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THE DARK KNIGHT

Warner Bros. has announced that Batman will return in 2008 in a movie called 'The Dark Knight'. Co-Writer/Director Christopher Nolan returns along with his star Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman. Many of the cast from 'Batman Begins' will also be returning so expect to see more of Michael Caine as Alfred, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox and Gary Oldman as Lt. James Gordon. Katie Holmes will not be returning as Rachel Dawes however due to her family commitments but it is more likely because of her and Tom Cruise hogging the spotlight during the film's premieres.

The big news however is the cast of Heath Ledger as the Joker. Ledger most recently earned Oscar Golden Globe, BAFTA and SAG Award nominations and won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Ennis Del Mar in the award-winning drama Brokeback Mountain. His other credits include A Knight's Tale, Casanova, Monster's Ball, Lords of Dogtown, The Brothers Grimm and The Patriot.

Jeff Robinov, President of Production, Warner Bros. Pictures talked about the new film (Thanks to Coming Soon.net)...

"Chris' unique vision is what made 'Batman Begins' such an outstanding film and we could not imagine anyone else at the helm of 'The Dark Knight,'" said Robinov. "We also can't wait to see two such formidable actors as Christian and Heath face off with each other as Batman and The Joker."

With Christopher Nolan adding...

"I'm excited to continue the story we started with 'Batman Begins,'" added Nolan. "Our challenge in casting The Joker was to find an actor who is not just extraordinarily talented but fearless. Watching Heath Ledger's interpretation of this iconic character taking on Christian Bale's Batman is going to be incredible."

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ALL THE DC COMICS STORIES
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DID YOU FIND WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR? - Everything you need to know about Superman Returns
DOES IT COME IN BLACK? - The Batman Begins Superbowl trailer hits
FASTER THAN A SPEEDING BULLET - First images of Superman

EXPERIENCE THE WONDER - Wonder Woman comes to the big screen

THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS - A new Batman short film


DID YOU FIND WHAT YOU WHERE LOOKING FOR?

The big movie for 2006 is guaranteed to be the Man of Steel's flight back onto the big screen in 'Superman Returns'. Former X-Men helmer Bryan Singer's take on the legendary DC Comics character, takes up the story after the events of Superman II and forgets about the poor third and awful fourth outings.

Eleven Clips from 'Superman Returns' have been posted on the net thanks to 'The Movie Reporter'

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Ain't It Cool News's Harry Knowles has interviewed 'Superman Returns' director Bryan Singer. Here is a snippet...

Harry Knowles - Tell me a little bit about Brandon, how you found him and how heís matured as an actor under your direction?

Bryan Singer - Well, I saw him on previous tapes that he had done, to play other incarnations of the character, but it was in the meeting, while casting, where I connected him to this character in my mind, and I felt literally from that meeting that I had my Superman, even though it was several months later that I officially made the decision and told him. What heís brought to the role that is unique is a sense of vulnerability, that very much serves this Superman and story. The world has moved on, Lois Lane has a fiancť and a child and Brandon approached it with more vulnerable place than perhaps George Reeves or Christopher Reeve had embodied the character before. And he grew as any young actor would that was carrying the weight of a huge movie on his shoulders. I tried to give him the trust and freedom and guidance that I offer to every actor, but at the same time I tried to adapt to Brandonís strengths and allow that to flourish in the character. Thatís why the muting is so important.

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The full trailer has flown onto the Net and it is looking like Superman has well and truly returned. The new International trailer has also hit and it is one that hits you in the eye.

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Ain't it Cool News has posted links to the first TV spot for Superman's return.

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The first teaser trailer for the return of Superman has flown onto the internet.

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The official website has now been launched and it will be the place to look for Superman information in the months to come

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News Week has posted a behind the scenes article on the movie, which includes interviews with the cast and crew, new images and some plot SPOILERS (Don't read if you want to remain clueless about the story). Here is a snippett...

"On an external level, the movie's about how an idealistic superhero functions in the modern world," Singer says, sitting in his trailer on the Sydney lot. "But it ultimately becomes a story about what happens when an old boyfriend comes back into your life, and about Superman trying to find a place in Lois Lane's world. I'm attempting to make a very emotional film. This is certainly the most romantic, and the funniest, movie I've made, and toward the end it gets a bit intense."

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Website 'The Blue Tights Network' is the place to go for Bryan Singer's Video Journals , behind the scenes featurettes on all aspects of the film's production. Here is your first chance to see Brandon Roth, Kevin Spacey and Kate Bosworth in action.

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Also the first teaser poster for the movie has been released, thanks to IGN Filmforce.

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DOES IT COME IN BLACK?

Latino Review and Coming Soon.net have posted interviews with the stars of 'Batman Begins'.

CLICK HERE to read the interview with Christian Bale
CLICK HERE to read the interview with Katie Holmes & Michael Caine
CLICK HERE to read the interview with director Christopher Nolan

Coming Soon has posted links to all the Batman Begins TV Spots, some of which contain all new footage.

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The International trailer for Batman Begins has hit the web and it is the most exciting yet!

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The full Batman trailer has been releases and it is amazing...

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MTV'S TRL has managed to get hold of an exclusive 'Batman Begins' trailer that has loads of new footage. This is definately looking like it could be the film the fans of the Dark Knight have been waiting for.

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Four TV Spots for Batman Begins have hit the net, revealing more footage of the Dark Knight, thanks to The Movie Box.net.

CLICK HERE to visit The Movie Box's 'Batman Begins' trailer page

The Super Bowl trailer for Batman Begins has hit the web and even though it is only 30 seconds long we get to see Alfred (Sir Michael Caine), Rachel (Katie Holmes) and most interestingly, The Scarecrow (Cillian Murphy). We also get the first glimpse of the new Batmobile in action.

Prepare for the return of the Dark Knight on June 17th

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FASTER THAN A SPEEDING BULLET

The first image of Brandon Roth as Superman has just hit the web thanks to Coming Soon. They have also provided a brief synopsis of the movie...

Following a mysterious absence of several years, the Man of Steel comes back to Earth in the epic action-adventure Superman Returns, a soaring new chapter in the saga of one of the world's most beloved superheroes. While an old enemy plots to render him powerless once and for all, Superman faces the heartbreaking realization that the woman he loves, Lois Lane, has moved on with her life. Or has she? Superman's bittersweet return challenges him to bridge the distance between them while finding a place in a society that has learned to survive without him. In an attempt to protect the world he loves from cataclysmic destruction, Superman embarks on an epic journey of redemption that takes him from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of outer space.

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Also the first images of Brandon Roth as Clark Kent have his the web and he is the spitting image of the late Christopher Reeve. It looks like Brian Singer might just be right after all.

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EXPERIENCE THE WONDER

Wonder Woman is coming the big screen in 2006 as DC start to push there big guns to take on Marvel's success. The comic book series has lead to a TV show and her appearence in the animated series 'Justice League' but this is her first big screen outing.

Here is the official press release from Warner Bros (Thanks to Coming Soon)

Silver Pictures, producer of the revolutionary, $3 billion-grossing "Matrix" franchise, has signed Joss Whedon, creator of the phenomenally popular Buffy the Vampire Slayer television series, to write and direct the feature film action adventure Wonder Woman based on the DC Comics character. The announcement was made today by Jeff Robinov, President of Production, Warner Bros. Pictures.

"We are excited about working with Joss," Robinov said. "He brings great energy and creativity to the process. His work on Buffy makes him uniquely qualified to handle the Wonder Woman character." "There's no one better than Joss to adapt the legendary Wonder Woman comic book character created in the 1940s into a dynamic feature film for 21st century audiences," producer Joel Silver added.

"Wonder Woman was the first great female superhero to emerge from comic books and later inspire millions of fans in her television incarnation, but unlike her counterparts Batman and Superman, this groundbreaking heroine has yet to be reinvented for the feature film arena." "Wonder Woman is the most iconic female heroine of our time, but in a way, no one has met her yet," Whedon said. "What I love most about icons is finding out what's behind them, exploring the price of their power. When Joel and I began discussing the character, I realized there is a woman behind the legend who is very fascinating, very uncompromising, and in her own way, almost vulnerable. She's someone who doesn't belong in this world, and since everyone I know feels that way about themselves, the character clicked for me."

Whedon created and executive produced the hit television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which ran for seven seasons on The WB and UPN, based on his screenplay for the 1992 feature film of the same name. Whedon also created and executive produced the successful Buffy spin-off series Angel, and wrote the screenplays for the films Toy Story and Alien: Resurrection. He is currently completing post-production on the feature film Serenity, which he wrote and directed based on his television series Firefly.

Wonder Woman will be produced by Joel Silver and Leonard Goldberg, and is based on the DC Comics character created by William Moulton Marston. Wonder Woman will be released worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

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THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS

The major surprise at this years Comic-Con in San Diego was the emergence of a new Batman movie!
Yes the Dark Knight returned to the big screen but before you start thinking this was the first images from Christopher Nolan's Frightening or Darren Aronofsky's Year One, this is a short movie produced by people frustrated by the previous big screen outings of the Dark Detective. According to Ain't it Cool News, who broke the story, the film has been made by someone who used to work for Stan Winston's FX company.

The story revolves around the Joker escaping from Arkham Asylum and a vengeful Batman on his trail which leads to a confrontation in a rain soaked alley. I really do hope this movie makes it onto the net, as Batman fans will be dying to see it.

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