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Batman Artist Neal Adams Clarifies How To Pronounce Ra’s al Ghul’s Name

If you were to list the Top Five topics that Batman fans argue over, I’m sure one of them would be how to pronounce “Ra’s al Ghul.” Though I’m uncertain of whether the debate originally emerged after his first appearance in 1971’s Batman #232, the fire was no doubt ignited once the villain began appearing in other media.

Basically, you’ve probably heard the League of Assassins’ master’s name spoken one of two ways, those being “Rahz al Ghul” or “Raysh al Ghul.” Having spent most of my life in the Detroit area which boasts a large Middle Eastern population, I’ve long known the answer – but let’s allow for one of the character’s co-creators to weigh in, shall we?

During our recent discussion at Michigan Comic Convention, I brought up this topic with Neal Adams himself, and here’s what he had to say:

“I’m told that,
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Netflix in September: Here’s Everything Coming and Going

  • The Wrap
Netflix announced its list of everything coming and going in September. New additions include “The Spy” series, starring Sacha Baron Cohen as an undercover agent in 1960s Syria, coming Sept. 6, and Ryan Murphy’s first Netflix series, “The Politician,” which stars Ben Platt as a wealthy student from Santa Barbara, California, who dreams of becoming president, coming Sept. 27.

Other Netflix originals to look forward to include a new stand-up comedy special from Bill Burr called “Bill Burr: Paper Tiger” coming Sept. 10; Season 2 of “Elite,” about a classmate’s death and a vanished student, coming Sept. 6; and “Evelyn,” a movie about “a man and his two siblings take an epic walk from Scotland to London to find peace and acceptance 12 years after their brother’s death by suicide,” coming Sept. 10.

Also, “The Mind, Explained,” a documentary about the inner-workings of the brain, comes Sept. 12 — and on that note, “Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates,
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Here’s What’s Leaving Netflix in September 2019

While Netflix continues to stock up on original titles, their list of titles from other studios grows thinner and thinner. In September 2019, the streaming giant will lose acclaimed titles such as A Clockwork Orange, Magic Mike, Mr. Mom, Mulan, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Hangover, Carol, Portlandia, Parenthood (the series), and the first three Fast & Furious movies. You can also see over the course of the month Disney movies like Pocahontas and Lilo &…
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The Dark Knight: 10 Hidden Details Everyone Missed In Nolan’s Batman Trilogy

After showing his directorial talents with Memento, Warner Bros studios took a big gamble giving the reigns of Batman over to Christopher Nolan - it was only his third studio picture, fourth overall. He was still a relative unknown at this point. But his approach, bringing Batman to the real world and giving realistic explanations for all of his wonderful toys kept Batman Begins a relatively grounded adventure. After the very frowned upon Batman And Robin, there was some trepidation. Trepidation that was quickly alleviated after witnessing the film. Batman Begins didn’t just redefine the superhero film, it redefined how even non-fans would look at the superhero film.

But once that Joker card was turned over at the end, every fan knew it was on. There isn’t much that hasn’t been said about the cinematic marvel known as The Dark Knight. It wasn’t just everything you’d want in Batman movie,
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The Dark Knight Trilogy: 10 Questions We Still Want Answered

Whenever fans or critics rank the greatest superhero films of all time, Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy consistently secures several of the top spots. There’s a reason for this: Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises were genuine game-changers that challenged audiences’ perception of the genre. Not content to churn out simple “popcorn flicks”, Nolan and his cast and crew crafted a trio of movies that balanced pulse-pounding action with nuanced characterization and weighty themes.

Related: 9 Actors Who Turned Down The Role of Batman

But that doesn’t mean the Dark Knight trilogy is perfect. On the contrary, just like any acclaimed franchise, these pictures have their fair share of little blemishes – particularly when it comes to dangling plot threads. With this in mind, we’ve rounded up a list of burning questions that remain unanswered nearly a decade on from this epic trilogy’s conclusion.
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The Dark Knight Rises Almost Got An Open-World Video Game

If you’re like me, then you believe Christopher Nolan’s trilogy of Batman movies remain the gold standard for what comic book films can achieve. Sure, The Dark Knight Rises may have had its glaring flaws, but it still made for one hell of a flick.

Amazingly, no video game adaptations followed 2005’s Batman Begins, which I actually found to be a pretty enjoyable experience. For those who didn’t have the pleasure of playing it, the game was essentially Splinter Cell for Dummies but it did a fine job of immersing you in that world.

By now, I’m sure you know of how a game based on The Dark Knight fell through, though The Dark Knight Rises had been planned for consoles. According to ComicBook.com, Monolith would’ve handled developmental duties. Unfortunately, however, Nolan wouldn’t green light it, so the kibosh was put on the game during the pre-production stage.
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Film Feature: HollywoodChicago.com Remembers Rutger Hauer

Chicago – Cult character actor Rutger Hauer passed away late last month, but the mark he made with his array of performances carried through two generation of admirers, even receiving the honor of Best Dutch Actor of the (20th) Century in 1999. He died on July 19th, 2019, in his native Netherlands. He was 75.

He was born in Breukelen, the Netherlands, to actor parents. After a couple stints in the military, he graduated from the Academy for Theater and Dance in Amsterdam in 1967, and made his TV debut two years later when director Paul Verhoeven cast him in the Dutch medieval action drama “Floris.” His film debut came in 1973 with “Turkish Delight,” and he performed mostly in Dutch films during the 1970s, including work with Verhoeven again on “Solider of Orange” (1977) and “Spetters” (1980).

Although Hauer made one international English language film previously, his American debut came in 1981 with “Nighthawks.” His was unforgettable one
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Batman: Hush Blu-ray Review

When it comes to Batman: Hush, you could say I’ve waited years for it to be adapted to a movie – because I have. It goes without saying that every fan of the Caped Crusader who reads comics has a favorite storyline to call their own, and mine is the classic written by Jeph Loeb and illustrated by Jim Lee. Finally, the talented folks developing these DC animated films were given the green light to bring it to life.

If I had to say why I loved the comic so much, it’s probably because it was a riveting mystery that simultaneously functioned as an entry level story you could hand to anybody in order to school them on Batman’s world. Pretty much all of his top-tier supporting characters and villains were present, so it was kind of an encyclopedia with a narrative. Plus, it took the Batman-Catwoman romance to the next level,
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‘1917’ First Trailer: Sam Mendes and Roger Deakins Go Full ‘Dunkirk’ in WWI Thriller

‘1917’ First Trailer: Sam Mendes and Roger Deakins Go Full ‘Dunkirk’ in WWI Thriller
Sam Mendes is returning to the war genre for the first time since 2005’s “Jarhead” with the upcoming Universal Pictures drama “1917.” The World War I drama marks the filmmaker’s first directorial effort since leaving the James Bond franchise behind. Mendes directed Daniel Craig in the Oscar-winning “Skyfall” and its less well-received sequel “Spectre,” and the first “1917” trailer suggests he’s operating in a similarly epic scope while taking on WWI.

“1917” stars George MacKay and “Game of Thrones” breakout Dean-Charles Chapman as two young British soldiers who are given a mission to cross into enemy territory in order to deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers, including the brother of Chapman’s character. The supporting cast includes U.K. acting heavyweights Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Madden, and Andrew Scott.

“1917” is shot by the legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins. The WWI drama will
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Ranked: 8 superhero movies including Marvel and DC Comics on Netflix right now

Marvel at the fact that Disney, which owns the Marvel Cinematic Universe, may soon remove their superhero films from Netflix once they launch their own streaming site this fall. Therefore, you might want to revisit some of your favorites on this list before they vanish. In addition, there are two Batman films as well as the cult movies “The Crow” and the original “Hellboy.”

1.“Black Panther” (2018)

Director: Ryan Coogler. Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker.

This Marvel movie featuring a mostly African-American cast, broke new ground as the first comic-book superhero film to compete in the Academy Awards Best Picture category, one of its seven total nominations. It would claim three trophies — for costume design, original score and production design. The plot: T’Challa (Boseman) is named the king of Wakanda, a hidden and highly advanced African nation that steadfastly guards its most precious resource,
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Blade Runner's Daryl Hannah and Ridley Scott Remember Colleague Rutger Hauer: 'He Was Electric'

Blade Runner's Daryl Hannah and Ridley Scott Remember Colleague Rutger Hauer: 'He Was Electric'
Daryl Hannah and director Ridley Scott are honoring their Blade Runner colleague Rutger Hauer after the actor died on Friday at the age of 75.

Hannah, 58, who starred in the Scott-directed 1982 cult classic alongside Hauer, remembered the Dutch actor in a statement obtained by Fox News, saying, “I have a profound love and respect for Rutger Hauer.”

“I am heartbroken to learn he has left us,” Hannah continued. “He was unpredictable, extremely human, inspired, electric and mesmerizing.”

The actress added, “It was thrilling to work with him as an actor and I admired his deep commitment as an activist, with his
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Rutger Hauer: Five of the ‘Blade Runner’ Star’s Essential Performances

  • Variety
In a perfect world, the versatile and hard-working (172 acting credits on IMDb!) Dutch actor Rutger Hauer, who has died in the Netherlands from cancer, would have had a film or even a franchise that capitalized on his range and the blonde good looks of his early years. After early stardom in his home country, he ventured into Hollywood and international films, delivering outstanding, timeless work. Yet his charisma, depth, and daring never translated into a career as a major European leading man in the same way as earlier Euro icons like Jean-Paul Belmondo, Alain Delon and Marcello Mastroianni.

By the time Christopher Nolan’s “Batman Begins” (2005) came along, the vibrant warrior prince of the 1980s had become a sturdy character player in his sixties.

But although younger film buffs may know him better for the outre genre fare of his later years with titles like “Hobo With Shotgun” and “Scorpion King 4,” in his heyday,
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Rutger Hauer’s Career In Pictures – Photo Gallery

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Rutger Hauer’s Career In Pictures – Photo Gallery
The world-weary gaze and sculpted features of Rutger Hauer made his face one of the most compelling countenances in genre film history — whether he was portraying haunted souls of broken nobility, malevolent men on a mission or corrupt manipulators long hidden behind a handsome facade.

Click on the photo above to launch a career-spanning photo gallery.

The Dutch actor, who died July 19 at age 75, was the son of Teunke and Arend Hauer, drama teachers watching the gears of oppression spinning while the Netherlands was under Nazi occupation during World War II. He ran off to sea at age 15 and then returned home to work as an electrician before rewiring his life for a new career by studying at the Academy for Theater & Dance in
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Social media tributes after ‘Blade Runner’ star Rutger Hauer dies at 75

Social media tributes after ‘Blade Runner’ star Rutger Hauer dies at 75
People from the world of film are paying tribute on social media to Rutger Hauer, the Dutch actor who famously tormented Harrison Ford as the replicant Roy Batty in Blade Runner, and has died aged 75.

People from the world of film are paying tribute on social media to Rutger Hauer, the Dutch actor who famously tormented Harrison Ford as the replicant Roy Batty in Blade Runner, and has died aged 75.

Hauer passed away in the Netherlands last Friday (July 19) according to reports, following a short illness. His funeral took place on Wednesday (24).

Guillermo del Toro paid tribute on Twitter to “an intense,
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Rutger Hauer, Star of Blade Runner, Passes Away at 75

Joseph Baxter Jul 24, 2019

The inimitable Rutger Hauer has died at 75, leaving behind a prolific legacy in film and television.

“I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time... like tears in rain... Time to die.”

Rutger Hauer passed away this past Friday, July 19, at the age of the age of 75, having succumbed to a short illness. The news was revealed today by the actor’s agent, Steve Kennis. However, unlike the unforgettable soliloquy – quoted above – that he delivered in 1982’s Blade Runner, his moments will not be lost in time.

Indeed, the ever-emotive and versatile Dutch actor, Hauer, whose funeral was held today, leaves behind a breadth of work in the realms of film and television, spanning back to his first onscreen role, in the 1969 medieval television series,
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Rutger Hauer Dies at 75, Star of Blade Runner, The Hitcher & Batman Begins

Rutger Hauer Dies at 75, Star of Blade Runner, The Hitcher & Batman Begins
Rutger Hauer, known best for his role in Ridley Scott's sci-fi classic Blade Runner, has died. Hauer was 75-years-old at the time of his passing. The news has been confirmed by his agents, as well as multiple outlets. The actor's funeral has already been held. While no specific cause of death was revealed, it's said Hauer passed after a short illness.

A beloved character actor who spent nearly five decades in the business, Rutger Hauer's career dates back to 1969, when he starred on the TV series Floris. However, it was his work as replicant Roy Batty in Ridley Scott's 1982 movie Blade Runner that Hauer will be remembered best for. While Blade Runner was a bomb at the time of its release, it's since gone on to become a true classic, with many considering it to be one of the finest sci-fi movies ever made. Hauer's performance is no small part of that.
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Blade Runner Actor Rutger Hauer Passes Away at 75 Years Old

Rutger Hauer, the actor who played the villainous Roy Batty in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic Blade Runner and so many other awesome roles in his acting career has passed away.

It’s being reported that he passed on July 19th in the Netherlands after a long illness, and he was 75 years old. According to Deadline, his funeral was held today.

Hauer was a great and super entertaining actor that has left behind a legacy of genre films that also include Ladyhawke, The Hitcher, Blind Fury, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Sin City, Batman Begins, Hobo With a Shotgun, The Rite, and a lot more.

One of my favorite films that he starred in was Blind Fury, where he played a badass and skilled blind Vietnam vet with a sword. If you haven’t seen that movie, you’ve got to put it on your list of movies to see!

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Blade Runner Star Rutger Hauer Dead At 75

Rutger Hauer, famous for playing Roy Batty in the all-time science fiction classic Blade Runner, has died aged 75. Hauer’s agent Steve Kenis has revealed that the actor passed away on July 19th at his home in the Netherlands, and that his funeral took place today.

While Roy Batty remains his most iconic role, Hauer was a highlight in many movies over his career, appearing in Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City as Cardinal Roark and in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins as William Earle, the slimy executive who runs Wayne Enterprises while Bruce is absent during training.

He’s been a fixture in cinema since the early 1970s as well, showing up in two early Paul Verhoeven movies: Turkish Delight and Soldier of Orange. Those films garnered international attention, with his subsequent work drawing the attention of Ridley Scott, who cast him as Batty without an audition.

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Blade Runner Dutch Actor Rutger Hauer Dies at 75

Blade Runner Dutch Actor Rutger Hauer Dies at 75
Rutger Hauer, the Dutch actor who starred in 1982’s Blade Runner among numerous films, has died, multiple outlets report. He was 75.

According to Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, Hauer died on Friday at his home in the Netherlands following a short illness. The actor’s funeral was held on Wednesday, the outlets report.

Hauer’s most famous role was as villain Roy Batty in Blade Runner, where he starred alongside Harrison Ford‘s Rick Deckard in the film that became a cult hit long after its release.

The actor was born in January 1944, and began his career on the Dutch
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Rutger Hauer dies by Jennie Kermode - 2019-07-24 18:45:07

Rutger Hauer in Blade Runner

Legendary actor Rutger Hauer, who gave a famous speech about mortality as the android Roy Baty in Blade Runner, has died at the age of 75, it has been announced. He passed away at his home in the Netherlands following a short illness and his funeral was held today. This is the same year as the one in which his most famous character died.

Hauer had a deep love of genre cinema and was celebrated for his work in films like Flesh And Blood, Ladyhawke, Wedlock and Sin City. He portrayed the first ever foe of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, gave Bruce Wayne a run for his money in Batman Begins and returned with a vengeance in later life to command the screen as a Hobo With A Shotgun. Full of ambition from an early age, he ran away to sea at the age of 15...
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