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The Dark Knight Returns?

I don’t think it’s a big secret that I’m a huge fan of The Dark Knight.  Heath Ledger’s performance was legendary, and it’s a damn shame we’ll never get a chance to see him top it.  Well, Warner Brothers seems to think so much of the film that they’re working on rereleasing it in January to help with the Oscar voting.

A source told The Hollywood Reporter, “It’s just a matter of bringing it back as a reminder for people.”

Right now, Warner Brothers is in talks with IMAX executives.  As for whether they intend to return it to your local regular theaters or not is anyone’s guess.  Still, if you have an IMAX theater near you, this is something that could be very awesome for you folks!

To Warner Brothers, I just want to wish good luck.  I can’t help but feel that Ledger deserves the Oscar for his role.

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September 11, 2008 Posted by | Movies | | Leave a comment

More X-Men and Another Daredevil?

According to an article in Variety, Fox didn’t have such a good summer this year.  That’s never good for a studio.  So, they’re taking a look at what they can do to spice things up.

Though Fox has no plans for a major overhaul, the studio has scheduled a strategy meeting to assess the status of its superheroes, a group sorely missed this summer. On the agenda, Fox will mull the possibility of more “X-Men” spinoffs, including a young-X-Men project as well as “Deadpool,” based on a character played by Ryan Reynolds in “Wolverine.” The studio is even considering reviving the “Daredevil” property.

Now, I’m a huge fan of Deadpool as a character, and Ryan Reynolds sounds to me like a great choice to play him.  The X-Men movies are second only to Christopher Nolan’s Batman franchise in my scale of awesome comic-to-movie conversions, so a new X-Men spinoff could be awesome.

As for a new Daredevil movie, I’m seriously down with that one as well.  I didn’t think the Ben Affleck movie was that bad, over all.  Sure, it’s wasn’t Batman Begins by any stretch, but it was a solid movie that was well above even the old Superman movies with the late Christopher Reeves IMHO. 

So good luck to Fox!  I hope they follow through on these concepts!  It’ll give me something to be excited about until the Thor movie comes out in July, 2010!

September 10, 2008 Posted by | Movies | , | Leave a comment