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Last night, a Playboy interview with Frank Miller was brought to my attention as he discusses his new film, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, as well as his interpretation of Batman as seen in his graphic novels "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns" and "Batman: Year One". He also doesn't shy away from giving his impression of movies based on characters he's worked on, up to and including Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, but let's take this one step at a time. As far as his approach to Batman, whom he portrayed as older and more grizzled, he says, "Well, you do get crabbier as you get older. laughs Also, I never believed that a guy who tortured people and dressed like Dracula was the most pleasant person to have over for dinner." Zack Snyder appears to be taking this approach »
- Brad Brevet
Frank Miller has revealed that he "loves" Superman, but is not so fond of Batman films.
"The Dark Knight [comic book] series is all from Batman's point of view," Miller told Playboy. "But if you look at Dark Knight 2, you'll see a Superman who's much calmer than the one in the first Dark Knight.
"Batman and Superman are dead opposites. I love Superman. Do I love Batman more? They're not people. They're only lines on paper."
When asked about the poor reception of the Daredevil and Elektra films - two characters he wrote at length - he said: "When people come out with movies about characters I've worked on, I always hate them.
"I have my own ideas about what the characters are like. »
Legendary comic book writer and artist, Frank Miller, is no stranger to stirring the pot. The man created some fantastic comics as well as some of the best story arcs for already established characters. You could start with: Ronin, Daredevil: Born Again, The Dark Knight Returns, Sin City and 300. Many of his tales have been adapted into feature films and he has even written a few of those as well. Though, I wouldn't bring up RoboCop 2 if you happen to run into him. In recent years, he has kicked up some dust by putting out a controversial comic book title, Holy Terror, and criticized the Occupy Wall Street movement. Thank god for Alan Moore or Frank Miller would be considered the grumpiest guy in comics. Thanks Alan. Cute beard. Now, check out his recent comments on Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy which will surely rub some people the »
Brit actor Charlie Cox ("Boardwalk Empire") plays Marvel Comics' "Daredevil" and Vincent D'Onofrio" is 'Kingpin' in the new Marvel/Netflix live-action series TV pilot "Daredevil", directed by Phil Abraham :
"...Marvel is proud to announce that acclaimed writer, director and producer Steven S. DeKnight ("Spartacus") has joined 'Marvel's Daredevil' as Executive Producer & Showrunner on the all-new 13-episode series premiering on Netflix in 2015.
"Drew Goddard, who also wrote the first two episodes, will continue to serve as Executive Producer on 'Marvel"s Daredevil' as he writes and preps Sony's 'The Amazing Spider-Man' spin-off film, 'The Sinister Six'..."
"...living in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York City, 'Matt Murdock' is blinded by a radioactive substance that falls from an oncoming vehicle.
"While he no longer can see, »
- Michael Stevens
“What are you?’ That question has been on many a criminal’s mind for numerous decades. Out of absolute fear, these evildoers stare into the face of darkness personified, a creature of the night that is a true symbol of justice. I’m talking of course about Batman, the Dark Knight, a crimefighter who strikes fear into the hearts of those deserve it. He is a highly complex character and throughout his 75-year history, many talented (and some not so talented) actors have brought him to life on the silver screen.
Lewis Wilson Batman (1943) The first film appearance of the Caped Crusader occurred at the height of World War II in 1943, four years after the character’s creation. Lewis Wilson portrayed Batman in a 15-chapter film serial released by Columbia Pictures, in which he and trusty sidekick Robin go head to head with Dr. Daka, a demented Japanese scientist who »
- Randall Unger
To mark the release of Killing Season on 18th August, we’ve been given 5 copies to give away on Blu-ray.
Two veterans of the Bosnian War – American Benjamin Ford (De Niro) and former Serbian soldier, Emil Kovac (Travolta) – meet once more to settle old battle scores, but end up engaged in a psychological cat and mouse game that becomes a deadly, personal war. Set against the backdrop of a forbidding and remote mountain landscape and full of tense stand-offs Killing Season is thrilling action packed new movie.
Also starring Milo Ventimiglia (Rocky Balboa, TV’s Heroes), written by Evan Daugherty (Divergent, Snow White & The Huntsman) and directed by Mark Steven Johnson (Daredevil, Ghost Rider) Killing Season will pack a punch this summer.
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I remember first reading about Deadpool in the early 2000's in my X-Men anthology series. The picture next to his profile, if I remember right, was Dp kicking ass while talking about GI Joe. I remember thinking it was weird and flipping the page, not really giving it a second thought. Longshot was my favorite mutant.
Fast forward to now, when the "Merc with a mouth" has skyrocketed to geek fame. Cons are flooded with geeks in suits, he's in video games and, yes, even children's programs.
So with all the hype of the potential movie on the horizon, you may be toying with the idea of getting into Deadpool. For those people, I have a collection of everything you need to know. Where you need to start reading, basic character background, etc. Let this be that little push you need to dive right into his twisted world!
Required Reading. »
- Mick Joest
Since Ben Affleck was cast as the Dark Knight about a year ago, I've seen a lot more fans open up to the idea of him taking on this character. Maybe it's because of the cool photos and footage of him in costume that people have seen. We still have yet to see what his performance will be like, but I still think he's going to be great as the Caped Crusader.
"Before I took the role, Warner Bros. gave me a bunch of past reactions to casting and said, 'Are you sure you want to get into this? This is part and parcel of these movies now. There's a lot of active fans with a lot of opinions.' To me, having been through a certain amount of that, »
- Joey Paur
The initial response to Ben Affleck being cast as Batman was met with a mixed response to say the least (#BetterBatmanThanBenAffleck trended worldwide for days). While many fans embraced the decision to cast an actor who had turned his career around both in front and behind the camera, others simply could not see past performances in the likes of Daredevil and Gigli. When EW recently got the chance to catch up with the Gone Girl star, they were quick to quiz him on what it was like to see such a vocal response. "Before I took the role, Warner Bros. gave me a bunch of past reactions to casting and said, “Are you sure you want to get into this? This is part and parcel of these movies now. There’s a lot of active fans with a lot of opinions.” To me, having been through a certain amount of that, »
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is currently the number-one movie in America — a development largely viewed like it's a plot by the evil Shredder himself. Technically directed by Jonathan Liebesman, this blockbuster reboot bears the stamp of its superstar producer, Transformers maestro Michael Bay: a sturdy children's-toy concept sits uncomfortably alongside destructive urban combat and awkward double entendres about turtle erections. Garnering bad reviews from both film critics and nostalgic fans, it nonetheless displaced its direct competitor, the much, much better-liked Guardians of the Galaxy, to seize control of the box office. »
Our weekly round-up of all the latest superhero news and talking points, including Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, DC Cinematic Universe, Gotham, The Flash, Arrow, Batman: Assault on Arkham, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Young Justice, Teen Titans Go!, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America 3, Black Panther, Daredevil, Deadpool, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Fantastic Four, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Venom Carnage, Kick-Ass 3 and more….
Well, the big showdown between Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Captain America 3 is no more, with Warner Bros. blinking and shifting the release of BvS away from Marvel’s May 6th 2016 date to March 25th 2016 (a wise move, considering it will now face very little in the way of competition). The news was followed by the announcement that Warner Bros. has finally pulled the trigger on a DC Cinematic Universe by setting a further Nine »
- Gary Collinson
Want to see the first images of Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne in Batman v Superman? How about see some destruction from that set and where do we meet the hero at the beginning of the film? What does Charlie Cox look like as Matt Murdock in Daredevil? Is Chadwick Boseman going to play Black […]
- Germain Lussier
Charlie Cox has been at work on Netflix and Marvel's "Daredevil" TV series and Just Jared has posted photos of the British actor in costume as blind lawyer Matt Murdock, the man who suits up as "Daredevil" to fight crime. Close up photos showcase an interesting scar that has been added to the character's right eye.
Speaking of the Man Without Fear, the previous Daredevil himself Ben Affleck is currently busy playing Bruce Wayne/Batman for Zack Snyder's upcoming "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice". Photos and a bit of video have been taken of Affleck on the set confirming that the older, hardened Wayne we see in the film looks like... well like Affleck, albeit with some silver flecks on the sides. Sadly there's nothing juicy here (and the camera work is pretty shocking):
- Garth Franklin
Daredevil made his big screen debut back in 2003 when he was played by Ben Affleck. Critics and fans alike agreed that the movie did not work, and while a reboot was in development at one point at Fox with Joe Carnahan, the studio ultimately decided to let the rights revert to Marvel Studios.
Rather than give the Man Without Fear another movie, Marvel have instead decided to make the character part of four series’ which will debut on online streaming service Netflix.
Daredevil will be joined by Iron Fist, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, with the foursome later teaming up in an event series called The Defenders. We haven’t heard much about the other three, but Daredevil is currently shooting in New York, and Boardwalk Empire star Charlie Cox has been cast as the superhero.
- Josh Wilding
So still no costume, but I'd say Marvel will actually release an official image of that themselves before there's any chance of it being snapped on set. What do you think of Charlie boy as Matty Murdock? They seem to have gone with the auburn hair similar to what Ben Affleck sported on his noggin in Fox's Daredevil movie. We'll keep you updated if any more pics make their way online. The show will debut on Netflix in 2015, and also stars Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Vincent D’Onofrio as Kingpin/Wilson Fisk, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, and Rosario Dawson in an unknown role. Additional pics via daily Mail UK. »
And when I walk up in the building/everybody's hands go Up!....And they stay there!
It’s the week of release and I still don’t feel like I have a bead on the new live-action iteration of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. But that's okay.
I’ve been following the development of this movie since it seemed like an immediate reality at a public showing of the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live action film in New York celebrating a Turtles anniversary. The creators were on hand and everyone was excited to hear the Turtles were going to interact with real things again after a hibernation period in the cartoon space (which gave us some worthwhile entries for the Turtle fan - TV’s Turtles Forever and cinema’s CGI Tmnt).
Then, there was the whole “these Turtles are Aliens” debacle that at first looked like producer Michael Bay misunderstanding the property then, »
While it remains to be seen how Karen's relationship with Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) plays out on the show, Karen was the longest-running love interest for the blind attorney/costumed vigilante in the Marvel comic books. Marvel legend Stan Lee created the character, who debuted in 1964 as a secretary at Matt Murdock and Foggy Nelson's law firm, before she eventually learned about Matt's double life. Ellen Pompeo portrayed Karen Page in the 2003 Daredevil feature.
Take a look at the official press release below for Marvel's Daredevil.
Best known for her resonant work in True Blood, »
The reverence comic book readers hold for Frank Miller is understandable when one contemplates the depth of his influence on popular culture. Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy drew heavily from Miller’s reimagining of the iconic superhero in his 1986 series The Dark Knight Returns and 1987’s Batman: Year One. You can see shadows of Miller’s signature artistic style in the films of Zack Snyder, who directed the film version of Miller’s graphic novel 300 before taking on Watchmen and Sucker Punch.
But while his takes on classic DC heroes such as Batman and Daredevil were singular, Miller’s original creation, his hyper-noir Sin City graphic novels, may be his most celebrated work. Set in the deeply cruel and corrupt town known as Basin City, its vignettes paint portraits of tough men with tender souls, and women who are sexy, sinister and controversial… but never simple, or easy.
- Melanie McFarland
Many fans were hoping that new details would be revealed for the upcoming Marvel's Daredevil show on Netflix during Comic-Con last week, but the show wasn't featured in any of Marvel's panels, until yesterday, the last day of the Con. Marvel held a panel on Sunday to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the comic book company, and the 50th Anniversary of the Daredevil character himself. According to Marvel.com's live blog of the panel, Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada revealed that the show is set to debut in May 2015.
While he wouldn't divulge any specific details, Joe Quesada did confirm that they are shooting the series on location in New York City, while comparing his experience in working on the show to the early days of Marvel Knights. The Marvel Knights initiative, which Joe Quesada created with Jimmy Palmiotti, took over many of the "street level" Marvel heroes to revitalize sales. »
A special edition of The Week in Spandex rounding up the superhero news and talking points from Comic-Con, including Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Doctor Strange, Thunderbolts, Captain America 3, Blade, Agent Carter, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Daredevil, Ultimate Spider-Man, Avengers Assemble, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Shazam, Justice League, Justice League Dark, Arrow, The Flash, Constantine, Gotham, Batman Versus Robin, Justice League: Gods and Monsters, Superman Lives, The Fantastic Four, The Amazing Spider-Man 3, Deadpool and more…
Well, the geek mecca that is the San Diego Comic-Con International has drawn to a close for another year, and naturally we’ve been inundated with superhero news over the past few days. We’ve been covering Comic-Con in depth here at Flickering Myth [check out our archive here], and now here’s a run down of all the big talking points from »
- Gary Collinson
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