The Dark Knight


Captain America: Civil War Passes A Billion

Captain America: Civil War has now passed the magic billion dollar mark with a current worldwide gross of $1,053,490,153.

In the U.S., Captain America: Civil War has netted $347,390,153, with an international gross of a whopping $706,100,000.

The number crushes Batman Vs. Superman ($870 million) and also beats WB’s best comic book selling movie, Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight ($1.004 billion).

Some other stats for Captain America: Civil War:

#9 comic book adapatation domestically (trailing Deadpool‘s $362.7 million)

#4 MCU movie domestically (trailing Iron Man 3‘s $409 million)

#35 on the all-time domestic chart

#19 for worldwide gross

Third best Summer start

#1 for 2016 overall

“Captain America: Civil War” is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Paul Bettany, Don Cheadle, Emily VanCamp, William Hurt, Martin Freeman and Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther.


Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.


Ben Affleck Batman Is Different Than Christian Bale Dark Knight

This is pretty much a given, but I suppose if anyone out there actually thought the new Justice League movie universe was a continuation of the Christopher Nolan Dark Knight Batman universe, producer Charles Roven clears things up.

Coming Soon suggested to Roven that it could be looked at that the older Ben Affleck Batman in Batman Vs. Superman is actually the same Batman as Christian Bale, but set further into the future.

Charles Roven shot down that theory noting super humans don’t exist within the world of Nolan’s Batman, but do within the new Justice League universe:

Do you think so? We really wanted to make a clear demarcation line. Chris [Nolan], Emma [Thomas] and I would talk about how, in his “Dark Knight” trilogy universe, there are no superheroes. Batman is not a superhero. He doesn’t have super powers. Chris would always say, “His super power is that he’s a billionaire. He’s got all this money.” I viewed it that Bruce Wayne was a man who took his human abilities, whether they were physical or mental, and pushed them to the absolute peak of the human condition. But he still wasn’t a superhero. Then the villains, whether it was Ra’s al Ghul or the Joker or Bane, they were also all human. They might be aberrant, messed up and diabolical, but they were human beings. When we started doing “Man of Steel,” Chris and Emma were producers on that one as well. They knew that they were opening up a whole different universe. Even though the fans sometimes talked about, “Maybe Joe [Gordon-Levitt] is going to be the Batman in ‘Batman versus Superman,’” we knew that was never going to be the case because it is a different universe. In the universe we created with “Man of Steel,” there are superheroes. There are aliens. There are metahumans. The character of Batman isn’t Christian Bale ten years later. He’s different. He’s come up a different way. His parents, even though they died outside a movie theater, didn’t die outside an Opera theater. We thought about those things. I was involved with both movies and “Dark Knight Rises” was three or four years from the time I started working on “Batman v Superman.” It made me feel better that I could go, “That was that and this is this.” It’s just going to a different place with the material and expanding it out.

Regarding Ben Affleck, he’s writing a new Batman standalone movie script with Geoff Johns, and Affleck is due to start filming Justice League this week.


Watch: Christian Bale Talks Batman & Heath Ledger’s Joker


Yesterday saw Christian Bale back up Morgan Freeman’s sentiments that Batman Vs. Superman will not be able to beat The Dark Knight Trilogy, and now Yahoo caught up with Bale to talk about Batman in which Bale offered he wish he had been able to do more with the character.

“I didn’t quite manage what I hoped I would throughout the trilogy,” Bale said, noting Batman had a monstrous side. “Chris did, but my own sense of self is like, ‘I didn’t quite nail it.’”

Bale continued with mention that when Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker, it overshadowed everything, and rightfully so.

“Heath turned up, and just kind of completely ruined all my plans,” Bale said. ‘Because I went, ‘He’s so much more interesting than me and what I’m doing.’“

Bale also offered he was done with Batman. Check out the video:


Christian Bale & Morgan Freeman Say Batman Vs. Superman Won’t Beat The Dark Knight (Video)


Ben Affleck has some big shoes to fill as the previous Batman, Christian Bale, was popular amongst the fans as was Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy.

ET caught up with both Bale and Morgan Freeman who offered they don’t think anything will ever be better than their Nolan Batman movies.

“Everyone brings their own element to that — Ben [Affleck] will do that as well,” Bale said about playing Batman“I think the trailers are looking great and I’m looking forward to that.”

Morgan Freeman had his own two cents to add.

“I’m happy for Ben [Affleck], but I don’t know how that’s gonna work,” Morgan Freeman said, who played Lucius Fox for Nolan. “Because The Dark Knight was almost ‘it.’ Pretty much ‘it.’ Did you see Batman Begins? I don’t think you can beat that.”

“Right on for Morgan [Freeman] for saying no one will ever be that, I very much like him,” Bale responded.

Watch the video below.

Update: Bale also talks Batman and Heath Ledger’s Joker.

Batman Vs. Superman opens March 25th.



DC Reveals Batman vs Superman & Dark Knight III Variant Covers For WonderCon


DC Entertainment Reveals WonderCon 2016 Variant Covers


WonderCon 2016 makes its debut Friday, March 25 at the Los Angeles Convention Center and DC Entertainment wants you to get the first look at some of the exclusives premiering at the show!

On sale at the Graphitti Designs booth (South Hall, Booth #1403), these comics feature variant covers spotlighting some of DC Comics’ most popular titles, hottest artists and the highly anticipated feature film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Beginning Friday, DC Entertainment is excited to feature the following variant cover comic books for sale at WonderCon:

Co-written with Brian Azzarello with art by Andy Kubert and Klaus Janson, DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE pits Batman, Carrie Kelley, Superman and Wonder Woman against a renegade priest and his maniacal followers from the newly-restored city of Kandor! The first three issues will be available for sale during WonderCon, each with its own unique variant cover and selling for $15 each.

The issue #1 variant cover features art by Howard Porter (SUPERMAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE 3001). Issue #2 features cover art by Jill Thompson, while issue #3 includes a variant cover by Paul Pope. And if you’ve ever wanted your own one of a kind Dark Knight III cover from your favorite Bat-artist, then you’re in luck; DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE issue #1 will be available for $10, with a blank sketch cover you can take with you to artists’ alley!

Another series of exclusive variant covers celebrates the upcoming feature film BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE with variant covers for issues #50 of SUPERMAN, BATMAN AND WONDER WOMAN. Each sells for $10, and features a photo cover of each of the three principal actors in the film, Henry Cavill (Superman), Ben Affleck (Batman) and Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman).

WonderCon 2016 takes place March 25-27 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California. Stay up to date on all things DC Entertainment by downloading the all-new DC Entertainment app on the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. And be sure and stop by the DC Entertainment booth in South Hall (#1602) to meet some of your favorite writers and artists!






Watch: Batman’s Cancelled The Dark Knight Game

Check out a video above going over what happened with the cancelled video game based on Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight.

A Batman Begins video game was released in 2005, with The Dark Knight to follow, which was in development for two years before it got the axe.

Interestingly enough, the game was meant to be an open-world game, which the Arkham video games eventually would become.

This cancelled Batman project was an open world stealth action game being made by Pandemic Studios to be published by EA. It was in development from 2006 to 2008, and was originally meant to release alongside The Dark Knight movie. The game would also feature actors from the film doing voiceover.


Jim Lee Dark Knight III #2 Variant Revealed


Check out the pencils of Jim Lee’s variant cover to The Dark Knight III: The Master Race #2.

Jim Lee posted the pic on Facebook adding:

“More wind. Now he’s talking–trying to reason with me. I can’t hear him, of course” Finished pencils for my Dark Knight 3:the Master Race #2 variant cover.

Minicomic art by TBD
1:10 variant cover by KLAUS JANSON
1:25 variant cover by ANDY KUBERT
1:50 variant cover by TBD
1:100 variant cover by FRANK MILLER
1:500 variant cover by JIM LEE
On sale DECEMBER 23
32 pg comic: 6.375” x 10.1875”
16 page minicomic: 5.5” x 8.5”
FC, 2 of 8, $5.99 US • RATED T+
Retailers: This issue will ship with multiple covers. Please see the order form for more information.
The unexpected finale to the Dark Knight saga continues as Carrie Kelly gets caught…that is, she finds herself…she gets into—well, you’re just going to have to read it yourself.