Did you know that there is a city named Batman in this world? Yes, it’s true. In the country of Turkey, there is a city there that is mostly an oil-producing city. The mayor is suing Christopher Nolan the director and Warner Bros. studios accusing them of using the Batman name without the city’s permission. The mayor is also blaming them for the high number of unsolved murders and female suicides in the city since the film’s huge success. The mayor will also try to prove that the city of Batman, Turkey predates the 1939 debut of Bob Kane’s superhero in DC comics.
Warner Bros. responded back saying they are only aware of this claim via the press, they have not yet seen any actual legal action by the mayor of Batman, Turkey.
This lawsuit won’t even go through. It’s also pretty lame and stupid. And on top of that, I don’t think it’s against the legal copyright laws to use the same town/city name as a fictional character.
Why so serious? The Dark Knight is still playing in theaters today even if the movie is coming out on DVD soon!!! “The Dark Knight” is being released December 9th in a Two disc DVD SE, a single disc with no extras, and the Blu Ray all coming out the same day.
You can see the cover art of the DVD’s and Blu Ray of “The Dark Knight” in the link below. I will start googling information about the extra features for the DVD/Blu Ray tonight.
Dark Horizons reports:
I plan to get the 2 disc SE version of course. I’m not getting the Blu Ray. I like Blu Ray discs don’t get me wrong, I’m just not gonna use my Playstation 3 to watch Blu Ray movies with. I use the PS3 to play video games on. I got so many DVD’s in my collection that I don’t really need to start a Blu Ray movie collection anyways. I have at least between 400 – 500 movies in my DVD collection and counting.
I can’t wait to buy “The Dark Knight” on DVD. It’s the best film of the year and I’ll be watching that film a lot at home.
Warner Bros. and the film makers of “The Dark Knight” are planning to re-release the film in theater hoping to attract the voting session of the Academy Awards. The studio not only wants Heath Ledger to win for Best Actor in a Leading Role, they are desperate in getting Oscar nominated for more categories such as “Best Picture”, “Best Director”, “Best Adapted Screenplay”, etc.
The film is aiming for a DVD release date in December.
More on it here:
I’ve said it once before that “The Dark Knight” deserves “Best Picture”, I’m glad Warners is pushing for it.
Robert Downey Jr. recently saw “The Dark Knight” himself, and he surprisingly enough is not a fan of the film, he has some harsh words to say about Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” film…read here:
Which apparently was not the case with the other big summer movie “The Dark Knight”. “My whole thing is that that I saw ‘The Dark Knight’. I feel like I’m dumb because I feel like I don’t get how many things that are so smart. It’s like a Ferrari engine of storytelling and script writing and I’m like, ‘That’s not my idea of what I want to see in a movie.’ I loved ‘The Prestige’ but didn’t understand ‘The Dark Knight’. Didn’t get it, still can’t tell you what happened in the movie, what happened to the character and in the end they need him to be a bad guy. I’m like, ‘I get it. This is so high brow and so f–king smart, I clearly need a college education to understand this movie.’ You know what? F-ck DC comics. That’s all I have to say and that’s where I’m really coming from.”
When he says, “they need to make him the badguy”, I think we all know he’s referring to Heath Ledger’s Joker although he doesn’t say it in the interview. I think what Robert means is that he wants the Joker in the new film, be more evil and intense, not being all happy and laughing.
Read the rest of the interview here:
Look like Robert is definitely more of a Marvel fan than DC Comics.
OMFG! It’s CRAZY! The Dark Knight is STILL dominating and filling theaters for the fourth week ever since the film came out! The film beat the new “Pineapple Express” comedy film that just came out. “The Dark Knight” even beat the new “X-Files: I Want to Believe” sequel. The “Dark Knight” took in $26 million this weekend which makes it a total of $441.5 million domestically. This makes the “Dark Knight” no. 3 in the domestic charts which is right behind “Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith” and “Titanic”.
The Associated Press reports:
James Cameron and George Lucas watch out! Batman is coming to beat you down!
This movie “Twilight” a romantic teen vampire film adapted from the popular young adult novel written by Stephenie Meyer, just may have a chance of topping “Titanic” in box office domestically if “The Dark Knight” doesn’t.
Everytime I read about “Twilight”, I become even more anticipated in the film. The story sounds very interesting. I am also liking how the cast of the film is full of unknown actors. Actors that we never know about.
Stephenie Meyer just released the final “Twilight” book of the series, titled “BreakIng Dawn” and that book seems to be creating a lot of controversy. The “Twilight” film has created a huge internet buzz. Much larger than “The Dark Knight”.
You think, why is this movie about a teenage girl falling in love with a vampire? You may think, that story is so stupid and nothing new. If you know vampires as well as I do, that’s the whole point of vampires. Vampire stories are mostly love, romance and women. Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” is a perfect example of this. The same goes for Nosferatu and Anne Rice’s “Interview with the Vampire” series.
The film “Twilight” hits theaters December 12th and I will be there to see it. I am glad that vampires are finally making a return to the movie industry.
Don’t worry folks, “Titanic” will be off the list as the number one movie in the world soon since box office movies are getting much higher these days. You just never know what movie will top “Titanic”. I just think “Twilight” may be the one.
We’re not the only ones surprised of the huge success of “The Dark Knight”, even Christopher Nolan himself is surprised and didn’t even think the film would be this much of a hit.
More on it here:
Heath Ledger being gone is not the reason for “The Dark Knight’s” success, the reason for the Dark Knight’s success is because it’s the best Batman film ever made, a film with perfection.
While I’m sure everyone went to see it just to see Heath as the Joker, I’m sure people saw it because Batman is such a popular comic superhero character. There’s millions of Batman fans out there.
Variety reports that “The Dark Knight” made a sky rocketing $300 million so far. “The Dark Knight” is “still” filling up theaters. The theater was full the second time I saw it in theater again.
Check box office mojo here:
Lets pray that “The Dark Knight” passes 600 million to knock “Titanic” off of there!
That would be amazing!
A blogger from the PETA company seems to be offended at the new Batman film “The Dark Knight”. Why? Because there are scenes in the film where Batman is beating up police dogs.
Check out the blog at PETA here:
Come on now, it’s only a damn movie! I’m sure the dogs Batman punched are fine.
“The Batman” and “Terminator: Salvation” star Christian Bale was in police custody for being accused of assaulting his own mother and sister. Bale was arrested in London the day before he was supposed to attend “The Dark Knight” London premiere. Meanwhile, the actor denies physically hurting his own mother and sister. He was taken into police custody for 4 hours and was released. He was also not charged. A family member of Bale’s said it was a family matter that the actor had an argument with his mother and sister, he claims he did not hurt them.
It’s time to play the Batman theme from the TV show and the words “POW” comes up everytime Bale hit his mom and sister.
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