Three years ago, Superman got his own Christopher Nolan-influenced movie reboot, full of brooding portents and Kryptonian politics. Man of Steel was a pretty good movie, albeit one with serious flaws. Now the sequel is out, and it deals with a lot of the same ideas and themes. And fumbles them completely.
Even though there were early rumors that Warner Bros. might back a Brinks truck up to Christian Bale’s home in order to have him appear as Batman in the new DC movie universe, Zack Snyder says that was that never going to happen—but that doesn’t mean Bale still couldn’t have appeared in BvS.
People talk all the time about whether science fiction accurately predicted the technology and science of the 21st century—but what about crime? It turns out, science fiction is great at predicting (or inspiring) some truly odd crimes. Here are five real-life crimes that happened first in science fiction!
Frank Miller’s Dark Knight series has, for better or worse, been one of the most highly influential pieces of Batman media in decades—and a return to that universe is one that usually could be fraught with danger. But the first issue of The Master Race has some surprising twists to it that leave us wanting to know…
Crisis on Infinite Earths—the epic 1985 DC comics saga brought together disparate heroes across DC’s vast multiverse, and eventually smooshed it all together into a single line of continuity. But now we actually have enough live action adaptations of DC’s heroes for this pretty rad fan mashup, in the style of Crisis.
This... this will not end well. DC comics has just announced that Frank Miller, one of comics’ greatest creators who has since devolved into one of the comics’ world’s weird crazy uncles, is creating a third volume in the saga he began with The Dark Knight Returns, to be titled The Dark Knight: The Master Race.
Combining the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer and the Dark Knight trilogy is way funnier than it has any right to be. I'll admit that "cave diving" and "potent hallucinogens" made me laugh against my will. This is somehow much more entertaining than expected.
Villains sure do like to be captured on purpose, don't they? We've seen it again and again as a trope, but it's not always a bad thing. Sometimes, it does show just how brilliant our bad guy is. And sometimes, it shows just how stupid our heroes are. Here are the best — and worst — times a villain got sent to the…
Come for Batman, the Joker, Catwoman, and Robin lip-synching to "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)," stay for the inevitable Michael Keaton joke.
Forget the bright tropical landscapes and jokes; this recut trailer imagines The Incredibles as a Dark Knight-style film, focusing on scenes filled with shadows or fluorescent lighting—and milking every ounce of the movie's pathos.
I like some of Christopher Nolan's movies more than others. And I like The Dark Knight—although mostly because of Heath Ledger. But, after watching this The Dark Incredibles trailer, I have the feeling that a dark version of Brad Bird's movie would suck.
Nobody explains things better than Morgan Freeman. No matter how nonsensical, crazy or profound, everything sounds better when he explains it. We only use 10 percent of our brains? Sure. A mystical prophecy? Makes sense. But just to prove it, here are nearly 40 clips of Freeman explaining stuff.
The Batman Branding Iron is a BIC-mounted, stainless steel branding iron 3D-printed in the shape of the bat symbol from Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy. It is $30.60, and "intended for branding Batmannish trade-dress on your school stuff, clothes, books, furniture, etc (Note: not pets or people)."
Sometimes, a casting announcement will make our eyes roll, but it's a real treat when an actor we couldn't see in a particular part blows us away with a stellar performance. Which actor surprised you the most in a role you didn't think they could pull off?
Most of the time, sequels are at best entertaining, and at worst an affront to the memory of the original. But once in a great while, a sequel comes along that makes you rethink everything you thought you knew about the original story. Here are 12 sequels that pull back and show you the bigger picture.
Stunt casting is a long tradition in science fiction and fantasy, but it's only gotten more common lately. Films and TV shows will cast a famous actor — or someone who used to be in a Joss Whedon show — to spark interest. Sometimes, it's just unnecessary. But here are a bunch of cases where it was the perfect casting.
What do The Hobbit, The Dark Knight and Game of Thrones all have in common? Well, you probably all enjoy them. But they also are part of this amazing, beautiful musical mash-up by Jason Yang. Give it a listen and try not to imagine Bilbo and Batman at the Red Wedding.
New millennium, new science fiction. So much has changed since the dawn of the 21st century, that we've found new works of fiction, film-making and television to speak to our scary new world. But which piece of science fiction from the past 14 years does the most to define our era?
Matthew Savage has become one of the most sought-after concept artists in movies, working on X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass, The Dark Knight and Prometheus. But before all that, Savage helped to reinvent the look of Doctor Who for the 21st century. Check out some of his amazing Doctor Who artworks!