Affleck. The director cast Affleck in several of his early films. For these reasons, Smith could be viewed as a strong judge of how Ben Affleck may handle the iconic role. If Smith is to be believed, we’re in for one hell of a movie as he’s calling Ben Affleck the "best Batman we’ve ever seen." Kevin Smith says that his bible is Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns and so by that metric Ben Affleck is already off to a great start as the character from Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice looks »
From dealing with intense fan scrutiny to the challenges of expanding the big-screen DC Extended Universe, Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice director Zack Snyder pulls the curtain back on his thought process and how it all connects to upcoming Justice League movie in our Official FM Interview.
Here are excerpts from the full interview with Zack by FM Editor David Weiner in Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine #284, on newsstands February 2 and available now at CaptainCo.com.
• Creating A Believable Title-character Match-up: “The discovery of the story is that Batman fights Superman. Now move your superhero chess pieces so that can happen. And it can happen in a credible and interesting way. … It’s just incredibly satisfying and fun to dig into these two mythological characters and find a through line that allows them to come into conflict in a way that not only is philosophically satisfying, but also physically real. »
- Holly Interlandi
Sometimes a writer can sit in front of the computer screen for hours, fingers poised on the keyboard, and – nothing happens. Not a word, not a syllable. Not a random thought, not a brainstorm. There’s not one single idea that can be expanded upon, not a hint of anything that seems at least remotely interesting.
Hmm, here’s something.
Did you read Denny’s column last week, the one about the Mighty Marvel Method? This writer came late to that particular game; in fact, I didn’t even know it existed, and the first time I heard the words “Marvel style” – another way to describe the “method” – I didn’t have a clue, though I was familiar with what a “script” was, having read numerous plays, including a whole lotta Shakespeare, in high school and college. I do think that, for novices, the best way to learn how to »
- Mindy Newell
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is just two months away but there's still a ton of mystery surrounding the film. While Zack Snyder and the cast have strategically revealed information since the film's initial announcement back at Sdcc 2013, there's still the question of who Jena Malone is playing, Dick Grayson's involvement and just how the film will explain the science behind General Zodd's transformation into Doomsday. However, many fans are most interested in learning more about Ben Affleck's Batman. He has a comic book accurate costume inspired by Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns but just how closely will his Caped Crusader adhere to the source material. Here's everything we know. Ben Affleck's Bruce Wayne is either 45 or 46 in the film. He's been fighting crime in Gotham for 20 years. Batman will wear at least 3 Batsuits in the film - a gray suit made of cloth, »
Back in December, legendary comic book creator Frank Miller had some harsh words about Elektra’s upcoming inclusion in the second season of the Marvel / Netflix series Daredevil, telling the crowd at Brazil’s Comic-Con Experience that, “they can do whatever they want, that is not her.”
Well, speaking to Entertainment Weekly, season two co-showrunner Doug Petrie was asked about Miller’s criticism, with Petrie responding that:
“God bless him, it’s his prerogative. I’m a huge fan of what he did, so the [criticism] doesn’t go both ways. I wouldn’t say, ‘What does Frank Miller know?’ I’m so inspired by him and what he achieved and I’m trying to take it further and enrich her. She’s an empowered woman with her own agency, she’s nobody’s victim.”
See Also: Watch the Daredevil season 2 teaser trailer
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- Gary Collinson
Will the Legion of Super-Heroes be coming to one of the DC Comics TV shows? Could there be a Vixen spin-off show on the horizon at The CW? What does the Daredevil showrunner think of Frank Miller‘s Elektra criticism? What does superhero poop look like? All that and more on this edition of Superhero Bits. […]
The post Superhero Bits: Legion of Super-Heroes on TV, Vixen Spin-Off on The CW and More appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
Frank Miller didn’t create Daredevil, but he’s widely hailed as the man responsible for turning things around for the Man Without Fear, and his influence on season one of Marvel and Netflix’s hit series was clear to see.
One character who was thought up by The Dark Knight Returns scribe, however, is Elektra, and he recently caused some controversy by stating that Elodie Yung’s version in the current TV show is not the real deal.
As you may or may not know, Marvel resurrected Elektra after Miller killed her off. This bothered the writer tremendously, as he was promised that she wouldn’t be used in any of their publications again. Ever since, Miller has maintained that neither the comic book nor live-action versions we’ve seen have been the “real” Elektra.
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- Josh Wilding
With Dark Knight III: The Master Race #3 set for release this coming Wednesday, DC Entertainment has released a preview of the issue’s mini-comic, Dark Knight Universe Presents: Green Lantern #1; take a look here…
With the next chapter of Dark Knight III: The Master Race, readers will learn more about the plans of the newly-freed Kandorians in the main story, but this 12-page supplemental tale sees an alien-looking (for details, check out Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Strikes Again) Hal Jordan’s otherwise idyllic life interrupted by a distress call from Earth. On his arrival, Hal is greeted by three strangers, looking for a God to worship…
This third mini-comic is co-written by Frank Miller and Brian Azzarello, with art breakdowns by John Romita Jr. and finishes by Frank Miller. In addition to the Book 3 periodical version (scheduled for late February), the Collector’s Edition hardcover publishes both the »
- Amie Cranswick
Recently Frank Miller was at a fan event and was asked a question about the upcoming second season for Marvel and Netflix's "Daredevil," and more importantly, how he felt about the inclusion of Elektra, a character he made famous. Of course, Miller's comments weren't the least bit positive, but his message got back to the showrunner for the second season for Daredevil, Doug Petrie, who is oddly not the least bit upset about what Miller said, and seems to have nothing but a good thing to say about him.
“God bless him, it’s his prerogative. I’m a huge fan of what he did, so the [criticism] doesn’t go both ways. I wouldn’t say, ‘What does Frank Miller know?’ I’m so inspired by him and what he achieved and I’m trying to take it further and enrich her. She’s an empowered woman with her own agency, »
- Nicholas Williams
Robin War #2
Written by Tom King
Colors by Chris Sotomayor, Emilio Lopez, Mat Lopes
Letters by Tom Napolitano
Published by DC Comics
Robin War #2 ends up being about a theme that has permeated the Batman family of books since the beginning of the New 52: family. As Dick Grayson plays the lone martyr battling Lincoln March at the Court of Owls’ HQ and pleading for Damian to leave, the rest of the original Robins, the We Are Robin kids, and even the Gotham Pd and Batman band together to score a resounding victory for the Talons. It’s a grand moment that gets cast in the shadow of Dick Grayson’s continual moral compromise as he tries to pull a Batman at the end of “Endgame” and sacrifice everything for Gotham, »
- Logan Dalton
Written by Frank Miller
Penciled by David Mazzucchelli
Colored by Christie Scheele and Richmond Lewis
Lettered by Joe Rosen
Published by Marvel Comics
The main crux of any superhero comic book is to depict the eternal war between good vs. evil in anyone of its myriad of forms. This is why most of us read comic books. It’s an innately understandable medium that conveys its own mythology through a dialogue that we can automatically make sense of. There is right and there is wrong, good and bad, heroic and villainous. This binary logic, while not completely flawed, is how most people not only make sense of the world at large, but also how they reconcile their own existence with that of their surroundings and experiences. From the menial conflicts we face on a daily basis, like being cutoff by some jerk off, who »
- Andrew Doscas
His chin. His chops. His everything. No one is more happy about Ben Affleck's performance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice than director Zack Snyder. And the filmmaker recently rattled off a laundry list of reasons why this is true. Speaking with People, Zack Snyder had this to say about his new leading man.
"He's an amazing Bruce Wayne, let's just be frank about that. And then when he puts the cowl on, you know he's got the chin for it. Casting Ben felt like a no brainer to me. I know that there was some backlash, but he's just so perfect to me, especially in his size and his age."
At 43 years-old, Ben Affleck is playing a much older version of Batman, with Christian Bale and Michael Keaton in their thirties when they first took on the iconic DC Comics character. This is a very different version »
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