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Coincidence, I think. Martha Kane/Wayne has always been Martha since 1939 Martha Clarke/Kent was variously called Mary, Sarah, and perhaps others in the 1940s before settling on Martha in 1951 and sticking with it. There's nothing in the well-rounded Wikipedia articles on both characters to suggest that they'd have cause to conflict in Batman/Superman ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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. In ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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