Keep your Batman fix going.
Batman fans were both (mostly) elated and dejected with The Dark Knight Rises, which added a new chapter to director Christopher Nolan's Batman movies, but also ended the franchise as a trilogy. Stepping in to fill the void is Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1, which was released on DVD and Blu-Ray last month.
Based on the seminal comic book arc by Frank Miller (Sin City, 300), The Dark Knight Returns is set in dystopian future Gotham, where Batman (voiced by Robocop's Peter Weller) has retired after the death of his second Robin, Jason Todd. With crime ruling the streets, Batman returns to face Harvey Dent, aka Two-Face (voiced by Wade Andrew Williams, who plays the warden of Blackgate prison in The Dark Knight Rises), armed with a new Robin, thirteen-year-old Carrie Kelley (voiced by Modern Family's Ariel Winter). The Dark Knight Returns has been a property that plenty of directors have wanted to turn into movies (300 director Zack Snyder admitted in 2009 that he approached Warner Bros. about the possibility), but, considering the dark subject matter, this animated adaptation may be as close as fans will ever get. The Dark Knight Returns Part 2 won't be out until next year, but a new trailer has already arrived, revealing Michael Emerson (Lost) as the Joker and Batman's inevitable showdown with Superman (Mark Valley), who doesn't approve of Batman's methods.the latest trailers return
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A sequel has been teased ever since Sin City was released in 2005. In 2010 alone, director Robert Rodriguez discussed Sin City 2 several times, saying in March that the sequel could happen "very soon," then months later said it was just "a matter of when"... only to follow up that months later saying it was "slated to be next."
By 2011, fatigue was starting to wear on any hope that Sin City 2 was ever going to happen, even when Rodriguez said at Comic-Con that "if Sin City 2 happens, it'll happen this year." Then, something strange occurred: actual signs of progress. Departed screenwriter William Monahan was hired to rewrite the script, something Monahan actually confirmed months later. Then, at SXSW in March, Rodriguez said Sin City 2 would start shooting this summer after he finished Machete Kills. Turns out Rodriguez wasn't kidding around, as an official announcement for Sin City 2, now retitled Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, has been released. more about the Sin City sequel >> Posted 04.13.12 by Ryan
Robert Rodriguez has been talking about Sin City 2 for so long now that fans have a tough time believing it when he says things like "the time is finally coming" for Sin City 2, as he did last August. (Sequel talk has been ongoing since Sin City was released in 2005.)
Still, at the South By Southwest Festival, THR reports Rodriguez said Sin City 2 will start shooting over the summer, around the time Rodriguez is done working on Machete Kills, which starts shooting in April. Furthermore, Rodriguez told What's Trending (via SlashFilm) that there might even be some "overlap" between the two sequels. rodriguez on both movies >> Posted 03.15.12 by Ryan
It looks like Academy Award–winning talent is interested in being involved in comic book movies. After all, this summer's Thor starred Academy Award–winning actor Anthony Hopkins and was directed by Academy Award–nominated director Kenneth Branagh (Henry V) while Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight was nominated for eight Academy Awards, winning two.
Still, it seemed curious when it was announced in August that Academy Award–winning screenwriter William Monahan (The Departed) had been hired to rewrite the script for a comic book movie sequel, Sin City 2. Sin City actress Jaime King later confirmed Monahan's hiring, after fans had become dubious of the news without any confirmation. To be fair, fans have become doubtful of any news regarding Sin City 2 since word of the sequel has been ongoing without any progress since the original movie was released in 2005.
In a recent interview with Collider, Monahan described how he was brought on board Sin City 2, which will again be directed by Robert Rodriguez. more about Sin City 2 and a Departed sequel >> Posted 10.19.11 by Ryan
Since comic book adaptation Sin City was released in 2005, a sequel has been teased for years, and teased, and teased some more. Just recently director Robert Rodriguez revealed that "the time is finally coming" for Sin City 2, and it looks like the script will get some help from an Academy Award–winning screenwriter.
THR reports that William Monahan, who wrote the screenplay for 2006's The Departed, has been hired to work on the script, originally written by Frank Miller and based on elements of the comic book writer and artist's Sin City story "A Dame to Kill For." What else did rodriguez say? >> Posted 08.29.11 by Ryan
Anyone that saw last year's trailer-turned-feature Machete know the the end teased two sequels: Machete Kills and Machete Kills Again. In December of last year, Machete himself, Danny Trejo, said Robert Rodriguez had already scripted the sequel — Machete Kills we're assuming — and he expected to start with the sequel "pretty quick." During a panel discussion at the San Diego Comic-Con, Rodriguez announced that both sequels have been given the greenlight, The Playlist reports.
"You guys were great about supporting Machete," said Rodriguez. "The second one we’re going right into [now] — Machete Kills." Rodirguez to make Heavy Metal too? >> Posted 07.22.11 by Ryan
With The Dark Knight Rises not opening until December 2012, there's an upcoming movie to help fill the void: the direct-to-DVD Batman: Year One. MTV just debuted the movie's first trailer.
Based on the 1987 Batman comic book story arc written by Frank Miller and illustrated by David Mazzucchelli, Batman: Year One is considered by many to be the origin story for Batman, and is regarded as one of the best Batman storylines ever. Elements of the seminal work were used in director Christopher Nolan's first Batman movie, Batman Begins, including the characters of mobster Carmine Falcone (played by Tom Wilkinson), Gotham Police Commissioner Loeb (played by Colin McFarlane in both Batman Begins and The Dark Knight), and the corrupt Detective Flass (played by Mark Boone Jr.). The comic book arc also included the character of Catwoman, who will finally be featured in Nolan's Batman universe in The Dark Knight Rises. watch the trailer >> Posted 07.08.11 by Ryan
At the end of last month, director David Slade (30 Days of Night, Twilight Saga: Eclipse) teased that he would have some "official news" about the new Daredevil movie he agreed to direct for 20th Century Fox in March. That news finally has been announced.
THR reports that Fringe writer-producer and Brooklyn's Finest screenwriter Brad Caleb Kane has been hired to write the script for the reboot, which will be based on one of the darker storylines from Marvel's Daredevil comic books series: writer Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli’s acclaimed 1986 storyline "Daredevil: Born Again." The story arc sees the Kingpin discover Daredevil's true identity, Matt Murdock, and slowly ruins his life by freezing his assets, bombing his house, getting him disbarred from his law practice and sending Daredevil into a complete downward spiral. Slade confirmed the report on his Twitter page. more on Slade's Daredevil >> Posted 06.08.11 by Ryan
Before Zack Snyder became the director of Warner Bros.' Superman reboot, the director was talking about helming Xerxes, a sequel to his 2007 hit movie, 300. Like 300, Xerxes was to be based on a graphic novel by Frank Miller.
Snyder revealed last July that he and co-screenwriter Kurt Johnstad were using Miller's comic book frames for reference to write the screenplay while Miller worked on the graphic novel, and, in September, said that Xerxes would take place concurrently with the events depicted in 300.
In October, already attached to Superman, Snyder discussed the sea battles of Xerxes, and, recently, Snyder admitted to MTV that he and Johnstad had "finished the script," though he wasn't sure if he would be the one to direct it. "If I have time," said Snyder.
The latest Xerxes news comes from 300 producer Mark Canton, who told MTV that Xerxes is no longer Xerxes. Will Snyder still direct? >> Posted 04.06.11 by Ryan
20th Century Fox hired director David Slade (30 Days of Night, Twilight Saga: Eclipse) to helm a new Daredevil movie only a few days ago and rumors about the production have already begun. Slade won the job by offering Fox a pitch on what he wanted the movie to be — reportedly a sequel or "continuation of the Daredevil saga" that began with 2003's Daredevil — but with no screenwriter hired yet, rumors seem incredibly early for the project, but include story details and casting possibilities.
Moviehole suggests that Slade's pitch to Fox was a "close cousin" of some of the other superhero movies in development, such as Marvel's slate of Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger. Moviehole's source is an unnamed director who was also reportedly up for the job and claims that Slade's Daredevil will be "a bit Batman Begins" with the villain learning "who Daredevil really is and tries to destroy him — but not via the usual methods." casting rumors already? >> Posted 03.18.11 by Ryan