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10 Biggest Parts Of The Marvel Movie Formula (That Will Destroy The Series)

5 hours ago | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


After The Dark Knight it initially appeared superheroes had nowhere else to go. Here was the zenith of the genre, expertly bringing the graphic novel source to life in a totally legitimate way that almost, gasp, didn’t feel like a comic book movie. Surely anything that followed would be unable to escape the shadow of Christopher Nolan’s epic.

In the intervening six years we’ve seen comic book movies raise the game to a whole other level. Nothing is yet to hit The Dark Knight levels, but with shared universes now in vogue the genre’s only increased its box office dominance. The Marvel Cinematic Universe, which sneakily kicked off with Iron Man mere months before The Dark Knight, took the essence of what made Nolan’s Batman work, threw in an overarching continuity and more levity, and became one of the biggest franchises of all time. »

- Alex Leadbeater

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Meet the Japanese Batman

15 hours ago | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

  Last week a video of a Japanese man dressed up like the Christopher Nolan Batman riding on his own personal Batpod went viral. Now BBC has tracked down the Batman of Japan who refers to himself of Chibatman (after his home city of Chiba) and interviewed him. Chibatman conducted the interview in full costume and refused to reveal his true identity, but did give his reasoning for why he was dressing up like Batman. He wanted to make the people of his country smile after the 2011 tsunami, and has been continually riding around his home city of Chiba ever since.   »

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Liam Neeson Happy To Reprise His Role As Ra’s Al Ghul On ‘Arrow’

1 September 2014 4:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Liam Neeson has an encyclopaedia of badass characters in his extensive filmography, however one of his most well known on-screen persona’s is easily that of Ra’s Al Ghul. Neeson portrayed Ra’s Al Ghul in the first chapter of Christopher Nolan’s ground-breaking Dark Knight Trilogy, before returning for a small (but memorable) cameo in 2012′s The Dark Knight Rises.

It is no secret that Nolan’s acclaimed work on the Batman series has sufficiently influenced television’s Arrow in terms of tone and storytelling. However, in the upcoming third season of the show, Arrow will finally secure its long-running Bat-connection by reintroducing Al Ghul to audiences of the small screen. Although we are currently unaware of which actor will take on the highly coveted role, Neeson’s scene-stealing portrayal of the character in Batman Begins will be an incredibly tough act to follow. Now however, in a »

- Ben Read

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Liam Neeson: I'd play Ra's al Ghul on 'Arrow' 'in a heartbeat'

31 August 2014 6:20 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) With season three of "Arrow" returning to The CW on Oct. 8, it's highly unlikely they're still looking for someone to play Ra's al Ghul, who they've teased as the villain in the upcoming third season. But if they did still need to find someone to lord over the League of Assassins, a former Ra's is willing and able to rise from the Lazarus Pit.   “I would, in a heartbeat, if it came my way, yeah,” actor Liam Neeson told MTV News about playing the role on "Arrow."   Neeson, who played Ra's al Ghul in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, told MTV that he has not been approached about reprising the role on television. But when asked by MTV's Charles Webb, Neeson did offer some advice to the as-yet-unrevealed actor who will play the role on "Arrow."   “They have to believe in their philosophy,” Neeson said. “Ra’s al Ghul »

- JK Parkin, Comic Book Resources

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The Crazy Details Behind The Insane J.J. Abrams Superman Reboot That Almost Was

31 August 2014 2:01 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

After the false start that was Bryan Singer's Superman Returns, the big screen version of the Man of Tomorrow is finally on firm path towards a stable cinematic future. Director Zack Snyder brought the character back with Man of Steel in 2013, and with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and, presumably, Justice League on the horizon will keep a continued continuity going for at least a few years. But what if things had gone in a completely different direction? What if instead of having filmmakers like Snyder, Christopher Nolan and David Goyer working behind the scenes it was instead J.J. Abrams instead? As you'll learn watching the video above, that reality at one point was actually a possibility. The Weekly Planet podcast did a special segment this week where they too an in-depth look back at the history of the J.J. Abrams-scripted Supes movie that almost was: Superman: »

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Sr Geek Picks: Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Incredibles,’ Henry Cavill’s Superman Ice Bucket Challenge & More

30 August 2014 3:55 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find 32 Disney / Pixar Movie Ideas That Would Bankrupt Them; what it would look like If The Incredibles Was a Christopher Nolan Film; and Adam Savage’s Incredible Muscle Suit. All that and more on this edition of Sr’s Geek Picks!

To kick things off today, Flavorwire has 25 Amazing Ghostbusters Tattoos.

If you have any Geek Picks of your own, please send them to srgeekpicks(at)gmail(dot)com and you could be featured in a future post!


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- Justin Vactor

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Hot Toys Reveal Photos Of The "Batman Armory" From The Dark Knight

30 August 2014 1:39 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

If you are a Hot Toys Collector or a fan of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy, then you will love this Hot Toys incredibly amazing Batman Armory for 1/6th scale figure with fully functional Led lights and movable parts. Check out the photos below.  Batman trilogy concludes with The Dark Knight pitted against Bane, an unstoppable foe possessed of tremendous physical and intellectual strength. Nearly a decade after taking the fall for Harvey Dent's death and disappearing into the darkness, a fugitive Batman watches from the shadows as the Dent Act keeps the streets of Gotham City free of crime. Meanwhile, an elusive cat burglar seizes the chance to strike, and a masked anarchist plots a devastating series of attacks designed to lure Bruce »

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Neeson Open To Playing Ra's Al Ghul Again

30 August 2014 12:43 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

With Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy over, Liam Neeson has essentially hung up the role of Batman villain Ra's Al Ghul which he played in 2005's "Batman Begins" and briefly reprised in a cameo in 2012's "The Dark Knight Rises".

With Ra's Al Ghul set to serve as the lead villain in the upcoming third season of The CW's "Arrow," Neeson was asked by MTV this week if whether he's been approached about reprising the role to which he responded:

"No, I haven't, I haven't at all. I would, in a heartbeat, if it came my way, yeah. Very much so."

The question was admittedly garbled by a nervous interviewer so it sounds more like Neeson was being polite or thinking he was referring to something else. Clearer though was his advice to whomever lands the role be it on the series or in future projects featuring the character:

"They »

- Garth Franklin

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Watch The Incredibles Trailer As If Christopher Nolan Had Made It

30 August 2014 12:32 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

It's been a whole ten years since Pixar released The Incredibles (makes you feel old now, doesn't it?), so it's an appropriate time for the original trailer to get a makeover. Here's a YouTube clip of the trailer of the movie as though it went through a Christopher Nolan à la Dark Knight transformation. It's darker, broodier, and means that Syndrome takes center stage. (For obvious reasons, Edna becomes an unfortunate casualty in this edit.) So until we finally get Incredibles 2, you can sate yourself with this. »

- E. Alex Jung

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10 Tiresome Directors Who’ve Done Nothing New In The Last Ten Years

30 August 2014 11:19 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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We’re all too eager to sing the praises of filmmakers like David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, Alfonso Cuaron and Paul Thomas Anderson, who manage to deliver a unique (and usually brilliant) cinematic experience every time they step up to bat. Sadly, not everyone can be a Fincher or a Cuaron, and to that end, there are a high number of directors who just spin their wheels every time they make a movie, delivering a depressingly familiar experience that cynically opts for the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mindset, even though in many instances the financially successful formula is, from a critical standpoint, completely broken.

These 10 filmmakers may continue to make money for studios (well, some of them do), though their common ground is that each has let comfort get the better of them: they’re not hungry young filmmakers anymore, »

- Jack Pooley

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Liam Neeson Wants to Return as Ra's al Ghul For Arrow TV Series

29 August 2014 8:28 PM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

We've already seen Liam Neeson play Ra's al Ghul in Christopher Nolan's "Batman Begins," and now the character is set to be the main villain in the third season of the "Arrow" TV series. It has yet to be revealed who will play Ra's a Ghul, but there's already an actor who is more than interesting in taking on the role. That actor is Liam Neeson. While promoting his "A Walk Among the Tombstones" movie, MTV asked him if he has been approached to reprise his role on the TV series. "No, I haven't," he replied: adding: "I would [do it] in a heartbeat, if it came my way, yeah. Very much so." But if it doesn't happen, Neeson has some advice for whoever ends up taking the role. "They have to believe in their philosophy. Ra's al Ghul absolutely believed what he was doing was ultimately saving civilization, and it »

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Liam Neeson Wants to Return as Ra's Al Ghul in 'Arrow' Season 3

29 August 2014 5:28 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

At Comic-Con 2014 this year, The CW Network revealed that the primary villain in Season 3 of Arrow will be none other than Ra's al Ghul, although the character hasn't been cast yet.

The villainous League of Shadows founder was most notably played on the big screen by Liam Neeson in Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins. MTV recently asked the actor if Warner Bros. or The CW Network have approached him to play the villain on Arrow. While he hasn't been asked to reprise the role yet, the actor did say he would play him again in a heartbeat.

"No, I haven't (been approached), I haven't at all. I would, in a heartbeat, if it came my way, yeah. Very much so."

Of course, Warner Bros. and The CW Network have been keeping their movie and TV superhero universes separate, so it doesn't seem likely that Liam Neeson will return to play Ra's. »

- MovieWeb

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Here's What The Incredibles Would Have Looked Like Directed By Christopher Nolan

29 August 2014 4:43 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Well, that actually looks...amazing! It's hard to imagine Christopher Nolan ever tackling an animated movie (though you never know), but if he does, make it a dark superhero family drama made by Pixar. It doesn't sound like a Marvel/Pixar collaboration will ever happen - more on that can be found by clicking here - but a Nolan/Pixar one sounds even better, especially if you thrown in Hans Zimmer on scoring duties. So, who wants to start the petition to get Nolan to helm The Incredibles 2? Check out the video above and share your thoughts below. »

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Liam Neeson Would Play ‘Arrow’s Ra’s al Ghul ‘In A Heartbeat’

29 August 2014 4:39 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Ever since its debut episode, the comparisons between The CW’s Arrow and Christopher Nolan’s most recent reboot of Batman have been impossible to miss. But since then Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and his surrounding cast of DC Comics heroes and villains have grown out of the Dark Knight’s shadow, adopting a similarly grounded style, but incorporating characters from the realm of “Batman” comics that even Nolan left off the big screen.

And with Season 3 of the series promising to introduce a brand new take on ‘League of Assassins’ leader Ra’s al Ghul, the pressure is on to live up to the strong performance Liam Neeson first delivered in Batman Begins. However, the showrunners ...

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- Andrew Dyce

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Liam Neeson would return as Ra’s al Ghul for Arrow “in a heartbeat”

29 August 2014 4:03 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’re still waiting to hear who will portray Ra’s al Ghul for his starring role as the main villain of Arrow season 3, but it seems that Liam Neeson is more than willing to reprise his role from Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins and The Dark Knight Rises, should the opportunity present itself:

“No, I haven’t [been approached], I haven’t at all,” Neeson tells MTV during a promotional interview for his new film A Walk Among the Tombstones. “I would [do it], in a heartbeat, if it came my way, yeah. Very much so.”

While Neeson is keen, it is of course unlikely that we’ll see him joining The CW show, but he did offer up some advice for whoever ends up suceeding him in the role:

“They have to believe in their philosophy. Ra’s al Ghul absolutely believed what he was doing was ultimately saving civilization, and it »

- Gary Collinson

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If The Incredibles Was Directed by Christopher Nolan

29 August 2014 3:19 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Pixar’s The Incredibles was absolute perfection. I couldn’t be happier that director Brad Bird is working on the story for the sequel. As light and fun as the movie was, it had some dark and intense moments — small children were in perilous situations half the movie and a whole lotta superheroes were killed. Bobby Burns took those darker scenes and laid Syndrome’s more menacing speeches over them in this fake trailer that imagines The Incredibles as a Christopher Nolan film. He even cuts it to Hans Zimmer’s music from the Dark Knight trilogy to great effect.

This trailer features a lot of Syndrome. If they ever decide to do a live action film about the superhero family (I hope they don't), Tj Miller would make for the perfect Syndrome. He sounds enough like Jason Lee (the voice of Syndrome for the animated film) and looks just like the character. »

- Eli Reyes

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Liam Neeson Would Reprise 'Ra's Al Ghul' Role In Arrow "In A Heartbeat"

29 August 2014 2:45 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Get More: Movie Trailers, Celebrity News Ra's Al Ghul was recently revealed to be the big bad of Arrow's third season, and while we still don't know who will play the villain in The CW series, we do now know of at least one actor interested in taking on the role even if does just so happen to be someone who's already played him! Asked by MTV News whether he's been approached about making a return, Liam Neeson told them: "No, I haven’t, I haven’t at all," but if asked, "I would, in a heartbeat, if it came my way, yeah Very much so." Of course, the chances of the network being able to afford an actor of Neeson's calibre or Arrow linking to Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy in this way are pretty much slim to none, but it would still be interesting to see! »

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Week in Review: ‘No Jokes’ in DC movies

29 August 2014 2:41 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

We can debate all day which comic book hero is cooler: DC or Marvel? Superman or Spiderman? Justice League or The Avengers? Batman or anyone who isn’t cool enough to be Batman? But it’s no question that Marvel has a serious leg-up on DC in the movie business.

Outside of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, DC has had a harder time making their characters stick and is even behind the ball in planning their lineup of films. Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel was one of the highest grossing films of last year, but it was forgotten as a dour, colorless, over-important mess as soon as it arrived. And yet this model may be the template DC is pursuing with all their future projects.

Drew McWeeny at Hitfix wrote a column saying that he’s heard numerous rumblings from Warner Bros. insiders that the policy for all their »

- Brian Welk

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Venice Film Review: ‘The Humbling’

29 August 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

An actor prepares to face the final curtain of his career in “The Humbling,” director Barry Levinson’s free-form adaptation of Philip Roth’s penultimate novel, about a star of stage and screen beginning to lose the tricks of his trade (and possibly his grasp on reality). In one of those curious quirks of timing, Levinson’s film arrives hot on the heels of another polymorphous movie about an actor in crisis, Alejandro G. Inarritu’s “Birdman,” in whose deservedly large shadow it may be doomed to dwell. But where Inarritu’s exuberant style piece calls to mind the likes of Fosse and Fellini, “The Humbling” feels closer to the intimate theater/film hybrid works of Andre Gregory and Wallace Shawn (“My Dinner With Andre,” “Vanya on 42nd Street”) in its lo-fi aesthetics and gently playful sense of art imitating life imitating art. , though doing so will surely prove to be an uphill climb. »

- Scott Foundas

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Wamg’s Guide To 100+ Films For Fall / Holiday 2014

29 August 2014 1:49 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.

Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.

Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.

We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.

Maps To The StarsSeptember 2014 – Toronto International Film Festival; UK & Ireland September »

- Movie Geeks

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