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Why don't they get script writers to stick to the comic book facts? And what comic book facts are these, exactly? Marvel have repeatedly ret-conned and rebooted the majority of their characters at some point in the past: even within the same Universe its almost impossible to find a character with a totally non-contradictory history. There have been ...


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Batman Begins is a combination of stories from the Batman mythos, as well as an original story. According to Wikipedia, the starting point for Batman Begins was a story called "The Man Who Falls"; Jim Gordon was based on the character from the story "Batman: Year One". Neither of these stories featured Ra's Al Ghul, who is a significantly different character ...


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Writer and co-executive producer Andrew Kreisberg says: [dropped] the "Green" from the title because "Arrow" felt "sexier, a little more dangerous. But I think the name change also reflects that this version is noticably different from the Smallville incarnation, but also from the Comics. Lead actor Stephen Amell says: Nobody in our universe has ...


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OK here's my stab at this question. There are a lot of differences between the book and the movie, and if I was to use a term to collectively describe these differences I would say narration density. Watchmen is a rather dense book that effectively uses it's panels to tell several tangential stories. That's very hard for the film medium to achieve. Let's ...


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Ok, I'll attempt an answer, based only on the movie (not the comics) and my small bit of knowledge about Norse mythology (paired with up-to-date Wiki-research). First of all the movie depicts the gods as being just a kind of powerful aliens (wandering on the same paths as Stargate and its farther-in-spirit Erich von Däniken already did). Indeed this isn't ...


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TL;DR: Yes. Note: This answer has so many spoilers that it doesn't make sense to hide them all, and there is a bit of gore. If you don't like spoilers or gore, you might want to skip this answer (although if you don't like gore, you probably don't watch The Walking Dead anyway) Identical deaths: Amy: Bitten on the neck by a zombie. Jim: ...


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X-Men (1st series) # 20: (May 1966) Years ago, Xavier discovered a city in Tibet being under some sort of alien mind-control. The professor managed to inspire a rebellion against Lucifer, and the alien was forced to abandon his base, however not before causing a block of concrete to fall and crush Xavier’s legs.


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Agent Sitwell (Hydra) mentions Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, and Stephen Strange by name. We know Stark and Banner are Iron Man and the Hulk. Most comics fans will also recognize the name Stephen Strange as Dr. Strange, the Sorcerer Supreme. Sitwell also mentions "an honor student in Iowa City" and a man located in Cairo, Egypt. I don't get the Iowa City ...


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The movie is based largely on the Knightfall series of comics where Bane is highly intelligent. On his wiki one of his abilities is "Genius Level Intellect". As to his meticulous controlling personality, the early versions of Bane were just this. Bane creator Chuck Dixon's early tales portray Bane as a very calm, centered warrior akin to Bruce Lee in ...


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There are indeed comments from various of the filmmakers why they went in this direction. The overall tenor of those comments has been nailed by you in the question already, though. It was for the same reason that Ra's Al Ghul's regeneration and resurrection abilities have been reduced to trickery, allusions and a mere philosophical immortality of his ...


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To answer your main question, X-Men First Class is based before X-Men Origins. X-Men First Class is based in the 60s. In 1962, the United States government enlists the help of Mutants with superhuman abilities to stop a malicious dictator who is determined to start world war III. In Origins, Striker doesn't approach Wolverine until the 70s. ...


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Zack Snyder (the film director) has stated that Batman v Superman would take inspiration from the Frank Miller comic, The Dark Knight Returns.1 The biggest deal was, Snyder brought out Man of Steel actor Harry Lennix (General Swanwick) to use his cool voice to read the following piece of dialogue: "I want you to remember, Clark…in all the years ...


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No, Dredd 3D is not an adaptation or inspired by a specific storyline. Alex Garland did consider adapting one of the more well known Judge Dredd storylines such as Origins, but decided that that he would not adapt such a big epic and instead went for an approach of writing an original story - a kind of 'day in the life of Judge Dredd'. You can read more ...


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In a Screen Rant article with the title "Zack Snyder’s ‘Superman’ Not Based on Comics", Rob Keyes noted that director Zack Snyder has previously been known for making quite literal adaptations of his source material. But this film is different: With the Superman reboot however, Snyder will take a different route and will instead deliver a new origin ...


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There can be numerous reasons. You have to remember that media like TV shows and film have to cover stories in a far more restricted timeframe than print media can. This means they can't dwell on story lines or certain characters for too long. This May result in shallower character development, characters being dropped, added, or altered. You may also have ...


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Superman Director Zack Snyder had a marketing campaign arranged with the National Gaurd to promote their "Soldier of Steel" recruitment program. You can visit the website for the program here. http://www.soldierofsteel.com/ The marketing program was a join effort that allowed the produces of "Man of Steel" additional exposure for the film. I'm not sure ...


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I'd just say it is to seem like something fresh, a new take on an established role and thus using their lesser known (yet still common and recognizable by experts) nicknames rather than their original names, which have been used to great lengths already. Who wants to see yet another Superman or Batman movie nowadays? Instead Man of Steel or Dark Knight ...


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The TV show actually uses a similar origin story to the very first Green Arrow comics from the DC 'Golden Age'. The only major difference is that in the comic, Oliver Queen was actually the boy's father, Green Arrow himself being Roy Harper. Here is a quick rundown of the original comic book story from the DC database: Roy Harper was a young boy whose ...


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This article from Screenrant suggests that it was done to reach a wider audience. Presumably the name "Arrow" might attract people who could be turned off by the comic-book-sounding name "Green Arrow." Anyway, it seems he is more about the Arrow now than the Green:


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The stories of all the three movies incorporate many influences from famous comic storylines, while none of them has been directly taken from a particular comic in its entirety. So they were more or less written from scratch a bit but also not completey without base in some particular comics. The primary influence, maybe less storywise than more ...


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Very short answer: It tried harder to be different and more "grown-up. (I'm sure we'll get some thesis-level answer, but this is a few bullet-points just to get the ball rolling.) The cover is page one, panel one. That was new. And they played more with transitions between panels and pages, using composition and dialogue / sound to blend the elements into a ...


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As far as I can make out, the first feature length film based off a comic strip was Little Annie Rooney (1925) starring Mary Pickford. There were certainly other shorts made before then, going back as far as 1898, but you specified over 40 mins in length.


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It's going to be a bit hard to tell because Gotham has only had one episode, but I'd say, so far, that it's probably not really faithful to any particular story that's already been done. There will likely be homages or references, but so far it doesn't seem to be adhering to any particular story line, at least not strictly. Examples: Edward Nigma, aka ...


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To answer simply, no, the kid is not based on any existing Marvel characters before. However, I believe the character was added by Disney to make the film more kid-friendly, to have a character that children can identify with. If I was not mistaken, at the time of the release, the character was poorly received, as with Mandarin's different take (an image, ...


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With the Hellboy comics, the writers have the advantage of having (as of now) 10 years to be able to write a compelling story with believable characters; with the Movie, the writers are limited to two hours, they have to make you believe that these people are real people with emotions and feelings similar to ours. And it is easier for most people to ...


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Digging a little on IMDB, I came across The Justice League Part One. I am guessing the spectacular response to Avengers should hurry them along... In January 2008, Warner Bros. announced the film was on indefinite hold, allowing options to lapse for the cast. The studio felt the script needed perfecting, which was impossible because of the ...


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There is some significance behind a few of the designations used in the Universes, whilst others appear to be totally random. For example, the original Marvel universe was set in Earth-616. From the Earth-616 Wikipedia Page: A difference of opinion exists regarding the selection of the number 616. In 2005, Alan Moore's son-in-law John Reppion (who is ...


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Varies greatly depending on era. Green Arrow comics span decades, with different writers, multiverse plot lines, and different incarnations/reboots of the DC universe. In general, some things are keep the same, some are spiced up for tv formatting. There are Arrow-verse tie-in comic series that are closer to the show, naturally, while some aspects of the ...


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Roy Harper is the real name of the comic character that has been known as Speedy (November 1941), Arsenal (July 1993) and Red Arrow (May 2007), aliases used as part of his sidekick duties to the Green Arrow, as well as lone hero. He goes under the same names in the Justice League/Unlimited and Young Justice cartoons. Arrow-verse Roy has used the name ...


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There is always a gap to bridge when adapting a book/comic/graphic novel into a TV show. A graphic novel is not addressing the same audience as the TV show. There is even a difference between the ways such literary works are adapted for Movies and TV shows. Given the episodic release format for the shows spanning over different seasons, the makers try to ...



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