Questions regarding the process of adapting a comic into a movie or TV-show.

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Since when was Metropolis just across the bay from Gotham City?

In Batman vs Superman, Metropolis is apparently just across the bay from Gotham City. Has this ever shown up in any of the comics or shows before? And if they've been so close, why hasn't Batman met ...
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Are any of Peter Parker's early costume designs allusions to the comic books?

In the first Spider-Man movie, when Peter is deciding to become a costumed wrestler, he sketches out a handful of possible costume designs that don't look much like a Spider-Man suit, but do look a ...
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Who was this girl who can manipulate birds?

In X-Men: Apocalypse we get to know that Magneto has started a family and has a wife and daughter. Now this newly established daughter shows the power to make birds attack the police before when she ...
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How does Professor X actually get paralysed?

Recently I have watched a variety of X-Men movies, including X-Men Origins: Wolverine and X-Men First Class. In X-Men First Class the story at the end of the movie indicates that Charles Xavier loses ...
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Character deaths in The Walking Dead show vs comic

Really do not read this if you don't want spoilers, even if you have seen the show but not read the comics this could include unwanted spoilers. You've been warned. The Walking Dead TV Show has ...
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Is Batman Begins based on any Batman comic or was it entirely written from scratch?

Were Batman Begins or The Dark Knight based on any particular comic(s) or were they completely created from scratch?
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Why was the “Green” removed from “Green Arrow”?

Why was the new TV version of Green Arrow, simply called Arrow? Have the studios given any reasoning behind that decision?
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Why is Bane not a Mexican wrestler?

Now before I say this I understand that The Dark Knight Rises was set in the real world and not in comics but the Bane in comics was hilarious. Are there any comments from Christopher Nolan or Tom ...
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How much resemblance is there between the “Arrow” TV-series and the “Green Arrow” comics?

I have seen Arrow season 1, 2, 3 and am currently watching season 4. And in season 4 Oliver Queen changes his name from "Arrow" to "Green Arrow". Also meta-humans or mystic powers villains are ...
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How true is the plot of 'Arrow' to the comic?

While I've read a few of the Green Arrow comics, I honestly don't remember much of it including anything about Oliver Queen's origins. Does he even have an origin story? How true is the plot of the TV ...
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Is Roy based off of a comic book character?

I was looking at IMDb for Arrow, but it only shows the character as Roy. I've also never heard him referred by any code name in the show. Also, I'm not familiar with the Green Arrow comic. Is Roy ...
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On which existing work is Legends of Tomorrow based?

From the trailers of Legends of Tomorrow, Rip Hunter (time traveler) gathers a team of heroes and villains to fight with Vandal Savage. And he refers to them as legends rather than heroes. I wonder ...
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Is the story of 'Man of Steel' a fresh idea or is it inspired by any existing work?

The story of Man of Steel, the new Superman movie, is much different from existing live action and animated films and shows. Was it all made as a fresh idea or was it inspired by some existing ...
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Why use titles like 'Dark Knight' and 'Man of Steel'?

In the recent Christopher Nolan's related DC Films the lesser know title is selected as movie name. Such as Dark Knight to Batman and Man of Steel to Superman. Is there any specific reason for it or ...
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Why does Ben Affleck / Bruce Wayne look old?

Teaser trailer is out for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice In this trailer we see that Ben Affleck looks old. His hair is gray from the side. Batman and Superman were created/introduced nearly at ...
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Why did they change the relationship between Hellboy and Liz Sherman?

In the Hellboy film series (1& 2), Liz has a romantic relationship with Hellboy, becoming pregnant with his twin children. However, in the Hellboy comic books Liz and Hellboy are just friends; ...
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Why don't the live action Ninja Turtles movies stick with Splinter's back story from the animated series?

As a big fan of the animated series during my childhood, this really irked me about the movies. Now I'm grown up and my kids are watching the new 2012 animated series, of which I've seen a few, and ...
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How much of Thor is based on actual mythology?

Not having read the comics at all and not being a huge mythology buff, I have only the general knowledge of some Norse mythology and Thor's (comic/movie version) background. Obviously the names and ...
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Harvey Dent black?

I was watching Tim Burton's Batman series and found out that Harvey Dent was played by a black man but he is played by a white guy in Nolan's series. What race is Harvey Dent portrayed as in the ...
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CBS, Capes and Pigeonholing?

For Comicbook to live action adaptations, the 1970's presents a few notable milestones of which Today's Superhero Media empires lineage can be traced. Remarkably, CBS retains the highest pedigree for ...
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Is X-Men First Class based earlier in time than X-Men Origins:Wolverine?

If X-Men First Class (XFC) is based before X-Men Origins (XMO) then how did Emma Frost end up being captured by Colonel Stryker? The last we see of Emma Frost in XFC she is with Magneto and Raven, ...
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Is there any plan for the DC comic's superhero crossover movie?

I like the crossover movies like Alien Vs Predator, Avengers etc. But I want to know if there is any plan for the DC comic character crossover film such as Justice League. Where we can see Superman, ...
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Why do they change the storyline?

Why do producers change the storyline when they take a book/comic book and make it into a movie/ TV show? I mean, I've been watching the walking dead since 2010 and I recently read all the comic book ...
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How faithful is Walking Dead the TV show to the comic series?

Is the TV show merely inspired by the comic series, or is it somehow tied to it in terms of story progression? I ask this because one of the attractions of the TV show is that it breaks from typical ...
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What is the significance behind the MCU's numerical designation?

Each Marvel 'continuity' is assigned a designation that indicates its 'Universe Number'. These are used to distinguish different (and often concurrent) timelines across comic books, television (...
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Which exsisting storyline is Gotham based on?

There are so many Batman stories present in comics etc. And most of the Gotham characters are not new, they are from the comic world, except a few. So I am curious to know which storyline Gotham is ...
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Which Marvel character are they talking about?

In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, when they mention future threat for Hydra like Bruce Banner and other names (or references), they said something like "some guy from Egypt". Which character are ...
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What are the qualities of Watchmen unique to comics and in which way did the movie achieve to adapt those to the medium of film?

The comic book Watchmen is universally regarded as one of the best examples of its medium. But even more than that, a large part of its point seems to have been to play with the medium of comics ...
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Why don't Marvel movies stick to canon?

It seems strange that Marvel allows liberties to be taken with established events and stories while making its movies. Why does it do this? Why don't they get script writers to stick to the comic book ...
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What was the first film adaptation of a comic?

I've been watching Danger: Diabolik (1968) and when I read the Wikipedia article I realise it's actually an adaptation of a comic book character called Diabolik which made it one of the earliest comic ...
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How faithful is the script of 2 Guns to the comic?

According to Wikipedia, 2 Guns is an adaptation of the comic series of the same name by Steven Grant. How true is the script to the comic series?
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Is the kid a reference to another Marvel hero?

The kid Harley Keener played a pretty important role in Iron Man 3. To me it sort of seemed that the movie was hinting that he was going to be another hero, maybe from the Iron Man universe, maybe ...
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Is Dredd 3D an adaptation of a specific comic storyline?

Is the new Judge Dredd movie Dredd 3D an adaptation or inspired by a specific storyline in the comics or graphic novels?