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With the introduction of a new solo Batman movie by Matt Reeves and a Joker origin movie in the works, fans are beginning to wonder what else the Caped Crusader series might yield in terms of movies abiding by the lore. Well for all you comic fans located here at Stony Brook University, there’s some good news. Warner Brothers Studios is already in talks with Reeves to produce a sequel with Stony Brook University as the backdrop. Warner Bros. Head Kevin Tsujihara and Reeves sat down with President Samuel Stanley last week to gain the necessary permits to film on campus. When asked by President Stanley what sort of modifications were in mind and why, Reeves responded to the following. ”Well, one of the reasons we chose Stony Brook to portray Arkham Asylum is because of a survey conducted by Princeton Review on the ‘Top 10 ugliest College Campuses’ and…

“Sometimes, when the corn was planted, it shot up too soon. The roots hadn’t taken hold, so the stalk couldn’t support its own weight. The corn would turn sour.” These are the words of Jonathan Kent—adoptive father of Clark Kent—from Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale’s comic miniseries, Superman For All Seasons. Zack Snyder would’ve done well to heed the farmer’s advice, because his recent and highly-anticipated movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice immediately goes sour. As the title (should) suggest, the movie revolves around the impending conflict between two prominent heroes. Taking place two years after Snyder’s previous blunder, Man of Steel, controversy surrounds Superman’s (Henry Cavill) presence. While some regard him as a hero and friend to mankind, others fear his alien strength and destructive capabilities. One of those people is an aged Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck), currently 20 years into his career as the nocturnal vigilante Batman,…

Remember when Iron Man came out? It was a fun, summer superhero flick with a post-credits sequence about something called “the Avengers initiative” that gave everyone a sense that something big and exciting was on the way. The Incredible Hulk teased a little bit after that. Then subsequent movies Iron Man 2 and Thor really shaped the expanding universe into what these were all moving  towards. Soon after Captain America dropped, we got the big blockbuster hit of 2012, The Avengers, and even that turned out to be a prelude to a far bigger story than we ever thought possible for movies. For better or worse, Marvel Studios has finally earned its status as the creator of a cinematic universe that stretches far beyond a single movie. Remember when Man of Steel came out? It was a mediocre, pretentious Superman adaptation that presented an incredibly unsympathetic hero who couldn’t…

The DC Cinematic Universe is getting ready to make its next big move. After getting its foot in the door with 2013’s Man of Steel, Warner Bros. has been gearing up to compete with Disney and Marvel’s cavalcade of superhero movies with their own cinematic universe featuring DC Comics’ iconic characters. Their next step to the master plan comes this March with the release of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Notice the last word of that movie title as it’s the catalyst for the pièce de rèsistance of DC/Warner Bros.’ turf war against Marvel/Disney: A two-part live-action Justice League movie bringing all of DC’s’ superheroes together. Details have been slow and sparse, but new information indicates, in the words of the immortal Jim Ross, business is about to pick up. Entertainment Weekly reports that The Justice League Part 1 will begin filming on April 11 at Leavesden Studios in…

Graphic novels (or comic books, as you might like to refer to them) can be great ways to kill a couple of hours in a visually appealing way. They can provide multilayered immersion into different worlds and present to you timely elements in interesting ways that other mediums can’t provide. But with so many to choose from, it’s easy to get lost in a sea of multiple volumes and spinoffs. To avoid such confusion, here are five recommendations ranging from the supernatural to the medieval to get you started on the venture into the comic world. 1: Batman: The Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who didn’t know even a little bit about the famed Caped Crusader we call Batman. As a detective and crime fighter, Batman is forever on his nightly escapades to protect Gotham City, all while maintaining his…