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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 over ...


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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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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. (Fans of the Marvel films will recognize him now as well, since the film Dr. Strange was released in November 2016.) ...


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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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It's just a coincidence that mothers of Superman and Batman share the same name. Martha was most common name in that era. However, before Superman's adoptive mother got name Martha in 1950s, she was called Mary and Sarah. After 1950s, This was started by DC comics to frequent more team-ups of Superman and Batman. This appears to be Easter eggs, but we can'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: Bitten by a ...


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Is it a nod to some comic book thing? Or a hint to future villain? It could be a nod to some comic book thing, but I haven't read any so I can't really say. It could be a hint to a future villain, but this part is pure speculation for now. However, this hints to a Superman's deed he did in BvS. We see the similar news headline on the wall at Wallace Keefe'...


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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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Here's a quick rundown of the changes so far. Spider-Man In Sam Raimi's Spider-Man, the web shooters are organic mutations that were a result of the genetically engineered spider bite. In Amazing Spider-Man, they stuck to the comic book roots and had Peter invent mechanical web shooters that use a formula partly developed by his father. Peter's Past ...


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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 as ...


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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 The ...


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This would appear to be simply an Easter egg, for those watching the film who are familiar with Morgan Stark from the comics. Marvel have been throwing in Easter eggs like that ever since Iron Man 1, where the military jets that pursue Stark are codenamed "Whiplash 1" and "Whiplash 2", and the terrorist organisation that captures Tony is named "the Ten Rings"...


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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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I don't know that we saw enough of the Green Lantern to know who he was; I'm pretty sure he was not human. I don't see anyone listed in the credits (so the Lantern was probably entirely CGI), so that's no help either. I suspect it was just a nameless Lantern from thousands of years ago. The other powered characters in that scene were the various "old gods". ...


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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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Since when was Metropolis just across the bay from Gotham City? Has this ever shown up in any of the comics or shows before? Distance between Metropolis and Gotham City have changed a lot in comics. Metropolis is frequently depicted as being within driving distance of Gotham City, home of Batman. This happens, for example, in the three-issue 1990 mini-...


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Superman Director Zack Snyder had a marketing campaign arranged with the National Guard 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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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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Here are some key differences between Nolan's and Snyder's Batman. Nolan's Batman is anti-gun. He didn't use guns to kill bad guys. IIRC, he didn't kill any. In case of Snyder's Batman, it's opposite. We can see him using guns when he tries to kill Superman. We see many gadgets used by both versions of Batman, but Snyder's Batman got more sophisticated and ...


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Though, MCU's spider armor is not exactly the same as Iron Spider Armor from comics, but it has almost every feature that has including extendable spider arms. The only difference is the color scheme. While the armor in comics has red and gold like Iron Man armor, MCU one has classic red and blue. From Comicbooks, While the MCU Iron Spider kept much of ...


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This is one of those Easter eggs Marvel put in their movies. Morgan Stark happens to be Tony's cousin and enemy in comics, but they named his future son. It seems that Marvel wants to try something new other than comics and release new movies with new characters in MCU (though no confirmation yet). This might be explained in future (possibly with release of ...


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This is a great question and timely as I just acquired Zack Snyder's attempt at adapting these books to film. As mentioned in another response the symmetrical panel layout with a larger center panel is something that can only be appreciated when reading the source material vs film. I thought it would be nice to have an example below. Another similar ...


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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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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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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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It is hard to say definitively, mostly because (a) much of the early film record is lost and/or incomplete and (b) because there doesn't appear to be any exhaustive directory chronicling the relative order that comic-based films were released. However, the earliest known feature film I could find based on a comic (not vice versa) is a 1926 live-action ...


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I don't know, but I suspect it is a reference to the 1960s Batman Series. Catwoman was portrayed by Julie Newmar in seasons one and two and by Eartha Kitt in season three. Also by Lee Meriwether in the Batman movie. Julie Newmar Eartha Kitt Lee Meriwether


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To answer your question of to what extent the movie Wayne is based off of any such comic Wayne, the director has stated that he has not used the comics for inspiration. In essence, the way Wayne Sr. is portrayed in the movie is not based on any comic reference. Although some sources indicate that Batman: The Killing Joke may have been an inspiration for the ...


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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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