While Warners and DC are still struggling to get anything concrete underway with regards to a Justice League flick (you may wish to tell me otherwise, but I'll believe it when I see it), the world of superhero movies continues to be dominated by Marvel. I have no issue with this, as I'm a Marvel guy through and through, but I'd still like to see some decent DC action onscreen in the name of keeping fans happy and keeping the genre alive long enough until the next Marvel film comes out (heh, couldn't help that).
Cooper Considers is a new semi-regular feature where our own Chris Cooper takes a look at the hottest geek stories of the moment and addresses the burning questions plaguing the minds of fanboys and girls everywhere.
How could this happen? I thought they were done!! TDKR ended it all! Batman with super powered beings?!?
Confusion. I was racked with it as I read the news that Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale may be returning to Batman.
Maybe you're sharing similar thoughts. Maybe you're already in love with it or maybe you despise it. I'll put forward the questions I had at first, and then attempt to answer them, now that I've slept on it.
Marvel really did put the fear in Warner Bros. last summer. After admirable returns for most of their Phase One titles, Marvel hardly seemed like a viable threat to Warner's superhero dominance. They had The Dark Knight Rises, sequel to the biggest movie in the genre's history, and Marvel had a massive gamble on their hands with The Avengers.
Latino Review, really the only game in town for superhero scoops, has dropped the news that Justice League's producers have finalised the team roster.
There's a saying: Go big or go home. Justice League is already struggling to play catch-up with Marvel's slate, so they had to take that expression to heart. It appears they did, as rumours of Justice League's plot indicate the superhero team-up flick will go very big indeed.
Would you have taken Bane seriously if he looked like The Gimp from Pulp Fiction? I think he looked badass in The Dark Knight Rises, but he wasn't always going to look that way. On the forthcoming Blu Ray/DVD we can see some of the concept designs surrounding his mask.
Awesome, awesome, awesome! The Dark Knight Rises has a Blu-Ray release date! Hooray! Amazing! Flip yeah! Sweet! Other exclamations which age me horrendously!
Before Christopher Nolan re-appropriated the abbreviation with his latest Summer blockbuster, "TDKR" once referred to Frank Miller's 1986 comic book mini-series The Dark Knight Returns. The game-changing comic book, along with Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons' Watchmen, helped redefine the superhero genre.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that any franchise in possession of a good profit must be in want of a wife. No, sorry; I meant spin-off.
"The Legend Ends" says the marketing for The Dark Knight Rises, so to celebrate the conclusion of Christopher Nolan's superb trilogy, we at LITM are bringing you a whole Batcave's worth of features on the caped crusader and his fight against Gotham's underworld...