YouTuber Micah Brock, a.k.a. KnownKicker, created a martial arts web-series in 2012 called Slug Street Scrappers. He recently noticed that some of the fight sequences used in the DC animated film Batman vs. Robin looked very familiar. After going back and looking at some of his old footage he found some compelling proof that that Warner Bros. animation lifted the fight choreography from one of his shorts. Not only that, but the edits and camera angles used are spot on as well. To prove his point that WB animation may have plagiarized his work, Brock made a video that compares the two fight scenes. As you’ll see, they the footage is pretty spot on. Brock says in the video: "You can't really copyright a martial arts move or a sequence of martial arts moves, but this seems to be like a little bit more than just coincidence because it seems almost like they used the footage from Slug Street Scrappers... as reference for the film, and not just for the art but also the camera … [Read more...] about Warner Bros. Animation Accused of Plagiarizing BATMAN VS. ROBIN Fight Sequence From YouTube Series
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Where exactly does Batman learn all of his sweet techniques to use on the crooks of Gotham? Apparently, it's YouTube. Martial artist Micah Brock, who goes by the moniker Kwonkicker online, has a YouTube channel filled with informational videos about choreography and mixed martial arts. The YouTuber has quite a following, as his videos have collectively pulled in over 65 million views. This month, however, he uploaded a new video accusing DC and Warner Bros. of plagiarizing a fight scene from Brock's indie series Slug Street Scrappers for Batman Vs. Robin. To prove his point, Brock's video shows one scene after the other and even lines them up side-by-side, and it's impossible not to see the direct similarities between the two. Brock's Slug Street Scrappers is heavily inspired by video games like Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat, though its characters are all original creations. The same goes for the fight choreography, which was designed specifically for the series. In a clip from the … [Read more...] about DC Accused of Ripping Off Youtuber for Batman Vs. Robin Movie
For a character killed in his first comic book appearance — 1939’s Detective Comics No. 33, if you were wondering, just six issues after Batman’s debut — Thomas Wayne can’t help but keep showing up in Batman-related stories. With the news that he’ll make an appearance in the upcoming Joker movie (played by Alec Baldwin as “a cheesy and tanned businessman who is more in the mold of a 1980s Donald Trump,” apparently), it’s worth reconsidering the shadow Wayne Snr. has left over his superhero son. Baldwin’s Thomas Wayne will be far from the first time the character has appeared on the big screen. He’s shown up in 1989’s Batman, 1995’s Batman Forever, 2005’s Batman Begins and 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises, as well as his dramatic turn in 2016’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, meaning that audiences have had more opportunities to see a live action Thomas Wayne in movies than they have … [Read more...] about Why Does Batman’s Dad Keep Coming Back?
x In the eight years separating Batman & Robin from Batman Begins, there were several possible movies featuring the Caped Crusader that came incredibly close to seeing the light of day following the studio cancelling Joel Schumacher’s Batman Unchained. Among them were the likes of Batman: DarKnight, Batman Beyond and even Batman vs. Superman (yes, Warner Bros. had attempted to make it a reality long before 2016), each of which I could discuss factoids pertaining to for hours. But one in particular that gets brought up to this day is that of Batman: Year One. Believe it or not, Darren Aronofsky was set to adapt Frank Miller’s classic arc exploring the icon’s origins at one point – and with the lauded comic book scribe serving as screenwriter, no less. While recently appearing on Empire Magazine’s podcast, The Playlist, Aronofsky spoke of how his vision was rejected, with WB eventually giving the green light to Christopher Nolan’s Batman … [Read more...] about Darren Aronofsky On How His Batman Would’ve Differed From The Dark Knight Trilogy
Jake Gyllenhaal has shot down a rumor that he might be the next “Batman.”Gyllenhall, who just became the first celebrity ambassador and the face of the Cartier luxury goods company, was asked point blank by China News Asia if he is going to be the next Batman.“Wow, that’s a very difficult question,” said Gyllenhaal about sporting Batman’s cape and cowl. “The answer to that question is ‘no.'”In other words, take him off your Batman actors March madness bracket.Last November, movie pundit John Campea started the rumor that Jake Gyllenhaal was Matt Reeves’ top pick to take over the role of the Dark Knight from Ben Affleck in “The Batman.”The film has been the subject of endless speculation — Reeves recently had to clarify that his “Batman” will be part of the DC Extended Universe that includes Superman, Wonder Woman, and the rest of the Justice League.The filmmaker has previously said he set … [Read more...] about Sorry, but Jake Gyllenhaal is definitely not going to do ‘Batman’