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'Justice League': Armie Hammer To Play Batman?

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While Armie Hammer, who first came to mainstream attention by playing the Winklevoss twins (or Winklevii, if you like) in David Fincher’s The Social Network, is already set to play an American icon as the titular character in the upcoming The Lone Ranger, he was set to play another famous hero.  Before director George Miller (the Mad...

'The Dark Knight Rises' Blu-Ray Special Features Revealed

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Well, Batman fans, the truth you were dreading—but also more than likely expecting—has finally come.  The details concerning the special features for The Dark Knight Rises blu-ray have been released and, well, it may not be what you had hoped for.

'The Dark Knight Rises' Blu-Ray Release Date Announced

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While it leaves out a lot of specificities—will there be a commentary track, will there even be a sliver of deleted scenes, etc—Warner Bros. announced the release date of The Dark Knight Rises’ Blu-Ray and DVD via their YouTube account today.  No press release, no breakdown of special content—just a trailer and a release date.

'Justice League' Could Function as Batman Reboot

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Christopher Nolan has said he's done with Batman. He's been saying it for a while. And even though The Dark Knight Rises is closing in on a Billion dollar worldwide gross, it's unlikely he'll be swayed. But it's not as if he didn't leave Warner Brothers some options, and those options might be pursued in the Justice League movie.

'Justice League': Ben Affleck Won't Direct

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Yesterday brought us the strange but intriguing news that Warner Bros. had turned to Ben Affleck to direct and star in their big-budget adaptation of the Justice League comic book (a.k.a., Hey Avengers Made a Crap-Ton of Money, Right?  Can’t We Throw a Bunch of People in Tights at the Screen, Too?).  It seemed highly unlikely that Affleck would leap on...

'Justice League': Ben Affleck Approached To Direct

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Yesterday brought us the news that Joss Whedon was returning to write and direct The Avengers 2.  Today, we’ve got news about the other brewing team-up (well, after Guardians of the Galaxy), DC’s The Justice League.  Apparently, Warner Bros. has approached actor-director Ben Affleck to direct the film.

'The Dark Knight Returns: Part 1' Animated Blu-Ray Trailer Adapts Classic...

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Here’s the pitch for The Dark Knight Returns, an animated adaptation of Frank Miller’s 1986 graphic novel: it’s been a decade since Bruce Wayne last appeared as Batman, but a new threat to Gotham in the form of a hulking madman helps to draw the Dark Knight out of retirement as he makes a final bid to save Gotham, and this time he teams up with...

News Roundup: Motion Poster For 'The Possession,' 'Step Up Revolution' Clip...

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This week, Lionsgate released a cool motion poster for Sam Raimi's The Possession. It's both awesome and frightening. We've also got a new clip from the upcoming dance movie Step Up Revolution. And, have you ever wondered what Batman will do once he retires? We've got a hilarious clip that'll clear that up for you. All that and more...

'The Dark Knight Rises': Watch The World Premiere!

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Well, it finally happened—the long-awaited final entry into Christopher Nolan’s Batman franchise, The Dark Knight Rises, had its world premiere in New York City.  And, in case you couldn’t be there—and you probably weren’t—we’ve got the full video of the event below.

Newest 'The Dark Knight Rises' TV Spots Feature Even More New Footage,...

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Despite the fact that The Dark Knight Rises opens wide on Thursday night at midnight, Warner Bros. is still churning out TV spot after TV spot and trailer after trailer for film, in what seems to be a bid to at least come close to The Avengers’ box office dominion earlier this summer—if not somehow better it.  As such, we have three new TV spots, each of which mesh new...

'The Dark Knight Rises': New Catwoman Interrogation Scene Released...

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We’re officially a week away from the release of massively anticipated The Dark Knight Rises, Christopher Nolan’s final entry in his rebooted Batman trilogy.  Now that we’re down to the wire, the stars of the film are showing up on talk shows, armed with patient smiles and lots of clips and scenes from the film.  Yesterday, we gave you a peek at two full scenes from the film;...

Comic-Con 2012: Tim Burton on his 'Batman' Being 'Too Dark'

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It's been 23 years since Tim Burton and Michael Keaton teamed up for 1989's Batman. The film kicked-off a brand new franchise that spawned three sequels and lots of money. While at Comic-Con promoting his latest feature Frankenweenie, Burton was asked what he thought of today's superhero...

Comic-Con 2012: 'The Dark Knight Rises' Gets A Mondo Poster

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Mondo posters—the highly coveted alternate, and often incredibly awesome, posters for classic and cult films, designed by a stable of independent artists working for Mondo—are often the crown jewels in the collections of movie poster collectors.  So it makes sense that Mondo would design a poster for the most anticipated film of 2012—The Dark Knight Rises, and release it at...

'The Dark Night Rises': Christopher Nolan's Batman Trilogy Trailer

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Just how many trailers can one film have?  A teaser?  Sure.  A full trailer?  Of course.  A second full trailer?  Why not?  A third full-length trailer?  Well… OK.  A fourth trailer?  Apparently so, because that’s what dropped late Tuesday: a trailer that begins as an ad for the entire Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy, before jumping into two minutes of new The Dark...

'The Dark Knight Rises' Soundtrack: Listen To The Complete Score!

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Well, we’re less than two weeks away from the release of 2012’s most anticipated film: The Dark Knight Rises.  And while we don’t have anything too spoilery to give away—Joseph Gordon-Levitt is Robin!  Catwoman kills Alfred!  It was all a dream of Commissioner Gordon’s! (I’m making these up, don’t panic)—we do have something pretty cool: the entire score for The...

'The Dark Knight Rises' Script Was Influenced By 'A Tale Of Two Cities'...

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Now that the press junkets and interviews with the cast and crew of The Dark Knight Rises have begun, Christopher Nolan and company are finally beginning to give more details and insight into the production of what is likely the most anticipated film of the year.  And one of the most revealing and interesting exchanges of this first round of Dark Knight Rises PR is the fact that the...

'The Dark Knight Rises' Hong Kong Teaser Features Batman's Return

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It seems as if the marketing department behind The Dark Knight Rises has set its sights on total worldwide dominion as, four full-length trailers and about 15 teasers/ TV spots later, they’re still churning out new teasers, sneak peeks, and TV spots for the upcoming film—and each one contains a bevy of new footage.  Today’s clip: a one-minute Hong Kong TV spot (in English),...

'The Dark Knight Rises' MTV Exclusive Footage Is Released

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During last month’s 2012 MTV Movie Awards, Christopher Nolan, Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt appeared in order to debut new footage from the insanely anticipated The Dark Knight Rises.  Unfortunately the footage was pulled offline almost as quickly as it appeared online—meaning that if you didn’t subject yourself to the horrors of...

'Man Of Steel' Score To Be Written By Hans Zimmer

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Back in 2010, we reported that all rumors of Hans Zimmer being selected to score the upcoming Superman reboot, Man of Steel, had been dashed straight from the horse’s mouth. At the time it was disappointing – after all, what with the Christopher Nolan/ Batman connection, it seemed like a great fit. Well, it turns out it is...