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Questions tagged [comic-adaptation]

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

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What is the relationship between Steppenwolf and Darkseid in the DC Extended Universe?

In the DC comics, Steppenwolf is the uncle of Darkseid. However, their relation was not made clear in the Justice League (2017) movie. I've read many CBR articles, as well as several other sources, ...
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What is the point of naming Tony Stark's dream son after his comic book rival?

In Avengers: Infinity War, Tony had this conversation with Pepper: Tony Stark: Right! That's the point I'm trying to make. Last night, I dreamt, we had a kid. So real. We named him after your ...
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How accurate to the comics is the Iron spider suit from Infinity War?

In the Avengers: Infinity War, Peter Parker gets the new Iron spider suit from Tony Stark. How accurate is it with the comics? The functionality of the suit as well as the background such as who made ...
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Is GCPD's bullet giving ritual is based on real life or is it from comics?

In Gotham S04E08 we see GCPD have a ritual of distributing bullet caps to the surviving officers. Is this ritual based on some real thing or is it from DC comics?
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Is The Executioner in Gotham TV show a pun on Marvel character of same name?

In Gotham season 3, we see Nathaniel Barnes' full transformation into The Executioner,: This character doesn't look like any DC character I know but like a marvel character of same name And blade ...
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What is the Supergerm in the Justice League film?

In Justice League, we see a scene with a newspaper front page, which I have already covered in the similar question but there is a mention of a Supergerm in the left corner: Image source Is it a ...
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Is Flash pushing Wonder Women's sword is some comic book reference or a mythological analogy?

In Justice League, there is an iconic scene where the Flash helps Wonder Woman get her sword by giving it a push: However, with Zack Snyder as director, this could likely be either a comic book ...
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What were all the fighters in previous Age of Heroes?

In Justice League, we got to know that Steppenwolf already tried his plan in the past; and the combined power of Amazons, Atlanteans and humans defeated them. But there were others involved too, some ...
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Thor in ragnorak gets Electocuted [duplicate]

I found it very weird that Thor in Thor: Ragnorak can get easily electrocuted by a small device. Why is the God of Thunder weak against it?
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Why do Superman and Batman's mothers have the same name, Martha?

In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the major conflict between Superman and Batman ended after Batman got to know about Superman's mother's name: Batman: [suffocating Superman with his foot on ...
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Why did they name it Super Friends rather than Justice League of America?

The Super Friends animated show was based on the famous DC comic book team Justice League of America, but they didn't name it that and made up a new team name instead. Why did they do that? I thought ...
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What is the significance of the different avatars of Catwoman in Batman's vision during Concussion?

In Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders (2016), when Penguin hit Batman on his head, he sees three Catwoman instead of one in his Concussion state: But these three Catwomen are of different hair ...
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Wonder Woman's strength (2017 film) vs the comic books [closed]

I noticed Wonder Woman is incredibly strong in the 2017 film, being able to pretty easily lift a tank over her head. The only other Wonder Woman I am familiar with was the Linda Carter TV series, ...
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What are the key differences between Christopher Nolan's batman character and Zack Snyder's batman character?

I'm a huge Batman fan. Recently while binge watching the Batman series, a thought came across my mind as what are the key differences between Christopher Nolan's batman and Zack Snyder's batman? Now ...
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Why is Thea Queen nicknamed “Speedy” instead of Roy Harper?

Traditionally (in the comics), Roy Harper is the superhero (and sidekick/partner of the Green Arrow) known as Speedy; before assuming the alternative identity, Arsenal, and eventually, the Red Arrow. ...
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Why is Batman almost always paired with two villains? [closed]

In every live action Batman movie I remember (other than Burton's first Batman), Batman is paired with two villains. Why is this formula used? Is one villain just not dynamic enough for Batman? ...
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Why was Deadpool's origin as being imbued with Wolverine's mutant healing factor changed?

The Marvel comics character Deadpool, in 616 and most other incarnations, is a normal human given an offer that he couldn't resist when he developed cancer. The offer involved being experimented on ...
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Who is this vigalante hired by Tobias Church in Arrow S05E05?

In Arrow S05E05, Tobias Church hires a vigilante to kill Green Arrow. He even attempted the deed: But who is this vigilante, is he some straight from the comic book character like Human Target or ...
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Why are the costumes in comics and movie adaptations not the same? [duplicate]

For example, take the Wolverine character. Wolverine in comics look like this: Whereas in movies he looks like this: Why are the costumes not the same in the comics and their movie adaptations?
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Why did filmmakers choose to portray Jack Napier as the murderer of Bruce Wayne's parents?

Tim Burton's version of Batman has Jack Napier as the shooter of Thomas and Martha Wayne. Jack Napier, of course becomes The Joker years later after an accident at Axis Chemicals (in the 1989 Tim ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 Comic-book 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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Which existing storyline is Gotham based on?

There are so many Batman stories present in comics, 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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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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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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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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Which Marvel character is “some guy from Egypt”?

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 differences between the Spider-Man and Amazing Spider-Man universes?

Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy was rebooted when Sony released Amazing Spider-Man, and part of this reboot were changes in the in universe story and world. Peter starts dating Gwen Stacy instead of ...
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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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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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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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Why use titles like 'Dark Knight' and 'Man of Steel'?

In recent Christopher Nolan's related DC films, lesser known titles are selected as movie names. Such as Dark Knight for Batman and Man of Steel for Superman. Is there any specific reason for it or ...
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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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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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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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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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How true is the plot of 'Arrow' to the comic with regards to his origins and background?

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 ...
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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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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?