Once iron man and the dark knight both arrived in 2008, it was all over. The dark knight strikes again comicbook series britannica. Christian bale eyes thor 4 in comic book movie return after nolans dark knight report bale is currently in the middle of an oscar campaign for his turn in james mangolds ford. For the caped crusader nicknamed the dark knight, see batman. I have never seen a comic book movie adaptation deal with these themes in such an effective and emotive way before batman begins or even after the dark knight rises the dark knight. Hero initiative is dedicated to helping comic book creators in. The dark knight is the 2008 sequel to batman begins. Batman collaborator john cebollero in siege, a 5part story. And heath ledger god rest his soul is as fucking brilliant as you hoped. The dark knight may still be the most important pillar supporting the superhero genre. Frank millers batman, the dark knight reading order. Comic book influences on the dark knight rises spoilers.
In 1986, miller, while retaining the underwearstyle costume, published a new version of batman in a fourissue set of comic books for dc comics. Weve been selling comics since 1961 our first sale. After adopting the first and third robins as his sons, and becoming better friends with superman, bruce seemed to be a stilldark, but thoroughly. The dark knight returns casts a long, enduring shadow on. Jim lee, 99 more artists draw the dark knight for hero. Dawn of justice heavily based on millers landmark 1986 comic batman. Fast forward to today and comic book properties, not just superheroes, are the most sought after in hollywood, be it in movie or tv form. The dark knights legacy, 10 years later the atlantic.
Comic book movies are slowly breaking through at the oscars. In comic book stores across the country, it took on an ethereal presence on shelves, there. Christopher nolans the dark knight is a haunted film that leaps beyond its origins and becomes an engrossing tragedy. Jan 06, 2020 christian bale eyes thor 4 in comic book movie return after nolans dark knight report. After marvel shopped their most popular characters to hollywoods finest, comic book movies were catching on in a big way, with sam raimis spiderman and foxs xmen scoring big at the box office. The tale begins on a treacherous mountain climb to track a killer. Joker finally finishes what the dark knight started screen rant. The story is so essential to batmans character that it was the main inspiration for the dark knight rises movie, further expanding its popularity and cementing it as a classic. Christopher nolan doesnt see the dark knight as another superhero sequel.
The themes and meanings of the dark knight trilogy christopher nolans dark knight trilogy is the most thematically rich and intellectually dense comic book movie series ever made. But 10 years ago, some critics couldnt see its greatness. The dark knight monitor movie guide the latest batman movie is a relentlessly bleak take on the comic book, with a superb performance by heath ledger as the joker. The top 25 best batman comics and graphic novels ign. Metal is part of a larger crossover storyline, which include the eponymous sixissue core miniseries, and a number of tiein books. The dark knight, the 2008 movie release which serves as a sequel to the 2005 release, batman begins, was based on the stories of three batman comic books, the long halloween, the killing joke, and the man who laughs reports clive burmeister of outer limits comics. David finch is a canadianborn comics artist known for his work on top cow productions cyberforce, as well as numerous subsequent titles for marvel comics and dc comics, such as the new avengers, moon knight, ultimatum, and brightest day. The dark knight is still the best comic book movie. Jul 18, 2018 the dark knight legitimized comic book moviesnot with audiences who, after all, made the original batman a huge success in 1989, but with studios. Dkr is a mature comic because it is a thematically and emotionally rich work.
The dc comic book superhero batman, whose existence spans the larger part. This article contains spoilers for the dark knight returns and dark. The highly anticipated sequel to batman begins, which established the fundamentals for a grittier take on batman, perfectly expanded the character development and narrative complexity in a way that no comic book movie had done before and few do to this day. Despite his tarnished reputation after the events of the dark knight, in which he took the rap for dents crimes, batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its police force which. Jul 18, 2018 while its no fair to hold its unruly offspring against the dark knight, its all the same frustrating that the rich backlog of comic book arcana from the dc catalogue has never been mined. As frank miller fans know, tdk started life as a comic book following the vigilantish ventures of a more fuckedup batman. This weekend, silver nemesis and i collaborated on an article detailing the comic book connections to the dark knight rises. When hes not chained to his desk writing, he likes to spend his days spreading the gospel of the dark knight in the treacherous suburbs of miami or working under dropping loads productions. The batman writer finds upside in the movies delay, teasing possible comic book inspiration. A threeissue sequel written and illustrated by miller, the dark knight strikes again, was published in 2001. Dc comics have released a trailer for the oracle code, a graphic novel starring barbara gordon, but not as batgirl as oracle the graphic novel follows barbara as a wheelchairbound hero as she investigates a string of mysterious disappearances. Manning in the 1980s chapter of dc comics year by year a visual chronicle 2010 called the series arguably the best batman. Jun 16, 2012 our comic book movie culture is 30 years old it kicked off in 1978, with the christopher reeve superman.
Check out the article that batmanonlines owner, paul, called truly epic. The dark knight returns is a batman comic book miniseries written and drawn by frank miller and published by dc comics from february to june 1986. Pattinsons batman will explore dark knights origins. Frank miller explains why he keeps coming back to batman. Sep 05, 2017 the dark knight was the superhero movie that offered new possibility for comic book movies. Pattinsons batman will explore dark knight s origins without being an origin story director matt reeves says his approach to the warner bros. June 5, 2017 darth vader gets a new comic, the dark knight iii wraps and iceman flies solo in this weeks comic book lineup. Dawn of justice swoops into movie theaters around the world, this is an opportunity to analyze the comic miniseries that inspired it, frank millers the dark knight returns 1986. The dark knight legitimized comic book moviesnot with audiences who, after all, made the original batman a huge success in 1989, but with studios. Cycle of violence, batman learns an important lesson, one that could signal a return to the temperament the writers had brought him to before the new 52 reboot. Matt reeves talks the dark knight and batman returns. The return of bruce wayne storyline, the dark knight depicts bruce waynes life in gotham city following his new global commitment to the newly established batman incorporated.
Jul 22, 2018 batman isnt a comic book any more, the legendary film critic wrote in the summer of 2008 upon the release of christopher nolans the dark knight. The dark knight, to be one of the greatest comic book films ever made. The first film in nolans dark knight trilogy, batman begins and its sequel 2008s the dark knight have come and gone from netflix a few times so its possible that its monday departure wont be. The dark knight returns is a 1986 fourissue comic book miniseries starring batman, written by frank miller, illustrated by miller and klaus janson, and published by dc comics. The batman will be bringing a bold new vision of the dark knight to movie screens in the next year or so, courtesy of director matt reeves let me in, war for the planet of the apes. This article is adapted from a paper i presented at the 2009 midwest popular culture association conference. Jan 18, 20 the dark knight, still the best of the trilogy and heres why.
The dark knight is a sensory overload so rich youll be shitting gold for a month. On his quest to apprehend the killer, bruce wayne meets a tribal shaman who has a lasting impact on his life, influencing him, upon his return to gotham city, to take up the cowl of batman. First of all i think it is fair to say the dark knight changed comic book movies forever. Aug 04, 2011 t he dark knight continues batman begins tradition of drawing primarily and heavily from the graphic novels, one shots and limited series of the late 1980s and 1990s, but this time the writers also went all the way back to the roots, to the earliest issues of the batman comic book. His actual name is robin and he takes the mantle of the bat at the end of the film. The dark knight takes its cue from its joker and his deadly circus of chaos.
Batman has always been known as the dark knight and has featured in thousands of comics in a career spanning decades. Christian bale joins mcu in thor 4, first comic book film. The dark knight was an american comic book ongoing series, written and penciled by david finch and. Comics that inspired the dark knight 2008 feature sci. The movie is being considered to be the best comic book. Dc debuts the oracle code comic book trailer dark knight news. This caper crusader kickedoff the goody two shoes, stuck two. The dark knight is still the most important superhero movie. Thats because of the performances, because of the direction, because of the writing, and because of the superlative technical quality of the entire production. Reunited by the batman who laughs and rescued from their destroyed realities, the dark knights are twisted versions of batman who represents bruce waynes greatest fears. The legendary comic writerartists influence can be felt everywhere from batman v superman. But i dont think the dark knight is a great comic book movie.
We should note, this is largely an article for new and casual comic fans who havent yet read the dark knight returns. The batman director explains why he loves the dark knight. With the dark knight in theaters around the world next week, we take an indepth look at the literary and cinematic history of the batmans greatest foe, the joker, in this first of a twopart series. Oct 20, 2019 to rephrase gary oldmans commissioner gordon, the dark knight was the superhero trilogy fans both deserved and needed following the turn of the millennium. New dark knight rises trailer debuting before the avengers. Why has the dark knight, director christopher nolans latest addition to the comic book franchise, made so much money and. The last comic book story written by the late archie goodwin is completed by goodwin colleague james robinson and pencilled by legendary batman artist marshall rogers with inks by bob wiacek and covers by rogers and his realworlds. Metal is a monthly comic book published by dc comics that began in june 2017 and lasted until april 2018.
Apr 22, 2012 the announcement that the final trailer for the dark knight rises is debuting before the avengers is the first strike in a war between two comic book companies vying for summer movie domination. It ends with the birth of the legends of the dark knight. Hunky english actor robert pattinson will suit up as the dceus new dark knight in matt reevess the batman, and epic new fan art transforms him into the evil batman who laughs from the comic. One of two new ongoing titles to feature bruce wayne after the batman. The dark knight was an american comic book ongoing series, written and penciled by david finch and featuring batman. The dark knight returns is a mature comic, but not in the sense that film or video games ratings boards use them. The themes and meanings of the dark knight trilogy. However, from time to time, the writers over at dc comics have put pen to paper to write truly dark comics with particularly gory, graphic, sexually suggestive comics. In the following section, we will show how specific placesspaces in millers dkr.
Following a character defining run on marvels daredevil, frank miller joined dc comics to write what. The dark knight changed how we see comicbook movies. Over a decade after 2008s the dark knight infamously lost out on a bestpicture nomination, another movie featuring batmans. Mar 24, 2016 cover by frank millerdc comics editors note.
The dark knight returns was one of the two comic books, alongside watchmen, that inspired designer vincent connare when he created the comic sans font. Jul 18, 2018 the dark knight changed how we see comic book movies. But when i spoke to matt reeves about his new scifi series tales from the loop, the directors enthusiasm for batman, his upcoming take on the dark knight, and some of the comic book icons. Matt reeves talks the dark knight and batman returns nerdist. First off, why do people think that the character john blake, played by joseph gordonlevitt is robin.1622 110 549 584 1084 1049 701 1456 212 1323 1489 182 1453 618 1322 972 1424 1426 1367 443 8 427 897 1149 66 706 230 792 417 1250 1477 612 1190