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‘Man of Steel’ Is The Planned First Step Toward A Broader DC Movie Universe


Though the Christopher Nolan Batman movies were "deliberately and smartly positioned as a stand-alone," DC's new Superman movie, Man of Steel, is meant to open up a wide DC movie universe similar to the one Marvel started with Iron Man, Jeff Robinov, president of Warner Bros...

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Parting Shot: Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy In 3 Minutes


Added together, Christopher Nolan's entire Batman trilogy totals roughly 457 minutes, or a little over 7.5 hours. That might be seen as a big commitment for the superhero and/or cinema fan on the go...

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Parting Shot: ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Cinematographer Says ‘The Avengers’ Was ‘Appalling’


Wally Pfister -- who shot The Dark Knight Rises for director Christopher Nolan -- is not a fan of The Avengers. The cinematographer, who has worked with Nolan on several movies and won an Academy Award for Inception, recently called Marvel's record-setting film "appalling," taking specific issue with what he called "illogical storytelling


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Optimism and Cynicism In ‘The Avengers’ and ‘The Dark Knight’


In the weeks leading up to the release of The Dark Knight Rises, there were a lot of debates over the relative merits of Joss Whedon's Avengers film and TDKR's predecessor, Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight...

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Bane’s Vest From ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Actually Had An Origin Story


Opinions about The Dark Knight Rises are a little bit mixed here at ComicsAlliance, but I think we can all agree that Tom Hardy's swaggering, vest-tugging portrayal of Bane is a delight. Still, there are more than a few questions left about Bane in the film, and not just about where he received his obvious Broadway musical training...

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‘Dark Knight Rises’ Audio Comparison Confirms Bane Voice Altered for Final Film


So that's one Internet discussion we can put to rest. I mean, I know it's tempting fate to say that, but the evidence is conclusive: Bane's voice was indeed modified between early screenings of The Dark Knight Rises' prologue late last year and the film that was released earlier this month...

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Sound and Fury: ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Against Theme and Story


Each of Christopher Nolan's Batman films opens with a quiet, singular image forming the unmistakeable bat symbol. They're cinematic palate cleansers before the business of Batman begins in earnest. In Batman Begins, it is a sky full of bats; in The Dark Knight, it is a wall of flames; but the opening image of The Dark Knight Rises is notable for two reasons: the bat symbol appearing from cracking ice is muddy, only there if you look for it, and it is overlaid with the film's opening lines of dialogue...

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‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Novelization Hints At The Joker’s Fate


While everyone knows the tragic truth behind why Heath Ledger's Joker does not appear in the new Batman film The Dark Knight Rises, it has not stopped some viewers and critics from asking why the fictional villain himself was in no way accounted for in Christopher Nolan's latest sequel, given his monumental role in The Dark Knight...

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‘Dark Knight Rises’ Director Christopher Nolan’s Parting Shot to Batman


On sale now from Harry N. Abrams is The Art and Making of the Dark Knight Trilogy, a 300-page hardcover book whose contents should be evident from its title. Written by Jody Duncan Jesser and Janine Pourroy and featuring design by Chip Kidd, the book also contains a touching forward by the trilogy's director, co-writer and co-producer Christopher Nolan in which he bids farewell to the friends, collaborators and characters that changed his career and inspired the imaginations of so many moviegoers...

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Logic and Symbolism In ‘The Dark Knight Rises’


Warning: The following contains major spoilers for The Dark Knight Rises. Proceed at your own risk!

It probably won't surprise anyone to learn that I liked The Dark Knight Rises quite a bit. I was, after all, part of the team here at ComicsAlliance that wrote somewhere in the neighborhood of 60,000 words about how much I loved Nolan's last Batman film, and I walked out of this one feeling satisfied with both the direction and the execution of the final chapter of his trilogy...

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