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‘The Dark Knight’ at 16: Fans celebrate anniversary of “greatest ever” Batman and superhero movie

The Dark Knight fans have taken to social media to celebrate the film’s 16-year anniversary, praising it as the “the greatest superhero movie” of all time.The second film in Christopher Nolan‘s Batman trilogy was released on Jul 18, 2008 and went on to gross over $1billion at the global box office from a production budget $185million.Starring Christian Bale as the titular vigilante, The Dark Knight sees Batman come face to with Heath Ledger’s sadistic Joker, who threatens to throw Gotham City into total chaos with a number of elaborate terrorist acts.Ledger, who passed away before the film’s release, received strong acclaim for his performance as The Joker, winning the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.On The Dark Knight‘s 16th anniversary, fans have been taking to social media to pay tribute to the film, which many consider to be the greatest superhero movie of all time.“The first comic book film to ever receive major Academy Awards recognition as well as the first comic book film to ever cross the $1B mark at the global box office,” one person posted on X. “The film completely revolutionised the superhero genre & modern day blockbuster filmmaking overall, becoming a massive critical, financial, & cultural phenomenon.“It is considered one of the greatest comic book films of all time, one of the greatest sequels ever made, & one of the best films of the 21st Century.
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‘The Dark Knight’ at 16: Fans celebrate anniversary of “greatest ever” Batman and superhero movie
The Dark Knight fans have taken to social media to celebrate the film’s 16-year anniversary, praising it as the “the greatest superhero movie” of all time.The second film in Christopher Nolan‘s Batman trilogy was released on Jul 18, 2008 and went on to gross over $1billion at the global box office from a production budget $185million.Starring Christian Bale as the titular vigilante, The Dark Knight sees Batman come face to with Heath Ledger’s sadistic Joker, who threatens to throw Gotham City into total chaos with a number of elaborate terrorist acts.Ledger, who passed away before the film’s release, received strong acclaim for his performance as The Joker, winning the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.On The Dark Knight‘s 16th anniversary, fans have been taking to social media to pay tribute to the film, which many consider to be the greatest superhero movie of all time.“The first comic book film to ever receive major Academy Awards recognition as well as the first comic book film to ever cross the $1B mark at the global box office,” one person posted on X. “The film completely revolutionised the superhero genre & modern day blockbuster filmmaking overall, becoming a massive critical, financial, & cultural phenomenon.“It is considered one of the greatest comic book films of all time, one of the greatest sequels ever made, & one of the best films of the 21st Century.
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Will Batman be in ‘The Penguin’ TV series?
The Batman’s first spin-off series The Penguin is set to debut later this year.Created by Lauren LeFranc (Impulse), the series sees Colin Farrell reprise his role as Oswald Cobblepot aka the Penguin, and follows the character’s rise to power in Gotham City’s criminal underworld.The show takes place one week after events in 2022’s The Batman directed by Matt Reeves, who serves as a producer on the spin-off series.Other confirmed cast members include Cristin Milioti as Sofia Falcone, Clancy Brown as Salvatore Maroni, Michael Zegen as Alberto Falcone and Michael Kelly as Johnny Vitti.While nothing has been confirmed, there’s every possibility that Batman will make an appearance in the series.As a continuation from The Batman, it’s likely this series will tee up events for the upcoming sequel, The Batman Part 2 – which is scheduled to be released on October 2, 2026. As such, it makes sense for Robert Pattinson to make some kind of fleeting appearance to drive excitement, whether as Batman or as Bruce Wayne.There’s a chance other characters from the original film could make guest appearances too, including Zoe Kravitz’ Catwoman and Jeffrey Wright’s James Gordon.Max released a trailer for the series in March – check it out above.This isn’t the only spin-off show in the pipeline, with a series about Arkham Asylum also in development from The Staircase showrunner Antonio Campos.In a four-star review of The Batman, NME wrote: “Director Matt Reeves has mixed up gritty mob drama with film-noir detective thriller – and thanks to Dano’s ultra-creepy villain, some psychological horror too.
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‘The Batman’ plot wasn’t stolen as judge hits writer who sued with copyright infringement
didn’t steal the plot for its 2022 blockbuster “The Batman” from a writer who created a story about the Caped Crusader three decades earlier, a federal judge in Manhattan ruled on Wednesday.US District Judge Paul Engelmayer also said the writer Christopher Wozniak infringed copyrights belonging to DC Comics, which employed him as a freelance artist in 1990 when he wrote “The Ultimate Riddle,” later retitled “The Blind Man’s Hat.”“We respectfully disagree with the court’s decision and are considering our next steps,” Wozniak’s lawyer, Terry Parker, said in an email.Wozniak claimed he was “stunned” to learn that “The Batman” was a near copy of “The Ultimate Riddle,” with the Riddler terrorizing a Gotham City beset by crime and controlled by a corrupt banking cartel.But in a 45-page decision, Engelmayer said Wozniak intentionally and without consent lifted material from DC Comics’ works to create his story, which “liberally exploits –indeed, is rife with” Batman characters and plot elements.“The story’s use of the Batman character and the surrounding protected elements is an act of clear and blatant copyright infringement,” the judge wrote.Engelmayer also said key similarities between the works — serial killers who are loners bent on destroying society, villains who taunt pursuers with “clues and riddles,” and moments of “clarity or epiphany” that propel villains to crime — were too commonplace to support Wozniak’s copyright claim.For the latter, the judge in a footnote cited movies including “Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith,” where Anakin Skywalker succumbs to the dark side of the Force and becomes Darth Vader.Engelmayer also rejected Wozniak’s “wholly speculative” claim for how Warner Bros might have gotten
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George Clooney says there’s “not enough drugs in the world” to make him play Batman again
George Clooney seemingly has no interest in returning to the role of Batman following his cameo appearance in The Flash.The actor appeared as Bruce Wayne opposite Ezra Miller in the final moments of the multiverse superhero outing, reprising the role for the first time since 1997’s widely-derided Batman & Robin from director Joel Schumacher.Speaking to Entertainment Tonight at the premiere of his new film The Boys In The Boat, Clooney explained why he returned for the cameo.“There was such a clamour for me to come back as Batman, as you know,” Clooney joked. “Why are you making that face? I saw that face.“I actually said, ‘Where are my rubber nipples?’ And they were like, ‘Can we do it without the rubber nipples?’ I was like, ‘Well, it’s not really my Batman, is it?'”Asked if he could be convinced to return to the role again, Clooney replied: “I don’t think there’s enough drugs in the world for me to go back.”Speaking to Variety in 2021, Clooney joked that Batman & Robin “destroyed” the superhero franchise because it was so bad – and that he refused to let his wife, Amal, watch it.“There are certain films I just go, ‘I want my wife to have some respect for me,'” Clooney said.Multiple actors who previously played Batman make an appearance in The Flash, including Clooney, Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck.In a four-star review of the film, NME wrote: “One of the things that makes The Flash good is how well the timey-wimey stuff works.
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