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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 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 his ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is the way Thomas Wayne is portrayed in the "Joker (2019)" based on any comic reference?

For this question, let's take the theory aside that … In the "Joker (2019)" Thomas Wayne is portrayed as a successful business man, who … does treat people from a different degree badly … think it's ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Emotional immaturity of comic-book version of superhero Shazam

In the 2019 movie Shazam, much is made of the fact that the title character - though apparently an adult man (with superpowers) - is in actual fact an emotionally immature 14-year-old boy - i.e., that ...
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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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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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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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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 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 did Shazam! take place in a real city?

The movie Shazam takes place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This is different than most DC movies and shows in which they all take place in fictional cities. Superman is in Metropolis. Batman is in ...
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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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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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Which Deadshot is closer to the comic book original: the one from the DCEU or the one from the Arrowverse?

In the Suicide Squad movie (2016), Will Smith's portrayal of Floyd Lawton is that of a man with a code and principles who, deep down, is good and will only kill other bad people. On the other hand, ...
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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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 Batman v Superman based any comic book?

I have recently come across the story of the Injustice: Gods among us comic and was thrilled with the whole concept of Batman's Army against Superman's Army. I did not find any comic edition that goes ...
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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 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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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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On what story arc is the Swamp Thing based on?

On which story arc the Swamp Thing (2019) series on DC streaming based? It shows the story of Alec Holland but in the comics the story is different. So, what are the changes made for the series?
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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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