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ryan_reynolds_deadpool_x_men_origins_wolverineI saw on Yahoo that X-Men Origins: Wolverine will spinoff into a new movie [Variety] about Ryan Reynold’s character, Deadpool. By now it’s agreed that Dark Knight is the finest action movie about a superhero. It contained a strong story, complimented by strong performances, under the precise direction of Christopher Nolan.

The Nolan/Bale Batman franchise has brought them money, but both director and star know that great films take time and thought. Something you will not see on the Marvel side.

Why create a Deadpool spinoff? Was it because Ryan Reynold’s performance was a brief saving grace in Wolverine? I have reason to believe that Marvel wants to join the current trend of announcing sequels/prequels after a movie release (like Star Trek and The Hangover.)

Christopher Nolan has a story for a third Batman, but he’s not even sure that a third film is necessary. Yes, there is money to be made on a third Batman film. Dear lord, the marketing would be a breeze. It’s never hard to make a sequel, but why make a pointless sequel?

I know the answer is money. It’s just such a large contrast: 1 brand being protected while the other is pimped out. With the addition of a Wolverine sequel and the Magneto origin story, that brings the total X-Men films to 7… 7 films with only two passing as good…(X 1 and 2.)

You may have expanded beyond your fanbase, Marvel, but the good times will come to an end.

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Warner Bros. campaigns DK for Oscars.

“Nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah Batman” – Old Gotham Proverb

There are two significant websites campaigning for Christopher Nolan’s second Batman film The Dark Knight and Heath Ledger’s haunting portrayal of The Joker.

One official; the other unofficial. BOTH AWESOME

///Warner Bros. 2008///

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Warnerbros2008.com is the official Dark Knight/Oscar site. Hans Zimmer’s score looms in the background as you navigate through some awesome features.

My favorite feature, as a writer, is the PDF of the full Dark Knight script (spoiler below! Sort of..):

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Also check out photos, trailers, the full score, and even production notes. (A little tease before next Tuesday’s DVD and Blu-Ray release.)

///Dark Campaign///

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Darkcampaign.com is a grassroots website that updates fans on all Dark Knight Oscar news, including critics, articles, fan art, and other sites.

There’s a forum for you to chime in on whether Dark Knight should get an Oscar – though naysayers beware of these fans. They will eat you for dissenting.

And Dark Campaign also made this nifty vid (more spoilers):

Click for widescreen version.

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